Day 24 – 30 Days of Christmas Giveaway 2017

This week has just been crazy hot with amazing books! Yesterday, I gave away a book and hosted Lane Hayes and Riley Hart, both from SoCal. The winner of those three books is ShelliRie! Hooray!

Now that it’s Christmas Eve I have a special giveaway for you. On the one hand, I’ve got something new for you…new author Dale Cameron Lowry! Then I’ve got something more established for you, Rainbow Romance Writers Chapter co-founder Laura Baumbach! And finally, I have something that is a little of both, a first novel from long-time editor Kris Jacen! It’s extra special having Kris today because it’s her birthday! Let’s take a look at the author bios and books!

Hi! I’m Dale. My number one goal in life is getting my cat to stop eating the dish towels. My close second is to write things that make people feel like they’re not alone in the world.  I began writing for fun when I was a kid living in the Netherlands and needed something to do whenever it rained—about five times a day.

I’ve been making up stories ever since, from overly workshopped literary fiction (college almost destroyed my muse) to off-the-cuff fanfic. Queer Mormons have a way of popping up in my work. So do immigrants and emigrants, people with disabilities, multilingual folks, and others who, like me, spend their lives navigating multiple cultures. You can find out more about me and my books (and sign up for a free audiobook!) at

Falling Hard

Nine of Dale Cameron Lowry’s best short romance stories, available for the first time in one book. Meet a sign language interpreter who finds unexpected love at middle-age, college students in their first relationships, a vampire who would rather be a vegan, and a proudly gay ex-Mormon atheist who develops Bible-study apps for a living. From sweet to erotic, this collection exhibits the quirkiness, fun, and diversity Dale’s writing is known for.

Part 1: Falling Fast

Warm up with whirlwind romances that last. Includes the contemporary short romances:

  • Mi Alma
  • Loggerhead
  • Reading the Signs

Part 2: Falling Fantastically

Because reality is overrated. Includes four paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi stories of romance and eroticism with ghosts, fairies, vampires, and space travelers:

  • Born of Fire
  • Ghost of a Chance
  • Far From Home
  • Sweeter Than Blood

Part 3: Falling Deep

The deeper the love, the hotter the intimacy. Two short erotic romances—one about two college students in their first serious relationship, the other about a middle-aged couple who fall for a third man.

  • Rough Love
  • Pacific Rimming

Named by ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE as ‘a pioneer of the M/M romance genre’,  Laura Baumbach is the best-selling, multi-award winning author of short stories, novellas, 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. Laura devotes herself full time to publishing and writing. She is the owner of ManLoveRomance Press, a small publishing house that specializes in m/m erotic romance, mystery and fiction. (

Genetic Snare

Betrayal, passion, adventure, primal sex, and a fight to the death. Mating a 26th century Oracan Bounty Hunter with an 18th century Earth pirate has its little glitches.

Bounty hunter Talos bows to pressure to bring his life mate home for the completion of his strict warrior culture’s bonding ritual. Aidan, displaced 18th century Earth pirate — light- fingered, sly, charming, and understandably naive about the new world he’s been thrust into — can’t wait. Even if it turns out someone wants him dead. The 26th century looks different, but it turns out to be a lot like his old life!




Kris Jacen grew up just north of Boston, Massachusetts, met her soldier in high school but didn’t married him until almost ten years later. She moved around with him and their daughters (born in two different states thanks to the Army) for the first 19 years of their marriage (they’ll celebrate their silver anniversary in 2018) before settling in western New York.

She has been the Editor in Chief and Formatting Director for ManLoveRomance Press and its imprints since January of 2008 and has never looked back. Working with the amazing authors at MLR has allowed her to both hone her editorial skills and indulge her inner fangirl. She also acts as editor, mentor and sounding-board for newcomers which lets her “pay-it-forward” and help authors realize their dreams.

You can find out more about Kris on her website

Social media:


Twitter: @KrisJacen (but I’m horrible at remembering to tweet)

Wait For Me

Master Sergeant Jeff “Mackey” MacNamara has been waiting for THE ONE for years. First it wasn’t too safe to find a partner and now his schedule is a nightmare with training soldiers and deployments.

Scott Ash has found where he always was meant to be after a brief bout of idealistic do-gooder after college. He loves his job as a child care director, if he could just find someone to love – perfect might cover it.

A chance meeting when Scott is doing a favor for a friend starts them on a journey that could take them to forever, it’s just a matter of waiting.

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That’s a really lovely Jared Rackler cover isn’t it? I’m so happy to bring you these three books today, Christmas Eve. For a chance to win them all, leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Pacific time. Once it hits Christmas Day, time is up! But I will be back on Christmas Day for my final MM giveaway and boy, is it a doozy!

Happy Holidays!


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38 Responses to Day 24 – 30 Days of Christmas Giveaway 2017

  1. Sandra says:

    Hope I get the opportunity to win! Merry Christmas!

  2. Yolanda says:

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Margaret says:

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway. Happy holidays to everyone.

  4. H.B. says:

    Happy birthday Kris! I hope you all have a happy holidays! Thank you for the giveaway chance =)

  5. Jeanne says:

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Beth Groce says:

    Merry Christmas and thank you for the chance!

  7. Cheryl Dudyk says:

    Wow what great tales you weave. I can’t wait to read more. Merry Christmas. To you and yours

  8. Anne says:

    Something for everyone today.

  9. Angela says:

    Never realized what the background of MLR press was or what it stood for! I like the wide range of the types of books for today’s giveaway. Hope I win!

  10. Lee Todd says:

    Merry Christmas!
    thanks for the chance

  11. Len Evans Jr says:

    Great books… and thanks!

  12. Carly Rose says:

    Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing all the great books.

  13. LOLA says:

    Great books today.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Looking forward to genetic snare.!
    Happy Holidays.

  14. Jody F says:

    Congrats to ShelliRie on her win yesterday! Today’s books sound amazing & I’m crossing my fingers that I get to add them to my bookshelf! I also want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Kris!

  15. Maria W says:

    I’ve only read a few of Dale’s books, but they all sound great!

  16. Donna Mayer says:

    I have read a few books from the first 2 authors, but Kris is new to me. The blurb for Wait for Me sounds like a must read.
    Merry Christmas to all.

  17. Trix says:

    Happy birthday, Kris!

  18. Laurie Martin says:

    Would love to read these stories

  19. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    Happy birthday Kris! Please count me in thank you.

  20. Steven Clark says:

    The teasers for the stories sure make me want to read them even though I don’t know the authors. I may find a new favorite.

  21. Judy Stone says:

    Whee! New authors to follow. Sounds like I’ll be adding more books to my wish list.
    Thanks for the hosting the giveaway and Merry Christmas to all.

  22. Will says:

    I’d love to read all of these books! Merry Christmas to everyone!

  23. Tony says:

    I love to read and am excted about these new authors. Thanks for opportunity to win.

  24. Brian Mahoney says:

    These books sound great and thanks for the opportunity to experience new, to me, authors. Merry Christmas!

  25. Brian Mahoney says:

    These books s sound great and thanks for the opportunity to experience new, to me, authors. Merry Christmas!

  26. laura mm says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance & Happy Holidays!

  27. trezlen says:

    I’m so excited for the opportunity to win. I’ve only read “Mi Alma” and I loved it. Can’t wait to read more

  28. Shandra says:

    Happy Birthday, Kris! Thanks for the giveaway, Lex! Merry Christmas

  29. Little Bear says:

    Happy Birthday Kris and congratulations on your début novel <3 Thank you all for a chance to win these books

  30. Shelley says:

    This is a great opportunity. Only Dale is familiar to me, looking forward to discovering these authors. Fingers crossed..

  31. Debra says:

    Happy Birthday and thanks to Lex for all you do. Merry Christmas

  32. Laura05 says:

    Congratulations and a Happy Birthday to Kris Jacen 🙂
    Thank you all for another giveaway chance

  33. David Eric says:

    Wow, most of these authors are new to me as well!! I hope to find it under my tree this holiday!!

  34. jodi marinich says:

    all these authors are new to me and would love to read their stories

  35. Jasmine says:

    These books sound great. I’m excited about the chance!

  36. Donna says:

    Naughty and nice. Great way to spend a cold winter night.
    Merry Christmas

  37. Dianna says:

    These all look good so I would love to be in the draw.

  38. susana says:

    These three look fantastic. Thank you for the chance, Lex! And Merry Christmas!