Day 23 – 30 Days of Christmas

There are four books you can win in today’s giveaway. The book from my backlist is Where There’s Smoke, the third book in the Phoenix Prophecy. It’s standalone so you don’t need to read the other two books, but it sure is an awesome story if you do! The first book in the trilogy is written by Dee Carney and the second by Mina Carter. Dee’s story is about a merman and Mina’s is a menage with werewolves. My story is M/M and involves the Phoenix and a raven shifter. It’s the story of four brothers whose father wants to kill them.

The other authors and books rounding out my giveaway are all amazing. First, we have Elizabeth Lister’s The Crush. I did the cover and trailer for this one and had to read it. I found myself LOVING this story! There’s even a sequel to this one, one of MLR Press’s holiday releases, Holiday Matinee. (It’s just as good as the first book! Love, love, love me some Jack!) The next book is Xavier Axelson’s The Birches. I met Xavier when he interviewed me for the Examiner and he did a great job! And last, but not least, Ethan Stone offers winners a choice of his backlist. He’s got some great books so the winner will be hard pressed to choose!

This is a all gay rom day with great books that you can win so comment on this post by midnight for your chance to take these books home! Here’s some info on the books and authors.

Where There’s Smoke: Book Three of the Phoenix Prophecy

Liquid Silver Books

M/M, shifters, Erotic Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance

The Phoenix Prophecy buy links:

Book One – Deeper Than The Ocean by Dee Carney

Book Two – Playing Wolf by Mina Carter




A murderous father. A son with a price on his head. Zander’s year-long affair with a mysterious woman ends when she tells him that her abusive mate is the father he’s never known. The woman, a prophesy-dreaming immortal known as the Phoenix, explains that Zander has three brothers and that his father killed their mothers. Now, the Phoenix has dreamt of her mate’s death and Zander’s destiny. Voth is the Phoenix’s successor and Zander’s true mate. The two set out to find Zander’s brothers while eluding the assassins sent after them by Zander’s father. Passion burns hot between them, sealing their fate, as their journey leads them to fulfill the Phoenix’s prophecy.

The Crush

MLR Press

M/M erotic contemporary romance




Jack Claridge’s sister, Amy, has a big crush on her English professor, Michael Donovan. When Jack agrees to accompany her on an outing with the object of her affection, the last thing he expects is the professor’s reaction to him. One surreptitious hand-job later and Michael is hooked. But will Jack ‘use him and lose him’ or does Jack care for the professor more than he thinks? And what will he tell Amy?

Elizabeth Lister lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with her very tolerant husband and two beautiful children.   She has a BA in Psychology and a certificate in Dramatic Scriptwriting.  Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009, Elizabeth believes in the healing powers of great sex and a positive outlook.


The Birches

Seventh Window Publications

M/M erotic contemporary romance



Perfection isn’t everything, although it’s everything Leo wants. His desire to become the perfect chef may keep him at the top of his class, but it drives his friends and family crazy while keeping love and passion on the back burner. That is until he meets Dock, owner and chef of the new and popular restaurant, The Birches. Although Dock isn’t a trained chef, Leo finds the food he cooks delectable and the man behind the food irresistible. The lessons taught at the hands of an untrained cook may be just what this uptight chef needs to let go.

Xavier Axelson is a writer of erotica for Silver Publishing and Seventh Window Publications.  He is also the Los Angeles Sex Advice Columnist for, contributes regularly to Queer Magazine Online, and writes a column for All Bear Online Magazine.  Xavier has worked in the adult industry for over 15 years.  During this time, he has assisted countless people with exploring their healthy sexual needs, questions, and lifestyles.  Xavier has several degrees in fields such as communications, library technology, and literature. WEBSITE

Choice of: In the Flesh, Flesh & Blood, Blood & Tears or Wolf Moon

Dreamspinner Press



In the Flesh: Reno Detective Cristian Flesh lives his life by a strict set of personal rules, preferring one-time flings and anonymous encounters to committed relationships. His rules work for him… until his life is turned upside down when first, a former lover, a famous televangelist, is attacked, and then one of his one-night stands is murdered, making Cristian the prime suspect.

When handsome lawyer Colby Maddox takes his case, Cristian finds himself wanting to break all his rules about relationships. The instant attraction between them is undeniable. But before they can contemplate any kind of future together, they’ll have to clear Cristian’s name by finding the real murderer.
Flesh & Blood: Detective Cristian Flesh is about to find out that he can only run from his past for so long.
When a local man is attacked and the suspect is a hustler, Cristian knows there’s more to the case than meets the eye. His investigation will lead him into a maze of lies, deceit, and underage prostitution. But that’s only the beginning as people start disappearing and turning up dead. Cristian begins to realize that solving the case and stopping the murders won’t be enough. If he wants to make his new life with lawyer Colby Maddox work, he’ll need to face the demons of his past and put them to rest once and for all.

Blood and Tears: The last thing Gabe Vargas wants to do after losing his girlfriend and nearly dying is leave his young son. But that’s exactly what FBI Agent Drew Bradley is asking him to do. According to Drew, the only way to protect Gabe and find the killer is to fake Gabe’s death.

With an already established adversarial relationship, protecting a firebrand like Gabe isn’t exactly a picnic for Drew either. But when Drew lets his guard down, his feelings of desire for Gabe leave him confused. Before the crime can be solved, Drew will have to risk more than his job. He’ll have to risk his heart.

Wolf Moon: When college student Jack Coleman meets Derek Malone at a party, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Lies and secrets almost derail the relationship, but they face the problems head on, and it isn’t long before Jack and Derek decide to take their relationship to the next level. That’s when things get complicated.

It turns out Derek and several other people Jack thought he knew are werewolves… and so is Jack. In fact, his unusual birthmark brands him as a Chosen One, a werewolf of great power destined to be alpha. But Jack isn’t sure he’s cut out to be a leader. When a pack rival, Elias Fairchild, kidnaps Derek to force Jack’s hand, Jack has to make up his mind: Will he deny his newfound heritage or risk it all to save Derek’s life?

Ethan Stone is a struggling author. Struggling with getting those damn words out of his head and onto the computer. Struggling with being a father to a teenage son. He lives in a very small town in Nevada. He’s not sure why people choose to live there. He’s not even sure why he lives there. He’s got a day job that interferes with more important duties such as reading, writing, sleeping and drinking Mt. Dew. WEBSITE

Whew! Those all sound incredibly HOT! Today’s winner will have to sit in the snow to read these! Comment on this post by midnight if you want a chance at all this hotness! Happy holidays!


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26 Responses to Day 23 – 30 Days of Christmas

  1. Anne says:

    They all sound like great reads. Pls. add my name to the draw.

  2. Marissa says:

    Please add me as well. This giveaway sounds very good.
    Happy holidays!

  3. Cornelia says:

    Please count me in,thank you.

  4. Sue says:

    I am finding this quite fascinating 🙂 I drop in to your blog whenever I get the chance.
    Please add me to the draw.

  5. Marie* says:

    ~*Merry Christmas All*~
    Please put my name in the sack 🙂

  6. Matthew Lang says:

    I’d love to win one of these. Fingers crossed my name comes out of the hat!

  7. Lindsey E says:

    Nice selection of stories.
    linze_e at

  8. Sarah Kalaitzidis says:

    Oh god hot cover! I’m in woooo!!!
    Great giveaway!

  9. Nancy Gilliland says:

    Great choices today, Lex!!!

    nancyg5997 at

  10. Helen says:

    Forgot to add my email addy –

  11. Helen says:

    What a fabulous collection of books Lex!

  12. Renee' S. says:

    Your “30 Days of Christmas” has been soooo much fun Lex, especially when you have my favorite M/M Genres included 😉
    Oh if I win today I will most definitely have to purchase
    “Book One – Deeper Than The Ocean by Dee Carney of the The Phoenix Prophecy” &
    “Book Two – Playing Wolf by Mina Carter of the The Phoenix Prophecy”
    To go along with your book, “Where There’s Smoke: Book Three of the Phoenix Prophecy”

    You can never go wrong with Ethan Stone, all 3 books will be Awesome!

    Elizabeth Lister & Xavier Axelson will be new Authors for me & I would have fun reading their Books!

    Take Care & Have a Very Happy Holiday Season,
    Renee’ S.

  13. says:

    Wow, count me in on this one, too.

  14. JoAnna B says:

    Forgot my email
    Beckerjo at Verizon dot net

  15. JoAnna B says:

    A lot of great books! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. JoAnna B says:

    Wow a lot of great books! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Beckerjo at Verizon dot net

  17. Amber Hall says:

    Great books as usual!

  18. Joder says:

    I LOVE reading the m/m genre and these sound like a great group of books. Thanks for the giveaway!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  19. Tracey D says:

    Wow. All of these books are going on my must have NOW list!!

    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  20. Bettie Zyx says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I’ve got a buddy in DC to shop for who’s in desperate need of a few happy endings! -Bettie

  21. Andrea says:

    Love your 30 days… so far – count me in on this one.

  22. Midia says:

    Count me in.

  23. Joanne B says:

    Have really enjoyed your 30 Days of Christmas blog so far. Keep up the good work. Thanks for the giveaway.


  24. It’s nice to have a chance to find new authors that I have never heard before. I’m finding a lot of new books that I can’t wait to read and read again. Thank you. Happy Holidays!

  25. Amy Johnson says:

    I’m digging the blog! lol I enjoyed reading it and getting a bit of insight to some great writers.

  26. Laura B says:

    Sounds great count me in, Thanks