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A Christmas Visit with Eden Bradley and giveaway

Christmas and Kitties with Eden Bradley!

For various reasons, my boyfriend and I hadn’t managed to put up a tree in the few years we’d been living together until last year. We’d both been traveling the previous two Christmases, so this was our first tree together. And to make it even more of an event this was also his very first tree ever!

We kept it fairly small-well, it was just over five feet. I’d actually intended to buy an even smaller tree, sort of ease his way into it, but he chose the tree, and it was perfect. I took him shopping for ornaments that were ‘his’ to make him feel involved, and he actually got excited about having a tree at that point. Our cats were also very excited!

Since my boyfriend had never had a tree, neither had his two nine year-old cats, Sasha and Xev. We also had a kitten who was a year and a half who had never seen a tree, and I was certain Tigerlily would climb it, knock it over and break all the ornaments. We weren’t quite sure what we were in for. There was talk of somehow bracing the tree, hooking it up to fishing line that was screwed into the wall, but I was on deadline, as usual, and we sort of never got around to it.

The tree went up and luckily all the cats wanted to do was sit under it. That, and chew all the bows off the packages. Xev was particularly enamored of the ribbon—she couldn’t leave it alone. But it was so darn cute we let her have at it for a few days. You can see the result of Xev’s ribbon-fest above-and yes, she somehow managed to wind her entire body up in that blue ribbon! It was a very merry Christmas for her! And for us, too. My boyfriend now loves having a tree, which makes me deliriously happy, since it’s just not Christmas to me without a beautiful tree. I’m sure the cats will be in ribbon heaven again this year. Now if we can just figure out where the heck we’re going to put a tree in our new—smaller—apartment…

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On a completely different note, I’m presenting to you a peek at my latest release, EVERSONG, Book Four in my Midnight Playground erotic vampire series. Hmm…maybe I’ll need to write a vampire Christmas story at some point…you never know—it could happen!

EVERSONG

Midnight Playground, Book Four

Eden Bradley

In a realm of dangerously delicious decadence, three lost souls dare to love…

Ever, owner of London’s infamous Midnight Playground, fears the pain of his past and the weight of centuries are pushing him to the edge of insanity. Not even his favorite indulgences—sex, blood, companionship—hold his interest. And he wonders, what’s the point of immortality when life is unbearably empty?

Into the void stumbles trouble.

Kidnapped, Turned against her will then abandoned by a rogue vampire, Mercy Turned the handsome Deo in a fit of loneliness and despair. Now they stand, frightened and confused, before the Vampire Council to be punished for their unintentional crimes. Their fresh innocence, the intensity of their illegal bond, rekindles Ever’s sexual and emotional fire.

The trio forges a connection that’s more than simply a cure for Ever’s lassitude. Its brilliance drives the shadows from his soul…until Mercy is threatened, and he must draw on his darkness to fight for her life. And risk losing his happily forever after to madness.

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CONTEST!

It’s time for giving gifts, so if a very racy romance will put a merry smile on your face, then be sure to enter to win any three e-books from my Samhain back list! You can find them HERE. I’m a huge geek when it comes to my Christmas trees! I buy new ornaments every year—my favorites are those gorgeous, colorful glass ones, and some of my very favorites are my small collection of rubber ducks in Santa hats. They’re just so darn cute! To enter, just tell me about your favorite ornaments, and why you love them so. I’ll choose and announce a winner on December 21st, so be sure to check back!

Meanwhile, you can find me plenty of places online if you’d like to check out my books or chat with me! Visit my websites: www.EdenBradley.com or www.EveBerlin.com or you can come by my group blog, The Smutketeers, where I blog with R.G. Alexander, Crystal Jordan and Karen Erickson.

You can also find me on Facebook.

Thanks so much for having me—and a Merry Christmas to all!

Eden/Eve :)

BIO: The award-winning author of over 30 novels, novellas and short stories, Eden Bradley writes erotic romance for various publishers as both Eden and as Eve Berlin. Stay tuned for her upcoming novels, TEMPTATION’S EDGE and FALLEN ANGEL, out next year, as well as her steampunk series, KYOTO CITY STEAM, and more e-books to come!

Eden aka Eve lives in West Hollywood with her boyfriend, a rather large shoe collection and three spoiled cats.

28 comments to “A Christmas Visit with Eden Bradley and giveaway”

  1. WendyK
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 8:52 am · Link

    Welcome Eden!!!
    WendyK



  2. Leagh
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 9:00 am · Link

    Hey Eden, fancy seeing you over here :) My favorite ornaments are the ones my daughters make me. They are so special and really show how they have grown over the years :)

    Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and spoil those adorable cats as much as possible.



  3. Rachel
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 9:32 am · Link

    My favorite ornaments are the ones I made with my kids. Every year we make a picture ornament. We use alot of glitter, noodles and anything else we can find. I like to look back through the years to see how they have grown.–Rachel



  4. Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 12:11 pm · Link

    Hi Wendy! And Leagh-nice to see you here! Rest assured-our cats are spoiled, as always. *G*
    Rachel-I haven’t made ornaments in ages-I loved it when my God-kids were small. :)
    Eden/Eve



  5. Lisa Collins
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 12:14 pm · Link

    I usually do a themed tree every year. My favorite one was the 2000 Christmas tree. It was done in navy, white and silver for the millennial. But this year I went old school traditional and did green and red with ice sickles. My favorite ornament is a satin green metallic with a quilted pattern over the body. SO PRETTY!



  6. Julie Trani
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 12:22 pm · Link

    My kitty cat ornaments. i have one for each cat I have ever owned:)



  7. annalisa mck.
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 12:30 pm · Link

    My favorite ornaments are the ones I get from Fancy Feast. I’ve been collecting them since 1987 (I only missed a few years when they sold out of them). All the different kitty ornaments look so nice on the tree! +^..^=



  8. Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 12:40 pm · Link

    Lisa-I love a themed tree! One year I did all gold, silver and white-it was so pretty!
    I love anything kitty-related. :)
    Eden/Eve



  9. Kelly Mueller
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 1:16 pm · Link

    Hi Eden.
    Thank you for sharing. Love the kitty pix.
    Favorite ornament? Man, I am not sure. I really like all the hand made gifts from my kid-o



  10. Sue Sattler
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 1:33 pm · Link

    My favorite decorations are the ones that my kids made for me when they were little. Now I am starting to get ones from my grandkids and they will be just as cherished.



  11. Brenda B.
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 1:42 pm · Link

    Hi Eden,

    Happy Holidays! My favorite ornaments are the ones my grandkids made, I love anything from them.



  12. Marika Weber
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 2:30 pm · Link

    Hi Eden! Fancy meeting you over here. ;-)

    We have a six year old so we have Cars, Snoopy, Spongebob and Winne the Pooh on our tree. We don’t do the balls on the tree yet. My mom has always bought my younger brother and myself our own ornament every year so I have plenty. When I got married, my hubby started getting his own, too. So basically, its a mash up of a little bite of everything.

    Merry Christmas Eden and I love the kittie pictures. :grin:

    Marika
    maw1725@gmail.com



  13. June M.
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 3:42 pm · Link

    Some of my favorite ornaments are those with kitties or puppies. I am a huge animal lover and my dogs & cats are always my babies. Btw, I had a cat named Tigerlily until she passed away a few years ago. She, like most of my pets, was an adopted stray.
    Have a wonderful & safe Christmas and New Year.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com



  14. Joder
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 4:01 pm · Link

    Great post and even cuter photos! My cat loves the bows and ribbons too. As to ornaments, I love vintage ones from the 50s like the bubble candles. I also love hand blown glass ornaments. Decorations are my favorite part of the holidays!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com



  15. katsrus
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 4:34 pm · Link

    I have cats too and one loves to chew the tree. Another love to be under it. My cats love the pretty bows. LOL. My favorite ornaments are my cat ones. Every year I try to buy at least one new cat orament. Have been doing this for years so needless to say I now have a cat tree. LOL.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com



  16. Julie comins
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 5:28 pm · Link

    My fav orn of all time was a plain green orn that when I was little my mother had someone write “julie” on it in glue and dip it in sparkles. At some point after high school it disappeared, my sister still has hers and nobody ever admitted to breaking it. Someday I will re-create it. I also loved the german orns that mom inherited. Thlse also disappeared. I think I need to check my skster’s tree
    Julie
    Iread2xs at yahoo dot com



  17. Amber
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 6:10 pm · Link

    My favorite ornaments are the ones that my neice and nephews make me. They mean alot to me because of the effort they put into them and just that there homemade. It seems more meaningful then the store bought ones. Thanks so much!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark@yahoo.com



  18. Jen B.
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 7:53 pm · Link

    I have been collecting ornaments for years so I have quite a few that I love. One of my favorites is a reproduction of one of the carousel horses from the Smithsonian. My daughter and I argue over it every year! She wants it on her tree and I want it on mine!
    jepebATverizonDOTnet



  19. Patricia
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 8:28 pm · Link

    I love unusual and handmade ornaments. Some of my favorites are ones we made or found at craft fairs. I have to split the ornaments with my daughter now as she has own place. So not fun because I don’t want to part with any.

    Hope everyone has a great holiday.
    Patricia
    panthers.ravens@yahoo dot com



  20. Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin
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      · December 19th, 2011 at 9:49 pm · Link

    I love how many animal lovers there are out there-and ohmygosh, Katsrus-a cat tree? Cute!
    Jen-I love carousel horses-must get more for my tree…:)
    Eden/Eve



  21. Ashley Applebee
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      · December 20th, 2011 at 12:39 am · Link

    Merry Christmas Eden!! I love how your kitties help with the holidays!



  22. Chris Bails
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      · December 20th, 2011 at 8:14 am · Link

    ;-)
    I am like you also. I am a huge geek with my ornaments. I have some very special ones. My favorite ones are the ones my kids make. In Kindergarten this year and when my daughter was in Kindergarten they make ornaments at school. Just using a plain blub and painted hands white, put on bulb and teachers painted and turned into 5 little snowmen. They are very cute and I treasure them. My kids also buy me one special ornament every year. They also get to pick out an ornament every year. We have a very full tree. But I can tell you where every ornament is from and who or where we got it.
    :razz:



  23. Jeannie Platt
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      · December 20th, 2011 at 11:26 am · Link

    Hello Eden,
    Love the kitty pictures… I have to say the favoirte ornaments are made by my boys… I know they are made with love and they love seeing them on the tree. We also have a canoe ornament on our tree from Minong, WI which is always upside down to represent family fun times at the lake where my husbands aunt’s canoe overturned and it was so funny. Everyone in his family has a canoe on their tree. Small things make the holidays so much fun and build upon great family memories.



  24. Larena Hubble
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      · December 20th, 2011 at 12:40 pm · Link

    We have a little snow family ornament that is adorable. I also got a really cute teddy bear ornament this year as a gift that I love. Those are a couple of favorites that I can think of off the top of my head. We also have differnet colored ornaments that since we got a big tree for the first time last year I started alternating color themes so each year will be different. :grin:



  25. Ilona
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      · December 20th, 2011 at 12:51 pm · Link

    Hi Eden, my favourite ornament at Christmas time is a musical bell that my husband bought me for our first Christmas as man and wife. It plays Silent Night and is a dark green velveteen with a white satin oval with a lovely little angel playing a violin printed on it.
    It is such a tradition to have it out each Christmas that this year my daughter came over especially to make sure I could have it out of the attic to put on display :D



  26. Shell Bryce
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      · December 21st, 2011 at 6:24 am · Link

    I heard of a tradition of hiding a pickle ornament so I MADE



  27. Shell Bryce
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      · December 21st, 2011 at 6:26 am · Link

    OOOps…. I made one then we used it for years. This years the dog keeps eating ornaments off and there isn’t much interest in the tree from my boys since we are so busy running in every direction thanks to sports and cadets this time of year. My kitties or rather this year kitty pretty much ignores it but when we had our real trees they had more interest.



  28. Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin
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      · December 21st, 2011 at 11:14 am · Link

    I love hearing about all your ornaments! We finally got our tree up last night and it’s beautiful-and packed with ornaments, which is just the way I like it. :)
    So-time to announce the winner of my contest…and the winner is:
    Larena Hubble!
    Congrats Larena-just email me with ‘Lisa Renee Jones blog winner’ in the subject line, and let me know which three of my Samhain books you’d like, and I’ll send them to you right away!
    Happy Holidays, everyone, and thanks to my wonderful host for having me here!
    Eden/Eve :)



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