Wishing everyone the best holidays ever! I hope you had a Happy Chanukah—or, as we said this year, Happy Thanksgivukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy Winter Solstice! Joyous Kwanzaa! Happy New Year! Sending you the best regards as you’re gearing up to celebrate!
During this hectic time, how do you relax from all the shopping, decorating, baking and other seasonal activities? I hope you get the chance to kick back with a good book, the hot beverage of your choice and a gingerbread goodie or three. Here’s are two suggestions for fun reads when you do get a chance to relax—a sexy trilogy and a classic Christmas story.
In each of the three sensuous contemporary Teach Him Tonight romances, a determined woman provides an essential lesson in love to a deserving guy. This often includes cool, delicious chocolate and hot, sweaty sex: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BOX5YEO
Photo Finish: Ambitious attorney Cassandra Harrell is primed to battle her hot, hunky opposing counsel Alex DeLuca—a.k.a. Alexander the Great—in the courtroom. Though she fantasizes about getting him into her bedroom, she’s determined to avoid this bad boy distraction and focus on her career.
Alex spots the author photo on the back cover of a steamy romance and recognizes Cassandra. Who knew the desirable but icy lawyer had such a fascinating sensuous side? When he teases her about the book at a deposition, she furiously denies any connection.
Her sister wrote the book and, for a prank, used Cassandra’s photo. Outraged at Alex for embarrassing her in front of clients, Cassandra plots a revenge lesson. This teacher comes out on top until her student raises the stakes—and the heat.
Emergency Ex: “Love is the emotional chocolate of the universe.” Actually, successful chocolatier Brenda Lockheart deals with the sweet brown confection lots better than she does with love. For years she’s been in love with Keith Tarrant, her best friend with benefits. As her thirtieth birthday approaches, hot lovemaking and intense friendship no longer satisfy her. She demands more. It’s time to make a commitment or say good-bye. Keith goes along at first, and she’s hopeful. But as her birthday gets closer, her relationship with Keith hits snags.
Keith loves Brenda and can’t bear to lose her, but he’s got lots of unresolved baggage and a history of being less than she deserves. Though he’ll try to get over his issues in time to make her birthday special, when a new roadblock arises, he’s out of his depth. Can Keith man up and commit to Brenda in time? Or will their relationship crumble and turn her into one more of his many exes?
After Class: K.C. Corrigan’s book hit all the major best-seller lists. To celebrate this sweet victory, she contacts Todd Marek, the sexy teacher whose writing class she flunked. To her chagrin, he turns her down.
Todd considered K.C. a hot, talented writer—except she put too much romance in her writing. They disagreed, he failed her and she went on to huge success. Now he wants to distance himself from her. To keep his job, however, Todd has to convince K.C. to sign with the school’s agent. Todd’s not big on groveling.
Now that she’s successful, K.C. has lots of new “friends”. She doesn’t need aggro from the teacher who flunked her—and who also keeps showing up in her hottest fantasies. Much as she’d love to teach the teacher lessons in romance, Todd’s the slowest of learners—at first.
Tingle Bells, http://www.ellorascave.com/tingle-bells.html was one of the most fun stories I’ve ever written.
Justin Clancy is counting on his new invention to make the holiday season bright for his financially struggling family. With a chime guaranteed to sexually arouse any adult, Tingle Bells are the perfect stocking stuffer – until a cruel hex turns those sexy sounds into ear-splitting croaks. Far more adept at practical sciences than witchcraft, Justin knows he needs expert help fast or the Clancys’ Christmas will go down the tubes.
Trust-fund-wealthy Ramon Ramirez is a private eye certified for metaphysical investigations. He’s also a long-time loner who wishes for connection. Sparks fly between him and Justin the moment they meet, and Ramon falls for Justin – and his whole family. But neither man is quite ready to give up his heart to the other. Ramon has to work on cracking his solitary armor, and the self-conscious Justin isn’t so sure his new man isn’t just slumming – or pitying him.
In the midst of grappling with an eccentric family feud, mangled bells and their own personal baggage, Justin and Ramon vow to make things right. . .and stir up a little magic of their own.
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Happy Reading and Happiest of Holidays!