Black Friday Blog Hop: A Day of Celebration!

This post is part of the Black Friday Blog Hop.  Click on the image to the left for details.

There are lots of prizes up for grabs, including a Kindle and a huge swag pack.

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I don’t know about all of you, but personally I’d much rather spend Black Friday reading at home rather than tackling the retail rat race.  I prefer to do the bulk of my shopping online in any case.  I love having the postman deliver all my things to my door.

So for those who prefer to stay at home and read…

By a lovely coincidence, my first new story in a long time debuts today from Ellora’s Cave.  Better yet, it’s a Christmas-themed story.  I know you can’t tell that from the cover, which is a pity, but it really is a Christmas story, with strong BDSM elements.

It’s kind of Twelve Days of Christmas meeds Fifty Shades of Gray, but with more mature characters in a more consensual situation.

Here’s the blurb for SECRET SANTA SIR:

When Maggie gets a note from a very unofficial Secret Santa during the office’s holiday gift exchange, she’s surprised to be tempted by it. This Secret Santa offers to help fulfill her wilder sexual fantasies, those fantasies she’s never admitted to anyone else. Normally the very professional, uptight Maggie wouldn’t consider doing anything so risky. She wants a husband and family, but she also has kinky sexual fantasies and no man has ever moved her.

Maggie agrees to Santa’s proposal, and her first few anonymous encounters with him are a revelation, showing her levels of sensuality she’s never experienced before. But when she meets the man behind the gifts and the glorious kisses, her life gets seriously complicated.

As Maggie begins to fall in love with him, she faces two choices—longing for husband and family, and continuing a relationship that fulfills her in ways she never believed possible.

Here’s the first note Maggie Marino gets from her very secret Secret Santa:

I saw the magazine you had hidden in your purse, and it confirmed what I already suspected about you. Yet I also suspect that you’re too inhibited to do anything about it. Are you ready to try stepping out of that ultra-proper, straitlaced persona you wear as gracefully as your expensive clothes, and give your wild side a little freedom?

This is an offer to help you discover the possibilities of your wilder fantasies. You’re not obliged to accept it, and even if you do, you can call a halt at any time. This is for fun and games. I promise you won’t get hurt any more than you actually want.

If you’re interested in doing this, put on the ring and wear it for the rest of the day. You’ll get additional instructions.

If you have questions or concerns, write them down and put the paper in the box. Leave the box on a corner of your desk with a paper clip sitting on it.

Live a little. Have an adventure. No promises, no commitments, no harm to anyone, no names, even, if you don’t want. But I’ll tell you this much. I’m male, single, responsible, law-abiding, gainfully employed, over twenty one and under forty, and I find you attractive and intriguing. That’s all you should need to know about me.

Should you decide not to wear the ring, you’ll hear nothing more from me.

Your Adventurous Secret Admirer

And here’s the second one:

On the first day of Christmas, my Master gave to me, an adventure for the holidays.

Maggie –

I’m thrilled that you’ve decided to go along with my proposal. I know it was a difficult decision for you. As I said before, you can stop this at any time if you’re not happy or comfortable with it.

I’m giving you safe words to use. If you say “Yellow light” at any time, it means you need a break or a breather. If you say, “Red light,” that means whatever we’re doing stops, right then and there, and we talk about it. I promise to respect your wishes if you use those words.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s what I want you to do next.

Tonight I want you to go to the Redwood Hotel and present yourself at room 344 at precisely seven-thirty. Before you knock on the door, I want you to put on the enclosed. Put on the blindfold first, then wind the scarf around your head over the blindfold. There will be no peeking. Once you have those on, knock on the door. From then until you leave that room, you will follow all directions I give you.

If you have another commitment tonight and cannot make it, put a note in this bag and leave it on the corner of your desk this afternoon.

Otherwise I’ll see you tonight.

Your Secret Admirer

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Black Friday Blog Hop: A Day of Celebration! — 51 Comments

  1. I’m not a Black Friday shopper. I don’t believe that shopping should ever be a full contact sport. I spend the day baking cookies with my kiddos instead.

  2. I do not like crowds so BF shopping is not for me! I will be spending my day hopping and then snuggled up reading! Well that is after I decide on what new book I have just added to my to be read list! It gets longer every hop! Thanks!

    I am thankful for all the wonderful books I am finding on the hop!


  3. I skipped Black Friday shopping this year. Hopping instead.
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  4. I also prefer to stay home and do some online shopping, but didn’t buy anything so far:)


  5. I am glad to have found you on this blog hop and look forward to reading your works. Kim86004(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Oh my~ Secret Santa sounds great! Got all my Black Friday shopping out of the way and now it’s time to relax with the hop! Thank you for the lovely giveaway~<3
    MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com

  7. Hi! Happy Holidays to you! No, im not a shopper on black friday. I hate crowds. Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  8. This is the BEST way to spend Black Friday. Sitting at home, hopping with old friends and making new ones. I can’t handle the crowds anymore so I only do Black Friday shopping online if I do any. I tend to pick up gifts throughout the year so come November I’m finished. That way I can spread out the purchasing and not spend a fortune at the time of the year when my job is at its slowest and my paycheck is at its lowest. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. I can’t wait for this to be released! A super big fan of yours! I am also a stay at home and order online girl!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  10. Great excerpt! I haven’t done any Black Friday shopping yet – I only left the house this morning to take my daughter and her friends to a movie (Rise of the Guardians was lots of fun!). Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  11. I do all of my black friday shopping online! You can get the same deals and free shipping! Thanks for participating in the hop!


  12. Sounds like a good book… maybe i should have a 12 days with the hubby lol… No i don’t think i should give him any ideas he already thinks he wears the pants in the house lol…

  13. I like to do my shopping online, too. Thanks for participating. katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  14. I’m not crazy about Black Friday, but we did go out for a couple of very specific things this morning–which we got.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  15. I no longer go Black Friday shopping. Too many crazy people out there. I don’t have the patience I had when I was younger, LOL. So today I am staying in and blog hopping, instead of shopping! Thanks for the hop!

  16. I am not shopping. Not for me. Instead of shopping, I’m hopping! I prefer to do my shopping online.
    Happy Black Friday.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  17. No BF for me this year and I am so glad I didn’t go. Thanks for doing the hop!


  18. Love this excerpt!! So intriguing 🙂 Never done the black friday shopping thing myself. Not a crowd person. Thanks for being a part of this hop!
    oddball2003 @ hotmail dot com

  19. I love Black Friday shopping, but this year I waited until the store was almost empty and I still got all the specials on my list. I live in a small town and even though there are a couple hundred people in Wal-Mart, most are friendly and they even say excuse me when they push you to get to what they want. I would never shop in the places they show in the news, way too scary., but in my town, I try to go every year.


  20. While I prefer to go out and shop for my people, I will not do it on Black Friday. I tried it once (last year) and it was pretty awful and I am sure it wasn’t even as bad as some places were from the stories I have heard. I do shop for most of my own things online though.

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the giveaway.

    Happy Holidays,