Peppermint Passion by Ann Mayburn

Posted December 21, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Peppermint Passion by Ann Mayburn
Peppermint Passion

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Genres: BDSM Romance, Contemporary Romance
Released on December 4, 2013
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Peppermint Passion is a quick trip to the wild side for some fun at Christmas time along with actual peppermint oil. Ann adds a warning in the front of the story about using peppermint oil, so don’t go out and try this without researching it first please. It sounds like you might have some explaining to do if you use it wrong.

Shyla has worked as a waitress for a BDSM club while lusting after her bosses. With only another few months until she has her degree and newly single, she decides to go to the company Christmas party and walk on the wild side. Scared, but excited she makes her way into the submissive auction for charity and her bosses are going to make their move.

Trent and Jack have wanted Shyla since the first interview. Making any excuse to touch her, protect her, but also wait until she is out of college to make their move. When Shyla shows up to the company Christmas party, all bets are off and they are going to make her theirs.

The two bid and win Shyla and her every desires is going to be met and they will never let her go. While this is fairly short, the characters have a history and marriage with babies isn’t talked about. They have their night, making Shyla their submissive. Afterwards, they decide they are keeping her and they have to convince her.

There isn’t any drama, it all falls into place fairly easily for a quick and fun Afternoon Delight.


Today I am sharing a recipe I made a few years back for gifts:
Peppermint Bark

8 ounces high-quality semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces
8 ounces high-quality white chocolate, broken into pieces
2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
25 peppermint candies, crushed
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, divided

  1. Lightly grease a 9×9 inch pan and line with waxed paper, smoothing out wrinkles; set aside.
  2. Place the semisweet chocolate and 1 teaspoon of the canola oil in the top of a double boiler over just barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.
  3. When the chocolate is melted, stir in 1/4 teaspoon of the peppermint extract. Pour the melted chocolate into the prepared pan, and spread evenly over the bottom of the pan.
  4. Sprinkle half of the crushed peppermints over the chocolate layer. Refrigerate until completely hardened, about 1 hour.
  5. Place the white chocolate and the remaining 1 teaspoon canola oil in the top of a double boiler over just barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.
  6. When the chocolate is melted, stir in the remaining 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Pour the white chocolate directly over the semisweet chocolate layer; spread evenly.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining crushed candy over the top and gently press in.
  8. Refrigerate until completely hardened.
  9. Remove from pan; break into small pieces to serve.

About Ann Mayburn

With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

Ann loves to talk with her fans, as long as they realize she’s weird, and that sarcasm doesn’t translate well via text.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
6 years ago

I had to chuckle when you warned about the peppermint oil. I use that when I get my sinus headaches and yeah, you have to be careful with that stuff. LOL!

This sounds like a fun uncomplicated spicy holiday read. Glad it was good.

And yummo, I’ll have to try this recipe.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

We loved the recipe. Yep peppermint oil sounds very dangerous if used wrong.

Christy LoveOfBooks
6 years ago

Ahh, I’ll have to keep this one for next year. lol. I prefer the naughty holiday reads.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago

It is quick and naughty!