20 Years to Life

ID-100272375On Thursday, my wonderful husband and I will be celebrating twenty years together. That’s not too shocking given that many people manage it. However, after twenty years, we are still, and more so, madly in love with one another. We aren’t staying together for our daughter. We won’t be lost as empty nesters, we are looking forward to it. We aren’t staying together for religious reasons. We are staying together because we still very much enjoy each other in every aspect of our lives. We still crave sex with one another and “make out like teenagers” to quote our daughter. Continue reading

Blakely’s Friday Interview with Zax Vagen

Please give a warm welcome to Zax Vagen, author of Finding the Soul Bridge.

41eR+uFdWNL._UX250_Tell us a bit about yourself and what you’re currently working on or promoting.
I am a diverse character with many talents. When I was just a young boy, my father told me that I could be anything that I chose to be. I misunderstood his meaning as; “You can be everything.” Now I am just a plumber… and and electrician… and I own and run three small businesses, P.S Plumbing services, Renewable energy products and GreenEarth WormFarms. I’m also a boat captain, a scuba diving instructor, a real estate investor, a snake wrangler and shark diver extraordinaire… I write fantasy, scifi, motivation and romance. I have built a ship, been shipwrecked, gone bankrupt, restarted, patented inventions, started a new industry, written and published a novel, acted in five movies and planted more than 1000 trees. Continue reading

Plan a Bed Day Soon!

I had an absolutely fabulous weekend with my husband. It’s been years since we’ve had a proper bed day and all I can say is PLAN A BED DAY SOON! You won’t regret it.


What is a bed day and how should I plan for it? I hear you all asking. Well I’ll tell you: Continue reading

Blakely’s Friday Interview with Marla Monroe

Please give a warm welcome to Marla Monroe, author of Their Independent Submissive, book 5 in the Knights in Black Leather.

Marla MonroeTell us a bit about yourself and what you’re currently working on or promoting.
I’m from the South, as in Mississippi. I love to read, write, listen to books on my MP3 player, chase my cats, and, well, read. Siren Publishing just released Their Independent Submissive, book 5 in the Knights in Black Leather.

What genre is your book? Do you write in other genres as well?
Men of the Border Lands is a post-apocalyptic ménage series. Wounded Warriors is an aftermath Military series. I write everything from bikers to cowboys and anything in between. The only genres I don’t write are Inspirational and Historical and of course, YA. Presently I have bear shifters, wolf shifters, bikers, cowboys, Space Travel, BDSM, and much more. Continue reading

Where the Heck Have I Been?

I’m sorry for the utter neglect of my blog. I did take off time for a vaca and since I’ve gotten back, I’ve been working on getting my husband’s (Dana Bennett) book ready to launch. And guess what? It’s out today! Woo hoo!

I’m so proud of his second book in the Jones Whitman Time Travel Series and I know you will just LOVE it. Continue reading

Blakely’s Friday Interview with A.C. Burch

Please give a warm welcome to A.C. Burch, author of The HomePort Journals.

Art MahoneyTell us a bit about yourself and what you’re currently working on or promoting.
I’m currently promoting The HomePort Journals, which is being released in TODAY by Wilde City Press. Rumors of a sixty-year-old murder have estranged two childhood friends for more than a half-century. An unlikely assortment of characters set out to find out what really happened. In the process they become a family—the kind of family Armistead Maupin calls a “logical” family as opposed to a “biological” family.

I’ve lived in Provincetown for nearly thirty years in a wonderful old house that looks out over the harbor. In addition to writing, I enjoy making music, photography, the visual arts, and sailing around Cape Cod Bay. Because I’ve lived there so long, I think The HomePort Journals does a good job of describing what it’s like to live in Provincetown, especially off-season. I’ve tried to capture the natural beauty of lesser-known parts of town as well as the wonderful, wacky, passionate people who are drawn to the place.

And now for the shameless pitch: You can buy the e-Book on Amazon today!  The Paperback will be out in May. Continue reading


PREDESTINATION_27X40_R3MECH.inddThis blog is about the movie, but it’s also about my family. If you haven’t seen the movie and plan to, you might want to skip this post. Spoilers are included. I’m not recommending this film as I found it chockfull of flaws, but I will say it was interesting and we are still talking about it. So there is that. Continue reading


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Blue Persuasion by Blakely Bennett

Bound by Your Love Series, Book 3


Genre: Erotica/Erotic Romance
Cover Design: Yocla Designs
Editing: Harper Jewel aka Suze


Judy, dubbed Blue by her friends, is a voluptuous thirty-one year old woman longing for a love of her own. Even more frustrating than her dissatisfaction with her work and the unwanted attention her body garners is always coming in second with the opposite sex.

Bond, her best friend and lover, helps Blue stay sane and sexually satisfied, but she knows her place. Their secret relationship leaves Blue hungry to have a man she can call her own.

When she finally succumbs to Cat’s artful needle for her first tattoo, she crosses paths with Tate. The towering, tattooed, motorcycle riding, American Indian fires off all her warnings signs, but she finds herself drawn to him against her own self-preservation.

Thankfully, Blue’s close-knit group of friends help to keep her grounded, as does the women’s group she attends weekly, but she still finds herself wanting and needing more.

Will Blue ever find the love she needs and deserves or will she forever come in second? Read her sexy story of friendship and love to find out.



“Everywhere he touched, the heat of his caress lingered. His gaze held me captive, dissolving my will and restraint. With my nipples clasped between his fingers, he pinched and tugged. ‘I want to hurt you,’ he grunted.”



- Bookie Nookie on Stuck in Between

“★★★★★ AMAZING, Best Erotica Book Out There!”

- The Paranormal Bookshelf on Bittersweet Deceit

“★★★★★ I loved every part of this book!”

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The Bound by Your Love Series is Available Now

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Blakely is married to a wonderful, loving, and supportive husband, who is also a writer, and who helps to keep her grounded. She is a mother, a communitarian, a lover of music (it is always on while she is writing thanks to Pandora), and a good friend. An advocate of love and female empowerment, she is also a facilitator for a women’s group. She loves to walk and hike for exercise, and finds that, since moving to Seattle, Washington, she is now one of those crazy people who walks in the rain.

Blue Persuasion is her seventh novel and the third in the Bound by Your Love Series (Stuck in Between and Bittersweet Deceit). She is also the author of the dark erotic suspense My Body Trilogy (My Body-His, My Body-His (Marcello) and My Body-Mine) and the co-author of the contemporary romance, The Demarcation of Jack, which she wrote with her husband, Dana Bennett.

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Blakely’s Friday Interview with Gary Starta

Please give a warm welcome to Gary Starta, author of Coalescence (Camden Investigations Book 1).

Gary Starta Caitlin Diggs SeriesTell us a bit about yourself and what you’re currently working on or promoting.
I am a former journalist who began writing fiction novels 10 years ago. Since then, I have written cross-genre SCI FI. At least, that’s what I sometimes call it, or, Fiction on the Fringe of Genre. I have released the first book of my trilogy Coalescence (Camden Investigations Book 1) on January 31st.

What genre is your book? Do you write in other genres as well?
My book Coalescence would definitely be science fiction, however, there is some romance, a thriller element and mystery. My previous series, Caitlin Diggs, ran the gamut from crime thriller to urban fantasy. Continue reading