A Sexy Sleigh Ride from Winter Anthology #MySexySaturday

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Holiday Anthology vol. 2This week’s theme of A Sexy Sleigh Ride fits perfectly with my latest release, a short story in the Exquisite Quills new winter Holiday Anthology, Volume 2. My story, A Kiss and a Promise, takes place on a wintry Yule afternoon in Victorian times, and features–you guessed it–a sleigh ride.

Excerpt:

The younger Hammonds quickly donned their coats and mufflers, but Harry held Sophia’s coat for her. He rested a hand on her shoulder, before offering her his arm and leading her to the sleigh. The chill air stole her breath, though she felt oddly exhilarated.

“Pile in, everyone,” Harry ordered.

Gerald ushered Cora and Lydia into the back seat of the sleigh and squeezed in beside them. Little Phoebe climbed into his lap, leaving Sophia in the front between Harry and her brother. She leaned a little closer into Harry’s warmth, enjoying the closeness.

“Which way?” he asked.

Reggie gave directions to the best spot for gathering holly and mistletoe, and Harry steered the horses in that direction, bells attached to the harness jingling with each step. The weather had been beastly for the last month, but it had turned the estate into a winter fairyland. Silent snow-covered fields stretched as far as she could see, and each tree sported a layer of white, softening the stark look of the winter scene. The sky was overcast, and she suspected Harry was right to rush them along.

As soon as the sleigh stopped, Reggie jumped out, made a snowball and threw it at Cora as she exited the sleigh. She yelped and chased Reggie, Phoebe on her heels squealing with excitement. Sophia watched them with amusement. Oh, to be a child again.

But she was long past that sort of behavior. She’d had a season in London, after all. She glanced at Harry and caught a gleam in his eye. “Do not even think of joining those hooligans.”

A Kiss and a Promise takes place at Yule and is a prequel to How To Woo… a Reluctant Bride. You get a glimpse of Lydia and her brother Harry when they were young and carefree. The story also introduces two sisters, Sophia and Cora, who will have their own stories in the How To Woo series. The scene is a Victorian sleighing party with an excursion to collect holly and mistletoe to decorate the house. And provide a chance for a kiss under the mistletoe.

Best of all, the anthology is completely free. Consider it our present to you, the readers. You can pick up a free copy at Smashwords or Barnes and Noble,. Coming soon to iBooks and Kobo. (Kindle readers will have to get their copy through Smashwords. If you have any questions, ask in the comments below or fill out the contact form at the website.)

Leave a comment below, and don’t forget to enter this month’s Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card & 2015 Mouse Pad Calendar. And follow the linky list below for more My Sexy Saturday posts.

Linda / Lyndi

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Mistletoe and Sleighing for the Santa Baby Blog Hop #EQuills

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Welcome to the 2014 Santa Baby Blog Hop. We will be giving away a pocket size Kindle Fire HD 6. It comes in Black, White, Magenta, Yellow and Blue. The winner will be able to pick the color. Here is a link to learn more about the new Fire HD 6.
www.amazon.com/dp/B00KC6I06S/ref=fs_far

Our theme is the classic Christmas song, Santa Baby, popularized by Eartha Kitt. Each author has a line from the song and each reader that finds the lyric will get an added entry in the grand prize.

Here is how it works. You get an entry for the following things:
Following the author on social media or on their blog.
You get an entry for buying one of the author’s books.
And you also get an entry if you can find the lyric of the Santa Baby Song in each author’s blog.

You can do as much or as little as you want.

Then you will email Carey Abbott at (careydo[email protected])
Just list each author and what you did at each blog.

Holiday Anthology vol. 2
I am delighted to be one of the authors in the new Exquisite Quills A Holiday Anthology, Vol. 2. This is a diverse, FREE collection of stories to warm your heart while you wait for the kids, for the oven to buzz, on a 15-minute break from work, or when you just need to hide for ten minutes from everyone! Every story is PG, but a few have a hint of zing.

Blurb: The calendar on the wall says 2014 but the holidays are a magical time where anything is possible when it comes to romance. Prepare to travel through snow or to a tropical setting with a little dash of fantasy sprinkled in to make your holiday reading enjoyable. This heart-warming collection of all new, very short stories is our way of saying happy holidays to you.

My story, A Kiss and a Promise, takes place at Yule and is a prequel to How To Woo… a Reluctant Bride. You get a glimpse of Lydia and her brother Harry when they were young and carefree. The story also introduces two sisters, Sophia and Cora, who will have their own stories in the “How To Woo” series. The scene is a Victorian sleighing party with an excursion to collect holly and mistletoe to decorate the house.

Sophia, the heroine of my story, is from an aristocratic family, and she is a lady. So she would never make demands like these…

Santa baby, I’m filling my stocking with a duplex, and checks
Sign your ‘X’ on the line…

Sophia might, however, wish for a kiss from a handsome young man under the mistletoe.

Best of all, the anthology is completely free. Consider it our present to you, the readers. You can pick up a free copy at Smashwords or Barnes and Noble,. Coming soon to iBooks and Kobo. (Kindle readers will have to get their copy through Smashwords. If you have any questions, ask in the comments below or fill out the contact form at the website.)

For an entry in the Grand Prize, you can follow me on Twitter @LyndiLamont or at Goodreads. Or go to my Amazon page and click Add Favorite.

My prize for the blog hop will be a $10 Starbucks e-gift card. What is better for the winter holidays than a hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate? If you’re a coffee fan, like me, Starbucks new Chestnut Praline latte is delicious.

What is your favorite holiday drink or treat? Leave a comment for a chance to win. And use the Rafflecopter below to enter my December drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card and a 2015 calendar mouse pad.

Have a wonderful holiday! And click here to find the rest of the blog hop.

Lyndi Lamont

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