A Werewolf Sort of Christmas and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words




So, how many of you heard the news that for the first time since 1977 there will be a full moon on Christmas Day, coming to peak at 6:11am Christmas morning. This means, of course, that Santa, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas or whatever name you think of him by will have a full moon to deliver presents on Christmas Eve when the moon is starting to wax.

Of course, I thought of werewolves.  A werewolf type of Christmas.Wolf Howling at the mooon clipart

Christmas werewolves or shifters of any other  nature but mostly werewolves.  I swear it must be all those M/M books I read because I had thoughts of weres in red hats howling in delight running under a full moon, with a sleigh full of toys pulled by reindeer flying above.

Tell me I’m not alone.

Kendall McKenna’s werewolf Marines, Poppy Dennison’s shifters, J.L. Langley, Cardeno C,  so many just jumped to mind. I’m sure Paul, Stella, and the rest could give me a list a mile long.  What or whose werewolves jumped into your head when I said wolf shifters?  Do you have  favorites?   Or are you thinking was the color of the wine? White or red? Hmmmm.

It will be 2034 before the next full moon falls again on Christmas.  What do we call this December full moon?  In the Northern Hemisphere, where I live its called the Cold Moon, the Moon Before Yule, or Long Night Moon.  All of which are fairly self explanatory. But as a shout out to all our friends down under, and for a look at our differences in seasons, here is a list of the names for the full moon in the  Southern Hemisphere: Strawberry Moon, Honey Moon, Rose Moon.  I guess if you are from Florida or California that isn’t so strange.

So just in time for a werewolf Christmas, have you read J.L Langley’s With and Without Series , Cardeno C’s Mates Series, Kendall McKenna’s The Tameness of the Wolf series ,  just for starters.  Which ones would you recommend?



This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Sunday, December 13:

  • A Werewolf Sort of Christmas and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
  • A MelanieM Advent Story Review: Somewhere to Be by Amy Yip

Monday, December  14:

  • A Nutty Christmas Anthology: Maddy Christmas’ by Harper Jewel, S.A. Garcia, Meg Bawden, Chris McHart (excerpt/contest)
  • In the Contemporary Spotlight: Parker Wiliams ‘Haven’s Creed’ (excerpt and giveaway)
  • Jaye McKenna a Guardians of the Pattern Bundle  Release(giveaway)
  • A Stella Advent Story Review: Hearth and Home by E.T. Malinowski
  • A Sammy Review: Unbound, Unbroken by Nasia Maksima (In His Arena #2)
  • A Stella Review: Midwinter Night’s Dream by Eli Easton

Tuesday, December 15:

  • In the Spotlight: G.A. Hauser ‘Along Comes a Man‘ book blast and giveaway
  • Rob Rosen ‘The Love Triangle Gone Wrong‘ book blast and giveaway
  • Coffee Sip and Book Break with DC Juris’ ‘137 Owens Street’ book blast and contest
  • N.R. Walker’s Red Dirt Heart Couple is Back with ‘Red Dirt Christmas’ (excerpt and giveaway)
  • A MelanieM Review: Red Dirt Christmas by NR Walker
  • A Stella Review:  How to Walk Like A Man by Eli Easton
  • A MelanieM Advent Story Review: Mission Mistletoe By Jessica Payseur

Wednesday, December 16:

  • In the Book Spotlight: Brina Brady ‘For Me’ book blast and giveaway
  • Bailey Bradford ‘Destined Prey charity tour and contest
  • Jimmy’s Erotic Adventure In Time And Space Continuum (Episode 1) (giveaway)
  • A BJ Review: Something Like a Love Song by Becca Burton
  • A MelanieM Advent Story Review: Kismet by Cassie Decker

Thursday, December 17:

  • Dean Pace-Frech ‘Need Your Love’ book blast and giveaway
  • Coffee Sip and Book Break: Broken Record by Lilah Suzanne
  • Its a Return to Bluewater Bay with Stuck Landing (Bluewater Bay #11)
    by Lauren Gallagher (tour and contest)
  • A Stella Advent Story Review: Hapless by Therese Woodson
  • A Paul B Review: Kenai (Watchers #1) by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

Friday, December 18:

  • Christmas Woe To Odes of Joy? Find out with Champagne Kisses by Lynda Aicher (tour and contest)
  • Karen Stivali ‘Moment of Silence’ release day book tour and contest
  • Audiobook Spotlight:Angel Martinez Audible Release: ‘Hell For The Company’  (excerpt and contest)
  • A MelanieM Audiobook Review: Hell for the Company by Angel Martinez, Narrator Vance Bastian 
  • A Stella Advent Story Review: Best Laid Trap by Rob Rosen
  • A F.D. Review: Kaminishi by Jan Suzukawa

Saturday, December 19:

  • A Mika Advent Story: Old Acquaintance by Avon Gale3 snowflakes













Cover Reveal for ‘Red Dirt Christmas’ by N.R. Walker – Its Finally Here! (Teaser and Giveaway)



Red Dirt Christmas by N.R. Walker

Publication date: 11 December 2015

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Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is so happy to have N.R. Walker stopping by revealing her cover for her Christmas story for the Red Dirt Heart series, one of our favorites.  Its gorgeous, let’s hear from the author herself…


HERE IT IS!!!!!!

I’ve kept this secret for so long, it’s almost killed me!  But it’s finally here. My 2015 Christmas story cover for the world to see!!  (I’m so excited it’s ridiculous)

That’s right, folks. We’re off to the Outback for Christmas this year!!  I can’t tell you how much I loved visiting these boys again.  I found the cover images and sent them to the fabulous Sara York and almost cried when I saw how gorgeous the cover turned out. It suits the series PERFECTLY.

Now you know why every part of the cover had to be a secret! If I showed one corner, or gave any hints, ya’ll would have guessed it straight away!



Christmas backgrounds. Christmas decor on the white wooden background.


Blurb: Travis had been here for just over a year. We were technically engaged, not that we’d told anyone. He was happy just knowin’ I’d said yes, and I had some head-clearin’ stuff to work through. Knowing I was good enough for Trav was one thing, but knowing if I was good enough to be a husband and father was somethin’ else entirely.

Life at Sutton Station had never been better. Business was strong, Trudy and Bacon’s little baby, Gracie, was a few weeks old now and as cute as a button, Ma’s health was good, and my relationship with Laura and Sam was in a pretty good place. And Travis? Well, life with him was still all kinds of perfect.

But, to Travis’s dismay, Christmas at the Station was just another day. Another day of getting up before the sun, feeding animals, fixin’ what needed fixin’, and checking water troughs all while tryin’ to keep out of the blistering heat.

And this year weren’t much different. Only that it was Travis’s first Sutton Station Christmas. The fact we didn’t go all out with decorations and celebrations baffled him, and if I was bein’ truthful, it disappointed him too.

Which was why I had to make it a special kind of Christmas…

About the Author

N.R. Walker’s Bio: N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance.
She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.

She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things…but likes it even more when they fall in love.

She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since…

N.R. Walker’s Internet Links:


Hop over to my blog here and tell me your best Christmas memory to enter the draw to win a copy of Red Dirt Christmas. Draw closes 11th December at 9am EST.  Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  Good luck and Happy Reading.


Travis chuckled and nodded toward the lounge room. “I finished the tree,” he said and disappeared through the open doorway. I followed him to find the pine tree he’d brought in earlier now covered in tinsel, ornaments, and baubles. “I know you think the whole Christmas thing is kinda silly, but—”

“I love it,” I said. “The tree. I mean, I love what you’ve done to it.”

“I didn’t have much to work with,” he said. The corner of his mouth pulled down in a frown. “And it was all pretty old. I hung up all the things you made as a kid. I just wanted to do something.” He shrugged again. “I mean, it’s Christmas.”


“And I know you guys aren’t big on the whole festive thing out here,” he said. “But I just thought it’d be nice, ya know? It’s Gracie’s first Christmas. Granted, she’s only four weeks old but that’s not the point.”


“It’s about building memories, Charlie,” he said softly. “Family memories. Not just with everyone here, but our family. Ours start now. This is our first real Christmas too and I just thought it might be nice if you, you know, thought it was special too.”

A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Must Read Series!