Excerpt From: CHRISTMAS CURSE
Copyright © MICHELLE M. PILLOW, 2009
Sean sighed. He didn’t know why
Megan hadn’t waited for him before leaving the city. He hoped nothing was wrong.
Then, remembering her stupid superstition about Christmas being bad luck, he
grew nervous. Hopefully, she didn’t try to ditch him over a make-believe curse.
He remembered the first time
he’d seen her, lying on the ground next to him, as they writhed in pain. She had
the most beautiful eyes he’d ever seen and lips that would make a saint fall
from grace. Sean was no saint, in fact far from it, so he’d instantly asked for
her number. To his great surprise, she’d given it to him.
Megan was quite the
woman—smart, well read, witty. She never crowded him. Didn’t follow him around
like a lovesick puppy or call him with suspicions if she hadn’t heard from him
all weekend. In the past, girls assumed he cheated just because he didn’t turn
in a schedule to them. He’d tried to tell them he was a tattoo artist and
artists worked on the weekends if they wanted to make money—long, long hours
that sometimes lasted until dawn. And since he owned the shop, it meant he
worked every weekend.
She had an easiness to her
manners, an easiness he’d watched disappear as the holiday season came upon
them. Oh, and was she damn sexy, sometimes without even realizing it. Just
seeing her walk across the room toward him could make him nearly come in his
jeans. Sean shifted uncomfortably in his seat as he drove faster. Thinking about
her wearing the lingerie he’d gotten her for Christmas was giving him a massive
His was the only car on the
road. The snow had been cleared from the now-dry pavement and was piled along
the edges in long dirty white ridges. He was in for a long drive and he didn’t
want to arrive at Megan’s parents’ house with a raging erection. His heartbeat
quickened as he unbuttoned and unzipped his fly. He found his cock easily in the
boxers, straining and hard. Licking his palm to wet it, he imagined it was
Megan’s mouth taking him in as he stroked himself. How wonderful would that
be—her leaning over the seat, sucking his cock as he drove along this abandoned
highway. Mm, and if she were naked, ass in the air just beyond the reach of his
hand but reflected in the passenger window for the delight of his glancing eyes…
He narrowed his eyes on the
road, concentrating on where he was going. His hand moved faster, building the
ache inside him until it had no choice but to spill over. The car drifted into
the wrong lane but he quickly corrected it. A nervous laugh escaped him as he
redid his pants.
He reached for the radio and
hummed softly to the first song that played. Thoughts of Megan filled him and he
found himself driving a little bit faster. He didn’t believe in curses, let
alone a Christmas curse on Megan. And this year, he was going to make sure she
stopped believing in it too.
4.5* TOP PICK - Night Owl Romance
"Christmas Curse is
well written, but then all her stuff is. Easy to get lost in, it is a
pleasant way to spend sometime one afternoon" - Jan 2010
"4 Blue Ribbons! M&M PRESENTS: CHRISTMAS is a wonderful pair of stories that
will get you in the Christmas spirit, even if it’s not that time of year.
Both stories bring out a little bit of the joy that goes with Christmas, and
are great fun to read. In their own way, both heroines get to have their
dreams come true in a completely different manner. If you are
looking for something light and fun to read, give this one a try.
CHRISTMAS CURSE is funny and cute; and
at times I found myself laughing out loud at the situations he got himself
into to get Megan. He’s completely unaware that she thinks he broke up with
her, and that’s part of what makes it funny at first. This was
a great story that was fun to read and I highly recommend it." Julia,
M&M Presents: Christmas is one of the cutest books I've read lately.
Whether it's Christmas Eve night or the Fourth of July, this book will put a
smile on your face, and have you checking the skies for signs of a jolly fat man
in a red suit and his eight tiny reindeer.
Reviewed By Marissa
© May 2006
"There’s nothing that says Christmas spirit like two hot erotic stories to fire
up your libido, like a hot toddy warming you from the inside out, on these cold
“Trust in the Season”, by Mandy M. Roth
is a fun and sexy story ... This quickie could give even the hardest hearts
reason to “Trust in the Season”.
Curse”, by Michelle M. Pillow is a steamy hot romp...I
think I could make up a curse or two if Sean would come and “cure” it for me! :)
If you’re looking to read a couple of funny, sexy and fast paced Christmastime
quickies with some hot sex scenes, then you won’t want to pass up this
“Christmas” duet by the dynamic duo, Mandy M. Roth and Michelle M. Pillow.
Christine, eCataRomance Reviews
Trust in the Season by Mandy M. Roth
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Heat level: O
in the Season is a perfect story for the holidays.... The love scenes are
hot and intense and sure to please readers who like a little spice in their
stories. Mandy M. Roth has taken a turn from her paranormal writing to pen this
wonderful Christmas tale." - Angel Brewer
Rating: 4 Stars
Heat level: H
"Ms. Roth delivers with great sex scenes and a thoroughly entertaining
courtship... I look forward to more from this series." -
The Christmas Curse
by Michelle M. Pillow
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Heat level: H
"The Christmas Curse is a classic case of mixed signals between this
mixed up couple... This couple will have you laughing at the antics that follow
in this story of hope and miracles. The love scenes are passionate and sensual
and will curl your toes. Michelle M. Pillow has done a wonderful job with this
holiday story." - Angel Brewer
Rating: 4 Stars
Heat level: O
" Ms. Pillow does a great job catching us up to speed with their relationship
and I loved the mix of playfulness and love between the two main
characters...Overall, this a cute holiday story about rejuvenating the holiday
spirit in a very lovely way."
- J.B. DuBose
"4 1/2 FLAMES! THE CHRISTMAS CURSE was an
enjoyable read. I really liked Michelle M. Pillow's use of humor in the story
and how well developed her characters were for such a short story....TRUST
IN THE SEASON packed a lot of story into such a short format and Mandy
M. Roth did a great job with it. It was a good quick read complete with good sex
scenes, some action and of course, love at first sight." Crystal
Trust in the Season by Mandy M. Roth:
"Ms. Roth is a very talented author. This is the first of
her works that I have read but it will
not be the last. Trust in the Season is a heartwarming story of love found
holiday season that is very enjoyable to read."
The Christmas Curse by Michelle M. Pillow:
"Ms. Pillow is a wonderfully talented and creative author. I have read several
books and enjoyed them all greatly. The Christmas Curse is a terrific story that
recommend to any romance fan..."
Susan White, Coffee Time Romance
THE ROMANCE STUDIO
"4 hearts! M&M Presents: Christmas is
another excellent duo to read around the holidays or when you want to recapture
the holiday spirit. Mandy Roth and Michelle Pillow make the holidays extra fun
and I can't wait for their next holiday story."