It takes me a while to ease into the holidays. It usually starts with ordering Christmas and Chanukah cards. Then I have to de-clutter enough to put up some decorations – I don’t bother with a tree, since I travel over the holidays and borrow trees from various family branches. Then there are presents to buy, and my schedule suddenly starts filling up with parties and drinks dates and dinners. The problem with all of this chaos is that unless my head’s in the game, it’s tedious rather than fun, so every year I spend the first week of December or so trying to remind myself that the holidays only come once a year, and that I’ll regret it if I don’t make the most of them. There’s a lot of internal lecturing. 🙂 Eventually, it all comes together and I go a little overboard indulging in gingerbread and mulled wine, and can look forward to the year ahead.
This year, to get my jingle mojo going, I’m writing sexy holiday shorts. HOLLY is up and available, and IVY should be up this weekend. This morning’s victory? I FINALLY have a blurb – take a look!
Ivy Kringle doesn’t have time for romance. The second of Santa’s daughters, she’s determined to keep Santa’s empire moving with the times. While the rest of the newly formed External Relations department is taking time out for a well-deserved office party, Ivy is still hard at work. Which is all for the best. The last thing she needs is to get caught under the mistletoe and reveal her family’s magical susceptibility to the holiday plant. This Christmas Eve, she’s going to play it cool, no matter badly she wants to heat things up with her sexy business partner, the tall and brooding Rafe Allen.
Rafe is dying to get his hands on Ivy, but worries that his need to take control might scare her off. When he discovers that mistletoe has the power to make a Kringle girl do anything he asks, he sets out to use the magical plant to seduce the cool and reserved beauty. As the party rocks on around them, Rafe will use every sexy trick in the book to get Ivy to admit that not only is she as head over heels for him as he is for her, but that they belong together, even when Christmas is over.