Day 18 – 30 Days of Christmas

Today is the start of an entire week of Gay Romance books to be given away here on my blog as part of my 30 Days of Christmas event. I have three amazing authors and three awesome books for you today. The authors are Rick Reed, Matthew Lang and KC Burn. KC is one of the Flirty Author Bitches and one of the Lords of Aether authors. Rick and Matthew are my fellow MLR Press authors.

I posted on the MLR author loop (and on FB too I think) complaining that I needed more men and that I had more last year. Of course, I meant male authors for the giveaway but Rick Reed seemed to think my words would work well in another context. LOL Here’s info on the authors and the books you can win today.


Amber Quill Press

M/M paranormal mystery



Winner of the EPIC E-Book Award for Best GLBT Novel 2009!

Christmas, 1983: A young man, Robert, tends to his soul mate, Keith, who is dying from AIDS. Robert tries valiantly to make this a special Christmas for his lover, but loses the fight late Christmas night.

Christmas, 2007: Robert ventures out late Christmas night and finds a young girl about to fling herself into the unforgiving waters of Lake Michigan. He rescues her, and the two form a bond forged from an odd feeling they share of familiarity, and even love. Neither understands it, since Jess is a lesbian and Robert has never been attracted to women. But there’s more…Jess begins having strange dreams, reliving key moments she couldn’t know about in Keith and Robert’s life and courtship. Robert and Jess begin to wonder if their inexplicable feelings might be rooted in something much more mystical than a savior/victim relationship.

As the two move toward and pull away from each other, Ethan, Robert’s younger lover, plots the unthinkable. His crystal meth-addled mind becomes convinced there’s only one way to save himself, and that is through Robert’s destruction. Christmas 2007 spirals downward to a shattering climax in which both love and lives hang in the balance.

There’s a murder attempt…salvation…redemption…

And a new love is born.

Rick R. Reed is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a two-time EPIC eBook Award winner. His work has caught the attention of Unzipped magazine, “The Stephen King of gay horror,”; Lambda Literary, “A writer that doesn’t disappoint,”; and Dark Scribe magazine, “an established brand—perhaps the most reliable contemporary author for thrillers that cross over between the gay fiction market and speculative fiction.” He lives in Seattle.

To learn more about Rick and his various titles, please visit his website at or at his blog at

The Secret of Talmor Manor

MLR Press

M/M erotic paranormal mystery



After a mysterious package arrives on Jake’s doorstep, he starts having very strange dreams: when he falls asleep he finds himself in a dilapidated English Manor inhabited by a number of ghosts who believe he can  free them from their eternal existence. But when the Lord of the Manor appears in Jake’s living room, Jake finds himself facing some very difficult questions. What should he do about the attraction between him and this turn of the century living ghost? Why is someone trying to kill them in their dreams? And what should he wear to the upcoming Halloween party?

Matthew Lang writes behind a desk, in the park, on the tram and sometimes backstage at amateur theatre productions. He has been known to sing and dance in public, analyse the plots of movies and TV shows, and is a confessed Masterchef addict. He has dabbled in film, machinema, event management and even insurance, but his first love has always been the written word. He is suspected of frequenting libraries and hanging around in bookstores, and his therapists believe he may be plotting some form of literature. WEBSITE

Cop Out

Dreamspinner Press

M/M erotic contemporary romance



Detective Kurt O’Donnell is used to digging up other people’s secrets, but when he discovers his slain partner was married to another man, it shakes him. Determined to do the right thing, Kurt offers the mourning Davy his assistance. Helping Davy through his grief helps Kurt deal with the guilt that his partner didn’t trust him enough to tell him the truth, and somewhere along the way Davy stops being an obligation and becomes a friend, the closest friend Kurt has ever had.

His growing attraction to Davy complicates matters, leaving Kurt struggling to reevaluate his sexuality. Then a sensual encounter neither man is ready for confuses them further. To be with Davy, Kurt must face the prospect of coming out, but his job and his relationship with his Catholic family are on the line. Can he risk destroying his life for the uncertain possibility of a relationship with a newly widowed man?

KC Burn has been writing for as long as she can remember and is a sucker for happy endings (of all kinds).  After moving from Toronto to Florida for her husband to take a dream job, she discovered a love of gay romance and fulfilled a dream of her own — getting published.  By day, she edits web content and at night she neglects her supportive, understanding hubby and needy cat to write stories about men loving men in the past, present and future.  Writing is always fun and rewarding, but writing about her guys is the most fun she’s had in a long time, and she hopes you’ll enjoy them as much as she does. WEBSITE

I want this set of books for myself! RAWR! For a chance to win these three books, leave a comment on this post by midnight tonight. Happy Holidays!

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22 Responses to Day 18 – 30 Days of Christmas

  1. Renee' S. says:

    This is soooooo going to be my FAVORITE Week. I just love the M/M Genres, my eReader is filled with them, Oh but there is ALWAYS room for More!!!! 🙂 & these 3 outstanding books would find a home very nicely on my eReader, LOL
    Take Care & Wishing Everyone a Very Happy Holiday Season,
    Renee’ S.

  2. Angie B says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Wow the first book with previous lives, reincarnation paranormal type. And the second with ghosts again paranormal… yum. My favorite genre. The third book looks great as well.

  4. Barbra B. says:

    They all sound really good! 🙂

  5. Nancy Gilliland says:

    All of these sound great-count me in!

  6. desiree says:

    wow they a re great and the cover are great and stand out put them in my stocking

  7. Rain says:

    lol I could say I need more men over here, too. The ones in the books would do. 😀

  8. Tracey D says:

    I am familiar with each author’s works and I enjoyed them. I look forward in reading these novels.

    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  9. Joder says:

    What a great sounding selection of books from some amazing authors! Thanks for yet another awesome giveaway!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  10. Lindsey E says:

    Good group of books.
    linze_e at

  11. Amber Hall says:

    They’re all awesome choices as usual! Thanks


  12. Anne says:

    They all sound great!

  13. Juliana A. says:

    This group of books sounds great! I would love to win it. I am also looking forward to the next week full of M/M books! They are my favorites and I have been waiting for M/M book to enter into your contests! Yay!

  14. Heather C says:

    Sign me up please

  15. BellaDaddy says:

    Yeah, right…like I would ever miss this Lo)

  16. Julie Hayes says:

    These all sound wonderful! Count me in, please.

  17. Renee Rearden says:


    Thank you so much for the wonderful holiday giveaways. Finding new authors is like opening presents Christmas morning early!

    All three books sound fantastic, but The Secret of Talmor Manor really grabbed my attention. Can’t wait to read about Jake and the strange dreams he starts having!

  18. Kaje Harper says:

    Wow, all three books are on my TBR list; winning one would be great (my daughter’s college fund would thank you) but reading the blurbs moved them up my buy list either way. I’m sure the competition for these will be fierce.

  19. Joanne B. says:

    All three books sound great. I heard about one of them yesterday at Gay Day. Can’t wait to read them all. Thanks for the giveaway, Lex.

  20. Cyn says:

    Whoot you will see me everyday Chica!! I love the sights and sounds of Christmas!! All the books sounds divine.

  21. Melanie Broyles says:

    This would be the perfect Christmas present for myself! & since my b-day is also on Christmas day, it would make the perfect combo to celebrate my 33rd b-day!

  22. Midia says:

    Count me in. 🙂