"You'll never view the holidays quite the same"
Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted October 27, 2013
Holiday | Romance
SEASON OF SEDUCTION is an anthology of erotic holiday
stories. After reading this book you will never again
listen to "The Twelve Days of Christmas"; view "Miracle on
34th Street", see Santa Clause or mistletoe in quite the
same way. With an anthology like this one it is really hard
to give a full fledged review so what follows is a short
synopsis of each story and few lines of my opinion.
Five Golden Rings by Jeffe Kennedy: Tilda Campbell is
heading for a trip to Cozumel minus one boyfriend when an
on-flight conversation leads to so much more. Miguel d'Oro
is headed to the same resort, only he is there to deal with
a problem his family is having there. What starts out as a
game to relieve them both of the loneliness and tension
becomes so much more.
This story dives right into the action and you get the
pleasure of watching the couple learn more about each
other, pushing each other even with the secrets left to
reveal. A very good, sexy story with an interesting twist
on the Twelve Days of Christmas song.
M├ęnage on 34th Street by Elise Logan and Emily Ryan-Davis:
Kat and Liam Holland had been married for 10 years, it had
always been a more permissive marriage, but it wasn't until
Hunter Croft returned to them that the joy in their lives
also returned. Liam and Hunter had been buddies until he
and Kat married, Hunter stepped away even though he wanted
her. He had no way of knowing that the three of them could
I am not normally into m/m situations and this story
certainly has its share of that but it also dealt with love
and acceptance no matter what sexual need may follow.
Interesting read and according to the editor's note there
will be a more in-depth follow up of this story in the
Naughty Nicks by Christine D'Abo: Naughty Nicks is the home
of sexy Santa strippers and Kim is the coordinator who has
a big crush on her boss. She's enjoyes his flirty attitude
and sexy looks but this year she wants more. After a bitter
divorce Blake finds his attraction to Kim growing and he
can only think of one bonus to give her ... himself.
This story starts out with a very sexy interlude and that
continues throughout the plot. This is a funny, sexy story
that also delves into deeper emotions as Kim tries to
entice her boss back into her bed, not knowing that Blake
is fighting that very urge, wanting more than just a sex
partner. This is a very good romantic story.
Matzoh and Mistletoe by Jodie Griffin: Rebeccah Rickman
volunteers so that others may celebrate Christmas, her
usual Mitzvah or good deed. Jeremy Kohler, a cop, has been
fantasizing about Rebeccah for years and finds that now
though she's single, the violence that broke up her
marriage has him worried. He's a Dom in the bedroom and
he's afraid she will be scared away by his need to control.
The storyline mixes and blends traditions in a way that is
fascinating and steamy. I loved the way they worked things
out and not just with sex, with conversation and warmth. As
the synopsis points out he is a Dom so there is that aspect
of the book that might bother some but on the whole this is
a very enjoyable read.
If you are looking for a very different holiday read ...
SEASONS OF SEDUCTION and enjoy.
What's on your wish list?
indulging in twelve naughty nights in Mexico, a woman
experiences an erotic epiphany. An adventurous elf has her
eye on one very sexy Santa. A married couple hopes to find a
very special marine under the mistletoe. And a holiday
mitzvah leads a woman to submit to a man in uniform on
Christmas Day. No matter your fantasies, this collection of
four shorts will add spice and sizzle to cold winter
Edited by Angela James, this anthology
Five Golden Rings by Jeffe
Naughty Nicks by Christine
M├»┬┐┬Żnage on 34th Street by Elise Logan and
Matzoh and Mistletoe by Jodie
Stories also available for purchase
ExcerptFIVE GOLDEN RINGS
When she found Miguel at the patio restaurant, she saw he
had changed also, out of his sharp lawyer's suit and into an
open shirt of muted blue and a sports jacket. He rose to
greet her, kissing her on the cheek, and held her chair when
she sat. A grave busboy poured her water from the bottle on
the table and she peered at it, trying to read the label.
"Guaranteed clean," Miguel reassured her. "Oro serves
only bottled water, although we are on our own well, which
we have tested weekly."
"Only weekly?" She arched a brow.
"More stringent than U.S. legal standards."┬Ł
"I'm sure you'd know."
"I do. Would you care for wine?"
"You know, I think I'll stick with another
margarita...don't want to mix up my liquors."
"I'll do the same then." He signaled the waiter, who
produced two astonishingly large margaritas, decorated with
limes and pineapple chunks marching up the pole of a gold
foil umbrella. "Merry Christmas, Roo."
She wrinkled her nose at him. "Merry Christmas, Mickey."┬Ł
"Call me that again and I'll spank you."
He didn't smile back, but gave her a stern look that made
her shiver. "Do you enjoy being spanked?"
She focused on her margarita. "I haven't been spanked
since I was a kid. That was not sexy."
"The way I do it is.
"I'm not sleeping with you tonight, if that's what
thinking. We just met."┬Ł Now, tomorrow night...
"Sleeping with you is decidedly not what I have in mind.
I intend for you to be awake and fully aware of everything I
plan to do to you."
That got her attention. That and the hot desire in his
eyes. The warm night, the tropical flowers, the surf
crashing right below, all conspired to make her throw caution
to the Mexican breeze. This would be a hell of a vacation.
"Tell me more."┬Ł She nibbled on a slice of pineapple.
He nodded at the menu. "Decide what you want to eat and I
She was starving. Eagerly she flipped through the menu.
"I'm having the most fattening, decadent thing on here. Oh
my god...lobster nachos? Score!"
"And here I thought you'd order the filet mignon."
"Nope. I'm indulging. For the next two weeks it's
but sin and fun for me."
"That fits my plans well."
"So, speak to me of these mysterious plans."
"Tomorrow is the first day of Christmas."
"Like in the song?"
"Yes,"┬Ł his lips twitched in amusement. "Though
old tradition. For each of the twelve days of Christmas, we
will indulge in something...special."
"Do I get to know what it will be?"
"No, these will be surprises for you. But you have to
agree to accept these gifts with an open heart. Each day
I'll give you something. I will spend time with you as I
"When you're not fighting with people."
"Exactly. And in the evening, we will indulge ourselves."
He laughed that warm, open laugh of his. Like gold and
sunshine. "No other questions or terms?"
"Nope." She grinned at him over the rim of her margarita.
"Sign me up. Twelve Days of Sexy Vacation Christmas."
"You'd make a terrible lawyer."
"Maybe." She slid her thigh against his under the narrow
table. "But I can sell you anything...and I know a good deal
when I see it. Sometimes endless negotiating gets old, don't
"Yes." He put a hand on her bare knee and she warmed,
heating with a delightful flutter. "I like it much better
when I have things my way."
"Mmm. Do you plan to have me your way, also?"
"I do."┬Ł His fingers slid higher, caressing the soft skin
of her inner thigh. "In every way."
"Maybe we should get started tonight after all." She held
her breath, hoping he'd go higher. Instead he smiled,
tantalizing, and took his touch away. She frowned at him and
he shook a finger at her.
"The game has begun, Roo, and along with it, the
anticipation. Your only responsibility is to receive."
"Maybe I should have negotiated more." She pretended to
pout. The waiter set down a platter of the most decadent
nachos she'd ever laid eyes on. "Wow."┬Ł
"See? All good things come to those who wait. Enjoy
This would be good for her. No-strings-attached sex. None
of the usual getting-to-know-each-other dinners and
laborious conversations over meeting families or blending
friend-groups. Just sun and kinky fun. She scooped up a chip
piled with fresh lobster and dripping with cheese, then
winked at him. "I intend to."
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