To help spread the word about the release of the third book in the Sex, Life, & Hannah series, I have decided to do a virtual book tour. This tour is going to be a combination of interviews, excerpts, and reviews, plus a fun little treasure hunt where you can win all three books, in their new amazing design, signed by me.
I am super excited to have these great blogs participating in helping me spread the word. This is always the hardest part, and I am thrilled to have the support. So tune in, get some juicy details about the latest book…and me, and enter to win what so many reading the advance copies are calling: The ultimate beach read.
To win the books just write each blog’s favorite quote in the form below and submit. It’s super easy! If you miss a quote, I will be posting direct links below as they are published. I am giving away THREE sets of books, and forms must be submitted by July 26th. Winners will receive an email July 27th. You must be a resident of the United States or Canada to participate. Good luck!
July 10: Chick Lit Central post and fave quote: http://chicklitcentraltheblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/dorota-skrzypeks-sizzling-tunes-for-hot.html
July 11: The Romance Reviews post and fave quote: http://theromancereviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/sex-life-and-hannah-blog-tour.html
July 12: Skinny Dip post and fave quote: http://skinnydip.ca/book-review-interview-sex-life-and-hannah#more-1666
July 13: All Women Stalk http://allwomenstalk.com/ Check out the Twitter Chat and click here for the fave quote: All Women Stalk Fave SLH Quote
July 14: Ms Cheevious post and fave quote: http://www.mscheevious.com/blog_topics/uncategorized/dirty-little-secrets/
July 15: Langdon Nation podcast about our guiltiest pleasures and fave quote: http://langdonnation.com/?p=2394
July 16: Why Girls Are Weird post and fave quote: http://www.why-girls-are-weird.com/2012/07/sex-life-hannah-by-dorota-skrzypek.html
July 17: LAInspiration post and fave quote: http://lainspiration.com/2012/07/17/sex-life-hannah-volume-3-summer-season/
July 18: Bad Online Dates post and fave quote: http://blog.badonlinedates.com/date-stories-jens-blog/2012/07/sex-life-hannah-summer-season.html
“It’s taking all my self-control not to fuck you on the hood of this car right now, just to show you that you are mine, and if I want to buy you a fucking car, I’ll buy you a fucking car,” he growls. “Now let’s get you inside and naked.” – 50 Shades of Grey
I grew up in a time where women and men had equal rights. Being sexist was an old-world concept. Men didn’t own woman, and women could do whatever they wanted. The Handmaids Tale was just a scary piece of fiction. And I took every opportunity to move this concept forward. Separate boy and girl lines bothered me so much in elementary school I’d give my teachers a headache by constantly lining up in the boy’s line to prove some point, until they finally sent me to the principal’s office. I grabbed my education, career, and sexuality by the horns, and made it a vow never to have to rely on a man for anything—not even my orgasms.
It took me reaching my late twenties to recognize there was a charm and purpose to being a woman. That it wasn’t necessary to always go out of your way to be like a man. And now, six years deep into my marriage, I recognize it even more. Whether we like to admit it or not, it is a turn on to feel like you belong to someone; and I use the term “belong” in its loosest configuration because I still believe we all need several independent bones in our bodies to make it through the trials of life. But this excerpt out of 50 Shades of Grey struck a primal chord within me, which could be one of the reasons the book has become so popular. Women, given the difficult task of propagating the human species, have naturally relied on the concept of a “provider” for centuries; it is in our DNA to want someone to take the reigns, especially while we are in our most vulnerable state. It is not always necessary, or in our best interest, to fight for equality with the opposite sex, if for no other reason than there being something very sexually satisfying about letting the opposite sex take complete control of you. At least for a few hours of foreplay. As much as we all want equal pay, we also want a man to be able to take our bodies in a way that makes us feel like we don’t ever want to belong to anyone else.