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Guest Blogger: Joy Daniels
Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Sexy, Brought to You By the Letter “E”

Thanks for having me on your blog Delilah! It’s always fun to have the chance to hang out and chat with new readers and future friends

Lately (okay, pretty much always), I’ve been thinking a lot about words and sex appeal and I’ve come to an interesting conclusion.

“E” is a super sexy letter.

Really, it’s true. When it comes to pure sex appeal, the other twenty-five letters are out of luck.

No, the shape doesn’t do it for me. In that category, “s” wins hands down. “S” takes the sound prize too. Hey, sibilance is sexy. (Sexy is sibilant too, which works nicely, don’t you think?)

If we’re talking about the letter that starts off the most words that are downright sensuous (another “s,” I know), “e” rises to the top.

How do I know this?

Recently, I was browsing through my favorite reference book, the Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus looking for new and exciting words for my latest story, “Lights Out”, a short I wrote for the We Love New York: A Romance Anthology to Raise Funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief.

Well, I started to read through the thesaurus but quickly got sidetracked. It’s sooo easy for a word junkie like me. I mean, check out these great slang synonyms for abscond, a fantastic word in itself. Vamoose, skedaddle, clear out, make tracks, skip town, take French leave (huh?), scram … I never made it out of the “a’s.”

Instead, I turned to a list of sexy words I’ve compiled, loosely based on Annette Blair’s List of Sensual Words. There are a lot of hot ones there and every letter is represented. Yes, even the Scrabble 8- and 10-pointers: Juicy. Kinky. Quicken. X-rated. Zealous. (Zealous and quicken are also “bingos,” for those of you who care about such things. My husband does).

Scrabble aside, the words that really caught my eye all started with the letter “e”.

Allow me to explain, elucidate and expound.

Think about it. Of course, there’s erotic and its close cousin exotic. But how about these?

Revving Her UpEager. Earthy. Ecstatic. Effusive.

Electric. Enfolding. Enigmatic. Exposed.

Now, while I don’t recommend using all of these in one sentence, every one of them evokes some very sexy ideas.

Or maybe that’s just me.

For extra credit…

Use each of these in a sentence. More than one for a bonus. (Note: not recommended for staff meetings. Or discussions with your mechanic. Unless he’s really hot like Cole Cassidy in my debut release Revving Her Up).

Any “e” words I missed? Or some super sexy words that deserve a place on my list? Got another contender – a letter you think can topple “e” from its first-place perch?

Joy Daniels writes erotic romance because she likes to expose her characters completely – strengths, flaws and scars. Although she is from New York City (and still a loyal Yankees fan), since moving to Maryland she has developed passion for southern boys and their toys. Her debut novella, Revving Her Up features stock car racing, and she’s working on a ménage story set in Nashville. Given the opportunity to help her hometown, Joy contributed a short story, “Lights Out”, to We Love New York: A Romance Anthology to Raise Funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief. Her novella Unmasked will be included in the second volume of Coliloquy’s Entwined Erotica line.  You can visit her online at

6 comments to “Guest Blogger: Joy Daniels”

  1. JoAnne Kenrick
    · February 17th, 2013 at 8:59 am · Link

    *waves hi*
    Okay, so this has to be, hands down, the MOST original blog post I think I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Major kudos xx
    And that cover is simply sexy. As sexy as a new car. Or as the letter E!
    Best wishes for your debut release! I’m ‘eager’ to read 😉

  2. ronnie cornett
    · February 17th, 2013 at 11:34 am · Link

    Who knew the letter ‘E’ is sexy.. 😉 ..This looks really good…going to Amazon now to get and read it ❗

  3. Melissa Porter
    · February 17th, 2013 at 8:06 pm · Link

    Great Cover.
    Thanks for sharing. Never thought about the E in those type of words. Mind is starting to wander. 😛

  4. Joy Daniels
    · February 19th, 2013 at 1:29 pm · Link

    Joanne – thank you! I’m such a geek when it comes to words so I’m glad you like my Extravagant E praises! 🙂

  5. Joy Daniels
    · February 19th, 2013 at 1:30 pm · Link

    (Sorry I’m so late commenting BTW – I tried to do some on Sunday but couldn’t. It was a browser problem at my end. Hubby figured it out for me 🙂 )

  6. Joy Daniels
    · February 19th, 2013 at 1:31 pm · Link

    Hi Ronnie, Melissa (*waving*) Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the story and make sure you’re alone the next time you open the dictionary… 😉

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