30 Days of Christmas:Day 11

Christiane is the winner of Polar Heat, yesterday’s book! Mary Winter will be contacting her to arrange for her to receive a copy of the hot polar bear shifter story!

Today’s book in the 30 Days of Christmas giveaway is my 2011 EPIC Award Finalist Insolence. This book is written entirely from the hero’s POV (but not in first person.) The reason I did that is because the book is not about BDSM, although Aric is a Dom who owns a BDSM club called Insolence. The book is really about Aric coming to terms with his emotions and his feelings for a woman he’s been best friends with since they were small children.  He discovers things about himself he hadn’t known or wanted to acknowledge.

So if you’re looking for a great BDSM story, you should go read Cherise Sinclair. This book only lightly touches on the lifestyle because it’s more about Aric’s emotions and his relationship with Ainsley.

If you want a chance to win a copy of Insolence, post a comment on this thread by midnight Eastern/9 pm Pacific time today. Nikki will draw a winner when the time is up and we’ll announce it tomorrow!


Cobblestone Press

M/F, BDSM, Erotic Contemporary Romance



Aric Calderwood owns a BDSM club called Insolence. When his childhood best friend offers to be his sub for the weekend, Aric discovers that a decade as a Dom is no match for his long held feelings for the arrogant Ainsley Connor. Once he touches her, Aric’s control is overcome by a flood of memories and emotion, and by then he’s not even sure it’s her submission he wants. A weekend of intimacy with Ainsley shows Aric what he’s been missing in his life and he realizes that regardless of whether she’s submissive or insolent, all he wants is her.


Don’t forget, there are more great books coming in the days ahead! Keep on coming back for a chance to win!

Have a great Monday!

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25 Responses to 30 Days of Christmas:Day 11

  1. Teresa W. says:

    I'd like to be included, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

  2. Tracey D says:

    I know I'm too late to enter this contest but I want to say this book and the others listed sound great. My wishlist is increasing each day!

  3. Ciara Knight says:

    I've never read this kind of book. This is the first that sounds interesting to me. Looking forward to a review from who ever wins.

  4. Lex says:

    Carlie – I did some research into BDSM for Ride the Lightning and picked the brain of a pal of mine from DerbyFever.com. TBS has been a Dom for more than 20 years and he helped me out with some things. Since Insolence isn't so much about the lifestyle as it is about Aric's mixed up emotions, I wasn't real strict about ensuring everything was perfect. It wasn't meant to be because Aric wasn't in that headspace.

  5. Brandy B says:

    Hi Lex,

    This sounds like another awesome book!!!



  6. Yadira A. says:

    WOW… I just love that cover! I love that whole childhood best friend turned lover theme:)


  7. Joder says:

    This sounds like an emotional read. I also like seeing things from the male prospective, so definitely count me in for this.

  8. Sheila says:

    Interesting premise–the dom questioning himself and dealing with his emotions. Sounds good.

  9. Lisa N. says:

    This sounds like a great book and I'd love to read it!

  10. Cathy M says:

    Great excerpt for this one, Lex. And I totally agree about Cherise's stories. I adore her writing, so wonderfully erotic, with memorable characters and heart melting sensuality.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  11. Terra P says:

    Hi Lex, I just had to come by and say that I love the cover on Unbreak Me. Man got to get that one. May take me a while to get pass the cover. No I wont drool on it to bad.

  12. Carlie A. says:

    I like the title on this one. Wondering, how did you go about researching this particular one? 😉



  13. Karin T says:

    Great excerpt! This sounds like a good read.

  14. Count me in! Sounds amazing!

  15. Fedora says:

    This sounds wonderful, Lex–I love stories where they characters have a long history,and then something shifts in their relationship, taking it to an entirely different level. Sounds like Aric and Ainsley are in for quite a ride!

  16. Lex,

    This looks superb. The only other BDSM books I've read have been Eden Bradley's – and hers are all about the emotions and the relationships, too, so it sounds like yours is something I'd really like to read!



  17. Anne says:

    Great excerpt, nice and long so you really get a feel for the wriiting and story. I hope there's more backstory about how/why Ainsley was compelled to be a dom by Arik.

  18. Pamela Jones says:

    I would love a chance to win this…. 🙂

  19. Shirley says:

    I'd love to win this for my daughter. I know she'd love it.

  20. Zrinka Jelic says:

    Loved the excerpt and where the story is going. Would love to read it all.

  21. Lisa Avila says:

    Sounds Great!

  22. Jo Ann White says:

    Yeah! Another great book!

  23. Christine H says:

    Yes this sounds like a GREAT book! I hope I win!!! 🙂 lol

    I like that it's not all about BDSM, I don't care for hardcore BDSM books. I like where you've gone with this story and I can't wait to read it!!!

  24. elaing8 says:

    This sounds really good.please count me in