Alluring Tales: Hot Holiday Nights

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The holidays are heating up—with seven wickedly sensual stories guaranteed to spice up those chilly winter nights!

A psychology student goes online hoping to live out her steamiest fantasy—and ends up on a hot mystery date with a wickedly imaginative stud who brings out her inner pole-dancer. . .

A determined lady comes home, burning for her girlhood crush—a sexy lawman who totes a big gun. . .

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Overview

The holidays are heating up—with seven wickedly sensual stories guaranteed to spice up those chilly winter nights!

A psychology student goes online hoping to live out her steamiest fantasy—and ends up on a hot mystery date with a wickedly imaginative stud who brings out her inner pole-dancer. . .

A determined lady comes home, burning for her girlhood crush—a sexy lawman who totes a big gun. . .

A creative ad man's passion is aroused when he sees his buttoned-up coworker in a revealing new light—dressed in sizzling red satin on a giant billboard. . .

A professional dominatrix wishes upon a star, and her fantasy appears—an insatiable alpha male in biker boots who's literally out of this world. . .

A tall, dark, handsome warlock finds himself obsessed with his "familiar"—a sleek and sexy cat-woman who turns out to be the purr-fect lover. . .

She was always hot for big brother's best friend—and now her erotic dream is here in the taut and tempting flesh. . .

A pair of fugitive lovers finds themselves warm and toasty in a sultry Caribbean paradise—and ready for some red-hot fun in the sun. . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061463174
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/4/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 287,678
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sylvia Day

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen award-winning novels sold in forty countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in twenty countries, and a reader favorite across several genres with millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has sold more than twelve million copies since its debut last year. Day has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honored as Amazon's Best of the Year in Romance. She has won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award and been nominated twice for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award. She is currently president of the Romance Writers of America, an association of more than ten thousand writers.

A bad girl at heart, vivi anna burns up the pages with her unique brand of fantasy fiction. Whether it’s in ancient Egypt, or in an apocalyptic future, vivi writes fast-paced action-adventures featuring strong independent women that can kick some butt, and dark handsome heroes to die for.

Always a risk taker, Delilah Devlin lived in the Saudi Peninsula during the Gulf War, thwarted an attempted abduction by white slave traders, and survived her children’s juvenile delinquency. In addition to Saudi Arabia, she has lived in Germany and Ireland, but calls Arkansas home for now.

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Cathryn Fox has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life and is always trying to keep up with emails, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. She spends her days writing page-turning books filled with heat and heart, and loves to hear from her readers.

Myla Jackson enjoys writing fast, fun, and sizzling stories that elicit laughter, excitement, fear, and tears from her readers. She won the 2004 RWA Golden Heart Award for Best Paranormal Romance and continues to produce books readers love. Myla enjoys the challenge of writing in multiple genres where she can explore every emotion and conquer new worlds.

Lisa Renee Jones is an author of paranormal and contemporary romance. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she spends her days writing the dreams playing in her head. Before becoming a writer, Lisa lived the life of a corporate executive, often taking the red-eye flight out of town and flying home just in time to make a Little League ball game.

Her award-winning company LRJ Staffing Services had offices all over Texas and in Nashville, and was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine in 1998 as one of the top ten growing women-owned businesses.

Over the next year, Lisa plans to move to New York just in time for a busy year of book releases.

Sassy women and sexy men are what Canadian author Sasha White's stories are all about. Gifted with a salacious imagination, and a voice that is called “distinctive and delicious” by The Romance Studio, Sasha has more than a dozen erotic stories published in such sub-genres as contemporary, paranormal, suspense, and science fiction.

A full-time writer and part-time bartender, she lives in Northern Alberta, and loves to hear from readers. She can be found on her websites’s blog most afternoons.

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Alluring Tales: Hot Holiday Nights

Chapter One

"My new guy's member is enormous and my mouth is so tiny." Tucked in the corner of Risqué, a members-only erotic club where Jennifer Angel bartended, Jennifer clicked through her in-box and read her messages out loud. Peeking over her laptop, she cast her best friend, Cat Nichols, a glance and said, "Jeez, you'd think spammers would have something better to do with their time." She moved on to the next message and blurted out, "Okay, I don't even have an erectile, so how can it be dysfunctional?"

With that, Cat laughed out loud. "Speaking of enormous members and erectile dysfunction, have you Googled him?"

Jennifer arched a questioning brow. "Googled him?" She kicked off her shoes, making herself more comfortable, and powered down her laptop. As she reached for her psychology textbook she asked, "Why would I Google him?"

Cat spun her laptop around on the small wooden tabletop, closed the article she'd been working on, and said, "Go for it. You'd be amazed at what you can find out about ¬people on the Internet."

"Sam isn't going to hook me up with some psycho, gun-wielding, knife-throwing serial killer, is he?" Jennifer narrowed her eyes and scrutinized her friend. "Unless there is something I should know about your husband."

Cat chuckled. "Of course not." She held her hand up in honor. "I promise you that he's setting you up with one of the new research scientists who has just transferred in from the California branch. But go ahead and do it anyway. I Google ¬people all the time."

"Of course you do. You're a reporter." Jennifer flippedthrough her textbook. "I'm a fourth-year psych student, no need for me to Google ¬people. Within five minutes of meeting him, I'll have him all figured out."

"Have you ever Googled yourself?" Relaxing after a long workweek, and needing something to warm her up on this cool December day, Cat reached for her wine and took a sip.

Jennifer cocked her head and offered her friend a devilish grin. "Uh, yeah. All the time. Which is why you insisted I needed a man in my life."

Laughing, Cat nearly spewed her wine all over the laptop. "You're such a smart-ass, Jenn."

"It's a gift." Jennifer tossed her a lopsided smile and then turned her attention to her open book, going over last night's lecture.

The ever persistent Cat pressed on, "Come on, just type his name in here, and you'll learn all about your mystery date."

Jennifer crinkled her nose and reached for her drink. The wicked gleam in her friend's eyes worried her. What the hell was Cat up to? "Why can't he get his own girl, anyway? What kind of loser agrees to go on a blind date?"

"Helloooo, you're going on a blind date, too, aren't you?"

"Yeah but that's different. I just don't have the time to find myself a good man," she scoffed and added, "Heck, forget good. Tonight I'd settle for a hard man." Although good and hard would certainly be a bonus, she mused. The truth was, as much as Jennifer wanted to, between work and school, she just didn't have the time to spice up her sex life—her very nonexistent sex life, save for her battery-operated toy, which she frequently Googled herself with.

"Besides, you and I both know what kind of deadbeat losers I attract," Jennifer lamented. "Which is the only reason I agreed to this setup in the first place. When it comes to instincts, I'm sure Sam's are better than mine. He's not likely to set me up with some jackass," she said, putting emphasis on that last word.

Never one to let things go, Cat insisted, "Go ahead and find out for yourself."

Needing to appease her friend so she could get some schoolwork done before her blind date called to arrange a time and place for pickup, Jennifer grabbed the laptop and tossed Cat an impatient look. "Okay, okay, what did you say his name was again?"

"Jack," Cat said, unable to keep the grin from her face. "Jack Miller."

Jennifer rolled her eyes heavenward. "What were the odds?"

"But don't worry, Jenn. Sam assures me he's one of the good guys."

Jennifer grinned. "Like I said, tonight I'd settle for hard." She keyed in his name and gave a resigned sigh. "Oh, well, at least this will give us something to talk about during dinner." Since chatting about the weather was out—winter in Chicago hardly made for riveting conversation—this way she'd be armed with the basics.

After confirming that her impending date was a research¬ scientist—an award-winning research scientist, to be precise¬—who ran sexy experiments on the female libido¬, Jennifer suddenly felt a surge of heat between her legs. She made a slow pass over her bottom lip as her thighs fluttered. Eyes alive with curiosity, she scanned the rest of the article and then went on to study the picture of Jack Miller.

Dark hair cut short gave him a boy-next-door look, but the sexy grin curling up the corners of his sensual mouth, combined with the smoldering heat in his gorgeous blue eyes, told her he was anything but. From the picture alone she couldn't tell what his body looked like, she'd have to wait until tonight to find out. As her gaze moved over his face, she fought back the urge to rub her hands in eager anticipation. Although something in her gut already told her this bad boy had a rock-hard physique that could torture her sex-starved libido in the most pleasant ways.

When she took a moment to entertain the idea, her body grew needy. Her nipples quivered and her pussy muscles tightened in heavenly bliss. Out of nowhere a burst of heat prowled through her, settling low in her loins. She clamped her knees and squeezed, merely adding fuel to the flames between¬ her legs.

The one thing that Jennifer did know for certain was that there was something undeniably primal about Jack Miller that made her feel a little wild, and a whole lot wicked.

Alluring Tales: Hot Holiday Nights. Copyright © by Cathryn Fox. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Posted October 28, 2008

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    These seven fun erotic tales are mostly spice with a sprinkle in spite

    "Peaches and Cream" by Cathryn Fox. Jennifer is a bartender at Risque pretending to be Peaches the exotic dancer when she meets Jack the research scientist in order to explore her fantasies.<BR/><BR/>"Indecent Exposure" by Delilah Devlin. Harmony returns home to seduce Sheriff Dalton; her fantasy since high school. <BR/><BR/>"Forbidden Fruit" by Lisa Renee Jones. Ryan has always been hard whenever he saw his best friend's sister Kelli who has always been wet and hot when she saw him; now she plans to take him her style. <BR/><BR/>"Billboard Babe" by Myla Jackson. Prim and proper Angie starts an erotic ad campaign to win a sexual evening or three with co-worker Daniel.<BR/><BR/>"Wish Upon a Star" by Sasha White. Professional dominatrix Miss Sarah wishes upon a star for someone to truly love; Nealon bikes in from out of this world.<BR/><BR/>¿That Old Black Magic" by Sylvia Day. Warlock Max is despondent with grief when his beloved mate Victoria apparently died and he tries all sorts of magic to bring her back to him; however he begins to obsess instead over the feline-female familiar who recently entered his life.<BR/><BR/>"Silver Waters" by Vivi Anna. On the run, Sangria and Vance take a heated break in the Caribbean.<BR/><BR/>These seven fun erotic tales are mostly spice with a sprinkle in spite of being very short for any happenings beyond the sexual encounters that run the gamut from ménage a trois, S&M bondage, and anal.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Passion filled short reads!

    Nice short reads, full of romance!! Perfect for a quick read before bed or when you don't have much time.

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    good

    It was a good fast read.

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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    Well I read it the stories were to short but very well written

    Well I read it the stories were to short but very well written

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Ok

    Ok read, I actually only liked 4 of the short stories, none were exciting to me.

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  • Posted November 11, 2008

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    Alluring Tales 2: Hot Holiday Nights anthology

    Still sweating. It's either really hot in here or this is one smoking hot book! "Alluring Tales: Hot Holiday Nights" is an anthology of stories built around an erotic Christmas theme. There are stories by Viva Anna, Sylvia Day, Delilah Devlin, Cathryn Fox, Myla Jackson, Lisa Renee Jones, and Sasha White.<BR/><BR/>The above authors provides stories of hitmen and dangerous women, warlocks and familiars, reunited sweethearts, finally united office workers, a sheriff and a very bad girl, a blind date that frees fantasies, and a professional dominatrix whose wish for the perfect mate is granted. From light bondage to spanking to threesomes and 'creative' sex, there's truly something for every taste. All wrapped up in happily ever afters and Christmas cheer. So if you're feeling a little chilly this holiday season, pick up a copy and a cool glass of something...you'll need it.

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  • Posted November 7, 2008

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    Back again for another really hot Anthology!!

    I first read this set of authors in last year's Alluring Tales: Awaken the Fantasy, a hot book with great stories as sexy as they were loving. This year¿s anthology doesn't disappoint. These authors are the queens of the short story - they bring on the heat and keep your pulse racing as you weave your way through surprisingly complex and well paced stories. I particularly loved the elements in Cathryn Fox¿s Peaches and Cream. She quickly pulls you in with the tantalizing excitement of living a fantasy in a way you never thought possible ¿ taking on a life you would never imagine doing. Don¿t we all love the thrill of the risk of being caught? <BR/><BR/>Of course you could WANT to be caught. Delilah Devlin makes that a theme in her short Indecent Exposure, a great story that had me blushing and laughing. For that matter, Forbidden Fruit by Lisa Renee Jones was just as fun to read with a character that was right up my alley, one determined lady! Truthfully, I liked all the stories in this anthology, but Billboard Babe by Myla Jackson was one of my favorites. I have to say, I thought the way this ugly duckling story was laid out in such a slick way, I could with to be a duck, lol. Of course that would be a high paid, executive little duckie with a very hot man to seduce. <BR/><BR/>Wish Upon A Star by Sasha White held a definite appeal, and I was so happy to see another story with Max and Victoria (That Old Black Magic by Sylvia Day) who I¿d been waiting to hear from since the last anthology. Where had they been, what had they been up to? There is nothing better than a man who can understand a woman¿s needs and more importantly act on them. Good to see Max helping Victoria get over her old life. The final story in the Anthology, Silver Waters, was very complex, and showed the return of another couple I¿d read about in the previous book. It too left me wondering ¿ what¿s next?<BR/><BR/>All together, I loved this book. Thanks Ladies!

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