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Welcome to Sunlight Sucks, erotic romance author Lex Valentine’s blog. This has been Lex’s blog since before Lex was Lex, back in the days when she was just Winter, blogging here and writing in an online serial story called The...
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What’s New Pussycat?

I know, I know. I’m late coming back here to give away audiobooks from my New Year’s giveaway. Three people had the correct answer! Yvette, Emily W and Lee Todd win their choice of audiobook from me. Yay!

TheHardestPart_200So on to what’s new…I’m sick. Well, I was sick. All weekend, puking. Turns out it was just a reaction to adding a pain med to my already long line up of stuff I take. So they switched me to something else. It doesn’t make me puke but it does make me sleepy. Makes work a challenge. And the pain med that made me puke is one I’ve had before so it has to be the combination of stuff I was on. I think it didn’t like the hormone stuff my other doc has me on. Anyway, waiting for an insurance authorization so I can get yet another CT scan because it seems like the kidney stones are trying for a reappearance.  Just what I need when I have a full schedule. Story of my life. *sigh*

Meanwhile, on the writing front I have a sweet, hot short story just out for your reading enjoyment! It’s been in the works since August so you can see how sick I’ve been. The Hardest Part is a story of love and optimism and getting what you deserve for being positive in the face of negativity. I hope you readers like it!

I’ve also got other books out in audio format. Kissing Joan Collins is out in time for Valentine’s Day which is perfect because it’s a Valentine’s Day story! Also out is Rousing Caine which is a very sexy ghost story. Check out the covers!




I’ve got lots of codes for free copies of my audiobooks so look for me to be doing giveaways here and there across the net and on Facebook. Meanwhile, you can hop on over to Facebook and vote for The Hardest Part’s cover in the Love, Lust and Lipstick Stains cover contest! Your vote is much appreciated!

That’s it for me. I’m off to work. Cross your fingers I either don’t need a pain pill or that I can manage to stay awake when I take it!

Happy Tuesday!




Recap: Happy New Year!


The winner of yesterday’s giveaway is Julie Carlson! Congrats!

So ends another year of my big giveaway. We went 33 days this year and had 103 authors, 1 editor and 1 publisher offer up books, not including myself.  There were about 150 books and a few audiobooks given away. I’d say it was a pretty successful giveaway. I won’t compare it to prior years because each year it’s a blessing to able to do this through the generosity of the publishing community, the authors and others who participate in giving away books to readers. It’s my hope always that readers find new authors to enjoy and authors expand their readership. And it’s a pleasure to do something for the readers who support us throughout the year by buying our books.

If you want one last chance to win something, you can hop over to Tara Lain’s blog where I have a New Year’s Kiss posted. She’s having a huge contest with two other authors and I believe there’s several ways you can win prizes. At the end of each excerpt is a question. If you come back here and tell me in comments what the question was on my excerpt, you could win your choice of audiobook from me.

depositphoto_kissHere’s the link to my New Year’s Kiss, go read the excerpt from Scrambling featuring a first kiss between Evan and Reed. Then come back here and comment on this post with the question in my New Year’s Kiss. Not the answer to the question, but the question itself. Tell me what the question is and you’ll be entered for a chance to win your choice of Fire Season, Broken Bonds or Kissing Joan Collins in audiobook. You have until midnight Pacific time, Friday the 3rd of January.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in my 30+ Days of Christmas, the authors and others who donated and the readers who came here faithfully every day to read all the blurbs. May you all have a wonderful 2014.

Happy New Year!


Day 33: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013


The winner of yesterday’s giveaway is Rose! Congrats!

Well, today is the last day of the giveaway but I like to think I saved the best for last here on this last day of 2013. I’ve got three real life friends with me today, Z.A. Maxfield, Lynn Lorenz and Belinda McBride. ZAM actually lives about 10 minutes from me in the next city over. I’m very pleased to have them offer you books on the last day of my giveaway and the last day of the year.

ValentineLex_Scrambling_coverinScrambling by Lex Valentine




Evan McAdams has two constants in his life–football and his friendship with Reed Matthews. From the age of six, Evan’s played football alongside Reed. In his teens, he realized he was gay and loved Reed, but fear kept him from confiding his deepest emotions to his best friend.

When he and Reed are drafted to the L.A. Stars, Evan decides to come out. His decision impacts Reed who’s been in the closet too. The two men struggle with secrets of unrequited love while facing the world as the first two openly gay NFL players.

When injury forces Evan to retire, the love he bears Reed can no longer be hidden. But will Reed be able to reciprocate, or will Evan lose both football and the man he’s always loved?

MyCowboyHeartMy Cowboy Heart by ZA Maxfield


Author’s website


A cowboy’s heart has room for anything…

J-Bar ranch foreman Malloy pretty much keeps to himself—slinking around the edges of everybody else like an old coyote, doing his job and staying private. That is until Crispin Carrasco shows up. Lean, muscular, and with a motor mouth that won’t quit, Crispin sparks something in Malloy—something the foreman didn’t know was there. But how does a lone coyote approach the warmth of a fire? And more important, what would happen if that fire burned?

AshlandWereWolf Fight League: Ashland by Lynn Lorenz


Author’s website


Dan Stoltz has worked for years under his mentor Murphy to train sparring werewolves for the WWFL. Finally ready to start his own business he takes the money he’s saved, buys a license to train, and goes to the slave auction house to buy his first fighter.

Ashland’s owner has lost him for failure to pay back taxes and he’s up on the auction block. His former master abused him, underfed him, didn’t put him in fights or keep up with his training, and he’s not in the best shape.

When Dan sets his sights elsewhere, Murphy insists Ash is the better choice, and so, against his better judgment, Dan purchases Ash. Ash might not look like much at first, but as they work together, Ash looks better than better. Now it seems Dan might get a better return on his investment than he could have expected, because he discovers that he burns with desire for his slave and Ash might just feel the same.

Fire-Ice_432Arcada: Fire/Ice by Belinda McBride


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Kell has spent his life wondering who he is.. haunted by the memory of another place. When he sleeps, he hears a voice whispering his name, calling him home. In desperation he finally gives up everything and turns to fate on his quest for a town he knows only as “Normalville.”

Come with Kell as he finds the answers he seeks…and so much more.

Mad at the Moon

Merry Miller is a mail carrier at the only post office in town. After the deliveries are finished on Christmas Eve, all she wants to do is go to bed and sleep late on Christmas morning. But it’s the week of the full moon, and between the moonlight and the new neighbor’s off-pitch singing, she just can’t get any rest!

Noel Hollis has just moved to Arcada, and while the young teacher loves his new home, he’s a bit lonely and would like to get to know his neighbor better. So on Christmas Eve, he invites the sexy letter-carrier to dinner. Can he convince her to stop being angry at his off-key serenades and dance under the moon with him?

Furry meets Fairy on the most magical night of the year.

For a chance to will all of these books comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.) I’ll be back tomorrow on New Year’s Day with the winner and a recap of this year’s giveaway.

Thank you all for coming by each day and commenting. I hope you all found some new authors and books to love. Here’s hoping that 2014 brings you much love and happiness and a lot more books!

Happy New Year!


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