A Valentine’s Poem by Thomas Snow @snowglobeman

We all love reading his beautiful words on Twitter.  Thank you for writing and sharing your Valentine’s Poem.    ~Susi

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I have not bought you chocolates and flowers

I have not reserved a dinner table

I have not bought you a romantic card

I have not booked a night away

I have not done any of these things

Other loves will share their valentines

Other loves will sip bubbly champagne

Other lovers will exchange tokens

Other loves will declare and claim

I have not bought you chocolates and flowers

I have bitten your neck while caressing your shoulder and held you under shooting stars. I have carved your name on a tree and told the tree that I have given you my soul. I have talked with you until the dawn and been inside your body and your mind. I have kissed your book in a supermarket queue and written poetry about you with tears falling from my brutal eyes. I have bought you a dress to watch you dance and to rip it from your body to hear you gasp and sigh – I remembered your words to lull my soul to sleep. I have bathed you surrounded by candles and held your hair tight in a fist while kissing you with the awesome force of a storm. I have told you my secret childhood dreams and watched you sleep praying that you will be in my life forever. I have lit a candle in a  Parisian church and looked to the heavens when rain fell knowing your heart is mine. I have seen you grow in confidence and experience and have tasted the forever juice of your beautiful memories.

I have fucking loved you with a force beyond anything I have ever known and with a desire I did not believe could exist

I have not bought you chocolates and flowers


I love you

And my life is your Valentine

Thomas J. Snow

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Thanks again for sharing! xoxo ~ Reading Between the Wines Blog

Happy V Day–V for Vinyl by Mina Vaughn

Today’s Valentine’s Day post comes from Mina Vaughn.

Thank you Mina. You rock!


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Happy V Day—V for Vinyl!

By, Mina Vaughn


Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! V-day is usually associated with chocolates, cards and sometimes naughty gifts. I’m here to introduce my absolute favorite in kink items….

…drumroll please…

Vinyl tape!

Yes, bondage tape.

Why do I love this stuff? Oh, I can count so many ways.

One, it sticks to itself and not skin. Duct tape, while fun when you’re putting it over clothing, would absolutely wreck your skin or hair. Yuck! I mean, if you want an impromptu waxing, that’s great and all, but OW!

Vinyl bondage tape comes off with no stick, no residue and it can be re-used.


Secondly, it is SO SEXY looking. You can make yourself (or your partner) outfits out of it if you want. I usually buy black, but you can get red or other colors.  Hell, go all out and make a bikini and boots out of it and have your Valentine unwrap YOU!

Lastly, it’s featured heavily in my upcoming book, How to Reprimand Your Rock Star, which comes out this July from Simon and Schuster. My heroine, Thea, is a college athlete and uses tape to bandage up her bum knee quite a bit. But when she meets rock star Keaton Lowe and he suggests she use her medical tape in…more creative ways, well, the whole notion of tape as a bondage tool gets a whole lot more interesting. Then, once Thea meets Scarlett, a local Domme, who teaches her the ropes quite literally, Thea stocks up on vinyl bondage tape to tie up her rock god submissive.

Hot, hot, hot.

So, go out there and grab something sexy and stick-free. You can get bondage tape at most kink retailers but I enjoy lovehoney.com in particular. Plus they have a great loyalty points program.

Happy V-day, all!

Here’s a summary of How to Reprimand Your Rock Star:

In this fun and saucy romance novel, all-star college basketball player Thea dominates on the courts—and off—with a rock star who is determined to win her over.

Thea is a star basketball player at UConn on track to be Rookie of the Year. That is, if she can stay focused on the game. Lately that hasn’t been going so well, as her knee has been bothering her. But that’s not the only thing on her mind…

Ever since rock star Keaton Lowe surprised her in the girl’s locker room, Thea can’t stop thinking about him. On top of his status and enticing ways, he seems to know everything about her. But some of his actions cross the line, and Keaton needs to be punished. Will Thea keep her head in the game, or get distracted by her other favorite pastime—reprimanding her rock star?

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Find Mina on Twitter @minavaughn, Facebook at www.facebook.com/mina.vaughn.author and at http://www.minavaughn.com