Ribbons aren’t just for decorating anymore.
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.
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Silly Q/A with Raven, the hero from Ribboned:
Pajamas or nude?
Nude all the way. Can’t feel the one beside you if you’ve got clothes on.
Hairy chests or smooth?
A little hair never hurt, but not gorilla hairy. Oh…you meant my woman? Oh, I want her very smooth.
Yet To Come
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.
Reporter: My first question is for Rae. Inquiring minds want to know — Nightmare Before Christmas or Scrooged, which is your favorite?
Rae: Why does everyone assume I would like the dark-themed Christmas stories? Of those two, I would choose Scrooged because I borrowed the Future Ghost’s visage from that feature once before. It worked quite well. However, my favorite Christmas movie is Love Actually.
Reporter: That’s a little surprising but not totally unexpected. You are a hopeless romantic. And you, Zane —
Zane: Mine is The Muppet Christmas Carol. I’m pretty fond of all versions of A Christmas Carol for obvious reasons. *winks at Rae*
Reporter: I wasn’t going to ask that but good to know. My question for you is what’s your funniest Christmas memory?
Zane: Easy. Getting the Ghost of Christmas Present drunk last year. He was hilarious — dancing on the bar, ice dancing in the air on actual ice, and buzzing cars on the freeway. If you’ve never gotten a fey drunk before and you get the chance, do it. Don’t hesitate. You’ll enjoy every minute.
Rae: And now you see why he made my list three times.
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?
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Q/A with Banning Hayes
Are you a night person or a morning person?
I’m a rancher. I have my first cup of coffee before sunrise. By sunset, I’ve put in a long day. Werewolves love to run in the moonlight and Sierra is no exception. I’m not sure how we’ll work out this night person/morning person thing, but wolves need to howl at the moon and I want to make Sierra happy.
Boxers or briefs?
Briefs. I spend a good part of the day in the saddle.
Hearth and Home
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?
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Nikki: Vanilla. With nuts. *snicker*
Braun: Where’s the Rocky Road?
Kobol: Icicle white. Or red. Red’s good, too.
Nikki: Green. I like green.
Braun: (trailing a hand up Nikki’s thigh) Petal Pink
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Ribbons and Lace
All he wants for Christmas is a sexy little elf!
When Leonardo Delgado fell in love with a woman who was already engaged, he resigned himself to loving her from afar. But when her fiancée 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 matching-making man in a red suit and cap.
Do you think a woman is sexier in ribbons and lace, or absolutely naked?
In Ribbons and Lace, definitely! I can’t think of a better way to spend the evening than slowily peeling all those layers away from her delightfully soft skin. ** his grin is delightfully evil as he regards the reporter** And when I’m done, she’ll be naked so I get it all!
Do you believe in Santa Claus?
Of course! You should see the little elf he gave me to play with!
Ticket to Ride
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.
What is your favorite Christmas song?
Taylor: Not a fan of Christmas music.
What is the worst Christmas dessert you’ve ever tried?
Taylor: Probably a gingerbread cookie that had old frosting on it.
Vera’s Christmas Wish (Red Velvet Christmas)
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy, Hot Flashes, Erotic Romance
Theme(s): Christmas, Elves, Dragons & Magical Creatures
Series: Red Velvet Christmas (#6)
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.
Vera Hayes couldn’t believe she’d come back to Finland for the winter holidays, but ever since she’d left last year, she couldn’t stop thinking about Pekka, the sexiest — and only — elf she’d ever met. Spending Christmas without him stirred loneliness within her. However, how did she expect to find him?
If only she’d thought things through before booking her trip. Right now, she didn’t have a plan. Maybe her first stop should be Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle. It was a tourist attraction, but knowing that Santa was real, it would be an excellent ploy to hide in plain sight.
The only other thing that stood out to her was the fact Pekka had been around all those reindeer. Perhaps he tended Santa’s herds — not that the realization helped much. She didn’t have any idea where to find them.
Vera tapped her foot on the woven rug, staring around the cabin. She’d rented it in the same area as last time, optimistic that she’d spot him nearby. Earlier in the day, she’d been walking around, but there was no way she’d stay out too long this time. While she wanted to meet Pekka again, she didn’t want to repeat her previous mistake and succeed in getting frostbite or hypothermia.
At no time on her hike did she spot any reindeer, but she had worn sturdy winter clothes. Not feeling like her limbs were about to snap off had been pleasant. However, the paranoia hadn’t faded. She was alone and in the wilds of Finland.
Vera slumped onto the leather sofa. She was running out of ideas and fast. The clock hanging on the wall read a little after noon. There was still time to investigate the Santa Claus Village, but why would an actual elf be there?
Laughter bubbled up her throat. “What am I thinking? Santa Claus? Geez… This is crazy.” Her parents had ruined the allure of Christmas by the time she was seven, laughing at the fact she believed Santa existed. Her youthful enthusiasm for the holidays had been crushed, making it hard to get excited when that time of the year came around… until meeting Pekka last year.
Ever since, she’d been counting down the days, excitement coursing through her. Maybe her parents had been wrong. Maybe Santa did exist. She knew there were elves. Pekka had proven that much.
Driving to the tourist spot didn’t take too long, but the snowy roads were treacherous, with pockets of ice everywhere. Her hands ached and her knuckles were pale white from gripping the steering wheel when she finally pulled into a parking spot.
With the release of a breath of air she hadn’t realized she’d been holding, Vera shook away the fear. It was over. Besides, she’d driven through worse.
People bustled around Santa Claus Village. Laughter and happiness radiated in their very demeanors — then again, being here brought her a lot of joy too. The place was infectious. After forty-five minutes of searching, she’d visited all the shops and sights but none of them housed her sexy elf.
When she was done, she sat at a table in the restaurant with a cup of hot cocoa. Coming back to Finland in hopes of finding Pekka had to be one of the most insane things she’d ever done. What were the chances of her accomplishing her goal? Zip, zero, zilch.
Vera sipped the hot chocolate, enjoying the rich, delicious warmth. All around her were women with their smiling husbands and laughing kids. What did she have to show for her existence?
Certainly none of that.
Last year, her dreams of finding “The One” had nearly been achieved. She and her ex-fiance were going to live the perfect white picket fence life. Instead, he ended up breaking off their engagement before the holidays because he couldn’t keep it in his pants.
Then again, if she was so focused on her love life, then why was she in Finland chasing after an elf who worked for Santa? The idea that their relationship would give her what she needed was ridiculous. But if he felt so right, did it matter?
Swallowing the last sip of her hot cocoa, she set her mug back down with a sigh. Perhaps she was just thinking too hard.
Hello everybody! Next week the Saved by Moonlight Book Tour begins! We will be raffling off a free eBook copy of the new release Saved by Moonlight.
Here is the schedule:
August 28th/29th — Just Paranormal Romance
August 29th — For The Love of Reading
August 30th — My Home Away From Home
August 31st — Ex Libris
Sept 1st — Bookworm Bridgette’s World
Sept 3rd — Katya Armock
Sept 4th — Butterfly-o-Meter
I hope to see you guys out there on tour!
I’m setting up a blog tour for Saved by Moonlight, which releases at the end of the month. If you’d like to host me, I’d love to visit your site! Simply fill out the form below, and we’ll get back to you soon.
Welcome to this week’s snippet for Weekend Writing Warriors of my newest release, On Thin Ice. I hope you enjoy the excerpt, and I’d love to know what you think in the comments.
Kit cursed under his breath at the interruption, but he swept his fingertips over the keyboard while he kept his gaze up on the large screen. He wasn’t sure what he’d do since Regina wasn’t here. Before Michael, his boss had never sent her to other locations.
He grimaced when he recognized the man on the screen, Colonel Jones… their boss. Jones wasn’t Kit’s favorite person, especially with Michael gaining recognition and acceptance over Kit. Kit had been the one working hard for years now whereas Michael was brand new to the job.
“Kit, I have a new assignment for you,” Jones said, leaning toward the screen, probably trying to intimidate. That wasn’t anything new, just the way he came across.
This month, I’m trying a couple new things. One of which is Weekend Writing Warriors with snippets of my newest release, On Thin Ice. I hope you enjoy the excerpt, and I’d love to know what you think in the comments.
Kit leaned back in his chair before the large monitors. Ever since Regina met Michael, things were different around the Hub. Jealousy gnawed at Kit. However, there was no chance of having her to himself, and she’d chosen Michael. That hurt, but he’d dealt with his emotions by trying out various new hobbies. None of them had worked.
His gaze dropped to the control panel, and he typed in a few words, zeroing in on Regina’s and Michael’s comm-links. The temptation to listen in toyed with him, but the blaring alarm took the decision away.
Hey everyone, the sequel to Stolen (Super Powered, #1) is now available for purchase at Changeling Press! It was a year and a half in the making, but I hope you all enjoy Kit’s story.
Here’s the blurb, excerpt, and buy links. 🙂
Super Powered 2: On Thin Ice
by Sarah Mäkelä
Genres: Paranormal, Action Adventure/ Suspense, Erotic Romance
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A superhero discovers a reason to fight… love.
When Kit blows a field assignment and the thief he’s supposed to be chasing escapes, his superiors aren’t pleased. At least until they discover the woman Kit saved — the distraction that let the thief get away — has powers of her own.
Erica’s nightmares have led her to a dark and dangerous place, but with Kit, somehow she feels safe. Together they set out to trap a thief — and rescue one another from themselves.
Hey everyone! It’s a new week of Sneak Peek Sunday, and Sabina and Tiago are heating things up!
Here are the next six paragraphs from Jungle Burn, the final book in my Amazon Chronicles series. I hope you enjoy the excerpt, and I’d love to know what you think in the comments.
“And?” She propped her hands on her hips.
“I might be able to help ease your desire.” He helped her to the ground then settled her onto her back. His hands went to the strip of cloth covering her chest, and he shoved it down, freeing her breasts. He leaned in, his mouth sucking on her nipple as his hand rolled her other nipple between his fingertips.
The sensation of him toying with her breasts nearly made her cry out, but they weren’t far enough from the village for her to do that. If anyone found them, they would both be in big trouble.
Tiago pressed his jeans-clad hips between her legs, grinding his hard cock against her. She bit her lower lip and whimpered. Her response only seemed to embolden him, and he slid his lips down her torso toward her waist. He nipped the skin near her belly, and he gripped her thighs, spreading them open for him. Leaning back, he pushed up her skirt, baring her pussy to the warm night air.
There was no going back now.
Something within him seemed to change, and he’d suddenly become more than the friend she’d had since she was a kid. The intensity in his gaze as he looked her over startled her. Who was this man? Her body tightened, and she lifted her hips as desire rode her.
Hey everyone! And we’re back with another Sneak Peek Sunday.
This week, I’m continuing with the next six paragraphs from Jungle Burn, the final book in my Amazon Chronicles series. If you missed last week’s scroll down a little. I hope you enjoy the excerpt, and I’d love to know what you think in the comments!
He didn’t look too sure about this, but he shut the door and followed her. “Where are we going? Why aren’t we talking in my home? There’s more privacy in there than out here.”
She stopped, turned to look at him, and sighed. “Not really. You know as well as I do, if someone wanted to listen in on our conversation, all they’d have to do is stand outside your door and concentrate. That’s not okay with what I need to talk about.”
At just that moment, a couple of male werepumas walked by them and looked her up and down. One halted his progress, his eyes flashing upon her as if he wanted nothing better than to push her to the ground and ride her. Her out-of-control hormones were a primary cause for the sudden surge of crudeness she faced, yet her Amazon kin wouldn’t understand.
Sabina was different from them. She was the only female werecat in the village, and in many ways, it felt like she’d been cursed. Her parents had forbidden the werepumas to tell her secret, and Kyle — their leader — made sure his people knew the lengths he’d go to help make sure the Amazons didn’t find out before they were ready. They weren’t sure the Amazons would stand behind her as they did her mother, the queen, or even her father or Rubia and Kyle. None of them was a creature next in line for the throne.
Frowning, Tiago shrugged. “Fine. Take me wherever you think is safe.”
She walked with him through the village, her gaze set straight on where she was going. Her shoulders were tense, but Tiago used his free hand to squeeze one of them slightly. “Relax,” he said.
Hey everyone! I’m trying out something new. Sneak Peek Sunday is where you post 6 paragraphs (no more, no less) from either a WIP or a published work.
This week, I’m posting the first six paragraphs from Jungle Burn, the final book in my Amazon Chronicles series. I hope you enjoy the excerpt, and I’d love to know what you think!
Sabina Rukan knocked on the door to Tiago’s hut. He’d been her closest friend for a while, even though her parents had always preferred her to socialize with the other girls in the village. She didn’t really care. Growing up as Princess of the Amazons, she couldn’t help a slight feeling of entitlement.
The door to his hut opened, and Tiago stood there shirtless with a faded pair of jeans hugging his hips. He smirked at her with a wicked quirk of his lips.
She trailed her gaze over the muscular expanse of his chest. Seeing all his bare skin made her want to nibble on his torso and bask in its warmth. For the past few weeks, her hormones had gone into overdrive.
She’d noticed the werepuma men taking a greater interest in her, which was embarrassing, and yet her parents were still convinced she wasn’t ready to become a woman. If they weren’t going to trust her, she needed to take matters into her own hands. She’d known just who to come to.
He took her hand and kissed her knuckles. “Sabina, how are you doing?” His nose twitched a little, and his brown eyes darkened, as they tended to do whenever she came around. He wanted her, and she wouldn’t mind having him, either.
“I’m doing well enough. I need to talk with you.” She held on to his hand, pulling him out of his hut. With her being a weretiger, she had comparable strength to his, but she’d been taught not to use her full strength from a young age. That would only hurt people around her, which she was very careful about.