Sexy female elves meet up with hunky military men. Yikes! Though there is way more sex than story here, I did find these three stories entertaining. The thought of warrior elves battling Cupid's sexy female army in Antarcticais was very original. I enjoyed Brenna Zinn's contribution the most, since it was a reunion for a couple who had previously hooked up at the North Pole. Allie Standirfer's couple was more romantic, with a love-at-first sight relationship. And the twosome in Desiree Holt's story had uber attitude, which worked great for them.
I think I would have enjoyed this more if there had been more background and romance, but it was most certainly unlike anything I've read before. And, if these authors follow up with a story about some of Cupid's warriors, I will probably let myself get sucked into that one. It's nice to just escape the real world sometimes.
Melting the Ice' by Desiree holt
When an elf and an alpha male collide at the frozen South Pole, will the heat they generate melt the ice?
Sonia Snowflake, one of Santa’s elves and warriors, hates her new assignment—go to the South Pole with a team of three and scout a location for a new toy factory. It’s bad enough that it’s one week before Christmas, but they also have to dodge an angry Cupid who wants to downgrade Christmas, and three alpha military males who are also there on a mission.
Sonia’s grumbling lasts only until the very alpha Jaguar Martin is literally blown into her tent. The explosive chemistry between the two is so intense they can’t keep their hands off each other. Their situation is complicated even more by the drug, Thermavan, that Jaguar and his team are testing. Created to maintain body temperature at a steady 98.7, it has a side effect of maintaining constant sexual arousal.
How will this effect their respective missions, and what happens when the interlude comes to an end?
'Trapped by Ice' by Allie Standifer
Christmas, magic, elves and the military. Let the games begin…
Kendil Jolly is an elf satisfied with her immortal existence. She dives off icebergs, swims with seals and has a hefty bet riding on Dasher in the reindeer games this year. The one thing she doesn’t need in her world is a pesky breakable mortal. Too bad she’d been assigned to protect the ones encroaching on her territory.
Teague Jester has landed in the coldest place on earth to test out a new military cold weather drug. He’s a not afraid of anything except maybe a strange women with hair the color of tinsel and weird pointed ears. Or the crazy female in a cat suit shooting weird arrows at him.
Two beings who never should have met end up falling for each other in the most hilarious ways possible all because Christmas Goes Camo and Kendil and Teague end up Trapped By Ice.
'Tempered by Ice' by Brenna Zinn
Not even the extreme cold of the South Pole can cool down one of Santa’s sexy female battle elves and an Army officer when they’re busy making their own heat.
After years of attending military boarding schools and a career as an Army medical researcher, Lieutenant Colonel Axel Cole’s long awaited retirement from the world of physical fitness tests and any type of committment will come to an end with the end of his next and last mission.
Only a week before Christmas, he’ll determine if his experimental drug, Thermavan, maintains his internal body temperature at 98.7 degrees in the severe cold climate while he participates in training exercises at the South Pole, without the extreme sexual arousal and hallucinations of having wild sex with a six-foot warrior elf that he experienced the last time he tested the drug at the North Pole.
Tasha Tinsel, an accident prone member of Santa’s elite warrior force, the B.E.L.L.S.(Battle Elves trained in Logic warfare and Land defense Scouts), is just not like the other elves in Santa Claus’ crew. The product of a human father and an overbearing elf mother who wants nothing more than to see her daughter working in the toy factory like a regular elf, Tasha stands six foot in her green stockinged feet and towers above everyone in Santa’s village.
Though she’s only a snowman’s breath away from losing her beloved position in the B.E.L.L.S. she’ll stop at nothing to stay on the force, help locate Santa’s second workshop on the South Pole, and then protect the site from anyone who stands in her way.