Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Win $20 egift Certificate for Bath and Body Works!

Click here for list of participants!

Congratulations, and the $20 egift certificate to Bath and Body Works goes to pc, who left a comment on 10/13! 

These hops are a great way to discover new authors, blogs, and win some freebies! There are over 130 authors participating and the more blogs you visit and leave a comment, the more chances you have at winning something. And you have plenty of time because the hop runs from the 10/10-10/15, that's five whole days! Oh and while you're here, I'd love for you to sign up for my monthly newsletter. Sign up link is on the right. Thanks!

Ya'll know I write erotic romance. Does it involve kinky sex? I'm not sure about that. My characters partake in a little more than vanilla sex, but so far other than the over-used dildo, no other sex toys are used. Oh, there has been some anal spray, a pair of hand-cuffs, and a little bondage in a few of my books. Maybe in the future my characters will explore the, um, kinkier toys. 

So on that note, I'd like to introduce you to some of the earlier sex toys. No, they aren't tools of torture! LOL I swear!

Wooden willies made from Rosewood, the late-1700s phalluses. They look pretty sturdy, huh? They must be. I mean, they've been around for a while.

First ever vibrator, created in 1869. This large piece of steam-powered apparatus was used to treat an illness known then as ‘female hysteria’. Otherwise known as being horny. Looks like some torture devise, doesn't it?

Cock rings were reported to have existed around 1200AD in China. The first ever cock rings were apparently made from the eyelids of goats – with the eyelashes intact! At least it's pretty!

So you ask yourself, what fantastic prize is Tory Richards offering? How about a $10 egift certificate for Bath and Body Works? Nice but... Okay, then how about $20 for an egift certificate for Bath and Body Works? That's right! And all you have to do to be entered into a drawing is answer the question, what's your favorite genre? And since it's an egift certificate I can send it anywhere in the world. All I need is your email addy!

Good luck everyone!


*yadkny* said...

Hi Tory!
My fav genre is contemporary. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


desitheblonde said...

wow i like all gene and then i read all and the i blog on all the gift are great


Jane said...

The cock ring really looks like a piece of jewelry. My favorite right now is romantic suspense.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

petula said...

My favourite genre is Historical romance. So those toys are interesting. The vibrater you don't have to hold looks like a good idea. Might get a bit noisy for the neighbours though. L o l

tammy ramey said...

Hi Tory,
My favorite is erotic romance/paranormal. thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway and those toys were hilarious. can you imagine letting anyone near you with the one for "female hysteria"? LOL!

tammy ramey

Marie* said...

My all time fave is Romance
in all genres, please put my name in the hat :)


lastnerve said...

First I wanted to say thanks for the contest. Second, it's really hard for me to choose. I love it all. I'm really into contemporary or romantic suspense.

lastnerve2000 at gmail dot com

Tanya said...

My favorite genre is definitely paranormal romance. :)


Carey said...

I got back and forth from Historical Romance to Contemporary. Currently, I have been on a Contemporary streak of books.

Nay Nay said...

Woohoo! Great theme for a hop!
I like the “Naughty” books. The naughtier they are the better I like them. :)
My favorite genre is erotic PNR.
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>

Nay Nay said...

Woohoo! Great theme for a hop!
I like the “Naughty” books. The naughtier they are the better I like them. :)
My favorite genre is erotic PNR.
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>

Elie said...

My favorite genre is usually paranormal romance or urban fantasy. Little steam mixed with tons of action!


Anne said...

I would think the wood could cause a friction burn, wonder how they dealt with that?!?

I read just about anything and everything, but hot contemporary paranormal is a special favorite.


joye said...

I read all genres but i have a fondness for the historical romance ones.

Tanja Haack said...

I like romance and have lately been exploring sub-genres in that area, M/M etc. BTW, dildos made of wood could give some powerful splinters.

Kristina Parmenter said...

I love paranormal or urban fantasy but lately I have been branching out to erotica....I know kind of a big leap but hey..a girl can change it up right??

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!


heather said...

I read EVERYTHING, lol. But I really like westerns/cowboys. Thanks for sharing that with us, I busted out laughing when I saw the first vibrator :D


fcammer2 said...

My favorite genre is romantic suspense but I read everything. Thanks for the giveaway and wow thanks for the pictures of the earlier sex toys. Very interesting. LOL!

fcammer2 said...

Forgot to add my email to my post above. Its fcammer2@comcast.net

Amy S. said...

My favorite genre is paranormal. I love reading about shape shifters, werewolves, and ghosts.


Unknown said...

My favorite genres are suspense and paranormal.


Rush said...
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Rush said...

Hello Tory... Very interesting apparatus you've shown there! Heh! My tastes fluctuate every now and again. Recently, I've been hooked in Historical, but really will read any genre as long as they are M/M stories.
Forgot to add eMail so I deleted comment.
taina1959 @ yahoo.com

Raonaid Luckwell said...

what's your favorite genre? Paranormal and fantasy. Love the two!

Raonaid at gmail dot com

Deb said...

Oh what a great contest, its my favorite store, just got to fight the 14 yr. old for the stuff. If she could she would take up residence there. *grin*

My favorite genre would have to be Contemporary Romance as of lately, but I enjoy others.


Rissa said...

MM all the way!!! Nothing like to Alphas with roaming hands and mouths...grinding....ok, you get the idea! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

SandyEve said...

My favorite is erotic

Anonymous said...

I love to read anything romance,but my favorite is erotic ;)


Amy said...

My favourite genre is urban fantasy/paranormal romance. Lately, however, I've been expanding my interests to erotica. Thanks!

Leni said...

The romance genre is my favorite and it could be erotic, contemporary, western and so on as long as the word romance is at the end of it.


laurasloves said...

I am a absolute die hard romantic at heart. I love romance and especially love romance with a era theme to it. Thank you for the history on the fun toys! I could not help but smile!
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

Tory Richards said...

Wow, what a nice surprise! So many of you turned out for the blog hop on the first day. I'm glad you found my article interesting. I swear the vibrator looks like it gives pain more than pleasure.

Good luck all!


Leanna said...


AquarianDancer said...

I like a mixture of Paranormal and some other genre (Time-Travel Historical, Contemporary Paranormal, etc). The mixture gives so many choices of where to go and what to create.

AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

Catherine Lee said...

What a history of toys, Tory! You mention that the vibrator looks like it would cause more pain than pleasure. Maybe that was the point? Maybe the MAN who created it, for surely it was a man, was a bit of a BDSM man?? LOL.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Debby said...

Great post! I love everything. Suspense is one of my favorites add is some erotic and it is great.
Debby236 at gmail dot com

elizabeth said...

I love to read paranormal romance. I do read bdsm, urban fantasy, romantic suspense, among others.

Thanks for the giveaway,

Elizabeth Gray

Natasha said...

My favorite is paranormal. Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Carin said...

My husband asked me the other day don't you ever read anything but your romance books, I told him I have a lot of variety in my reading historic romance, sci-fi romance, western romance, contemporary romance, suspense/mystery romance, paranormal romance. See lots of different stuff. I can't pick a favorite ;)
Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

andieleah said...

For the longest time I've been stuck on paranormal romance. But I go through phases where I'm love to read historical, Western, contemporary and erotica. Really my only reading requirement is that has it has hot man candy in it! Lol.

Andie W.

Ann Q said...

The female hysteria vibrator would have to go with bondage i think. My favorite genre is romantic suspense one day, and paranormal the next. Just love reading.

Ann Q said...

Sorry forgot E-Mail annpa@gmail.com

Jyl22075 said...

I will read almost any romance, but my favorite genre at the moment is contemporary. Thanks for the giveaway!


Rhonda D said...

My favorite genre is Paranormal, but there are many (Romantic Suspense, Cowboy, BDSM) that run a close second. Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway. I loved your article. I need to fight me some Hysteria. LOL
slinkydennis at yahoo.com

Jean MP said...

I read everything, but I really enjoy paranormal and romantic suspense.
Enjoyed reading your post.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Krista said...

I read a little bit of everything, but I am currently obsessed with PNR and urban fantasy.

Thanks for doing this giveaway!
pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

Merry said...

I'll read anything but my absolute favorite is historical romance. Love the little peaks into history and realizing the stodgy looking portraits of the past were people like us and got up to some interesting things.

Cassandra said...

I love paranormal romance!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Di said...

I like Romance with an HEA and at least some spice - it can be historical, contemporary, paranormal, suspense or erotic - I like variety.

sallans d at yahoo dot com

Tory Richards said...

It's me again! I'm so glad to see more of you have turned out for this event. Thank you so much for coming by and taking the time to leave a comment.

Good luck to all!


Beckey said...

I am into the western historical erotica or some time traveling that is well written...

Thanks for being a part of the hop :)

Great informational blog post that had some interesting information..


pc said...

favorite genre is historical erotica. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Molly said...

Hi Tory! Great giveaway!

My favorite genre is anything Erotic (BDSM, M/M, menage....) anything that has spicy heat to it is right up my alley!


molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

Ashley Applebee said...

My fave genre is anything Erotic (BDSM, M/M, menage etc) or paranormal!!
Thanks for the great giveaway!!
Ashley A

donnas said...

My favorite is paranormal. Although I do read all of them.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Renald said...

Historical Erotic , menage. Debp

Yvette said...

M/M is my favorite genre.

bison61 said...

I like Historical romance

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Sherry said...

I read all genre's but right now my top two are paranormal romance and M/M.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

savannah said...

I read almost of the genres its hard to pick a favorite but if I look at my libary its a pretty close call between Erotica and paranormal :)
Thank you for the chance to win :)


Mel Bourn said...

Those are great! I love learning about the history of our wonderful toys! I would be afraid of the steam from the vibrator.
My favorite genre is BDSM and paranormal.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Tory Richards said...

It's me again! What a great event we've had, huh? Hard to believe it all ends tomorrow. Make sure you check back to see who the winner is of the Bath and Body cert.


June M. said...

My favorites are paranormal and BDSM so I guess I would have to go with paranormal BDSM as my favorite genre :)
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Lona said...

BDSM or paranormal all the better if its paranormal BDSM, lol. Thx for the hop stop.

blinkysthebest at aol dot com

bn100 said...


Thanks for the giveaway.


Jan said...

I love all genres'. But on the top of the list is paranormal with weres being in the sub-genre.

Bath & Body Works has got to be my favorite place to be right now.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Misha said...

Definitely paranormal romance~<3 Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

Kaylyn D. said...

My favorite genre is Menage. I also like BDSM with it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Shadow said...

My favorite is paranormal! I cant get enough! I especially love shifters. :D Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway!

Alicia said...

Depends on what I'm in the mood for. Lately I have been enjoying bdsm erotica for my romance fix and then fantasies. Other times I prefer sweeter romances and maybe urban fantasies.

Thanks for the giveaway!

dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! I really love to read Paranormal romance one of my favorites!
Latisha D
tishajean@ charter.net

Laura said...

My favorite genre is contemporary romance (I'll really read anything that's romance, but contemporary is my fave) Thanks for the giveaway!
BookcaseLaura (at) gmail.com

jessica said...

My favorite genre is erotic/romance. If you want it more specific, I like paranormal, historical, menage, bdsm, m/m, etc. I have no one genre that I like best. Thanks for being a part of the hop.
jessangil at gmail dot com

Tory Richards said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe what a great turn out for this event. Thank you all so much for coming by and leaving your comments.

Congratulations and the $20 egift certificate to Bath and Body Works goes to pc, who left a comment on 10/13!