Day 29 – 30 Days of Christmas

OMG. This is the next to last day of my Christmas giveaways. This year has been bigger and better than ever. I’ll have a post on Christmas Day with all the winners’ names, the total number of authors who participated and the total number of books given away. Maybe next year we’ll be able to top it!

For today, I have two really wonderful authors and books for you as well as a copy of my newly released holiday story, Cupid Christmas, which is the last of the Forbes Ranch Christmas Cowboys series. Cupid Christmas is M/M but the other two books are not so it’s a bit of a mixed bag for readers today. I think my publisher hated to see the last of the Christmas cowboys but I couldn’t think of any other characters to give a Christmas Eve HEA to so it was time to end the series. Next year I’ll come up with something new.

The other authors I have for you today are two good friends. Alix Rickloff from my Watercooler Gang group of RWA PAN authors and my dear friend Selena Illyria who has known me since my early days in this industry, sending out my first manuscripts to publishers. Alix has just the hottest hero ever for you and Selena has something oh so sexy for you…dragons! All three of the books up for grabs are part of series. My book is the last of a series. Alix’s book is the first of her series. The last book in her series releases in just a few days on 12/28. Selena’s book is the first of her Dragon New Year series. Here’s some info on the books and authors.

Cupid Christmas

Pink Petal Books

M/M erotic contemporary western romance




It’s another Christmas at Forbes Ranch and this year the family is playing Cupid with Grayson and Jared’s best friend Steve Yarrow. Years before, Steve’s heart was broken by the love of his life Dalton Emory who left him to further his career by marrying a woman with a rich daddy. Now, divorced, outed and publicly humiliated, Dalton is trying to build a business and keep a low profile. He doesn’t believe he deserves a second chance with Steve after the way he hurt him. However, Dalton didn’t reckon with his former lover’s interfering friends, the depth of Steve’s love nor the forgiveness the spirit of Christmas can offer. Can one lonely, broken cowboy forgive himself and accept the love that has always belonged to him? And will the Forbes tradition of Christmas Eve Happily Ever Afters give Steve and Dalton the future they never thought they’d have?

Earl of Darkness

Pocket Books

M/F paranormal romance



The magic she tries to hide . . . Born a lady, but reduced to surviving in the slums of Dublin, Catriona O’Connell has been hired to steal a mysterious book from Aidan Douglas, Earl of Kilronan. But Cat is secretly Other, an age-old mixture of Fey and human—something Aidan recognizes immediately when he surprises the lovely young burglar in his library, about to steal a magical diary.
. . . is the magic he desperately wants. From the moment Aidan sees her, Cat’s spirited beauty enchants him, but her uncanny abilities are what he truly needs, for Cat can understand the mystical language in the diary he inherited from his murdered father. So Aidan makes an offer: translate the book or be thrown in prison as a thief. And as Cat slowly deciphers each page, she and Aidan are drawn together by passion . . . and into the violence of the Other world that is the Kilronan legacy. Can they defeat those who seek the book, or are their lives in even greater danger than their hearts?
A writer of historical-paranormal romance, Alix Rickloff creates a compelling world of magic and enchantment set during the British Regency period. Her books have been described as “sexy and intense”, “exciting and spellbinding” and “a universe you won’t ever wish to leave”. You can visit her at, or
Dragons at Midnight

Etopia Press

Paranormal, Interracial, Ménage, Dragons



Tiger shifter Louisa thought she’d ring in the New Year all alone little did she knew that three, sexy, younger dragon shifters plan on making sure she celebrates things right. Add a little steam, some dragon shifters with a dirty mind and some creative use of furniture and you’ve got the perfect party for four.

Interracial author Selena Illyria was born with an overactive imagination. With great curiosity and a love of writing that pushes her imagination there are many worlds she’d love to explore, from paranormal to sci-fi from cyberpunk and beyond.

Are you willing, dear reader, to step into her worlds? If you do feel free to poke around. Mind the pixies. They can be very um… excitable by newcomers. *wink*

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Now, how hot are those? That dude on Alix’s cover makes me drool! For a chance to win these three books, comment on this post by midnight Pacific time. Merry Christmas!

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22 Responses to Day 29 – 30 Days of Christmas

  1. Fedora says:

    Been hearing awesome things about all these titles, Lex! Thanks for introducing us to so many books for our TBBs and TBRs!

  2. Emily Tardy says:

    All of these books and authors sound great! Again, thank you for the chance to win =)

    Emily T

  3. TINA S. says:

    Happy Holidays!!! Another set of new reads for me…..

  4. Renee' S. says:

    Hello Lex,

    Congrats on your newly released holiday story, “Cupid Christmas” from your Forbes Ranch Christmas Cowboys Series & thank you, thank you,thank you, it’s a M/M Book. Oh how I miss M/M Week. LOL

    Alix Rickloff if a new Author for me but I have read Selena Illyria, she is an excellent Author. I can’t wait to read Dragon New Year: Dragons at Midnigh. This sounds like one Sexy Paranormal read. Mmmm 3 HOT Alpha Male Dragons & 1 Hot Heroine Tiger Shifter….let the Fur & Scales Fly!!!!

    Happy Holidays,
    Renee’ S.

  5. Patricia says:

    These are some hot covers. I’ve enjoyed finding new authors as well as learning about new books.

    panthers.ravens@yahoo dot com

  6. JoAnna B says:

    I just love the cover of Cupid Christmas! All the books sound fabulous! Fingers crossed! 🙂

    Happy Holidays!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  7. Danielle says:

    Can I just say yummy?! And how in the world did I miss a release by you Lex? Your new one looks fantastic. 🙂

  8. Shelly says:

    I’ve really enjoyed reading about all of the authors and their books. Today’s books looks like awesome reads. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  9. Thank You, Everyone for commenting! Happy Holidays!

  10. Joder says:

    Great assortment of books with some really wonderful writers! Thanks for so many presents, you’re the best!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  11. Tracey D says:

    I see some more books for my must have list.

    I have enjoyed all the posts. Thanks for the contest.

    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  12. Amber Hall says:

    Sad that it’s almost over! 🙁 But awesome prizes! Thank you so much!

  13. Cathy M says:

    All three look very hot and sexy, you have all been blessed by the cover goddess.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  14. Estella says:

    Woo! Those books sound awesome!

  15. elaing8 says:

    Its super hot cover day 😀

    They all sound great too.

  16. Anne says:

    I love paranormal romance and I haven’t read either of the other two authors yet.

  17. Hi everyone! Thank you so much for commenting.

  18. REGINA ROSS says:

    some really great covers 🙂

  19. Joanne B says:

    I can’t believe it’s almost over. I really enjoyed finding new authors and books. Thanks Lex.


  20. Lindsey E says:

    I’m sorry it is ending. I enjoyed coming and finding new books.
    linze_e at

  21. Cyn says:

    Whooo yooo I want my name in the hat!!Pick mepick me!! LOL Merry Christmas eve eve to all!!

  22. eeper says:

    Merry Christmas! I’d love to win any of these books. 🙂