Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Sexy Sleigh Ride ~ @oddlynn3 #MySexySaturday #MSSAuthors #LynnCrain

Welcome to week 73nd week of My Sexy Saturday. The week’s theme is A Sexy Sleigh Ride and it’s all about a special ride, whether it be in Santa’s Sleigh or something more traditional. Here in Austria, the mountains are filled with fantastic sleighs that one can hire and take an awesome ride. Except maybe not this year.

Like last week where I’ve decided that weather was interesting here in Austria, we’ve had yet another development. It is so warm right now it’s unreal. Normally this time of year, we’ve had a few very cold days. Actually, quite a few. Not so this year as we’ve had maybe 10 days total where it’s been really cold. We’ve had odd days of fog, rain and things like that but nothing to really indicate winter. At least, not on a normal scale. This is more like the winters that I’ve dealt with in the US southwest than in Europe.

Just yesterday, my husband noticed in the newspaper that this is a widespread problem since there is no snow in the ski resorts here. Now, I’ve seen that where I come from but not here. Here, there’s always been snow for the resorts. Maybe not in the city but always the mountains.

Our youngest and his girlfriend arrived this week. I’ve been teasing them that they brought the heat with them. The sun has been shining and other than the occasional wind, you wouldn’t know it’s even winter. Still, the Christkindlmarkts are in full swing and at least the season feels like it should. Other than the snow.

And about that giveaway…just go to my other blog to see what it’s all about…it’s part of a multi-author reader holiday giveaway spree. Every author on the list over there is giving something to their readers. I’m giving 5 gifts to my readers all over the world. Yes, you heard me right. I will ship to you no matter where you live. Be aware, you do have to do one thing from the list, as well as the fact you won’t get it before Christmas. I’m so slow this year and I totally apologize for being behind the curve but I think you’ll enjoy what I’m giving away.

This week, I’m again sharing sexy seven paragraphs from my book The View From Santa’s Sleigh. I know I use it a lot but it is the only one I have that actually has a sleigh ride in it. More than one really. There’s the one where Santa takes Tessa to the North Pole, where Eggther brings her back home and the one where Jedrick comes to show his love for her. That’s the one I’m using this week. Here’s the setup:

Tessa, very let down by love, is surprised to find herself comforted by the red-suited man himself on Christmas Eve. Thinking that he is the figment of her slightly tipsy mind, she pours her heart out to him hoping for just a little love, understanding and a good sexual encounter. Tessa gets more than she bargained for with an elf named Jedrick and both get the Christmas present of a lifetime. In only a short time, they find themselves realizing their love is for more than just the holiday season and more than just the sexual romp they had envisioned.

But Tessa has obligations in the real world and Jedrick needs to begin designs for next year. He gives Tessa a very special locket, telling her to use it anytime and he will come right away. Once back in her world, Tessa finds it has lost its charm and knows that her place is with the elf she loves, Jedrick. Their very humorous love-story is told amidst the backdrop of a post Christmas North Pole and the winter in Reno.

I’m just going to point out that this was a wonderful series to write. I love building this world with my elves and am going to get back to it very, very soon. It has Scotland in it and I’ve been too far away from that country recently. I hope you find the wonder of Santa’s Elves, Scotland, love and Christmas just as appealing as I do!

            Jedrick donned his parka in record speed and was in the sleigh before anyone could blink an eye.
            “Come on, boys, she summoned me,” he yelled at the reindeer.
            As soon as they were airborne, he put the weather bubble around them to keep them from the elements. The reindeer were quite quick in their task and within a few minutes they were perched on the top of Tessa’s house while still maintaining their cover. Standing by the chimney, he knew it was now or never. Laying a finger on the side of his nose, he jumped straight in and thanked the gods that his elven magic allowed him to walk through fire. Crouching at the bottom, he inched forward and stood brushing himself off.

            “Wow,” Angie said, eyeing the guy who emerged from their fireplace without a burn mark on him. She took a quick glance at Tessa. “You going to introduce us?”
            Tessa sat there with her mouth hanging open. She swore silently to herself that he’d never looked better. Jedrick stood before them in what could be described as a poet’s shirt and jeans. The blue shirt was embroidered with such intricate patterns she felt almost mesmerized by it.
            “What? Is it too much?” He rubbed his hand down his front.
            “No. It’s beautiful. You’re beautiful,” she murmured.

This book is available from my traditional publisher, eXtasy Books, who is having a $0.99 sale on some of my books. And what’s even more wonderful is that this is one of the books on sale. There’s a big selection and if you’ve never read any of my stories, now’s the time to get them at a great discount and see if I write stories you like. Pick up your copies today!

The Thing About Elves ~ Book 2 in the Santa’s Elves series
The Haunting of Maggie Grey ~ Award-winning Scottish Historical about a woman doctor
Iain and Kelsey ~ Story about a woman’s darkest fantasy
Fluke ~ Book 1 of the Orchid series, sci-fi romance
An Elf’s Desire ~ Book 3 in the Santa’s Elves series
A Love for Eggther ~ Book 3.5 in the Santa’s Elves series
Shopping Spree ~ Story about a very special dress shop

Don’t forget to visit all the great authors from the My Sexy Saturday weekly blog hop listed below. They have even more amazing and sexy snippets to share. And don’t forget to visit my other blog, to get in on the fabulous Christmas giveaways.

Have a great weekend...see you next week!



  1. Hi Lynn, our weather is pretty much the same here. We have very little snow, definitely not enough for the ski resorts. And this week, we're supposed to be rain and fog. No white Christmas for us.

    Great snippet! Jedrick sure was in a hurry. I wonder what Tessa has planned for him. :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Jessica. Yeah, it doesn't feel much like the Christmas season here. If it weren't for the Christkindlmarkts, it would be almost the same as any other day.

    Glad you liked the snippet. Her plan is a lifetime of happiness!