Day 23: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013


Winner of yesterday’s books is Claudia! Yay! Also Angi‘s answer to my question about the jets on the cover of Breath of Heaven came closest to the actual answer so she wins her choice of audiobooks from me.

The answer to the planes question: The planes are F-16s, but those are specifically USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team F-16s. The aerial pass on the cover where the #5 plane is inverted above the other plane is called a Calypso pass. In Afterburner, both Bas and Ryder were once with the Thunderbirds, Ryder taking over the #5 plane after Bas leaves the team at the end of his term. The third book of the trilogy has yet to be written (although I’ve started it) and it’s title is Inversion, named after #5’s most famous stunt. The entire series is called Holding Hands which is a fighter pilot term about flying in close formation with another pilot/jet.

christmashookupcover150Today’s books are also holiday themed. There’s some very hot MF holiday yumminess from Lucy Felthouse, Rachell Nichole, Shauna Aura Knight, Lily Rede and me! My offering is one of the Forbes Ranch Christmas stories. You can read the first of this series, Christmas Hookup for FREE.

Download a copy of Christmas Hookup HERE.



CIH_432Christmas in Hell by Lex Valentine



Devon Marsh is resigned to spending Christmas in Hell. A city girl, Devon accompanies her boss to their family ranch where she feels out of place. Even worse, she is faced with the prospect of dealing with former rodeo star Jared Abbott, one of the cowboys on the ranch. Sexy as hell Jared spins Devon’s wheels in a big way, but in the past, he’s made it clear that he despises her. When the two of them are caught in a rainstorm on Christmas Eve, emotions run high and ignite into passion. Can cowboy Jared convince city girl Devon that living in a town that smells of horse and cow poo is worth it if she has him?

sexy noel sleeping in a barnReindeer Games: Cupid by Lucy Felthouse


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As a postman by day, and one of Santa’s reindeer on a single very special night, Cassius Cupid eats, sleeps, and breathes deliveries. He doesn’t mind, but sometimes wishes that someone would send him something more exciting than bills and junk mail.

One cold January morning, Cassius gets his wish. A young woman arrives with a parcel. Turns out it’s for his housemate – but Cassius doesn’t care. All he’s interested in is Carina – the beautiful female courier.

Has Cupid finally met his match?

RN_SpicyWithASideofCranberrySauceSpicy With a Side of Cranberry Sauce by Rachell Nichole


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Amy Easton’s idea for the perfect Thanksgiving doesn’t include giving up the last can of cranberry sauce to a stranger, no matter how sexy he is. She will make this holiday special for Dad even if it kills her. And that means getting everything on the shopping list.

Mason Rider is home to help his mom through her first post divorce holiday, but when he finds the seductive blonde who body-checked his grocery cart standing in Mom’s kitchen, he doesn’t know what to do. Sharing Thanksgiving with this woman and her father wasn’t part of his damned plan.

Who would’ve thought that a simple can of cranberry sauce could lead to holiday disaster? Or to happily ever after?

WinterKnightsVigilCoverA Winter Knight’s Vigil by Shauna Aura Knight


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Sexy, kilt-wearing Tristan has captured Amber’s attention on many occasions. But as members of the Kingsword coven, which has strict rules about intimate relationships inside the circle, dating him is out of the question. When the coven heads to a secluded woodland cabin to celebrate the Winter Solstice, Amber finds herself closer than ever to Tristan. As the Longest Night approaches and their group’s ritual workings intensify, the pair realizes that they can no longer hide from their feelings.

Just as King Arthur held vigil before being knighted, Tristan and Amber face their shadows—and the realization that one or both of them might have to leave the coven. Or can they be together without breaking their honor?

The Kringle Girls - SMALLThe Kringle Girls by Lily Rede


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The Kringle Girls aren’t naughty, but the night is young! Santa’s four daughters are all single this Christmas Eve, but holiday romance is about to catch up with them. Follow Holly, Ivy, Noelle, and Merry on the family’s most important night of the year, and see what happens when they each get tripped up by a little magical matchmaking. Sweet and sexy, it’s a night not to be missed!

HOLLY – It’s hard to be normal when you’re Santa’s daughter, but Holly is giving it her best shot, staying out of the family business and building a life for herself as a small town teacher. However, the elves and Mrs. Claus decide to help things along when Holly falls for David, the hot divorced father of one of her young students. When Santa “accidentally” leaves the little boy’s present behind, the family calls on Holly to deliver it herself, even if it means a midnight tangle with David and a chance to make all her naughty wishes come true.

IVY – Determined to keep Santa’s empire up with the times, Ivy is so busy managing the company’s newly formed External Relations department that she can’t even take time out for the Christmas Eve party. Which is all for the best, because Ivy has a secret. However, when Rafe, her sexy business partner, discovers the Kringle Girls’ odd susceptibility to mistletoe, he decides to use the magical plant to launch his seduction of the cool and reserved beauty. As the party rocks on around them, Rafe will use every sexy trick in the book to woo Santa’s daughter, and get her to admit that not only is she as head over heels for him as he is for her, but that they belong together, even after Christmas is over.

NOELLE – Competitive and outrageous, Noelle doesn’t always play well with others, and lives a life of relative solitude out on the remote ranch, tending Santa’s magical reindeer and their families throughout the year. She’d be the last to admit that she’s a little starved for human companionship, and now that Santa’s rescinded her magical ability to pop from place to place for a whole month – after the silliest little spat – she’s really all alone. Forced to make the trek up to the North Pole by conventional means, Noelle picks up Will, an emotionally damaged drifter. As they travel, they find that a little vulnerability and a lot of heat can equal explosive chemistry, but can they make it to the North Pole with their hearts intact?

MERRY – Santa’s baby, Merry is the youngest, and has spent most of her life being bowled over by her confident and determined older sisters. Too timid to leave the North Pole, she’s contented herself with a life as Toy Manager to the elves. However, sometimes a Kringle Girl needs a little more than elf companionship. Unfortunately, the only likely prospect is Ben, her father’s new handyman. He’s hot and sweet and he might be interested, but shy Merry can’t seem to string two words together when he looks at her with those steel blue eyes. Can she overcome her shyness to go after what she wants? Or will she let Ben slip through her fingers?

What a great line up of books! For a chance to win them all, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.)

Have a great day!



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8 Responses to Day 23: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

  1. These books do all look great! I want to thank Lex for hosting this, and also just say that I loved your Christmas Hookup story, Lex! I look forward to reading more.

  2. Yvette says:

    Love this theme of books.

  3. DebraG says:

    I see the most amazing books here.

  4. bn100 says:

    Interesting covers

  5. flchen1 says:

    What a fabulous holiday line-up today, Lex! Thanks!!

  6. elaing8 says:

    Reindeer shifter interesting 🙂 They all sound festively great.

  7. Joder says:

    Definitely need help getting in the mood so I sssoooo hope I win!

  8. What a easy for me to jingle my bells with this collection lol.