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Eden Bradley/Eve Berlin
I love the holidays! It’s an excellent excuse to shop, shop, shop! I even love the bad holiday music at the malls. I even love the crowds. But one of the things I love the most are Xmas decorations. Lights, garlands, and especially Xmas trees.
Every year I buy a few new ornaments, and I have tons! I love to pack the tree, just load it down with ornaments. My favorites are the gorgeous hand-blown glass bulbs, but I have some funny ones, too, including an entire collection of rubber ducks wearing Santa hats.
Last year was my boyfriend’s very first tree, which was pretty exciting-and we weren’t the only ones who were excited about it. Our three cats were enthralled! Luckily that didn’t include them hiking up the middle of three, knocking it over and breaking all the ornaments, which is what we’d anticipated. Instead, all they wanted to do was curl up under the tree, especially at night when the lights were twinkling in the dark. Well, that, and chew off all the ribbons, bows and pretty gift tags-especially our cat Xev.
So-since I don’t have a holiday book or even a new release this winter-other than one I can’t talk about yet (yes, I’m keeping it secret for now, and no amount of candy canes, RG’s rum balls or spiked egg nog can get it out of me! Wait-what? You have a pair of Christian Louboutin sequined platform pumps? But no-my lips are sealed!) why don’t I give away one of my oldies but goodys-at least, I hope you’ll like it. Happy Holidays, everyone!
Giveaway: One ARC (advance reading copy) in PDF format of my kinky erotic romance novel, PLEASURE’S EDGE.
Ah, I love Christmas. Even though it’s usually stressful and I’m always ready to be done with it when December 26th rolls around, I do find myself caught up in the magic of it all.
We have a few traditions in my household we maintain every year. One of them is going to a particular street in our local area that does up the Christmas lights and decorations in a big way.
Christmas Tree Lane is so cool – we go every year. Two Saturdays ago my husband and I, all the kids plus my oldest son’s best friend, plus my mother-in-law, we piled up in our truck and went for a drive.
We put on the radio station that plays Christmas songs 24/7 and Wham’s “Last Christmas” comes on. And you know what happened? All of my kids started to sing the song. Who knew when I was fourteen and watching the video on MTV that it would become a classic? That my kids, right down to the seven year old, can sing along with the lyrics! My fourteen-year-old-self would’ve thought that was awesome.
My current self thinks it’s definitely awesome. *grins*
Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks for coming to our blog party and making it the event for the Christmas season! We love you all!
Giveaway: One digital copy of my holiday historical romance novella, Her Christmas Pleasure.
This is my second Christmas with the Professor Moriarty, and we’re actually running over to Riverside tonight to the famed Mission Inn to check out the annual Festival of Lights. He loves it and took me to see it for the first time last year. It’s totally magical, the whole historic hotel is done in lights with tiny singing animatronic people, plus real reindeers outside. It’s frickin’ cool, y’all.
This Christmas is going waaay better than our first one, when we had to get up at 3am so I could drive him to the airport for a 6am flight to Europe. My memories of it are kinda groggy and grumpy. This year, however, we’re spending the holidays together and we’ll be in Hawaii. I’ve said this everywhere to anyone, because I am so frickin’ excited.
I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday, spent with the people you love most. That’s my plan anyway. Along with a beach and a cocktail with a little umbrella in it. Heh. Happy Holidays!
Giveaway: One advanced copy of my January erotic romance e-book, Demon’s Caress.
R.G. Alexander/Rachel Grace/RG The Smutty Xmas Elf
I’ve said this before-of course I believe in Santa. And not just because I’m the Elf, or my mother told us when we were teenagers that if we didn’t at least PRETEND he existed, she’d put coal in our stockings. I’ve always believed. As I grew up and the mainstream story became more difficult to stand by, I adapted. Yes, I knew he didn’t live at the North Pole…here. It was in an alternate dimension. Geesh. Everybody knows that, right?
But for a long time now, for me at least, he’s been the idea that we can all make magic happen. We just choose to do it during a certain time of year when roasting nuts isn’t slang for something vulgar, and snuggling can be excused as more of a necessity than a need to cling. :) Everyone gets at least one opportunity in their lives to get the Santa feeling. To secretly do something good for someone who needs it, or to give just exactly the right thing–not the most expensive thing–the right thing. The one that makes the recipient’s eyes light up just so. And sometimes its just about being a good friend. Don’t get me wrong though, I also love presents and have a compulsive desire to unwrap them *g*
Another reason this time of year is my favorite? Mandatory singing. Seriously, it cannot be avoided. And I really, really love that.
***Ooh, one more thing. You are the first to know. My self pubbed holiday novella, FOUR FOR CHRISTMAS, is coming out today!!! Any second now *looking around impatiently* (I’ll be updating this blog with Amazon and B&N links as they pop up, so check back!) I know, they cut it close, but I think these particular men are worth it. Its my first Christmas story, and it kind of broke my heart…and made me want to do some of those things on the NNN naughty list (plus I got to introduce Roux the Smutketeer mascot to the world of a writer-where no one you know-not even your puppy-is safe from becoming a character)
In fact after we announce the grand prize winners tomorrow-I’ll be having another pretty cool giveaway of my own to celebrate. So excited!!!
Here’s the cover and blurb:
In this holiday spin off of the bestselling novella Three For Me? Saving a man in a snowstorm leads Georgia Bale to an isolated cabin, where three men have an important promise to keep. A promise Georgia soon becomes caught up in herself.
She just wanted to survive Christmas, and her bad holiday karma. She had no idea that accepting a friend’s invitation to Colorado would lead her to her perfect man. Times three.
What does an eccentric writer do when a compassionate doctor, a dominant police officer, and a handsome adrenaline junkie only have eyes for her?
Use her imagination.
But when the storm clears, she’ll have to decide which path to take. The way back home, or the road less traveled.
Warning: A bit of heart tugging, excessive use of imagination, role playing (the dirty kind), foursomes, holiday magic, a guardian angel or two… and the kinky use of holiday themed beverages.
Giveaway: $25 GC to Amazon just for saying hi :)
A Message From The Smutketeers
We’d like to take the time now to thank each and every author and blog group who took the time to send a little Xmas joy our way. We’d also like to thank all the readers who not only make it possible for us to do what we do, but make it fun and joyful as well. Getting to spend Xmas with you is a gift and a pleasure. Whatever you celebrate when December and January knock on your door, may you be safe, may you be happy, may it be fun…and if you’re lucky, may it also be a little smutty.
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RG the Smutty Xmas Elf: Smutketeer Giveaway is a $25 GC to Samhain Publishing!
Reminder!!! You still have time to read and post in all 12 days to be entered to win the grand prize: a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet! The Carol, The Winners, and The Grand Reveal all happen tomorrow, along with another contest to celebrate the newest Smutketeer release FOUR FOR CHRISTMAS!