Day 25: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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The winner of yesterday’s MM holiday hotness is Barbra! Congrats!

Today’s group of featured books are MF holiday goodness from Cari Quinn, Qwillia Rain, Sam Cheever, Jayne Wilde and, of course, me! I’ve got another Forbes Ranch Christmas book for you. This time it’s a cougar story!

ChristmasWishes_200Christmas Wishes by Lex Valentine

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Bradley Marsh is spending Christmas with his sister Devon and her husband Jared. In the past, he managed to avoid the holidays at Forbes Ranch. But now, he’s there and faced with the woman he’s wanted for eight long years. With his 30th birthday on the horizon and all his friends settling down, Brad’s tired of being single and tired of yearning for a woman who doesn’t know he exists. This year, his only wish is to make the woman of his dreams his own.

For years, Anne-Marie Mallory’s mourned the death of her husband and high school sweetheart Danny. But more recently, she’s had her eye on hunky younger man Brad Marsh even though she’s sure his crush is because he feels sorry for her. She wishes Brad would stop seeing her as the grieving widow of a decorated war hero and start seeing her as a woman in her prime who needs a man like him to make her holiday – and her life – complete.

Jingle Ball w series title -1800x2700Jingle Ball by Cari Quinn

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This year, rocking the office holiday party has taken on a whole new meaning.

All receptionist Wendy Stanton wants for Christmas is a chance for a relationship with her sexy, sweet, dominant boss, Des. When that chance comes, she finds herself getting a whole lot more from the bargain than she’d anticipated—mainly a few steamy, mind-blowing encounters that include her other equally sexy boss, Cole Warner. Her body enjoys every bit of their attention, but her heart still wants more. She wants Des outside of the boardroom and the bedroom and in her life for good. But he’s hiding secrets and she’s hiding her feelings, and soon they’re drifting farther apart instead of growing closer.

But if anything can get them to come together, it’s Christmas Eve…

Warning: Sex with candy in this case is not an euphemism. And some of the ornaments from the tree have more than one use…just sayin’.

Jingle Ball is a 24K novella that was originally published in A Very Naughty Xmas anthology. It has been re-edited and now includes an epilogue. 

SantasElf_xsmallSanta’s Elf by Qwillia Rain

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After four years of unrequited love, and steamy fantasies, Elfina “Elf” Jeffries has just about given up on gaining her boss’s attention. How was any self-respecting woman supposed to seduce a man who was oblivious to her cues? Then the first gift arrived…

Every Santa needs an Elf, and Dayton Kringle is no exception. His offer for a temporary affair, just long enough to get from Christmas Eve to New Year’s, will satisfy a four year craving.

His is a simple design:

One beautiful Elf
Twelve sexy gifts
A little spanking
Some light bondage
And ten days of no strings sex…make for one very satisfied Santa. But when the ten days are up, will he be able to give up the Elf of his wildest Dominant dreams?

elfsatisfied_Christmas 2012Elf Satisfied by Sam Cheever

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This Christmas, Deirdre’s own, personal elf has a delicious present waiting for her!

Deirdre Phillips knows she’s skirting trouble when she waits until late on Christmas Eve to finish up her gift shopping. But she has no idea how much trouble, until she walks out of the mall and finds herself embroiled in a timeless war between elves and dark fairies.

It seems that Christmas magic is more real than Deirdre ever suspected. And when she learns the battle somehow involves her, she quickly discovers the holiday season can be dangerous too.

Fortunately for Deirdre, she has her very own Christmas elf to help her survive the night. And he’s got very definite ideas for how he wants to spend Christmas!

Four Weeks 1Four Weeks ‘Til Christmas by Jayne Wilde

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The four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be hectic for some, while festive for others. Noelle Tanner, 25, once enjoyed that time with her family as they celebrated her birthday and Christmas. But an accident changed all that for Noelle. Now, she simply goes through the motions every day full of guilt and pain.

Zane Williams is wealthy and sinfully handsome. At 30, he must take over the reins of his father’s large corporation. He has little time to enjoy life. His family is scattered and the end of the year means he must devote all of his time to work. He has yet to understand the meaning of the season.

A chance meeting brings these two wounded souls together. Will the guilt and pain of their lives outweigh the love and blessings the four weeks ’til Christmas can hold? Or, will they be able to heal each other and make new memories to last a lifetime?

Oh, don’t those all sound awesome? And you could win them all! Just comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern) for a chance to win! If by chance you’ve read all of these already, leave a comment about that and you could win a copy of Broken Bonds in audiobook!

Happy Holidays!

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Day 24: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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The winner of yesterday’s holiday books is Elaing8! Congrats!

The books up for grabs today are just awesome! More holiday MM goodness from Cassandra Gold, Keira Andrews and LE Franks.  I haven’t had a chance to read Keira and LE’s books but Cassandra’s is sweet and hot and oh, so good! It’s made it onto my list of favorite holiday stories.

My holiday story Christmas Catch is another of the Forbes Ranch holiday stories. Each one of the Forbes Ranch stories tells how a wish on the Christmas star on Christmas Eve helped bring two lovers together. The hopefulness of my heart wrought each of these stories as they were not all written at a good time in my life. I guess they’re a testament to my long held belief in miracles. Even if the miracles don’t happen for me, I still believe they are possible for some.

ChristmasCatch-200Christmas Catch by Lex Valentine

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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?

CG_Strings Attached_coverlgFantasies: Strings Attached by Cassandra Gold

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James Hastings is having a bad week. All he wants to do is buy a six-pack and spend an evening moping. Instead, he wins a week long trip to Hawaii, thanks to a young man at the liquor store.

Tattoo and piercing artist Travis Barton is surprised when the cute guy he helped out wins a trip and invites him to come along. Still, he’s not about to pass up a free trip to Hawaii.

Travis’s idea of a no-strings fling goes against James’s nature, but it seems like a great way to make the trip even better. Then their hot, uninhibited nights together start to blur into something more, and James starts to imagine Christmas ever after — Travis, with strings attached.

KA_WheretheLovelightGleams_coverlgWhere the Lovelight Gleams by Keira Andrews

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This Christmas, actor Ryan Drake is pining. He may get to kiss gorgeous Cary Holloway on the set of their hit TV show, Space Academy, but he knows it’ll never happen in real life. Charming Cary–the son of Hollywood royalty–is straight, as evidenced by his starlet girlfriend. But Christmas is a time for unexpected gifts, and Cary accepts Ryan’s invitation to leave the palm trees behind and spend the holiday with his family at their cabin in the Great White North.

Amid the snow and mistletoe, Ryan struggles to keep his longing under wraps. Little does he know, Cary wrestles with his own unspoken desires and his very identity. Surrounded by family and holiday joy, their warm friendship deepens. Will these two co-stars have the courage to brave Hollywood pressures and take their romance offscreen–or will it be only in their dreams?

1479833_10202644217617065_323934676_nSnow Globe by LE Franks

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Kris Hamilton escaped the rat race in LA to live his dream of owning an art studio and making snow globes in a Christmas-themed town in northern Minnesota. But life in a tiny town isn’t as peaceful as advertised, and being treated like an outsider is making Kris’s Tourette’s flare up. When he inadvertently offends Tyr Tollefson—a beautiful blond giant of a man—Kris is ready to chuck it all. But he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Tyr’s cousin Bun, who shows them the magic of Christmas and gives them both a lesson in love and acceptance.

What a great bunch of books! For a chance to win all of these, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.) If you happen to have read them all, leave a comment about that and you could win an audiobook copy of Broken Bonds.

Have a great day!

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Day 23: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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Winner of yesterday’s books is Claudia! Yay! Also Angi‘s answer to my question about the jets on the cover of Breath of Heaven came closest to the actual answer so she wins her choice of audiobooks from me.

The answer to the planes question: The planes are F-16s, but those are specifically USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team F-16s. The aerial pass on the cover where the #5 plane is inverted above the other plane is called a Calypso pass. In Afterburner, both Bas and Ryder were once with the Thunderbirds, Ryder taking over the #5 plane after Bas leaves the team at the end of his term. The third book of the trilogy has yet to be written (although I’ve started it) and it’s title is Inversion, named after #5’s most famous stunt. The entire series is called Holding Hands which is a fighter pilot term about flying in close formation with another pilot/jet.

christmashookupcover150Today’s books are also holiday themed. There’s some very hot MF holiday yumminess from Lucy Felthouse, Rachell Nichole, Shauna Aura Knight, Lily Rede and me! My offering is one of the Forbes Ranch Christmas stories. You can read the first of this series, Christmas Hookup for FREE.

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CIH_432Christmas in Hell by Lex Valentine

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Devon Marsh is resigned to spending Christmas in Hell. A city girl, Devon accompanies her boss to their family ranch where she feels out of place. Even worse, she is faced with the prospect of dealing with former rodeo star Jared Abbott, one of the cowboys on the ranch. Sexy as hell Jared spins Devon’s wheels in a big way, but in the past, he’s made it clear that he despises her. When the two of them are caught in a rainstorm on Christmas Eve, emotions run high and ignite into passion. Can cowboy Jared convince city girl Devon that living in a town that smells of horse and cow poo is worth it if she has him?

sexy noel sleeping in a barnReindeer Games: Cupid by Lucy Felthouse

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As a postman by day, and one of Santa’s reindeer on a single very special night, Cassius Cupid eats, sleeps, and breathes deliveries. He doesn’t mind, but sometimes wishes that someone would send him something more exciting than bills and junk mail.

One cold January morning, Cassius gets his wish. A young woman arrives with a parcel. Turns out it’s for his housemate – but Cassius doesn’t care. All he’s interested in is Carina – the beautiful female courier.

Has Cupid finally met his match?

RN_SpicyWithASideofCranberrySauceSpicy With a Side of Cranberry Sauce by Rachell Nichole

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Amy Easton’s idea for the perfect Thanksgiving doesn’t include giving up the last can of cranberry sauce to a stranger, no matter how sexy he is. She will make this holiday special for Dad even if it kills her. And that means getting everything on the shopping list.

Mason Rider is home to help his mom through her first post divorce holiday, but when he finds the seductive blonde who body-checked his grocery cart standing in Mom’s kitchen, he doesn’t know what to do. Sharing Thanksgiving with this woman and her father wasn’t part of his damned plan.

Who would’ve thought that a simple can of cranberry sauce could lead to holiday disaster? Or to happily ever after?

WinterKnightsVigilCoverA Winter Knight’s Vigil by Shauna Aura Knight

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Sexy, kilt-wearing Tristan has captured Amber’s attention on many occasions. But as members of the Kingsword coven, which has strict rules about intimate relationships inside the circle, dating him is out of the question. When the coven heads to a secluded woodland cabin to celebrate the Winter Solstice, Amber finds herself closer than ever to Tristan. As the Longest Night approaches and their group’s ritual workings intensify, the pair realizes that they can no longer hide from their feelings.

Just as King Arthur held vigil before being knighted, Tristan and Amber face their shadows—and the realization that one or both of them might have to leave the coven. Or can they be together without breaking their honor?

The Kringle Girls - SMALLThe Kringle Girls by Lily Rede

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The Kringle Girls aren’t naughty, but the night is young! Santa’s four daughters are all single this Christmas Eve, but holiday romance is about to catch up with them. Follow Holly, Ivy, Noelle, and Merry on the family’s most important night of the year, and see what happens when they each get tripped up by a little magical matchmaking. Sweet and sexy, it’s a night not to be missed!

HOLLY – It’s hard to be normal when you’re Santa’s daughter, but Holly is giving it her best shot, staying out of the family business and building a life for herself as a small town teacher. However, the elves and Mrs. Claus decide to help things along when Holly falls for David, the hot divorced father of one of her young students. When Santa “accidentally” leaves the little boy’s present behind, the family calls on Holly to deliver it herself, even if it means a midnight tangle with David and a chance to make all her naughty wishes come true.

IVY – Determined to keep Santa’s empire up with the times, Ivy is so busy managing the company’s newly formed External Relations department that she can’t even take time out for the Christmas Eve party. Which is all for the best, because Ivy has a secret. However, when Rafe, her sexy business partner, discovers the Kringle Girls’ odd susceptibility to mistletoe, he decides to use the magical plant to launch his seduction of the cool and reserved beauty. As the party rocks on around them, Rafe will use every sexy trick in the book to woo Santa’s daughter, and get her to admit that not only is she as head over heels for him as he is for her, but that they belong together, even after Christmas is over.

NOELLE – Competitive and outrageous, Noelle doesn’t always play well with others, and lives a life of relative solitude out on the remote ranch, tending Santa’s magical reindeer and their families throughout the year. She’d be the last to admit that she’s a little starved for human companionship, and now that Santa’s rescinded her magical ability to pop from place to place for a whole month – after the silliest little spat – she’s really all alone. Forced to make the trek up to the North Pole by conventional means, Noelle picks up Will, an emotionally damaged drifter. As they travel, they find that a little vulnerability and a lot of heat can equal explosive chemistry, but can they make it to the North Pole with their hearts intact?

MERRY – Santa’s baby, Merry is the youngest, and has spent most of her life being bowled over by her confident and determined older sisters. Too timid to leave the North Pole, she’s contented herself with a life as Toy Manager to the elves. However, sometimes a Kringle Girl needs a little more than elf companionship. Unfortunately, the only likely prospect is Ben, her father’s new handyman. He’s hot and sweet and he might be interested, but shy Merry can’t seem to string two words together when he looks at her with those steel blue eyes. Can she overcome her shyness to go after what she wants? Or will she let Ben slip through her fingers?

What a great line up of books! For a chance to win them all, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.)

Have a great day!

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Day 22: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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The winner of the BDSM book bonanza from yesterday is Elizabeth Benanti. Congrats! The authors will be in touch to arrange to get your prizes.

Today is the start of our full on holiday daze portion of the giveaway. Usually from Dec 20 to Dec 25 or 26, I feature only holiday related stories. The books featured today are all MM. There’s nothing better than a little man on man holiday loving and VJ Summers, Declan Sands and Bren Christopher deliver! Make sure you read to the bottom because there’s some extra chances to win prizes there!

BreathofHeaven_200Breath of Heaven by Lex Valentine

Note: This book can stand alone but you’ll understand it better if you’ve read Afterburner. And as a side note, this cover is my work and per ZA Maxfield, it’s the best cover I’ve ever done! (I’m a little partial to it too!)

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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.

SantaClausIsComing_VJSummersSanta Clause is Coming by VJ Summers

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After his annual gift run, all Santa really wants is a drink, a shower, and a long winter’s nap. When he sees the new live entertainment at his favorite North Pole bar, he realizes he wouldn’t mind adding a little stress relief to his post-Christmas wish list. Lucky for him, lounge singer and drag queen extraordinaire Chimera is perfectly happy to make every wish on his list come true. Again, and again, and again!

ohhoaleynight_500Oh Hoaley Night by Declan Sands

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Adam travels to Candlelight, Indiana to visit his parents for Christmas. When he arrives he discovers somebody has killed a man and dumped him in the manger of the living crèche at the local church. Unfortunately, all signs lead back to Adam’s father as the murderer. A Sheriff with a grudge and a small town more interested in gossip than reality, convince Adam that it will be up to him and the gang to clear his father’s name.

perfectmoment_coverThe Perfect Moment by Bren Christopher

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New York City event planner Michael Cove has been dating temperamental artist Jude Kendrick for two years. Convinced their relationship is going well, he’s not inclined to rock the boat.

Jude wants more. For a long time, the holidays held only memories of loss and grief. Now he has one bright spot in Michael. But Jude’s career is taking off and Michael works every evening. Late nights and early mornings are not enough. He needs Michael to be there for him, and he wants to be there for Michael. If Michael moves in with him, they can make the most of the time they have together.

But Michael is certain that Jude will soon tire of him and refuses to take that risk. When Jude’s old flame reappears, all bets are off. Faced with unexpected competition, Michael’s doubts come boiling to the surface. Now Michael must make a life-changing decision, and learn his own heart in the process. Status quo is no longer an option.

Can Michael overcome his fears and give Jude a perfect Christmas memory, or will he lose the best thing that’s ever happened to him?

Don’t those books sound like they’d get you into the mood for the holidays? You could win all four books by leaving a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.) If you happen to have read them all, leave a comment about that and you could win a MM audiobook! As an extra bonus, anyone who can tell me what the two planes are on the Breath of Heaven cover and what they’re doing could win a MM audiobook too!

Happy MM Holidays!

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Day 21: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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The winner of yesterday’s books is Yolanda! Congrats!

Today is a very special day. It’s MF BDSM all the way! I’ve got my good friend Jen Leeland along with Kathy Kulig and Eden Bradley! It’s a very hot, very special line up of books you could win. We’ll start out with my awesomely revised and expanded book Insolence which is told entirely from the hero’s POV. Let’s get started!

insolence_msrInsolence by Lex Valentine

Insolence finaled in the Passionate Plume Contest in 2011.

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Aric Calderwood discovers that a decade as a Dom is no match for his long-repressed feelings for a woman he’s known since childhood. Owner of Insolence, a BDSM club, Aric’s been immersed in the lifestyle. When his best friend, the normally cocky Ainsley Connor, turns up at Insolence and offers to be his sub for the weekend, Aric is shocked. Ainsley’s no submissive, but even so, Aric can’t resist her. Once he touches Ainsley, Aric’s control is overwhelmed by unrelenting lust and a flood of confusing emotion. The sex, both vanilla and kinky, is hotter than anything he’s ever experienced. But two days of Ainsley in his bed, at his command, changes everything between them. He can’t go back to just being friends. The intimacy he shared 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.

JL_DeclarationToSubmit_coverinDeclaration to Submit by Jennifer Leeland

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When Nell signed her employee agreement, she was fascinated by the fraternization clause that opened a door to her fantasies that she couldn’t shut. In a moment of weakness, she demands clarification and finds herself under contractual obligation to her new boss, Mark Conners.

Mark has wanted Nell Armstrong as much as he wanted to takeover the company she worked for. Once he acquired her place of employment, he planned to charm her into a kinky partnership that would satisfy them both. But she dropped to her knees and he accepted her declaration to submit. Things get serious and their fragile trust in each other is tested as they face a company problem that is deeper than either of them could imagine. Mark must find a way to forgive those in his past to have a future with the woman he’s grown to love.

Sanctuary-new-400x600Sanctuary by Eden Bradley

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When her best friend takes her to a BDSM club in San Francisco Devin Delaney meets the beautiful, mysterious and commanding Shaye Vincent. The wealthy, enigmatic man takes her on a journey into the darker side of sex, and it’s addictive. He’s addictive.

At Sanctuary Devin’s kinkiest fantasies—and her emotions—shift into overdrive. But she’ll have to face old demons in order to give up control, and Shaye will have to walk through his own darkness. Can pain and desire bring them together? Or will it tear them apart?

summersins_9781419948732_msrSummer Sins by Kathy Kulig

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Master Adrian Cayne knows how to bring exquisite pain or pleasure to a woman’s body. Before he’ll take on an inexperienced submissive, he expects her to pass a series of seductive tests of increasing intensity to see if she’s receptive to his unique and dark skills. Under his command and relentless determination, she’ll relinquish control to him.

Emma is known to thoroughly research her articles for the tabloid magazine Scandal. Her latest assignment to write about Dark Odyssey, a new BDSM club, is her chance to indulge in her taboo desires for the sex she craves as a submissive. With her job and future career on the line, she has to write a lurid, gossip story. But her heart isn’t in it because she’s falling for Adrian.

Raw and hot passion draws them past guarded limits, but when secrets are revealed, trust will be the final test for true love.

OMG. I want them so I know you must want them too! Aren’t they hot? And you could win them all just by leaving a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.) If you happen to have read all of these already, leave a comment about that and you could win an audiobook!

Tomorrow we start our countdown to Christmas. Every day until Christmas will be filled with holiday books in either MM or MF genres. Tomorrow is hot holiday MM books. Make sure you come back and bring all your friends!

Happy Holidays!

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