As we wind down toward the last day of this giveaway, I do have a few special treats in store for you. Today is one of those treats. Today’s book is by Jennifer Leeland, who, if you’re a fan of my writing, you know her to be the catalyst for me getting published. Jen’s the one who prodded me on my blog Sunlight Sucks to send my work to a publisher and lo and behold, she was right! They liked me! So you can totally say she discovered me. *wink*
It’s my great privilege and pleasure to have Jen and her latest release on my blog today. If you’ve never read her books, you need to. She has just the right combination of sexy and suspense and sci fi to make me all shivery.
Thanks, Lex, for having me here at your 30 Days of Christmas. It’s always a blast and definitely a privilege.
Christmas is definitely my favorite time of year and in our house Christmas starts about October 31 with “A Christmas Story” (and the infamous lamp) and Christmas music. Now that we’re so close to the Big Day, we come to the most important pre-day before Christmas that no one–not even the biggest Scrooge can avoid.
You know what I mean. It’s that moment, a day or two before Christmas, when you realize you need milk or more eggs or coffee. And you also realize that the grocery store is filled with people like me who have a ton of people coming over and need to empty the store and their pockets to put on Christmas dinner. The next thing you know, you’re standing in front of the grocery store with sweaty palms and resignation, wishing you had a magic lamp to rub so you could just conjure your one small item without waiting in the express line.
But no genie can rescue you from the insanity. The doors slide open and you’re instantly hit with the frantic anxiety of a million people trying to make sure they get that can of pumpkin, that bag of flour and that jar of mincemeat. The crazy is everywhere. The employees are just as crazy with their own shopping deferred as they ring up basket after basket. Even the corner market doesn’t escape this horror as the woman in floury sweats and the man with the six pack of Pale Ale rush to the line to purchase whatever they forgot to get at the bigger stores.
There’s no getting away from it. Oh, you can try. You can load up your freezer with pot pies and swear to drink only water as you wait for the crazy people to dissipate. But it will happen. Something, some odd twist of fate, will drive you to the nearest market with your debit card and a prayer that this time you might escape unscathed. It’s inevitable that we will be bombarded with Christmas music piped through speakers, accompanying our frantic search for band-aides, creamer or toilet paper.
So, every year, I do the same thing. I resolve to enjoy myself.
If I have to go to the store to purchase hundreds of dollars in food and supplies, I’m going to crack jokes, smile at other people and generally make the experience bearable. Let’s face it. There are times when slogging through the pre-Christmas stuff is much like going through a bank robbery. You get your pocket picked and it definitely feels like there’s a gun to your head.
When you go to the store this season and there’s some goofy chick with an overflowing cart smiling at you, she could just be making the best of it. We’re all in this together. We can’t escape it. Whether you’re a guy who is running out on Christmas Eve to get someone a bottle of wine as a present or a stressed out hostess who ran out of butter, we are fellow suffers to the same thing. The only way to survive is solidarity my friends.
May your trips to the grocery stores be quick and painless and your Christmas be filled with warmth and love. And may we all remember that it’s the little things that can give us joy.
Since I love Christmas, it shouldn’t surprise you that I have a Christmas book out. I’ve written a “Marked” book set at Christmas time called “Marked For Surrender”. Lex will choose one winner for a copy of this book.
BDSM futuristic menage
When Zevon and Christophe are accused of being traitors to Nylar, they both believe the truth will come out and justice will prevail. But the Blueshift Brotherhood has targeted them and the two men end up with the Nyral Mistresses to be broken. Hope seems gone for the two lovers and they come face to face with their inner secrets when they face the most infamous Mistress of all: the Ball Breaker.
Mistress Andia Cyrus has broken thousands of criminals, turning dominant men into slaves. The two men she’s handed this time, however, are not the usual type she’s used to. They seem to be innocent, for one thing. For another, they’re in love. And for another, she’s starting to fall for them. She begins to dig deeper and soon finds a Blueshift Brotherhood assassin on her tail.
Fate seems to drag them together and Andia, Christophe and Zevon discover they can only survive if they are marked for surrender.
Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: anal play/intercourse, BDSM them and elements (including Domination/submission), male/male sexual practices, menage (m/f/m, m/m/f).
I have to read this one! I love the Marked series. And you will too if you win this book! So leave comments. You have until midnight Pacific time to get your comment on this post! Happy Holidays!