Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ring in the Christmas cheer with Dianne Hartsock and her new release: MERRY CHRISTMAS, SHELTON

Hello everyone! Please give a warm welcome to the wonderful and very talented Dianne Hartsock! Today she is sharing with us the inspiration behind her upcoming release Merry Christmas, Shelton

Dianne: Before I get into the reasons for writing this particular holiday story, I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! For me, the Christmas season has always been a time for family and friends and laughter. I've worked most of my life in retail, and even my customers seem to be in happier moods and go out of their way to be extra kind to each other during this month. (Of course, I don't see this phenomenon until after Black Friday!)
So when Breathless Press announced they were accepting Christmas stories, I jumped at the chance to write one about my favorite couple, Shelton and Nevil. I've been writing their story for about a year and a half now, and wanted to make sure they found their way to a Merry Christmas this year.
Their last book, SHELTON'S HOMECOMING, ends with my two men becoming engaged. Now, I didn't want the happy occurrence of their wedding to take place at Christmas time. But what would be big enough to make them postpone the happy day, but not ruin Shelton's Christmas completely? He really wants to marry his true love!
Well, I came up with a few ideas that I think work well in this holiday story. I'll leave it up to you to let me know how I did!

Merry Christmas, Shelton

m/m erotic holiday
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 Blurb:Can Shelton and Nevil overcome the obstacles of a blizzard, a baby, and one hot redhead and find their way to a merry Christmas?

Shelton and Nevil have rented a cozy cabin in the mountains in which to spend the Christmas holiday. Tree is lit. Presents sparkle. Shelton anticipates a very merry Christmas indeed. But then a blizzard springs up, landing a sexy redhead on their doorstep looking like trouble in a pretty package.

Tommy brings a message for Nevil, but when he first hits on Shelton in the shower, then offers to drive Nevil to his sister's side while she has her baby, Shelton begins to wonder just how this mixed up Christmas is going to end.


Shelton snuggled into the soft quilts, safe and warm while the wind howled against the thick walls of the cabin. A stray gust blew down the chimney, causing the flames to dance and crackle behind the screen. Firelight flickered on the ceiling and Shelton watched it mingle with the blue and green reflections from the Christmas tree in the corner.

 The clock on the mantle chimed midnight and he smiled. Christmas Eve. Nevil snorted and moved restlessly and Shelton rolled to his side, spooning up against the sleek body that even after two and a half years together could still drive him crazy with need. His darling sighed and settled back into sleep, and Shelton nuzzled his neck, pleasantly sore and sated from their earlier lovemaking.

 His face heated as he recalled the things his lover had done with him. Shelton pressed his forehead into his darling's shoulder blade, slightly embarrassed even though Nevil slept and didn't see him. They'd spent the day cross-country skiing, then returned to the cabin and warmed up in the shower. Afterward, they sipped a bottle of wine in front of the fireplace.
 Nevil had stolen a candy cane from the tree. "Desert," he explained, settling into the quilts with an arm across Shelton's bare shoulders. Shelton watched the red and white stripes disappear between his lover's perfect lips and his dick thickened. Nevil caught his rapt gaze, leaned over, and gave him a peppermint kiss.

 "Taste?" he asked and held the candy to Shelton's lips. Shelton caught the cane between his teeth and his darling gasped slightly as he sucked with purpose on the sweet end. "Oh, lord," Nevil said, sounding breathless, and pushed Shelton down and straddled him. His hard cock pushed against Shelton's stomach when he stretched across him and licked at the cane still caught in his lips.

Removing the candy, Nevil gave him a deep, lingering kiss, then pulled back, a gleam of mischief in his eyes. "I know somewhere else I'd like to stick this," he confessed and gave the candy a provocative lick.
Shelton blinked, though he shouldn't have been surprised by anything Nevil's wicked imagination suggested. "I'm not sure..."

His sweetheart chuckled, but his voice was a caress when he bent to Shelton's ear and whispered, "Let me pleasure you, love."

 Dianne Hartsock



  1. Thanks so much for having me over, Megan! Merry Christmas!

    1. You are very welcome! Congratulations on your new release! :-) It was a pleasure having you.