Twas the Night After Christmas in New York City by Kate Allure

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Twas the Night After Christmas in New York City

by Kate Allure


Twas the night after Christmas, when all through the flat,
Not a creature was stirring—not cockroach, nor rat.
My stockings were hung in the bathroom to dry,
But my poor hopes for the New Year just caused me to cry.

My kitties were nestled all snug in their bed,
While visions of Sugar Plum Cocktails danced in my head.
And friend Kim in her new dress, and I in my beanie,
Had just settled at Rum House for a delicious martini.

When out on Times Square there arose such a clatter,
We sprang from the bar to see what was the matter.
Away threw the doorway I flew like a flash,
Tore round the corner and lost Kim in the dash.

The bright neon lights on the new-fallen snow
Gave the luster of circus to objects below.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But an available taxi…at this time of year?

With a little old driver, so lively with pluck,
I knew in a moment, I’d found my good luck.
More rapid then snowflakes his prophecies they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called lovers by name!

“Now Nikki! Now Lauren! Now Valerie and Vixen!
On, Hunter! On Courtney! On Luka for good-zen!
To sweet love in the New Year! To the lonesome hearts’ call!
Now wish away! Wish away! Wish away all!”

“As Vermouth and Vodka and Chambord do mix,
When poured from a shaker, they are the best tricks.
But always remember, best shaken not stirred.”
With such salient counsel, that’s how he chauffeured.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard him proclaim,
That dancing and doting would be my endgame.
As I stared out the window, disbelief running high,
Down Broadway he raced, not a care in the sky.

He was right sure of himself, from his head to his toes,
And his views were furnished with magic and prose.
“A handsome M.D. will heal your broken heart,
Thou he’ll find you stripped naked with stethoscope and chart.”

“Nikki Woods how you’ll twinkle! Your dimples so merry!
Your cheeks flushed like roses, your nose cute as a cherry!
Your sexy little mouth drawn up like a bow,
And, Oh! how his kisses will bright make you glow.”

In less than a minute we landed, front of my home,
And he opened my car door, my kind little gnome.
With wink of his eye, he made a grand claim,
Playing Doctor is the story that would soon enflame.

“So Nikki Woods, don’t despair but rejoice,
And know that the New Year will bring you good choice.
And for Valerie and Lauren a doctor, apiece.”
And then he did mutter, here comes the police.

He sprang to his taxi, as the police gave a whistle,
And away he flew like a Lexington Avenue missile.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy New Years to all, and to Nikki, a good knight.”

Dear Mistletoe Revelers,

I’m still awaiting the arrival of my handsome knight (Author’s note: To be fair, that’s because she won’t meet him until Playing Doctor debuts on January 6th). But in the meantime, I did acquire from my mysterious cab driver this delicious recipe for a Sugar Plum Cocktail. It’s the perfect concoction for magical holiday nights! And I invite you to visit for two more delectable martinis: the Chocolate Santa and Grandma’s Apple-tini.

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings,

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Sugar Plum Cocktail

  • 1.5 shots raspberry vodka*
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Splash of bar syrup
  • Shot of dry vermouth

Shaken (not stirred) and poured into sugar-rimmed martini glass.

Pour 1 shot of chilled Chambord liqueur slowly along inside edge of glass (it will settle to the bottom).

Garnish with lemon twist…and enjoy!

* Ideally a dry (unsweetened) black raspberry vodka such as Belvedere or Core, or you can go the full monty and infuse (macerate) your own. It’s easier than it sounds.




Playing Doctor
By Kate Allure
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Erotic Romance
January 6, 2014

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The doctor will see you now…
Three sizzling-hot erotic romance stories to stoke your mood

In The Intern, the temperature of Dr. Lauren Marks’s office quickly rises when her new medical intern Courtney turns out to be a passionate and sexy young man.

Valerie realizes all of her fantasies when her sexy surgeon and her loving husband team up to offer her some extra-special treatment in My Doctor, My Husband, and Me.

Nikki gets more than she bargained for in Seize the Doctor when the hot guy she recently met at a bar walks into her exam room wearing a white coat. Good thing she wore her sexiest lingerie.


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About Kate Allure

Kate Allure is the creator of the Meeting Men series and Club Exotica. She has been a storyteller her entire life, writing plays, short stories, and dance librettos throughout her childhood and later for semi-professional theater and dance companies. Her non-fiction writing included working for American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet and authoring a weekly arts column for local papers. Beyond writing, Kate’s passions include traveling and exploring all things sensual with her loving husband. Follow Kate at on Facebook and at

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