RG the X-mas Elf: No rhyme, no poem, no ode and no jingle-could convey how these authors make my Elf…ears…tingle. Saving the best for the next to last day-just in case you got bored and thought maybe you’d stray.
Before the finale, the last X-mas chorus- Santa thinks we’ve been good, so he brought something for us. *G* (We fooled Santa!!)
~Favorite Holiday Drink: My favorite holiday drink is mulled wine. I love it when it’s cold outside and I have some mulled wine for us and cider for the kids going and the whole house smells like mulling spices. It’s always a scent that makes me think about the holidays.
~Favorite Holiday Song: Hands down my favorite Christmas song is Carol of The Bells – I love, love, love this song.
Juliet Lamprey is having the time of her life running her successful bakery, TART, when Gideon Carter comes back into her life. Returning home to help his grandfather run the family on the farm, Gideon is back for good. When they meet again, the spark between them is immediate, and it isn’t long before the former childhood friends play catch up in bed.
That’s not good news for local lawyer Cal Whaley. Though the sexually open but strictly monogamous Cal has loved Jules for a long time, he’s hardly ever taken it further than friendship. When he sees her start to fall for Gideon, he knows he has to make his move or risk losing her forever.
Who would have anticipated that all three of them would connect on such an intimate level? The trio’s scalding liaisons take them places they’ve never dreamed. But such an intensely passionate and unusual relationship comes with equally as complicated emotions, and when Jules must suddenly leave town, she wonders if she’ll have a choice to make when she returns
PRIZE: I’m happy to give away a copy of CHERISHED (with the first in the series: SWAY and a copy of TART – in digital or print)
Legacy, Book 6Myths and legends are more than just passing interests for Sonia Agostino. She holds degrees in folklore and anthropology, and she comes from a family of Keepers, humans charged with helping paranormal creatures survive in the modern world.Recently, her research—and her intuition—have led her to Chicago’s Inhibitions nightclub. Its enigmatic owner, known only as Damek, could be the one paranormal creature she has never seen. A vampire. Except he won’t see her.
Damek has good reason to refuse an audience with Sonia. One look at her and his gut reaction is she’s a serious threat to the simple, highly disciplined routine that keeps his bloodlust in check. Worse, she has unwittingly led vampire hunters far too close for comfort.
Yet when she stubbornly shows up at the nightclub a second time, he cannot refuse her. The force of their attraction explodes with erotic power—and danger. For when Sonia discovers that her suspicions were true, she finds her loyalties unexpectedly tested. And her choice will forever change both their lives.
~Favorite Holiday Song: Silent Night, so simple and beautiful, it can still bring tears to my eyes.
~Favorite Holiday Memory: My best holiday memory ever was the year my daughter’s boyfriend got down on his knees in front of the whole family on Christmas Day and asked her to marry him. Lucky for him, she said yes. Five years later, they just had their first baby this year, the day after Thanksgiving.
He can work with her body…as long as he doesn’t touch her heart.
Brendan Cole burst onto the art scene in a blaze, creating erotic works of art from beautiful women. Recently, though, reviews suggest that his brilliance is burning out. He knows what’s missing—inspiration. He lost it the day his ex-lover and muse, Ashley Mancuso, walked out on him.
Together, they can once again create the erotic images that will silence the critics forever.
When Ashley runs into Brendan at an art gallery, their attraction is as hot as ever. Though she swore to never again take second place to his art, she finds herself agreeing to an impromptu photo shoot. Once in front of his lens, five long years of suppressing her kinky side melts away—and shakes her resolve to keep it strictly business.
One spellbinding session after another makes it impossible to resist talking of fantasies and long-buried desires. But once the images hit the gallery walls, all the fears and insecurities that drove them apart create a rift wide enough for danger to find its way in…
Product Warnings: Contains a sexy, tortured artist, his gorgeous muse, and a string of pearls that creates one very erotic BDSM fantasy.
PRIZE: I’ll offer a free download of any of my e-books, winner’s choice!
~Favorite Holiday Song: My favorite holiday song is Christmas in Sarajevo by the TransSiberian Orchestra.
~Favorite Holiday Movie: How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the animated version. I love listening to Tony the Tiger tell Mr. Grinch he’s a mean one.
The Nephilim, Book 1
He will keep her safe, no matter what it takes.
Someone—or something—is stalking Abby Marcheson. Luckily, she has her brother’s hunky friend Seth to keep her safe. Abby falls easily into her protected life, with Seth constantly by her side, and when he asks her out on a date, she’s eager to accept.
But Seth is much more than he seems. A Nephilim, a son of Angels with wings of his own, Seth is bound to spend his life hunting the Shemyaza, evil descendants of Angels. He’s kept his wings hidden from Abby in order not to frighten her, but as her stalker becomes bolder, Seth begins to suspect that a Shem has Abby in its sights…
As their flirtation escalates into full-blown passion, Seth is torn. Should he reveal his true nature to the beautiful, trusting Abby? Will she accept him, wings and all, or will Abby flee her guardian angel and fall prey to the sinister force that wishes her harm?
PRIZE: A copy of All For You! It doesn’t come out until December 24th, so this is an ARC (Advance Reader Copy)!
~Favorite holiday drink: Peppermint hot cocoa, a drink Thea and Ronan enjoy in BREATH ON EMBERS…hence the $10 gift card to Starbucks. ;)
~Favorite holiday memory: One the year I made my dad a quilt out of clothes from all our family members. I’ll never forget his face when he opened it and realized what it was, and what it was made of. The quilt wasn’t a fancy pattern or perfectly done, but it meant so much to my Dad.
Christmas is the perfect time for Firefighter Ronan O’Rourke to take things to the next level with his sexually adventurous girlfriend. He knows she has feelings for him—and he’s sure of his feelings for her—but when Thea refuses his invitation to sample Christmas in New York City because what they share is nothing more than sheet-burning sex, Ronan sets out to change her mind.
Deep down Thea Moretti knows she cares for Ronan, but she can’t move past her grief over her late husband. Loud music and sex with Ronan are the only things she’s got that her feel alive, so she takes as much of both as she can get. She knows Ronan wants more, but during the darkest time of the year finding her way won’t be easy.
Ronan gambles everything and challenges Thea: one night of passion with him and another man. Can he prove to her that what they share isn’t just great sex but an emotional connection strong enough to last forever?
PRIZE: I’ll give away one copy BREATHE ON EMBERS and a $10 Starbucks gift card!
~Favorite Holiday Food: My mother’s nutrolls.
~Favorite Holiday Movie: A Christmas Story.
A man with a secret.
Nicodemus Blackburn has seen the best and worst of mankind. Five hundred years of dealing with them teaches the vampire to be very wary of the creatures. Unfortunately, alarming events leave him no choice but to enter the world of the ton to hunt a rogue vampire—one who is making his own army of blood thirsty vampires. Searching for the villain is not the worst of his troubles. That can be laid at the feet of bluestocking Lady Cordelia Collingsworth.
A woman on a mission.
Cordelia has always been an outcast, even in her own family. She has forged her way in the world with her ability to write, and Nico Blackburn is the focus of her next article. Before she can obtain any information about the mysterious man, she is pulled headlong into a scandal that leaves her with no choice but to marry Nico—a man with dangerous secrets.
A passion that consumes them both.
Thrust into a world she knows nothing of, Cordelia finds herself falling in love with a man who claims to be a vampire. As their passion grows, so does the danger around them and Nico will have to call on all of his powers to protect the one thing he has realized he cannot live without: his opinionated, infuriating, and thoroughly delectable wife.
PRIZE: A copy of CALLUM in print or digital, winner’s choice!
~Favorite Holiday Movie: How many great Christmas movies are there out there? There’s A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life. There’s Miracle on 34th Street. For me, there’s only one movie I watch every year: Die Hard.
It’s weird, right? But it has a little bit of everything I love in a story. There’s this hunky guy (Bruce Willis with hair, anyone??) who is a cop. It has a super hot villain (Alan Rickman… yummm…).
There’s an underlying romance between John McClane and his wife. They’re a married couple that isn’t getting along, which is a story line I love anyway. Die Hard even has explosions and humor. How could you not love this movie?
So it might not be the traditional holiday movie everyone sees, but it is the one that I love the most. I mean, who couldn’t love Bruce Willis all beaten and bloody after he’s saved the day?
~Favorite Holiday Tradition: I think my favorite tradition with Christmas is the Christmas tree. It has such a fantastic history, from ancient times all the way to the early part of the twentieth century, from evergreen boughs draped above the door to protect against evil spirits to homemade ornaments made during wartime.
As a child, I used to beg my mom right after Thanksgiving to pull out the Christmas tree so we could decorate it. It was a fun activity for the whole house, even the cats, who liked to climb in the tree. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found the tree on its side after our fifteen pound cat tried to climb up the branches. Makes me regret letting him sleep in it when he was a kitten…
Anyway, decorating that Christmas tree was always my favorite part. It’s a place of peace and love. It brings families together, gives them time to reaffirm their bonds with each other or learn more about each other if it’s their first Christmas together.
The holidays are such a festive time. The music, the shopping, the whole package brings a smile to my face.
But nothing makes me smile as big as when we get to pull out that box with the Christmas tree in it. It’s changed over the years. I remember at first, it was real, and we woke to buckets of pine needles at the base of it. Then it was artificial. Then it was artificial with lights already attached.
Always, we took the time to decorate it as a family. And even though our family has also changed, like the tree has, it still means just as much to us to take the time in our busy lives to stop and make that tree ours
Garrett and Brianna Zane have the perfect marriage on the surface. They share everything from love to their wildest sexual desires with ease. So when Brianna confesses she wants a threesome with his best friend Leobardo Vasquez, it awakens feelings Garrett has long tried to forget.
But the smoldering attraction between Leo and Brianna is hard to deny and even harder to dismiss when it’s all he can think about, especially when the three are trapped together in Leo’s cabin during a snowstorm. Seducing Leo will test their relationship, reveal old secrets, and maybe tear them apart. While there may be room for Leo in bed, there may not be room for a third in their marriage.
~Favorite Holiday Movie: My favorite holiday movie is a tie between Nightmare Before Christmas and The Holiday. I watch both regardless of the holiday season, but more often during Christmas. I think Nightmare really clicked with me growing up because it was that odd mix and match of things that didn’t quite belong and it really hit home with me that we’re all just looking for where we belong. The Holiday came out when I was in college and I saw it during this whole epiphany moment of my life where I was Iris. I was that person who loved without receiving and that movie kind of captured that transition in my life where I recognized where I was and saw where I wanted to be.
~Weirdest holiday memory ever: One year I gave myself a pony. No lie. The pony wasn’t supposed to be for me. My dad buys and sells livestock, he used to own an auction and there have been tons of odd animals through my family home. My dad probably thought he could get the pony to our property, keep her away from the house and sold before I saw her. Yeah right. Fat chance dad! I saw the pony and it was love at first sight. I come from a rodeo family, so we’d had horses, there were lots of opportunities for me to ride and do my own thing on any of my parents horses. But they weren’t Sidney Sized. They weren’t mine. I saw that pony, unloaded in the middle of a freak central Texas snow storm and she belonged to me. There was no way that pony wasn’t going to be mine. And she was, for years. I named her Princess Snow Pony, because duh, she brought the snow! Later, for some reason I can’t tell you, I changed her name to Rosebush. I’m sure it made sense to me. Rosebush had a pretty interesting life. She traveled on the road doing rodeo with my mom and I. Sometimes that meant she actually traveled inside the motorhome and sometimes she traveled in the horse trailer with the big boys, but she was loved for a long time. And she was mine.
The last thing Christine wants to do is another favor for her sister, but Lucy always gets what she wants. This time it’s Chris playing sub to a demanding Dom. Their relationship begins with a power exchange and progresses to time spent between the sheets. Now emotions are getting complicated and the Dom isn’t just a hunky guy in black.
Daniel’s expectations are turned upside down when he meets Chris. She’s more than a well-trained submissive. She’s a woman with a body he wants to memorize. He’s willing to spend as much time as it takes to learn her, because she might be his match and his muse. He’ll make her come so hard he’s imprinted on every inch, and then he’ll offer her the most precious thing he can, himself.
PRIZE: One of my back list e-books in winner’s choice of format!