It’s Changeling day at TRS and today I’ll be posting excerpts from my new Christmas book, Regifted.
Take a break from your holiday tasks, put your feet up and enjoy the posts.
Fern has no idea the Christmas gift given to her on Christmas Eve is a regift. The perfume smells divine and unbeknownst to Fern it has an added benefit. The scent is packed with pheromones that attract werewolves.
Pace is spending the holiday weekend in the city, a lonely Christmas away from his pack. A major power outage plunges the city into darkness. Pace has a choice: spend Christmas alone or invite his new neighbor with the alluring scent for a candlelight drink…
Unable to resist the allure of the present, Fern picked up the pretty box and smiled. The small present represented her first Christmas in the city. Her family and hometown friends had gifted her early this year by helping to facilitate Fern furnishing her apartment in the city.
Fern had no idea what the red box held, but she loved the mystery. She thought about waiting until Christmas morning to open her single gift, but the idea seemed rather silly.
Fern removed the top.
Inside the box, a small glass bottle rested in red velvet. Fern removed the bottle and pulled out the silver stopper, releasing the musky scent. Loving the smell, Fern applied a tiny amount of the perfume to the base of her ears and her inner wrists.
She lifted her wrist and inhaled. A slow, sensuous heat moved through her, coiling low and deep.
Fern sighed. She missed having a boyfriend, a lover to take away the chill of a winter night. Perhaps she’d meet someone in the city, someone to share her new life and entice with this amazing perfume.
She’d have to thank Alison next week and find out where to purchase the perfume. Fern inspected the bottle for the name, then the box. A scent so exotic must have an interesting name. On the inside of the lid she found a small red card. The color matched the box so well it had been easy to miss. Hoping this paper would hold a clue to the name and the manufacturer, Fern removed and opened the card, To Alison from your Secret Santa.
Her Christmas spirit plunged. She’d been regifted.
REGIFTED is available at Changeling Press, ARe, Amazon, B&N, Kobo and iTunes.
Regifted at Changeling Press