Winner of the Naughty After Dark Giveaway is…

Drum roll please….

Mel (Melissa)!

I’m still in Las Vegas and will be returning home early next week. As soon as I get back in California, I will ship out the Vegas Bling Basket, well box since there is now tons of stuff in it! And let’s not forget, Mel also gets an autographed copy of For the Love of Quinn!

Thank you all for participating and hope to see you all Behind Closed Doors again soon!

Blessed be,

Tammy

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Last Day of the Naughty After Dark Blog Hop!

Hello once again and welcome to the final day of the Naughty After Dark Blog  Hop! I hope you had fun visiting all of the sites for all of the participants and have yourselves entered in all of the giveaways. I wish you all luck!

More stuff for the Vegas Bling Basket

Today I promised to put up more pictures of what I have in the Vegas Bling basket. I still have one more stop to make during this trip in order to finish up with the goodies, but here are a few more items to add to the picture I posted the other night. Today’s picture has a few items I picked up at the M & M Store (Miss Green of course!), The House of Blues, and LUSH. I have more LUSH items at home to include in the basket too. Once I get back home, I will have the full inventory of the giveaway basket for the winner. Which reminds me, I will be announcing the winner tomorrow late morning/early afternoon Pacific Standard Time. I still have a few lectures to attend before I wrap up another year of attendance at the Western States Veterinary Conference.

Lotion and Shower Gel from New York New York

I loved the comments from yesterday’s blog about taking my winnings and RUN! LOL!  I used to think that way, back when I had grand ideas of going to Vegas to “win big.” That was entirely the wrong attitude to have and the quickest way to lose all of my money on day one. So over the years I’ve developed a strategy. First and most important…join the players club of the casinos you will be dropping your cash in. Use that card every single time you play any slot machine or table game. The more you play, the more points you add up and the more comps you get for your current trip.

Second, make sure you sign up for either home delivery or emails of special offers from the casinos that are part of your players club.  The MGM group is all part of “M Life” and the cards work at NYNY, MGM Grande, Excalibur, Luxor, The Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, the new ARIA, and Bellagio. There are a few others, but you get the picture. Each one will send you offers if you spend any time in their casinos.  If you have a favorite hotel/casino, then by all means keep all of your business with them.

Finally, if you eat at the restaurants in the casino, make sure that you charge the tab to your room. You will be paying for it one way or another,  so go ahead and charge it to the room. The reason you do this is to give the players club people a chance to be able to comp these services for you toward the end of your stay. For example, last year we had an offer for three nights at The Hotel at the Mandalay Bay. Between the three of us in the room, we played enough to cover the remaining days of our stay and ALL meals on our tab. We also had the resort fees comp’d. So an entire week in Las Vegas last year cost us NOTHING except our airfare.

I wanted to share a bit more of the naughty stuff in Vegas. We’ve covered the gambling and the chocolate.  Let’s take a look at a bit more…

Show me the Money!

 

 

 

 

This was on the Playboy Slot machine as it hit all of those wilds and starting tallying up my winnings for that one spin

Final tally of this bonus round ended up being over $200 Whoohoo!

 

 

And those bells and whistles kept on going!

 

 

 

 

BLING!

 

 

 

And for the Princess in all of us…

 

 

 

 

 

No words needed...LOL

Is it time to make the doughnuts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tattoo Parlor in the Mandalay Bay and the inspiration for the one in my book

 

 

 

How about a little ink? Body piercing?

 

 

 

 

 

Ooo la la LINGERIE!!!

 

 

 

 

What about a little shopping? Lingerie anyone?

 

 

 

Whatever you fancy, there is something for everyone here in Las Vegas…adults that is. Sure there are a few places that make it look like it’s kid friendly, but don’t kid yourself. This is an adult playground and it needs to stay that way! This is not the place to be bringing your toddler or teenager. You want a family vacation, go to Disneyland. Leave Vegas for your adults only getaways. You will thank me for it one day!

Before the day is over, please take the time to stop in on the other sites participating in this hop. All you have to do is click on the graphic below and you will be directed to the linky page.  Have fun and remember to stay naughty!

 

Links to the other authors in the hop

Catch up with the other authors in the hop

Naughty After Dark Blog Hop continues…day 7!

Today’s post isn’t going to be very long. I had a full day of lecture yesterday, checked out the exhibit hall and then met up with my Mom at the House of Blues for dinner before hitting the slots once again.  Still doing fairly well in that department. Another fun machine has the Playboy bunny theme. On one of the spins I got a couple rows filled with wilds and it ended up giving me 90 bucks! Not bad for a penny slot machine, huh?

I didn’t get outdoors yesterday for pictures, but I did pick up a few more things for the bling basket. I hope to have all the rest of the gifts by tonight so  I can get a final picture and list of what is in it for the blog. I’m having such a good time finding these things! When I stopped into the store called LUSH, I told the sales person what I was buying the body wash for, she took down all of my information and she will be putting a link up on their website to promote my books!  Whoohoo!  I’m going to have to go back and get some pics of the store for my post tomorrow. The store was a bit crowded and I was just trying to get in and then out of there as fast as I could.

As I’ve mentioned in the other posts over the last week, you still have time to visit the other authors in this hop and get entered in their giveaways. There are over 100 of us so there is something for everyone. Who knows…you just may find several new books for your  TBR piles!

So click on the hop graphic below to take you to the list of authors. Before you leave, make sure you leave a comment here to get another entry in my giveaway too!

Links to the other FAB authors in the hop

Make sure you come back tomorrow for the last day of the hop and hopefully I will have more pics to share with you all and of course, the list of the items in the Vegas Bling basket!

Day Six of the Naughty After Dark Blog Hop (still in Vegas!)

Relaxing in Vegas day one of 2012 conference

Hello once again! I want to thank everyone for stopping by during the hop and for checking out all of the posts here at Behind Closed Doors. I hope you are having just as much fun with this as I am!  I picked up a few more things for the bling basket to go with the signed copy of my erotic romance For the Love of Quinn.  I even got a few more people to purchase the book while I was shopping here in Vegas. One person whipped out her iphone, logged into Amazon and ordered it right there in front of me! LOL I gave her a signed bookplate sticker to put in her book once it’s delivered. I am on such a high right now! Hopefully that will carry through the whole day during the lectures I have to attend. Pray for me!  LOL

Links to the other FAB authors in the hop

Now how about that hop? Have you visited the sites of the other participants?  You only have a few more days to check then out, leave a comment or two and be in the running for some excellent prizes.  For those of you who are wondering, yes you can go back to my last posts and still leave comments there so you can get all 8 entries. I am giving the honors of choosing the winner’s name from a hat to my Muse the day after the hop closes.   Click on the graphic here and it will take you to the link page for the hop.  Good Luck!

Some of the "bling" I picked up for the winner of my giveaway

As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I did pick up some things for the Vegas Bling basket.  I got shot glasses and some magnets that they wrapped up for me so they don’t break during the trip home, but some of the other items I put on display in order to get a picture to share with everyone.  I still have a couple of places yet to go for some items, but I think the winner will enjoy everything so far.  I wish you all were here with me. We would have so much fun getting into a bit of trouble all up and down the strip! Whoohoo!

Here are a few pictures I took today as we headed over to the Mandalay Bay to check in for my conference. It was a very sunny day, but very windy! Good thing I wasn’t wearing a hat. I saw a few go tumbling down the strip!

Here is Lady Liberty outside of New York New York

View of New York New York from the bridge going over to the Excalibur
We are near the top of the tallest silver building. There are three floors above us but we could not be happier with our view!
Have you seen the movie Coyote Ugly? Well, here is one of their nightclubs in our hotel. It wasn’t open when I walked through in the morning, but after 5pm the music gets cranked up, they start selling frozen drinks and souvenirs. A few hours later, they open their doors to let folks inside to watch the girls dancing on the bar!

One day I will be kicking up my heels here too!

Well, that’s all for today from Sin City! Come back again tomorrow and see if I managed to keep out of trouble for another day! LOL

Naughty After Dark Blog Hop…Day Five and Live from Las Vegas!

Links to the other FAB authors in the hop

Welcome back once again if you are returning and HELLO if this is your first time visiting Behind Closed Doors. I’m here in my favorite place on earth, Las Vegas and getting ready for the first day of the annual veterinary conference I attend. It’s very large with over 15,000 veterinarians alone. That’s not counting the veterinary techs and other support staff that attend as well as the spouses and guests of the attendees. We are by no means the only group here having a conference, so it gets a bit crazy with all the people at times, but I love it!

First lets get to our Naughty After Dark business! The above graphic will take you to the page of all the participating authors. You have the chance to win a ton of naughty prizes from chocolate to books to other bling. Speaking of bling…if you comment on each day of the hop on my posts, you will earn 8 entries in the drawing for a signed copy of my erotic contemporary romance For the Love of Quinand a basket/bag full of Vegas bling. Today I got the first of the fun bling. I found a set of loaded dice and a deck of marked cards!  LOL I’ve been eyeballing a variety of cool coffee mugs (and shot glasses…thinking naughty!) and of course right across the street is the M and M store. You know I have to get some of that Miss Green trinkets for the basket!

I promise that I will get pictures up for tomorrow’s post. The ones I took with my cell phone today were too blurry, but I want to be able to show you our fantastic corner room. We are on the 35th floor and can see a huge part of the strip. I LOVE THIS TOWN!!! I feel so at home here and very relaxed.

For those of you who are wondering, yes I have started on my fun with the slot machines. Tonight’s favorites are the new Ghost Busters machine and the Dirty Dancing machines. Both had a lot of opportunities to play their bonus rounds, great music and they had effects that made your chairs shake and buzz. So fun!  Both were penny slots, but the minimum bet is 50 cents a round. You can go higher of course, but then you run through your money a lot faster. I played for three hours nonstop and only lost a net of 10 bucks. I am actually ahead of the game since I managed to play all that time with only 10 bucks and the rest of the time on the casinos money building points on my players card so that I can get all of my meals and the rest of our stay here comp’d.

Just for fun, I thought I would do a Six Sentence Sunday submission. I wasn’t able to sign up in time for the official group but here is their link if you would like to check out more of the submissions that did make the deadline!  http://sixsunday.com/

Here’s mine from my current work in progress The Island (Now and Forever 2) and yes it is a little bit naughty…LOL!

 

Jacob’s lips covered hers once again finding her tongue more than eager to do battle with his. She quickly undid his belt and zipper of his pants and slid her hands inside to caress his growing erection.  He quickly pulled her tank top over her head and tossed it to the floor.  He lifted her off her feet and carried her to the bed he made for her for Christmas.  The king sized four poster bed was made out of a dark, richly stained  oak and had red, sheer curtains draping over the top.  She squealed with delight when she first saw it set up in their bedroom, and now he was hoping to get her squealing once again.

Naughty After Dark Blog Hop (Day Four)…The Vixen is headed to Vegas!

Links to the participating authors

Hello everyone and welcome to Behind Closed Doors and the fourth day of the Naughty After Dark Blog Hop. I’m one of over 100 authors participating in this eight day tour through “naughty land.” At each stop along the way, you have chances to get entries in the individual giveaways. For mine, all you have to do is leave a comment, even if it’s just “hello” on each day and you will have 8 entries. The prize? I’m giving away a signed print copy of my erotic contemporary romance For the Love of Quinn (Now and Forever 1)and a basket of goodies that I pick up during my stay in the fabulously naughty Las Vegas! In other places of this blog you can find excerpts from this book and some of the works in progress in this series. Please feel free to let me know what you think. I love hearing from those who take the time to drop in.  Once you leave here, all you have to do is click on the hop graphic and you will be directed to the entire group of Naughty After Dark authors.  Have fun!

Well, today is the day I will be spending traveling to Las Vegas to attend the Western Veterinary Conference. I go every year and have a wonderful time learning the latest and greatest in my field and as an added bonus, my Mother flies out from Michigan to spend the time with me. Double bonus this year though. My muse will be joining us toward the end of the week. This will be our first weekend trip as a couple and the first time he gets to meet a member of my family.  Funny thing, I’m not nervous about that at all. I know my Mom will adore him as much as I do.

For today’s post I wanted to share my new logo designed for me by my friend and fellow author Bonnie Lea Elliott. She designed something that I think captures exactly what I had in my head. It’s a bit of a throw back to the classically sexy Vixen with the silky clothes, enticing you with the sparkle and mischief in her eyes and that dazzling smile. This is the logo I’m going to use for my self published work and all of my correspondence. I’m so happy to share it with you all today…

 

So there you have it, my alter ego The Vixen encouraging you all to be a little naughty today. I’ll update more tomorrow and hopefully I will have the first items for the Vegas Bling basket!

Naughty After Dark Blog Hop: Day three!

Links to the participating authors

Hello again! Welcome back to this fabulous blog hop. Have you had a chance to check out the other authors participating? Well, you still have six days to visit them all and revisit them at will. Make sure you leave comments so that you can be entered in all the contests.  As for mine, all you have to do is comment on one or all days I put up a post during the hop and you get another entry to win a signed print copy of my erotic contemporary romance For the Love of Quinn and a basket of Las Vegas Bling!  What’s in that basket? Well, I’m set to arrive in Vegas on February 18th. From the moment I check into the New York New York Hotel/Casino it’s game on! I will be looking for all sorts of things for the basket. Watch for further updates about what I found on each day.  Now mind you, I have to be there for a veterinary conference, so I will have a big chunk of the day devoted to lectures, but the nights…oh the nights…will belong to me! Bwahahahaha! Sorry about that. The Vixen takes over from time to time. 😉

Welcome to Sin City!

Las Vegas is my favorite place on earth second only to my home state of Michigan. A close runner up is of course Disneyland. Hmmm…maybe that’s why I set For the Love of Quinn in all three spots! This blog entry today is devoted to Sin City. What better place to feature during a Naughty Blog hop? If you’ve never been to this city that is truly the one that never sleeps (trust me, it’s not New York as Mr. Sinatra would have us all believe!), I suggest you save up your allowance kids and get there! You have not lived until you’ve experienced all that this city has to offer.

Christmas 2010 Bellagio

From the night life, to the buffets, to the casinos without any clocks, to the fantastic shows, there is something for everyone in this town. Sure the biggest attraction here are the casinos, and this is where the hotels make their money, but you can keep busy here and not gamble one cent. There is always at least one Cirque du Soleil show playing every night, famous singers such as Cher, Celine Dion, Bette Midler and even Elton John in featured shows. Are you into magic? David Copperfield has his own theater at the MGM Grande. At different times there are Broadway shows such as Mamma Mia and The Lion King playing at the Mandalay Bay. Of course this town is also well known for hosting thousands of different conferences from the Adult Film Industry to the Western Veterinary Conference. (This is the one I’m attending!) There are free shows too such as the water fountain productions at the Bellagio every half hour on the hour, the pirate battle at Treasure Island and oodles and oodles of street performers. There are beautiful flower displays at the Bellagio every season and my favorite so far is the one last Christmas. So many displays packed in one large room. It was breathtaking!

Now and Forever...Forever Mine

Want to commemorate your trip to Vegas? How about getting a little ink? The PussyKat Tattoo Parlor is where I got my second tattoo. It’s a nod to a pendant that Quinn had made for Steve in For the Love of Quinn.  I had a heck of a time coming up with a name for the series of these books and low and behold, I had it all the time…on my left shoulder blade area! They say once you get inked, you crave more and boy is that true for me. I’m planning on a third tattoo, but finding the time to get it done had been a challenge. Maybe in a couple months I’ll get back into that chair and feel the “scratch” of those tat needles. Oh, I can’t wait!  I’m thinking of a phoenix as a nod to another book in this series My Love, My Friend. The heroine, Sammi decides to let Derek Quartermarsh design a tattoo for her. For her, the phoenix symbolizes the rebirth and changes she is having to go through to get her life on track. hmmm…is anyone else having a feeling of deja vu? LOL

My favorite past time in Vegas is of course the slots. I love the sounds of all those bells and whistles…and that’s not always when you are winning. Now they have machines that entertain you as you play, keeping you feeding money in them to get more and more songs or movie clips to play. There are machines based on our favorite television shows such as American Idol, Survisor, The Amazing Race, and Wheel of Fortune. The best games are those with multiple pay lines and therefore more ways to win. If you by chance get a great spin going, you can fill the screen with wilds and BAM! You’ve won a jackpot!

Penny slots...jackpot!

More penny slots and nice winning streak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many things to so and see that you can’t possibly do them all in one trip. I know I can’t and I’ve been to this city at least once a year for the last twelve. This year is extra special for me. My muse/soul mate will be joining me the second half of my stay. I can’t wait to show him and all of you “My Vegas!” I fly out tomorrow so look out Sin City! The Vixen is BAAAACK!