Monday, December 10, 2012

Evernight Holiday Blog Hop

The posting for the next 2 weeks is going to be a bit wonky. Posting today and then another blog hop starts on Friday (which goes through next week), so two posts (and giveaways!) this week and no new post next week. Because that's just the way this Rebel rolls.

Now. Onto the good stuff....

Welcome to the Evernight Holiday Blog Hop!
We love the holidays, we love making our readers happy and we love giving away swag. What better way to do that than to hold a blog hop?

Here's how it works... the more blogs you hop to (shown below) the more chance you have of winning prizes. Each site on the hop is offering a prize and Evernight is offering an iPad 2 as the grand prize! To be in with a chance of winning the site prize simply follow the blog you're visiting and leave a comment which includes your email address. Each entry on each blog is then counted towards the grand prize draw. The more entries you have, the better your chance of winning that iPad 2! You also get extra points for liking the Evernight Facebook page
. Just make sure you let us know in the comments that you've done so.
Happy hopping!

To reiterate, to enter for the iPad 2, you need to leave a comment here (and on all the blogs you visit) that includes your email address. If you liked the Evernight Facebook page, you get an extra entry, but you have to mention that in your comment here as well so I can pass on the info or else it doesn't count.

But wait!

There's more!

(I've always wanted to say that and mean it.)

In addition to entering to win the iPad 2, I'm giving away a digital copy of Evernight's newest holiday anthology, Vanilla-Free Christmas. That's right, people, it's time for a kinky Christmas (my favorite kind!) To give you a little taste of what you're in's a little taste of "A Few of My Favorite Things"

(NOTE: Excerpt is kinky and not exactly PG-13)

I ran from the cafeteria to Santa’s office. Now, standing outside the intricately carved doors, I leaned against one of the nutcracker sentries, taking a second to collect myself and calm my breathing. He’d expect me here quickly but wouldn’t be happy if I was panting when I entered. A few seconds of deep breathing and my heartbeat slowed to normal.

I rapped gently on the door.

“Enter.” Pulling open the heavy wood, I faced Santa’s broad back as he stared out a window. Next to him a fire roared, soaking the room in heat. He gave a casual wave. “Close the door and wait.”

As soon as the door shut behind me, it vanished as if it had never been. I knew that in the hall the doorway had gone cold, as if Santa were no longer in residence. The first time I’d seen the wood covered in ice, I’d touched it. I’d had frostbite on the fingertip for a week. It wasn’t a lesson an elf had to learn more than once.

Now, I knelt, my tunic tucked under my ass, and rested my hands on my thighs. Staring at the woodgrain on the floor, I waited. It didn’t matter how long. I never counted or tried to figure it out. I simply inhaled and exhaled, never looking, never speaking.

At last Santa stood in front of me. His fingers tipped my chin up, and he trapped me in his steely blue gaze. “The harness is waiting for you. Be ready when I return.”

My heart quickened as I looked at him—I was powerless under his watchful eyes. The stories were true—he saw everything, even the deepest secrets of my heart. When he looked at me this way, I was as good as naked already. “Yes, sir.”

As soon as he disappeared in a puff of snow, I shot to my feet.

Gone were the fireplace and the window. Now the room was all gray stone with a simple wooden post near one wall. To one side, a brazier. To the other, a high table lined with tools. I shivered, but there was no time to peruse the instruments. I had no way of knowing when Santa would return.

I tugged my tunic overhead and folded it, laying it neatly in the corner. The leggings came next. Then my bra, panties, and socks. My boots stood at attention on either side of the pile. Only then did I turn and, while I smoothed my hair down, make my way to the post.

Hanging from a chain attached to the block of wood jutting to the side was a piece of leather I’d come to know as well as I knew my own body. Not a pair of hangman’s nooses. No, the harness would allow me to be suspended in a variety of positions. I wrapped a pair of straps around my ankles, securing them tightly, then slid my wrists into the loops overhead, cinching them as tightly as I could manage. I balanced on my toes, dangling from the harness. Santa likely wanted me hogtied, but I couldn’t manage that on my own, so I waited.

Belatedly, I noted the black metal rod on the floor.


As I started to snake my hands free, the scent of chocolate and peppermint suffused the room. There was no time.

In another sprinkling of snow, Santa reappeared, the heat of the room turning the flakes to a faint mist.

No jolly red suit now. Not for me. Not for this.

He kept his black leather boots on. That much hadn’t changed. Beyond those, however, no one would recognize the bare-chested man in the dark gray jeans as the same one their children whispered wishes to at Christmas time. There was no paunch hanging over his belt—he was all big, burly and barrel-chested, his gaze dark and hooded rather than twinkling. No jolly old elf here...

And the crop in his hand was not something he’d ever used on the reindeer. 

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter for the ebook, and don't forget to comment with your email to enter into the iPad 2 giveaway!

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  1. I'm so excited about the blog hop! Good luck to everyone, and hooray for Evernight! I hope I win the iPad2 so that I can turn around and give it away to a lucky, loyal Evernight reader. Cheers!


    P.S. Of course I've already liked the Evernight FB page, and I've joined your blog!

  2. Excited to be joining in with this!!!

  3. I'm excited to be joining in with this!


  4. Followed and commented! :-)

    adzmodeus (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Oooo... Sounds good. Enjoy hopping. Thanks and Happy Holidays :)
    I have liked Evernight on FB.

  6. This blog hop is great. New to me authors.

  7. Hi Seleste, you rebel! Thanks for being such a fabulous and busy blog hop hostess. I'm just popping in to check out my fellow Evernight authors' gorgeous web homes and wish the readers Good Luck in the Blog Hop! Happy travels to all and to all a good Evernight.

  8. Yes I have liked their page


  9. I don't know that I can look Santa in the face now, fanning myself! Great excerpt I liked Evernight on FB thanks for your part in the hop. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  10. I follow you on FB and twitter. Thanks for the great hop! I FB 'like' Evernight. angadair(at)nwcable(dot)net

  11. Commenting and following!

  12. Goodness. After meeting that Santa I want to be on the naughty list.

  13. Thanks for the giveaway.I have this on my TBR list.
    Evernight Facebook page - Elaine Geight
    Happy Holidays

  14. I follow on GFC. I also liked evernight on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Great blog hop. I've liked the Evernight Facebook page.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Evernight hops rock!

  17. Thanks to the awesome blog hop from Evernight I'm learning about alot of new authors. My reading list is getting longer and longer.. Thanks for an awesome contest.


    PS.. I follow evernight on FB

  18. Thank you for such an awesome hop! :)

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

    Facebook “Liked” Evernight! (Marie Haney)

  19. I *like* Evernight on Facebook and now follow your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Facebook: Liked Evernight

    stephstime (at) cox (dot) net

  21. Love the excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway! liked and followed :)

  22. Thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway!


    Rafflecopter name; Dawna Newman

    Liked Evernight's page Dawna Newman


  23. Thanks for the extra contest, Happy Holidays! I have already "Liked" Evernight previously.


  24. Merry Christmas to everyone!!!
    Evernight FB-Michelle Bledsoe

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  25. Followed the blog here and you of FB (already follow EP on FB)

    Happy Holidays and thanks for the great giveaway!

  26. I like EN on FB. Must continue hopping.

  27. Happy holidays! Love the blog hop, my to read list is getting so long.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  28. Thanks for the giveaway. Evernight FB follower.

  29. Liked Evernight on FB and following your blog:)

  30. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays!
    I am stalking you on GFC - K April Holgate
    And I liked Evernight FB - April Holgate

    Thanks for the sexy excerpt to start my day off right!

  31. Thanks for participating in the hop. It sure is fun. :D
    I "liked" evernight on facebook.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  32. Thanks for the opportunity!
    I like Evernight on FB as smknmom Roberta Cash Horn.
    I follow you on GFC as Roberta.
    robertachorn (at)

  33. I liked Evernight on FB and follow via Twitter. I am a huge fan of Evernight and all its authors! Awesome hop! :)

    blu AT mommysreading DOT com

  34. I liked the Facebook page (Cassandra Hicks)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  35. Happy Holidays and thanks for the giveaway.
    Following Evernight FB (Dee Dee)

  36. Thanks for the opportunity. Following, commented and ‘liked’ FB

  37. Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC - Sherry S.
    liked Evernight on Facebook - Sherry Strode
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  38. GFC SheriV
    I like the Evernight FB page.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  39. Thank you for the opportunity!
    Liked on FB
    Jillian DeMarco

  40. Thanks for being part of this awesome giveaway and for the enthralling blurb you posted! I'm a GFC follower as Joder and Liked Evernight on FB as Jody Faltys.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  41. Happy Holidays!

    I liked the Evernight FB page - Donna S

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  42. FB Liked Evernight since the beginning

    Thanks for having another fabulous hop, Evernight

    Happy Holidays

  43. I follow your blog
    I do not have a facebook

  44. Happy Holidays to all and thanks for being part of such an awesome Blog Hop!

    Evernight fan page liked as well as yours :)


  45. the books look good thanks for hop
    GFC kimberly
    liked Evernight on facebook kimberly holgate
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  46. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  47. This is a very fun hop. I'm having a blast. A lot of new to me authors and that mean a lot of books for me!!
    gfc: Julianne
    I "liked" Evernight's fan page.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com


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