Day 23: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

The winner of yesterday’s four MM holiday books is Jan! Congratulations!

The lineup for today is really awesome! Some MF steampunk, some vampire yumminess and oh baby, hockey player goodness! And at the end of this post I’ll have some links for freebies by me as well as freebies I enjoyed! Now, here’s what you can win today!

Jami Davenport – Love at First Snow

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Christmas is a time for family–if you have a family.

Four years ago on Christmas Eve, NHL hockey player Blake Daniels lost his entire family in a float plane crash. Every Christmas Eve he mourns his losses by returning to the family vacation home in Friday Harbor, Washington, his family’s destination that fateful night. Only this year he’s also mourning the loss of his hockey career and wondering what’s left to live for. When he finds a kitten starving and half frozen in a foot of snow, he rushes the tiny thing to the local animal hospital.

Still reeling from the unexpected loss of her father on Christmas Eve two years ago, Dr. Sarah Whitney opens the door to her clinic and finds a rough and tough professional athlete holding a minuscule kitten in his big hands. Only a miracle can save the frozen creature and only a miracle can heal the devastating losses suffered by both Sarah and Blake.

But Christmas is the time for healing and miracles if you only believe and give love a chance.

PG Forte – This Winter Heart

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Santa Fe, The Republic of New Texacali, 1870

Eight years ago, Ophelia Leonides’s husband cast her off when he discovered she was not the woman he thought she was. Now destitute after the death of her father, Ophelia is forced to turn to Dario for help raising the child she never told him about.

Dario is furious that Ophelia has returned, and refuses to believe Arthur is his son—after all, he thought his wife was barren. But to avoid gossip, he agrees to let them spend the holidays at his villa. While he cannot resist the desire he still feels for Ophelia, Dario despises himself for being hopelessly in love with a woman who can never love him back.

But Dario is wrong: Ophelia’s emotions are all too human, and she was brokenhearted when he rejected her. Unsure if she can trust the man she desperately loves, she fears for her life, her freedom and her son if anyone else learns of her true nature…

Olivia Waite -Generous Fire

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Everyone at the academy knows Latin instructress Caroline Tisdale for her plain gowns and severe demeanor. Her headmaster, however, is about to unravel a bit of her mystery. Mr. Topper has always been able to balance passion and propriety—but once a student prank brings Miss Tisdale to his attention, his desire begins to chip away at his resolve.

Miss Tisdale has spent years keeping her wayward tendencies firmly in check, despite the temptations posed by the dark-haired headmaster. She clings to her control even as the thought of submitting to him makes her pulse race and her imagination run rampant. But when she agrees to help Mr. Topper test a mysterious new medical device—a machine whose effects are more pleasurable than pharmaceutical—she comes to realize that self-control and sexual satisfaction are not mutually exclusive after all.

Linda Thomas-Sundstrom – Holiday with a Vampire 4

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Don’t be afraid to snuggle up with these sexy, immortal heroes. They will weave their way into your fantasies and spice up your cold winter nights.

Bright Star by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Immortal Dylan McCay has vowed to protect the secret origins of his species at all costs—until he meets Savannah, a passionate astronomer on the brink of discovering the elusive Christmas Star….

Halfway to Dawn by Susan Krinard
Amid a supernatural war between the races, can Fiona, captain of the human special forces, and Kane, a compelling fugitive from the vampire army, risk working together to attain peace on earth?

The Gift by Theresa Meyers
All Cullen McCormack wants for Christmas is the missing locket that holds the key to his immortality. But will Angelica, the woman who now flaunts it about her exquisite neck, also claim his vampire heart?

For a chance to win these books comment on this post by midnight Pacific time. Now, here’s some links to my free books!

A Very Cougar Christmas – MF

Nikki Crawford’s Christmas Eve birthday was her worst ever. Turning forty without a single person to celebrate with has Nikki feeling like a loser at life. When UPS delivers a package for Nikki to her sexy younger next door neighbor, she gets a birthday present she never bargained for. Vincent Warfield delivers Nikki’s package and finds her crying. With his protective instincts in overdrive, Vince sets out to convince the shy beauty that she’s not a loser. When Nikki puts her pride on the line and asks Vince to stay, passion explodes between them. Can Vince prove to Nikki that life is wonderful if you just open your heart to the possibilities?

Finding Your Heart I and II – This story has two versions. One is MM. One is MF. It is not two different stories. It is basically the same story of love and loss but one version is for MF readers and one version is for MM readers.

Finding Your Hear I, A Contemporary Romance Happily Ever After

Finding Your Heart II, A Gay Romance Happily Ever After

After the worst Christmas Casey has had in years, the urge to go home overwhelms. Standing in front of the house he grew up in on a bleak New Year’s Eve, he acknowledges that what he once thought of as home is gone. Filled with despair, he sees that his life is a barren wasteland and he has no energy or hope left with which to change it.

When a man exits the rundown house, his long legged stride carries ghosts of the past right into Casey’s present. Never had he imagined that he’d run into the man he’d lost a lifetime before or that the man would own the house that had always been a symbol of home to Casey. But Paul is there and he’s never forgotten the love they shared so briefly. Casey’s New Year’s quest to find reasons for his existence becomes a homecoming he never expected when Paul opens his heart. It’s only then that Casey discovers the answers to life are as simple as finding your heart.

Entangled – MM

Daren has been in love with his best friend Taylor for five years. One rainy night, Taylor turns up soaking wet on Daren’s doorstep with a confession hovering on his lips. The confession changes both their lives.

Christmas Hookup – MF

A hot cowboy, a class reunion on Christmas Eve, a stumble in the parking lot… Elle literally falls into Riley’s hands in the country club parking lot. Sparks ignite and lead to a very hot hookup with a twist at the end! If you love hot erotica, but still want that Gift of the Magi warm, fuzzy feeling, this book is for you!

Holiday Hearts, an Antaeus Family Christmas – MF and MM

It’s Christmas at Sean Antaeus’s house and everyone is there. Siblings, cousins, mates, and even Mistress Christmas with her reindeer and elf! Emily is pregnant and so is Elysia. Holden discovers Garret’s secret fear. Colin and Eden play in the sauna. Declan hides behind the Christmas tree. Sean and Careen try to make a baby. And Marius faces his fears for the future. It’s a holiday filled with laughter and love, hot chocolate and hotter sex, and a little bit of magic from Magia Alfred Stone.

Note: This story is a free companion to the Tales of the Darkworld series and is not a standalone Christmas story. If you have not read any of the books, you may miss out on some excellent in-jokes and references.

Wishing On a Blue Star – MM anthology

How much impact can someone have on your life if you’ve never met them face to face? In this electronic age of E-mails, electronic publishing, and social networks, quite a lot. Through his emails, stories and blog, author Patric Michael has touched numerous hearts, minds and lives from the start of his career and further as he now takes us along on his journey to battle cancer. Along the way, Patric shows us a side of life that not many truly see– how we are all a part of something larger than just ourselves, and how we are each touched by others for the betterment of all. Now, those that have been touched by Patric and his words have joined together to give something back, to him and to us all through something he values highly – words. In this compilation, gay short stories, poems, and anecdotes combined with excerpts from Patric’s blog and a few entertaining, educational group posts reveal, and celebrate, the man who has touched so many hearts and minds. This collection, sometimes erotic, sometimes irreverent, and always poignant, is a gift from all our hearts to celebrate Patric and give strength (and a little levity) to others. The price reflects this; no one is receiving royalties or payment from the sales. Use it to celebrate life, celebrate words, and possibly inspire someone who needs it.

Here’s some links to freebies I loved:

The Naughty Ones – Shawn Lane – MM

When I Say When – Tia Fielding – MM

Friends With Benefits – Cat Johnson – MF

A White Cougar Christmas – Eliza Gayle – MF

What He Wants – Eden Cole – MM

Snaring the Huntress – Sylvia Day – MF

You Melted Me – Kari Gregg – MM

Be My Boy – Casey K. Cox – MM

Deliberately Bound – Ava March – MM

Devil’s Night – Meg Winston – MF

There’s lots more but I’ve no more room!

Happy Holidays!

Day 19: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

Well, here we are getting closer to Christmas and an explosion of holiday books coming your way here in my giveaway. Yesterday’s big winner is Urb! And the winner of the second Julia Michaels book is Sarah Kalaitzidis! Yay!

Today, I have books by Taryn Elliott, Chandra Ryan and me! Taryn’s book won’t be out for another day or two so hopefully the winner won’t mind waiting because oh, baby does it look like it’s a book that is worth waiting for! Chandra’s book is sexy and oh, man look at that cover! From me, since this is stacking up to be a Ellora’s Cave author day, a pair of paranormals! These are all MF but be warned, Runaway is actually MMF.

Taryn Elliott – Holiday Sparks

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Darcy Tucker hates Christmas. Being lead supervisor at a department store shows her the very worst of humanity. When her holiday display is demolished, she turns for help to the least likely person she knows—her hot, tattooed tenant who seems to get off on the very idea of Christmas. Maybe she can get him to decorate the store and stop decorating her house.

Tattoo artist Ben Hartley may not look the part, but Christmas is his favorite holiday. When Darcy gets in a jam and reveals her vulnerable side, he finally gets to learn more about the sexy woman behind the cool façade.

Thrown in close quarters to fix her store, Ben and Darcy realize the only chilly thing between them is the temperature outside. One supremely hot kiss leads to a night full of passionate surprises. Now Ben has to show her that there’s more to life than work, and that the season of hope is full of sexy possibilities with or without a Christmas tree.

Chandra Ryan – Bond Betrayed

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Isaac Marrow doesn’t care that Nikki Rathe is a seductress. She’s the only member of the Community who can help him get his sister Molly back from Nikki’s father, who holds the rest of their kind under his spell. But he doesn’t expect her to help willingly. Instead, he tricks her into giving up her blood, bonding her to him in an effort to compel her support.

Nikki could have told Isaac that bonding himself to a seductress was a foolish move, but he never asked. Now, a powerful lust ties them together, driving them both mad. Isaac is hot, but the desire is a distraction she doesn’t need. Nikki wants to free Molly and bring down her father just as much as Isaac, if not more. The Community banished her as a child while letting her power-hungry father grow stronger. But Isaac’s betrayal of her trust can’t go unpunished. And a seductress can deliver a powerful punishment.

Lex Valentine – Runaways, Mating

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Werewolf Ranulf Verlaine and his longtime lover, vampire Griffin Rothschild, have sworn they will fight to stay together if either discovers another is their mate. When Ran meets beautiful vampire Dante Ducoin on a train from Prague to Paris, mating lust explodes between them and Ran forgets the pact. He forgets everything but sinking into and surrounding Dante, who is equally lost in Ran. Newly bonded, the pair run away to New York City.

Griffin chases after his lover, pulled by a metaphysical force. When he finds Ran and Dante, mating lust shifts their bond to a triumvirate. The three can’t keep their hands, or anything else, off one another. But lust isn’t everything. For the triumvirate to thrive, Dante must carve out a place between two men who have been lovers for years, Griffin must share the only man he’s ever loved with a woman, and Ranulf must balance his pack responsibilities with his love for his mates.

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As Alpha, Roul Verlaine always looked out for his twin. When Ranulf flees to New York City with his new mates, Roul hires the Watcher Agency to check on him. All thoughts of his brother vanish when Roul meets the sexy owner of Watchers. Morgan Kale is a rare white werewolf, a lone wolf who sets Roul’s senses on fire. His wolf instantly wants her and Roul can’t resist her. She bests him at chess and martial arts and is the fiercest, most perfect lover he’s ever known. And he doesn’t want to leave her.

Morgan knows instantly she and Roul are mates even if he hasn’t figured it out yet. His seduction overrides her common sense and yearning heart. The sex is mindblowing and they even get along outside the bedroom. But Roul is in town for only three days, and Morgan must decide whether to tell him they are mates…or let him walk out of her life forever.

Comment on this post by midnight Pacific time for a chance to win these yummeh books! The next three days are MM days and then more MF goodness and a whole lotta links to free books that will set your holiday on fire!

Happy Holidays!

Day 17: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

The winner from yesterday’s giveaway is…Darcy! Congratulations! And many thanks to those of you who liked the Magic Lessons cover. My alter ego Winter of Winterheart Designs appreciates your kind words.

Today, two of my good friends are joining me in giving away more MM books. Diana DeRicci and Jaime Samms both have awesome books for you and I have a cowboy Christmas story for you! Diana’s book is a new holiday release from MLR Press and Jaime’s book is a new holiday release from Dreamspinner Press. My book is one of the Forbes Ranch Christmas Cowboys stories.

 

Diana DeRicci – What I See In You

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Kennedy has no use for holidays, and suffers through the pageantry. When Angel moves to town to be closer to his brother, Cupid strikes in a big way. Before he knows it, Kennedy is being courted, chased, and wooed. Angel is determined to open Kennedy’s heart and isn’t above using the spirit of the holidays to crack the wall surrounding it. But no one said Kennedy had to make it easy for his angel…

Jaime Samms -Still Life

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When Allan Song’s ex, Mac, shows up to model for the life drawing class Allan teaches, he turns everything upside-down. Mac is still as infuriatingly attractive as when Allan first met him—and still trying to figure out where he fits on the gender spectrum. He’s more than a little out of control, and he’s taken some stupid risks that have come back to haunt him. If they’re going to get back together, Allan wants a real relationship—but for that, he and Mac will need to look below the surface.

Lex Valentine – Christmas Catch

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Mitchell Caulfield’s soul is as wounded as his body once was. The former Air Force pilot, forced to retire after being shot down over Afghanistan suffers from PTSD. Working as a bodyguard to supermodel Riley Forbes, Mitch accompanies the model and his wife home to the ranch for Christmas. There he meets Riley’s cousin Grayson, a former rodeo star who now runs Forbes Ranch. Can the magic of Christmas bring two men from diverse backgrounds together? And will they open their hearts to the possibility of love?

Ahhh, three MM holiday tales to warm the cockles of your heart. For a chance to win these three books, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time tonight!

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Day 16: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

Yesterday’s winner is DebraG! Congratulations!

Today is another MM lineup that includes K-lee Klein, Jessica Lee, BL Morticia and me! A pair of contemporaries and a pair of paranormals. Oh, the MM goodness today!

K-lee Klein – Countdown to Santa

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Gabe and Matteo have settled into the highs and lows of new fatherhood – exhaustion, dirty diapers, baby bottles and a whole lot of love. But as their first family Christmas looms on the horizon, Matteo is worried about how his partner is handling his new role as Papa Gabe.

There’s no doubt Gabe adores the twins, but his libido, sense of proportion and perhaps his sanity seem to have disappeared under the strain. Matteo is determined to make their new family work, but it may take thinking outside the box to get back the calm, sensible Gabe he planned to share fatherhood and the rest of his life with.

Jessica Lee – Bloodlines: A KinKaid Wolf Pack Story

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For an alpha male wolf shifter promised to a female whose goal is to one day be queen, coming out has never been more explosive.

Evin KinKaid, the only son of the KinKaid pack’s alpha, has a secret. One that will tear his family apart. In one year, Evin is to succeed his father as alpha and continue the dominant bloodline of his family. There’s only one problem: Evin is gay. When Evin is pushed into the bed of his intended female mate, he’s forced to reveal the truth. And for an alpha male wolf shifter promised to a female whose goal is to one day be queen, coming out has never been more explosive.

To Mason Thorne II, heir to Thorne Global Inc., life is a lie. To sustain his father’s love, Mason has agreed to stay in the family business and to one day assume his place as CEO. Instead of reaching for his heart’s desire, he’s settled for a life he never wanted. But an unexpected auto accident will send Evin and Mason into each other’s arms and down a path toward a destiny neither man can escape: an eternity sealed in blood.

BL Morticia – My Lieutenant 2: In His Arms

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Nathan Ellerby and Lt. Bryant Duncan are at it again. This time, the narration shifts from Nathan to Bryant who’s looking to solidify his relationship with his favorite artist. The Lieutenant wants to take Nathan to visit his naval friends, his parents who still aren’t happy about his decision to come out, as well as his best friends bachelor party. Bryant refuses to hide his man from the masses and despite his man’s insistence on the unimportance of the matter, Bryant pushes on.

Lex Valentine – Encounters: Magic Lessons

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Wizard Club owner Drake Keating is restless and dissatisfied with his life. His friends and occasional lovers have all mated and he’s tired of casual one night hookups. His search for companionship lands him face to face with Justin Scott, the sexy human who manages his club. A year earlier, Drake hooked up with Justin only to dump him when he thought he’d found his mate. Now, he’s discovering just how wrong his previous actions were. Justin gives the wizard one shot at mending what he broke and Drake’s determined to show Justin that he’s changed. He has one night to learn the magical lessons of love and open the door to a future with Justin.

You know what to do, people! Leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time for a chance to win all of these yummy books!

Happy Holidays!

 

Day 15: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

The winner for Day 14 is Kelly A! Congratulations!

Today we have two of my favorite people and authors. KC Burn, who is one of the Lords of Aether authors, offers up a very hot contemporary book (the sequel to Cop Out) and Barry Brennessel, who is a fellow MLR author, offers up an amazing historical novel (with a cover by me and Nikki.) To round out today’s offering, I’m including a copy of my bestselling, award winning MM dragon shifter novel. It’s a trio of luscious MM books you won’t want to miss!

KC Burn -Cover Up

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Detective Ivan Bekker has hit rock bottom. Not only is he recovering from a bad breakup with a cheating boyfriend, he’s also involved in a drug bust gone bad. Ivan had to kill a man, and his friend was shot and is now fighting for his life. Though Ivan is under investigation for his part in the shooting, his boss sends him on an off-the-books undercover operation to close the case. The timing is critical—this could be their chance to plug a leak in the department.

Off-balance and without backup, Ivan finds himself playing a recent divorcé and becoming Parker Wakefield’s roommate. He finds it hard to believe that sweet Parker could possibly be a criminal, much less have ties to a Russian mafia drug-trafficking operation, and Ivan lets down his guard. His affection is unprofessional, but Parker is irresistible.

When Ivan comes across clear evidence of Parker’s criminal involvement, he has to choose: protect their relationship, regardless of the consequences, or save his career and arrest the man he loves.

Barry Brennessel – The Celestial

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Love was the last thing Todd Webster Morgan expected to find while searching for gold in 1870s California. But that was before he met Lao Jian.

Hardened beyond his nineteen years, Todd Webster Morgan is determined to find gold high in the Sierra Nevadas. But his dream is violently upended. Complicating matters even more, he meets a young Chinese immigrant named Lao Jian, whose own dreams of finding gold have been quashed by violence. But life back in Sacramento isn’t any easier. Todd’s mother struggles to make ends meet. His invalid uncle becomes increasing angry and violent. Todd seeks employment with little success. Meanwhile his friendship with Lao Jian turns to love. But their relationship is strained as anti-Chinese sentiment grows. Todd vows not to lose Lao Jian. The couple must risk everything to make a life for themselves. A life that requires facing fear and prejudice head on.

Lex Valentine – Fire Season

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Black dragon Holden Antaeus isn’t looking for a mate. His life is filled with family, work, and dating. Women adore him and he’s never short of offers for sex, but a relationship isn’t something he’s interested in. When Holden’s brother Sean hires a new executive for Antaeus International, Holden’s whole world, and everything he’s ever believed about himself, is blown to bits. Garret Renquist is a green dragon, intelligent, witty, bi-sexual, and hot for Holden. Despite the fact that Holden is positive he’s heterosexual, the moment he meets Garret, something happens inside him. What follows is a journey through stereotypes and ingrained beliefs as Holden struggles with the fact that his destined mate is a man.

Warning:  This book contains two handsome dragons, one meddling brother, three matchmaking friends, a mock battle in shifted form, and hot sex between two sexy men who make the hot springs boil!

What an awesome day of books for MM readers! For a chance to win, comment on this post by midnight Pacific time!

Happy Holidays!