Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction by Cheri Loughlin
Source: Review by Request
Copy provided by author
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Arouse your senses in the bar and the bedroom.
Cocktails with a Tryst artfully mixes 12 tantalizing stories with 27 original cocktail recipes that will keep you craving more.
These sexy short stories are the quickies you fantasize about. They are the quick fix breath of stimulation that keeps you going during the day. You’ll love how these erotic stories mix deliciously with sexy, sensual cocktails and exquisite photos in each chapter. Whether you are looking for a little inspiration in the bedroom—or the bar—you’ll find it between these pages.
Share this book with someone special for a delightful “kiss and don’t tell” kind of evening, or have some fun with the girls for Ladies Night Out. Whatever your pleasure, Cocktails with a Tryst will hit the spot.
A positively delicious collection!
– to excite or please (someone) in a way that suggests the effect of alcohol or a drug
Part Erotica Anthology, part drink recipe reference, part photography showcase.
This book was so much fun.
This is a collection of twelve smoking hot short stories split up with 27 mixed-drink recipes to cool you off…
The cocktails are themed to compliment each story, which added a bit of whimsy…
Normally I’m not particular about whether a book is read in paperback or eBook format, but in the case of this collection, it was immensely satisfying to see the beautiful photography and graphics in the paperback version.
The sexy short stories are more like little shots of erotica – very brief, but oh so tasty…
The stories contained within this book had a little something for everyone…
Lots of Fantasizing,
Steamy Shower Time,
Sadism in a Waxing Studio…
This isn’t the kind of book you read cover-to-cover, it’s the kind you pull out periodically for a bit of fun. The author indicates in the forward that the stories are meant to be shared – read to your lover, perhaps over a cool drink?
Enjoy it on your own, or purchase a copy for a friend & wrap it up with enough ingredients to mix one of the cocktails contained within – what a naughty sweet housewarming present.
From the short story At Your Service
My fingers slip between my pussy lips, opening them to a ‘V’ shape. Ever so carefully I take the first easy glide of the razor over my most sensitive of spots. Then I repeat, over and over again, each time slipping my finger over the area checking for smoothness. Each time my fingers slip between my pussy lips, my arousal deepens until my slippery juices mingle with the shaving cream that is swiftly disappearing. I watch as your cock stiffens and your hand glides up and down the length of it. My pussy spasms with delight. My fingers deepen their touch along my swollen lips as I watch you. I can feel them swell as the heat rises within them. I want to feel your cock slide between my lips before delving within my creamy center.
I slide down to your knees, still straddling you. Your cock tickles the nub of my pink clit. You guide your slippery head along my slit, teasing at my opening. I offer my breast to you and you take my nipple lightly between your teeth, tempting the tip with your tongue. I let out a small whimper as you take my breast in fully. Leaning back, I tip my pussy forward and slide down, impaling myself on your thick, hard cock. The vibration of your groan ripples through my breast and reverberates to my pussy. I roll and swirl my hips as I move my pussy along your cock, feeling my ass bounce easily along your thighs. You are on fire between my legs and then you come in a surge of creamy thunder swelling inside me, sparking my orgasm, and we go over the edge together until we are no more than a crumpled heap saturated in sweat, orgasmic bliss, and shower steam.
My Secret Sin
(accompanies At Your Service story in the book)
1 ounce Vanilla Vodka
3/4 ounce Raspberry Liqueur
1/2 ounce Coffee Liqueur
1-1/4 ounce Half & Half
3 Fresh Raspberries
Place all liquids in a cocktail shaker filled two-thirds full of ice. Shake to blend ingredients. Strain into large rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with three fresh raspberries skewered on a cocktail pick. This drink could also be served strained in a chilled martini glass if you prefer.
My Secret Sin is definitely a vice to share. This creamy sweetened drink has a smooth consistency with a light foamy head layered over the top of the drink. It is definitely lick-your-lips kind of fabulous. The warming sensation of this drink slips over the lips, over the tongue, and down the throat, a little like other succulent treats. A kiss of raspberry sweetness is buried beneath the foamy head.
An Interview with Cheri Loughlin
About the Book:
Sell your book in five words or less:
Cocktails and erotica for couples
What was the spark of inspiration which led to this book?
The stories began while I was in a long distance relationship. My lover would email me a list of ten to twelve non-sexual words. I would incorporate the word list into a sexy story. It challenged my imagination and it was quite fun sharing the stories.
Much of my work is in the spirits and cocktail industry, so pairing cocktail recipes with sexy stories just came naturally.
Do you have any experience bartending? What kind of research did you do to prepare for writing this book?
Yes, I was a bartender several years ago. While bartending I tried to learn as much as possible about classic cocktails and the formulas behind mixing a great cocktail. My work in cocktail development and photography for liquor companies has been ongoing since 2007.
Is there a song which you feel perfectly complements your book?
Music influences my story writing to a large degree. But I don’t think I could pinpoint a single song for the entire book.
What is your favorite drink recipe included in the book?
It’s difficult to choose just one. When I flip through the book I am reminded of the fun recipe testing sessions we had with groups of couples and a large group of women for Girl’s Night Out. Straps & Chaps was a huge hit with the group of women. But the Blueberry Muffin Shot is usually the first recipe people ask me to make for them. My favorite drinks in the book are those I associate with the fun time I had meeting new people.
What was the first drink you ever ordered at a bar?
A beer or White Russian are probably the first drinks I ever ordered.
What is your usual drink of choice?
I love Dry Vodka Martinis and Manhattans.
Cheri Loughlin On Writing:
How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
My 7th grade English teacher introduced me to poetry. She hooked me on writing from that point forward. At one point I wanted to go into journalism. Life took another course, but my love of writing never diminished.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first poetry I ever wrote was My Favorite Things as part of a class assignment in 7th grade. The first story I ever wrote with the intention of publishing was a children’s book about a little girl and her adventures with her aunt. I still have the rejection letters and the original manuscript with pencil drawings.
How do you keep your creativity flowing?
Music is a great inspiration for me, so I scope out new songs by favorite musicians and listen to them over and over when I’m out doing errands.
How long did it take for you to write this book?
Each story takes a day to a week to get on paper once I have an idea of what I’m going to write. Polishing and editing the stories takes much longer. This book took a little over a year from start to finish.
We’re loving the cover of this book and all the gorgeous photos within. Who did you work with for the graphics?
I am the photographer of every drink, model, and vignette photo in the book, including the front cover. The only photo exception is the author photo of me on the back cover. That was taken by my partner during a tasting session.
What advice do you have for new authors? Is there anything you know now that you wish you knew when you were starting out?
Since I am a new author I wouldn’t presume to give others advice about writing. I would say it is beneficial to find a writing critique group and stay in communication with other authors. It’s a great way to stay inspired and bounce around ideas.
How do you deal with bad reviews? Any advice for other authors in that regard?
So far I haven’t received any bad reviews, but it’s just a matter of time. Not every book is everyone’s cup of tea. If a reviewer just says they don’t like the book there isn’t much I can do about that. If a reviewer offers constructive criticism or specifics as to why they don’t like the book I can learn from that.
What additional projects are you working on?
I am currently working on edits for two more books similar to Cocktails with a Tryst.
Cheri Loughlin On Reading:
What book have you read more times than any other?
When I was a kid I read and reread youth version biographies of Clara Barton and Marie Curie. Mishmash and the Sauerkraut Mystery by Molly Cone was also a favorite. I wore that book out rereading it so much. As an adult I rarely if ever reread books. The exception is P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern. I’ve read it twice. I only saw the film version of the book about six months ago.
What is the latest book you’ve bought and read?
The last paperback book I bought and finished reading is The Other Half by Sarah Rayner, but I have three or four books lying around the house and my work space that I’m reading at the same time. I pick up whichever one I’m closest to and pick up reading at the bookmark.
What was the last book you absolutely fell in love with?
The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman is a must read! It’s a reminder to never give up on our dreams no matter how unattainable they may seem. Another terrific book is One Hundred Names by Cecilia Ahern.
Is there a book you keep meaning to read, but haven’t gotten around to it? Don’t worry, we all have ridiculously long TBRs!
I have eBooks that I’ve downloaded and haven’t gotten to yet, but there isn’t a specific one that’s niggling at me to read. Once I download an eBook I forget it’s there. A paperback book sitting on a shelf or on my desk is a constant reminder to pick it up and read.
Do you recall the first piece of Erotica you ever read?
Emma Holly is one of the first romance / erotica authors I ever read. I liked her style so much, that I bought every book of hers that I could get my hands on at the time. I don’t recall the titles.
Do you have a favorite Book Boyfriend/Girlfriend? Please give us the character(s) & Book(s)
I can’t think of any.
Cheri Loughlin On Play Time:
When you’re not hard at work writing, what do you do with your time?
I love to work Sudoku and crossword puzzles. I love photography, so sometimes I’ll grab my camera and just walk the neighborhood taking random photos of things that interest me. Sunsets are one of my favorite things to photograph. There’s never a repeat sunset, so it’s always something new.
What’s the first thing on your Bucket List?
The number one thing on my Bucket List is live in a home that’s right on a warm, sunny beach.
Do you have any pets?
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Food: Macaroni & Cheese and air popped popcorn with real butter and salt are my guilty pleasure foods.
Leisure: Reading all afternoon out on the deck in summertime is pure indulgence, especially when I should be working.
Shopping: I’m a sucker for strappy high heel shoes and lingerie, especially bustier & garter sets.
Favorite Swear Word?
I drop the F-bomb way too often.
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About the Author:
Cheri Loughlin loves to shake things up. This time she shakes things up from bar to bedroom by combining sexy stories, vignette photography and delicious cocktails. Her erotic writing began by crafting sexy stories from sensual words she added to her daily to-do list.
Cheri develops signature drink recipes with cocktail photography for liquor companies and artisan brands as The Intoxicologist by day. When she isn’t creating cocktails or photographing them, she’s reading, writing or making a list of story ideas.
Cheri enjoys solving Sudoku and crossword puzzles, cooking and baking, and listening to music.