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Wild Winter

A collection of stories by

Perfect Hero - Cricket Starr
Melissa doesn't believe in magic, but when a video game character she creates crawls out of her new monitor she has to wonder if her opinion wasn't a bit too hasty. Bran is happy to be outside of the computer and wants to stay and make lots of passionate love to his lovely creator. He'll do anything, including setting up a magical Christmas, to prove to Melissa that he is the hero she's always wanted.

Polar Heat- Mary Winter
Studying polar bears is Norwegian scientist Aud Myhre's passion. The leader of an Arctic research team, she stays in the frozen north over the holidays to obtain necessary data, with help from her sexy colleague Svein. She didn't count on a storm trapping them in a cave with no means of warmth except each other. Svein Eide has more insight into the lives of polar bears than anyone knows. To keep Aud safe, he has two choices. Reveal his shapeshifting abilities and lead her back to camp, or find another way to keep her warm. He knows which he'd prefer.

Finding the Light- Liddy Midnight
Dark Mage Moran is mortally wounded in a battle of magickal wills. Seeking a mage to heal him, he instead stumbles into a small village. Moran's work required celibacy. When he awakens in bed with a naked woman, he isn't certain if this is a fevered dream or she is a Yule gift. The widow Enid is the only one with room and time to care for him. No mage, she has only a meager supply of herbs and body heat. Yule is a time of celebration and sex represents the foundation of life.

Unholy Magic- Ravyn Wilde
Franco has loved Tehya almost since the moment they met. But when work calls him away, he realizes he can't return to her, convinced she'd never survive in his world. His wolf didn't agree. Tehya misses Franco, but right now she's got bigger problems. She takes it upon herself to investigate strange vibrations coming from the mountains near her cabin, much to the horror of Franco and her family. After all, she's a mere human as far as they know.

Gift Wrap Optional- TJ Michaels
Melaniece is looking forward to spending a quiet holiday at her vacation home up in the mountains. Expecting to enjoy ripping open gifts with her family, she's surprised when they spring the ultimate present on her Michael Bannon. Could his appearance have anything to do with the strange vampire dreams she's been having lately?Michael is determined not to blow a second chance with the woman he should have loved years ago, even if it means revealing his true nature. Is a good guy willing to be very bad to get what he wants? Hell, yes...including drive Melaniece out of her mind.

Witch s Curse- Myla Jackson
As punishment for using magic unwisely, Catherine Wein, ex-witch, is doomed to spend each year in a different woman's life. It's New Year's Eve and at the stroke of midnight she'll make the switch to another host. Catherine's determined to grab for as much happiness as she can with her remaining hours in Kindra Merlot's body. Enter sexy cop Sam Cade. Dumped by his girlfriend right after Christmas, Sam isn't in the mood to celebrate until he sees the willowy beauty Kindra. Her sensuality and sexual aggressiveness revive his lagging spirits. Is she the one for him or is she another lying, cheating woman like his ex? Will he have more than tonight to find out?

Paperback Editions

January 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: Wild Winter
Author(s): Cricket Starr, Myla Jackson, Mary Winter, T J Michaels, Liddy Midnight
ISBN: 1-4199-5686-8 / 978-1-4199-5686-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU