Sunday, December 2, 2012

99¢ ebook AND Hot Blog Hop

Happy Sunday Everyone! Welcome to my blog where you can get your dose of contest news, new releases from a couple of hot publishers, as well as inspiring words to keep you going.

Sundays are usually "open" on my blog, but because I'm in the middle of this super hot blog hop, I wanted to share a little fun with you.

Today, and throughout this entire month, you can purchase my Christmas short story from last year, Emmy's Wish, for only 99¢ !!! What a steal!

Here's a sexy little snippet from Emmy's Wish. Following is all the great info about the contests offered by Hot Winter Nights Blog Hop and me!

White Hot Christmas: Emmy's Wish
by Ayla Ruse

Erotic, Hot Flash, Christmas, Elves

Published by Changeling Press

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In Emmy’s Wish, the dear little Workshop Elf, is asking – no, begging - for a huge, um, male for Christmas. All the Workshop Elves are little, and Emmy wants a taste of something more.

Emmy woke up Christmas morning hopeful, excited, and with eyes squeezed shut. She took a deep breath and peeked to her right.
 Damn. No hulking male. Shrugging her shoulders, she bounced out of her bedroom. Her destination: the kitchen, and breakfast. Even though it was still early and not much sunlight filtered in, she didn’t turn on her lights. She’d decorated the high, open beams throughout her cottage with bright, twinkling, multi-colored rope lights, lending a festive glow throughout her home. Dancing a little to make her bell sing as she made her way into the living room, she didn’t pay attention around her, and her leg banged against something solid. Off balance, she fell over the obstacle and landed hard on the floor.
 “Mmm, Merry Christmas to me,” a low, male voice resonated through the room.
 Emmy froze with her forearms on the floor, and her waist caught over what she quickly realized was a male leg.
 “Does that sweet ass come with a face?” the voice inquired seductively.
 Her initial embarrassment fled and excitement poured through her. She pushed up to her hands, turned her head and became speechless at the sight of the male draped across her couch. As she looked up his length, his clothing stood out first. His pants and shirt shimmered a blue and white blend that reminded her of the frozen lakes out back. She smiled at the bulge growing under his pants, but moved her eyes up to his face. Lean yet formidable, his dark skin stood out starkly against so much white. It was difficult to pinpoint under the colored glow in the room, but she’d put his coloring at a light smoky gray. Like the first shadows to fall at dusk. His white hair was long, thick, and shaggy -- not in a derelict way, but more of a blending in with nature kind of way.
She stopped breathing when their gazes locked. His eyes were white, with icy blue irises and a brighter starburst of white for pupils. He tilted his head and her gaze averted to his pointed ears. Elf’s ears. It couldn’t be.
 “You’re an elf?” she asked incredulously.
 He nodded. “I’m a Border Elf.”
 “The ones that protect and patrol the North Pole? I’d heard you guys were ugly.”
 The Border Elf laughed out loud.
 “You are definitely not ugly,” she said hurriedly, teetering on his leg as she worked herself upright. Once on her feet, she didn’t stay there for long. She crawled right up and over the male and straddled his hips as if she’d done so a million times before.
 “Whoa.” He grinned. His blinding smile dazzled her. “What’s this about?”
 “Santa sent you, right?”
 “He did. He told me he had an elf who wanted to play with a Border for a day.”
 She clapped her hands and, raising her head, whispered, “Thank you, Santa.” Looking back into the arresting face of the male underneath her, she said, “You’re my gift. I get to play with you all day!”


You can get your own copy of Emmy's Wish at the unbelievable price of 99¢ right here. (URL:

This book is also available for sale from all the major ebookstores. 

NOW, onto the Hot Winter Nights Hop information. This is a repeat of yesterdays info, so if you stopped by then, skip on down to make your comment for entry in the contests. If this is your first day here, welcome, and read on...

This post is part of Nicole Morgan's Hot Winter Nights Giveaway Hop! This hop runs through December 4. Stop by here each day for something new. Any comment you make on my blog posts dated Dec. 1, 2, 3, and 4, will be entered in two contests. How sweet is that?

Contest #1 - My contest: 1 winner will have their choice of 1 pdf ebook from my backlist (does not include the Nov. releases, sorry). 

Contest #2 - Hot Winter Nights Blog Hop Grand Prize - This prize is worth over $100 in value and includes a $50 Amazon gift card, $10 Bookstrand Bucks, and an ebook prize package including 11 ebooks.

Conditions of the contests: You must comment and you must leave a valid email address. Hint - leave a few spaces in your email to avoid spambots.

A linky list is provided below so you can hop around to visit all the other great authors taking part!

Have a great one, and I'll see you tomorrow!




  1. Thanks for the great giveaway hop! I like spending my winter nights curling up on the couch with my favorite read and some hot chocolate!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  2. Thank you for being a part of the hop. I love a fire going, warm fuzzies, good book, good music and hot chocolate or tea and I am set for the night.

    cmucha @ yahoo . com

  3. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. I like cuddling with my husband in front of a fire.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  4. Emmy's Wish looks fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  5. I love cuddling up with a hot drink & a steamy book! Thanks for the giveaway & being part of this hop!

    JessieL62 at comcast dot com

  6. Cuddling up by the fire is my favorite!
    Thanks for the chance!

  7. nice excerpt

    like to read by the fire

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  8. A hot winter night to me is either sitting by the fire snuggling under a comfy throw just talking or watching a movie with the love of your life…that is heaven! You can’t ask for anything better…

    Thanks for the opportunity to share, meet new authors and perhaps snag new books to read.

    Belinda G
    belgre AT Comcast DOT net

  9. I love to read by the fire with some tea!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. any book i like that thanks for the hop
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  11. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    I love to curl up with a good book during the winter.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  12. Thanks for the excerpt. I love to read in bed.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  13. Thx for the hop stop, looking forward to reading some of your books.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  14. sounds great!!
    Great giveaway!
    Merry Christmas

  15. Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you and yours!

  16. Awesome cover! What I usually do to keep warm is my electric blanket and my four dachies. They are goooood heaters!

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  17. I love when authors look out for readers purses and tell us about deals. The more money I save, the more books I can hoard.