By Laura Kaye
With just a week until Christmas, I’ve got holiday traditions on the brain! And since my debut Decadent title, Just Gotta Say, features a foursome, I thought I’d share four holiday traditions I love and my family and I observe. *winks*
Ornaments That Tell a Story. This was a tradition I learned from my mom. Growing up, we bought an ornament on every vacation, and as an adult, I continued that tradition. I also buy ornaments to mark special occasions, favorite things, or places my husband and I have worked (university ornaments, for example). I give my kids a special ornament every Christmas, and I plan to give them those ornaments when they marry as a start for their own trees. When I look at my decorated tree, I see stories, and I love that. Unpacking ornaments each year is a walk down memory lane.
PJs on Christmas Eve. LOL This was another one I learned from my mom. The funny thing is, receiving an early gift of pajamas on Christmas Eve did not thrill me when I was a kid. Who wants clothes when there are toys to be had? However, as a mom, I now love this tradition. And, yup, I’m now tormenting my own children with new PJs on Christmas Eve. It makes for good Christmas morning photos, and I have to believe one day they’ll cherish this tradition the way I do now. *grins*
Milk and Cookies for Santa. We also leave carrots for the reindeer, of course. What I like about observing this tradition is it means the kids still believe in Santa Claus. Before dinner time on Christmas Eve, they start reminding me we need to get the milk and cookies ready for Santa. So, say it with me: WE BELIEVE!
Red Panties for Luck. Christmas doesn’t own all the fun traditions. Here’s one for New Year’s. Want to have good luck in the new year? Want to get lucky on New Year’s? Wear red panties on New Year’s Eve! I learned this the first time I traveled to Italy, where this tradition is widely observed. So, for me, this tradition is a twofer—I get the luck and the memory of Italy. What could be better?
So, what’s one of your favorite holiday traditions? I love hearing how other families celebrate this time of year.
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Thanks for reading! And Happy Holidays!
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About Just Gotta Say:
Callie Davis stumbles upon two of her three male roommates in a surprising, molten-hot midnight tryst and discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. Desire to play with them grips her, and she can’t stop fantasizing about having multiple men, particularly her three long-time best friends.
Callie is thrilled when a guys’ night out gives her the perfect opportunity to recreate her fantasy, with the help of a threesome porn video and a bag of sex toys. That is, until Lucas, Jack and Noah return early and catch her in the act. More than anything, the guys want to make her fantasy come true. But Callie has a secret, and she can’t help wondering if being with all three men will risk the future she’s always wanted with one of them.
As three strong sets of hands caress and undress her, Callie surrenders to desire, because sometimes you just gotta say...yes.
A multi-published author of paranormal, contemporary and erotic romance, Laura Kaye’s hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong. Laura is the author of the bestselling contemporary romance HEARTS IN DARKNESS and the bestselling and award-nominated paranormal romance FOREVER FREED. JUST GOTTA SAY is Laura’s third published book and debut erotic romance. Her fourth book, contemporary fantasy romance NORTH OF NEED, is the first in a 4-book series and releases November 1. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.