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Christmas Tree Lane by Janice Seagraves

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I thought since this is a party for Christmas and I was just at Fresno (CA) Christmas Tree Lane yesterday, it would be fun to share the photos I took with you.

I’ve only been to Christmas Tree Lane a couple of times and not in a very long time so this was a special treat for me.

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My daughter and her boyfriend took me and said it was part of my Christmas present.

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 Christmas Tree Lane is a special event and this is it 92 year.

It start as a way to honor a child who had died in 1920.

And now it is a lovely event that entertains thousands.

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I am offering a Amethyst Crystal Pendant for the best answer to this question:

What is your favorite thing about Christmas?

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Blurb and excerpt from my published book: Matrix Crystal Hunters:

Team Alpha Three’s spaceship is out of power after fighting a wormhole, and parked on the primitive world of Zenevieva. With half the team sick from radiation poisoning, the team commander entrust geologist, Maya Gladstone, to find enough matrix crystals to power up their spacecraft, so they can go home to Earth. Vach Namaste of the powerful Clan Namaste, a native of the planet, has desired the lovely Maya since she stepped off the spaceship on that astonishing day a year ago. He’s hounded her every step since. As Hymeneal Night approaches, he makes plans to take her as his bride… willing or not.

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Matrix Crystal Christmas

Matrix Crystal Christmas is made up of two short stories. I wrote this collection for the fans of my novel, Matrix Crystal Hunters.

In Crystal Flower Christmas: Vach and Maya are on a mission to undam the Laonooco River for the drought stricken region. As heartache fractures their marriage, will the gift of a crystal flower mend their relationship or break it beyond repair?

In Crystal Clear Christmas: Plague has struck the village of Zama and the citizens blame the only human left on Zenevieva, Maya. Will Vach make the ultimate sacrifice to save his wife?

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Christmas_Tree,_SantaPark,_Rovaniemi_2005Want a chance to win extra prizes this year? Check out my blog for some cool prizes and a hot idea for trimming the Christmas tree!

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Santa Six by B.J. McCall Excerpt 2 (adult)

Season’s Greetings.

I’ll be posting excerpts from my Christmas stories during the party. Each story is about two people finding the magic of love during the holidays.

My second excerpt is from Santa Six. Even in outer space there’s Christmas magic.

Santa Six is available in the Changeling For All Seasons 2 holiday anthology.

BJ

Divorced and eager to begin her new life, Anni Marks attends a Santa auction on Celestial Desires, an adult entertainment space station. On auction, twelve handsome younger men and one night of holiday pleasure.

To earn extra money, Niko Dante takes on an extra holiday duty. As Santa Six he’s up for auction. He’s never done the sex for money thing, but one beautiful bidder gives him a night he’ll never forget.

Sometimes the best presents are unexpected.

Excerpt 2 from Santa Six

Anni waited until the door closed before removing her hood. A flickering fireplace and a multitude of candles lit the room, creating a warm, glowing atmosphere, but her eyes were on the man she’d purchased. His breath hitched.

“Welcome.” He started to raise his hand, then lowered it to his side. “I’m Santa, your pleasure slave.”

She knew the night ahead represented a working shift for the Santa and the experience was strictly a financial arrangement, but the smile on his face, the light in his eyes said he wasn’t disappointed.

Given the negative press coverage of her divorce, she’d requested anonymity. “Hello, Santa. My name is Eve.”

His gaze narrowed briefly. “May I help you with your robe, Eve?”

Naked beneath, Anni wanted the sexual stimulants she’d purchased to fully kick in and remove the butterflies in her stomach. Once they did, she’d be wild for sex. “I’ll leave it on for now.”

“A glass of champagne?”

“Please.”

“Would you like to sit by the fire or relax on the bed?”

He spoke quickly and his hand shook slightly as he filled the tall, slender glasses. Perhaps he was as nervous as she. Unlike some of the other young men, Santa Six hadn’t strutted on stage or thrust his hips.

Anni sat down on the red loveseat before the fireplace.

Santa joined her. She accepted the offered glass and took a sip. The cold champagne slid down her throat just as the fiery flash of the enhancers shot through her.

 

A CHANGELING FOR ALL SEASONS TWO -Eleven tales of Christmas Magic from your favorite Changeling authors…

 

Holly’s Jolly Christmas by Ciarra Sims: Dear Santa: I need a man. Not a rich one or a perfect lover, just a kind, caring, maybe funny and decent looking guy…

Merry’s Christmas MΘnage by Eve Vaughn: Dax makes it his mission to give fate a hand and bring Thorne and Merry together, with the help of some Christmas Magic.

Christmas Cookie by Elizabeth Jewell: Everybody has their Christmas traditions — even vampires.

Happy Howlidays by Isabella Jordan: The moon is full this Christmas Eve and the two handsome hunks have some business with Sarah that they mean to finish.

Elves Gone Wild by Lacey Savage: The candy-cane wrapping paper on her sister’s gift reveals the sexiest naked man Grace has ever laid eyes on…

The Gift by Lia Connor: When Rob gets a job at a swanky Christmas celebration, he’s all about the money — that is, until he meets Shika.

Santa Six by B.J. McCall: Anni Marks attends a Santa auction on Celestial Desires, an adult entertainment space station. On auction, twelve handsome younger men and one night of holiday pleasure.

Sideways Glance by Camille Anthony: A heated sideways glance from a handsome suntanned hunk sparks a desire in Cheryl to celebrate life.

Yule Wolf by Kate Hill: On a dark, cold Yuletide Eve Fenris offers Roth the most priceless holiday gift imaginable.

Karmic Gifts by Kira Stone: Fate has a karmic gift in store for Pax… if she’s brave enough to accept it.

Snowman by Willa Okati: Josh is holding out hope for a miracle, that there will be a man perfect for him, one who loves him with all his heart.

 

Holiday Anthology available now at Changeling Press, ARe and Amazon

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Santa Six by B.J. McCall Excerpt 1 (adult)

Season’s Greetings.

I’ll be posting excerpts from my Christmas stories during the party. Each story is about two people finding the magic of love during the holidays.

My first excerpt is from Santa Six. Even in outer space there’s Christmas magic.

Santa Six is available in the Changeling For All Seasons 2 anthology featuring holiday stories from your favorite Changeling Press authors.

 BJ

 

Santa Six

Anni Marks attends a Santa auction on Celestial Desires, an adult entertainment space station. On auction, twelve handsome younger men and one night of holiday pleasure.

Excerpt 1 from Santa Six

Niko palmed his buyer’s naughty list. Red silk sliding against his skin, he hustled to his assigned room. He had no idea which of the women had purchased his services for the night, but Niko knew which woman he wanted.

He’d recognized her, but he doubted Anni, the beautiful ex-wife of Deric Marks, remembered him. During the four years he’d been employed by Marks Robotics he’d seen her on several occasions and actually spoken to her twice. Back then she’d worn her long, dark hair in a chic, upswept style. He’d been entranced by her, a woman just beyond his years and well beyond his reach.

Tonight, her brown eyes were sparkling, her pupils dilated, a dead giveaway she was high on enhancers.

What was the rich, beautiful Anni Marks doing on the Celestial Pleasures space station, bidding on a man on Christmas Eve?

As instructed, Niko uncorked a bottle of champagne and filled two flutes. Holiday music poured through ceiling speakers and the fake fireplace and candles provided a cheery atmosphere. Outside a false window, artificial snow fell.

Rubbing his hands together, Niko paced, his heart pounding in anticipation with each glance at the huge bed dominating the room, the list of pleasures running through his head. More than a year had passed since he’d had sex with a woman.

STORIES AVAILABLE IN CHANGELING FOR ALL SEASONS 2

Holly’s Jolly Christmas by Ciarra Sims: Dear Santa: I need a man. Not a rich one or a perfect lover, just a kind, caring, maybe funny and decent looking guy…

Merry’s Christmas MΘnage by Eve Vaughn: Dax makes it his mission to give fate a hand and bring Thorne and Merry together, with the help of some Christmas Magic.

Christmas Cookie by Elizabeth Jewell: Everybody has their Christmas traditions — even vampires.

Happy Howlidays by Isabella Jordan: The moon is full this Christmas Eve and the two handsome hunks have some business with Sarah that they mean to finish.

Elves Gone Wild by Lacey Savage: The candy-cane wrapping paper on her sister’s gift reveals the sexiest naked man Grace has ever laid eyes on…

The Gift by Lia Connor: When Rob gets a job at a swanky Christmas celebration, he’s all about the money — that is, until he meets Shika.

Santa Six by B.J. McCall: Anni Marks attends a Santa auction on Celestial Desires, an adult entertainment space station. On auction, twelve handsome younger men and one night of holiday pleasure.

Sideways Glance by Camille Anthony: A heated sideways glance from a handsome suntanned hunk sparks a desire in Cheryl to celebrate life.

Yule Wolf by Kate Hill: On a dark, cold Yuletide Eve Fenris offers Roth the most priceless holiday gift imaginable.

Karmic Gifts by Kira Stone: Fate has a karmic gift in store for Pax… if she’s brave enough to accept it.

Snowman by Willa Okati: Josh is holding out hope for a miracle, that there will be a man perfect for him, one who loves him with all his heart.

AVAILABLE at Changeling Press, ARe and Amazon.

http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=2312

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-achangelingforallseasons2boxset-1689553-140.html

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Puppy Love – a Christmas novella! by Anne Kane

I love Christmas and I love writing Christmas stories! Puppy love is a short novella about a very determined werewolf.

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Book Summary

Sarah wants a normal life, without all the fur, fangs and drama that comes with her werewolf heritage. She left her home pack and moved to a small town in the Northern Rockies hoping to leave the past behind.
The first time Drake crossed her scent, he knew he wanted Sarah for his mate. Now he just has to convince her that she wants that too. With a wicked sense of humor and a little bit of Christmas magic he hopes to bring her over to his side — permanently.

Excerpt:

“If I didn’t know better, I’d think you were trying to avoid me.”

Sarah jumped as the werewolf disengaged himself from a particularly dark shadow. Crap! She’d forgotten how fast her kind could move when it felt motivated. Apparently this guy was extremely motivated.

Schooling her features into her best poker face, she took a deep breath and turned to face him. “If you didn’t know better? What makes you think you know anything about me?”

He laughed then. Actually laughed. The corners of his eyes crinkled and his mouth curved upward. So much for her chilling sarcasm.

“I know enough. Probably more than you want me to.” He pushed himself upright. It only took him one step with those long legs to put him so close that his scent tickled her nose.

A werewolf shouldn’t smell so good, shouldn’t make her belly clench in anticipation. The mere proximity of one certainly shouldn’t make her long to run free with all four paws on the ground. It hadn’t for months now, but she’d know the very minute she’d sensed this guy in the crowded bar that he was a threat to her new found equilibrium.

And that scared the hell out of her. She didn’t want anything to do with werewolves anymore. Their pack laws. Their aggression. Their bloodthirsty pack mentality and their total disregard for her feelings.

“Apparently you know where I work, and that would be more than I want you to know. Now run along and howl at something.” She turned on her heel and took one step toward the parking lot. She would not give in to her baser instincts. Nope. Not happening. Not even with the night of the full moon coming up fast.

She didn’t hear him come up behind her. He spun her around, his tongue halfway down her throat before she had time to react. His arms were every bit as strong as they looked, catching her when her knees buckled at the unexpected warmth blossoming in her belly.

What the hell? Her body had never reacted this way before, never betrayed her so blatantly. Want and need sent curls of heat racing through her veins. Damn. This couldn’t be good, no matter how good it felt. She relaxed into his embrace, letting him think she’d surrendered.

He hesitated for a moment, drawing his head back to stare at her with narrowed eyes. Distrust and something else lurked in their icy blue depths. He didn’t trust her sudden capitulation. Smart man.

Wolf.  Smart wolf.

Apparently his lust overrode his caution and he pulled her up hard against him. She could feel the thick length of his cock pressing hard against her belly.

Lust seemed to be running rampant tonight. Moisture gathered at the apex of her thighs, as if her body expected her to give in and let this mutt have his way with her.

“I’ve never been referred to as a mutt before.” He mumbled the words against her lips, not bothering to lift his head. “I think I might be insulted.”

She jerked away from him. Not that she got far, his arms were like bands of friggin’ steel. His eyes were darker now, the color of the sky just before a storm rolled in. “I didn’t say that out loud.”

A wry smile quirked the corner of his mouth. “Then how did I manage to hear you?”

Good question. One that sent the lust packing faster than it had arrived. Vague whispered myths of bonded pairs being able to communicate telepathically teased the edge of her memory. Crap! This just got better and better!

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Anne Kane

www.AnneKane.com

 

 

GOOD MORNING TRS!!!

And we’re off!! Loud and clear on this end! While I’m getting my morning infusion of coffee, I wanted to let you know I’ll be giving away a $10 gift card at the end of all the madness. Be sure to comment for a chance to win!!

Plenty going on this time around. New releases, new editions and new on the horizon!

So Merry Christmas and Happy holidays!! Stay warm and enjoy the next 7 days of mayhem!!

 

Matrix Crystal Christmas

Matrix Crystal Christmas

Matrix Crystal Christmas is made up of two short stories. I wrote this collection for the fans of my novel, Matrix Crystal Hunters.

In Crystal Flower Christmas: Vach and Maya are on a mission to undam the Laonooco River for the drought stricken region. As heartache fractures their marriage, will the gift of a crystal flower mend their relationship or break it beyond repair?

In Crystal Clear Christmas: Plague has struck the village of Zama and the citizens blame the only human left on Zenevieva, Maya. Will Vach make the ultimate sacrifice to save his wife?

eBook: http://www.amazon.com/Matrix-Crystal-Christmas-Janice-Seagraves-ebook/dp/B00GJCNBAY

In Paperback: https://www.createspace.com/4507687

At Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Matrix-Crystal-Christmas-stories-Crystals/dp/1493776460/

 

LSB Party at TRS… A Delightful December… win a prize!

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Scavenger Hunt: $5 Gift Card & Free eBook from Tara Quan

Head over to TaraQuan.com/Books and scroll down to the contemporary romance section. You’ll find a SCAVENGER HUNT button there (Hint: It’s really close to A Christmas Together and More Than Strangers.)

Click the button to find out how to win a $5 Gift Card and free eBook. While you’re there, take a quick look at the side bar. There are quite a few other Giveaways going on (the $100 Hottie Hunt Holiday Bonanza, for example).

 

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Scavenger Hunt:  Win a copy of Tyburn!

Question: Where did Jessica Cale go to college?

Visit her website to find out and comment there for a chance to win a copy of Tyburn!  Pop your answer in the contact form J  And check out all of the other great giveaways while you’re there!

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LSB Party at TRS… A Delightful December… First Kisses…

We’re featuring two of our authors this month, Tara Quan and Jessica Cale, in two wildly different genres… Contemporary Christmas and Restoration-era London.

 

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When Karl and Brennan First Kiss

“We’ve spent over twelve hours together.”

“So?”

He smelled wine on her breath. She’d sipped less than half a glass, but the alcohol had nonetheless turned her face a gorgeous shade of pink. Entranced, he smoothed the back of his fingers over her warm cheek. “Our first date was the coffee shop, the second breakfast, and the third lunch. The god-awful DVD we watched puts me at four, and dinner makes it an even five.”

Cradling her nape, he angled her head to optimize exploration. Her eyes growing wide, she drew in a sharp breath. “I…I guess that’s about right.”

Sensing weakness, he shifted forward. “So you agree this kiss is overdue.”

“I wouldn’t go quite as far.”

He leaned down. “I’ll take however far are you’re willing to go.”

He waited until she parted her lips. Using his free hand, he nudged her glasses up until they rested on top of her head. As he brought his hands to her shoulders, he brushed the bridge of her nose with the tip of his. She blinked a few times, her eyes shifting as if she were struggling to focus. Her lower lip trembled, her expression turning vulnerable. It took a moment to realize she couldn’t see him clearly.

Capitalizing on the advantage, he followed the shape of her mouth with his tongue. Tremors reverberated under his palms as she lifted her hands and rested them on his upper arms. When he pushed her lips apart, a soft moan escaped her throat.

Their tongues tangled. Her fingers slid over his shoulders to interlace behind his neck. She arched her back. Her breasts flattened against his chest. He could feel her nipples harden through the thin barrier of their T-shirts. Emboldened by the physical cue, he claimed more.

Once he’d nibbled and sucked her lower lip, she reciprocated, mirroring his advances with a restrained precision that hinted at inexperience. Reaching for control, he released her shoulders to press his palms against the cold wall, using the lowered temperature to pull out of the lust-filled haze. When he broke the kiss, he found her lips ruby red, her chest rising and falling with each shallow pant. Clinging to the collar of his shirt, she rested her forehead between his pecs, her hot breath branding him through the cotton.

If he didn’t leave soon, he wouldn’t go at all. “What do you have planned for tomorrow?”

Lifting her chin, she slid her glasses back on. “I always keep Sundays free.”

“Good. I’ll come by at seven.”

“Seven?” she squeaked. “As in a.m.?”

Learn more about A Christmas Together by Tara Quan

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In one fluid movement, she leaned across his lap, took his face in her hands, and kissed him sweetly on the mouth. Dropping the remains of his pie, he closed his eyes and lost himself in the warmth of her kiss. Too soon, she let him go.

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LSB Party at TRS… A Delightful December… meet our lovers…

We’re featuring two of our authors this month, Tara Quan and Jessica Cale, in two wildly different genres… Contemporary Christmas and Restoration-era London.

 

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When Karl and Brennan First Meet

“Mind if I sit?”

Brennan looked over the top of her book to see denim-clad hips and a pair of large chocolate-colored hands. As she tilted her head up, her reading glasses framed a T-shirt-covered torso and toned forearms. She went on to catalogue a set of impressive pectoral muscles sandwiched between defined biceps.

Intrigued enough to continue her perusal, she craned her neck all the way back and heaved a disappointed sigh. A military-style haircut complimented the man’s bony face. Ebony sideburns stretched to his jawline, where it blended with the dark shadow covering his cheeks and chin. The combination would have made his appearance too rugged to fit traditional parameters of attractiveness, but long lashes and full lips tempered his apparent ferocity by an effective fraction.

Faced with a visage of startling symmetry, she could see how some women might consider Captain Karl Reed handsome in a rough and dangerous sort of way. But once someone landed on her naughty list, not even the most drool-inducing mug could return him to her good graces. As an analyst for the Agency, she didn’t hold Department of Defense Captain America types in particularly high esteem. When one had the gall to snore through a classified briefing she’d labored over for, well, at least a couple of hours, he earned a permanent spot on her bad side.

Nudging her glasses up the bridge of her nose, she glared into eyes so dark they appeared black under the clouded sunlight. She scanned the near-empty outdoor seating area of the popular cafe chain before reverting her gaze to the man in front of her. “Aren’t there plenty of other chairs?”

The corners of his lips lifted, his grin a heart-stopping flash of white teeth. “I like this one.”

Learn more about A Christmas Together by Tara Quan

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Sally and Nick…

He regarded her face, his no more than a shadow beneath the brim of his hat. Sally couldn’t see a thing, so she closed her eyes and relaxed against the soft heat of his hand. She felt his breath against her skin, a warm caress within the night’s chill, and she wondered if he would kiss her.

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