Countdown to Christmas with Erik

5 days and counting

Thank you for hosting me today, Andrew. I’ve enjoyed all the wonderful holiday stories you have been posting this month. They are fun and heartwarming—exactly what Christmas is all about.

DW_Pips boxing day wish_MDMy name is Erik and you may remember me from PIP’S BOXING DAY WISH, one of Deanna Wadsworth’s THE NAUGHTY NORTH POLE books which tells the story of how my boyfriend Pip and I became a couple. We first met in MS. CLAUS’S LIST when I signed up to spend Christmas Eve in Ms. Claus’s chambers. When I wrote my name down, I had no idea I would find the love of my life that day, or that he would be a man. But hey, this is the North Pole and Lord Claus is full of magic. He always knows what we want, not just for Christmas, but he knows the deepest desires of our heart.

I am the lead reindeer handler at the North Pole stables and this time of year we are insanely busy. Lord Claus—I can’t bring myself to call him Santa, that seems too informal—has two types of reindeer. The earthbound ones we use for manual labor at the Pole. Then we have the flyers. I think their name says it all. They are the reindeer that help Lord Claus travel around the world in one night delivering toys to all the good boys and girls. Their flight speed in incalculable in human time measurements, but let me tell you this, they have a voracious appetite. We feed them a special blend of, oats, protein supplements, sugar, and….well? I can’t give away all of our secrets. LOL

With less than a week before Lord Claus’s ride, my crew and I are busy getting the main team ready and three back-ups. We have never needed to rely on a back-up team, but I am a cautious elf. I don’t like to take chances. I was quite cautious when I first met Pip, as well. But now, two years into our relationship, I have learned to completely trust him. When an elf like me comes home, the last thing he wants to do is make more decisions. With Pip, I trust him so completely that I can just sit back and let him run the show—both in and out of the bedroom.

In fact, my lover tells me that he has a surprise for me on our anniversary—Christmas Eve—and I cannot wait. Pip is an inventive little guy.

Medium RudolphTo find out what happens, check out this link, Naughty North Pole Book 4.5

If you are enjoying his blog series, catch a list of all the dates HERE. This Monday there will be a new post at Silvia Violet’s blog by one of the elves who works with Pip. His name is Jimmy and it doesn’t matter what I say, he and Pip always seem to be in some sort of disagreement. Hopefully the Christmas spirit will make them nice to each other, but I’m not banking on it. My little peppermint Pip can be quite stubborn.

Please enter to win the first three NAUGHTY NORTH POLE books and a $20 Amazon gift card in the entry box below, before you go.

Then check out this exclusive excerpt from FUN & GAMES WITH RUDOLPH just for Andrew’s readers. The scene is where Lars asks me a very important question. I don’t think he likes my answer, but it is the truth.

Merry Christmas! And if you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Lord Claus in this sleigh this Christmas Eve, take a moment to remember all the hardworking elves who helped him get there. We love helping him spread Christmas cheer!

~Erik

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FUN & GAMES WITH RUDOLPH

Naughty North Pole Book Four

By Deanna Wadsworth

Blurb:

Medium RudolphLars is the sarcastic elf who runs Santa’s Mail Department and he follows the dating rule of “no repeats”. But lately he’s been having a romantic textlationship with another elf, via the dating app Elf4Elf. When his cyber boyfriend goes AWOL after a misunderstanding, Lars realizes too late that there is more to life than sex, work, and cookies.

On Christmas Eve, Santa asks Lars to personally deliver a gift to Rudolph—a former reindeer handler who left the North Pole because of a misunderstanding. Rudolph lives on the secluded Sugar Plum Ridge and the only way to get there is by sleigh. Lars just can’t get a break!

When a sudden blizzard forces the two elves to hole up in Rudolph’s cabin, will they find a way to make their own fun and games or will one surprise ruin it all?

One thing is certain: after this night, they both will believe in the magic of the Naughty North Pole!

EXCERPT:

While Ivan and Erik set up my sleigh, working efficiently with the leather straps and the numerous buckles and harnesses, the bells on the open sleigh jingled happily. I leaned against a hitching post, admiring their strong Dökkálfar bodies. Despite the cold, neither of them had coats on and Erik had his sleeves up, revealing large, hairy forearms.

Interesting. He must have shaved for our one night with Ms. Claus.

Pity. I loved a hairy man.

As Erik bent over, revealing the slight bulge of his junk below a perfect ass, my mind wandered to whether or not he was versatile. Did he let Pip fuck him? Now that would be fun to watch. Somehow, I couldn’t imagine it, though. Pip was probably the one taking that chocolate load.

“All set,” Ivan announced, drawing me out of my fantasy as he handed me the reins.

When Ivan smiled it lit up his rugged face and made him cute as a damn button. He even had the start of a beard on his chin. Once I got back from this errand, I’d definitely come looking for him. Hopefully, he had a friend or two who would want to join us.

“Thanks,” I said, giving him a wink. He blushed a little and I grinned.

Yeah, I still got it.

“Now, do you have any questions?” Erik asked as I situated myself in the driver’s seat.

“Just one,” I said, struck with an overwhelming burst of curiosity. “Are you bored?”

Erik frowned. “It’s a couple hours to launch time. I don’t have time to be bored.”

I shook my head. “No, with Pip. One man every day. Two whole years with no variety in the sack. Monogamy.” I shuddered at the word and repeated my question more slowly. “Are. You. Bored?”

A dreamy expression crossed Erik’s sharp features. “You spent the night with Pip. You know he’s a pretty inventive little fellow. I can tell you, our life is anything but boring. It just keeps getting better. Why do you ask?”

I should have expected such a phony-baloney answer.

Couples. They really are disgusting.

I shrugged. “Just curious.”

“Are you thinking about settling down?”

I made a disgruntled scoff. “No way. Why would I want that?”

Erik lifted his brows as if he did not believe my bravado.

Bristling under his knowing look, I asked, “So do you let Pip fuck you with that little peppermint stick of his?”

His face turned red and he scowled when Ivan sniggered. “That is not any of your business, Lars.”

I laughed right out loud. “Well, that answers that! Never would’ve pictured Erik as a big ol’ nelly bottom, eh, Ivan?”

The other elf buried a guffaw and Erik glowered at him.

“Now me, on the other hand….” I left my statement hanging with promise for Ivan, pleased by the interest sparkling in his dark eyes. Yeah, I wouldn’t mind sampling whatever candied delicacies this guy had to offer when I got back.

Wearing a sarcastic grin, Erik gave Lula a hard slap on the rump. “Have a safe trip, Lars.”

The animal lunged forward, jerking both the sleigh and her harnessmate. I almost fell from the bench. After I righted myself, I glared at Erik. “Touchy, touchy.”

With a smug grin, he sauntered off. Ivan offered me a shy smile and waved goodbye, hurrying to catch up with his boss.