My fellow Winter Warmers author Tilly Hunter has also agreed to share a few details about what her characters were doing the day before her story, "Twenty-Four Surprises," takes place!
Sam is busy putting all Tom’s chocolates into the calendar in the right order while he’s working late; twenty-four melt-in-the-mouth delights that she has just bought from their local deli-cum-confectioners. She’s carefully considered the flavours Tom likes best and is pleased with herself for coming up with the idea of home-made Advent calendars for each other. But she’s worried Tom might not be taking it as seriously as she is. She’ll probably get twenty-four squares broken off a bar of Dairy Milk. Oh well, it’s the thought that counts.
Meanwhile, Tom is very glad that since he owns his own business, he can access whatever he likes on the computers at work. But only after the rest of the staff have left. He has twenty-four photos to print off so he can fold them up and hide them behind the Advent calendar’s doors to represent the implements he plans to use. Some of the pictures are on his phone – taken over the past week of all the seemingly innocent items he’s found at home that can be put to other uses. Others are a matter of revisiting the online stores he’s shopped at over the past couple of weeks. I bet Sam has no idea I’m putting this much effort in, he thinks, she’s probably expecting me to forget altogether. Well, he’s going to make this Advent special for her – with some benefits for himself, of course. She’s probably forgotten all about the drunken conversation in which she confessed she wanted him to spank her and went into some detail of how she’d like it to happen. Tom’s looking forward to warming her backside on his own terms, if he can just keep up his stern Victorian gentleman act without bursting out laughing.
Story blurb: When Sam suggests that she and Tom make Advent calendars for each other instead of buying them off the shelf, she has tasty chocolates in mind. But while she fills Tom’s with twenty-four treats from their local deli, he is planning something completely different. Something that is going to fulfil a tipsy confession Sam made about her desire to be spanked, and which will test the limits of her patience.
Author bio: Tilly Hunter is a British writer and editor with a wicked imagination and a fondness for quirky stories that usually involve rope. Her work has been published by Xcite Books, House of Erotica, Storm Moon Press, Ryan Field Press and MLR Press. She blogs at tillyhuntererotica.blogspot.co.uk and offers editing services to authors at www.tillyhunter.co.uk. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found halfway up a mountain, or curled up by her imaginary fireside with some knitting and a slice of cake.
You can read Tilly's story, mine ("Filled With Christmas Spirit"), and many others in Winter Warmers, which is available from Amazon US, Amazon UK, All Romance, and many other e-book distributors. It's also available in paperback!