Monday, December 31, 2012

DRB1stChp Changeling Press Mondays (31 December)

DRB1stChp Changeling Press Mondays. Read the entire first chapter of these titles online.

Note: Changeling Press Mondays will be changing to Changeling Press Sundays in 2013. Same great content but on a different day. Hope to see you there.

Wild Ones 4: Who? by Zoey Daniels
(Erotic MF Shifter SciFi Cougar Romance)

Spaceport: Back Up Plan by Shelby Morgen
(Erotic MF SciFi/Futuristic Romantic Suspense)

Whisper 4: Black Cat by Kate Hill
(Erotic MM Shifter Vampire Romance)

Razor's Edge: Predator by Melyssa Jay
(Dark Fantasy Erotica, MF)

Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve!

~ Zenobia

Zenobia Renquist
Discover Different and Unique Romance
Caveat Emptor Series :: Three couples caught in a war have only one solution -- peace. Si vis pacem, para bellum. ::

Friday, December 28, 2012

This Week's Flash Fiction Challenge: On the Flip Side

This Week's Flash Fiction Challenge: On the Flip Side
**You wake up as the opposite gender...**

- Write a quickie with the above theme
- 100 to 150 words
- Authors and readers can play
- Post at the Changeling Bar and Grill

Please put "FF" or "Flash Fiction" (and a title) in your subject line so we don't miss potential plot bunnies.

Join the Changeling Press authors at the Bar & Grill for Flash Fiction, Excerpts and Contests -- weekly Flash Fiction Challenges are open to all Changelings, readers, and writers. Got an idea? Share! When the plot bunnies run amuck, everyone wins!

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Margaret Riley
AKA Shelby Morgen
Spaceport: Backup Plan
Out now! From Changeling Press

Flash Fiction RoundUp: 28 December

21 December 2012 Theme
The world is ending in a few minutes. What or WHO do you do first?

Mikala Ash

Sarah Barimen

Sharon Maria Bidwell

Stephanie "Flash" Burke

Kate Hill

B.J. McCall

Cassidy McKay

Ashlynn Monroe

Stop by the Changeling Press Bar & Grille to indulge in some steamy quickies. Each week is a new theme.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Releases 27 December

New Releases
Wild Ones: Who? by Zoey Daniels $3.99
A guardian's hopes multiplied by three -- but how? By who?
Spaceport: Backup Plan by Shelby Morgen $3.99
Only Panama Red can save Ruth -- but will he trust her once he knows she engineered this hell?
Whisper: Black Cat by Kate Hill $3.99
Time is precious, even to men who are practically immortal.
Razor's Edge: Predator by Melyssa Jay $1.99
When Riley winds up in the arms of such a beast, is he her captor or her rescuer?
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The best part -- all you have to do to get on Changeling's Naughty List is buy any Santa's Helpers Christmas title at before the party starts on 12/31/21 and you're automatically entered to win.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Mum’s Vegetarian Stuffing From Kate Hill


1 small onion (chopped)
1 loaf bread
1 egg, beaten
Parsley (to taste)
Salt (to taste)
1 can vegetarian soup

Preheat over to 350 degrees. In a frying pan, brown the onion in oil, then place in a mixing bowl. Mix all ingredients and spread in a 9x9 pan coated with cooking spray. Bake approximately 35 minutes.

Tip: depending on how moist you like the stuffing, you might not use the entire can of soup.

Suggestion: Serve with cranberry sauce.

From Kate Hill

Tasty Tuesday with Triple Chocolate Strawberry Shakes!

Rachael Ray did this for one of her 30 Minute Meals shows and I loved it, so I tried it and played with it. Playing is so much fun. You don't have to use strawberries. You can use whatever fruit you want. We've used peaches, strawberries, blueberries and apple. You can also do this with White Chocolate, too!

Total Time: 5 min
Prep: 5 min
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Easy


8 shots chocolate cream liqueur (recommended: Bailey's)
12 scoops chocolate ice cream
4 cups chocolate milk
Whipped cream, canister
1 dark chocolate bar, for garnishing
8 large stem strawberries, rinsed and dried


Working in 2 batches, blend the chocolate liqueur with ice cream and chocolate milk until thick but smooth. Pour shakes into tall glasses and garnish with whipped cream. Use a vegetable peeler to shave dark chocolate on top. Serve 2 large stem berries alongside for dunking and serve with straws and long spoons on plates to catch the drips!


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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from all of us at Changeling Press!

It's already Christmas in half the world! It's snowing here in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, and the city's blanketed in white, with Christmas lights sparkling through the snow, pretty as a Christmas card. I really should have taken pictures, but we've been too busy watching old Christmas movies and enjoying the view out the windows (Which is indeed the best way to view the gorgeous city-scape tonight -- no way I'm driving anywhere!) I'd share a link but apparently the great metropolis of Martinsburg is too small for a city web-cam. :-/

Here's hoping this day finds you and yours well and happy and together.. May your Christmas be blessed with love and laughter and the spirit of Christmas. Safe travels!

Merry Christmas

Bill and Margaret Riley
Changeling Press
Martinsburg, WV

DRB1stchp Changeling Press 48Hr Event (24 & 25 December)

A little late but Changeling Press took over the DRB1stChp blog all of Dec 24th and 25th. Check out these hot first chapter excerpts:

~ The Night Before Christmas by Shelby Morgen
(Erotic MF Paranormal IR Romance)

~ Christmas Pageant by Sahara Kelly
(Erotic MF Contemporary Comedy Romance)

~ Vampire Christmas by Angela Knight
(Erotic MF Paranormal Romance)

~ Blood and Soul Collection by Kate Hill
(Erotic MF Vampire BDSM Romance)

~ Women of Steel Collection by Camille Anthony
(Erotic MF Futuristic/SciFi IR Romance)

~ Jingle All the Way Collection by Judy Mays
(Erotic MF Christmas Vampire Romance)

~ Rookery Cove: Faun of Time by Jade Buchanan
(Erotic MM Urban Fantasy Shifter Romance)

~ Rookery Cove: Kidnapping Karisma by Tuesday Morrigan
(Erotic MFMMM Shifter Romance)

~ Soul Familiar Collection by Kate Steele
(Erotic MM Paranormal Romance)

~ Felidae Collection by Jade Buchanan
(Erotic SciFi Paranormal Romance, MM & MMF)

~ Elven Enchantment Collection by Willa Okati
(Erotic MMF Urban Fantasy Romance)

~ Rookery Cove: Pixie's Prisoner by Lacey Savage
(Erotic MF Urban Fantasy Shifter Romance)

~ Rookery Cove: Ocean's Call by Dawn Montgomery
(Erotic MMF Shifter Romance)

Zenobia Renquist
Discover Different and Unique Romance
Caveat Emptor Series :: Three couples caught in a war have only one solution -- peace. Si vis pacem, para bellum. ::

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Saturday Book Diver Interviews Jack from Santa’s Slay by Stephanie Burke

Good morning and welcome to the Saturday Book Diver! Every weekend I magically dive into fictional worlds to interview fascinating characters.

Usually I talk to my subjects live, however due to an overload of magic after my last interview (you’ll understand why after you experience Jack Frost for yourself), this one was recorded. I provided the intro and finish, but my assistant salvaged and prepared the actual interview, which was nearly destroyed by the excess of cold and hot that caused a glitch during the magical world travel.

Prepare yourselves for the Emperor of Ice. . .Jack Frost!


It’s a cold morning as I make my way to Jack Frost’s ice chateau in the North Pole. On the way, I pass Chris Cringle’s famous (infamous?) North Pole Industries. A business acquaintance of mine, reporter Peter Winston, told me some stories about his world and arranged for me to meet with the ex-lover of Santa himself, the one and only Jack Frost.

I’m a little nervous. From what I’ve heard, Jack is a tough guy and has ways of punishing reporters who get too personal. When Peter talked about it, he actually broke into a sweat and got a faraway look in his eyes. Whether he was lost in a dream or a nightmare I couldn’t be sure, but today I hope to find out.

I’m approaching the chateau now and the structure, made entirely of ice, is magnificent. Jack--even more magnificent-- is standing outside, enjoying the freshly fallen snow. He’s huge--nearly seven feet tall--and pale as the landscape, but with a subtle hint of blue in his smooth skin. His flowing silver-blue hair hangs to his butt. Like the Vikings who wished him into existence, he is powerfully muscled and looks like he can kick some serious ass. He’s wearing knee-high boots and white leather pants that show off his muscular legs. A long duster with no shirt underneath provides a view of his chiseled chest.

Approaching him, I try not to look as nervous as I feel. His silver-gray gaze meets mine and his expression does little to ease my nerves. He invites me to join him in his sitting room and offers me a chair. Jack walks to the picture window and gazes outside, an expression of longing on his face, as if he wishes to be enjoying the snow again.

He doesn’t seem to be a patient man, so I start the interview right away.

SBD: Mr. Frost, thank you for talking to me this morning. Readers are looking forward to hearing your version of the story of Santa and the North Pole. How did you start working for Chris Cringle?

Jack: Ah Chris—[he pauses to smirk at his guest] Such a deliciously twisted mind, that one. From the moment I saw him, outcast from the Elvish clans and seeking revenge, I was taken with him. He was almost dead when he stumbled into my lands, ranting about how he would one day rule them all. That man has an ass that was begging for my roses. You do know what roses are, Young Miss? The marks of possession I leave over his body. Such a beautiful meat puppet he was, dancing at the end of my tether as I gave him the pain he so desired. He screams so well, my Chris. His tears were bitter with anger and determination. When he submits he wallows in agony. How could I not protect such a magnificently sadistic beast? Make no mistake, Chris may have submitted to my lash, but the way he learned to harness pain and strengthen himself from it made him the unstoppable monster he is today.

[The SBD is momentarily speechless. This man is so smooth, so dangerous, so...Usually subjects don’t affect her like this. She regains her control and the interview continues.]

SBD: Umm, where was I? Oh yes. What can you tell us about Yuki Onna?

Jack: [Jack spins around with flourish, a chill wind blowing the tails of his coat around him before a large chare of silver and blue ice forms. He throws himself into the chair, one leg hanging over an arm rest, and stares at his interviewer with piecing silver/ gray eyes.] Yuki is much like Chris was when he was untested, coldly beautiful and undeniably deadly. She is a heartless creature who will seduce and lure anyone to get what she wants. Her true talent is yet untapped, but I have taught her much over the years. [He steeples his fingers under his shin and smirks.] She will be a good ally to Chris. She knows her own mind but is willing to bow her head to a higher strength, meaning both Chris and myself, but I am sure she will create and maintain her own space within the organization. Right now it is in her best interests to do what I say and keep Chris safe. In Japan she spent much of her time alone. Now she will have to learn to get along with our members and help keep upstart Holidays in their place. I am sure many of them will test her sorely. [He eyes his interviewer.] I see a little of that same steel within you, my dear. Yes, strong and supple. You would cry so beautifully for me.

[It takes a great deal of control not to succumb to Jack’s charms. Peter had warned the SBD, but until that moment she hadn’t actually believed in this man’s seductive powers.]

SBD: [Clears throat.] As tempting as that sounds, the Book Diver Magic doesn’t allow me to stay in one world long enough to engage in even a short term relationship. From what I’ve heard, one short hour wouldn’t be nearly enough for your particular methods, Mr. Frost. Peter tells me you’ve recently retired. Why?

Jack: Why not? [He snaps his finger and a wave of cold wind encircles he room, creating frosty abstract shapes on the windows before they disperse into nothing.] I am never ending, child. I have done much and seen much since the first humans began worshiping me and now I feel that it is time I retire from the company of preternatural beings for a time. They are fun to toy with and a delight to fuck, but after a time, they all look the same to me—meat for fucking or for manipulating. And now I have a pet, a delicious little pain slut who suffers so beautifully for me, I think I will spend a time indulging in my baser needs.

SBD: Peter originally came here for a story, but from what I understand he got more than he bargained for. How would you describe Peter and your relationship with him?

Jack: Peter is my hole. I fuck him in any way I can and he begs for more. [He sits up, looking serious before he tilts his head to the side and smiles, exposing his sharp pointed teeth.] I hurt him and he loves me for it. And like any caring master, I see to it that he gets what he needs, even if it’s not what he really wants. You see, the thing with humans is that they really find it hard to decide what they really want. They say one thing and they mean something totally different. But now with Peter under my hand, his only thoughts are to please me. His mind has calmed and he is a lot happier knowing that all he has to do is serve me in any capacity I desire. It may be good discussion over fine dining or it may be him rolling over on his stomach and presenting that beautiful ass for the taking. It is up to him to read my desires and do my bidding before I even have to speak it. Peter is a beautifully complex submissive in body as well as that beautiful mind. I can say only a handful of people have come so close to Chris and North pole Industries that he did so with research and educated guesses... that astounds me. My pet is special.

SBD: Do you think Peter has changed you in any way and have you changed him?

Jack: [He relaxes back into his chair and he stares at his interviewer, a grin pulling at his lips.] I do nothing that he does not desire. It is his role to suffer for me, to obey and give me what I will of his own volition. I keep no slaves in my presence. And my job is to hold him safely in my hands, to be his stability, to care for him and give him the pain he requires to maintain his mental and physical health. Peter has not changed me at all; it is my place to be as unchanging and unrelenting as the winter storm. But under my hand, my precious Pet is learning so much about himself and can finally let go to be what he wants to be, not as human society dictates he should be. Peter never has to ask for my roses. They will always mark him as mine.

[Frost is difficult to read, but it appears that in his way, he cares for Peter. Instinct tells the SBD not too press too deeply with her questions, so she moves on to a lighter topic.]

SBD: What’s your favorite sex toy and why?

Jack: My favorite sex toy is the mind-- so fragile and weak, yet so strong and adaptable. Once I know what is in your mind, your body holds no secrets for me. I can play you like a violin and you would love every second, beg for more, and cry when I tire of you.

SBD: Would you share your favorite except from Santa’s Slay?

Jack: Absolutely. But you must promise not to fall in love with my pet. He is for me and me alone. It pains me to allow this glimpse into our world, but I want you to understand him and his motivations in pleasing me. Showing off my pet is a secondary joy. And it pleases me to make you want him while not allowing you a single touch. [He snaps his fingers and that wild wind returns, this time forming a silvery screen that fills the far side of the wall completely. As he sits up, the screen becomes opaque and a memory begins to play...]

"Says here that you are a bona fide masochist." Jack was trying not to laugh as he watched his new possession squirm. "I so love that about you, Peter. It is okay for me to call you Peter?"

His answer was a gurgle. Not that he expected much from the man, as Jack was currently taking a small, cylindrical urethral sound and sliding it into the head of his penis. He gave the limp flesh in his hand a squeeze that made the man's hips jerk upright, but only a frightened-sounding moan escaped.

Jack liked that about his prey -- the writhing, the moaning, the helpless way they danced about his table... Meat puppets were amusing, and this one was extremely pleasing to his eyes. Peter Winston, with a Masters in journalism from Harvard, was more pleasing than most.

Peter was not an extremely tall man, just hitting the six-foot mark, but he was incredibly fit. His smooth, brown skin covered a layer of muscle that was both gym-built and the product of some good hard work. The man loved to ski and snowboard in the winter and mountain bike and hike in the summer. His hair was kept in neat, tight dreadlocks that he kept trimmed to mid back. His generous mouth was encircled by a thin goatee, and those beautiful brown orbs he called eyes were almost too large for his face. It gave him an almost Elfin look that appealed to Jokul's sadistic nature. No one could cry like an Elf and, as with Elfkind, Peter's huge eyes told more about his emotions than his body or words ever could.

Right now the man was scared and trying to hide it. But underneath that was a growing hunger, a passion for what was happening to his body. Peter was starting to get off on the whole being helpless thing, and that made him an ideal playmate.

"I -- I --" he tried to stammer, then hissed, his hips arching as the short sound slid deeper.

Peter's flaccid shaft was only about five inches long, but Jack knew the man was a grower, not a shower. When Peter was fully erect, Jokul would have nearly nine inches of man meat to play with. But that would not happen so long as the three-inch sound was in place. It made an effective chastity device, endued with cold as it was. It had an adjustable ring that locked around the head of Peter's cock, holding it in place so it could not be dislodged no matter how much Peter squirmed. It was solid black, the fittings a bright gold that looked so good against his dark skin and the flared red/brown head of his dick.

"You are not going to lie to me, are you, Peter?" he asked, his eyes glittering as he glared down at the man. "I know you're not going to deny what you are. Your account at Bound Beasts makes your role in life very clear. That and the fact that your last lover loved to tie you down and deliver spankings as well as pegging your ass with great frequency. How you ever found a woman that skilled with a harness and dildo is a great mystery to me. I understand you broke it off with her because she could not give you exactly what you wanted."

Peter looked shocked at his knowledge, but Jokul knew Chris had always been disgustingly thorough with his investigations. The file he'd handed over to Jokul contained everything that was anything about Peter Winston. His little chip even provided video feed of Peter getting his ass reamed but good and loving the hell out of it.

"J-just ex-exper --"

"Don't lie to yourself," Jokul interrupted, locking the device in place and playfully batting Peter's cock from side to side, watching as it tried to grow hard, the cold in the sounding rod not allowing it to happen. "You started with pinching your thighs to make yourself come harder when you were a teen and went right up to the piercing at the base of your balls you have been denying yourself. I got all the research you have been doing about it, and I may even allow it to happen -- one day. But you are a stone-cold pain slut under the Seville Row suits and your proper use of the English language."

Peter fell silent at that and Jokul smiled again, knowing it unnerved the human to see his bared teeth.

"You like it," he breathed as he moved around the table, reaching up to pinch a pert brown nipple painfully, making Peter gasp as his eyes narrowed in pleasure. "That is why you shave your body bare, so no dominant will find fault with your presentation. That is why you masturbate with nipple clamps. That is why, despite the sound designed to keep your dick limp, it is leaping like an excited puppy every time I do this."

He raked his nails across Peter's chest, deliberately catching his nipple in passing, and watched as the man groaned, his hips rising off the padded table, his balls dancing in their fleshy sac.

"You are a pretty little pain slut, and you will dance for my amusement, boy. And if you please me, I may just let you come."

Now that you have beheld the splendor of my pet, Young Miss, I believe it is time that you take your leave. Watching him so beautiful in is suffering has made me want to seek him out and give him more roses. I trust you can find your way out? [He rises to his feet and waves his hand. The screen disappears and the wall opens up, leading to the outside and the path the reporter traversed to reach his estate. Jack Frost turns and stalks out of the room, his jacket tails waving behind him as he vanishes.]

The magic arrives with a swiftness that hurls the SBD into unconsciousness and nearly destroys the interview. Fortunately the SBD recovered and with hard work, the interview was salvaged.

* * *

SBD: It’s amazing that a man so cold can be so hot. Jack is a dangerous guy, but oh-so-sexy! Talking to him, even for a short time, was worth the magical malfunction.

To find out the full story about Jack and Peter, check out Santa’s Slay by Stephanie Burke.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Flash Fiction RoundUp: 21 December

13 December 2012 Theme
You worked late and are in a rush to return home. You take a shortcut through the park. You hear a sound and realize you're not alone.

Mikala Ash

Sarah Barimen

Sharon Maria Bidwell

B.J. McCall

Bill "Daheap" Riley

Zenobia Renquist

Megan Slayer
SOFT MARBLE (last week's theme)

Stop by the Changeling Press Bar & Grille to indulge in some steamy quickies. Each week is a new theme.

Flash Fiction Challenge: The End Of The World As We Know It...

This Week's Flash Fiction Challenge:
The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - R.E.M.
** The world is ending in a few minutes. What or WHO do you do first? **

- Write a quickie with the above theme
- 100 to 150 words
- Authors and readers can play
- Post at the Changeling Bar and Grill

NOTE: Please put "FF" or "Flash Fiction" (and a title) in your subject line so we don't miss potential plot bunnies.

Join the Changeling Press authors at the Bar & Grill for Flash Fiction, Excerpts and Contests -- weekly Flash Fiction Challenges are open to all Changelings, readers, and writers. Got an idea? Share! When the plot bunnies run amuck, everyone wins!

More Info:

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Releases/Armageddon Sale!

It's Friday on Christmas Island -- New Releases/Armageddon Sale! 
Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati
Current Time Friday, December 21, 2012 at 1:48:42 AM LINT
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +14 hours
Current conditionsPartly cloudy. Mild.  82 °F
Duration of day: 12 hours, 1 minute (same as yesterday)
New Releases:
Elven Enchantment (Collection) by Willa Okati $8.99
Wanted: Wild, willing women eager for the exhilaration of Elvish enchantments.
Felidae (Collection) by Jade Buchanan $9.99
The pride is ready for some changes... particularly when it comes to their sleeping arrangements.
Soul Familiar (Collection) by Kate Steele $8.99
Alex, a soul familiar, has the solution to Tyler's problem. All he wants in exchange is Tyler...
Rookery Cove Vol 3 by Lacey Savage, Kira Stone, Tuesday Morrigan and Dawn Montgomery $8.99
Rookery Cove Aphrodisiacs guarantees pleasure from all our paranormal products -- one way or another...
Now Available at
Armageddon Sale! (We didn't want to wait till tomorrow, just in case.)
Buy any Collection from our special annual Christmas Break All Collections week, and take 15% off as many books as you can stuff in your cart! One day only, as long as it's 12/21/12 somewhere in the world. Code: 12-21-12 -- in case it's the last thing you do, read a great book! Otherwise, celebrate Winter Solstice with us.
Christmas Past 99¢ Sale -- Did you miss a Changeling Christmas Past?
All Holiday Howlz, Sugarplums, and White Hot Christmas stories now only 99¢
A Very Changeling 9th Annual Christmas Contest --
Win Free Books For a Year!
Nine readers will win Free Books For A Year:
One book a month (Five winners, 12 books each)
Two books a month (Two winners, 24 books each!)
Two books a week (Two winners, 104 books each!)
And the Naughty List -- Twelve Days of Christmas winners will receive Changeling Gift Certificates for $5, $10, and $25 -- one random winner for each Christmas title
The best part -- all you have to do to get on Changeling's Naughty List is buy any Santa's Helpers Christmas title at during the month of December and you're automatically entered to win. Enter now!

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Win Free Books For a Year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Chocolate Chip Log & Sinful Gourmet Ice Cream

From author Alexis Fleming:

Given how hot it is here in Australia at Christmas time, most Australians don't celebrate Christmas with the traditional baked ham dinner. Instead, we have a groaning table of cold cuts and salads, prawns and fancy desserts.

Here’s an easy dessert that doesn’t require cooking and taste scrumptious. Perfect for any time of year. Even the children can make this one, but I wouldn’t advise it. Things can get hot in the kitchen, despite the fact the oven doesn’t always need to be on. So let’s whip up a sexy, delectable dessert.



1 packet of chocolate chip cookies

½ cup of good sweet sherry

1 can of whipped cream

2 tablespoons of chocolate chips or grated dark chocolate, and glacé cherries or strawberries to decorate


Pour the sherry into a bowl. Hmm, maybe a little more than half a cup, just for tasting. Or better yet, pour an equal amount into a separate bowl. Trail your fingers through the golden liquid and suck the alcohol off, feeling the heat hitting your palate and sliding down to your stomach, warming you from within.

At this point, invite your lover into the kitchen to help with your creative urges. Dip your fingers into the sherry again and coat his lips, lapping and licking up the taste before anointing him again. Slide your fingers into his mouth and when he starts sucking, move closer and rub your breasts against his chest.

Take the packet of chocolate chip cookies and ask your lover to rip them open, while you’re unbuttoning and removing your blouse and bra. Dip your fingers into the sherry and slide them over your nipples before offering your lover the ultimate taste test.

Before the heat gets too much to handle, grab a can of whipped cream from the refrigerator and hand it to your lover. Dip the chocolate chip cookies one at a time into the separate bowl of sherry. Using the whipped cream, join them together into a log shape.

While your lover is arranging the chocolate chip log on a nice serving platter, slowly remove his clothes and yours until there’s nothing to impede your cooking experience. Take the can of whipped cream from him and cover the whole log, using a knife to smooth it over the dessert. Hand him the grated chocolate or chocolate chips, and the cherries or strawberries, and ask him to decorate the dessert.

While he’s doing that, spray whipped cream down his torso and onto his hard cock, smoothing it over him with a gentle hand. Now it’s time for the clean-up. Slip to your knees and lick the whipped cream off your lover, ending with taking his cock into your mouth and sucking hard to get him clean. Everyone knows cleaning up is part of the whole cooking exercise.

When the dessert is decorated, leave stand for an hour before cutting into slices for serving.

(Serves 4)



1 pint of fresh cream

4 eggs

1 cup sugar


(A) 1 punnet of fresh strawberries or a can of strawberries, ½ tablespoon sweet sherry. Mash all ingredients together.

(B) 2 tablespoons instant coffee in a little hot water

(C) 2 cups dried mixed fruit soaked in 2 tablespoons of brandy or cointreau


Pour the cream into a bowl and whip it until it forms stiff peaks. Your nipples harden and ache from the friction of rubbing against your top. Rip off your top and take a dollop of the cold cream and rub it over your nipples to ease the throb. You gasp and imagine how much better it would feel if it was your lover doing this for you.

Next get two bowls and crack the eggs, separating the egg whites from the yolks. Add half a cup of sugar to the egg whites and whip until it stands up in stiff peaks like the cream. Heat hits you as you think of going down on your lover and taking his cock into your mouth, sucking hard until he, too, is stiff.

Add half a cup of sugar to the egg yolks and beat well. Take five minutes and breathe deep, massaging the cream into your breasts and stomach. Visualize your lover’s hands where yours are, stroking, squeezing, until heat drives through your body and centers between your thighs. Your clit throbs in time with the fast beat of your heart.

Gently fold the egg whites and yolks into the cream. Set aside a couple of spoonfuls in a clean bowl. Prepare your desired flavoring and fold through the mixture.

Freeze for six hours.

While waiting for the ice cream to freeze, palm a handful of the mixture you’ve set aside. It reminds you of your lover when he comes, creamy and rich. Ease your hand down your body until you can rub the mixture between your legs and over your clit. The cold of the cream causes delicious shudders throughout your body, and the friction on your clit makes your whimper and long for your lover.

When your orgasm peaks and subsides, shower and get ready for your lover’s arrival. If Sinful Gourmet Ice Cream can make you feel this good on your own, imagine how much better it will feel with a partner.

(Makes 2 Quarts)

Monday, December 17, 2012

DRB1stChp Changeling Press Sundays & Mondays (17 Dec)

Join Changeling Press every Monday (and Sunday in December) for the full first chapter excerpts of all the new releases of the previous Thursday.

DRB1stChp Changeling Press Mondays (17 Dec):

Santa's Slay by Stephanie Burke
(Erotic MM Urban Fantasy Christmas Romance, Interracial)

Possession by Marteeka Karland
(Erotic MFMM Vampire Romance)

Jingle Spells by Dakota Cassidy
(Erotic MF Shifter Christmas Humor Romance)

DRB1stChp Changeling Press Sundays (16 Dec):

Santa's Helpers: Decorating Spirit by Zenobia Renquist
(Erotic MF Urban Fantasy Christmas Romance, Interracial)

Santa's Helpers: Her Christmas Elf by Sarah Makela
(Erotic MF Urban Fantasy Christmas Romance)

Santa's Helpers: Snowflake by Cynthia Sax
(Erotic MF Urban Fantasy Christmas Romance)

Santa's Helpers: Drink Me Sweetly by Adera Orfanelli
(Erotic MF Vampire Christmas Romance)

Zenobia Renquist
Discover Different and Unique Romance
Caveat Emptor Series :: Three couples caught in a war have only one solution -- peace. Si vis pacem, para bellum. ::

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday Book Diver Interviews Cade Winter from Wolf Run by BJ McCall

(Please excuse the delayed post!)

Welcome to the Saturday Book Diver! Every weekend I magically dive into fictional worlds to interview fascinating characters.

It’s a crisp winter morning here in the world of Wolf Run. I’ve just arrived outside the pack security office. On my way to the entrance, I’m captivated by the beauty of the snow-covered forest.

The door opens and a gorgeous, dark-haired muscular man in uniform steps out to greet me. It’s Cade Winter, security officer for his pack. By the set of his lean jaw and the look in his whiskey-brown eyes, he’s ready for this interview.

He leads me inside and while he fills two mugs with coffee, I glance around at the maps on the walls and the paperwork arranged on his desk. Despite the official surroundings, I can’t help feeling comfortable here. Although Cade is a werewolf and a rugged guy, he inspires feelings of safety. I imagine that’s why he’s so good at his job.

Cade offers me a cup of coffee. Then he sits, takes a sip from his mug and waits for me to begin.

SBD: Cade, thank you for talking to me this morning. I’m curious--and I’m sure readers are to--about your job. Would you tell us about what you do here in the pack lands?

Cade:  My job is a combination of a police officer and ranger. I’m trained in law enforcement and wilderness rescue. I’m responsible for the safety of pack members and the preservation of our forest and wildlife. You won’t find litter or pollution here.

SBD:  That sounds like a great line of work. Your pack lands aren’t exactly secluded from the human population. How do werewolves and humans get along around here?

Cade:  The pack has a good working relationship with the local communities. Our officers, firefighters and rescue units lend assistance whenever needed. These mountains are beautiful, but they can be dangerous.

[It’s apparent that Cade is enthusiastic about his job and proud of the work he does.]

SBD: I can imagine. It’s good to know you’re there to help, no matter what species needs assistance. Speaking of humans, you’re not far from the Iverson School in Ridgetop. I heard that recently you and your friend Oliver used your rescue sleds for a rather unusual purpose that had to do with the school. What happened?

Cade:  A storm closed the roads, preventing the annual delivery of presents. Most of the students go home for holidays, but the orphans live at the school year round and I couldn’t let them wake up Christmas morning thinking Santa had forgotten them. Oliver and I gave Santa a little help. We loaded the presents onto our sleds, hitched them behind our snowmobiles and drove them over the summit. The kids got the presents and I got to spend Christmas with Stella. She’s the office manger for Iverson School.

[There’s nothing that warms the heart like a tough guy with a sensitive side.]

SBD: From what I hear Stella is a special lady. What three words do you think describe her best?

Cade:  Beautiful, sexy and hot-scented. I know that sounds strange, but wolves are very attuned to scent.

SBD: Having known my share of werewolves, it doesn’t sound strange at all. It helps humans understand when other species talk about their abilities. What three words do you think Stella would use to describe you?

Cade:  I hope she’d say sexy, good-looking and hot. But friend, lover and mate works just fine.

[I can see why Stella loves this guy.]

SBD: Can you tell us anything about Oliver and Charlotte?

Cade:  My best friend and Stella’s sister, now that was a surprise. They really hit it off. If things get more serious, I know a couple of she-wolves that are really going to be disappointed.

SBD: [Chuckles] I’m sure! Will you give us your favorite excerpt from Wolf Run?

Cade:  The excerpt I’ve chosen should give you an idea what I mean by hot-scented.

Cade set his wine on the end table and cupped her face. Her features were so delicate and her skin was so soft. He prayed he wasn’t misreading the look in her eyes. “Stella.”

He settled his mouth over hers, kissing her gently. When her lips parted beneath his, Cade deepened the kiss. He wanted to pull her into his arms and hold her tight, but Cade needed to gauge her response.

Their tongues touched and Cade molded his mouth to hers. He sensed the increase of her body heat and the subtle change of her scent indicating her arousal. Still, he moved with caution. Werewolves accepted their primal urges, but they were raised to respect their partners and not treat relationships with casual indifference.

Cade lifted his head, breaking the kiss. He took her wine glass and set it next to his. He drew her back into his arms. This time she’d have to make the move. “Stella.”
She placed her hands on his shoulders and kissed him.

Delicious and enthralling, the kiss changed from a gentle exploration into a heated meeting of lips and tongue. She gripped his shoulders, digging her nails into his muscles. Cade cupped her breast and felt the hard nub of her nipple through the soft material of her sweater. The heat of her arousal penetrated his nostrils.

His instincts told him she wanted him, but he had to be sure. It was Christmas Eve, and he was Stella’s houseguest. Tonight wasn’t about only sex and momentary lust. He wanted more than a one-night stand.

Cade cupped her face in his hands and broke the kiss. “I want you, Stella.” He was so hard he hurt. “But I have to ask, how far do you want this to go?”

“Because of what you are?”


Her green eyes sparkled. “Is sex different with werewolves?”

“When I’m in human form, the parts are the same as any man. And no, I won’t shift into a wolf when we make love.” Cade inhaled a deep breath. The heat of her arousal was driving him crazy. If she didn’t want to have sex, he was going to have to go outside and roll around in the snow naked.

Whew! After that excerpt I’ll be glad to step into the winter chill to help cool off.

Cade’s interview is over and it’s time for me to leave the world of Wolf Run. I’m sorry I can’t stay longer because this is a pleasant, cheerful place to visit. I’d like to return one day and hopefully meet more werewolves, but for now I have to go.

It sounds to me like this holiday season has been a great one for Cade, Stella, Oliver and Charlotte. If you’d like the sexy details about what happened on the night of the wolves’ toy run, read Wolf Run by B. J. McCall.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Flash Fiction RoundUp: 14 December

06 December 2012 Theme
You're admiring your friend's collection of erotic statues and then one of the statues moves...

Mikala Ash

Kate Hill

Stop by the Changeling Press Bar & Grille to indulge in some steamy quickies. Each week is a new theme.

Flash Fiction Challenge: Shortcut

This Week's Flash Fiction Challenge:
** You worked late and are in a rush to return home. You take a shortcut through the park. You hear a sound and realize you're not alone. **
- Write a quickie with the above theme
- 100 to 150 words
- Authors and readers can play
Please put "FF" or "Flash Fiction" (and a title) in your subject line so we don't miss potential plot bunnies.

- Write a quickie with the above theme
- Post at the Changeling Bar and Grill
- 100 to 150 words
- Everyone welcome -- come out and play!

Join the Changeling Press authors at the Bar & Grill for Flash Fiction, Excerpts and Contests -- weekly Flash Fiction Challenges are open to all Changelings, readers, and writers. Got an idea? Share! When the plot bunnies run amuck, everyone wins!

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Releases (13 Dec) -- New Naughty List Winners!

The Naughty List -- Twelve Days of Christmas winners will receive Changeling Gift Certificates for $5, $10, and $25 -- one random winner for each Christmas title on release day!

** Congratulations to our second round winners!

Order #205264 Nancy A. Santa's Helpers: Aliens Stole the Frozen Turkey $5.
Order #205234 Danae F. Santa's Helpers: Christmas Glow $10
Order #205221 Corrie J. Santa's Helpers: Epiphany $5.
Order #205237 Keri O. Santa's Helpers: Christmas Elves Are Ringing $5.

New Releases

Vampsblood: Possession by Marteeka Karland $3.99
No one -- not human, not Vampsblood -- is going to come between Josette and her mates.

Spotlight: Jingle Spells by Dakota Cassidy $1.99
This Christmas a snarky werewolf and an arrogant alien are about to receive the gift of giving...

Santa's Slay by Stephanie Burke $4.49
Jack Frost doesn't nip. He bites -- and bites hard.

Spotlight: A Changeling for All Seasons by Kate Douglas, Kate Hill, Sahara Kelly, Judy Mays, Shelby Morgen, Angela Knight, Willa Okati, Marteeka Karland and Lacey Savage $8.99
Filled with the unexpected, this paranormal anthology offers something to savor for every season!

New Hot Flashes

Santa's Helpers: Drink Me Sweetly by Adera Orfanelli $2.99
Cora's new barista is tempting her to try a new drink this holiday season -- him!

Santa's Helpers: Snowflake by Cynthia Sax $2.99
A very naughty fairy meets a bad, bad demon.

Santa's Helpers: Her Christmas Elf by Sarah Mäkelä $2.99
Lost in a forest, Vera finds an Elf who gives her a Christmas to remember.

Santa's Helpers: Decorating Spirit by Zenobia Renquist $2.99
She's making sure Christmas comes more than once this year.

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All Holiday Howlz, Sugarplums, and White Hot Christmas stories now only 99¢

A Very Changeling 9th Annual Christmas Contest -- Win Free Books For a Year!

Nine readers will win Free Books For A Year:
One book a month (Five winners, 12 books each)
Two books a month (Two winners, 24 books each!)
Two books a week (Two winners, 104 books each!)

And the Naughty List -- Twelve Days of Christmas winners will receive Changeling Gift Certificates for $5, $10, and $25 -- one random winner for each Christmas title on release day!

The best part -- all you have to do to get on Changeling's Naughty List is buy any Santa's Helpers Christmas title at during the month of December and you're automatically entered to win.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

vampsblood, possession, marteeka karland, vampires, wolfsblood, lionsblood, erotica, erotic romance

Available Tomorrow!!

Vampsblood Possession

by Marteeka Karland

Harael. Relaren. Valael. Vampsblood -- creatures of myth. They're predators. Killers. Bigger, badder, and more powerful than even their own legends. So how is it the three biggest, baddest Vampsblood out there have been undone by a mere slip of a girl -- a human at that? They never saw this one coming.

Josette knows what she wants -- and more important she knows what her men need. She's been waiting patiently for over a decade for her mates to see she's no longer a child, to acknowledge her place in their lives -- and in their bed. Now another stands in her way. One who would claim her men -- or take their lives. But if the bitch thinks she can take what Josette knows is hers, she's about to get a life lesson on territory.

No one -- not human, not Vampsblood -- is going to come between Josette and her mates.


"I'm restless." Relaren, the youngest of the three Vampsblood, voiced what they all felt. The need emanating from both Relaren and Harael was palpable. Hell, Valael had the same fierce hunger deep in his own gut. The cold seeping into the lair they'd set up for themselves deep inside the cave did little to cool the raging fire of need and lust they all felt.

They had been together for centuries, exchanging blood as needed, merging their minds at will. It had made for a stronger triad and a nearly invincible stronghold. Together, they could stretch their senses to encompass nearly a mile in any direction.

"I know. We'll need to hunt soon. And feed." Valael scanned their surroundings once again, looking for... something. There had been another pack of Vampsblood close to them lately. Not quite in their territory, but close. "They venture closer today. I can't quite tell where they are -- they are talented at shielding themselves -- but they are close. We need to be at full strength and not distracted by sexual frenzies."

"I don't want a male this time, Valael." Harael mumbled his declaration with a deceptive softness.

Anyone who didn't know the big man might think he was merely making a statement. Valael knew better. They all were in need of the satisfaction they could only find in a woman. Unfortunately, very few females could tolerate them, human or otherwise. They rarely took their pleasure one at a time and, in all their centuries, they had never met a female who could stand their brand of sex more than once or twice. Particularly since one session could last days. Or weeks. "I know."

What else could he say? They all needed it. Needed blood. And sex. Blood was the elixir of life, but sex could control the strongest man. Valael tried to choose strong women, but not so strong they couldn't be controlled. He didn't trust the Vampsblood women at Shiffley's bar, or anywhere for that matter. They weren't true Vampsblood, but they were plenty dangerous just the same. Not so dangerous any one of his triad couldn't handle them, but he preferred not to have to worry about whether or not he'd have to regenerate his cock afterward. And he'd hate to have to kill a woman.

Valael let his senses flare around him as he knew Harael and Relaren did. The more time they spent together, the better and stronger their link became. Valael had begun to believe their power was only limited by their ability to believe how much they could do.

"What do you do with the women you hunt?" The high-pitched, feminine voice above them almost caused Valael to raise an eyebrow in surprise. Almost. Not because she spoke, but because she was there. Because she had finally managed to sneak up on them. The little scrap of a girl had been trying to do just that for years.

Valael glanced at the others. None of them showed the least bit of surprise, but he felt it. They hadn't been aware of her presence either. Careful not to look at her, Valael feigned indifference.

"I don't see how that's any of your business. What Vampsblood do is of no concern to a human girl." Relaren stretched in a deceptively lazy manner. In truth, Valael knew him to be hyper aware of their surroundings now. If Josette could sneak up on them, someone else might be able to as well, and considering the nagging presence of the other pack, it was better none of them got too comfortable.

It was a true statement, but Valael would have told her anything she wanted to know. He'd tell her what she wanted to know this time, too, if only to keep truth among the four of them. She was the only person in their entire lives they had been completely truthful with, and he'd hate to ruin that trust now. Why, Valael didn't know. All he knew was it seemed imperative to be honest with her, child though she was.

She seemed to consider his words.

"Probably not," she answered. "But how am I supposed to know how to be a Vampsblood if you don't explain things to me?"

Relaren almost choked on the water he was sipping, but covered it by clearing his throat and shifting his position on the plush chair. Valael had to admit, her declaration was the last thing he'd expected, but he suspected they were in for trouble.

Character Fashion Show

Character Fashion Show Today on

12 noon to 3 pm EST

There will be some hunky heroes strutting the runway.
Officer Drake has instructed the security crew
to frisk first and ask questions later.
We'll have laughs and drama and so much fun!

Cynthia Sax
Speed Demon - Temptation wears a crisp blue uniform
Dancing For Her Demon - Larissa Bares Heart, Soul – And Everything Else

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tasty Tuesday Cranberry Sauce

Home Made Cranberry Sauce

Fresh Cranberries (2 bags)
2 cups water
2 cups Splenda

Rinse two bags of cranberries and sort out all bad (soft) ones.

Bring 2 cups of water and 2 cups sugar (Splenda) to a full boil, add cranberries, return to a full boil for 10 minutes (berries will start to pop open quickly), stir occasionally. Allow to cool in the pan, then pour into container with a lid. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Then go back to the store and get two more bags, because the whole house smells like cranberries, and suddenly everyone likes cranberry sauce with everything…

Bill Riley

Tasty Tuesday Turkey...

My Christmas story with Changeling Press is titled Alien's Stole the Frozen Turkey...
This recipe is so good aliens would definitely want to steal this!

2 cups frozen peas and carrots

2 cups frozen green beans

1 cup frozen corn

2/3 cup butter

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 3/4 cups chicken broth

1 1/3 cups milk

4 cups cubed cooked turkey meat - light and dark meat mixed

4 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts (the ones that unroll from the package work best)

2 throw away pie tins or 8x8 pans

Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

1.      Place the peas and carrots, corn and green beans, into a saucepan; cover with water, bring to a boil, and simmer over medium-low heat about 5 minutes. Drain the vegetables in a colander set in the sink, and set aside.

2.      Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in 2/3 cup of flour, salt, black pepper; slowly whisk in the chicken broth and milk until the mixture comes to a simmer and thickens. Remove from heat; stir the cooked vegetables and turkey meat into the filling until well combined.

3.      Fit 2 pie crusts into the bottom of the throw away pans. Spoon half the filling into each pie crust, then top each pie with another crust. Pinch and roll the top and bottom crusts together at the edge of each pie to seal, and cut several small slits into the top of the pies with a sharp knife to release steam.

4.      Bake one in the preheated oven until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly, 30 to 35 minutes. If the crust is browning too quickly, cover the pies with aluminum foil after about 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

5.      When the other pie is cool cover it with aluminum foil and put it in the freezer.  This will keep up to a month.  Take it out of the freezer and back it frozen for 1hr at 400 degrees.  The nice part is clean up is a breeze and you have something yummy on a night you feel lazy. 

Ashlynn Monroe
 Santa's Helpers: Aliens Stole the Frozen Turkey

Monday, December 10, 2012

DRB1stChp Changeling Press Mondays (10 December)

Join Changeling Press every Monday (and Sunday in December) for the full first chapter excerpts of all the new releases of the previous Thursday.

And a special announcement... the blog is now at a new home. All the same content and in the same format just with a different host.

DRB1stChp Changeling Press Mondays (10 December):

** Dying for a White Christmas by Renee George
(Erotic MMF Shifter Romance)

** Belonging to Hayden by Jessica Coulter Smith
(Erotic MF Shifter/Vampire Romance)

** Five by Riley Ashford
(Erotic MF Shifter Romance)

DRB1stChp Changeling Press Sundays (09 December):

** Santa's Helpers: Christmas Glow by Megan Slayer
(Erotic MF Urban Fantasy Romance)

** Santa's Helpers: Christmas Elves are Ringing by Sean Michael
(Erotic MM Urban Fantasy Romance)

** Santa's Helpers: Aliens Stole the Frozen Turkey by Ashlynn Monroe
(Erotic MFM SciFi Romance)

** Santa's Helpers: Epiphany by Mychael Black
(Erotic MM Urban Fantasy Romance)

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Saturday Book Diver Interviews Rafir Caras from Dying For a White Christmas by Reneé George

Welcome to the Saturday Book Diver! Today I’m in downtown Kansas City at the vampire club Corazon de la Muerte, where I’ll be talking to Rafir Caras.

The club won’t open for several hours, but I’ve been allowed in early to conduct the interview with Rafir. At the moment I’m sitting at the bar. It’s a large structure that had once been an auto glass building. Now it has a spacious dance floor as well as cages for various carnal acts.

Rafir is approaching now. He’s a tall, handsome man with thick, dark hair. Actually, he’s more than an average man. Rafir is a werewolf and even from a distance I can feel his animal magnetism. As he nears, I can’t help wondering what he looks like in his wolf form.

After greeting me, he sits on the stool next to me and hooks a heel on one of the rungs. His other long leg remains stretched out. His thigh muscles tighten beneath snug denim.

I meet his warm, brown gaze and start the interview.

SBD: Hello, Rafir. Thank you for meeting me before the club opens.

Rafir: Not a problem. The boss said it was okay. We just need to wrap it up before the sun goes down.

SBD: I’ll be quick. The magic doesn’t allow me to stay in fiction worlds for very long. I’ve heard you’re an alpha werewolf in a rather unusual pack. Will you tell us about it?

Rafir: Unusual? Try a recipe for disaster.

My original pack member, Julia, is human, and she’s had some bad experiences with vampires. Ten years as a slave to vampires almost completely shattered her. She’s such a beautiful woman--scars and all. I only wish she could see herself the way I do.

 Our newest pack mate, Alex, well, he’s also had bad experiences with vampires. When I found him, he was looking for a way to die. I had to decide--do I kill him or keep him? I decided to keep him. There is something special about Alex, something in him that drives my instinct to protect. It’s the same with Julia. You’d think it would be easier for them to find common ground, but not so much. Something about her hating vampires and him being one.

Did I mention Alex was a vampire? No? I should have. He’s less than a year old as an immortal, and he’s not coping so well. Being with us, Julia and I, has helped him, I think. In human years, he’s early twenties, so he hasn’t seen much of life.

Julia and Alex are my home now. Losing either one would be impossible to overcome.

SBD: Would you share some of the problems that arise from sharing your life with a vampire and a human?

Rafir: Trying to keep Julia from chopping off Alex’s head when he’s dead during daylight hours, that’s a problem. Alex often wakes up really hungry. We have to be careful to make sure Julia isn’t alone with him when the sun goes down. Julia is older, and doesn’t put up with a lot of shit. Alex’s youthful...eagerness...can sometimes get on her nerves. While that doesn’t have any thing to do with their human and vampire status, it does cause problems at times.

[In spite of the problems he describes, his affection for Alex and Julia is obvious by the expression on his face.]

SBD: The holidays are approaching. How do you and your pack plan to spend them?

Rafir: You know how the saying goes, “you can’t please everybody, but pissing them off is easy”? Well, Julia hates Christmas, while Alex has this child-like enthusiasm for the holiday. It has been like World War III at our apartment lately. I want them both to be happy, but I don’t know if that’s going to happen.

[I can’t help hoping that the holidays will turn out well for this extraordinary trio, but from what Rafir has told me, I’m not so sure how jolly the season will be.]

SBD: Please tell us one characteristic about each of your lovers that you find exciting.

Rafir: Julia is strong, and vital, and gorgeous. She’s possibly the bravest and strongest person I know. She’s passionate and not afraid to try anything. You wouldn’t think that someone who has taken so much damage in her past could be so open and sexy. She is everything a mate should be. Alex is generous and loving. He really cares about how his presence impacts Julia. It doesn’t hurt that he’s sexy as hell. He’s also up for anything. I never thought my wolf side would call to two mates, but it did. I can’t and won’t regret either one of them.

[Well Rafir appears to be the kind of man who can satisfy two mates, that’s for sure!]

SBD: How do you think Alex and Julia would describe you?

Rafir: I feel dumb answering this question. It’s weird talking about myself, but I’ll try.

Julia might consider me selfish now that I’ve brought home Alex, and without discussing it with her. She actually shot me shortly after it happened. Of course, she was trying to shoot Alex. Before though, and maybe still, I’d say she’d describe me as her protector, strong and handsome, sexy, maybe. I love her body as much as she loves mine. We’ve always had a great chemistry.

As to Alex, I’m not sure. He might say I am pushy. He’s quirky enough, he might say I’m delicious. He gets a regular diet of werewolf blood. Although, my blood isn’t the only thing he likes in his mouth. *shaking head* I can’t believe I said that. The boy really is rubbing off on me.

SBD: Please describe yourself in three words.

Rafir: Protective. Unpredictable.’re not going to use that last bit, are you? *grins*

SBD: [Chuckles] Sorry, Rafir, but the magic records the interview and I can’t edit or delete a character’s actual words. However I’m sure none of our readers will mind that word in particular! It’s almost time for me to go, but before I do, would you give us your favorite excerpt from Dying For a White Christmas?

Rafir: Here’s a little something from a moment where I felt like I was losing everything. It can make a werewolf a little crazy.
Alex looked away and held perfectly still under Rafir’s grip -- a kind of stillness only a vampire can achieve. He’d never seen him completely turned before. If he’d had a beating heart, it would have been pounding as hard as Raf’s. The werewolf’s pulsing blood thrummed along his skin causing Alex to lick his lips. It wouldn’t do for the wolf to think Alex thought of him as food. It was bad enough he’d inadvertently challenged him by glaring into his eyes. He suspected the right thing would have been to look away. If he’d been wolf himself, he might not have resisted the urge to cower. His human side had wanted to cower, but his vampire side insisted he was the top of the food chain.
Rafir’s were-form fascinated, frightened, and turned him on all at the same time. The fur along his skin was coffee-brown and short, more like that of a deer, not a dog, and definitely not the shaggy hair of a wolf. He wanted to reach out and touch Rafir, to stroke the skin resembling brushed suede. The wolf’s hands gripping his arms prevented him. He was tall -- taller than Rafir by several inches -- but now his lover was a towering hulk of power and energy. He could rend Alex from limb to limb, and Alex conceded to himself he would let him.
And except for the fur, his face still looked rather human. There wasn’t any elongating of the nose or real animal-like features made popular by Hollywood. Instead, it was still Rafir, only exaggerated. Rafir’s amber irises had a dark ring around them. They fluctuated and contracted with emotion as he snorted and chuffed. The heat of his sharp breath brushed against Alex’s cheeks and neck. He heard Julia gasp. He looked at her and shook his head just once. Rafir wasn’t home anymore, and while Alex might survive whatever Rafir had planned, Julia -- a human -- would not. Run, he mouthed to her. Hide.
A sob escaped Julia as she scrambled backward, turned, then leaped toward the bedroom. Rafir reacted by letting go of Alex’s arms, twisting his body and ready to pounce.
“No!” Alex shouted. He pushed the werewolf off balance, landing on top of him as they slammed to the floor. “Julia! Get in the bathroom and lock the door!”
The bedroom door slammed shut behind her. Alex heard the bathroom door and the clicking turn of the lock. He had to distract Rafir, keep him from going after Julia. He fisted his hand and slammed it into Rafir’s side.
A roar of rage tore through the were-beast. More cat-like than possible, Rafir flipped and shoved Alex sending him flying across the floor. He hit the wall with a thump, pain bursting from his chest where he’d been hit. The beast stood, shaking his head, then sniffing the air toward the bedroom.
Alex shouted, “Is that all you got?” He barely noticed the muddy blood seeping through the shredded fabric of his T-shirt. His jacket crowded his arms, and he wiggled out of it as he stood, bracing himself against the wall. “Ass.”
Rafir roared again, his focus shifting entirely onto Alex. An inhuman, “Mine,” rumbled from his mouth. He grabbed Alex and threw him to the ground. Alex winced as claws ripped at his pants. He didn’t fight back. Rafir needed him submissive, which meant allowing whatever was going to happen to happen.

I think I’ll ask the bartender for a cold drink of water after that one! I’d hoped to see Rafir in his wolf form, so the excerpt was just perfect, don’t you agree?

The sun has set and it’s almost time for the club to open. People have already lined up at the front door, so Rafir shows me out the back. We shake hands before I go and I watch him disappear inside.

After talking to this enigmatic man. . .uh, werewolf. . .I’m more interested than ever in his mates. Someday I’d like to meet the human and the vampire who have captured the heart of Rafir Caras.

If you’d like to find out more about them as well, check out Dying For a White Christmas by Reneé George.