Day 20: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013



The winner of yesterday’s books is Jean! YAY!

Today we have MF yumminess from me, Dee Carney, Cassandra Carr, Marcia James and Eve Rabi! My book Mating is up for grabs and for those of you unfamiliar with my work, Mating is the companion book to the book I gave away yesterday, Runaways. They are on a concurrent timeline so you can read them in either order but Mating actually has an epilogue for both books so you might want to read it last. Both are stand alone as well. Now, let’s get right to it!

mating _msrMating by Lex Valentine



As Alpha, Roul Verlaine always looked out for his twin. When Ranulf flees to New York City with his new mates, Roul hires the Watcher Agency to check on him. All thoughts of his brother vanish when Roul meets the sexy owner of Watchers. Morgan Kale is a rare white werewolf, a lone wolf who sets Roul’s senses on fire. His wolf instantly wants her and Roul can’t resist her. She bests him at chess and martial arts and is the fiercest, most perfect lover he’s ever known. And he doesn’t want to leave her.

Morgan knows instantly she and Roul are mates even if he hasn’t figured it out yet. His seduction overrides her common sense and yearning heart. The sex is mindblowing and they even get along outside the bedroom. But Roul is in town for only three days, and Morgan must decide whether to tell him they are mates…or let him walk out of her life forever.

Cravings72webCravings by Dee Carney


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The best chef wins…but their hearts could lose the prize.

Close to the Heat, Book 2

Chef Lee Solomon is so going down.

How dare he call a tow truck on Chef Ginger Danielle’s customers just because they might have been parked in front of his restaurant while dining at hers? So what if he’s gorgeous, successful, and a master of gourmet cuisine, it doesn’t mean he can do as he pleases.

When he suggests they settle their differences with an underground cooking competition, Ginger is all in. Her feel-good comfort food against his fancy fare? Game on!

Lee has tried to ignore how badly he wants to see Ginger in his bed, but he’s finished fighting it. Their antagonism—and their mutual lust—is at an all-time high; when it comes to this particular battle, he has no intention of losing. He’s set on seducing the petite chef, no matter what the cost to his profession.

But when it comes right down to it, his pride whispers that there can only be one winner. Does he give up the competition… or give up the girl?

Warning: Features a dirty talking chef, thousand-calorie recipes, and a very private menu of delicious seductions.

Underneath It All-FINAL COVERUnderneath It All by Cassandra Carr


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Professional hockey player Rob D’Amico is confused when he’s chosen to take part in a reading program for inner-city students. While athletes are role models, he tends toward the gregarious and playful side, rather than a studious bent.

Despite the lack of funding plaguing her inner-city district, every day kindergarten teacher Alaina Rossa ensures her students learn something to prepare them for life. At first she’s unsure how a hockey player will help her achieve that goal.

When Rob visits Alaina’s class for the first time, they welcome him with open arms, despite the lack of even the basic supplies for their education. He takes it upon himself to get the students what they need, sweeping Alaina up in the excitement.

As time goes by and she learns more about Rob, Alaina finds her heart opening to him. Is it possible her soul mate could be found in a world so different from her own? And for Rob, the last person he thought he’d find forever love with was an elementary school teacher wearing clothes permanently stained with finger paint. But when you’re playing for keeps, sometimes you have to get a little dirty.

HUTH 2012Heating Up the Holidays by Marcia James


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Nicky Paxton is up to her pointed elf ears in work—filling in for a sick Santa’s helper, corralling kittens in a mechanical winter wonderland and running her family’s department store chain. With only 14 shopping days until Christmas, the last thing she needs is the return of her high school heart-breaker.

Lawyer and single dad Chris Spencer leaves the Los Angeles rat race to raise his five-year-old daughter, Holly, in his sleepy Virginia hometown. His first goal is to make sure Holly has a Christmas to remember. His carefully laid plans don’t include a second chance with his first love.

When Holly asks the store Santa for a “fairy pony puppy”, Chris enlists Nicky’s help to track down the elusive item. Despite Nicky’s resolve not to re-gift her heart to Chris, their sexual attraction could power the town’s holiday light display. With the help of mistletoe, a hairless dog and a lonely child, Chris and Nicky just might get their Christmas desires.

My Brother My RivalMy Brother, My Rival (Books 1 and 2) by Eve Rabi


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Cody Garrett, a former Navy SEAL, has never met a skirt he didn’t fancy. His six-pack, rugged looks and bad boy image ensures a steady stream of hot babes waiting to slip him their phone numbers wherever he goes. So, he is confused when Bridie Barker refuses to go on a date with him. It’s not like she’s a stunning beauty or something. According to him, her ears are big, she’s well-rounded and she’s not even a D-cup. In spite of her shortcomings, the more she pushes him away, the more he finds himself thinking of her.

Twenty-year-old Bridie Barker has control issues. Every detail in her life is planned. Her closet is color-coded and she has an array of storage containers, to ensure that everything is in its correct place. Her whole world is black and white, and grey areas are a no-no.  When she meets the warm and grounded Scott Garrett, she thinks she has found her soul mate. Unfortunately, and to her disappointment, things don’t pan out with Scott.

While waiting tables, she has a disastrous run-in with his brother, wild boy Cody Garrett, King of Body Shots, who parties every night with a different girl. Even though he’s good to look at and makes her laugh, she turns down his advances as he’s clearly the tag-and-release kind of guy. Besides, she is pretty sure he owns not a single storage container, and she’s certain that his closet is not color-coded. Problem is, Cody Garrett finds her rejection an aphrodisiac and pursues her.

What a great slate of books! For a chance to win all of them, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.) If you’ve read them all leave a comment about that and you could win an audiobook! Tomorrow, it’s BDSM day with a great line up of authors who write MF BDSM.

Have a great hump day!


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14 Responses to Day 20: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

  1. Lindsey E says:

    These books all sound intriguing.

  2. flchen1 says:

    Hubba hubba! Thanks, Lex!

  3. Emily W. says:

    Please count me in, great collection of books!

  4. Yolanda says:

    Great line up. Love the cover for Mating.

  5. Anna says:

    Sounds good, count me in.

  6. DebraG says:

    You find such amazing books to feature.

  7. elaing8 says:

    Please count me in. These sound great

  8. Yvette says:

    Would love to be counted in.

  9. bn100 says:

    Haven’t read these authors

  10. Joder says:

    Such a great selection of books! I’m particularly drawn to your book Mating as the cover is drool-worthy! Thanks for another great day of giveaways!

  11. Ute says:

    Eve Rabi is new to me. But the books sound promising, I really have to have a look 🙂

  12. Marcia James says:

    Thanks, Lex, for this opportunity to be on your blog! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

  13. Thanks for featuring me today! Sounds like a great line-up of books, as usual!