Day 14: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

The winner for Day 13 is Fedora! I’ll be emailing you to arrange to get all those yummy books to you! Congratulations!

For Day 14, I have a plethora of awesome books by even more awesome authors – my pals Selena Illyria and Lynn Crain! Plus, another book from my backlist, Unbreak Me which finished 2nd in the Lories Best Published contest and was a Passionate Plume finalist. Dragon shifters, sci fi menage, and fantasy soldiers. What a line up!

Selena Illyria -Draven’s Crossing: Hidden Diversions

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With so many distractions, can they catch a killer before someone else dies?

Their passion may be the death of them…

Werewolf Chief of Police, Torger, is running into walls while tracking the Draven’s Crossing serial killer. No matter what he tries to do, he can’t find the clues needed to stop the terror that stalks the streets of his city. Things aren’t helped by his attraction to dragon shifter, Draven City News Reporter, Isadora Jones. With political pressure and bodies mounting, can he get through all these distractions to the truth before it’s too late?

Reporter, Isadora Jones wants to help with the investigation into the serial killer but Torger refuses to let her. She decides to do it on her own, but her world goes upside down when the killer sets his sights on her. Under Torger’s protection, they start to put the pieces together but will it be too late for them?

Things go from bad to worse when another killer appears. Draven’s Crossing just got a whole lot more dangerous.

Lynn Crain – The Harvester

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Sky Nerezsh, a Harvester of men, leaves home avoiding a tragic path when a rival comes to claim Earth and the two Scottish lifemates she’s just discovered.

Princess Sky Xera Nerezsh came to earth to avoid the normal succession path to the throne. Being the oldest daughter, she will be required to murder her mother in order to secure her path to power. Sky loves her mother and refuses this path, choosing instead to disappear in the vast reaches of space. When her past collides with her present, she has to think quick on her feet, claim two men and a whole planet just to avoid the inevitable: a meeting with her mother. Along the way, she discovers true love and a burning need to be there for them always. Now if the other Harvesters can just keep to themselves, they’ll have no problems. But who said true love was ever easy.

Lex Valentine -Unbreak Me

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Two magic wielding warriors are torn apart by betrayal, imprisonment, and torture. When a magical heart that formerly belonged to them comes up on the auction block, both fight to win it. Major Marcus (Ren) Renniger was betrayed on a mission and became a POW.  Captain Tait Boland was told Ren had died. Unable to believe it, she set out to find the truth and exact revenge on the man who stole Ren from her. Her revenge comes at the cost of her freedom and her spirit.

Six years later, Ren and Tait have both escaped imprisonment. When they meet at Spellbound Treasure because of the heart, their passions explode. For Tait, knowing that her lover is alive fills her with bittersweet elation. Broken in body and spirit, she knows she has nothing left to give him. Seeing Tait so changed strikes fear in Ren’s heart. He sets out to unravel the mystery surrounding his capture and Tait’s imprisonment. To give her back her future and regain their life together, Ren must figure out how to unbreak Tait’s heart, soul, and spirit.

And there you have it for Day 14. Lots of exciting stuff to read! For a chance to win these books, comment on this post by midnight Pacific time and cross your fingers that Nikki draws your name!

Happy Holidays!

Day 13: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

The winner of yesterday’s line up of awesome MM books is…Lysette (BN100)! Congratulations! I’ll be in touch regarding your prizes.

For Day 13 I have more hot yumminess! Today’s participating authors include a pair of books each from Zenobia Renquist and M.L. Guida. To round out their offerings is a pair of my own. Zenobia is offering two red hot holiday stories and M.L.’s books are about angels. I’m tossing in a pair of Encounters stories. This is one super hot giveaway!

Zenobia Renquist – White Hot Christmas: Stripping Christmas, Santa’s Helpers: Decorating Christmas

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Alex is firmly on the naughty list and she wants Santa to join her.

Alex thought she was going to a job, instead she ends up marrying the heir to the title of Santa Claus. The vows have been said and cannot be taken back, even if Alex isn’t the ideal bride Kris was hoping for to re-energize the powers of the House of Kringle. But, Alex is about to teach him that being a little naughty — or a lot — can go a long way.

Decorating Christmas – BUY LINK

She’s making sure Christmas comes more than once this year.

The Spirit of Christmas should be a joyous person who can spread happiness around the world. Spir is anything but. His mood is as dark as the black clothes he wears. Danette is hired to change his clothing in hopes that his attitude will follow. Spir doesn’t want to cooperate. When she finally gets him out of his clothes, Danette discovers something harder than her job and much more enjoyable.

 

M.L. Guida – Sinful Delight, Betrayal

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Poison, an angel of death, has her orders – straight from Michael the Archangel.  Bring back an evil board and a woman who has been using it to grant wishes.  Michael wants the woman dead. She has less than two hours to achieve Michael’s goal.  Poison failed her last assignment when she became ill and no angel of death would work with her.  This is her chance to show Michael she is worthy of being an angel of death.  He warns Poison not to fall into temptation and watch out for demons before she leaves for her assignment.  Poison can detect demons by their foul smell, but then she becomes violently ill.  She is confused by Michael’s warning, but then she meets a man dressed like a pirate at the woman’s Halloween party.  She is immediately drawn to him and believes he is a human until he confronts her with a scandalous request.

Ringmaster remembers Poison from the night an ocean liner sank.  He met her at an assignment where he, another demon and his boss, Balthasar, were there to escort souls to hell, but Poison and two other angels of death arrive to take the souls to heaven.  He immediately wanted her.  He did not understand the attraction, but he’d never forgotten her.  Balthasar casts a spell and Poison became ill. He wanted to kill Balthasar, but leaves.  A year later, Balthasar sent him to the Halloween party to retrieve the Spell Board he invented and bring back the woman using it.  At seeing Poison, he decides to make a deal and fulfill his goal of fulfilling his dreams of sampling an angel of death.  He makes Poison an offer – sleep with him and she can have both.

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Heather Bowen, a drug and alcohol counselor, has always been able to see auras, but now she’s being haunted in her sleep by a red-eyed man who’s peddling a psychotic drug to her clients.  After her sister becomes his next victim, Heather is determined to prove her sister’s innocence. Life as she knows it becomes more unpredictable when the new counselor, Scythe Angel, arrives. It doesn’t take Heather more than a first meeting to determine this larger than life man is commanding, pushy, determined and downright sexy. However there’s something about him she’s not sure she can trust, no matter how she finds herself drawn to him.

Scythe knows he can clear Heather’s sister’s name, but to do it he must confront his elusive and dangerous brother who seems to be bound to the dark side. With his own wings on the line, Scythe has to discover a way to save his brother’s soul before it’s too late. An arduous task for Scythe becomes even more complicated by his unearthly attraction to Heather.

For both of them to succeed they will have to learn to trust each other or fail; losing everything they hold dear.

Lex Valentine – Encounters: Blood Play, Encounters: Weylyn’s Gift

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Vampire Aiden Swann has a tough job, infiltrate Paris’s most notorious BDSM club Perdition. While he’s all Alpha, Aiden’s no Dom, yet he finds his time in Perdition no hardship due to a mysterious female vampire. Cadence O’Connor intrigues him and makes him hard as stone. He knows there’s no reason that a pure blood vampire like him couldn’t play with a mixed blood vampire like her, but Cade disagrees. She’s got a chip on her shoulder about her heritage and refuses to see Aiden as a sexual partner. All Aiden needs to do is convince Cade that she’s no abomination and that everything she is, is everything he wants.

Encounters: Weylyn’s Gift – BUY LINK

Werewolf Weylyn Randall is bi-sexual and happily carefree. He spends his nights fucking and playing bass in a band.  His days are spent recuperating for another go-round when the sun goes down.  Nothing gives Weylyn more pleasure than getting his “were” on. After years of this hedonistic lifestyle he doesn’t think there’s a mate out there for him. He’s happy having encounters with whomever strikes his fancy and hooking up with best friend and occasional lover, Drake Keating, whenever possible. Then Drake sends him a gift in a plain brown wrapper. Along with the gift comes a magical woman and between the two, they unleash the next phase in Weylyn’s wild sex life.

Just an FYI, both of the Encounters covers as well as the Betrayal cover are the work of my alter-ego Winterheart Design.

So, there’s today’s books. For a chance to win them, comment on this post by midnight Pacific time. We’ll see who Nikki draws as the winner tomorrow.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

Day 12: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

The babies picked a winner for Day 11 and it is…Cornelia! Congratulations! I’ll be emailing you about your prizes.

The Day 12 books are MM and boy are they hot! I’ve got books for you from Emma Lai, Anna Zabo, and WM Kirkland. You are all going to droooooool. I promise! And to sweet the pot, I’m adding some MM goodness of my own, my Out in the NFL novel, Scrambling.

Emma Lai – Wanting It All

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Clayton Palmer is an up and coming lawyer in the family’s East Coast firm. A long-standing agreement with his father allows Clayton to head to Colorado during the summer–to work hard as a dude ranch hand and if he’s lucky, play harder with a hot cowboy, or two. But this summer, his luck is all bad. His normal bunk buddies are missing, and a lawyer from a competing West Coast firm is a guest.

A week-long retreat with clients doesn’t hold any appeal for James Owens until he spies Clayton hauling in the luggage. James has lost to Clayton in the courtroom more times than not, and while he’s longed to gain the upper hand over his attractive nemesis in trial, he’ll settle for winning in the bedroom when Clayton approaches him and offers to do anything for James to keep his secret.

Though he’s always been attracted to James, Clayton’s unprepared for the emotions the man inspires and runs scared. Haunted by his feelings for James and doubts about his lifestyle, he decides it’s time to seize hold of the reins of his life. When the dust settles, will James be willing to let him into his heart?

Anna Zabo – Close Quarter

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On a transatlantic cruise to New York, sculptor Rhys Matherton struggles to piece his life back together after losing his mother, inheriting a fortune, and finding out his father isn’t his father after all. He spills a tray of drinks on a handsome stranger, then he finds himself up against a wall getting the best hand-job he’s ever had. And for the first time in his life, he feels whole.

Rhys enjoys the company of Silas Quint, but for the eerie way no one pays attention to them even while they kiss in a crowded bar. Silas explains he’s a forest fae able to glamor the room around them—and more importantly, that he’s on the cruise to hunt vampires. Rhys thinks Silas is full of it, until he discovers vampires are real, and he’s part of the main course.

Silas Quint can’t be distracted by a human lover, even one as lovely as Rhys. Stuck in the middle of the ocean, he has barely enough of energy to hunt the vampires he’s been sent to destroy. Rhys is full of the one thing Silas needs needs most—the element of living plants. Only sucking energy from Rhys would make Silas as soulless as the creatures he hunts. How can he keep Rhys safe, without becoming like the very monsters he hunts?

WM Kirkland – A Man’s Sword

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When Gabriel Woodweiss brought home an ancient sword to display as his latest antique treasure, he didn’t imagine that its original owner would show up in his basement to claim his property. One moment Marius was praying to his god to save him from servitude in the gladiator ring; the next he’s in a room where the only familiar object is his sword. The fact that a handsome man claims ownership of Marius’s beloved weapon—and knowledge of the strange and wonderful world in which he now finds himself—is proof to Marius’s mind that sometimes the gods do answer the faithful. Now Marius just has to convince Gabriel that keeping the sword is fair and just—as long as he keeps the man who comes with it.

Lex Valentine – Scrambling

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Evan McAdam has two constants in his life–football and his friendship with Reed Matthews. From the age of six, Evan’s played football alongside Reed. In his teens, he realized he was gay and loved Reed, but fear kept him from confiding his deepest emotions to his best friend.

When he and Reed are drafted to the L.A. Stars, Evan decides to come out. His decision impacts Reed who’s been in the closet too. The two men struggle with secrets of unrequited love while facing the world as the first two openly gay NFL players.

When injury forces Evan to retire, the love he bears Reed can no longer be hidden. But will Reed be able to reciprocate, or will Evan lose both football and the man he’s always loved?

Four very hot MM books for Day 12! I have to tell you, I’ve read WM’s book and it’s awesome. Haven’t read the other two, but now I’m dying to! For a chance to win, leave a comment by midnight Pacific time.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Day 11: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

The winner for Day 10 is…Jamie! Congratulations! You’ll be getting an email from me about the books you’ve won.

The line up today is stellar! I’ve got Cassandra Carr, Angel Payne, and Lynne Connolly. That’s a very hot trio of authors and some sexy, kinky books! To round out today’s giveaway, I’m including my own kinky book Insolence, a 2011 EPIC and Passionate Plume finalist.

Cassandra Carr – Caught

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When Callie returns to her hometown for the holidays she comes face to face with her old lover and Dominant, Jack. She left him three years ago believing he could never be the happily-ever-after man she needed. Yet Jack still wants her and she finds herself wanting to submit to him again.

As Jack and Callie explore their Dominant/submissive relationship, Callie gets drawn deep into Jack’s world all over again. For his part, Jack can’t seem to forget how she nearly ruined him when she took off without even saying good-bye all those years ago, but he’s afraid his baser needs will destroy Callie.

If Callie gives Jack another chance to prove he can be what she needs, can Jack overcome his own fears and claim Callie forever?

Angel Payne – Star of Wonder

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Dante Tieri always looks forward to the Veterans Day bash he funds for the military personnel of the Chicago area. This year is no different, especially when he meets Lieutenant Celina Kouris, a Naval JAG officer who oddly can’t care less about his clothes, his looks or his billion-dollar bank account.

It isn’t easy for Celina to play nice with Dante, as she’s watched wealthy playboys ruin the lives of two people she loves. Yet after the man proves himself as more than a stunning face, a luscious body, and a fat wallet, she lets him crack her composure for one night of hardcore passion—including the spanking and domination that turn her into a puddle of sexual goo.

Celina isn’t the only one who thinks “mind-blowing sex” just got redefined. Dante is shaken by the needs Celina unleashes in him, and he consults with his best friend, Mark Moore, who opens up his world to the magic of Dominance and submission. But when Dante wants to explore more with Celina, her walls are back up, twice as high as before. As the holidays come, can Dante convince her that she really is his guiding star of wonder?

Lynne Connolly – Born on the Bayou

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When Jace Beauchene, guitarist for Murder City Ravens, goes home to confront his unhappy childhood, he finds instead the sexiest woman in the world. Seeing the broken-down old plantation house all gussied up and new makes him realize he can’t go back, and Beverley Christmas makes him want more for his future. She lights up his nights, dazzles his days, makes him want more than he has a right to. But he’ll take it.

Beverley didn’t realize men like Jace existed. Rampantly, unashamedly sexy, he shows her how to live, how to open up to new experiences. She’s spent most of her life learning her trade in the great kitchens of the world; now Jace shows her what bedrooms are for. And every other room in the house. But their paths lie in different directions. Unless they can find a way to combine what they both want, their red-hot affair will leave them both burned.

Lex Valentine – Insolence

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Aric Calderwood owns a BDSM club called Insolence. When his childhood best friend offers to be his sub for the weekend, Aric discovers that a decade as a Dom is no match for his long held feelings for the arrogant Ainsley Connor. Once he touches her, Aric’s control is overcome by a flood of memories and emotion, and by then he’s not even sure it’s her submission he wants. A weekend of intimacy with Ainsley shows Aric what he’s been missing in his life and he realizes that regardless of whether she’s submissive or insolent, all he wants is her.

And that’s it for today! Three kinks and a rock star. 😉 For a chance to win these books, comment on this post by midnight Pacific time tonight.

Happy Holidays!

 

Day 10: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

Nikki drew a winner for Day 9 and it’s…Susan W! Yay! Congrats, Susan! I’ll be emailing you tonight with some info.

Now, for this Monday morning, Day 10 of the 30 Days of Christmas, I have more MM authors for you and you are just gonna love this! Missy Welsh and Cat Grant with holiday releases plus a lil something from me. 😉

Missy Welsh – An Angel Gets His Wings

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Will closeted Mike make it through this year’s family Christmas without succumbing to the innocent charms of his long-lost “cousin” George?

Mike Sharp is in Little Rock, Arkansas, visiting his family for Christmas while his best friend Brian Bailey’s up north walking right into Mike’s plans to hook him up with his neighbor Trent. Unfortunately, it seems like someone’s conspiring to get Mike panting after his third cousin, twice removed (or something like that) named George Whitlock. George who keeps sneaking up on him, being all shy and cute, and then having the audacity to give Mike great big calf eyes that are just begging Mike to drop to his knees. Mike will not give in because, if he does, he could lose his entire family when they discover he’s gay.

Cat Grant – Fearless

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How can you plan for the future when escaping the past seems impossible?

After over a year together, Connor Morrison and Wes Martin decide to tie the knot. But an ethics complaint regarding their deeply non-traditional relationship threatens Connor’s job and Wes’s Ph.D. The fact that Connor tried to keep it from Wes—even with the best of intentions—makes the situation even worse and casts a pall over their plans for a Christmas wedding in New York.

It doesn’t help that Connor still treats Wes like glass, though Wes insists he’s recovered from the brutal assault he suffered a year and a half earlier. Wes may be okay, but Connor isn’t. Memories of taking a battered, terrified Wes to the emergency room that night still haunt him, and he can’t let go of the need to protect Wes from any and everything life might throw at him.

But Wes has had enough. Between the specter of the ethics complaint and Connor’s overprotectiveness, he’s already beginning to question their plans. Add in a family ashamed of and angered by his choices, and Wes might just leave Connor standing at the altar.

Lex Valentine – Afterburner, Breath of Heaven

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Sebastian “Bas” Marchetti has spent his life doing two things, hiding his sexuality and flying. Born into an aerobatic family, Bas learned to fly long before he could drive. After a stellar career in the military that encompassed a turn as a U.S.A.F. Thunderbird and a test pilot, Bas leaves the service when his father dies in order to take over operations of the Flying Marchettis. Fully out of the closet and unwilling to return to it, Bas struggles with the demons of his past military career when he meets test pilot Ryder “Flip” Beckett. Together, Ryder and Bas find a love that neither is willing to give up. With Ryder living the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, they struggle to have a normal relationship. Bas loves Ryder enough to be his dirty little secret. However, that’s not enough for Ryder who loves his man so much he’ll risk court martial to be with Bas.

Breath of Heaven – BUY LINK, TRAILER

Sebastian Marchetti and his husband Ryder Beckett are flying high since their retirement from the Air Force. They’re still young, still hot for each other and enjoying life as a married couple and members of the Flying Marchettis aerobatic team. When tragedy strikes their extended family, the couple become parents overnight and the demons of Ryder’s past return with a vengeance. With the Marchettis and the entire town of Forza pitching in to help, Bas and Ryder strive to make Christmas unforgettable for a special little boy and his newborn brother while laying to rest past and present pain.

I have a third Bas and Ryder book in the works. NASA wants Ryder and a man from Ryder’s past wants Bas. Oh, and speaking of stuff I have in the works, I have a Christmas story I’m working feverishing to finish in time for the holiday. The one with no name. Well, it has a name now. AND it has a cover. What do you think?

The sad man on the left is my broken dom Kellen and the tied up man on the right is my broken sub Haven. I’m about at the halfway point so wish me luck in finishing on time! BTW, the Breath of Heaven cover is my work too. I love Christmas covers!

Okay, so here’s the rules again, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time tonight and tomorrow my family will pick a winner for the four books listed here. Great new holiday stories from my pals and two hot stories from me! Happy Holidays!