Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Today is a fantastic one for our family. It's the first Christmas in four years where we are all together and healthy. The last few Christmas holidays were especially tough so this one is so much more special because of it.
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While I'm making gingerbread and tea cookies, the kids have already planned a full day of super house cleaning, movie watching, popcorn making, and whatever else they can do to keep their minds busy. When I was stationed in Turkey, Christmas was interesting. It was a society that didn't celebrate the holiday so businesses that catered to Americans did their best to trim trees and hang stockings.

You'd find a fake tree with tinsel garland shoved in the middle, broken lights everywhere, and once a gargoyle on the top of a tree (he showed me the picture he'd used as reference when he picked it up). I have to admit the gargoyle was interesting. So I took a few minutes to chat with these guys and talk to them about traditions for the holidays and why things happened the way they did.

We spent some time modifying their decorations to appeal to American customers, and I had a really good time learning about their culture and other holiday traditions.

Deep Cravings Now Available
Then it occurred to me...what does a 400 year-old vampire think of these traditions? Increase it to 900, 1200, what about faerie folk and werewolves? During the solstice to they have their own traditions?

And then...what funny situations could I put those characters in?

I think Christmas is the perfect time to laugh and enjoy yourself. There's enough stress in the world at that moment. Why not relax with a short and quick read?

Both of my books released this month are full of humor and kitchen magic.

Hidden Confections:

A showdown between chefs like you’ve never seen before…

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.


Deep Cravings: 

The Vamp Life sucks if you’re the only female vampire in the world allergic to chocolate. When a wizard with a penchant for kitchen magic arrives, however, things can take a delicious and sinful turn. Especially when he puts himself on the menu.
Chocolate goes well with…everything.

Rachel Karrin is at her wits’ end. The benefits to vampire life look pretty grim when her new powers come with limits on her favorite food. Chocolate. The rare allergy is unusual enough to gain the interest of the Kitchen Witch Society.

When the sexy, brooding Ryan Shepard shows up, there’s more than chocolate in his repertoire and his temptation is far more than she can take in her world of blood and sex.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published elsewhere in 2009 under the title Decadence and has been extensively revised for EC.


Ellora’s Cave | All Romance Ebooks Amazon | Barnes and Noble Kobo

(Note: Buy links will go live as soon as they’re available. As of 24 December 2013, Deep Cravings is available at the publisher site, All Romance Ebooks, Amazon, and Kobo)

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