Sunday, December 16, 2012

Since it's Getting Cold Outside... (I wish!)

Hey everyone! With winter closing in on us (December 21st), it's about time for colder weather. While some people aren't a fan of it, I love the cold. With hot weather, there's only so much you can do to stay cool. Cold weather, on the other hand, you can always pile on more clothes, blankets, cabana boys... whoops! That last part was supposed to be a secret.

Anyways, my heroine from Her Christmas Elf certainly finds someone to help warm her up. Namely, a sexy Finnish elf named Pekka. So instead of being able to transport us all to the forests of Finland to go scavenging for Christmas elves, I'll share something else to help keep the holidays warm and cozy.

If you all enjoy mulled spice wine, then you'll enjoy this recipe for Christmas Glögg, which I've had on my travels to Finland. So tasty! There's also a Christmas pastry called Joulutortut, which literally means Joulu (Christmas) and tortut (pastries). I've made them for my own Finn before. Mmm... yum! Anyways, that website, thisisFINLAND, shows a traditional Finnish Christmas dinner as well as more information about the country, including some gorgeous pictures.

But, if that's not enough to warm you up, here's an excerpt. *grin*


Pekka picked her up along with the blanket and made his way to the bedroom, which gradually warmed due to the stove’s heat. He laid her on the bed, and the look in his eyes sent a shiver that had nothing to do with the cold through her spine. He unzipped her coat and piece by piece removed her clothing until she was in her underwear.

His breathing was a little heavier, and she couldn’t help but squirm beneath his penetrating gaze. “May I?” he asked, his hot hands resting on her shoulders. She wanted to press herself closer against him to drink in more of his warmth.


After helping her into a sitting position, he slid his hands behind her back and unhooked her bra. The air kissed her breasts, and his gaze lowered. He licked his lips, and she looked down to see her nipples harden.

Desire pooled between her thighs, and she wanted this mysterious man. She wasn’t the type of woman to have one-night stands, but there was something almost magical about Pekka.

She leaned back and dropped her hands to the hem of her panties. Before she could remove them, Pekka had them down her legs. She took a shuddering breath and stared at him.

“This isn’t what I’d intended.” As he spoke, he stripped away his own clothes, revealing a deliciously muscular body used to hard work. “I’d only meant we should press our bodies together, but…”

She parted her legs as he climbed up her body. His cock stood ready for her, yet a flicker of doubt crossed his face before he could suppress it.

God, she must seem like a wanton hussy. Damn it.

He moved to her side, though the bed was small enough he wouldn’t be able to go far from her before falling to the floor. She rolled to her side, facing away from him. Before she knew it, they were under the blankets with the feel of his warm body against hers.

She cradled herself against him, trying to warm up.

Her Christmas Elf
Sarah Mäkelä
Genre: Erotic Urban Fantasy Romance

Traveling alone in Finland around Christmas isn't exactly what Vera Hayes had imagined she'd be doing. When her longtime boyfriend dumps her before the trip at the last minute, she decides to go anyways. However, she gets lost in a forest in Lapland and starts to panic until she runs into a magical man who looks suspiciously like an elf without the pointy ears. Pekka, one of Santa's elves, soothes away her worry and helps her find her way back to her cabin, giving her a Christmas Eve to remember.

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I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Sarah Mäkelä
Dark, Magical Encounters of Passion...

1 comment:

Debby said...

I want a Christmas elf under my tree this year.
debby236 at gmail dot com