I just filed my income taxes yesterday. Yes, I’m one of those filers that waits until the eleventh hour. Though this year I had an excuse. Really! I spent the first week of April sick as a dog with the flu from hell. But if I’m being honest, I’ll admit it wouldn’t have made a […]
I seem to have a femme fatale fetish. I know exactly where it started: La Femme Nikita, the uber *high-tech* USA production from the 90s about the street urchin turned secret operative. My husband was banned from watching it with me, because he would zealfully point out all the recycled action sequences. What EV-s, when your that […]
Yep, this Texas Chick is back! It has been awhile since I last stomped my boots all over Chick Swagger, and I’ve gotta say I missed y’all. Well, first off a little shameless shout-out for myself. A selfie with words, if you will. I’m finally a published author (and the screaming ensues). If only, right? […]
Your significant other’s best friend has just called to inform you that you are being cheated on. So what the hell do you do now?
Let me set the scene for you. You’re curled up in your favorite armchair. A cup of hot chocolate at your side and a super hawt read in your hands. After pages and pages of sexual tension the hero and heroine are finally getting busy. They do some naughty stuff, then he leans forward and […]
Hey, everyone! Since this is my very first swaggerly post, I thought I’d share something fun with you: my undying love for sex-say cowboys! Yep, that’s right. I have a penchant for a man in a low-slung pair of tight Wranglers, scarred boots, and if he tips his Stetson and calls me “ma’am” or “darlin’,” then holy hell, get […]
It’s that time again! Time to stretch your mind and really think about what we’ve read this quarter! Now, most of us read for pure enjoyment but sometimes it’s beneficial for our intelligence and imagination to take what we read just one step further. One step into the realm of How? and Why? This quarter […]
We’re all about equality here at Chick Swagger. That’s why with mega media attention on every Victoria Secrets Bra and Pantie fashion show, we thought we’d do “The Swagger Secrets Male Underwear Review.” I’ve searched far and wide for the styles I’m about to share. After all, there’s more to cover our man’s package than […]
Baby, it’s cold outside. Well, at least it is here in the Northeast. I’ve been going to bed with socks on. Yeah, I know hubby doesn’t think it’s sexy either. So what can a woman do to crank up her libido during the cold winter months? If you’re like me, first ditch those socks, then […]
Happy Almost Valentine’s Day! I thought it would be a great time to reminisce about Valentines gifts of yesteryear… Take last year’ offering from my husband. Now, don’t get all judgey with your significant other if they don’t measure up. My husband has had A LOT a practice–this is our 20+ V-day together after all! Got your expectations reined in? […]
I hope you’ll indulge me a little. I’m new to the Chicks, and it’s been twenty years. When I first saw HIM, he was doing that macho pose–legs spread shoulder width apart, arms crossed his broad chest and a serious “Don’t ‘F’ with me” expression on his face. His chest snagged my attention–I’d always been […]
All the sport cover nominations were eye catching. I’ll admit, I spent way too much time staring at several covers before I voted. Really it was hard to choose. Well at least that’s what I told my hubby when he caught me drooling in front of my laptop. The voting was fast and furious, and we’d […]
Hi all, it’s time for our another Book Cover Contest! And we’ve decided to nominate romance books with a sports theme. Why sports covers? Perhaps we picked sports covers because the Super Bowl is this weekend or maybe it’s because the Olympics start in a few days. Or maybe it was simply because the Chicks have […]
If there can be that many different looking vaginas making the world go ’round…then there are at least that many different personalities that make this world a better place. We ALL see the world differently, based on how our minds and emotions process it. Wouldn’t it be fun to give yourself a shot at looking through someone […]
Okay everyone, it’s time to get down and REAL. A few posts ago, I may have *ahem* initiated a discussion about unrealistic expectations concerning a certain male organ we Chicks dubbed the “banana”. But now, ladies, it’s our turn. Yep, we’re talking papayas. No? Peaches?
Happy 2014 to all our Swagger Homies! I’m usually like ‘screw New Year’s resolutions’ because it seems like such a gimmick. I mean, I get why people think it’s a good time to make a lifestyle change – the calendar flips, out with old, in with the new, yada, yada…but think about what most people […]
I’m coming at you with a serious topic today, chickas: Depression. If you’ve never had it, please read on. If you have, well, please read on. Depression afflicts both sexes. Women, being the smarter creatures in the emotional department, know the value of sharing feelings. Men don’t talk about theirs. Heck, some rarely talk about […]
Holiday greetings, Swaggerly readers. It’s that time of year again, and if you’re like me, you’ve probably strutted through November thinking, “Christmas? No problem. It’s not even December yet.” Yep, and then that December 1st date hits. And your family is spread out, not only across the country, but across the world. AND it’s too […]
12-12-12 One year ago today, my 40-year-old husband had a heart attack. (He’s doing fine—I don’t do unhappy endings!) His only symptom at the time was neck pain. He’s a healthy man who does adventure-racing (hillbilly triathlons he calls them–>) and lifts weights, so, he shrugged it off and asked me for more neck massages. […]
Chicks and Roosters, we have two guests in ONE WEEK! Are we blowing your mind or what? (Don’t answer that, k?) Today’s Chick Crasher is a cutie-patootie, sassy, southern belle who I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know quite well over the last several months because we’re publishing sisters for the same imprint at […]
Okay gang, being we are in full holiday-mode, we hens here at Chickswagger decided to make it easy on you! We voted on a pick from our previously nominated reads that didn’t get chosen (we will do this more often!) for you! So here is our choice for this quarter’s ChickSwagger-Litswagger…
First off……..no, your eyes did not deceive you. Read that headline again: Dickswagger!!! I. Am. DYING, people, to bring you today’s guest. We have a GUY for the first time ever. Yay!! He’s Mark Henry, an Entangled Publishing brother, and we quite love his snarky, fuck-off-bitches-I-loves-you ways. He recently released a new paranormal romance “for […]
Okay Swagger fans! It’s Thanksgiving Eve and time, not only to give our thanks here in America for the freedom and privileges we are accustomed to, but a time to learn a bit about history and the ‘what if’s’ of American culture from our co-conspirator chick and author; Jo Grafford!
Hi all, Renee here. Today is my one year anniversary posting on Chick Swagger. It’s been a fun and interesting journey. I’ve not only met some great writers, bloggers, and commenters, I’ve learned a few things. If you read our post, you know the Chicks are fond of sharing! So, I thought it would be […]
Hello Chick-as! Like how I did that, updating the ole Spanish version with some fresh ChickSwagger? I’m new here, so I’m still working on my ‘tude. The gals have promised me lessons, so I’ll be saucy, swingy, and swaggerific in no time. I’m rolling out my files of BANNED Facebook promotional pictures today for your viewing pleasure. [Note: I have a viewing FB […]
Happy Happy HUMP day, Swagger Crew! (Oh wait, it’s Thursday. What do they call Thursday? Anyone?) As odd as the title is, today’s post is actually a PSA (Public Service Announcement) to educate both sexes with the goal of…what else? Better sex! Are you down with that?! First though, we have to announce the winners […]
……iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit’s HUMP DAY!!! Oh, shit! No it’s not…it’s only Monday! But never fear. It IS a super-duper, grand mochaccino day here at ChickSwagger… We’re turning 100! 100-POSTS-old, that is! And we couldn’t have done it without you! So we wanna celebrate with FREE BOOKS! And not just any free books…our hot CHICK’S free books! (Thanks Misty, Vonnie and […]
In case you didn’t read through the comments on Renee’s post (here), I learned a new weakness of Misty’s. Apparently, she can’t even buy a certain fruit at the grocery store without snickering. So, just to make Misty giggle throughout this post, we’re going to use banana as our code word. For what? Well, if […]
All the hot cover nominations were simply delicious and drool-worthy. If you’re like me, you had a difficult time choosing just one. But the votes have been tallied, and we have a winner. Drum roll please…
Before you reach for the Clorox bottle to rinse that obscene visual from your eyes, let me explain. I meant to pack a scarf, really, I did. After all, Parisian women wear them often and with such flair, and I wanted to blend in—another oddity, I know. But swagger being swagger, I gave the thought […]
Okay, My TEEN-aged son announces to me a few days ago…”Mom…we had sex.” “BRZZZPTTTT!!!!” Now, that’s my peaceful little mental LP recording of Barney’s Theme Song that’s being demolished by the inevitable ‘time’ needle. In comes Meatloaf and Paradise By The Dashboard Light… “Ain’t no doubt about it we were doubly blessed. We were barely seventeen and […]
For those of you that have read my other post, you know I’m all about lists. Ten Movies to Get You in the Mood, Five Aphrodisiacs to Heat Up the Bedroom, and now Ten Hot Actors to Spark Your Libido. Okay, so I wanted to do an article on the top ten hottest actors, but […]
Here at Chick Swagger, we’re all about embracing our identities as women, and all of the little things that make our relationships with each other, including the male counterpart of our species, truly spectacular. That being said, I have to admit. There is, in my opinion, ONE (and ONLY one), aspect where the males of […]
If you’re able to follow this post today, you deserve a freaking medal because—OMG—I am so wired right now. The backspace button is ready to blow up because my thoughts are waaaaay faster than my bumbling fingers, but Imma try to slap this shit storm in my brain into some kind of comprehensible post. No […]
What’s up gang?! Hope this summer is treating you well. It’s been hot as hell all over the US, and maybe you’ve already thought about using those ice cubes for more than your iced tea. They are SEXY in the bedroom. (If you’re staring at the screen with a big goofy grin right now, go […]
Chickas, I’m continuing on with Avery Flynn’s most excellent topic of underwear. Lingerie. Or in this instance, the space age eye patch for your va-ja-jay.
Happy Monday Chick Swagger gang!! Hope you USA chicks and roosters survived the 4th of July festivities! Today we are fortunate to be enlightened and entertained by the lovely and talented Avery Flynn who’s crashing our party to give us a down and dirty lingerie history lesson. I’ve known Avery for a few years now, […]
Happy Fourth of July!! A big, loving shout out to our great country and all those who have fought and worked to make the U.S.A. what it is today! Here’s hope for a great future! So without further ado…here are our book picks for this month. YAY! Click on the book covers for a link to […]
Chicks and Roosters you’re in for a treat today! We have hilarious guest author AJ Nuest with us today yakking it up about rubbers!! Yep, you heard that right…Don’t be silly wrap your willy! *cue the immature giggles* Okay, okay. I’m out of here – right after I tell you that there’s a prize for […]
Welcome to the Chicks’ new book club, Lit Swagger! This month, our featured book is Seducing Charlotte by Diana Quincy. It also happens to have been my pick… not that my neighbours caught me happy dancing or anything ;) Anyhoo, like many romance novelist hopefuls, I paid a lot of attention to the contest circuit, […]
Adam was ‘The Man’. He had it all; the body, the brains, the smarts to manage his perfect little world…So why bother with little ole’ Eve? Cause man was not complete without woman…‘his’ world didn’t function…he needed something – different.
Okay for those of you who homed in on the word come and thought I’d be talking about orgasms—nope. Perhaps I should have titled this stripping down the Victorian woman, since this post is about the multitude of layers a fashionable Victorian woman wore. As a writer of historical fiction, I’ve researched what was stylish […]
Is it summer yet? Oh my gosh, you guys, I don’t know what kind of weather you’ve been having, but here in the Northlands, it’s been unseasonably damp and cool. And let me tell you, that is definitely not conducive to doing the deed in atypical locations. Unless it’s the furnace room. ***scratches head thinking*** Well […]
A Swaggerly Guide to Camping, plus bonus Canuck Mini Vocab Lesson I know what you’re thinking. It can’t possibly be SUMMER yet, can it? Where the heck did spring go? Fear not, my friends, for I am here to guide you through the steps required to have THE MOST AWESOME camping trip EVER. From the […]
Wow, thank you to every who voted! We had a total of 267 unique votes, and it became a tight race for a couple of the titles. Really, they’re all very worthy books, and I’m guessing all of us Chicks are going to read every one. However, our winner and June’s pick is…
Good day Chicks and Roosters! We have some fiercely awesome news to share. We are starting TWO new features…one is going to be our CHICK CRASHERS events where we welcome guests who will entertain and enlighten us on a variety of swaggerly topics. Posts could be related to books, or they could be totally random […]
When you’re a writer not-yet-published, it seems most of your time is spent learning about craft, how to pitch, how to query, who to query, how to deal with rejec—nope, that word needs a capital—Rejection. You may even learn about what to do when you get The Call. So you finally sold, but now what???
Really!? Who was it? A man, of course. I mean, no woman in her right mind would agree to this. So, who was the person who started this cluster fuck? And what has my baggie bloomers in a twist this time? It’s the latest male jargon I’m hearing too much of lately. And God help […]
Mother Nature…A chick with swagger galore! She multitasks, nourishes, supports, provides and entertains. What more could we ask for in One Hot Mama? So…I’ve been injured…for 6 months, out of work, feeling like a complete slug, thinking about my body, my mind and my life. Yeah…dangerous I know. But do you know what I’ve decided? […]