Jingle Bell Blog Hop! – Paige Tyler – New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Jingle Bell Blog Hop!

There’s a blog hop this weekend, and you know what that means. Hot hunks, cool prizes and sexy excerpts! You could win some very sexy books, including my naughty Christmas-themed story SEXY SECRET SANTA!

Hope you enjoy the excerpt from my sexy new Christmas romance, SANTA’S WAYWARD ELF, available from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid! And after you read it, don’t forget to check out my hot Christmas hunk!

And if you’re looking for some more hot books to curl up with, check out my website at www.paigetylertheauthor.com for lots of steamy excerpts, including my hot cowboy menage AND THE RANCH HAND MAKES THREE the sequel to my bestselling KARLEIGH’S COWBOYS, as well as my sexy new BDSM romance, SUBMISSION BECOMES HER!

Being one of Santa’s elves isn’t all sugar plums and candy canes.

At least not for Sosie. Taller than the other elves, she’s always had a problem fitting in at the North Pole, so when the transport sled she’s on breaks down in New York City on Christmas Eve, she can’t resist slipping away to explore the world of the “big people.” While she’s having fun, the transport sled takes off, leaving the naïve elf stranded.

Fortunately, handsome police detective Derek Clayton comes to her rescue, offering to let her stay at his apartment. Having heard horror stories about the big people, Sosie is both surprised and relieved to meet such a kind, sweet man. Not to mention one so gorgeous and well-built.

Even though Sosie expects the North Pole to send out a search party any day, she finds herself falling for Derek. She desperately wants to tell him she’s an elf, but knows he’ll never believe her. When the lies and omissions start to pile up, Derek can draw only one conclusion—Sosie is working for the mob boss he’s been after for years.

Just when things seem like they can’t get any worse, the chief of elfin security shows up to drag Sosie back to the North Pole. How is a runaway elf supposed to overcome a determined security elf, dangerous mobsters and a suspicious boyfriend all while keeping her pointed ears a secret?


By the time the party wound down a few hours later, Sosie was more aroused from her fantasies than she’d ever been in her life. She was an elf in lust and nothing was going stop her from getting Derek into bed with her tonight. She didn’t care how much of a gentleman he was, there was no way he was sleeping on the couch again. In fact, if she had her way, he wasn’t going to be sleeping at all.

After they got back up to his apartment, however, her confidence faltered. But then she thought of the frustrated night she would assuredly have ahead of her if she didn’t proposition Derek, and how much she would regret it when she left.

Taking a deep breath, she turned to face him. “I had a great time at the party. It was very nice of you to invite me.”

He grinned. “I’m glad you came. I had a good time, too.”

Sosie nibbled on her lower lip. Okay, it was now or not at all. Time to be a bold elf. She looked up at him. “You know, I feel awful about putting you out of your bed again. I was thinking maybe you might want to sleep with me tonight.”

He studied her in silence, his dark eyes unreadable. Sosie held her breath as she waited for him to say something. What if Tracee and Linda had been wrong? What if Derek wasn’t as “into her” as they’d thought?

“If I share the bed with you, Sosie,” he said softly, “sleeping is the last thing either of us will be doing.”

She gave him what she hoped was a flirtatious look. “Good. Then the mistletoe won’t go to waste.”

His mouth curved into a grin at the tiny sprig of greenery dangling from her fingers. “Mistletoe, huh?”

“I thought I could put it wherever I want you to kiss me.”

He chuckled. “Honey, you don’t need mistletoe for that. I’ve spent the past two hours fantasizing about kissing every inch of you.”

Her pulse skipped a beat. “You have?”


Cupping her face in his hand, he bent his head to cover her mouth with his. This time, there was no hesitancy in the kiss. This time, his mouth moved over hers with an urgency that left her breathless, and she had to cling to his shoulders to keep from melting as his tongue plunged into her mouth to take possession of hers. It was as if he couldn’t seem to get enough of her. The desire was mutual. She couldn’t get enough of him, either.

With a groan, Derek swung her up in his arms and strode toward the bedroom. She’d never had a guy do something so romantic before—mainly because she was always taller than the elf guys she’d slept with—but she decided it was very hot.

Once beside the bed, Derek set her on the floor, letting her slide slowly and deliciously down his body. Arms still looped around his neck, she pulled him down for another kiss. This time, she was the aggressor, her tongue seeking his and exploring every inch of his tasty mouth.

Derek groaned and ran his hands down her back to firmly cup her ass through the tight jeans she wore. She murmured her appreciation against his mouth as he pulled her more tightly against him. His erection strained against his jeans, pressing into her tummy. Mmm. Well, that answered the question as to whether he was well built everywhere. It felt as if he had a huge candy cane hidden in there.

Suddenly impatient to see how well built, Sosie ran her hands down his chest to the bottom of his shirt and urgently pushed it up. Derek must have thought she needed some help because he reached back and pulled it over his head to toss it on the floor.

She’d thought getting a glimpse of him without a shirt last night had been a treat, but seeing all that sculpted muscle up close was even better. Figgy, he was gorgeous.

5 Hearts from Sizzling Hot Books!

“Sosie is an elf that has never really fit in at the North Pole, so she decides to try the South Pole. But, when the sled she is on has trouble, she is enchanted by the city lights, the BP world (Big People) and wanders away. Needless to say, the sled takes off without her and she is stranded in the city. Sosie is a charming character. She knows only what has been shown on the local North Pole news about the big world and so while a little bit knowledgeable, her innocence and naivety are absolutely charming and funny.

Derek is a detective with the NYPD and when he finds Sosie, he can’t just let her venture about on her own. Taking her home may have been the best decision he’s ever made or it may turn out to be the worst when things start to fall apart. Derek is definitely an alpha male, but a gentleman with a heart of gold who likes to help women in trouble.

I have to admit that I read Santa’s Wayward Elf in one sitting – I couldn’t walk away from Sosie. This is one of the most unique, sweet and yet still sensual holiday stories I have read in a long time. There wasn’t a slow point to be found in Santa’s Wayward Elf as Paige Tyler weaves for us remarkable characters within a fairytale life that really embraces the Christmas spirit and spreads it to everyone that touches the pages!”

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Leave a Comment:

Nancy says December 9, 2011

Please enter me in this contest. Thank you. npl42011@hotmail.com

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story says December 9, 2011

Wow…hot! I love that excerpt!! Give me more!!! Haha, and that picture that you posted..mmhmm, definitely compliments the post.XD

Haha, have a happy holidays, Paige!

j. barrett says December 9, 2011

happy holidays to all


Amy S. says December 9, 2011

Sounds great! Merry Christmas


cheralyn says December 9, 2011

Great excerpt! Merry Christmas! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Christine Merritt says December 9, 2011

Oh my lucky Sosie! Thank you for the excerpt.

Happy Holidays!

Barbara says December 10, 2011

GREAT excerpt! LOVED the pic!! 😉 Happy Holidays!


shadow_kohler says December 10, 2011

Great story! Thanks for all of the fun! Cant wait to read your story! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Jacki C. says December 10, 2011

That was a great excerpt. I loved it.

Cathy M says December 10, 2011

A perfect little Christmas story, Paige. Congrats on those wonderful reviews, and happy holidays.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Krysykat says December 10, 2011

Thanks for the excerpt, also I hope that Christmas Lights guy didn't burn his junk 😉


Tammy says December 10, 2011

I want more of that wonderful eye candy. love the excerpt. Happy holidays.

Shari says December 10, 2011

You have some very lovely covers Paige, this is such an awesome way to discover new authors, my TBR list continues to grow and several of your books have been added.
Thanks and Happy Holidays!

WildAboutBones says December 10, 2011

What a great use for Christmas lights. Very nice eye candy. Thanks for the excerpt and the opportunity to win.
WildAboutBones at gmail dot com

WakeAngel says December 10, 2011

Great excerpt….I'm hooked! I so need to read the book to see how things go now!:-)

flchen1 says December 10, 2011

What a fun premise for a story, Paige! Thanks for the holiday fun!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

joder says December 10, 2011

Oh man, did you have to stop there? Great excerpt and a story that I'd love to get my hands on. Thanks for posting and Happy Holidays!

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

elaing8 says December 10, 2011

Great excerpt.Thanks for sharing.
Happy Holidays

Nancy G says December 10, 2011

Great excerpt…want to read more. I sense a book binge coming on! Thanks for the warm up.


PhyllisC says December 11, 2011

Thanks for sharing the excerpt and the picture.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Merry Christmas

pnc07 (at) aol (dot) com

marybelle says December 11, 2011

Thank you for the excerpt. My Christmas lights never look THAT god.


DrkCherry says December 11, 2011

Great excerpt. Happy Holidays.


*yadkny* says December 11, 2011

Would love to read more!

Happy Holidays!!!


Rebecca says December 11, 2011

Love, love, love the excerpt! Happy holidays! 🙂

fcammer2 says December 11, 2011

thanks for the contest! Happy Holidays!

Joanne says December 11, 2011

Great excerpt. Makes me want to read more. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy holidays.


lindseye says December 11, 2011

Love all the eye candy.
linze_e at hotmail.com

Criss says December 11, 2011

Congrats on your reviews! Sexy picture, now why cant i have him instead of a Christmas tree, i would give him lots of presents! Lol! Thank you for such a wonderful excerpt. Happy Holidays! rshereifa at yahoo dot com

Terri says December 11, 2011

I love the excerpt and want to read the whole story! This one is on my list. 🙂

books4me says December 11, 2011

thank you for the excerpt. Sounds like a fun, HAWT read!!!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

Beth Williams says December 11, 2011

Great excerpt, thanks for sharing!

shadow_kohler says December 11, 2011

Great excerpt! Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Tonya says December 11, 2011

Wow! Sounds great! Thanks!

June M. says December 11, 2011

Happy Holiday! Thanks for the excerpt. One question: Where did you get the lights? I definitely want some of those, lol.
June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

BookAttict says December 11, 2011

Thanks for the excerpt, the giveaway AND the eye candy!


Nay Nay says December 11, 2011

Happy Holidays Paige!
Thanks for sharing. I love the eye candy you always seem to find. <^_^>
You make my day.
reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

Pamk says December 11, 2011

great excerpt. Happy Holidays.
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

Na says December 11, 2011

Wishing you a wonderful holidays! Thank you for the snippet 🙂

Na S.

Rae M. says December 11, 2011

Ooh, Well now I have to read this so I can find out what happens! So thanks for the snippet. The man tangled in lights certainly didn't hurt either!

So really thanks for both.

Eva's Flowers says December 12, 2011

I love the string of lights, oh and the man entangled in them is not that bad either, the lights bring out the color in his eyes don't you think 😉 Thanks for the excerpt, love Christmas stories!


Bookwyrm369 says December 12, 2011

Thanks for the sexy excerpt 🙂

smaccall AT comcast.net

Anonymous says December 12, 2011

Thank you for the look into Derek and Sosie's story. lisagk(at(yahoo(dot)com

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