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…
Midnight Playground, Book Four
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.
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!
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.