Okay, it’s time for me to do something I don’t usually do; write a blog post that’s a train of thought rather than a planned piece, on a subject that I’m confronting (is that even the right word?) for the first time ever. It’s an insight into something so super personal I don’t even know why I’m sharing it. Continue reading “There’s the Rub”
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~ This Month’s Top Three Posts ~
Driven to Distraction
Under the Sea
~ Featured Post (Molly’s Picks) ~
My London Bridge
A Kind Touch
~Readers Choice from Sexbytes ~
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Wanna know how rubbish I am? One month ago I signed up to take part in Smutathon 2017, and I’m only telling y’all about it now. That might mean little to you at this stage. But I’m hoping that, by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll see how important this is. And also why I feel like such a twat for not putting it out there before now.
So, what is Smutathon, I hear you ask.
In a nutshell, it’s a charity event, and the brainchild of my fellow sex blogger, Coffee&Kink. Very soon, smut writers from all over the UK – in fact, all around the world – are coming together to raise money for the following two worthy causes (all info is in the respective site’s own words, which speak for what they do far better than anything I could say): Continue reading “Smutathon 2017”
I don’t know if you ever cast your dreamy eyes to the sidebar that sits to the right of this very text you’re reading (or if you ever scroll right to the bottom if you’re on a mobile phone). But if you have you may have noticed a new image there. You haven’t looked? Go on then, I’ll wait while you check it out…
Yes! That’s the one I’m talking about. To my absolute and utter amazement, I’m one of the five finalists nominated for Best Erotic Author in 2017’s ETO Awards. Eeeek, exciting!
For those who don’t know what ETO is, it’s a trade magazine – Erotic Trade Only – that keeps adult industry peeps in the loop. New product releases, info on planned ranges, interviews, current articles, new employee appointments, etc. Continue reading “Nom…nom…Nomination!”
Eroticon weekend is long gone, and it’s taken me until now to start to get my mind around everything that went on while I was there. I listened to some amazing talks, met some wonderful people and saw some sights that were hugely out of the norm for me, even though I live in a pretty big city. Continue reading “10 Things I Took Away From Eroticon 2017”
Eroticon 2017 – erotic writing convention par excellence – is almost here!!
And that sound you can’t quite identify the source of is coming from me. It’s a weird blend of excited hand clapping and terrified butt cheek flapping, with a few squeaky ‘eeeks’ thrown in for good measure. I’ve met some lovely people through Twitter, many I now consider friends, so as anxious as I am, I’m really looking forward to saying hi. There are also some people I’m in awe of, so I apologise to those folks in advance for any tongue-tied drooling I do in their presence.
So, without further rambling, here’s a bit of info about me so that, when we eventually do meet, I won’t be such a stranger. Continue reading “Ella’s Eroticon Meet & Greet”
You may be thinking, why the hell is Ella doing an end of year post halfway through January? Is she having some kind of breakdown? Or did she just do what she’s been threatening to do since July and hibernate until the doors closed on the global shit-show that was 2016?
Everyone else did their roundups somewhere in December, which is perfectly sound given that the year does actually end then. My year, though…my very first year of blogging doesn’t end until midnight tonight. Yep, on the 16th of January 2017, Scandarella will celebrate its first Blogiversary. Continue reading “Ella’s End of Year Round-Up”
We have a wardrobe dedicated to bondage equipment, and although it’s contents see a lot of use, I’ve hardly reviewed any of the stuff in it. Reason being, I find this type of review really hard to write, because a good BDSM session results in so many emotions (many of them conflicting) I can’t put into words how I even feel, never mind write a coherent piece on what I think of this flogger or that cane.
There’s also been dozens upon dozens of occasions where I’ve come around from a session and haven’t been able to remember even half of what went on during it, meaning my reviews of products used during those times would be patchy at best.
Continue reading “Beginner’s Bondage: Scandarella’s top picks”
I love physical contact. Whether it be cuddling, kissing, love making, or full on animalistic fucking with copious amounts of slapping, biting, and hair pulling, I love it all, but there are some days when I would readily give it all up in exchange for a long, sensual massage.
Continue reading “Massage: Not just for hands”
What I’ve learned about buying sex toys – so far
I’ve discovered that when it comes to dildos, I’m much more selective than I am with vibrators. Because I use vibes externally (9 times out of 10), I’ll pretty much give anything buzzy a go, but dildos are a different matter entirely, because I put them in me. Continue reading “Material Girl”