October 27, 2008 | Karin's Blog | 25 comments

Officially releases Tuesday!  And the reviewers love Kim and Ricco’s story!!!



Here’s what they have to say:


Fresh Fiction: 

“I loved the story of Kim and her “boy toy.” She and her hotty hunk bring some real spice and descriptive sex to keep you wide-awake and waiting for more. This read will definitely whet your sexual appetite and put you in a warm and fuzzy mood. For a woman named “Woman of Steel” by Forbes magazine, Kim’s hotter than a pistol when her libido is turned on. A must read!”


“Stories by Karin Tabke draw the reader into every engaging moment, as there are always plenty of fervent scenes where feelings are expressed with genuineness. All through HAVE YOURSELF A NAUGHTY LITTLE SANTA, the inner sentiments of the characters are vividly described and let the reader know exactly how each individual feels at a certain time. Although there is an abundance of fiery sexual escapades between Ricco and Kim, the more emotional aspects of their lives is just as stirring. These two will find themselves delving deeply into the reasons behind their behavior, and Ms. Tabke lets them convey these usually unspoken feelings with much earnestness. Anytime this couple comes together intimately, the moment is enthusiastically lusty as Ricco and Kim had no trouble communicating their yearnings while in bed. The town of Evergreen is enthrallingly depicted, as the holiday spirit comes to life from the way it is decorated to the warm responses of its residents. It was exceedingly heartwarming to see how this town which loves Christmas responded to the ruthless methods of one greedy man. Seasonal stories are a favorite of mine and I like seeing them emphasize the true meaning behind all the celebrating, and Ms. Tabke cleverly works this into her story. HAVE YOURSELF A NAUGHTY LITTLE SANTA is magically enchanting and brimming with red-hot passions and memorable characters.”

Wild on Books: 

“Every now and then I read a book that makes me wonder why in the world it took me so long to find the author and galvanizes me into shopping for their entire backlist.  That is what happened for me with Karin Tabke’s HAVE YOURSELF A NAUGHTY LITTLE SANTA.  What I expected from this book was a sweet and sexy little holiday themed tale.  What I got was that and much more – a story that comes to life on the every page, tweaking the readers’ emotions along with the characters and leaving you feeling that you’ve experienced the story yourself.Both the hero and the heroine are people who have been emotionally damaged in their youth, leaving them with strong walls built around their hearts designed to keep them safe from that dangerous thing called love.  Kimberly handles her fear of love by brokering a relationship for business purposes only; Ricco simply runs at the first sign of commitment altogether.

When these people meet, the attraction is instant and explosive.  Good thing for them, too, else neither might have stuck with it long enough to find there was something much more real and lasting underneath all that passion.  As they both realize how much they have come to love each other, each must heal the wounds of their past so they can come together in a healthy way for their happy ending.




HAVE YOURSELF A NAUGHTY LITTLE SANTA is a beautiful love story about two people who find the strength together to heal themselves.”

Romantic Times: 

You’ll never look at Santa Claus the same way after reading Tabke’s erotic tale set in the quaint, Christmas-themed town of Evergreen. The heat between a sometime-Santa and a workaholic sizzles on the page, while family troubles and a developer with few scruples keep the book moving at a fast pace… This is a holiday story that is as sweet and spicy as gingerbread.”

 And last but not least! Ck2 S K2 gave NAUGHTY a Recommended Read!!!!:

What a beautiful story of love versus greed! Karin Tabke pens the perfect tale for the holiday season, one particularly relevant in today’s world. In fact, this modern day Scrooge tale has much to offer as Ms. Tabke incorporates modern day lessons that would make Charles Dickens proud.

Kim and Ricco are flawed characters, both afraid to love. Each has been deeply hurt by their past and it’s going to take a true Christmas miracle for them to commit to their emotions. Physically, the sex between them is steamy, but it is the emotional angle that is so heart wrenching. And my, oh my, what a HOT HOT HOT romance it is!

HAVE YOURSELF A NAUGHTY LITTLE SANTA is a tale that is sure to warm even the hardest of hearts. Seeing love overcome corporate greed is particularly enjoyable this Christmas season. Karin Tabke is a new-to-me author but if HAVE YOURSELF A NAUGHTY LITTLE SANTA is any indication of her talent, then she’s found a new fan in me!”

J And if you are looking for a stocking stuffer?  I can’t think of anything better then a sexy Santa!

Happy Holidays!



  1. J. Carson Black

    Wow. You’re killing, Karin. Killing! I particularly liked the fact that a number of the reviewers said, basically, that every page was gripping. That you just didn’t let the reader go. That’s good stuff!

  2. Margaret

    Awesome, Karin! Damn, now I have to go out and spend more money on a book. Hubby just got the $100+ charge on the last batch of books I bought. Maybe I’ll use cash…

  3. HollyD

    Wow, Karin! You deserve all of those wonderful reviews. I can’t wait to read it.

    Margaret, I never let my hubby know how much I spend on books. We have the don’t ask, don’t tell policy.

    Happy reading everyone!

  4. Edie

    Wow!!!! Karin, this is fabulous. They love you! I’m expecting my copy any day.

  5. Donnell

    I know what I want for Christmas! Have Yourself a Naughty Little Santa, No one writes it better or hotter than Karin Tabke!

  6. Karin Tabke

    Hey, Jake how are you???? This book was a treat to write. It’s lighter then the other hot cop books and Ricco plays off Kim’s OCDness really well. These two were meant to be together!

    Margaret, what’s another few bucks???

    Holly, I like the don’t as don’t tell policy. I told my daughter the other day when she was going to tell her hubby something, “Honey, shhh, they don’t need to know everything.”

    Hey, Internet globtrotting traveling, Edie, let me know when you receive you copy. I hope you love it! Does everyone know Edie is an American Title contest finalist??? She is!

  7. Karin Tabke

    Hey, Donnell! I guarnatee this Santa will warm more then your cockles! snerk

  8. Hubby

    Ho, ho, ho… baby.

  9. Elisabeth Naughton

    Fabulous reviews, Karin! Can’t wait to read this one!!

  10. LaDonna

    Hey Karin, lookin’ pretty good! I love your reviews, and can’t wait to read this holiday treat! Think it’ll get me in the mood for some FaLaLa? 😉

  11. Amanda

    Karin, now I can’t wait to hit BN tomorrow. I was wondering if Ricco got a story, yeah!!!!!

  12. Michelle

    Karin, this story really hit the spot, if the reviews are anything to go by. Huge congrats on such a successful story.

  13. Fedora

    Oh, goody! Congrats on the awesome reviews, and can’t wait to read this! 🙂

  14. Karin Tabke

    LaD, I loved writing this story and it’s really a great feeling knowing that it translated onto the page. And yep, the story will most def get you in the mood for some serious Falala! 😉

    Ho ho ho to you too, Santa Baby.

    Amanda let me know how many copies they have, I’ll pop in and do a quickie stock signing. and if those puppies aren’t on the shelves yet? Would you kick some butt for me?

    Hey, Eli, you have something coming out real soon, dontcha? I’m so excited for you!

    Michelle, the story did hit the spot! The G-spot! snerk. Sorry couldn’t help myself. 🙂

    Fedora, let me know how you like it!

  15. kh

    congrats on teh great revewis. sucha hot cover for xmass whooo

  16. Elisabeth Naughton

    🙂 Thanks, Karin.

    Yep…2 months. The holidays this year are going to be…interesting.

    And I’m still chuckling at the g-spot comment…LOLOL

  17. Amanda

    They better have those books on the shelf!!!

  18. Karin Tabke

    Oh, and I forgot! I have an arc of Master of Torment to give away to a lucky commenter from a week or two ago! stand by for the winner!

  19. Karin Tabke

    ok, not an arc, but a bound galley.

  20. Mary

    waiting with bated breath LOL – oh and congrats on all the awesome reviews. Doesn’t surprise me though you are an awesome story teller.

  21. Jane

    Happy Release Day, Karin.

  22. Karin Tabke

    Thnx, Mary! and Jane too!

    read, Amanda, read, read, read!

  23. Amanda

    Started reading. Ohhhhh, hot hot hot!!!

  24. Donya Pedigo

    I have never read an erotic novel before, but this sounds tooooooo good to pass up! I am excited to read a new genre!

  25. Karin Tabke

    Hey, Donya, you have no idea what you’re missing! Try it, you might like it!


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