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On ARe, Kindle, Nook – Decorating Spirit by Zenobia Renquist

Now on All Romance eBooks, Kindle and Nook….

Santa's Helpers: Decorating Spirit by Zenobia RenquistSanta’s Helpers: Decorating Spirit by Zenobia Renquist
(sequel to White Hot Christmas: Stripping Christmas)

She’s making sure Christmas comes more than once this year.

The Spirit of Christmas should be a joyous person who can spread happiness around the world. Spir is anything but. His mood is as dark as the black clothes he wears. Danette is hired to change his clothing in hopes that his attitude will follow. Spir doesn’t want to cooperate. When she finally gets him out of his clothes, Danette discovers something harder than her job and much more enjoyable.

Genre:
Erotic Urban Fantasy Romance, MF, Interracial

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Music & Lights: Gangnam Style

It’s the day after Christmas. Lights are still up but the music has changed.

Gangnam Style ~ PSY
Lights by ListenToOurLights.com

Music & Lights: Ode to Joy (Kevin and Octaves)

Still more lights from everyone’s favorite house.

Ode to Joy ~ Kevin and Octaves
Lights by NeverEnoughLights.com

New Christmas Release: Decorating Spirit by Zenobia Renquist

Decorating Spirit by Zenobia Renquist

Decorating Spirit
Santa’s Helpers (multi-author series)
by Zenobia Renquist

Changeling Press

eBook BIN: 06109-01961
Genre: Erotic Urban Fantasy Romance, Interracial, Fey
Price: $2.99
Length: Novella

She’s making sure Christmas comes more than once this year.

The Spirit of Christmas should be a joyous person who can spread happiness around the world. Spir is anything but. His mood is as dark as the black clothes he wears. Danette is hired to change his clothing in hopes that his attitude will follow. Spir doesn’t want to cooperate. When she finally gets him out of his clothes, Danette discovers something harder than her job and much more enjoyable.

Buy Now:
http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1961

Read Excerpt:
http://zenobiarenquist.com/bookshelf/decorating-spirit

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Music & Lights: Grinch

I love this family. They go all out and their neighbors are really nice to let them do this insanity every year. 😀

Mr. Grinch
Lights by NeverEnoughLights.com

Music & Lights: Carol of the Bells (August Burns Red)

It’s December. That means Christmas lights set to music. All the better that it’s my all time favorite Christmas song — Carol of the Bells.

Carol of the Bells ~ August Burns Red
Lights by NeverEnoughLights.com

99¢ Sale on Christmas Past at Changeling Press!

Changeling Press is having a 99¢ sale on Christmas Past — White Hot Christmas, Sugarplum, and Holiday Howlz are all on sale from 01 – 31 December 2012.

Stripping Christmas by Zenobia Renquist

Genre: Erotic Urban Fantasy (Fey) Interracial Romance

Alex is firmly on the naughty list and she wants Santa to join her.

Alex thought she was going to a job, instead she ends up marrying the heir to the title of Santa Claus. The vows have been said and cannot be taken back, even if Alex isn’t the ideal bride Kris was hoping for to re-energize the powers of the House of Kringle. But, Alex is about to teach him that being a little naughty — or a lot — can go a long way.

Buy Now:
http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1740

Santa’s Helpers: Decorating Spirit, the sequel to Stripping Christmas is coming out 13 December, so pick up the title that started it all.

Interview – Santa’s Helpers: Zarakion’s Tip by Ayla Ruse

Changeling Press has started their Christmas celebrations with the release of the multi-author Santa’s Helpers series and the chance for reader to get on the Naughty List to win free ebooks for a year.

Learn about the books of the Santa’s Helpers series and their authors in the Naughty List Blog Hop.

Previous Stop: Wolf Run by B.J. McCall at Ayla Ruse’s Blog

Next Stop: Mistletoe Mistakes by Jocelyn Michel at Changeling Press’ Blog with B.J. McCall hosting

Today’s post is about Ayla Ruse and her very interesting take on Christmas deliveries to Hell. Yup, you read that right. Someone in Hell made Santa’s Nice List. I’m not sure who, but I know it couldn’t have been Zarakion. *eg* So I asked Ayla.

Me:
I’m curious who in Hell would be getting presents? Or is that a secret for another time?

Ayla:
That is an excellent question, and the answer is one I’m holding close right now. I have a few ideas for future revelations regarding what kinds of things the creatures in Hell could possibly want.

Me:
You tease! Fine. I respect that. How did you come up with this plot?

Ayla:
When Changeling announced it was gathering proposals for this year’s Christmas stories, I jumped. I’d never written demons before. I think at the time there was a bit of talk about demons on the loops, so demons were at the forefront of my mind. The only problem then became, how would I incorporate a demon with Christmas in a fun and loving way? With the theme being Santa’s Helpers, a delivery service popped up next. From there, I created the scenario of a substitute receiving demon and a newbie delivery elf. They each don’t know the “rules,” so everything’s fair game for them.

Me:
This sounds like the process I used last year for my White Hot Christmas title. In other words, the Changeling Press plot bunnies at work, as usual. Will you be revisiting this world and these characters? (the answer better be yes, or else)

Ayla:
Hahaha. I’ve let the idea tumble around, and it’s come to my attention that delivery services often operate throughout the year. Nothing concrete yet, but yes, there will be something more from Taryn and Zarakion in the future. As for revisiting this world, that’s a definite yes. I’m writing a story now for the upcoming Soul Debt series with Changeling, and a portion of the tale takes place through one of the Gates of Hell.

Me:
Ohhhh. I’m going to enjoy reading that one. I will definitely keep an eye out for that. So, what do Taryn and Zarakion do in the off season… besides each other?

Ayla:
Is there anything better to do? *g* Seriously, they develop their relationship just like any other. They talk, hang out, and I’ve recently discovered that Taryn is a great cook and loves to sneak treats to Zarakion.

Me:
I love when characters reveal more about themselves to the author so she can share with the rest of the class, as it were. I look forward to seeing more of those two. They were great together. What can readers expect from you next and when?

Ayla:
I’ll have a story for the Soul Debt series out in spring of 2013. After that will be a Contemporary Menage with Total-e-Bound. My plate is lining up from there. It’s just a matter of what story screams the loudest to be written first. I will admit, with the flash fictions Changeling does every Friday, my cup of story lines runneth over.

Me:
I completely sympathize. Changeling’s Flash Fiction challenges have spawned enough plot bunnies that I’m planning for 2014 already. Great interview, Ayla, and thanks for sharing insight into the story and the below excerpt. For those who want to experience a non-traditional Christmas, HOT as… well Hell Erotic Romance, check out Zarakion’s Tip.

Zarakion’s Tip
Santa’s Helpers (multi-author series)
by Ayla Ruse

Genre: Erotic Dark Fantasy Demon Elf Christmas Romance (MF)
Publisher: Changeling Press
Out Now!
Buy Link: https://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1950

The SPDS — Santa’s Package Delivery System — is in full swing this Christmas. This special co-op of the North Pole delivers packages to the Otherworlders, including demons.

Taryn is a new delivery elf this year, and she draws the short straw — having to deliver packages to Hell.

Zarakion, a Cha’horz demon — the guardians of the dividing line between Earth and Hell — has to work the unstable drop point. He has to play at receiving; not his favorite job.

When Taryn steps through the Gate, she’s intimidated at first by the huge demon, but Zarakion gives her a delivery tip that’ll have her scrambling to return to the drop point again and again.

Read the first full chapter online:
http://www.drb1stchp.com/2012/12/zarakions-tip-by-ayla-ruse.html

Enjoy this Steamy Excerpt… Click Here to Read More >>>

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Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop

Click the above picture to visit the other participating authors of this blog hop.

Welcome to the Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop

One of things I love about this time of year is the songs. My absolute favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells. Any variation, I’ll listen to it.

TSO – Christmas Eve in Sarajevo (aka Carol of the Bells)
Mannheim Steamroller – Carol of the Bells
Celtic
FBC Handbell Choir
Muppets – Ringing of the Bells

Well… you get the picture. That’s my favorite song. What’s yours? Leave a comment (remember to include your email) telling me your favorite Christmas song and you are entered to win a PDF copy of any TWO titles from my Zenobia Renquist backlist (small print below). This contest is also open to international participants.

This blog hop also has a grand prize of a Nook color pre-loaded with books from several of the blog hop authors. Click the link for Grand Prize Entry. Note – Grand prize is not open to international participants due to restrictions from Barnes & Noble.

SMALL PRINT (PLEASE READ!)
– Entering this contest constitutes agreement to all rules stated in this post.
– Rules are subject to change without notification or reason given.
– Contest begins 16 December 2011 EST.
– Contest ends 23 December 2011 EST.
– All winners are final.
– Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 or older to win.
– Chances of winning vary widely based on how many people enter.
– Prize is as stated. No prize substitutions or exchanges.
– PDF ebooks prize will be delivered by the Changeling Press customer service representative.
STRIPPING CHRISTMAS is a new release and is not part of this contest.
– Only comments that include email address count as valid.
– Only one comment per individual will count towards the contest.
– Winner is chosen using Random.org.
– Winner has until 28 Dec 2011 at 11:59PM EST to answer the notification email or else they forfeit the prize to the runner-up to be chosen on 29 Dec 2011.
– Comments on posts other than the Mistletoe Madness post do NOT count towards this contest.
– Comments timestamped after the contest closes are invalid.
– D. Renee Bagby / Zenobia Renquist is not responsible for notification emails that go astray due to mistyped or misrepresented email address, mailer daemons, internet wackiness, or SPAM filters.
– D. Renee Bagby / Zenobia Renquist is not responsible for contests held by other authors of the Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop.

Christmas Lights #10

Perry Como – Frosty the Snowman

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Mannheim Steamroller – Joy to the World

Mannheim Steamroller – Hallelujah

Christmas Lights #9

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Nutrocker

Christmas Lights #8

Mannheim Streamroller’s Little Drummer Boy

Christmas Lights #7

Hey it’s that house again. 😛

A Mad Russian Christmas by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Christmas Lights #6

Another Trans-Siberian Orchestra

O Come All Ye Faithful / O Holy Night

Note – This is a gorgeous house, even without the lights. Very nice display.

Christmas Lights #5

Sleigh Ride by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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