Day 32: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013


Winner of yesterday’s great group of books is April Holgate! Congrats!

The books I’ve got for you today come from different genres and each author has offered up more than one book! My offering is actually a single book with all of the Christmas Cowboys short stories in it.  We’ve got cowboys, hot holiday romances, sci-fi, and MM! Let’s take a look at what’s up for grabs!

ChristmasCowboys_series_432Christmas Cowboys: The Forbes Ranch Series by Lex Valentine



Christmas at Forbes Ranch is always special. It’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 they’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.

This is an anthology of all five novellas in The Forbes Ranch series of cowboy Christmas stories. The novellas include: Christmas Hookup (M/F), Christmas In Hell (M/F), Christmas Catch (M/M), Christmas Wishes (M/F), and Cupid Christmas(M/M).

SecretSanta_1400Secret Santa by Rhian Cahill

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Sometimes Santa doesn’t give you what you want — he gives you what you need.

The last thing Jenn wants to be this Christmas is merry. Hiding out in her apartment is the perfect place for someone who’s lost more than their Christmas cheer. But secret Santa has other ideas.

Morgan isn’t about to let Jenn spend Christmas alone. With the help of a bogus set of secret Santa envelopes he’ll get his way and deliver the woman he loves the perfect Christmas present.

New Year's KissescvrNew Year’s Kisses by Rhian Cahill



She didn’t plan to fall in love, but he’s not accepting anything less.

Emily has a five year plan, and romance isn’t on it. Unfortunately no one told Wade Johnson that.

Wade never thought he’d need to resort to blackmail to get a date. But if that’s what it’ll take to convince Emily Warner to join him, that’s what he’ll do – and make it a date neither of them will ever forget.

New Year’s is all about new beginnings and Emily and Wade are about to discover the best beginnings start at year’s end.

ToServeisDivineTo Serve is Divine by RE Hargrave

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When Jayden Masterson – a gentleman Dom with a taste for perfection – meets Catherine O’Chancey – a submissive with a mysterious past and a natural desire to submit – he can’t resist the spark that ignites inside him. He wants to learn everything about her – not just her body, but does she want the same? Can Catherine stand up to her past and find the right Dom who can make her feel alive again?



ADivineLifeA Divine Life by RE Hargrave



Over the past year of being Jayden Masterson’s collared submissive, Catherine O’Chancey has worked through the mental terrors left behind by her old Dom — she thinks. To celebrate their collaring anniversary, Jayden organizes a special day, during which her final limits and fantasies will be realized. Will it prove to be more than she can handle? Can she endure the erotic onslaught her mind and body will experience and survive unscathed?

While Catherine faces dark shadows and pleasurable highs, Jayden finds his own inner strength being tested. He has come to realize that, somewhere along the way, Catherine has taken possession of his heart, mind, and body. Now he faces his biggest challenge ever; he must let go of all his submissives but one: his jewel, Catherine. Can he leave his philandering ways behind? Has he made the ultimate mistake by putting his jewel into the hands of others?

AFirstLoveNeverDiesA First Love Never Dies by Margaret Taylor

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In this Science Fiction Romance Action Adventure, Janel Canton must be pregnant by the time Fleet Commander Pearson Acto catches up to her again and only one man will do for that. Her one true love, sexy Montana Sheriff Jake Reeves. But returning to Earth she finds he’s still mourning his dead wife and has become very comfortable in the small-town life. Will introducing him to reality of the Universe be enough for him to move on to a new love and a new home in the stars?

Sheriff Jake Reeves never thought the nerdy girl he and his cronies picked on in High School would someday become a star ship captain capable of holding her own in just about any situation. But when he meets up with Janel again at their 20 year reunion, that’s exactly what he finds! Gone is the nerdy little mouse that never fought back. In it’s place, is a rough and tumble, no holds barred, drop-dead gorgeous woman who he’s going to have one hell of a time not falling in love with…

Join these two as they make their way through a Universe that isn’t as grand as it might seem at first. Help them overcome dangers, misunderstandings, betrayal’s and near-death experiences to find the kind of true love that can only exist in a sweeping Space Opera. Let Janel and Jake introduce you to the worlds beyond our own tiny corner of the Galaxy…

SavingHisLoveSaving His Love by Margaret Taylor



Jake Reeves has spent the last five years helping women Aliens have kidnapped from Earth, find their lives again. It’s been a peaceful time. But he’s deeply missed Janel Canton even though she’s the one that shattered everything he thought he knew. And just like five years ago, his life is once again about to be turned on its ear. His first trip into the great and grand Universe only touched the tip of the Iceberg. This time around, he’ll have to get his act together and not only rescue Janel but face things he never dreamed could exist.

Janel Canton has spent the last five years continuing to ferry women back to Earth and it’s been a good life. She’s missed Jake, thought about him more than she should but is mostly happy with the way things turned out. When Moren leaves for the birth of his own child back on Alcantia, things go horribly wrong and she’s suddenly faced with decisions that will change everything.

Will Jake be able to get it together and Save His Love, or will he once again return to Earth, alone…

No-Flag-FinalNo Flag by Liz Borino

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For Mike and Will, “No Flag” meant “come home alive”, but will their love survive what happens next?

Captain Mike Kelley does not ignore his intuition, so when sexy bartender Will Hayes captures his heart, Mike embarks on a mission to win him over to a Domestic Discipline relationship. Will accepts with one caveat: Mike must promise not to renew his Army contract. Mike agrees, and they spend a year building a life together, getting married, and starting a business.

Only days before their café’s grand opening, Mike receives news that threatens everything he and Will have built. The Army invokes the Stop Loss military policy to involuntarily extend his commission and send him back overseas. Will, left alone to cope with the café, must rely on the support of old friends who may be no longer be trustworthy. Through emails and Skype calls, Mike and Will keep their love and structure alive…until the day a horrific terrorist attack occurs on Mike’s outpost.

Mike awakens in a hospital with a devastating injury and no his memory of the attack. As the only survivor, Mike’s memory may be the key to national security. Mike struggles to cope with his injury and Will struggles to support the man who always held him up. Both fear they have lost their previous relationship. Will has Mike back rather than a folded flag, but in the aftermath of war, can they rebuild the life they had before? Especially when those closest to them may not have their best interests at heart?

Behind-the-Scenes (1)Behind the Scenes by Liz Borino and Michelle Stevens



New beginnings are exciting, but we can rarely outrun our pasts. Steve Michaels and Zack Greene pack up their newly extended family and move to New York City with their nanny, Drew, and his two kids. Having recently been hired to write for a  BDSM show, Steve and Zack use their loving Dom/sub relationship for some experience with the lifestyle, but they need a consultant to fill in the blanks. Alex a local Dom/club owner, can do just that. Everything is going smoothly until Rich, a ex-producer from Ben’s Life and the man who tried to ruin Zack, tries to get a job on the same show. And that’s only the beginning of it.

Zack and Steve offered Drew an opportunity of a lifetime working for them. When Alex shows up for the first meeting with Zack and Steve, Drew realizes he didn’t leave his past behind after all. This becomes more true when his ex comes back wanting to see the kids.

Can Drew trust Alex to help him get over his past? Can Steve manage to keep Zack safe from the man who has haunted him for so long?

Double-Exposure-FinalDouble Exposure by Liz Borino and Michelle Stevens



Family is what you make it. Keeping it together is often more complicated than we realize.With the man who stabbed Zack still on the loose, in reaction to his fear Zack becomes even more dependent on his submissive role in his marriage. This leaves the whole family, especially his husband, Steve, reeling.
Darren, Drew’s abusive ex, won’t let them heal in peace. Darren goes from soiling Drew’s name in the media to harassing his current partner, Alex, until he finally takes the one thing the family can’t afford to lose.
Double Exposure tells a story of a family who have every reason to run, but come through all their trials with hope and love. And a little help from the kink that brought them together.

And there you have it! An amazing bunch of books that one lucky commenter will win! For your chance to take home all of these books, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3am Eastern.) I’ll be back tomorrow with the winner and your last chance to win in this year’s giveaway. New Year’s Eve features books from my good friends Z.A. Maxfield, Lynn Lorenz and Belinda McBride!

Have a great pre-New Year’s Eve day!


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17 Responses to Day 32: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

  1. Mandy Beyers says:

    I would love to win these!

  2. Trix says:

    I’ve been frothing at the mouth for these–whoo!

  3. Emily W. says:

    This is an awesome collection of books, including ones that are on my TBR, so please definitely count me in!

  4. DebraG says:

    love the covers. and the blurbs.

  5. Lee Todd says:

    would love to win these 🙂

  6. bn100 says:

    Some interesting books

  7. Shandra Torbett says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win and have a Happy New Year!

  8. Rose says:

    feels like it’s still Christmas,they’re sure some good looking books ^_^

  9. Lori R says:

    Great books! Thx for the giveaway!

  10. Ute says:

    You’re early with the fireworks. 😉

  11. Yvette says:

    Great grouping!

  12. Mae says:

    I love this assortment!

  13. Mary D says:

    Love…LOVE the assortment. Rather glad that I got a B&N gift card for Christmas so I can look these gems up and make a few purchases. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Trix says:

    Love the assortment, as usual!

  15. Jean says:

    I have Liz Borino’s books, but not any of the others. Great variety! Happy almost New Year’s Eve.

  16. OOOOH!!! Some Sci Fi!!! I’m all over that!
    Hope your Christmas was good Lex!