Tuesday, July 27, 2010

10th Anniversary Judges' Choice Winner: How Has EC Improved Your Sex Life?

Congratulations to Amy S. for winning the Judges' Choice Award in the write-in portion of Ellora's Cave's 10th anniversary contest! We asked readers to tell us how Ellora's Cave books have improved their sex lives, and boy did we get some fantastic answers!

It was a very difficult choice, but after much wrestling, slapping, pinching and hair-pulling among the judges, the winner has emerged. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did.

In the coming weeks, we will be running the remaining entries for you to vote on, so stay tuned!

How Ellora's Cave Has Improved My Sex Life
by Amy S.

This is actually a very easy question to answer but it takes a little bit of set up to do so. First, my husband and I are (or were) in our late 20s at the time I first started reading EC religiously. We were getting ready to try to start making a baby (yay) and I was very excited about the whole prospect. Nobody actually tells you that when you are trying to make a baby the sex actually becomes really boring and repetitive. You become wrapped up in checking ovulation and the maximum positions for fertilization and you end up dreading bedtime because you are going to have to lie on your back for a certain amount of time that is recommended…blah blah blah....

One thing that EC reminded me was that sex is actually an expression of the passion that you feel for your partner but it can also take reality and turn it into fantasy. The same old routine can REALLY be spiced up with a little dirty talk or spanking during sex and my husband has even enjoyed it when I have read passages out of some of the books to him. Granted he is not too keen on the threesome scenes that include more than one male but, of course, would love for us to try almost everything else that I have read about. So far we have only hedged into the possibilities of what can happen and that makes me love reading these books. It gives me the freedom to know that other women out there have the same fantasies and desires that I have.

EC gave me back my passion for my husband when I had started to take it for granted. I was energized by the raw law scenes that would play out in my head when reading and it made bedtime MUCH more fun. We actually had a very hard time creating the baby we had tried so hard for, and after two unfortunate tragedies we became parents in Feb 09 to a beautiful little girl. I still read EC more now than ever to make sure we keep the spice where it needs to be. I would dread becoming one of those women that says her sex life fades when the kids start showing up and I can see how it can easily happen. so in a nutshell…EC keeps me sane. keep ‘em coming.


Jan Springer said...

Congratulations on your win Amy S!


Sally Painter said...

Congrats Amy on the win, but more importantly on the birth of your daughter and being a wise woman who isn't afraid to try new things to keep the spice in your marriage. Thanks for being an EC reader (g) and best of luck to you and your family!

Tory Richards said...

Hi Amy! I'm so happy to hear your story had a happy ending, and that reading EC's books help put the enjoyment of sex back into your relationship with your hubby. Congratulations!


Mari Freeman said...

Amy -
Congrats on the win and the baby girl. I think women who learn that their sexuality is a healthy part of life and marriage live very happy lives. Good for you. Figuring that out now will keep you and your husband close for years to come.

Thanks for letting us know that what we write has such a positive influence.

~Mari F

Cris Anson said...

What a wonderful story, Amy. No wonder the judges selected it. May you always have love and hot sex in your lives.

Barbara Elsborg said...

Congratulations, Amy! On the win and the birth of your daughter you'd longed for so much. My daughter got married last Saturday and I'm still bouncing with happiness.

Ashlyn Chase said...

Yay, Amy!

I'm so glad you found such happiness in our books.

I remember a letter from you a long time ago that made me very happy. I wish you many, many years of hot romance!

P.S. Congrats on winning the Net Book. I'm sure you'll put it to good use.

Amber Skyze said...

What a great story Amy! I'm so happy EC's books helped you.

Congrats on your win.

Koko Brown said...

Great letter Amy! Like you EC hipped me to alot of "creative" things I never imagined possible:)

Congratulations on your win and the new baby girl!

Kathy Kulig said...

Congrats Amy on your win and new baby girl. What a wonderful happily ever after story. Keeping the spice alive and hot, makes for a long, happy relationship. EC books can sure help turn up the heat.

Mel Teshco said...

Congrats Amy on the baby and the win!
So glad our EC stories are keeping our readers happy! =)

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Amy, on both your win and your child. Such a heartwarming tale and yet another reason for me to check out EC.

Lacey Thorn said...

Congrats to you on the baby girl and the win!