Candy Cane Kink Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Candy Cane Kink Giveaway Hop! This is where you’ll be hopping from blog to blog, entering giveaways to win Christmas and/or Kink prizes! My prize combines a bit of both Christmas and Kink – check out the Rafflecopter to find out what you can win, and how. Then carry on hopping through all the other sites.

But first, I’d like to share a snippet from my Christmas release, Reindeer Games: Cupid, which is a paranormal erotic romance, and comes out on the 17th December. You can find out more about it here, and add it to your Goodreads shelves here.

Chapter One

Cassius Cupid woke with a start, and then sat bolt upright in his bed. Shit, I’m going to be late! was his first thought.

Milliseconds later his brain switched on, and he remembered. He was on holiday. Flopping back onto the warm mattress and pillows with a contented sigh, he smiled. No work for fourteen whole days—it was going to be utter bliss. He stretched, relishing the feeling it created in his sleep-softened muscles. Ahhh…this is the life.

He knew he wouldn’t go back to sleep—hell, it was eight o’clock, which was practically the middle of the day for someone in his profession—so Cassius fell to thinking about how he was going to spend his day, not to mention the several others in front of him. God knew he deserved to relax and have some fun. He’d just emerged from the busiest part of his year, and he was more than ready to do some chilling out.

He enjoyed his job as a postman—he really did—but the Christmas period was a total killer. He idly wondered how many cards and presents he’d delivered over the past few weeks. It didn’t bear thinking about. Once you factored in the festive period itself, the weird few days between Christmas and New Year, and then the flurry of mail that got sent when everyone went back to work properly at the beginning of January, he’d racked up some serious deliveries. And that was before you even thought about his other job—which was for just one day a year, but was arguably more important than the other 364 put together.

Cassius—or Cupid, as he was known to his boss and colleagues in his second, but most important job—was not only a regular postman for the Royal Mail, but also a reindeer. For a single day of the year, Cassius had the supernatural power to transform into one of Santa’s faithful steeds and help pull that famous magical sleigh, delivering presents to excited children the world over.

Therefore, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Cassius really did eat, sleep and breathe deliveries, but not for the next fourteen days. All he planned to do was watch some TV, read some books, maybe go out hiking, meet some friends… basically anything that wasn’t delivering something to someone. Hey, he might even receive something through the post himself—preferably not the usual crap; bills and junk mail. He didn’t hold out much hope.

He lounged in bed for another ten minutes before realising he was lying there just for the sake of it. Being on holiday didn’t have to equal staying in bed all day—and certainly not for someone as active as him. He reached over to his bedside table, grabbed his glasses and put them on. Throwing off his thick duvet, he walked to his bedroom window and peeked out through the curtains, immediately glad of the effective central heating he and his housemate had forked out to have installed the previous year.

The outside world was covered in a thick layer of snow, and Cassius was mightily glad that he wasn’t out delivering letters and parcels. The stuff was treacherous enough without having to carry a heavy bag up and down driveways, paths, and pavements — most of which either hadn’t been cleared, or had been cleared badly, leaving incredibly slippery patches of ground for an unsuspecting postie to come across. God knows he’d gone down enough times, but, much to his relief, nobody had ever seen him do it. He’d always been relatively unharmed—excerpt for his pride, of course—and had been able to scramble back to his feet and carry on.

The eerie silence outside was broken by the rumble of an engine, and Cassius turned his head to look up the street—he lived in a cul-de-sac, so he knew that’s where the vehicle would come from—and watched as a delivery van made its way slowly and carefully down the road. He hoped the driver was sensible enough to try and steer over the thickest parts of the snow—the more people went over and over the same patches, packing it down, the more the road surface resembled an ice rink. And since the cul-de-sac was on a slight hill, it was easy enough to get stuck. He’d seen it so many times—even going outside one time last winter to suggest the driver go down to the bottom of the road, turn around and try reversing up the hill—an almost foolproof plan for vans with rear-wheel drive. He’d gotten a big thumbs-up for that suggestion as the driver finally got to the junction where the road became flat, and went on his merry way.

As the van drew closer to his house, he saw that the driver was a woman. That would explain her cautious driving—he’d never admit it to one of his drinking buddies, but women were far superior when it came to driving in adverse weather conditions. He even thought he’d seen some survey containing statistics that proved it.

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37 Responses to "Candy Cane Kink Giveaway Hop"

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  1. suzanne

    December 14, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Lucy, I loved the excerpt, so much I went and bought the book. I love Christmas stories best. I am intrigued by the van and what will happen.

  2. rubyswan

    December 14, 2012 at 9:24 am


  3. Carmen @ Book Me!

    December 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    That was fun! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the giveaway!
    Happy Hopping!

  4. erma H

    December 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. BJ

    December 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I love it when you share excerpts!!!!!
    Thank you so much!!!

    beejee77 at gmail dot com

  6. Natasha

    December 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. susan platt

    December 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    awesome blog hop

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  8. Natasha Blackthorne

    December 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you for hopping with us. Happy Holidays. 🙂

  9. Emily

    December 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Fantastic giveway, thanks for hosting.

  10. Sebrina C

    December 14, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Hmmmm, a woman driver. I wonder if he’s home alone!
    Thank you very much for participating in the hop and for the chance at your giveaway!
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

  11. Trix

    December 15, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Thanks so much, and happy holidays!


  12. Kerry-Ann

    December 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Oh oh oh!!! YAY! Christmas defo is the best this year! Defo more kink to look forward to! Woop woop!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  13. Carla

    December 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    What a lovely take on shape shifters. I’d gladly take Cupid home…
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  14. JeanMP

    December 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.
    Happy Holidays!
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  15. Diane Sallans

    December 16, 2012 at 12:22 am

    I love the humor in the excerpt!

  16. Kerry Pacious

    December 16, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Thank you for the excerpt! I love these hops because I get to find new books and new to me authors! Happy Holidays

  17. Megan

    December 16, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Great Giveaway!

    Megan x

  18. Amy

    December 16, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Happy Holidays!

  19. Ashley A

    December 16, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Thanks for joining the hop!!
    Ashley A

  20. Josie Hink

    December 16, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I am loving this blog hop and finding new authors I haven’t read yet. Amazing Giveaway


  21. Mary Preston

    December 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I loved this thank you.

    Merry Christmas


  22. Cassandra Hicks

    December 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  23. Rose

    December 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Happy Holidays! that was a great excerpt, thank you for sharing with us.

  24. Cindy Barton

    December 18, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Thank you for the giveaway and for the hop. Happy Holidays!

  25. Kayleen

    December 18, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Happy holidays! Thanks for the give away

  26. Becki S

    December 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Merry Christmas! Thanks for the hop and giveaway.

  27. Jeannie Platt

    December 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you for being part of the hop… Merry Christmas

  28. JessS

    December 19, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Thanks for the giveaway and merry christmas!!

  29. Carol L

    December 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for participating and the excerpt. Happy Holidays.
    Best part of Hopping ? Meeting new Authors and their books.
    Carol L

  30. Larissa Rodgers

    December 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  31. Sherry Johnson

    December 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Happy Holidays,thanks for the chance to win.


  32. kimberly holgate

    December 20, 2012 at 1:02 am

    kink and christmas you cant lose thanks for the hop
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  33. Shadow

    December 20, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Great hop & awesome giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  34. April

    December 20, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I added this book to my TBR list when I saw it on another site…that excerpt makes me want to move it up the list!
    I love doing hops cause I find so many awesome books and new authors to stalk!! Merry Book-mas to me! Merry Kink-mas to one and all!


  35. Beckey

    December 21, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Awesome Post 😉

    Thanks for the great giveaway
    Happy Holidays

  36. Melissa

    December 21, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway.

    Happy Holidays.

    abinormyl AT gmail DOT com

  37. Krysta B.

    December 21, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Love Chapter One 🙂