Day 17: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013


Winner of yesterday’s MM paranormal books is Joe! Congrats!

According to my massive schedule for this event, today I’ve got historical books for you. Some really interested books are in the line up by some pretty amazing authors. Here’s what you could win:

helenaschristmasbeau_msrHelena’s Christmas Beau by Aileen Fish


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Facing her second Christmas since the loss of her fiancé, Helena relies on her favorite traditions to bring back the joy of the season. Yet from stir-up day to bringing in the greenery on Christmas Eve, her cousin’s brother-in-law Duncan is underfoot, questioning her every action.

As Duncan plays along with the outdated rites, he realizes how much he’s missed Helena’s laughter. When he hears she plans to re-enter the Marriage Mart the next Season, he is struck with jealousy. Is he falling in love, or simply under the spell of the holiday season?

TreasuringTheresaTreasuring Theresa by Susana Ellis


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She’s a country lady. He’s a London swell. They have nothing in common. Or have they?

Lady Theresa despises London society. What’s worse is that she has to attend the betrothal ball of the young man she expected to marry. To deflect all the pitiful glances from the other guests, she makes a play for the most striking gentleman there—who happens to be her Cousin Damian, who is everything she despises.

Damian, Lord Clinton sees a desperate young lady with no social graces, and it solidifies his opinion that country folk are beneath him. But it so happens that he is the heir to that young lady’s father’s title and estate, and the time comes when he finds himself obliged to spend some time there.

Thrown together, both Damian and Theresa discover each other’s hidden depths. But are their differences too much to overcome to make a successful match?

Rain-highresRain by Nicole Hurley-Moore


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1216 AD

Nuri is caught between heaven and hell. Two men fight for her love and her soul. The first is Maras, an elemental being who follows the storms. The second is Brother Erebus, a pious monk whose tortured soul is twisted by his desire for her. But Nuri may sacrifice more than her heart when the Church brands her angel a demon. As Brother Erebus will do anything to protect her soul from the silver haired devil, even if he has to crush her body to do it.

SHADOW'S CURSEShadow’s Curse by Alexa Egan


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Can the magic of desire defeat the powers of darkness?

Forced by her half-brother to use her dark gift of necromancy for profit, Callista Hawthorne is determined to flee to her one chance for safety, her aunt in Scotland. With no hope of success unless she finds help on the long road north, she offers cursed shapechanger David St. Leger an irresistible bargain.

David—one of the mysterious Imnada—stalks the night streets of Regency London as a large black wolf. Renounced by his own kind, he spends his desperate rage on thieves and murderers. While Callista’s proposal will allow him to escape the terrible enchantment binding him, agreeing to her terms will force him into the treacherous world of the half-Fey Other, his clan’s ancient foes.

Drawn together by danger, David and Callista find passion in each other’s arms. But can they forswear the centuries of enmity separating their two races, and find a love they dare not even imagine?

LOA_Vol1I have an historical languishing in my manuscript file gathering dust because I’ve never done anything with it. That means I have no historical offering for you. Instead, I have a link to a free story. I’m not the only author and the book is steampunk rather than historical.

Lords of Aether is a free story that is posted online. The link below is for an ebook of the entire first year of posts. Currently, LOA is on hiatus, but will resume in 2014. You can read all the posts, including those that came after this book, at

Lords of Aether Volume One download link from All Romance eBooks.



In turn of the century London, a handful of men, members of the exclusive Lords of Aether club, discover that the English Imperial Empire is under assault by a nebulous enemy. Murders of key figures in the criminal underworld abound and innocent men are framed for the crimes. Government officials change their stance on political issues overnight following the near death experiences of those close to them. Experiments related to aether are covered up. Inventors and others with military knowledge have mysteriously disappeared. Strange banking and finance issues cripple the Empire. As the government’s funds dry up, crime rises, signaling approaching anarchy. Something dire is afoot and disparate clues lead to one dead end after another for the Lords of Aether.

The search for a missing lover becomes the painstaking uncovering of a plot against the world’s governments that begins with the crippling of the English Imperial Empire. The Lords of Aether battle their own demons and personal issues as they work together to discover just who is behind the ingenious and nefarious plot. When their investigations lead them to an ancient arcane society they find more chaos and evil than they ever imagined existed. A master criminal with ties to the Imperial family, unlimited wealth and resources, and no conscience leads them down a twisted path of destruction and deception. The Lords of Aether must pool their own resources, call upon their trusted friends and family members and work together to save the Empire and the world.

And there you have it for today! It’s a great line up of books you could win plus a free download of gay steampunk. For a chance to win the books listed here today, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.) If you’ve read all these books, leave a comment about that and you could win a free audiobook from me!

Have a great Sunday!




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9 Responses to Day 17: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

  1. DebraG says:

    Amazing collection of books. Thanks for the chance.

  2. flchen1 says:

    How fun–thanks, Lex!

  3. Yolanda says:

    Thanks for the contest.

  4. bn100 says:

    Haven’t read this authors before

  5. Yvette says:

    Thank for the chance to win.

  6. Kathy N says:

    I’ve read “Shadow’s Curse” and loved it. David is a great hero.

  7. Joder says:

    I LOVE historical books and these look like a great assortment! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Katrina says:

    Would love to win.

  9. Emily W. says:

    Count me in thanks!