What? Again?

Yes, it is that time of year again. Every year I do this crazy thing where I get authors to give up books to readers during my 30 Days of Christmas Event here at Sunlight Sucks. It started out with me just asking my friends to participate. Now, I ask EVERYONE. And this year, I tagged the people whose books I read while I was bored and recuperating from surgery. I did also ask people who have done this before and who I did covers for, and basically asked people on Facebook to share my post asking for authors!

I’m glad I stuck my neck out because I have such a FABULOUS line-up of authors for you this year! The MM author community is really coming out to make YOUR holiday pretty fantastic. For those of you who don’t know how this works you can always peruse this site and see what authors and books I’ve given away in the past. But I can tell you that I have a pretty stellar line-up this year. It’s so stellar in fact that I’m just itching to list them! But I won’t. I want you all to come back here on December 1 to find out what and who is coming during this holiday month.

And no, my circumstances have not changed. I don’t have a home. I don’t have winter clothes. I can’t afford to go to the doctor for follow ups on my surgery. I don’t have any money. I go hungry quite a few days a month. And I have a HUGE stack of medical bills that are going to affect my credit and make it even harder to find a place to live. But that doesn’t mean I can’t do this. I want to. I need to. It means a lot to me to give back to everyone who has been so supportive of my troubles and this is about all I can do besides say Thank You.

Starting December 1 and going through Christmas December 25, I’ll have at least one, probably two books to give away each day. (Could be up to three if I get more participation.) They will be MM. From December 26 through to New Year’s, the books will be MF and/or menage books. The Great New Year’s Giveaway is shorter because only a portion of my readers still read MF. The greater number are MM readers and that genre is pretty much all I write anymore. But I do like to give MF books some airtime so from Christmas to New Year’s is the perfect time!

If you know an author you think might like to participate or want to participate, let them know about this! Share my post on Facebook. Email them. DM them. Whatever it takes.  The more the merrier! Even if my Christmas sucks (my holidays have since I became homeless) I want YOURS to be very happy! I am so excited to do this for all of you! Plus it gives us authors a little motivation when we see your comments.

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And comment is all you need to do for a chance to win. You can comment every day! At midnight Pacific time each day, hubs gives me a number and whoever has that comment number is the winner. Hubs doesn’t read my blog, or anyone’s blog, and he is not on Facebook. He has no horse in this race so he’s utterly impartial.

I’m also sweetening the pot for the authors by giving away two covers (one MM and one MF) from Winterheart Design. I’ll put all their names in a hat and let hubs pull one out for each genre. Again, just trying to give back what I can to those who have helped me throughout the last two very rough years.

I’m not out of the woods yet, but I will not fail all of you when it comes to this! So again, this year, get ready for Lex’s 30 Days of Christmas Book Giveaway!

Happy Holidays!

 

Day Thirty: 30 Days of Christmas 2016

30daysofchristmas2016The winner of yesterday’s books from Christina E. Pilz and Alex Miska is… Samantha! WOOT!

Now, today is the last day of my 30 Days of Christmas MM Book Giveaway. I’ve got three really interesting authors for you to check out! Please show some love for Emily Carrington, Nat Kennedy and R. Phoenix!

Emily Carrington grew up in the wilds of New York and now lives with her dog and two cats in New York’s Gay Mecca.

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James is a water dragon who fell in love with a human. Rather than expose that human to a dangerous magical world, James abandons Henry.

Five years later, they meet again—and it’s like they were never separated. Except Henry refuses—beyond the occasional bang—to have anything to do with James.

When Henry is punished for upsetting a powerful magical creature, James follows him into imprisonment. Together they struggle, with impromptu sex and in spite of discoveries, to overcome the past.

BUY LINK: http://www.loose-id.com/dragons-schooled-2-american-telepath.html#product_tabs_description

Nat Kennedy grew up living in a poorly populated desert landscape. With no neighbors in a 1 mile radius, she had to make up her own fun.

Nat strives to create plotty and imaginative fantasy worlds, with the added benefit of gay and non-mainstream romance–steamy to tame. From couples to threesomes, including fantasy hermaphroditic races, love abounds.

SM Links:

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15217260.Nat_Kennedy

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/nat.kennedy.18

2016-01-002-edge-of-desperation-ebook-coverEdge of Desperation

Assistant Professor Reggie Wolfe has simple goals: to help his engineering students succeed and to stop male Wielders from falling into Taint without drawing attention from the Bureau of Wielder Services. A select few can Wield the Nerve of the World. Women Wielders do so freely, without any repercussions. For men, it’s another story. They fight Taint and Corruption for the same power.

Reggie’s easy life upends when Kyle, a young male Wielder, lands at his feet, trapped in his Taint and pursued by the very criminal Wielder cults the Bureau is fighting. As the two work to control Kyle’s Taint, Reggie realizes he will do everything he can to help Kyle, even follow him into darkness.

Edge of Desperation is the exciting opening novella to the Wielder World series—gay urban fantasy full of magic, suspense, and dedication born of trial and blood.

BUY LINK:

https://www.amazon.com/Edge-Desperation-Wielder-World-Book-ebook/dp/B01EPAC5GM

Phoenix has an unhealthy fascination with contrasts: light and dark, heroes and villains, order and chaos. She believes that love can corrupt and power can redeem. Her muse is a sadomasochistic slave driver who thinks it’s terribly amusing to give her the best ideas when she just got comfortable and warm in bed, and she passes on that torture to her readers. She also tries entirely too hard to be funny, and she mercilessly inflicts her terrible sense of humor upon anyone who speaks to her. She’d love it if you’d say hello!

Social Media Links:

Website: http://rphoenixbooks.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RaissaPhoenix

Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/r.phoenix

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/raissaphoenix

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Skylar Orion’s life has been complicated ever since his mother abandoned him and his sister Evie. Making ends meet seemed impossible until Tate Chandler took them in — his knight in shining armor who promised to make life about more than just surviving. But Tate is not the man he seemed to be, and even his whispered I love yous and generous gifts do little to soothe the pain he causes. Knowing he can’t give his sister all that she deserves without Tate, Skylar stays with him, relying on bad puns and a worse sense of humor to keep up the charade.

He will do anything for his sister, even if that means acting the responsible adult and going back to his old high school to meet Dexter Weston, the hot math teacher who can make even algebra interesting. Sparks fly between the two of them, but with his dependence on Tate, Skylar isn’t free to follow his heart. He wants what is best for Evie, but can he pass up the chance to find love that heals instead of harms?

Warning: This book contains scenes of domestic abuse and violence that some may find triggering to read. 

Whew! What a way to end the giveaway! Three really tempting MM books! For a chance to win all three, leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Pacific time.

If you like MF books come by on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for the Great New Year’s Giveaway!

Happy Holidays!

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Day Twenty Nine: 30 Days of Christmas 2016

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Lots of books being given away yesterday! Wendy’s two winners are…. Cornelia and Gabrielle Lee and Lisa’s winner is… Tanja! YAY!

Today, I have two more authors you may not know! Please check out the books offered for giveaway by Christina E. Pilz and Alex Miska!

Christina E. Pilz

I was born in Waco, Texas in 1962. After living on a variety of air force bases, in 1972 my Dad retired and the family moved to Boulder, Colorado. There amidst the clear, dry air of the high plains, as the moss started to grow beneath my feet, my love for historical fiction began with a classroom reading of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

I attended a variety of community colleges (Tacoma Community College) and state universities (UNC-Greeley, CU-Boulder, CU-Denver), and finally found my career in technical writing, which, between layoffs, I have been doing for 18 years. During that time, my love for historical fiction and old fashioned objects, ideas, and eras has never waned.

In addition to writing, my interests include road trips around the U.S. and frequent flights to England, where I eat fish and chips, drink hard cider, and listen to the voices in the pub around me. I also love coffee shops, mountain sunsets, prairie storms, and the smell of lavender. I am a staunch supporter of the Oxford comma.

Social Media Links 

https://www.facebook.com/ChristinaEPilz

https://www.facebook.com/christina.pilz.98

https://twitter.com/ChristinaEPilz

http://christinaepilzauthor.tumblr.com/

http://www.christinaepilz.com/

faginsboyFagin’s Boy

It’s 1846, London, in the middle of a deep, cold winter, and Oliver Twist (yes, that Oliver Twist) wants to own a bookshop.

His heart’s desire is simple. He wants to buy books and sell them, wants to wear a white apron, sweep his front steps and, sometimes, he wants to sneak away to the back room to read. Basically, he wants a middle class life that is as far as it can possibly be from his workhouse-shadowed past.
When Oliver’s Uncle Brownlow passes away unexpectedly, Oliver gets his chance. But Oliver is lonely working as an apprentice at a haberdashery, and, as well, his flash paper temper and taste for the gin gets him into trouble.

Jack Dawkins (aka The Artful Dodger) is in London, back from being deported to Australia. He’s hunting for Fagin and the gang, but since Fagin is dead and the gang is scattered to the wind, the only person from the old days that Jack can find is Oliver. Jack forces Oliver to tell him the truth, but instead of leaving him alone, Jack stalks Oliver, and hounds him, and brings the flavor of the gutter and the slums of Saffron Hill with him each time.

After Jack’s visits get Oliver into trouble, Jack (showing his soft heart) relents and tells Oliver that Jack will leave him be if Oliver visits him, just once, at the Three Cripples. Knowing full well that Jack is a liar as well as a thief, Oliver vows to pay only one call, but instead is drawn back to Jack time and again, to their shared history, to Jack’s unguarded honesty, and especially to Jack’s bright green eyes, and the visits happen more than once. 

Oliver’s desire for respectability, as well as the ridge strata of Victorian society, clashes with his growing and forbidden feelings for the compelling and charming Jack. Jack, for his part, refuses to be held back from what he wants, and flirts his way into Oliver’s heart.

Buy Links: http://www.christinaepilz.com/book/fagins-boy-particulars-parish-boys-progress/

alexAlex Miska is a certifiable math geek who spends her days (and nights) dreaming of quirky, sexily-intelligent men falling in love. She is a former math teacher to students with learning disabilities and disability advocate. Nestled in a small house in the woods, Alex is the doting parent of a preternaturally-happy, fluffy, white dog and his somewhat gloomy older brother, as well as the solicitous servant of two highly-opinionated Siamese cats.

SOCIAL LINKS:

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/crqW91

FB: http://www.facebook.com/authormiska

Twit: http://www.twitter.com/authormiska

Blog: http://authormiska.wordpress.com

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Xander Griffith was mesmerized by Julian the moment he laid eyes on him in a club; he’s gorgeous, brilliant, and unabashedly himself. But when he discovers Julian is his good friend’s, off-limits, baby brother, he promptly drops Julian off at his parents’ house with a promise to call. Unfortunately, his life took a left-hand turn that night, and Xander was unable to keep that promise. When they meet again months later, they can’t be in the same room without bickering like small children, and both men wonder whether the person they’d fallen for that night was an illusion.

Julian Moore is at loose ends after getting his Master’s: he can’t start his government cybersecurity job until he gets high-level clearance, his boyfriend and best friend are far away, and even his dojo closed down. All the sparkly, snarky white-hat hacker does these days is read M/M romance novels and hang out with his brothers’ friends. Of course, that means bumping into that over-privileged, condescending jerk, Xander, at every freaking turn; the man would be completely insufferable if it wasn’t for his sweet, hat-loving dog, Cassius.

When Xander discovers Julian is deeply depressed, his protective instincts kick in and he puts together a plan to help his friend’s brother fight his way through the murky gloom. The first step? Move the brat into his condo! It seems like the perfect solution: he certainly has plenty of room, it gets Julian out of his parents’ house, his boxer is head-over-paws in love with Julian, and someone has to keep their friend’s pug from destroying all of Xander’s left shoes.

From the moment Julian moves in, his and Xander’s lives fit seamlessly together and both men soon realize their initial attraction may have been stronger, and deeper, than they thought.

BUY LINK: Love You, Moore (Moore Romance, Book 2): http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01N0RS8J2

For a chance to win these two books, leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Pacific time!

Tomorrow, on the last day of my 30 Days of Christmas MM giveaway, you can look forward to books from Emily Carrington, Nat Kennedy and R. Phoenix!

Happy Holidays!
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Day Twenty Eight: 30 Days of Christmas 2016

30daysofchristmas2016The winner of yesterday’s books from Isobel Starling and DJ Jamison is…Amanda Holliday!

Today I have more new authors for you! We’re in the last three days of the giveaway and I’ve got a bunch of books left to give away from authors you might not be familiar with Lisa Oliver and Wendy Rathbone!

Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams.  Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips.

When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand. Her grown children and grandchildren sometimes try and pry her away from the computer and have found that the best way to do it, is to promise her chocolate.  Lisa will do anything for chocolate.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers and other writers.  You can friend her on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/lisaoliverauthor), catch up on whats happening at her blog (http://www.supernaturalsmut.com) or email her directly at yoursintuitively@gmail.com.

Social Media Links

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/lisaoliverauthor
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/wisecrone333
Blog – http://www.supernaturalsmut.com

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Harder in Heels, Alpha and Omega Book 4

Ronan Montgomery had built himself a good life; he had friends, a small apartment to call his own, and a fantastic job as a dancer/choreographer. He still missed his mother dearly, but even though she’d been dead five years, he adhered to her number one rule – stay away from other wolves. He knew, as an Omega, that others of his kind weren’t overly friendly with those they considered weak, but as he’d never met another wolf, he didn’t feel he’d anything to worry about. That was, until he spotted two Alpha wolves at one of his performances. Who knew one brief second of eye contact could change his life forever.

Asaph Bosch was a hard man and proud of it. He’d worked his way up from nothing, building a huge international company. When a random night out threatens all he’s worked for, Asaph fights back. His mate will be a woman, or he won’t have one at all. Unfortunately, his wolf half is just as strong and just as determined as he is, and Asaph finds his life changing in ways he’d never imagined.

But life was never meant to be easy – when Asaph’s past comes back to haunt him in more ways than one, Asaph has to examine his priorities. Is his happiness rooted in the company he’s worked so hard to build, or is there more to life than money?

Warning: Contains an omega wolf who’d been raised with perfect manners, and a surly Alpha who thinks everything in life can be bought and sold. Please note this is an m/m book so the typical warnings apply.

The Alpha and Omega series is made up of completely standalone books.  None of the people featured appear in other books unless previously stated.

Buy Links for Harder in Heels

Amazon.com – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JQ0S326
Amazon.co.uk –  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01JQ0S326
AllRomanceEbooks – https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-harderinheels-2087336-340.html
Smashwords –  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/658063

Wendy Rathbone has been writing for many years in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance and erotica. Her poetry and short stories have been widely published in magazines and anthologies, and won many awards. She is a Writers of the Future alum (second place, vol 8) and has two stories in the classic, still in print, Hot Blood series, as well as a story in the scifi volume of the classic gay anthology “Bending the Landscape” edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel.

While she has always written GLBTQ characters in her fiction and fan fiction, in 2011 she began to delve deeply into the realm of male/male romance and erotica. She has many indie m/m romance novels, the most recent being “The Moonling Prince” and its sequel “The Coming of the Light”. This year she sold her newest novel “The Android and the Thief” to Dreamspinner Press for publication in April, 2017.

Her m/m romance novella “Eve of the Great Frost” will be released December 14, 2016 in the anthology “This Wish Tonight” from Mischief Corner Press.

Wendy lives in Yucca Valley, CA with her partner of 36 years, Della Van Hise, and is currently hard at work on a new m/m romance novel.

Social media links for Wendy Rathbone:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wendy.rathbone.3

Blog: http://wendyrathbone.blogspot.com/

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In The Moonling Prince: Book One, the empath Tahir is called upon to heal Prince Arulu of the Realm of the September Stars. His mission is successful and he stays on at the King’s Court as the official Palace Healer. Meanwhile, Tahir and Arulu begin to fall in love but it is no easy road as Arulu battles grief, PTSD, his twin brother’s ghost, and other problems resulting from his tragic past.

The Moonling Prince: Book Two takes the reader on a deep and intimate journey into the private relationship of Ari and Tahir as they continue to get to know each other.

During the weeks-long celebration of the holiday called The Coming of the Light, Ari faces long days in his father’s court surrounded by politics and begins to question his destiny as future king of the Realm.

Tahir must battle his own feelings of alienation and loneliness in a realm and culture he was not raised in, as well as bigotry and threats from visiting delegates of the court.

Meanwhile, the king is planning a momentous change for the entire conglomerate of moons.

Can Ari and Tahir’s new bond survive a meddling king and father, threats to Tahir’s life, and Ari’s own hidden darkness? Can love conquer grief as well as cultural rifts? All leads to an explosive conclusion on a moon called Firgone in a realm known as the September Stars.

Wendy is giving away two sets of the first two books in The Moonling Prince series and Lisa is giving away a copy of Harder in Heels! For a chance to win, leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Pacific time. And don’t forget that there’s still 3 days left to win books!

Happy New Year!

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Day Twenty Seven: 30 Days of Christmas 2016

30daysofchristmas2016Yesterday had some amazing authors giving away their books. The winners of Annabeth and AJ’s books is…dee! YAY!

Today, I have two more authors and two more giveaways for you! The featured authors today are DJ Jamison and Isobel Starling!

DJ Jamison worked in newsrooms for more than 10 years, which helped tremendously when she began her series of novellas centered on The Ashe Sentinel, a fictional small-town newspaper in Kansas. When she’s not laboring over her works of fiction, she works as a social media marketer and blogger.

Twitter handle is @dj_jamison_
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14205328.D_J_Jamison
Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/djandcompany

djjamisonChance For Christmas

Chance Rasmussen returns to Ashe, Kansas, eight years after his high school crush humiliated him with a sext that went viral. He’s low on holiday spirit with his personal ghost of Christmas past haunting him, but when his BFF asks him to attend a party as her fake date, he reluctantly agrees. The last person he expects to see there is Joe Stewart, the compassionate prosecutor he hero-worshipped during the lowest point of his life.

Joe Stewart is a great prosecutor, but when it comes to romance he’s out of his depth. He came close to love once, but the timing and circumstances were all wrong, so Joe ignored his feelings and threw himself into his work. But when two of his friends drag him to The Ashe Sentinel holiday party, placing him directly in the path of the man he let walk away, Joe realizes he’s been granted a second chance.

The spark of attraction is still there, but Chance isn’t planning to stay in Ashe past the holidays and the spectre of his past still looms large between them. Can they find a way to build a future together or will Joe only have Chance for Christmas?

Buy link is Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MRUPTGT

Born in Germany, Isobel Starling spent most of her twenty-year professional career making art. She relocated to the UK and, faced with the dreaded artist’s creative block, Isobel started to write and found she loved it more than making art.

Isobel’s first novel “Fall Together” was a bestseller in the GLBT-Bisexual genre on the ‘All Romance e-books’ site. Her second novel “As You Wish”(Shatterproof Bond #1) is an Amazon bestseller, and its sequel “Illuminate the Shadows”(Shatterproof Bond #2) was awarded a bestseller star on All Romance too. She has just completed her eighth book and signed French and German, translation and publishing rights deals for the whole Shatterproof Bond series.

Social Media

https://twitter.com/isobel_starling

https://www.goodreads.com/isobel_starling

https://www.amazon.com/Isobel-Starling/e/B00U1MKE5I

https://isobelstarling.wix.com/books

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Every good Dick needs a sidekick…

Actor Tom Lewis’s world came crashing down when a honey trap and tabloid expose outed him and put pay to his flourishing career. The housewives favorite was most well-known for his role as ‘Detective Fox’ in the quaint British series ‘Malmesbury Murders’. But after the media speculation about his sexuality, the show is in hiatus and Tom hasn’t worked six months.

Now things are getting serious, money running out and Tom needs a job desperately. So when his agent offers him a seasonal acting job, he reluctantly agrees… and takes on the role of Santa for a top London department store.

This decision changes Tom’s luck. When Tom overhears two unidentified store workers discussing a “job to get a little Christmas bonus”. He realizes the ‘job’ is of the illegal sort. Now, Tom could call the police, but then again, wouldn’t it be great for his flagging career if Detective Fox saved the day?

So Fox is on the case, and as every good Dick needs a sidekick, Tom decides a sexy young elf named Eli Mason will fit the role, in more ways than one.”

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1889QP

For a chance to win these two books, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time.

Happy Holidays!

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