By Lora Leigh
For Cara Montgomery, Christmas is just like any other time of year. She'll still be alone and lonely. And her greatest wish-to have someone to call her own, someone to love-will remain just that, a wish. She's learned the hard way not to ask for things she can't have. And that includes a seemingly persistent sex god in leather who just won't leave her alone. But this is one man who is determined to change her mind. One man who won't take no for an answer.
Kheelan Mattero, most trusted warrior of a First Earth prince in exile, is sent to gift Cara for rescuing the prince's son in a brave and selfless move that could have resulted in her own death. But instead, Kheelan finds his own gift-the mate he has searched two planets and a lifetime for. While the hunger rages through him for the pixie-ish Cara, her need must join with his, must equal his, or the bonding will not happen. Now he has to make Cara see that some wishes are worth reaching for that some wishes can come true.
Ice On Her Wings
By Leda Swann
Reporter Bonny Eagle is investigating a hot tip that Robert Barron, multi-millionaire property developer, is a secret Scrooge who is preparing an unpleasant Christmas surprise for the city's poorest inhabitants. Caught snooping through his house, she is surprised to find that Robert Barron has mistletoe on his mind. Unable to resist his kisses, she ends up in his bed.
Robert Barron is intrigued by the gorgeous snoop he finds in his bedroom. It's Christmas, so he doesn't have the heart to turn her to the police. Especially not when the temperature really heats up between them.
Not even the hottest of hot sex, however, can persuade Bonnyto keep his business dealings a secret. And he cannot forgive her betrayal.
It will take a Christmas miracle for these two lovers to find happiness in each other's arms.
Ghosts of Christmas Past
By Cricket Starr
A Hollywood After Dark Holiday Tale
Christmas is hard for a lot of people, but for Calla Douglas it's become unbearable. She thought to end her life, but when the wind blows her off a tall building, she isn't sorry to be rescued in midair by a flying man, although finding out he has fangs dampens her relief. Nightwalker Daniel Wilde rescued Calla to be the temporary companion he takes before Christmas Eve, to keep at bay the loneliness he feels each year.
Both Calla and Daniel have "ghosts" of past Christmases, bad memories that haunt them, but through love, companionship-and a lot of mind-blowing sex-this holiday may become the last one those ghosts will ever visit.
Holiday Love Lessons
By Trista Ann Michaels
Caitlin has been told she's cold and unable to feel passion. Determined to prove her former boyfriend wrong, she propositions her bisexual friends, Jonathan and Tim Trelain, asking them to spend a weekend schooling her in sex. Specifically, m�nages.
Jonathan is shocked at Caitlin's proposal but jumps at the chance to spend a weekend with the adorable artist. He's had the hots for her for months and is determined that by the end of the weekend, she'll not only realize he's most certainly not gay, but be head over heals in love with him.
This will be one holiday weekend Caitlin will never forget.
By Allyson James
A leather belt.
All the necessary ingredients for a Christmas to remember.
Kelly St. Clair thinks she'll be spending Christmas alone. Then Trey Kincaid, a gorgeous cowboy bearing gifts, turns up at her front door on Christmas Eve. Unknown to Kelly and Trey, a little bit of Christmas magic locks them in the house together overnight. Luckily, they find plenty of things to keep them entertained.
By Lani Aames
While working at Sinclair's Department Store during the holidays to help her best friend Rob catch a thief, Tasha Elliot receives an invitation to sit in Santa's Lap after store hours. She thinks it's from Rob, and to pay him back for teasing her, Tasha gives Santa a lap dance he'll never forget. She is shocked when she finds that his older brother Reed, whom she has had a crush on for years, is the man in the red velvet suit!
Between bouts of scrumptious sex and creative uses of Christmas candy, Tasha and Reed uncover who has been stealing from the store and discover their mutual attraction goes beyond mere holiday cheer to last throughout every season of the year.
By Mary Wine
It takes a lot to shock Bethany Wilton, and seeing her gorgeous new husband Gabe sneaking into a madam's room at the saloon while she's at home stoking the fires sends her into action. Never let it be said that Bethany can't give as good as she gets, and besides, there can't be anything a scarlet woman can do that she can't learn too!
With her "ammunition" in place, Bethany intends to give her husband a Yule-time celebration he will not soon forget. Judging from the result, Gabe feels it was the best three dollars he ever spent. And Bethany's choice of delivery for his Christmas gift is one he intends to explore every day and night of the year.
Bethany and Gabe both discover that while true love may warm the heart, the body shouldn't be forgotten once the wedding night has passed.
A Very Faery Christmas
By Mackenzie McKade
Christmas and faeries and floggers.oh, my!
When a mischievous wood faery pops out of her newly purchased Christmas tree, Candice Lowry knows this Christmas will be special. Under the bossy faery's guidance, Candice gets a makeover and learns the power of her own sexuality. Maybe now she can attract her handsome new neighbor.
Gordon Nash can't believe the transformation in Candice. Already intrigued by his shy, mousy neighbor, Gordon is captivated by her sexy new look. And when a book on BDSM falls from her bag, he knows that she is perfect for him.
A Taste of Honey
By Michele Bardsley
On New Year's Eve, Honey Sinclair shares a sexy kiss with a handsome stranger. So what if they'd had one too many eggnogs and it was dark outside their attraction is hot enough to melt snow. Wanting to explore their magical connection in a setting more conducive to body heat and with less risk of hypothermia, Honey invites him to play at her private room at the Sex Club.
Before their rendezvous, she figures out that her mystery man with the scorching kisses is Jarod McClure, the only business competitor she has in the small town of Clement Falls. However, he's clueless about her identity.
Since Club members must wear masks and use initials instead of names, she thinks that what Jarod doesn't know won't hurt her. What she doesn't count on is that Jarod will never be satisfied with just one taste of Honey.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
White Hot Holidays is an anthology of nine erotic short stories by nine different authors, all with a Christmas theme (which in some cases is quite vague or tenuous). It’s quite a mixed bag: there are some interesting and original stories, sexy and sensual tales; others are just vehicles for the description of non-stop sexual acts and are practically devoid of plot, which soon gets boring. The characters are fairly one-dimensional, and the dialogue can be a bit wooden. A humanoid alien finds his true love; a benevolent vampire becomes enamoured by his Holiday rescue recipient; an amateur cat burglar pays her victim in kind to avoid prosecution; a girl on the rebound decides to be daring; a cowboy and an interior designer find themselves magically locked in the house with a big box of condoms; a shop assistant is challenged to sit on Santa’s lap; a young wife in a 19th century goldrush town discovers her husband has visited a brothel, and promptly does the same; new neighbours act on their attraction with the assistance of a wood faery who hitches a ride into the house on a Christmas tree; a New Year’s kiss leads to a night of passion in a sex club. Readers should be prepared for quite explicit descriptions of sexual acts: apparently no permutation is taboo and penetration of almost every conceivable orifice is described, as well as the use of sex toys and improvisations thereof. Also featuring are sex with strangers and sex with work colleagues; there is some BDSM (but readers who have slogged their way through the Fifty Shades Trilogy will have had their fill of that, even if this predates FSOG) and a threesome that is rather mechanical. One feature common to all the stories is the male/female main character happy ever-after-ending. Readers who appreciate erotica might enjoy these stories, although this is not a book to be read in large chunks as that results in an erotica overload which renders the sex repetitive and tedious. Probably the best stories are by Leda Swann (Ice On Her Wings) and (I kid you not!) Cricket Starr (Ghosts Of Christmas Past).