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To get in the right mood for a Christmas story in Germany, you need Gluehwein, or mulled wine. It’s one of the most important things on a Christmas market, and brings the visitors in a Christmas mood like nothing else.
How to make a good mulled wine?
You need red wine (good quality, otherwise your headache the next day will be even worse), sugar (depends on the wine, but usually quite a bit), cinnamon quill, star anise, cloves and lemon peel.
Heat up the wine and stir in the sugar (don’t boil it, 170° F is enough), add the spices and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Try it, add more sugar if necessary, then stain it.
Drink the Gluehwein very hot, preferably outside in the cold.
And take care, you don’t taste the alcohol, but the hot wine and the sugar tend to get to your head very fast and sneaky.
Have fun making the Gluehwein and tell me how it tasted. 🙂
For more German Christmas mood, mixed with some hot, sensual BDSM-sex, check out my new book, Grenzen.
A Note from Chris: “I will be donating a part of my royalties from December’s sales to Lost-n-Fond Youth in Atlanta.”
When work requires Ryan to leave behind warm and sunny Arizona for cold and snowy Germany, he decides to visit the famous Nuremberg Christmas Market where he meets sexy Julian.
But Julian isn’t an average guy, he’s a Dom. And he wants Ryan to be his sub.
That’s something Ryan has dreamt of, but never admitted to anyone, not even himself. With Julian it suddenly becomes possible.
But what happens once Ryan has to go home, especially since he’s developing feelings for Julian?
There isn’t a future for a relationship if you’re half a world apart…
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM, M/M Romance, Holiday, Outside U.S.
The next day, I wandered through the crowd again, my hands shoved deep into my pockets, since it was so freaking cold here. I headed towards the next booth. This one sold—figures made from plums? I leaned closer, inspecting them. Dark blue plums, put together to look like humans. On top of that, they were decorated with pipes. If there’d been smoke coming out of the pipes, that would’ve been overkill, but even without that, they were hilarious enough the way they were.
Okay, that really wasn’t the kind of art I’d put into my living room. If I had one, that is, since I still lived at my parents’ house. I planned on moving out at the beginning of the next year, the money from this job would give me a head start in buying my own furniture and all the other things I’d need.
I wandered on, another stall offered small carvings of wood. The smell of something like burnt spices hung in the air. A small line of fog circled up from one of the things. What the hell is that?
“No bratwurst today?”
I jumped. The German accented voice came from behind me. I turned to see the man from the sausage booth standing there, wearing a parka instead of the shirt, his eyes sparkling in the reflection of thousands of Christmas lights.
“Hey, um, no, not today. I just—” I stopped, feeling myself blush again.
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Chris McHart is from Germany and while an accountant, writing is Chris’s real passion. Chris likes to spend time with family and has way too many animals that demand constant attention. Chris also enjoys landscaping and cooking.
Whenever Chris has a free minute, it’s spent writing ona laptop, a cup of coffee in hand, deeply lost in the world Chris’s muses have created.
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