Day Twelve: 30 Days of Christmas 2016


Yesterday, I had my Air Force guys Bas and Ryder up for grabs in Afterburner and Breath of Heaven. Breath of Heaven is a Christmas story, meant to make you cry and still warm your heart with love and the spirit of Christmas. I know what it’s like to have bittersweet Christmases like Ryder. More than ever, I feel the need to connect with that spirit because Life has conspired to take so much from me. Yet even in the face of losing my babies and sleeping in my car, I try to give back because if I don’t then I’ve given up and I’m not ready to give up. As I type this, I don’t even know if we’ll be able to pay for the motel room by Monday morning, which is frightening and stressful for us.

This holiday season, please try to give back to someone, to pay forward any favors and kindnesses given to you throughout the year.  There are many people out there who are suffering in different ways. Even small acts of kindness matter especially during the holiday season because not everyone can have a happy Christmas and like Ryder, find that the holiday is bittersweet at best.

So the winner of yesterday’s books and audio book is…Didi! Yay!

Today, I have MM author Stephanie Lake with a gay historical called His Second Chance.

Stephanie Lake is the pen name for a husband/wife team who enjoy writing historical M/M (gay) romance with happy endings and steamy middles. We hope you enjoy His Second Chance, the first book in the His Second Chance series. We’d love to hear from you, so check out our website for contact info at:

Stephanie and Lake joined forces with Jules Radcliffe, another author of queer historical fiction, to produce a monthly newsletter with news and updates on what we’re doing, plus competitions, and giveaways.

Read an interview with Stephanie and Lake by Super Hot Romance author, Shannon Nydia at:

Read an interview with David and Randall at:

Also read, For a Fortnight, an epilogue to His Second Chance at:

sl_hissecondchance_coverinHis Second Chance

A handsome sailor once stole his heart – can Randall forget him in the arms of another?

The Seventh Viscount of Torring, Randall Blair is more than disgusted with unfaithful lovers.  When his last lover announces his engagement to the current reigning belle, Randall decides to suppress his true nature and follow suit.  He is determined, once and for all, to forget the dark sailor who slipped in and out of his life five years before.

Lady Prudence Wedgewood has, for a member of the fair sex, unquestioned beauty, and shows a surprising wit, which will entertain Randall, even if her well-proportioned body does not arouse his desires.  The marriage should at least be, bearable.

Lieutenant David Wedgewood has always been beyond discreet with his unnatural attraction to men.  An attraction, which years ago, nearly set Randall’s bed aflame for a blissful, torrid week.

The Blair and Wedgewood wedding plans unfold flawlessly, until Lady Prudence’s brother returns: Randall’s long lost sailor.

David returned for only one reason: to save his beloved sister from a marriage destined to bring nothing but pain.  Marriage to a sod!  He will kill Randall if that’s what it takes to stop the wedding.  And he is willing to seduce Randall, to prove that this marriage can only end in disaster and heartbreak.

Available at most electronic book stores, including: Loose Id / ARe / Amazon / Barnes & Noble

I’ve been a fan of MM historicals for years and this one looks like a great one! For a chance to win this book, leave a comment on this post before midnight Pacific time. And come back every day through the 30th for more chances to win books!

Before I go, I want to let you know about one more opportunity to get a free MM book. If you didn’t get a chance to win a copy of Broken Bonds, the book I started off this giveaway with, check out InstaFreebie: Just a little holiday goodness for everyone who hasn’t read this book.

Happy Holidays!









Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to Day Twelve: 30 Days of Christmas 2016

  1. Blaine Hall says:

    Lex, are you doing ok? Is there anything I can do to help?

  2. jodi marinich says:

    love m/m historical reads

  3. Stephanie Lake says:

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note. Wishing you all a great holiday!

    And, I’d like to thank Lex for including me in her blog. Great job, Lex! 🙂

    Good luck, and I hope the winner loves, His Second Chance.


  4. Deanna says:

    I love a good historical!

  5. Cinders says:

    Sounds good!

  6. Ginger Connatser says:

    This book looks interesting.

  7. QuinGem says:

    Looks exciting!

  8. susana says:

    I love historical novel, but I haven’t read anything by Stephanie yet. thank you for the chance

  9. Lorraine says:

    Thanks for the opportunity Lex, take care

  10. sadie says:

    What a cool cover.

  11. Debra Guyette says:

    Wow, I would love to read t his one. Thanks for the chance.