So You Want to Boycott Fifty Shades of Grey

We’ve heard from the critics. Read the reviews. Voiced our own—whether we’ve read the books or not. There’s no question. We all have a viewpoint on the matter. Same as any time something scales the walls of mainstream culture to the point we can no longer ignore it. Propagating an opinion isn’t the problem. Offering a solution is.We could picket. Sign petitions. Boycott movie theaters and bookstores. But would it matter?...more

50 Shades of Safety: A How To

So you watched 50 Shades of Grey and now you're curious? You've read my blog and you're curious? Or you really just have been curious from the beginning and you were too afraid to ask? That's okay. It happens. A lot of people are too afraid to admit their curiousity and are willing to jump in without realizing there is a right way and a wrong way....more

Dearest Readers

Dearest readers,Can we talk?I wanna tell you a secret.In my not-so-distant past, I've settled for less.I've journeyed the rugged, tar-black roads of lies about who I am.  Maybe you’ve traveled similar paths.  If so, you know the routes spewing filth and dust. The kind of dust that sticks to your skin like black tar, lingering for days, weeks, years. Whispering lies about who you are....more

Why the ending of Fifty Shades of Grey is depressing

I remember the many times I broke up with my abusive partner, it was often after some particularly degrading act, I would slam the door and walk away, swearing that I would never come back. I felt used and abused and absolutely disgusted with him and myself. I could not believe that in spite of being a 21st century woman in the first world I had willingly allowed a man to hurt me thus and yet at the same time I felt infinitely broken and sad to let him go....more

Should You Really Watch This ’50 Shades Of Grey Trailer?’

Everyone is all a titter about the many “50 Shades of Grey” trailers and teasers.  People are getting their panties in a wad, and then promptly throwing them on the floor.The trailers are intended to make us salivate for the new movie, but all some of them do do is remind us why we hate car commercials and bad song remakes....more

Flo loves 50 Shades of Grey!

Today I will share yet another Flo video. Flo is from Progressive and I am aggressively spoofing her! In this video, Flo feels like she needs a change, as usual, from being...well...Flo! She has trouble putting her request into words, so she decides to sing about it instead! An old Madonna song helps her along as you will hear.... xoxo Melissa...more

Shocker: E.L. James Took NONE of My Suggestions

Twitter and Facebook feeds are blowing up. A cure for cancer? Nope. Peace declared in Syria? Uh-uh. Finally an Ikea in St. Louis? There are rumors, but nothing confirmed. No, the breaking news heard 'round the world is that the roles for the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey have been cast....more

Fifty Shades of Vampires and Fairytales

I never read fairytales as bedtime stories to my daughter when she was little....more

FIFTY SHADES OF URBAN

My female goddess awakened as Jim tickled me down there with an ostrich feather. I chewed my lips as he salaciously cocked his head to the side and rocked his groin upward. "Holy crap," I gasped, about to reach my eleventh orgasm of the day....more
@Sue O. You "want" my husband, huh?  On my breaks from editing CHICA PEEPS, the anthology ...more