Day Twenty-One: 30 Days of Christmas 2016


OMG! What a day yesterday was! I’m so happy to be able to pay forward a little what people have done to help me over the past year. If I can make 30 readers happy over the course of the month with the gift of some MM books, I’m a happy camper. So yesterday, we had Sloan Parker giving away a copy of her book Take Me Home and I sweetened the pot with a book of my own. The winner of those books is…Robert Johnson!

Today, I have a very special treat for you! Laura Baumbach, owner of MLR Press, is often known for being just that, a publisher. But before Laura became a publisher, she was a much lauded author of MM books! I’m so excited to have one of her books to give away today, so excited in fact that I’m going to sweeten the pot yet again with something of mine!

lauraheadshot_2016_akmRecognized in 2010 by ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE as ‘a pioneer of the M/M romance genre’, Laura Baumbach is the multi-award winning author of short stories, novels and screenplays. Author of one of the first recognized published resource articles on the category of m/m erotic romance, For the Love Of Man, for ERWA Writer’ Resource article published in September 2008. She is the founder of the only RWA Chapter for GLBT romance author, Rainbow Romance Writers.

Winner of the coveted 2016 RWA Passionate Ink Award for Best Contemporary novella, JACKSON & NICK, Laura is also two time winner of the EPPIE AWARD, one for the adventure paranormal novel THE LOST TEMPLE OF KARRTIKEYA in 2008, and one for the romantic suspense novel MEXICAN HEAT in 2009, (with a FINALIST for the sci-fi novel DETAILS OF THE HUNT in 2007).

MEXICAN HEAT was also a FINALIST for Best Gay Romance in the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards, and received an Honorable Mention at the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival, as well as several RWA chapter awards. Mexican Heat won a coveted CataNetwork Reviewers’ Choice Award for 2009.

DETAILS OF THE HUNT was selected as a Semi-finalist in the 2007 Shriekfest Screenplay competition (in its mainstream ‘buddy’ version) as well as becoming the Winner of Best Telefilm in the aTalentScout, Winter 2004 TV writing contest, and the Fort Bend Writers Guild Screenplay writing Contest for Spring of 2005.

She was named runner up the LRC Best of 2016 Awards for Best Series, and given an Honorable Mention in both the Best Contemporary Story and Best Couple categories. She was also nominated for Best Author 2016. Her sequel to the best-selling novel A Bit of Rough, Roughhousing, was 2007 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner.

Laura devotes herself full-time to publishing and writing. She is the owner of ManLoveRomance Press, a small publishing house that specializes in gay erotic romance, mystery and fiction. ( MLR Press was founded in January of 2007.




51px2qzohkl-_sy346_Rough Ride, #2.5 in the Rough Series

James Justin’s family distanced themselves from him when they learned he was gay. Since then, he’s buried himself in his career so ‘friends’ are really just acquaintances. This holiday season would have been just another lonely time of the year. Except his new lover, Bram Lord, has no intention of letting that happen. Burly powerhouse Bram takes his cautious lover James on a wild ride through both their neighborhood’s slippery, snowy slopes and the even trickier winding trail toward love. Hot holiday heat!

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Doesn’t that book sound like some holiday yumminess? It does to me! Now, I’m going to sweeten the pot with a werewolf / fae mating!

Sunstroked_200Sunstroked – Tales of the Darkworld Book Six

When wildling Corey Green discovers his mate is Seth Dylan, a tough as nails, dour werewolf from the McCallan clan, he thinks his life is set. However, Seth’s not out and doesn’t know if he wants to be. A pivotal sexual encounter between the men has Seth running scared and leaves Corey brokenhearted. The men meet again nearly two years later and this time Seth’s out but Corey’s dark depression is about to send him behind the Veil of the Jewel Box to the fae world. Seth’s determined to make up for running out on Corey, but the wildling’s sunny disposition has gone so dark it may be too late for them to build a life together. With love on his side, Seth sets out return the sunshine to Corey’s soul.

Warning: Contains two hot gay men who love sunshine, sex that makes the plants and trees grow, and a big bad wolf who will do anything to win the man he loves.

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So for Day 21 you get the amazing Laura Baumbach and a little paranormal MM fun from me! For a chance to win both books, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time! And come back every day this month for more book giveaways!

Happy Holidays!

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11 Responses to Day Twenty-One: 30 Days of Christmas 2016

  1. becca jean says:

    I simply love Bram and James. They are one of my fave couples. I have read their story at least ten times if not more.

  2. Lorraine says:

    Would love to read these. Thanks for the chance

  3. Lee Todd says:

    these sound awesome!
    thanks for the chance

  4. Tracey says:

    I have read some of Laura Baumbach’s works and they were great. I look forward in reading more.


  5. Claudia says:

    My very first were James and Bram. I reread every chance I get. Thanks for the giveaway guys.

  6. susana says:

    I love Laura’s books. Thank you for the chance!

  7. Trix says:

    Psyched to read these!

  8. Jillian Too says:

    I would love to read both!

  9. Ginger Connatser says:

    Wow! Can’t wait to read these

  10. Cinders says:

    Aaaccckkkk I

  11. Debra Guyette says:

    Laura was one of my first MM favorite authors. Jame and Bram are amazing heroes and perfect for each other.