Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sex and More Sex

Do you remember your first time? Of course you do. Everyone does. The fantasy, the anticipation, the racing heartbeat as you dive into unknown territory. Vivid memories are etched into my mind; images of my hands slightly trembling as I caress each side, the intoxicating smell as I opened that cover and looked inside for the first time. A stolen moment that made me fearful of being caught. I wrapped you in my arms anyways and took you into my room in secret.



Adult Read Blogfest
July 24/25was the "1st Adult Book Read" blogfest hosted by the Heroines with Hearts. All you had to do for this blogfest was share with us the first adult book you ever read and Post your entry to your blog July 24th/25th. Because of the devastating events in Norway I decided to withdraw. My mind and heart was just not in it. Today however, I feel like sharing.


From Nancy Drew to Angelique. At the age of twelve I found a collection of books in my mothers bedroom. I had read all the Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden detective books, and was ready to go from detective to criminal as I snatched one of these books and fled to my room. Who did I take with me for my first?



The adventures and sexual misadventures of a poor young beauty of France. A series of books written by
Anne Golon.


Angelique is forced to return from the convent to be married to a man she has never met, Comte Joffrey de Peyrac de Morens, Lord of Toulouse. He is a man with a fearsome reputation. He is scarred and lame, but richer than the king (allegedly) and reputed to be a wizard. Angelique is determined that she will not give herself to Joffrey and he is patient. What she did not know about her new husband is that he is devoted to the art of love, and has the voice of an angel. He is also devoted to his young wife and once he manages to convince Angelique of his love, the couple have a period of happiness. But this is the middle ages and with lots of intrigue and jealousy between the Church and the Royal Court, a man who apparently has the skills of witchcraft that enable him to cause many women to fall in love with him despite his physical infirmities as well as to be able to magically conjure gold out of rocks where there is no gold present is always going to be in danger. And so the adventures of Angelique kept me company as my own adventures into womanhood began.


If you want to share your first time, I would love to hear about it.

21 comments:

GigglesandGuns said...

What a little stinker you were (are)!
First adult fiction was James Michener's Hawaii at about ae 12.

Glenn said...

The first time was amazing. :)

Stephanie said...

I think the first adult book I read was when I was about thirteen and it was a historical romance novel, Nora Roberts I believe, that I picked up while wandering around CVS waiting for my mother to pick up the family's prescriptions. That's when my love of more complex plotlines and characters began and I set aside my Ramona and SuperFudge books for good :)

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

So perfectly depicted! "Angelique" sounds awesome. I was always a big fan of "Nancy Drew" ;)

Craziness abounds said...

I read Trixi Belden. In fact I still have all of those books. I was probably 12 when I read my first risque book. I don't remember what it was called and my mom was furious when she found it. In fact I don't even remember how or where I got it.

shelly said...

That sounds like a really good book.

Compulsive Crystal said...

Goodness. The first adult book I ever read was a fantasy novel my older brother discarded. All 750 pages. (It was 3 in one come to find out.) I was so proud of myself for reading the thing at 13. Had to go back a few years ago and track the book down again--the Silicone Tower series by Barbara Hambly. Fond memories.

li said...

I bowed out of the blogfest as well. First adult book - The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon. I actually had the nerve to read it in school. I propped up my humongous geography book on the desk and hid the paperback inside and read it. To this day I don't know where some countries are located...

Michael Di Gesu said...

What a great first adult book. I've always love the name Angelique and would have named my daughter that if I had a daughter,

My first adult book I read when I was about twelve. James Michener's The Drifters... an AWESOME book. All about the late sixties and how six young adults from different countries met in Torremolinos Spain to escape the northern winter.

Jules said...

LOL, Li cracked me up. My first was Victoria Holt, all of hers. I then moved on to Erica Jong and now I moved on to just plain hot flashes! :)

Though I have been busy, my thoughts and prayers have been on your country. Peace and healing to all of Norway.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Jen Daiker said...

Now isn't this filled with a whole lot of passion!! I'm like Stephanie, the first adult book was a Nora Roberts novel and I still have the one I started with.

Susan Kane said...

My first adult book was by James Michener--can't remember the title, but it was about an archeological dig in Israel. As the dig was uncovered, layer by layer, the story of each layer was told.

Craziness abounds said...

Hey woman just checking on you and making sure you're dong ok??

Alleged Author said...

Was Angelique written in French? I don't remember the title of my first adult book, but I definitely remember the content. *fans face*

Roland D. Yeomans said...

You teased us perfectly. I have been exiled from my apartment and its internet access by the air conditioner breaking down beyond repair. 110 degree heat is hard to stay in for long, so I haven't my friends like you like I have wanted for so long. The owner is dragging his feet, but he has let me stay in a vacant apartment with AC.

Just wanted to drop by and say I've missed you, Roland

Arlee Bird said...

I never read much that was truly steamy, but I read a few books that I don't remember much of that had rather mild passages that I did find titillating. I did once find a rather primitive sex education manual in my parents' bedroom once that I was enthralled by. I'm guessing that someone gave it to them when they got married or something like that.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Talli Roland said...

Haha! Loved this, Siv. :)

Susan Oloier said...

How funny! I love your confession.

Mark Koopmans said...

I am not Anonymous, I swear :)

Am I allowed to say Jackie Collins was my first adult book, as I'm sure certain magazines were not books - but I looked through them *only* for the great, big articles.

:)

Have a safe, fun weekend, too :)

Sherry Ellis said...

Sounds like a good book. I think the worst I've ever read is VC Andrew's Flowers in the Attic.

Does that make me a good girl? LOL!

Gina Gao said...

I don't know when I read my first adult book. This is a genre that I shy away from.

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