Dec 26

Jingle Bells & Holiday Tales – Kelli Scott

Win a  digital copy of HOLIDAY HANGOVER

I hope you had yourself a naughty little Christmas.

I didn’t expect much in my stocking this holiday season on account of good ol’ Santa Claus and his naughty and nice prerequisite. What a killjoy. I’m not saying I steal candy from babies or routinely park in a handicap spot. No. But I have my vices. Don’t feign innocence, you know you have weaknesses too. Me, I write kinky books. You don’t have to confess your sins.

Besides, the holiday season is all about being wicked.  We attend parties with fat pills of decadent food so gluttonous the recipes are only unleashed once a year. I string up blinking red lights until my house resembles Santa’s little whorehouse. We chug hot toddy cocktails that leave us hung over and forgetful of stealing a kiss from the neighbor’s bad boy son who’s on probation for grand theft auto. Maybe that’s just me.

My point—why not embrace the excess of the season? Eat that cookie. Swig that “spiced punch” *wink*. Buy yourself an after Christmas present. You deserve it. But if your hubby blames me for maxing out your credit card, I don’t know you.

Here is my favorite warm holiday beverage. And the pleasant scent of it might even cover up the smell of dinner burning. The alcohol will make your guests not care about the food anyhow. If you’re serving New Year’s brunch—heck—it has apple and orange juice. The booze might make your family more tolerable.

Pour 2 quarts apple cider, 1 orange (with peel) cut into quarters, 6 whole cloves, 4 cinnamon sticks, 1 quart orange juice into a kettle and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Simmer 30 minutes. Add ½ cup of rum (or as I call it, Yum!). Serve in punch cups or coffee cups or Styrofoam cups (it’s all good).


What naughty-toddy-yummy-decadent-to-die-for treat do you look forward to every holiday season?* And it doesn’t have to be edible. It can be Jimmy Stewart in It’s A Wonderful Life. It can be a kinky Christmas book. Speaking of erotic holiday stories (ho ho ho), here’s the blurb for Holiday Hangover.

All work and no play has left Jane a very dull girl indeed. When she’s not working her day job, she’s spending any free time toiling for the benefit of her neighbors as the president of her condo association. At the annual holiday party, her Secret Santa gives her a basket full of naughty sex toys, someone’s inappropriate joke at her expense. Next thing Jane knows, she’s waking up in a strange bed with very little memory of the night before.

Sprawled across red satin sheets with a pounding headache and throbbing private parts, Jane struggles to recall whose bed she’s in before her new bed buddy finishes showering. Bits and pieces of memory come back to her, but the recollections don’t comfort, only confound her. It seems she’s going to have a merrier Christmas than she was anticipating.



Have a Happy New Year! And come visit me anytime.




*One lucky commenter will win a digital copy of HOLIDAY HANGOVER, winner will be selected using random.org on 12/29.

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  1. Angie M

    My aunt makes wonderful holiday candy that I hate to share with anyone! I usually hide it in my room! Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Kelli

      Cookies. I love home-baked-fresh-from-the-oven cookies.

  2. Joanne B

    Eggnog and Kahlua. Yum! Can’t get enough of it.

    1. Kelli

      I also dabble in hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps when I’m not drinking the rum punch.

  3. leanna h

    Croissant bread pudding with craisens.

    1. Kelli

      Yum! Thanks for stopping by and sharing. I wish we could actually share some goodies.

  4. elaing8

    Got to have my cranberry cheesecake bars.yum.

    1. Kelli

      Any kind of cheesecake is OK by me. Thanks for commenting.

  5. laura

    A nice glass of wine.

    1. Kelli

      I make the punch recipe with rum, but there is a variation that uses wine. Mmmm….

  6. Timitra

    Christmas cookies!!!

    1. Kelli

      Yes! Cooooookie *she says like Cookie Monster*

  7. June M.

    I love frosted sugar cookies. But that Hot Toddy recipe sounds great. I will have to try it without the rum (due to being on blood thinners that alcohol interfere with).
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

    1. Kelli

      I love frosted sugar cookies too, but lack the patience to roll out all that dough and cut them out.

  8. Lori Meehan

    Egg nog and Christmas cookies.

    1. Kelli

      I think some egg nog and cookies are consumed within the pages of my story.

  9. Monica

    I enjoyed a carb loaded lasagna Christmas Eve.

    Your book sounds like a fun after Christmas treat -I Iike to live vicariously. LOL.

    1. Kelli

      I tried to talk the man of the house into Christmas lasagne. No go. I’m coming to your house next year.

  10. Beckey

    My Bakalava … I only make once a year around Christmas …

    1. Kelli

      because it’s time consuming, right?

  11. Shannon G.

    I always look forward to orange dreamsicle bark – white chocolate, orange chocolate, and a cookie pan. I could eat the whole batch!

    1. Kelli

      Sounds illegally good.

  12. Emily

    My mom makes all sorts of good sweets and yummy food that she doesn’t make any other time of tee year, like her coconut clusters.

    1. Kelli

      I loooove coconut (and chocolate, I assume).

  13. Natasha

    Homemade sugar cookies! Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Kelli

      You’re welcome!

  14. Lianne

    Chocolate coated coffee beans! are so yum!
    Your book looks interesting!!!

    1. Kelli

      Thanks, Lianne!

  15. lisagk

    Leftover homemade southern cornbread dressing. Love the leftovers. and thanks for the Yummy recipe. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. Kelli

      I’m still eating leftover potato skins. They are the perfect breakfast food with potato, cheese and bacon.

  16. Julianne

    I look forward to rum balls. Dang, they are delicious. I’ve made all different kinds of cookies
    for Christmas. I ran across a recipe for rum balls and tried it. I’ve been making them ever since. I get requests for them.

    1. Kelli

      Ah, yes, I remember my grandmother’s rum balls (which sounds odd but true).

  17. pc

    Cinnamon hot chocolate and bread pudding with dark chocolate and raisins are my favorite!

    1. Kelli

      Sooooo, everything.

    2. Kelli

      PC! You are my winner, but I don’t have your email address. Please email me at kelliscottbooks@aol.com

  18. Mary Preston

    Chocolate Fudge is my vice of choice over the holidays.

    1. Kelli

      With or without walnuts? My research assistant, Guillermo loves fudge, but sadly my attempt at making fudge was a failure.

  19. Kerry

    I love chocolate oranges – pumpkin pie, fudge – all the great desserts my family makes only at the holidays! Yay!

    1. Kelli

      chocolate oranges…yum

  20. susan platt

    I love two desserts at holiday time: peanut butter blossoms (you know, peanut butter cookie with hershey kiss in middle) and gingerbread cake covered in applesauce.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

    1. Kelli

      Love the PB blossom!!!

  21. Holly V

    Sounds fantastic! Every year around Christmas, i buy a large bag of bulk milk chocolate.. Oh i (try) to get the smaller pieces, but those large sink your teeth into sized chunks, oh so good…

  22. Nicole Nobles

    Sounds good:) we usually just make homemade eggnog….I have wine but the others want the eggnog. All of us have a blast!

  23. DiDi

    Thank you all for stopping by during the busy holiday season! Kelli thank you for sharing your holiday with us.

    Congrats to PC you won a copy of Holiday Hangover.

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