Faking It - With Flowers: A Giveaway

Book CoverHere’s a little something new and different. To celebrate the release of “Faking It,” by Elisa Lorello, I’ve got my totally-craving-spring hands on a giveaway for you: flower delivery service California Blooms is donating 1 dozen roses to a Smart Bitches, Trashy Books reader located in the continental U.S. The winner will also get a free copy of FAKING IT! If you win, you can have the flowers and book sent to yourself (who doesn’t want a dozen roses and hot read delivered to her door?) or someone you love.

Faking It by Elisa Lorella is about Andi, a composition and rhetoric professor, who breaks off her engagement and moves home to Long Island to start her life and career over. Then she meets Devin, a male escort whose client list seems to include at least half of the accomplished women she knows. Devin is totally handsome and charming (and quite out of her league) but Andi senses something underneath his sexy exterior that fascinates her. So she proposes a “teaching” arrangement: each of them will educate the other in what they know best. Devin will teach Andi to be a better lover, and she’ll teach him to be a writer.

That’s right, it’s all about conjugation up in here. Awwww yeah.

Yes, this giveaway is US only (sorry about that – if I could send flowers to you wherever you are, I totally would, unless you live in one of those luscious tropical countries with flowers all over the place and would look at one more bloom as a reason to screech). All you have to do is leave a comment with what you think is the sexiest verb (in any language), and you’re entered to win. Comments will be open for 48 hours, and standard disclaimers apply: I’m not being compensated for this giveaway. I really like flowers. No animals were disturbed in the writing of this entry. Objects in mirror are closer than they appear (and may also be bigger, too – woo!) Yes, verbs totally are sexy. They are the sexytimes of the parts of speech.

Comments are Closed

  1. 1
    lmfny says:

    sexiest verb: to wrest.

  2. 2
    Alex Ward says:

    Haivng just finished her newest novel, I know Susan Elizabeth Peter’s favourite verb: shattered, which is what all heroines do at the end of the sexxoring!

    My favourite verb is probably ‘replete’ – what’s sexier than being sated and filled to satisfaction?

  3. 3
    corina says:

    Oh, man, my word-loving nerd soul is loving the idea of this book and coming up with way too many options. But I’ll stick with a sappy classic. Sexiest verb: love.

  4. 4
    Scrin says:

    It’s not spring yet up there? That’s a shame.

    In my neck of the country, it’s been spring for a few weeks, and summer’s coming along in a few more (Sub-tropical climate, FTW!)

  5. 5
    nlowery71 says:


  6. 6
    Genevieve says:

    Thrust baby, THRUST.

  7. 7
    StarOpal says:

    Mesmerize. I think it’s sexy…

  8. 8
    Kristi says:

    lécher – Lick. YUM

  9. 9
    Nadia says:

    Vacuum.  As in “When Nadia came home from a rough day of herding children, she noticed her husband had vacuumed the entire house.”  Now that’s sexy. ;)

  10. 10
    Rae says:

    To part. 

    His lips parted, her legs parted, parting is such sweet sorrow…

  11. 11
    Silver James says:


    Love the way it sounds. Love what it means when reading hot words about sizzling sexxoring.

    ROFLMAO! My spam word: congress38 Oh the dark paths I could blithely follow there. (Like definition #7 on dictionary.com *bwahaha*)

  12. 12
    velocireader says:


  13. 13
    Lisa says:


    The tease is irresistible.

  14. 14
    bungluna says:

    I like ‘to wist’;  it has a yearning quality that I find sexy.

  15. 15
    freshechelle says:

    to massage – pick your part to be massaged,  it’s all good.

  16. 16
    Leah says:


    Because it means ‘to win the love of’. I love that Spanish implies that love must be won. Gooooooo romance! Whooo!

  17. 17
    Vicki says:

    So many choices. But I might go with desire. It’s got the promise and suggestion but not yet the fulfillment. There is the breathless hope, the pursuit, the tease (another good one), the playfulness, the sweat, the anguish, the sideways glances, the sighs in the night….yes, maybe desire.

  18. 18
    Helen of Troy says:


    My spam word – bill39 – one of the unsexiest verbs ever!

  19. 19
    JBHunt says:

    To press…

  20. 20
    Jayne says:

    I like all the fiery verbs, like burn or . . . well, that’s all I can think of right now. It’s Sunday morning pre-coffee.


  21. 21
    Francesca too says:

    Covering both Italian and Latin here:

  22. 22
    Joelle says:


  23. 23
    Tracy Hopkins says:

    Gotta have it…especially if I can learn how to “fake” some grammar skills…

  24. 24
    Michelle says:

    Cherish – although I am with Alex Ward on “replete” as well.

  25. 25
    MarieC says:

    To suckle

  26. 26

    Titillate – because who doesn’t want to be excited or aroused agreeably – and with a light tingling touch as well.

  27. 27
    KTG says:

    Growl. Grrr.

  28. 28
    Peggy says:

    this is a comment to enter.

  29. 29
    Lynda says:

    Sin. Or sinning. Either or is always good!

  30. 30
    Julia says:

    Let’s go with “arch” here. I would be hard pressed to think of a sentence with arch as a verb that wasn’t immediately followed by the phrase “her back”

Comments are closed.

↑ Back to Top