Keri Ford Guest Post and GIVEAWAY!

When Men Should Be Men And When They…Shouldn’t.

I was in a chat room, writing on my April 18 release, In The Hay. My characters just had sex for the first time. Heroine, Nicolette, is glowing. Hero Drew is asking to see her again. All is happy.

And then it’s time for them to clean up.

Let me set the scene for you. They walked to the other end of town. From there, they got on railroad tracks and walked them until they’re surrounded by fields. At that point, Nicolette tugs Studly Drew into the hay field for a little body-slapping.

Now that you’re up to speed, do you see my problem yet?

What in the world am I going to do with the used condom??? First instinct was for him to toss it aside in the grass. And then I had visions of reviews stating, “OMG, he ripped the condom off and threw it some old farmer’s hay field! What if that thing gets caught on his tractor wheel, slings the full bag in the man’s lap, and he keels over from a heart attack???”

Being mocked for such a careless thing filled my head.

I thought up scenarios. He could walk with it back to town and dispose of it. It would dangle from his fingertips and the used bag would bob next to his thigh. Err…sexy. Or maybe stuff it in his pocket?? Um. Gross.

Tossing it is really my only option here.

A friend suggested an old trash barrel by the tracks. Someone else said what about putting it inside litter along the tracks?

It was then brought up that I was in the heroine’s pov. It was decided when the heroine goes to look for her panties, the hero will take care of this disposal task. Where it ends up, who knows? Only Drew does.

What do you think Drew does with it? An eCopy of In The Hay, the third novella in the Uninhibited in Apple Trial, Arkansas novella series will go to one lucky commenter!

Thanks so much for having me Nikki!


Now Available! In The Hay, 3rd in the Uninhibited in Apple Trail, Arkansas series

….two strangers visiting Apple Trail. When they get together will they put in roots in this small town or go back to their lives?
It’s been a White Picket Fence life for Nicolette. Charming, but tedious. She graduated high school, raring to go. Nothing is ever as easy as it seems though. The fear of being stuck in a rut, living a dull day-to-day life keeps Nicolette from settling on a career, despite her six years of college. When the chance arrives for her to housesit, she takes opportunity by the horns for a little playtime. She would experience life and find something that would make her happy.
Drew knows exactly what he wants. To run the family construction business. Too bad his dad doesn’t think he’s ready. They make a deal. Drew will help his cousin put up a new fence and after he’s learned hard work, the construction business is his. Drew’s not sure learning how to string fence line together will see him suitable for a career of paper pushing, but he’ll do it.
When Drew meets the wanna-be-free-spirited Nicolette, his determined thoughts of what he’s always worked for begins to sway. Nicolette’s finding the fun in life. But their relationship is temporary. A week tops.

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My Review

She doesn’t want wild and raunchy, just a little spice…

Stephanie Faulkner listens to her neighbor’s nightly sexcapades through her bedroom wall. What used to make her blush now has her reaching for her vibrator. But she’s had enough self-fulfillment and now wants the real thing.

He wants commitment and long-term, not a quick roll…

The only woman Parker Madison ever wanted for long-term was Stephanie…but she’s off-limits. He’s tried to find a substitute but there just isn’t another woman like her. Now that she’s available, if he gives her time to get over her ex-husband…will he finally get his long-desired chance?

Short-term doesn’t lead to long term. Or does it…?

But when Stephanie digs up the courage to ask Parker for something a little exciting and spicy, he nervously rejects her. Still, she sets out to get what she wants—a little sexcapade of her very own. No commitment. It’s just sex, right?

Parker knows he could never be satisfied with having Stephanie temporarily. But as she continues to tempt him and he finds it harder to resist, he begins to think short-term might be better than nothing at all. Unless he can convince her into more.

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My Review

If Shellie Chambers has to hear one more condescending comment from her mother about life or men, she might scream. So, she packs up and takes a trip to see her long-missed high school friend, Riley. He’ll know exactly what she needs to loosen up. But instead of the girl-chasing jock she remembers from their youth, Riley’s gone country, keeping up a farm of his own.

Riley Hamilton has settled down on a farm his uncle left to him. Not the life he ever envisioned, but after getting a girl pregnant in college and then watching helplessly as the baby was aborted, he learned the hard way it was time to settle down. Shellie’s reentry into his life reminds of his wild past and it’s a fight to ignore the tempting woman she has become.


  1. So, if they are nowhere near anything remotely resembling a trash can or anything where he can “hide it inside of, say an old coke can”, I say, he digs a hole with the heel of his shoe, deeper than normal, drops in “the package”, covers the hole back up and stands there, on top of the disturbed dirt so that when she comes back to him, she’ll never know what happened to it. HA! I’d be wondering the entire way home — WTH did he do with that condom????? LOL

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  2. Well if she’s carry a bag maybe she has some Kleenex to wrapped in or a baggy (Ziploc) to put it in. They could also back track to the railroad tracks and drop it between the tracks.

    1. Oops that should have been carry’s or carrying and it should be wrap it instead of wrapped in. This is what happens when I enter contest instead of sleeping. Sorry for the scattered comment.

  3. I would guess it could be buried a little ways down! Bury the seed of love!! This is so funny! Never think of the practical when swept up in romance! LOL well this was a fun way to start the day!!! Thank you!!

  4. LOL I am laughing so hard already. I can’t wait to see what others come up with!!!!

    Kimberely I never thought of burying it!

    oh, tucking it in the tracks or a kleenex.–Nice thinking Sherry

    Shannon “seed of love” geez, i think I spit everywhere laughing!

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  5. Okay, first of all are you old enough to write about sex? My first thought was, oh look how incredibly young this lovely girl is.” You are so lucky!

    First, I would suggest Drew empty and tie off the condom. Then, finding a piece of cleanish litter, leaf, corn husk. I would wrap it in that and stick it in his pocket to discard when they find a trash can. Or, after the emptying,tying off and wrapping it up, bury it at the edge of the field.

    Amazing what the technicalities are in writing erotica.

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  6. LMAO – country girl here. I’d probably have him look for discarded rabbit or gopher holes and bury it. Not speaking from real life experience here or anything. Nope. Un-uh. Not at all.

  7. I say he would tie it off and wrap it in the handkerchief he keeps in his back pocket. If he has been putting up fencing or doing construction he would probably have a bandana or something to wipe his brow. It would be a discreet way to keep the condom until he was able to pitch it.

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  8. Details like these really kill the mood. I’m big into recycling and not littering, but these are fictional characters with a fictional condom, I say toss it. (Couldn’t one just ignore dealing with the topic? I don’t think all the books I read address what actually happens with the condom.)

  9. I would probably go with burying it, and placing a large rock on top to keep it from being dug up again. I have to admit, I would not even think of this if the disposal was not addressed in the story.

  10. LOL! OK, this is not a concern I would have thought about prior to this post, Keri! Can’t we have a visit from the condom-disposal fairy right about now? On the other hand, that might kill the mood, too…

  11. LOL June. put a rock over and jump on it, huh??

    Fedora, I likely wouldnt’ have thought of it either, but my heroine is a virgin. She was really watching and taking in EVERYTHING.

  12. I suppose eating it isn’t an option. Just kidding! I can hear the Ewww sounds through the email and I haven’t even sent it yet. I say don’t mention it. I’ve written many a sex scene and the hero has always magically disposed of the condom–if he’s wearing one. 😉


  13. I would say he just tossed it. I mean he’s probably a little distracted after what just happened. I think it really is better left unanswered because they’re no way to dispose of it without it being weird.

  14. lol awesome answers everyone! *eaes away from Bobbye* (kidding!)

    and just to clarify Drew and Nicolette are the h/h from IN THE HAY. so I’ve already written it. just thought we’d have some fun today puzzling out where Drew stashed it.

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