Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sinfully Sensuous HNT

One of the things I really like about blogging/HNT is when someone does something in their real life that I can either observe or be a part of. I'm talking beyond actually meeting people, though that's pretty cool too, and I highly recommend it! But I'm talking about something different. Things that can be purchased or seen, or that have a direct connection to someone we "know" online.

For instance, I was fortunate enough to watch Bad Bad Girl, live and online, as she walked the stage during her college commencement to receive her diploma. I've watched as Heather from Canada put her jewelry business online, and the tremendous growth it's enjoyed. Others have successfully started Etsy sites, selling the fruits of their labor. Crimson (Queen of HNT) started selling greeting cards using her fantastic photographic skills. Ms. I, unknown to most of you, has a well-respected book out there that she co-authored for work, but is available online through Amazon.

Others need to be experienced. Trojan has some movie and commercial credits under her belt, as well as some great mp3s and modeling gigs. BTExpress will soon be appearing in a movie too! There's musicians out here who can be heard in various types of venues. I'm sure there are plenty of others that I'm not aware of who have their art, be it performance or visual, available to the general public.

For the most part, the public exposure is limited. In other cases, it's wide open. Tara Tainton's spread (so to speak) in Hustler magazine comes to mind. She was one of "us" before she started making adult films. And Sexy Sadie is getting plenty of press coverage for both her show, "BedPost Confessions ™" (which is now officially on tour!), and for her book, "Open All the Way".

Which brings me to my latest purchase of a blogger/HNTer's efforts. I was pleasantly surprised to find Cheeky Minx' book, "Sinfully Sensuous" in my mail yesterday. I first mentioned it about a week and a half ago. Let me say now that the preview doesn't do the book justice! The writing is very much what we've come to expect from her in virtually every post she writes. Again...sometimes tender, sometimes slutty. Personally, I'm not a big fan of erotica. Far too many amateurs who think they can write it. Cheeky, on the other hand, has a real grasp on the style. A true joy to read her words.

But what sets this book off from others are the pictures. All featuring Cheeky; all taken by Cheeky; and all quite sexy and classy. And at least one, if not two pictures of her for every turn of the page. Some in color, others in b&w, and others in sepia or some other filter. There's a bit of narcissism at play when you use yourself as the only model in the book, but she pulls it off miraculously. The pictures don't overpower the words, and the words compliment the pictures. I know she spent months putting this together and editing it. In my opinion, she nailed it! Spread the word! Buy it yourself!

There's something about the tactile sensation of holding a new book in your hands. This one is quite sturdy, and well put together. Even the packaging is impressive. The hard cover is not a generic one with a cover--it's the actual printed cover as shown. The printing is perfect (though she thinks some of the pics are a bit dark), and the pages are a very high quality. Much different than seeing/reading it off of a computer screen. I now understand why many people won't buy a Kindle or Nook. However, I think I need to find a better place to read it. It was a pain in the butt to keep the little kids away...


"Now if you feel that you can't go on (can't go on)
Because all of your hope is gone (all your hope is gone)
And your life is filled with much confusion (much confusion)
Until happiness is just an illusion (happiness is just an illusion)
And your world around is crumbling down, darlin
Reach out come on girl reach on out for me
Reach out reach out for me
I'll be there with a love that will shelter you
I'll be there with a love that will see you through"
"Reach Out (I'll Be There)"
~~The Four Tops


This week's Mystery Guest is currently at a low point in her life, and would love to have someone who would be able to say these words to her. She'll be revealed here late Thursday afternoon.
This week's MG is Amber, from "Mommy Mania". Stop by and say hi to her. Leave a cheery note for her too, if you can. She could use it!

Lots of good things to see over at "...the Other HNT" this week (as usual). Give your fellow HNTers some support and leave them some comments! NSFW (also as usual).
Prior to getting Cheek Minx' book in the mail yesterday, I was going to link you to the symphony's staff photographer, and post pics of me and Michelle. So here they are anyway. But you can check the rest of them out at his site!



Click 'em to big 'em (a little bit...)!

30 comments:

Libidinous Man said...

This week we complete the toe trilogy with a visit to the beach. HHNT everyone, check out our offering at http://libidinousman.blogspot.com/.

the late phoenix said...

up...and sleepy

Elle said...

Oh, so great to read about other HNTer's achievements! Thanks for sharing. And I agree, I love holding a book in my hands.

I remember Ms. I. Didn't know she was still around! I really enjoyed reading her before her blog went down.

As for me, well I've been busy with handy work around my place, and figured I'd use this as a HNT opportunity.

Cheers!

Gucci Mama said...

Clearly this is a book I must own! I LOOOOOVE Cheeky Minx. She's fabulous.

I'm up.

Daisygirl said...

I looked through her book on her web page, its is fabulous!!! Happy HNT babe!
I am up!

cinders said...

I sneak back in here every once in a great great while. Once per year maybe? Either way, I am up.

Gigi said...

It's so cool to see that you "know" these wonderfuly sexy people and can share a bit of their lives.

I wasn't sure about this weeks HNT but laying here in bed I heard a song on my ipod and took a few cell phone photos that matched the mood.
I'm up :)

Mit©helangelo said...

This week I decided to place an educational HNT

... for the strange Latin word 'googlers' amongst us... be warned! Apparently it isn't for the faint of heart or those eating :P

Happy HNT!

faeteardrop said...

This week's post is up!

HNT: Now In Orange & Strawberry Flavour

JM said...

Knowing the lovely Minx as I do, the book was always going to be fantastic. I don't know many of the other bloggers you mention, but never the less, it is still fantastic to see others succeed. No one deserves it more than Cheeky Minx!

MG looks lovely, but its sad to hear she's at a low point. Perhaps it is rather poignant then that my HNT this week is the offer of friendship.

I'm up.

Cheeky Minx said...

I have to agree that this is an exercise in narcissism! (Hmmm, that should probably be the title of my next book.) But it's all worth it just to see you reading my filth at the playground. Cheeky sod... ;P

I'm also sorry to hear your luscious MG is doing it tough.

I'm up.
xxx

(PS Thank you so much, Os...)

heelsnstocking said...

The book sounds great and eishing her and all the other hnt'rs the best of luck with their current and new adventures!

I'm up... Literally! First time in a sex swing.


Heelsnstocking 

Joanna Cake said...

We are a very talented bunch :) Good Luck to everyone in their endeavours. Me, Im UP but just lying around this week and preparing for a romantic weekend away. HHNT x

Faile said...

Very impressed by anyone who can write a whole book.
We're up. Do take a peek.

Hubman said...

I'm up with a mystery guest of my own, she's never posted any photos online before so please come visit and say something nice to her!

http://hubmanshangout.com/2011/07/21/hnt-mystery-guest/

HyperSexualGirl said...

Is that the first time you've put up a picture of yourself playing the trombone? I don't recall seeing anything like this before. That brass sure is shiny!

And I'm up.

thesecretivewriter said...

definitely a web of talented souls. Congrats to each and every one.

mina said...

Hey! I'm up. It's been awhile :) And I'm feeling all "croppy" *wink*

padme amidala said...

Hi Os,
Happy HNT! We are up this week with a new sexy picture!! Check it out! :D

http://darkside-journey.blogspot.com/

Hugs,
padme

AL said...

I'm such an overachiever mine was up yesterday!

Topaz said...

I haven't posted this week, but I love the pic of you reading Minx's book! And for your mg, she appears to be as free as can be in her pic, so I hope her mood reflects it soon.

Also, you're a wonderful blogger - commending blogger successes and accomplishments :-)

13messages said...

Blogging definitely puts us in touch with some very cool people. I'm up.

Lusting Lola said...

How awesome! And congrats to Cheeky Minx. :)

I'm up with some sexy shoes.

HHNT, everyone!

Molly Rene said...

I am up as well!

viemoira said...

OK so I came back and noticed my comment that I attempted via cell this morning did not work... :(

I have been up all day. I think your tribute to everyone is nice Os! Lots of talent! MG is sexy!! What gorgeous skin!

Hope everyone has a great week/end!
~viemoira

viemoira said...

www.cavernofthebeast.com

Marcus said...

Up now, better late than never!

unhappily me said...

Hello this is unhappilyme and im joining the HNT this week with this http://unhappily-me.blogspot.com/2011/07/hnt.html?zx=4312d78e83356f93

MinorityReport said...

I missed this. But great photos. And yeah, you may want to find a place with fewer kids around to read the book. :)

NIHH said...

You look very sexy with the trombone in your mouth