Day 1: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

Today is December 1 and it’s the first day of my big Holiday Event. I’m so excited this year to have some of my friends back again as well as authors who haven’t taken part in this giveaway in previous years. As usual, there is something for everyone over the course of the next 30 days. The only difference this year is instead of going from Thanksgiving to Christmas, I’ll be doing this every day in the month of December right up to New Year’s Eve.

There are lots of books to win! Multiple books will be given away on each day of the month including every single book in my backlist! My goodย  pals Z.A. Maxfield, Jaime Samms, Jennifer Leeland, Tara Lain, Belinda McBride, Lynn Lorenz, Louisa Bacio, Selena Illyria and Karenna Colcroft are all back. In addition, I have some of the best authors from the publishers I’m with (EC, Loose Id, MLR Press and Pink Petal Books) including Francesca Hawley, Cari Quinn, Lynn Connolly, Angelia Sparrow, Elizabeth Lister, Cherie Noel, Mardi Ballou, Cheryl Dragon, Kaje Harper, Kerry Freeman and many more. There are authors from the blogs I participate in, Flirty Author Bitches and Romancing the Jock. There are authors from the Lords of Aether gay steampunk serial story. And lots of genres are represented from sweet to erotic, MF to MM and menage, contemporary to historical, paranormal and steampunk. Truly, there is something for everyone this year!

Here’s how it works. Every day this month I will post blurbs and cover art for several books here at Sunlight Sucks. Those books up for grabs on that day. In order for you to have a shot at winning that day’s package, you must leave a comment on the post by midnight Pacific time that day. The comments show up with a time stamp for me based on Pacific time (since I live in Southern California) so you’re going to have to do the math and figure out if you’re in time for that day’s goodies or not. I will take all of the entries on that post that were made by midnight and let my kid or my hubs draw one out of the hat. That person’s name will be announced on the next day’s blog post and they win all the books that were up for grabs on the post they commented on.

Today, I’m giving away my book Christmas Cowboys. This is the entire Forbes Ranch Christmas series in one ebook. Christmas Hookup, Christmas in Hell, and Christmas Wishes are M/F. Christmas Catch and Cupid Christmas are M/M. All of them are short and erotic but together they paint a picture of an extended family who believe in love and the magic of Christmas Eve.

Christmas at Forbes Ranch is always special. Itโ€™s a place where dreams come true when you wish on the Christmas star and Happily Ever Afters always happen on Christmas Eve. The magic of Christmas weaves itself through five stories of love with five amazing couples. A supermodel cowboy and an older woman bring a twisted version of the Gift of the Magi to life. A former military pilot and a rancher turn a lonely holiday into the promise of a future. A city girl and a former rodeo star realize that theyโ€™ve been both been wanting the same thing. A cowgirl and a computer geek put their faith in the power of the Christmas star. And two rodeo cowboys heal a decade old wound with forgiveness and a love that never died. Come to Forbes Ranch this Christmas and experience the joy of a holiday happily ever after.


Comment on this post for a chance to win this anthology! And if you happen to live in Orange County, California I might be persuaded to give you a paperback of this book instead, signed by me in person!

And now, here’s some links to awesome holiday book trailers!

Santa’s Executive by Carrie Ann Ryan

I Need You for Christmas by Leah Braemel

Cupid Christmas by Lex Valentine

Secret Light by Z.A. Maxfield

Breath of Heaven by Lex Valentine

A Picture Perfect Holiday by Z.A. Maxfield

Happy December 1!



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29 Responses to Day 1: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

  1. Erica Pike says:

    Oh man, could we trade places to live for just a little while? It’s so cold here *shivers*. Okay, it’s cold outside, but I get cold just from looking out the window.

  2. Emily W. says:

    Count me in!


  3. WOO HOO!!!! Now that’s the way to kick off this most awesome event!!!!!!

  4. Gigi says:

    Please count me in. Thanks!

  5. Judi says:

    Eek! If i’m still on time, please count me in~~~


  6. Suze says:

    Could be too late but I cant work the difference out so i’ll wait and see what comes up here!
    Will try to be on time the rest of the month!

  7. Gabrielle says:

    What a great giveaway! I love cowboys.


  8. Mandy Beyers says:

    Itchy! But he sure looks hot – this looks like a great December read!

  9. Joanne B says:

    They need to get rid of that hay. Thanks for the great month of giveaways.


  10. flchen1 says:

    Sweet, Lex! And ooh, I think my brother lives by Orange County… We were down there during the summer, but live in Northern CA… and mmm… cowboys! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Elle says:

    The cover drew me in! Sounds like a hot read. Thanks for the giveaway.

    iamcoldflesh at yahoo dot com

  12. Sheila Gallagher says:

    Great cover but why do they always cover up the good part? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for the contest.

  13. Trix says:

    Oh, this’ll be fun! Happy holidays!


  14. Catherine says:

    What a cover! There was some debris on my copy though. Could someone please brush aside that pesky hay??

  15. Joder says:

    That book cover alone makes me want to gobble it up….or be one of those strategically placed pieces of hay. LOL! I love those rugged cowboys and think the blurb sounds wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Chris Roberts says:

    Love the cover and love the month of December!

  17. Trish says:

    Hey Lex, thanks for sharing all month long!

  18. Moria says:

    Hmmm, now I’m wondering how early I’d have to leave in order to meet you for this. lol Count me in for the giveaway.

    moriamccain @

  19. DebraG says:

    Love and forgiveness and some cowboys. How can you go wrong?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  20. Yvette says:

    This is going to be an awesome month. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Cyn says:

    I also wished I lived in

  22. Julia says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE me some COWBOYS!!!!!
    Thank you for the giveaway!!!+


  23. Penumbra says:

    I love Christmas stories! Count me in please ๐Ÿ™‚

    Does living in Northern California count instead of Orange County? lol

    • Penumbra says:

      I’m never sure if replyforms that have the email in them need emails typed out again on the entry. Here’s mine anyway ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Winter/Lex says:

      I’m from NoCal originally. Lived there 30 years. And it counts…if you want to drive down to OC to meet me and get the book! I’ll spring for Starbucks and lunch! Good luck!

      • Penumbra says:

        Probably can’t, although it would’ve been fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Going to have relatives visiting and all the holiday stuff going on. December is always crazy.

  24. jennifer mathis says:

    suddenly i wish I live in CA

  25. JoAnna B says:

    Cowboys!! Yeehaw! Love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net