Are things a little boring in bed? Tired of the same ol’ same ol’? Author of HOW TO DISCIPLINE YOUR VAMPIRE and guest blogger Mina Vaughn shares her ingenious new way to spice things up in the bedroom. In addition to saving us all a few bucks (because really, who isn’t all for a sale?) Mina talks with us about when it actually is the right time to dabble in role play.

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Something interesting happened to me a few years ago.  A friend had asked me to pick up a purple wig for her at a local seasonal costume shop the day after Halloween.  I went in the store and saw that everything was over 70% off.  I, being the bargain hunter that I am, decided to do a little shopping myself.

At first I felt weird, strolling through aisles of sexy cops and sultry nurses, but the prices screamed for my attention and an idea started percolating in my mind.  Hmm, I’m not going to be Catwoman for next Halloween, but the hubby might like it.

And it hit me like a ton of bricks—this was a role-play paradise.  Discount costumes and wigs, all there for the taking.  I picked up a pin-up girl sailor suit for $10 that day, and then hit up the remaining close-out sales to stock up on some fun.

I had just finished writing the first draft of How to Discipline Your Vampire, which is all about role play, yet I hadn’t done a ton of it myself.  I realized that this would be the perfect opportunity to engage a bit of fun and do some research for my revisions.  Boy, oh boy, did it work out.

Have you ever considered role playing? It doesn’t have to be crazy, over the top stuff like I have in my book.  I mean, you don’t need to air-lift a grand piano into your living room or anything.  It can be something as simple as putting on a sexy racecar driver suit and asking your man for a test drive.  If you went with the nurse, you could tell him it was time for his medicine. The costume ideas are endless—naughty schoolgirl, hot fire-fighter, and hell, I even saw a slutty ninja turtle once.  Kid you not.  Maybe you could…order pizza?  Ok, maybe don’t go with the turtle.

Anyway, I’m hoping to make November the official role play month.  Hit up some post-Halloween sales and go nuts!  Even if you just pick up a construction worker hat for your man and ask him to jackhammer you, it’s a start.  If you have any great recommendations, please leave them in the comments!

Happy Halloween, and have an even happier November!

Thanks and spanks,

Mina