Day 24: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

Whew! It’s Christmas Eve! Can you believe it? And boy, do I have a line up for you today. But first, congratulations to Trix who is Day 23’s winner!

And now, on to a really looooong list of goodies I’m giving away for Christmas Eve. My very good friend Jennifer Leeland leads off this extra special batch of books. Jen’s book is one of MY all time favorite reads and you can bet I’ll be dusting off my copy tonight as I always do. Her heroine is so strong and yet so vulnerable and her hero is the most amazing sub. You will love The Christmas She Rules, I promise! And just to sweeten the pot, Jen’s offering up two more books!

I also have something from my EC pal Francesca Hawley who writes the most luscious heroes and heroines, a holiday book from local author pal Haley Walsh whose Skyler Foxe Mysteries are awesome reads, and more holiday stories from fellow MLR Press authors Cameron Lawton and Anna Lee, fellow RRW author Kari Gregg, a pair of stories from Harlequin author Shirley Jump and one from Samhain author Ellie Marvel. And to cap it all off, I’m offering up a copy of my award winning Ride the Lightning. It’s a day filled with MF goodness, MM yumminess, and BDSM heat! So, here we go!

Jennifer Leeland – The Christmas She Rules (M/F), A Taste of Christmas, Marked For Surrender (M/M/F)


Control is her kink…and she’s losing it.

It’s another gloomy Christmas for Pamela Dane. Not only is it the anniversary of a dark period in her life, but all her friends had the nerve to hook up. It’s not easy for a female Domme to find a playmate. Maybe The Cage in San Francisco will be the perfect place to escape—and find a willing man to chase away the memories.

Christian Nolan is at the BDSM club for the hell of it. Yet the minute Mistress Dane takes control of him, she not only stuns him with her talent, he stuns himself with his willingness to surrender. Her offer to meet him there for another night is intriguing—and frightening.

Pamela’s session with Chris shakes her to the core, resurrecting memories she’s afraid to face. But Chris isn’t willing to let her past haunt her…even if it leaves his heart in tatters.


The holidays are difficult when you have a crazy family.  Tabitha Durst would agree with that sentiment whole-heartedly.  What do you do when a gorgeous guy witnesses just how crazy they are?

Tabitha Durst and Jim Stoddard meet over an expensive bottle of wine.  She needs it and he gets it.  When she tells him she needs that bottle desperately, he thinks she’s out of her mind.  It isn’t until he realizes they need the same exclusive wine for the same people that he sees for himself that she isn’t crazy.  Her family is.  Can he overcome her reluctance to get close to anyone and give her the best Christmas she’s ever had?


When Zevon and Christophe are accused of being traitors to Nylar, they both believe the truth will come out and justice will prevail. But the Blueshift Brotherhood has targeted them and the two men end up with the Nyral Mistresses to be broken. Hope seems gone for the two lovers and they come face to face with their inner secrets when they face the most infamous Mistress of all: the Ball Breaker.

Mistress Andia Cyrus has broken thousands of criminals, turning dominant men into slaves. The two men she’s handed this time, however, are not the usual type she’s used to. They seem to be innocent, for one thing. For another, they’re in love. And for another, she’s starting to fall for them. She begins to dig deeper and soon finds a Blueshift Brotherhood assassin on her tail.

Fate seems to drag them together and Andia, Christophe and Zevon discover they can only survive if they are marked for surrender.

Francesca Hawley – Leader of the Pack (M/F)


Surgeon Dr. Per Goldwolf needs a mate to make partner in a prestigious practice.—a matchmaking service for shapeshifters—not only finds him a mate, they match him with his True Mate. Yohana’s long legs and fair flesh make him lick his lips and her scent makes him rock-hard.

New pack leader Yohana Whitewolf’s life goal is to follow in her sire’s paw prints and lead her pack. Leadership demands sacrifices. To calm her people, Yohana needs a mate. But finding an Alpha male who won’t take over is a tall order. Yohana doesn’t want the complication of a True Mate, but Per is a sexy, intelligent Alpha male and she wants to shred his clothes every time she touches him.

Everything should be perfect—except she’s a pack leader, and the Whitewolf pack is nervous.

Haley Walsh – Foxe Den: A Holiday Collection of Skyler Foxe Short Stories (M/M)


FOXE DEN follows high school English teacher Skyler Foxe and his friends throughout the holidays, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, in this interconnected collection of short stories. Along the way, Skyler gets to inflict his mother on his boyfriend Keith, meets Keith’s parents, and just generally tries to navigate the treacherous waters of a brand new relationship. Unlike the novels, this novella hasn’t any mystery to solve. It’s the sort of stuff that happens between characters once the book cover is closed; a gift of “DVD extras.”

Cameron Lawton – Cancel Christmas (M/M)


The Military Police boys are back and this time it’s murder.

A fast-paced murder mystery featuring the two Military Police investigators from “Yours To Command”. Plans for the holidays are scrapped when a body is found on an Army base in Germany. Still firmly in the closet at work, they stay in a hotel and indulge in some midnight room-hopping but will Rory be able to cope with his assistant’s newly-discovered dominant streak? Who killed the translator and why in such a grisly way? Is there a connection to a recent suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan? Killing doesn’t stop just because it’s Christmas, especially in the British Army.

Anna Lee – Christmas Hopes (M/M)


Christmas is a time of hope and love, but with a guarded heart Ethan Reed refuses to let anyone get close. Until he meets Trevor Hayes…

Doctor Ethan Reed’s life revolves around the hospital and his patients. Nothing will deter his commitment to his job; not even his new fellow, Trevor Hayes. Ethan is instantly attracted to the handsome doctor and the desire he feels isn’t one-sided. Sparks fly, but a guarded Ethan shoves Trevor away, not realizing that what he really wants for Christmas is to be loved and regain the hope he’s lost. Can Trevor get through to him or will Ethan spend another Christmas alone?

Kari Gregg – I Don’t: A Christmas Wish (M/M)


At least he isn’t pregnant.

Seth Murphy campaigned for Marylan’s Question Six, wildly celebrating the Election Day victory for marriage equality. Divorce attorney and live-in boyfriend Owen, however, believes just as passionately that the gay community should focus on a plurality of equal rights protections instead of allocating so many resources and man-hours to one hot button issue.

Owen won’t marry Seth.

Relationship deteriorating, the couple visits the Murphy farm outside Brunswick for Christmas. Seth’s family never considered that Seth and Owen wouldn’t be first in line for a marriage license as soon as same-sex marriage passed. When they find out there won’t be a wedding, their season of miracles is invaded by pornographic gingerbread cookies, frowning church ladies, and a determined father with a tactical assault shotgun.

Neither Seth, Owen, nor their love may survive the family holiday circus to say,  I don’t.

Shirley Jump – The Beauty Charmed Santa, Mistletoe Kisses With the Billionaire (M/F)


Santa’s the one on the naughty list this year! When Cole Benson agrees to play Santa at a Boston-area mall, the former actor is desperate to regain his career. What he doesn’t count on is his seeing his ex, Stephanie Taylor, working as one of the elves. The fire that once simmered between them is lit all over again, and Cole begins to wonder if maybe he can bring about a second chance this Christmas.

He doesn’t realize that Stephanie is hiding a big secret, one that will put this Santa in a compromising position, and make him wonder whether he did the right thing leaving town all those years ago. Stephanie takes a chance on falling for the playboy again, even if it means waking up alone on Christmas morning. Is Santa here to stay this time? Will he become the family man Stephanie needs? Or will he hop in his sleigh as soon as the holiday is over?


Free-spirited journalist Grace McKinnon is happy jet-setting from one adventure to the next. That is, until work beckons her back home for Christmas, to Beckett’s Run—the cozy winter wonderland that contains everything she ran away from years ago, including childhood sweetheart J. C. Carson….

Blazing into town in her red convertible, Grace nearly runs J.C. off the road! And working together to organize the Christmas festival, sparks fly even as their past looms between them.

But with the first snowflakes falling, will Grace be able to resist J.C. under the mistletoe…despite all their differences?

Ellie Marvel – Claustrophobic Christmas (M/F)


Travel Queen Survival Tip #23: If you get stuck in an ice storm, find a hot guy to keep you toasty.

Travel agent Darcy Burkell has a secret. She doesn’t precisely jet around the world despite what’s implied in her popular newsletter about vacation destinations. When she hires photographer James Jones to illustrate her stories, they become close cyber-friends, comparing notes on exotic locales, vacation spots, and much more.

James is sure that Darcy in the woman for him-someone who’ll travel with him instead of expecting him to stay home all the time. Putting his ideas into action, James shows up at Darcy’s office unannounced and suggests they take a holiday trip together.

Darcy is too embarrassed to admit her phobia and turns him down flat. She knows what kind of woman he wants, and she’s not it. But her resolve is tested when she and James become gridlocked by an ice storm. Impassable roads force them to spend hours together in his vehicle. Shivering. And cuddling.

But will the fires still burn between them after Darcy confesses her big secret?

Warning: This title contains dreadful weather, a medium-sized misunderstanding, jelly beans that taste like boogers and coitus interruptus by redneckus.

Lex Valentine – Ride the Lightning (M/F)


Red dragon Emily Carrington found her mate in black dragon Vahid Delrey, but misunderstandings, painful secrets, and distrust keep them apart. Emily thinks Vahid doesn’t want her. Vahid thinks Emily is a stuck up snob who could never truly love him. Both dragons hide crippling secrets from their pasts as their pain at being apart escalates. Emily falls for the strong, sexy black dragon and hides her need of him behind an icy facade. Vahid longs for Emily to need him but can’t bring himself to mate with such a cold woman. When Emily’s secret pain fetish threatens her life, Vahid must decide whether to save her or let her self-destructive ways rid him of the mate he never thought he’d love.

Warning this book contains one asshole hero, one cold as ice heroine, mating in shifted form in a haystack, a suicide attempt, spanking, anal play, BDSM and it’s all needed to create a very happy ending.

To win this huge batch of books, comment on this post until midnight Pacific time.

Merry Christmas Eve to you all!

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37 Responses to Day 24: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

  1. Tami Crooks says:

    Hope it’s not to late to enter love free books

  2. I don’t know if it’s to late to enter, but if not, please count me in for these fantastic books. Merry Christmas too All,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee)
    paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

  3. Lisa H says:

    What an awesome group of books! Thanks and Merry Christmas. 🙂


  4. Ellen Thompson says:

    Sounds like a great selection of books. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  5. Michelle (MiMi) says:

    WOW! Count me in please…
    Thank you, chellebee66(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Penumbra says:

    Count me in please 🙂


  7. Nancy S says:

    What a lovely plethora of books!

  8. Gabrielle says:

    What a great selection of books!

  9. Gigi says:

    Merry Christmas!

  10. I would be so lucky if I won the Ride the Lightning, if I don’t I’m buying that sexy book!! :Q___ Any paranormal book I would be excited to get!

  11. Urb says:

    Happy Christmas Eve! Thanks for a great group of books!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  12. Joanne B says:

    Great selection of books. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Holidays!

  13. Barbra says:

    Merry Christmas!!!! 🙂

  14. Marie says:

    Wow! What a nice collection! Please count me in. Thank you!

  15. Judi P says:

    hehe… yeah~ what an awesome collection. please count me in! 😀


  16. Joder says:

    What an awesome selection of books! Thanks to all the authors for their generosity! Happy Holidays!

  17. flchen1 says:

    Yowza! Merry Christmas, Lex!

  18. Lindsey E says:

    Merry Christmas and safe travels.

  19. Erika says:

    Merry Christmas. This looks like a lot of fun Christmas reading!

  20. bn100 says:

    Happy holidays!

  21. Yolanda says:

    Merry Christmas! Thanks for the naughty holiday reads.

  22. Trix says:

    Thank you so much! Even though it’s naughty to ask to be counted in for today, well… 🙂

  23. I swear you outdo yourself with every days offering. Another great selection of reads.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  24. Rush says:

    And a very happy holidays to you as well. That’s a lot of books you got there! Thank You!

  25. Tracey D says:

    More books for my must have list.

  26. Ronda N says:

    This collection sounds so good! Please allow me in to the drawing! Thanks for the chance at these wonderful titles!

  27. melinda says:

    Happy Holidays and WOW what a lineup!

  28. Kristin says:

    I’m in please

  29. Yvette says:

    Happy Holidays!

  30. Donna says:

    Wishing you a very merry Christmas eve.

  31. Cyn says:

    Merry Christmas! Xxoo throw my name in the hat please.

  32. Susan W. says:

    What a great list of books! Merry Christmas!

  33. Suze says:

    Another awesome day!
    Merry Christmas to you

  34. DebraG says:

    Wow an amazing line up. Congrats to the winner. Merry Christmas and happy holidays

  35. Maggie Mae says:

    Merry Christmas!

  36. Rain says:

    Merry Christmas! 🙂

  37. What a super collection today. Thanks for listing such nice books.
    Laineslite @ gmail dot com