The Gift Santa Never Brought
As a kid, Santa represented a never-ending well of Christmas gift possibilities. His sleigh could hold everything, his elves could make anything. All you had to do was ask for it, and Santa would bring it. …well, he was supposed to bring it.
There was one gift in particular that Santa never brought me—a pony.
I wanted one desperately. I had it all worked out. Though I grew up in suburbia, I was convinced the pony could live in my backyard. The yard was fenced, after all. Just needed a shed for it to live in. I had little delusions of kid grandeur which involved me, smiling and happy, riding the pony around the neighborhood. I would love the pony and hug the pony and be the happiest kid in the world.
When I informed my parents that I was asking Santa for a pony, they looked doubtful. “Um, I don’t think Santa can bring a pony.” My little kid brain was all—pish-posh, of course Santa can bring a pony. He’s Santa.
I bet you can all guess how that went down on Christmas morning. To my credit, I don’t recall breaking down in hysterics when there wasn’t a pony with a big fat red bow around its neck beneath the Christmas tree. Really, I don’t recall that at all.
The story does end well. My parents eventually signed me up for horseback riding lessons. And after four years of lessons, they realized my horsemania wasn’t going to end soon and bought me and my older sister a horse—we had to share the horse. Whoever said sharing is a good thing never had to share a horse.
So what was the gift that Santa never brought you? Come on now, everyone has one. That one thing you wanted desperately and that Santa, that old curmudgeon, never tucked under your tree.
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Christmas is a time of love and joy, and the New Year is a time of renewal. But they are also times of stress and strife, family drama, pressure and heartache—a potent mix of high expectations and conflicted emotions. Add in power exchange relationships, kinky gift swaps, and unconventional love in a sometimes unforgiving world, and you have a formula for a sizzling anthology of stories that tug at your heart.
From Ava March’s forbidden Regency love among men, to Katie Porter’s scorching hot contemporary tale of two women discovering holiday happiness, everyone will find a favorite here. Pervertible toys abound: Lambda Literary Award finalist L.A. Witt’s candy cane, Jane Davitt’s wrapping paper and tape, and Alexa Snow’s Christmas candles all please and delight. Newcomer Elyan Smith and fan favorite Kim Dare both celebrate New Year’s Eve with romantic flair and kinky fireworks, while bestselling author Joey W. Hill’s poignant story of love lost and regained will lead you home.
Whatever your desires, we invite you to explore new fantasies and old with these eight kinky tales of holiday happy endings.
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