Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Favorite Things~ Ray Ray's Review Room- Mine By Christmas

If you missed my last post, I've decided a good way to intermingle into the community more (some thing I am terrible at) would be to show my author friends some love by doing reviews beyond the ones I do at Spanking Romance Reviews.

The other thing is somebody (I'm not sure who) started calling me Ray Ray. I'm going with it, but I know when they meet me in person they will be terribly dissapointed because I do not look like or act like a Ray-Ray either. I'm not even sure I look like a Rayanna, but that's a story for a different day.

So Rayanna's (Or Ray-Ray's if you're one of those people) Review Room will take place on Fridays, but I am going to do 2 this week because I was sick this week and read a lot.

Enough with the explanations already!

If you know me, you know there are 2 things I love- A good deal, and a good Christmas Story.

So, when I woke up this morning, I was delighted to see this FREEBIE by Sue Lyndon  (free only until Saturday-take advantage while you can)

Mine By Christmas is a short story collection of Holiday HOTNESS!

The First story, Marry Me in Montana is my favorite by far.
Amy and her fiancĂ©, Jake, are on their way to Florida for their destination wedding when a fierce snowstorm leaves them stranded in Montana. Not only will they miss their wedding, but they'll be spending Christmas over two thousand miles from where they're supposed to be spending the holidays. Even worse, Jake won't bend his old-fashioned rules and consummate their marriage before they say their vows, leaving Amy beyond frustrated. Of course, that doesn't mean she won't try to change his mind...even if the attempt gets her in trouble with her firm handed fiancĂ©.

Jake knows Amy is upset that their carefully laid out plans have been ruined, but he's not about to let her spend the whole time pouting. A good spanking--especially a bare bottom one--will help her settle down. He's not happy their wedding is postponed, and it's taking all his strength to resist the naughty little temptation who keeps winding up over his knee. It's too bad they can't just get married in the middle of the snowstorm...or can they?
OMG- Sue Lyndon knows her way around a good sex scene. As one who has a bad habit of skipping/skimming sex scenes sometimes, this one had me transfixed. Holy Hotness BATMAN!  I loved Jake's old fashioned values and wanting to wait until they were married, and I loved Amy's determination to wear him down in that regard.  There was a line or two that was slightly reminiscent of the famous Big Bang Theory Spanking Scene. I loved it and it made me smile. This is a super short story, at only 35 pages, but the ending made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, which is all I ask from a Christmas Story.

Next Up was Snowed In With Santa


Alana has no choice but to accept the seasonal job as an elf in the local mall, not unless she wants to lose her apartment. She didn't expect the man under the Santa costume, a volunteer named Jared, to be such a hunk, either. But just as the sparks between them fly, Jared tangles with a thief and is escorted out of the mall for violating the manager's 'hands off' policy.

Jared can't believe he was fired from a volunteer job just because he single handedly apprehended a thief in the mall. Worse yet, he won't get to wish Alana a Merry Christmas and ask her out on a date. What he doesn't expect is for her to show up on his doorstep in the middle of a snowstorm . . .
This one, from 2011, was slower for me, maybe it was because all the spanking was mostly erotic, and while nice, I prefer a good punishment spanking over a Funishment spanking any day. But it was full of Mall Santas, and snow storms, and naughty elves, any one of which makes for a good story in my book. Combined, I can't complain. :)

Christmas With The Professor:


Angela can't stop fantasizing about her former Psychology professor, Dr. Taylor. His commanding presence and deep, gravelly voice bring out the submissive girl inside her, the girl she left behind after her last Dom cast her aside. But is Dr. Taylor kinky? When she shows up at his house with fresh-baked Christmas cookies, she attempts to tease the Dom out of him and ends up getting much more than she bargained for - her heart softens to a man for the first time in years. She flees for the safety of her apartment expecting to spend the holidays alone licking her wounds. When an unexpected visitor comes knocking on Christmas morning, will she slam the door and continue to guard her heart? Or will she open herself up to a new year of possibilities?

I had already read this one, about 2 years ago when it first came out, but I gave it a second look, and was amazed to find out that it was only 28 pages. For 28 pages there is some serious character depth and background to the heroine Angela, who has had a heartbreaking submissive past. There was a whole slew of hotness in this one, and it definitely veers farther
onto the BDSM side of the spectrum while still being a fun lighthearted Christmas story.

So there you have it- If you love Chistmas Stories and FREEBIES like me, go snatch this up fast while it is still FREE.