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Season of Seduction

Season of Seduction, December 2013
by Emily Ryan-Davis, Elise Logan, Christine d'Abo, Jeffe Kennedy, Jodie Griffin

Carina Press
398 pages
ISBN: 1426897413
EAN: 9781426897412
Kindle: B00EFPO4I0
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"You'll never view the holidays quite the same"

Fresh Fiction Review

Season of Seduction
Emily Ryan-Davis, Elise Logan, Christine d'Abo, Jeffe Kennedy, Jodie Griffin

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.

Ménage 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 be family.

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 coming year.

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 mood 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 ... grab SEASONS OF SEDUCTION and enjoy.

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What's on your wish list?

After 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 nights.

Edited by Angela James, this anthology includes:

Five Golden Rings by Jeffe Kennedy
Naughty Nicks by Christine d'Abo
M�nage on 34th Street by Elise Logan and Emily Ryan-Davis
Matzoh and Mistletoe by Jodie Griffin

Stories also available for purchase separately.



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."

"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."

"Call me that again and I'll spank you."

"Ooh, saucy."

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 you're thinking. We just met." 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. Fuck Greg.

"Tell me more." She nibbled on a slice of pineapple.

He nodded at the menu. "Decide what you want to eat and I will."

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 nothing 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," his lips twitched in amusement. "Though it's an old tradition. For each of the twelve days of Christmas, we will indulge in something...special."

"Something sexual?"


"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 can."

"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 you think?"

"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." 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."

"See? All good things come to those who wait. Enjoy yourself."

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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