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Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Howloween From Grinelda Markowitz

Hi!  I'm Grinelda Markowitz.  Friends call me Grinnie.  Thanks for stopping in.  :D  Welcome to the Howloween Blog Hop.  Over the four days of the blog hop you'll have hundreds of blogs by other writers to visit, along with wonderful giveaways to participate in.  So, after you've meandered through my page, please be sure to visit as many of the other stops on the hop before the event is over.  With this post, I'll discuss my published work as well as some of the work I have in progress. 

More below the break.


One of the works-in-progress with which I'm having a great deal of fun is Johnny B. Goode.  I conceived the story, Johnny B. Goode, from a guest blog article I'd done for Anthony Beal's page.  Mr. Goode doesn't have any trouble getting women and making them purr like a contented kitty.  That part comes naturally to him.  However, his role in the relationship is most affective when he is pussy whipped.  Amanda's strength was that she could have any man entrhalled with the mere suggestion he'd be the honored recipient of her charms.  Only thing is, she doesn't stay in any relationship for very long, but she doesn't cut the cord either.  Penne, on the other hand, is a match for Amanda in everything but malice.  She never acquired the "catty" streak all women are said to possess.  So when she and Johnny meet and become an item, she's not prepared for Amanda's constant tugging on that old cord wrapped around Johnny's nethers.  Things heat up as two sizzling Divas, in their own right, contend for Johnny's affections.  Oh, and yes, there's a twist or two included.  Previous snippets from Johnny B. Goode posted for Horny Hump Day can be found here.  See the excerpt below.
In the exerpt below, Penne and Johnny are spending the weekend together.  They've booked rooms at a hotel at a remote resort in the mountains.  Both know what they are hoping for but know the moment isn't upon them yet.  But, it's close.

They moved further into the dense forest, off the marked path. As they walked along Penne became more aware of Johnny’s presence. His scent overlaid and blended with the deep muskiness which rose up from the earthy floor and from the foilage which enveloped them as they moved purposefully into its welcoming call. As the dark around them deepened, her ice-blond hair and robust coloring glowed faintly.

Johnny pulled her closer, his hands reacquainting him with her curves and softness. Her hand slipped under his shirt after pulling it free from the belt which confined it. Nails traced swirls and curls and other mysterious symbols on his back. He allowed her touch to arouse him, to prepare him for what he had wanted but staved off since their first night out together. She wasn’t like Amanda. With Penne, being together would be a bonding more permanent than marriage itself. She was Amanda’s match for pleasure, but what they shared was so much more.

They entered a clearing, and left the shadows behind them. The grassy floor was speckled with butter cups and other wild flowers. Penne paused for a moment to remove her shoes and socks. They didn’t speak. It would be too grotesque a fouling of the moment they shared now. She pulled him to the center and paused. Her fingers followed the circle of his belt to the buckle and pulled him gently to stand in front of her. She stood almost en pointe to reach his lips; he leaned into the kiss.

The charge of a lightening strike coursed through his body. He was joined to her at the lips and he sought to bring her whole body into contact with his. He lifted her in his strong arms and pulled her into his massive chest. Her fingers cupped his ears and caressed them, he supported her back and luscious bottom in his hands as he pulled her even more tightly into his arms.

Another strike of the powerful lightening erupted from the touch of her tongue to his. She sucked the breath from his being as she entwined her tongue around his. Her pale blue eyes were alive with Tesla’s arcing energy as he looked into them. Slowly he dropped to his knees, bringing them both down to the floor of the clearing. He groaned in anticipation as her fingers found their way to his belt buckle, opening it, thus releasing its hold on its contents.  She hesitated with all the wonder Pandora had when once she opened the proverbial box.


The Kalaydan Chronicles:  Book I ~ The Moon-kissed
Chi (TMKC) is my first published work of erotica.  It
tells the tale of the ruling family at the time  the
heir comes to an early maturity.  Arrinay and Bezhyanya
break the news to their daughter, Gayadnae that
the time has come for her to enter the training.  She
surprises them by taking the news with more grace
and poise than she exhibits as a rule.  Only Grayt and
her sister, Hawne, and Gayadnae's Kallish (a ruler's
sworn bed mate)-to-be, Muntaën know any differently.
There's a dollop of humor within mixed with a few
clever  homages, the promise of adventure and conflict,
and a smattering of characters which move about on
the silver screen of TMKC.  A blurbis posted below.
TMKC snippets from previous Horny Hump Day 
entries are here.

In the exerpt below, Muntaën and Gayadnae exchange a kiss, a first step in the commitment they will soon make to each other.

“Okay. Kiss me before we go? I want to know, just for a moment, what our time together will be like.”

His feral yellow eyes became bigger and darker as he moved his face closer to hers. His breath smelled sweet and spicy all in one. He kissed her full on the mouth. Not holding back, he pulled her tightly to him and covered her lips with the warmth of his own. His tongue sought entry and was met enthusiastically by hers. Their embrace went no further than the kiss, but each knew an awakening had occurred for which there must be a satisfying answer. He released her. Her bosom heaved and her breathing was heavy.

Coming soon to Smashwords and Amazon

A Ghostly Tale Or Two (AGT2) is a work-in-progress
 which includes two stories of the ghostly kind.
  You'll find my Horny Hump Day entries which included
 blurbs and snippets for AGT2 here.  Lovely Kara has been in a
 black funk in the months since the death of her husband,
 Andrew.  As Halloween nears, Andrew finds himself fettered
 to his former wife in the home they shared while he was alive.
  He must free himself of his former wife by encouraging her
 to move on with her life.  The task is daunting, however, because
 he keeps returning to memories of their life together everytime
 he is in her presence.  Margie has taken great care of Kara
 over this time but she has an alterior motive.  She hopes
 to revive an old college pash she once shared with Kara
 while they were roomies.  Kara has started to see the rays
 of sunlight that have shone on her during this time of darkness.
  She also begins to piece together the odd circumstances of his death.
  Andrew is repremanded more than once by his superior, Tish,
 for working contrary to the assigned goal.  As Kara is able to
 slowly embrace moving on, Andrew finds he can't let go.  I've
 included a snippet below from A Ghostly Tale I, which
hasn't been posted before.  In this story, Mara,
Tara, and Sara are off on a girl's week out.  They're
going to spend the week at a famous hounted house
while enjoying the sights of the local community.  They've been
friends forever.  Every year they take a trip, just
the three of them, to catch up and have fun together.
Tara gets more than she bargained for.

In the exerpt below, Tara and her ghostly lover embrace passion in the chill of the night.  This is their last night together.

Tara paced the room. She’d left the party before midnight. The gentle chimes of the clock announced the time. The room cooled quickly. In minutes, he was standing there before her. She thrilled to his icy touch as his hands rounded her shoulders then caressed the length of her arms to her hands. He took one each in his and pulled her to him.

“I’m glad you’re here,” she said as she stepped into his embrace.

Her breath came in mist as she breathed more heavily. She yearned for the chilled heights of ecstasy she hoped he’d bring her tonight. Each night before had been spent with him, in the wee hours of the night, ascending heights of pleasure she’d not known before. Not even when she was with Kirk all those years before.

“How could I not be, on this, our last night together.”

“Does it have to be this way? Is there no way we can be together after I leave tomorrow?” She new the answer.

He silenced her question with his mouth upon hers. Cold tendrils of excitement vined their way through her body. Their loving was first tender then urgent with need. He entwined his fingers through her hair. His tongue thrust itself into her moist cavern and tortured hers with taunts and cat-calls to become one with his. They ground together as they stood there, seeking to merge beyond the limitations of their own bodies. Hers was corporeal and still of this mortal coil and his ethereal yet present in the here and now to the degree that the hour permitted him.

GIVEAWAY:  For every 25 entrants, I'll give away one free paperback copy of The Kalaydan Chronicles:  Book I - The Moon-kissed Chi (TMKC) by drawing.  You'll find the Smashwords copy of TMKC here.  Smashwords downloads are available in HTML, Text, PDF, MOBI (Kindle), EPub, RTF, LRF, Palm Doc, Plain Text, and Plain Text for Web.

To enter for a chance to win, please be sure to include your email address in a comment below.  I will assume comments with no email are not posted for entry into the giveaway.  I'll enter each name once for each email included in a comment below.  For each of my social media pages (listed below under links) you follow, I will add your name two more times for the drawing.  Newsletter subscriptions will get your name entered five times.  Since I can't confirm Amazon, it doesn't count.  To get credit for follows/likes/fans/friends etc., please inlcude which ones you did and what username or email you used

BIO:   Grinelda Markowitz writes erotic fiction across multiple genres. She resides in a galaxy far, far away with a trusty pen, a never-ending supply of paper, and a fertile imagination. Also gifted with more than a dram of moxie and chutzpah, she usually grabs the bull by the horns. The Moon-Kissed Chi, her first epublished book in the genre of erotic fiction, is now also available in paperback on Amazon.


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  1. Great excerpts, Grinnie! Yum! -Shira (

    1. i'm sorry. i know i replied to you earlier. chalk it up to blogger. got your entry. thanks for stoppign in and commenting.

  2. Great post, Grinelda, full of loads of info!
    Lotsa love, hon! My email addy - you don't know it? LOL
    ashenwhite (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. thanks for stopping in and commenting. glad you liked. :D

      actually i don't have anyway of knowing what email addy a person subscribes to the newsletter with unless they tell me. sorry. btw, your email addy doesn't appear on the subscription list for the newsletter. here's the link to subscribe to the email verson: ~ or, you can follow the blog from which the newsletter launches: the online version includes graphics.

      The newsletter is here:

  3. That's quite a lot of info, Grinnie! I'm sure it'll pique people's interest in your work. No gifties for me this time, I have TMKC. Good luck with the hop!

    1. thanks, Patricia, for stopping in and commenting. i'm glad you have a copy of the book. i appreciate your well wishes. a bit of luck is always a good thing.

  4. I really liked your excerpts. And Happy Blog Hop!

    1. thank you. i really appreciate your stopping in to comment. i'll get you entered. :D

  5. Thanks everyone for participating. I'll be posting the winner shortly.

    Please visit me for my next blog hop. I'll be participating in the XMas Wishes Blog Hop: My participating-post should be up November 6:

  6. The winner is Rukilex (Shira). Please email me your full name and mailing address. I'll get it to you soonest.

  7. Consolation prizes have been sent out. I always can use a review of the book. Thank you again for participating.


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