Category Archive: Tongue Tied

May 17 2012

In Honor of International Day Against Homophobia

Hop Against Homophobia is an attempt by over 250 MM authors, reviewers and publishers to stand together and create awareness of homophobia. Below is a personal story I’d like to share to honor this day.

As a young girl, I had always looked down upon discriminating against someone for being something they couldn’t control, like: black, female, handicapped or gay. Discrimination had always been something I stood against. I think it had something to do with me being an African American female, and understanding the bumpy road we travelled through America’s history to present day.  

I raised my two girls to respect people for who they are and to only judge how people treat others including my girls themselves.

So, you can imagine the shock and horror I experienced when my teenager told me she thought gays were “creepy.” This attitude came about from an entry she discovered in her best friend’s diary. Her friend apparently wrote about a crush she had on my daughter and it freaked her out.

This led to a lengthy argument conversation about homosexuality. My concerns were that she would lose a good friend over a secret she shouldn’t have even known. She admits her friend hadn’t tried anything inappropriate, her friend had never acted differently or weird around her, but finding out the secret was enough to keep my daughter from wanting to be around her friend anymore.

It saddened me. It was an insignificant reason to lose a friend over, I thought.

However, after talking with my daughter some more, I’ve come to realize how young and innocent her mind really is. She’s just afraid of what she doesn’t understand. No one can tell her what to think or how to feel. Besides, it took a few days for her initial shock to wear off and now her and her friend are the best friends they always were. Hopefully, with time and experience she will grow up to be the more tolerant, understanding, and compassionate woman I’m raising her to be.

Maybe she will grow to be against discriminating someone for being something they can’t control. Especially when the only thing they have a hard time controlling is who they love.

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In Honor of International Day Against Homophobia, I am giving away one free PDF copy of my latest MM & MMF erotic read, Tongue Tied, to one lucky commenter.

Tongue Tied
Ever since that little finger licking slipup during their “double dating” session, Dorian’s tongue has been on Ryan’s mind. If only Ryan had the courage to tell his friend what’s been nagging at him. Maybe Dorian could help him verbalize what he so desperately wants. Maybe Dorian will give him even more than he asks for. 

All you have to do to enter for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post with your email, and a winner will be randomly chosen. The winner will be notified via email on May 20th when the contest ends. Entrants must be 18 years or older.

There are over 250 other sites participating in Hop Against Homophobia 2012, so be sure to check them out here: http://hopagainsthomophobia.blogspot.com.

May 13 2012

Tongue Tied by Leslie Lee Sanders Available for Pre-order!

Tongue Tied
by Leslie Lee Sanders
Available May 18th 2012
Pre-order now from All Romance eBooks
Genre: Erotica
Tags: MM, MFM, Menage, Thressome, Interracial, Short story
Word count: 11,000

BLURB:
Ever since that little finger licking slipup during their “double dating” session, Dorian’s tongue has been on Ryan’s mind. If only Ryan had the courage to tell his friend what’s been nagging at him. Maybe Dorian could help him verbalize what he so desperately wants. Maybe Dorian will give him even more than he asks for. 

EXCERPT:

“Julie? Julie Johnson?” Dorian shook his blond head and scoffed. “Katelyn was hotter than Julie. Julie didn’t even like to kiss which was—”

“Pretty prude if you ask me.”

Dorian chuckled. “I was gonna say weird but prude is probably a better word to describe her.”

An awkward silence permeated the room. Ryan wasn’t sure if he should bring up the finger licking incident from the night before or if Dorian was going to mention it and attempt to explain it in some sort of weird excuse.

Dorian glanced down at Ryan’s crotch. Ryan noticed how it took his friend an extra second to look away.

“Man, Katelyn was so sexy last night. When I was inside her, I came almost instantly.” Dorian’s chuckle was short. “I felt bad that I didn’t make her come before I did.”

“It happens to the best of us.”

“Never happened before.” Dorian poked Ryan’s chest, grinning. “We usually make the ladies come at least twice before we do. I like for them to leave completely satisfied.”

“Yeah, she really had me going.” Ryan poured another shot. “That body. That ass!”

“Right.” Dorian’s eye cut to Ryan’s crotch again. “You were definitely into it.” The grin on Dorian’s face made Ryan wonder. Could Dorian tell that he was hard … for him? “Are you gonna offer me a shot or what?” Dorian hopped down from where he sat on the counter. “Sure looks good.”

The flirtatious way those last words slipped from Dorian’s lips made Ryan look up just in time to witness Dorian slowly slide his tongue from one corner of his mouth to the other. Ryan gulped, swallowing hard enough for anyone standing as close as Dorian was to hear it. “Yeah, sure.” He cleared his throat. “You want lime with that?” he asked as he offered the glass.

“Yep, but no salt.” Dorian picked up the wedge of lime from the counter and took the shot glass in hand. “Here we go,” he said playfully and winked. He drank the warm liquor and quickly followed it with a bite into the flesh of the lime. He swallowed then laughed as a mixture of lime juice and tequila dripped down his smooth-looking, shaven chin.

How weird would it be to pull Dorian against him and lick the stray juice from his skin? How would Dorian react to that kind of blatant gesture? The way he had looked at his crotch a beat too long, followed it with a “Sure looks good,” and a lick of his lips gave Ryan confidence. Suddenly licking the stray juice from his friend’s lips and chin might not be so weird after all.

“What?” Dorian asked through his laughter while he wiped the stray juice with the back of his hand. “Why’re you looking at me like that?”

“Like what?” Ryan looked away sheepishly. Any confidence vanished. He quickly glanced at his friend’s full lips just to look away again. Damn, now he was acting prude.

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Mar 07 2012

Tongue Tied by Leslie Lee Sanders (Explicit) Excerpt

Tongue Tied -excerpt-
M/M, MMF, Interracial, Erotica
by Leslie Lee Sanders
Available Spring 2012!

Buy Links: ARe | Kindle | Nook

After a sensual night of “double dating” with his friend Dorian, Ryan’s interest in sharing beautiful women suddenly dwindles when he develops an urge to share a sexual romp with Dorian and his tongue instead.

EXCERPT:

“Man, Katelyn was so sexy last night. When I was inside her, I came almost instantly.” Dorian’s chuckle was short. “I felt bad that I didn’t make her come before I did.”

“It happens to the best of us.”

“Never happened before.” Dorian poked Ryan’s chest, grinning. “We usually make the ladies come at least twice before we do. I like them to leave completely satisfied.”

“Yeah, she really had me going.” Ryan poured another shot. “That body. That ass!”

“Right.” Dorian’s eye cut to Ryan’s crotch again. “You were definitely into it.” The grin on Dorian’s face made Ryan wonder. Could he tell that Ryan was hard … for him? “Are you gonna offer me a shot or what?” Dorian hopped down from where he sat on the counter. “Sure looks good.”

The flirtatious way those last words slipped from Dorian’s lips made Ryan look up just in time to witness Dorian slowly slide his tongue from one corner of his mouth to the other. Ryan gulped, swallowing hard enough for anyone standing as close as Dorian was to hear it. “Yeah, sure.” He cleared his throat. “You want lime with that?” he asked as he offered the glass.

“Yep. No salt though.” Dorian picked up the wedge of lime from the counter and took the shot glass from Ryan. “Here we go,” he said playfully and winked. He drank the warm liquor and quickly followed it with a bite into the flesh of the lime. He swallowed then laughed as a mixture of lime juice and tequila dripped down his smooth-looking, shaven chin.

How weird would it be to pull Dorian against him and lick the stray juice from his skin? How would Dorian react to that kind of blatant gesture? The way Dorian had looked at his crotch a beat too long, followed it with a “Sure looks good,” and a lick of his lips gave Ryan confidence. Suddenly licking the stray juice from his friend’s lips and chin might not be so weird after all.

“What?” Dorian asked through his laughter while he wiped the stray juice with the back of his hand. “Why are you looking at me like that?”

“Like what?” Ryan looked away sheepishly. Any confidence vanished. He quickly glanced at his friend’s full lips just to look away again. Damn, now he was acting prude.

“What’s wrong?” Dorian placed a hand gingerly on Ryan’s shoulder, concern riding on his words. “You’re acting . . . different.”

Did Dorian not know what he’d just done to him? He turned Ryan into a horny but shy school girl with a lick of his lips. “Nothing’s wrong.” Ryan placed the liquor bottle back on the counter. “Just been thinking . . .” Maybe he shouldn’t mention last night.

“What about?”

Their eyes met each other’s. “Nothing.” Ryan shook his head. “It’s nothing.”

“Oh, come on.” Dorian grinned and hoisted himself back up on the counter and sat directly in front of Ryan. “Suddenly something has you acting all shy and stuff. Spill it already.  Is it Katelyn? God, she was hot. I hope you’re not getting tired of our doubledates. That it?”

How could he be tired of pleasuring sexy women and fulfilling their fantasies with his best friend? The women got double the fun but he and Dorian got something out of it too, pleasure, closeness, and some fun, satisfying, much needed release. What a question. He and Dorian have been double dating since freshmen year in college with no issue, no jealousy and no complaints. Unless Ryan counted not being able to pleasure his friend the way he pleasured so many women.

Jan 18 2012

A Great Week for Progress!

The Great …


The great part of the week began with
  • Black Raven’s (from Black Raven Reviews) 4 star review of my erotic romance Benefits of Sharing.

“… While the message is strong, the journey is the most intriguing part in Benefits of Sharing. If you’re looking for a well-written, fast-paced, sexy romp, where the lust is intense, the love is endearing between husband and wife, the sex is sizzling, and the truth will give you a new perspective on life, then Benefits of Sharing by Leslie Lee Sanders is definitely the book to read. It’ll put a smile on your face while making you hot and bothered in all of the right places.” ~ Black Raven, full review here.

Then it progressed with
  • a great revelation about the direction of my writing career and where I need to focus. It was a huge confidence boost and I can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned.

On it went when I received
  • a response to the email I sent to my newest favorite author of the successful sci-fi Wool series, Hugh Howey. Where after writing to tell him my emotional experience with his book Wool, he begins his response hinting how my letter needs to be framed. Nice! Made my day.


The Progress …

I then found the time and motivation to
  • finish the first draft of Before the Darkness! Yeah, I smacked “The End” on that baby. I still have to do the rewrite and also do some polishing on my next erotic romance Tongue Tied which will be available sometime this spring.

The week’s not over but already I’ve completed a lot and have so much more to look forward to. And I can’t wait! J

Dec 28 2011

30k Words and Counting

I’m making progress! Making progress is something to be excited about, coming from a woman who wears many hats and have the tendency to procrastinate.


I’ve hit 30k words in my latest WIP Before the Darkness. I have a goal of hitting 50k (and therefore completing the novel) by February 1st 2012. I will do it, no doubt.



Also my new short Tongue Tied will probably be released sometime in February too. Hopefully around Valentine’s Day which would be awesome. Now I say probably because with so much writing and revising I have to do, the date of release for Tongue Tied is still uncertain. Tongue Tied is an M/M erotic romance with a few MFM and Interracial scenes (all pivotal to the plot).


Speaking of Tongue Tied, I’ve seen my first proof of the cover. It is awesome but needs a little tweaking. I can’t wait to share the cover with the world. Cover art is amazing! I think all writers love cover art.



Now, enough writing about writing. It’s time to actually get some writing done. I got a lot planned for 2012. Time to get on it, huh? J