Friday, December 6, 2013

Introducing Red Velvet Christmas!

The Changeling Press Authors have put together a blog hop for their RED VELVET CHRISTMAS series. These stories are short , sexy Christmas reads that I'm sure you'll all enjoy

AND
Every purchase of a RED VELVET CHRISTMAS story will get you an entry into Changeling's 10th Win FREE books for a Year contest! You can check the rules out HERE. 

Since this is the first stop on the blog hop, I thought it would be nice to introduce you to the hero's of these books. I can tell you that they are all HOT and I"m sure glad I don't have to choose between them. I can have them all! 

First up, we have A Gift For Wulf by the talented Marteeka Karland

The hero of this story is Wulf. We had a hard time tracking him down so you'll have to buy the book if you'd like to meet this fearsome warrior!


Blurb:

Nadia has lived in the shadow of her destiny for too long. The male who staked his claim, even before her birth, has remained out of reach, deeming her too young. Too fragile. Now, Nadia makes a gift of herself just in time for the Yule Celebration in the Magical Forest. She's giving herself to Wulf the Feared



Buy from Changeling: http://changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=2156

Buy from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Gift-Wulf-Red-Velvet-Christmas-ebook/dp/B00H27U3UQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1386120284&sr=8-4&keywords=a+gift+for+wulf

Buy from All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-agiftforwulfredvelvetchristmas-1366174-340.html



Next is Merry Mate from B.J. McCall. 

Meet Banning - 

“Perfect. I’ll ask every attractive male I meet if he’s single and then I’ll stick the Santa hat on his head. How’s that for a plan?”
“If I were you I’d start with our new neighbor.”
Sierra knew Nan was referring to Banning Hayes. A year ago he’d inherited a rundown ranch that bordered the pack’s land. The elders had made an offer for the land. Banning had refused to sell, but allowed the werewolves access to the trails crisscrossing his land. Sierra made frequent use of those trails. The man was serious eye candy.
“I’m supposed to be looking for a merry mate. Banning is human.”
“A very sexy, human cowboy.”
Banning was a hunk with thick dark hair and sexy blue eyes. “Does Stavan know you check out other men?”
“I tell him I’m checking them out for you.”
“And he buys that?”
“He thinks I’m perfect.”
“He hasn’t known you as long as I have.”
Sierra followed her friend into a café. They ordered soup, salad and white wine.
Nan grinned. “So when did Mr. Hayes become Banning?”
“I’ve run into him a few times. I like the trail that crosses his grazing meadow. He was checking on his cattle. He’s nice.”
“And a real hunk.”
Sierra didn’t want to go there. She was far more attracted to Banning than she wanted to admit. He slipped into her thoughts too often to ignore and entered her midnight fantasies as well. She’d spent far too many hours thinking about him.
Blurb:

A red velvet Santa's hat that only fits one's true love? Sierra doesn't believe in magic, but she's willing to give it a try and find her merry mate.

Banning is in love with Sierra, but the werewolves of Elk Mountain stick to their own kind. Banning would do anything to spend time with the beautiful she-wolf and he's more than willing to try on a Santa's hat to please her.

Humans are off limits, but what's a wolf to do when the hat is a perfect fit?






Then we have Mistletoe Madness by Mikala Ash

Unfortunately, Brandon McClud was too busy herding the refugees to give us an interview. Lucky Brandon!


In the days before Christmas, Christina Rose leads a female-only party of refugees to a rough frontier world, and local hunk Wagon Master Brandon McCloud has the task of guiding them to their new home.

An alleged customs infringement over mistletoe and a theft motivates a crooked sheriff to send a posse in pursuit of the wagon train. Meanwhile lust and love result in an unexpected alliance, and a showdown on the dusty plain, where Christina and her "helpless" women have a surprise in store for the hard frontiersmen.




Next up is Reindeer Sex Games by Lacey Savage. Talk about hot!




Rudolph is convinced reindeer were meant to keep their hooves firmly on the ground, but that's just not an option when Christmas comes around. Santa and the rest of the world need him to guide that sleigh. He usually finds his courage in a glass of whiskey downed before takeoff. But this year, his favorite watering hole offers a little more excitement than he expected.

Nikki McAvoy knows of only one way to make it through the holiday season unscathed, and that's by hooking up with a stranger on Christmas Eve. When she spots Rudolph at the bar, she knows she's got her man. A bit of flirting leads to much, much more... and soon Nikki is spread-eagled and tied to a bed, playing the kind of reindeer games she's only fantasized about.

But when a dead-ringer for Santa Claus barges into the room claiming Nikki has ruined Christmas, she's got a lot of explaining to do.

Meet the Hero: 


Nikki set her mug down and spun around slightly. Her knees brushed the newcomer’s legs, drawing his attention. He glanced down at her, first in irritation, and then with unmistakable interest. Nikki’s heart leaped in her chest.
Oh yeah. This was exactly what she’d been hoping for. The man was tall, easily six feet five, with dark hair that touched his shoulders and curled slightly inward. He sported a slight stubble that gave his lean cheeks a rugged appearance. His jaw was pronounced, his lips full, his eyes dark and intense. And his nose…
Nikki frowned. The tip of his nose was a deep shade of red. She shrugged inwardly, dismissing the oddity. Either he’d started drinking long before he got here, or he’d just come in from the cold. She was willing to bet her nose and cheeks had looked as red as his when she’d first walked in. The local weather forecaster had been calling for record lows tonight, and warning Bostonians to stay indoors. Not that she’d intended to listen. Having grown up in Grand Forks, North Dakota, she was no stranger to cold and snow.




Megan Slayer's  contribution to the series is Ribboned



Daria Elf never expected to be moved to the velvet ribbon department right before Christmas. She also never expected her boss to be the object of her wettest fantasies. Can she keep her cool, or will she end up on Raven's Naughty List?

Raven Elf has his sights set on Daria. He wants her for his department, his bed and bound in his thick velvet ribbons. He'll get his girl, but the hard part is convincing her that their connection is meant to last.


EXCERPT with HERO:

Raven stepped toward her. Unlike the rest of the elves, he didn’t wear a hat. His dark hair slid over his brow, obscuring her view of his eyes. “This request is very real and binding.” His voice dropped to a growl on the last word.

Her heart and brain warred. Working in the ribbon room was a year-round commitment. Unlike those in the other parts of the Christmas plant, the people who worked with Raven didn’t seem to have much of a social life. Then again, did she recall anyone admitting they worked with him? Looking at the strapping elf in front of her, she wondered if it was the binding part of the job that scared people.

Raven was the stuff of rumor and innuendo. He didn’t just use his ribbon for package decoration or house décor -- he dabbled in BDSM and used the velvety strips to bind his lovers. Her body tingled. Would he wrap her in nothing but his ribbons? Make her scream his name? Oh, holy night, she hoped so.


Then comes Ribbons and Lace  by Anne Kane (That's ME!)



When Leonardo Delgado fell in love with a woman who was already engaged, he resigned himself to loving her from afar. But when her fiancé ran off with another woman, he knew exactly what he wanted to make his Christmas merry!

Amanda-Lyn doesn't believe in love any more. She takes a job as an elf at the local mall, and starts to rebuild her life. A nice one-night stand without all that romantic nonsense is all she wants this holiday season. It might have worked, too, except for her sinfully handsome boss and a jolly old matchmaking man in a red suit and cap.


Meet Leonardo - the hero of Ribbons and Lace!

Even his name sounded deliciously sexy. Leonardo Delgado. Amanda-Lyn let it roll off her tongue. With a name like that, the man had a head start on every other guy in the city. And yet, she’d actually seen him. Talked to him, and landed a job as an elf at the local mall.
The sexiest man she’d come across in years just happened to be her new boss. It had been almost a year since her disastrous engagement had ended. Time to make a fresh start, and Mr. Leonardo Delgado looked fresh enough to send curls of heat flooding through every inch of her body.
Although he didn’t  know it yet, he would soon be her lover, a nice Christmas present to herself.


Special Order by Sean Michael is sure to please. 



Brad loves his partner of ten years, but he and Sandy have fallen into a rut, especially when it comes to the bedroom. Taking the advice of his Wiccan friend, Brad cooks a special love potion into cupcakes in the hopes of spicing up his and Sandy's love life.

When Sandy turns on the charm and the sex after dinner, Brad is overjoyed that his magical cupcakes have done the trick. Or have they? Either way, it just might be a very happy Christmas this year.


You won't want to miss  Ticket to Ride by Ana Raine



Ticket to Ride by Ana Raine

            Taylor was confident and his confidence showed through in every word and gesture. His blonde hair, longer on top than the sides, was always shiny, like he’d just gotten done shooting a commercial. His eyes pierced through mine, keeping me still in a sort of trance. He was wearing a tailored suit that obscured his skin but not his perfectly taut muscles. Anyone looking at that young man would know he was fit, and he was all mine.

Blurb:
Addison and Tyler have been together for five years, but when they move in together, Addison discovers Tyler has a secret -- a hidden stash of bondage magazines, with pictures of Addison tucked inside.
Addison never thought he'd be into kinky sex, but he'd do anything to please Tyler -- including venturing out to an adult toy store on a hunt to find out more about BDSM. He's intrigued enough to bring home a rope set so he can surprise Tyler with the best Christmas present ever -- a kinky, tied up Addison.

Buy Link:

Ana Raine
http://anarainebooks.blogspot.com/


Vera's Christmas Wish by Sarah Makela

Meet the Hero:

 Blond hair stuck out of a pointed red hat that tilted a little to the side. Pekka had a reserved beauty about him that she hadn’t seen in any other man. Her gaze drifted over him, taking in his muscular form. She looked up into his dazzling green eyes. His visage flickered a little as if by magic. One moment, he was the handsome man she’d slept with, and the next he was a little slimmer and more... elf-like. He smiled as he sat beside her, wrapping an arm around her waist, pulling her into the warmth of his body.



Blurb: Vera's back in Finland looking to find some Yuletide love with a sexy elf.

Vera Hayes had the most amazing Christmas ever a year ago. Now she's back in Finland hoping to find Pekka, her sexy Finnish elf, in hopes of creating new and delightful holiday memories. Not having any luck, she goes back to her cabin where a deranged goat man storms inside demanding food and drink.

On the run from the goat man, she stumbles across Pekka overseeing a huge herd of reindeer. He's glad to see her, even if he's more than a little amused at the trouble she always finds herself in.






Next is, Yet to Come by Zenobia Renquist



Blurb
He's so bad and so good for her at the same time.

Rae is a ghost of Christmas future. Her track record for making people see and turn to the light is unblemished, except for one man. Zane has hit her list for the third and final time. The incentive he wants to be good is one she refuses to give him. Rae cannot be with a man who allies so easily with bad, but her desire demands she not be without him. At sunrise Christmas morning, her powers fade and with them any chance she has of seeing Zane again unless he can convince her the best is yet to come.
Excerpt
Zane Grehawick stood across the wide room, leaning against his desk. He had his light blue dress shirt unbuttoned, and his slacks rode his hips because he'd removed his belt and unbuttoned them. The zipper was at the halfway point and kept his pants from sliding off him and baring his gorgeous legs.

Rae loved his legs. He was a cyclist. The sport kept his tall, slender form taut. Anyone who had seen him in something other than a suit knew his strength was of body as well as character.

A room separated them and yet Zane's gray eyes held her motionless as he looked her over. They hadn't seen each other in a year. The time hadn't dulled Rae's memory of how his short, dark blond hair felt with her fingers buried in it, trying to grasp it so she could pull him closer, or the way his five o'clock shadow rasping over her nipples had excited her.


Then we have Hidden Confections by Dawn Montgomery



One Christmas Eve, Mia Devyne of Devyne Pastries went underground and closed up shop for good under scandalous rumors of bewitching red velvet holiday cakes designed to skyrocket your sex drive. Her disappearance sparked a worldwide search for her sensual seductions cookbook.

Four years later, a rival pastry chef has arrived on the scene with his own version of the cakes, and Mia can't stay away. For a Christmas present to herself, she wants to try just one bite of the Better Than Sex cupcake, and then she'll disappear back into the shadows. If she gets to kiss Liam again, well, that's just an added bonus.

Liam Merriman has one goal... draw the sexy Mia out of hiding and back to the spotlight where she belongs. He knows why she disappeared all those years ago, and he plans on picking up where they left off. Naked. In his bed.



And finally, Hearth and Home by Ayla Ruse



Genres/Themes: Erotic Romance, Novella, Urban Fantasy,
BDSM, Menage (m/f/m), Seasonal Themes, Elves

What’s an elf to do when she finds herself between Hearth and Home?

Santa strives for peace and harmony, not only on Earth, but in the Otherworlds as well. This year proves that peacekeeping is no easy task. First, he has an unhappy elf on his hands. Nikki runs one of his gift departments, but the corporate world is not making her happy. She wants a husband and her current elf pickings are slim. Second, Santa’s received a request from two of Bindoal Dimension’s most prominent males…Kobol Home and Braun Hearth need a wife. Santa’s easy solution? Put the three together and let them find a happily ever after.
For Nikki, Kobol and Braun, however, Santa’s gift comes with unexpected surprises. Nikki believes this is a one-night stand. Braun does not care for elves, and Kobol’s afraid Nikki will want to return to the corporate world.
Even though sparks ignite between the three, will this be enough for them to create a happily ever after, or will their expectations make for a regrettable Christmas Eve?

Hero Descriptions:
Kobol and Braun come from the Bindoal Dimension. These men appear human, are known to be tall, virile, possess short tempers, and it’s said they are unable to compromise. Then again, that is what others say about them. In truth, they are very compassionate and understanding, but one has to get to know them first.
 Kobol Home is tall and lean with taut muscles. His voice makes Nikki tingle. Well, not only his voice, but his very breath. He smells sweet, like a warm sugar cookie—something she wants to sink her teeth into and savor. Kobol, however, despite his appearance of complete control, can snap into wild, fast and hard – enough to make Nikki gasp with surprise. 
Braun Hearth is not as tall as Kobol, but what he lacks in height he makes up for in muscle. Even still, he is taller and thicker than any elf. And he’s scruffier looking, too. His piercing gaze makes Nikki shiver, as though he can see right into her. He’s not big on 

Santa strives for peace and harmony, not only on Earth, but in the Otherworlds as well. This year proves that peacekeeping is no easy task. First, he has an unhappy elf on his hands. Nikki runs one of his gift departments, but the corporate world is not making her happy. She wants a husband and her current elf pickings are slim. Second, Santa's received a request from two of Bindoal Dimension's most prominent males... Kobol Home and Braun Hearth need a wife. Santa's easy solution? Put the three together and let them find a happily ever after.

For Nikki, Kobol and Braun, however, Santa's gift comes with unexpected surprises. Nikki believes this is a one-night stand. Braun does not care for elves, and Kobol's afraid Nikki will want to return to the corporate world.

Even though sparks ignite between the three, will this be enough for them to create a happily ever after, or will their expectations make for a regrettable Christmas Eve?



MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!

Here's the participating blogs in order of appearance. Updates to the schedule will be available on subsequent blogs. You know how it is when you get to be the first one! (Things change)

December 6 - Anne Kane – www.writersgonewild.blogstop.ca
December 9 – Megan Slayer http://theauthormeganslayer.blogspot.com
December 10 – Lacey Savage – http://www.laceysavage.com/blog/
December 12 – Sara Makela - http://blog.sarahmakela.com
December 13- Dawn Montgomery - http://www.dawnmontgomerywrites.wordpress.com
December 16 – Ayla Ruse - http://ayalruse.blogspot.com
December 17 – Zenobia Renquist - http://blog.dreneebagby.com

December 19 – Ana Raine - http://anarainebooks.blogspot.com/




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