Mistletoe Kisses and other stories– a Secret Library collection
Mistletoe Kisses by Justine Elyot
It’s not going to be a merry Christmas for Bella Kay. Spending the festivities at a rambling country house owned by Piers, the partner of her overbearing mother, she’s having to pretend her fiancé is in Dubai, rather than ruin the party mood by admitting they’ve split up. Into this complicated atmosphere comes Guy, Piers’ son – a gorgeous police detective with a penchant for absolute honesty and lust-fuelled mistletoe kisses. As the snow falls, things begin to heat up between Bella and Guy. Is this finally her chance to have the Christmas – and the man – she really wants?
Christmas Rendezvous by Elizabeth Coldwell
When Juliette Milner is invited to spend Christmas in Bruges with her ex-boyfriend, Dale, she thinks an old flame is about to be rekindled. But Dale’s invitation isn’t all it seems, and Juliette finds herself stranded alone in this beautiful city. A chance conversation with a barman leads her to the bed and breakfast run by his brother, Laurens, who has a room to rent thanks to a last-minute cancellation. And as she finds herself growing closer to Laurens on a sightseeing tour of the city, Juliette realises she might have a special Christmas rendezvous after all …
Midwinter Heat by Sallyanne Rogers
Lucy couldn’t be happier with her Saturday pitch, giving Tarot readings at Waterleigh Bridge market. The stallholders are friendly, market manager Toby is cute and charming, and she has the hots for brooding tattoo artist, Jon. When Toby organises a seasonal Fayre, celebrating an old-fashioned English Christmas experience, it seems like a great way to boost the market’s flagging sales. But Lucy begins to suspect something sinister behind Toby’s drive for traditional values. When her worst fears are confirmed, can Jon help her scupper Toby’s plan, or is she simply placing herself in more danger by confiding in this sexy but troubled bad boy?
Elizabeth Coldwell joined Xcite Books in 2011. Formerly the editor of the UK edition of Forum magazine and co-founder of the Guild of Erotic Writers, she has been writing erotic fiction for over twenty years and her work has been widely published in the UK and US. She enjoys writing across the spectrum of erotica genres, from m/m space opera to girl/girl messy fun, vanilla to BDSM, paranormal to contemporary.
Justine Elyot is the author of the Black Lace title On Demand as well asThe Business of PLEasure and Meeting Her Match. HEr fiction is published by Black Lace, Xcite and Cleis Press. She likes to explore the dark side of desire in her writing. She lives by the sea.
Gwennan Thomas has twenty years’ experience as a writer and editor in the book and magazine publishing business. Mentored by Xcite author and editor-in-chief Elizabeth Coldwell, she started out as a regular contributor to Erotic Stories magazine, and co-founded the Guild of Erotic Writers. She previously worked on the original Black Lace and Nexus imprints and joined Xcite as an editor in summer 2012.