Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Charlene A. Wilson Talks Aphrodisiacs

Good morning my little monkeys! I have a special treat for you today. Romance author Charlene A. Wilson is here...and she's going to share some sexy morsels with you just in time for Valentine's Day! She may even have a surprise for you at the end!  :-) 

Take it away, Charlene!


Thank you for having me here today, Parker. I enjoy sharing my thoughts with others, and with the holiday for lovers just around the corner, I thought I’d share few tidbits that are sure to make that night a bit more special. *wink*

They’ve been around longer than anyone really knows and whether you believe they are what they are because of folk lore or science, they enhance intimacy just the same.

They’re aphrodisiacs.

My personal favorite happens to be cinnamon. It’s been shown to increase both physical and sexual appetite. But, when you rub cinnamon oil on your body, it produces a powerful sexual stimulation. Plus, I just like cinnamon, the smell, the taste, the feel... *smile*

Another favorite is honey. It’s been known as the nectar of Aphrodite. In medieval times, people drank mead (a fermented honey drink) to increase sexual desire, but honey is rich in B vitamins, the same vitamins needed for testosterone production.

Strawberries, Asparagus, Caviar, and Truffles are also foods that are high in vitamins that get that blood flowing, and for obvious reasons, legends have associated them with our physical make up, tying them to enhanced sexual experiences.

In my new release, One for Kami, food isn’t what pushes Kami’s buttons, though. It’s an unfortunate side-effect of her transfer to a different dimension. If only she hadn’t just left Ian behind and could have some privacy. Lol.


Voices surged and Kami clung to the illegible sounds.  A low groan rode alongside them.  The vocals ebbed from her mind.  Mute gray light drifted before her eyes, a flash of white, and then a haze.  Darkness covered her vision.  A sour pang caused her to lurch and she heaved, the voices clambering from a distance.  The back of her skull thudded against a hard surface.  Words broke between melodic and static riffs. 

“Kami, breathe.”

Another groan punctuated the din, so close she opened her eyes to find the source.  A woman’s profile came to view, a bright silver aura hazing the edges.  Her long arched nose and narrow chin set a shocking presentation to add to her crinkled eyes and white hair.  Her thin lips moved with a soft sound.  “Get that cleaned up before she sees it.”

The senior turned to her, and Kami’s focus zeroed in on her pale blue eyes.  Eerie yet kind, they held her attention.  Folds on the woman’s face deepened with her smile.  “Well, you made it.  You had us worried there.”

Kami blinked hard and swallowed, acid burning the back of her throat.  “What happened?”

“You were a little nervous during the transport, that’s all.”  The woman nodded to someone off to the side and Kami rolled her head to the side to see who it was.  The silver-blue aura stretched to the edge of a circular platform and she realized she lay on Ober’s transport base.

“Let’s get you sitting up.  It’ll clear your mind and help you focus.”  The escort slid her hand behind Kami’s neck.

As she pushed herself up, heat pulsed in her lower abs, spasms rushing through her core.  Her breath hitched and she leaned forward, pressing her arm along her hips until the sensations dulled.  A heavy sigh rushed from her lungs, causing the ache in her breasts to intensify.  She brushed her palm along her chest to relieve the sensitivity, but it sent chills down her spine.  A shutter clenched her stomach and the process started all over again.

God, this is awkward.  I need privacy here.

A chuckle rumbled to her left and she glanced at the man beyond the hazy stage.  His blond hair curled around his forehead and tapered to a band of shaved hair along the back of his head.  His white lab coat hung loose around his lanky shoulders.  A wide smile bloomed on his lips as he knelt beside her and held out a bottle of water.

His brown eyes sparkled with humor.  “You’ll be mighty sensitive in those regions for a while with the level of panic you emitted.  But that side effect will let up.”

She accepted the drink, a question on the tip of her tongue she didn’t want to voice.

“All of this affected your nerves,” he motioned to her private parts as if he had every right, “and those there are the most sensitive parts of a body.  I’d take you as my third right now just to enjoy the fallout.  Yes, sir, close the quota with a redheaded elite.”

Kami leaned away from him and his offensive comment.  That is wrong on so many levels.  How rude could one person get?

The woman pursed her lips into a little grin.  “This is Conrad.  I’m Coral.  We’ll show you around the city and get you acquainted with things before we let you roam on your own.  We can show you key areas to envision so you can sync and not have to deal with the vehicles they use here.  Horrid contraptions if you ask me.  Just remember to be hidden when you do so nobody sees you disappear.  Of course, we’ll be around should you need us during your stay.”  She motioned with her nod.  “Now, let’s get you off this Ober base and steady on your feet.”

Kami glanced at the platform.  “Sure glad this fog isn’t a lingering effect.”

Conrad’s cheery chuckle burst into laughter and he held out his hand to help her up.  She grumbled under her breath and with a glower accepted the offer.  His fingers slowly wrapped around hers and his thumb brushed along the top of her palm with light caresses.  The sensual touch sent a charge to her nipples and spasms to her core.  Her breath hitched, fire burning her cheeks and ears as she flush. 

Her gaze snapped to the glint in his eye.  The idiot did that on purpose!  She snatched her hand from his grasp.  “I think I’ll let Coral help me up.”

Another burst of mirth spit from Conrad and his hand flew to his mouth, stifling it into a sloppy snort.  He peeked at her through gleeful lids and turned his palm to her in an apologetic gesture.

Kami looked at Coral to find the woman’s lips pinched between her teeth, the corners fighting to keep a serious regard.

I have to deal with these people for a week?  She swore under her breath and slid from the platform, abandoning the bottled water.  Pushing herself to a stand, she steadied her feet and tugged at her blouse to regain any dignity she had left.

Coral’s head tilted to the side and her white waves brushed her cheek.  “Oh, Kami, I’m sorry, dear.”  

She pulled her into a hug.  “Things will settle down.”

Conrad sniffled and folded his arms across his chest, nodding with agreement as he calmed.

Her pale blue gaze sought Kami’s as she held her at arm’s length.  Brows pulling together, she whispered.  “You are still a Vella, correct?”

Kami hesitated, studying the lady’s demeanor.  What does being a maiden have to do with anything?  


“Then I suggest you keep a little distance between you and fellows while you’re here.  They’ll flock to you with that beautiful hair and those sweet blue eyes.  And you’ll find them hard to resist in your current state.”  She winked.  “Gotta save yourself for marriage, you know.”

Riotous cackles exploded and Conrad doubled over, staggering to catch his balance.

Kami’s mouth dropped open.  “God, give me a break!”  Shrugging out of Coral’s touch, she marched along the cobbled path toward the exit.  “I’ll find my own way around.”

As she gripped the doorknob, realization caused her to pause.  She glanced at her snickering guides.  

“Um...  Is my new boss a man or a woman?”

Conrad’s mirth rose to a new level and filled the arboretum.  She huffed and marched out the door, his snorts and cries following her until he choked on his own breath.


Get your copy of One for Kami at Amazon:

I’m celebrating the release of this Sweet Science Fiction Romance with a month long blog tour filled with sneak peeks and prizes—from Juicy Fruit (Kami’s favorite!), to a $10 Amazon gift card, to Kami’s Red Gloves (specially made for this event!). There are lots of ways to gain entries to win. All the info can be found at my blog, Charlene Blogs. But leave a comment here at Parker’s Blog and you’ll automatically be entered to win!

So, tell me, what’s your favorite aphrodisiac? 

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About the Author
Charlene A. Wilson
Creating worlds where dreams become reality.

Charlene is an author of paranormal tales that take you away to other dimensions.  She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue to immerse you into the lives of her characters.

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  1. Great post, Charlene, and your book sounds terrific! I must admit, I haven't found a good aphrodisiac, or perhaps they don't seem to work because writing romance is enough of one to me! LOL. Congrats on your release.

    1. I eat a lot of honey so I...nevermind. :) LOL! Thanks for visiting with us Rosanna!

    2. Writing Romance certainly has it's benefits. Lol. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Rosanna. :) I'll have to check out your books. ;)

  2. Thanks for having me here today, Parker. Looks like you and Aphrodite are pretty darn close. ;D

    1. Thanks for being here! And yep! Aphrodite and sisters! :)

  3. Hi Charlene;) Hugs! Hi Parker;)

    My favorite aphrodisiac is dark chocolate. I love the feeling I have after eating some of it:)

    Nice to see you ladies here - have fun on your tour, Charlene. I loved Kami's story:)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Ooo, dark chocolate. Yummy!

    2. Oh, yeah! the Chocolate! Can't forget that one. Thanks, Kay Dee. Muah! So glad you came on by. :D

  4. I don't really have a favorite Valentine gift, but speaking of aphrodisiacs, I really like cinnamon too. Not only because of the aforementioned uses (VBG), but it's great in coffee, hot cocoa and can spice up cookies and cakes, plus it's great for blood pressure too. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this great raffle. Have a great day everyone. :)

    1. Hi, Laura, thanks for stopping by. Great to meet another cinnamon lover. ;) Good luck in the giveaway. :)

  5. lol he needs decking.Would help to settle my nerves.

    1. Hahaha, Pam! How did I miss this comment! :D