Day 21: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

The winner of yesterday’s books is…Amanda McD! Congrats!

Fans of MM books will be drooling today. The authors and books today are just amazing. I want them all myself!

Keira Andrews – Eight Nights

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Lucas McKenzie figures spending the holidays with his annoying roommate’s family is better than being alone on campus. The last thing he expects is to lust over Sam’s brother — or for Nate to actually want him back.

They hide their attraction during Hanukkah celebrations, but behind closed doors, Lucas and Nate can’t keep their hands (or mouths) off each other. Nate’s only looking for a bit of holiday fun, and amazing sex with a hot virgin definitely fits the bill.

Yet as the candles burn, Nate and Lucas begin to realize eight nights will never be enough.

Kerry Freeman – Pine Tar & Sweet Tea

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After playing eleven years in the Minor Leagues, Coach Matt Hawley has returned to his tiny Alabama hometown to lead his old high school baseball team to their first state championship. At the other end of the state, René Días, who left the Major League after one season, is getting his team ready to defend their state title for the second straight year. One is in the closet. The other is between relationships. Neither has any intention of hooking up at the state tournament.

Then they see each other.

Pre-game lust turns into an intense one-night stand neither man can forget, and when their best friends embark on a romance, Matt and René are thrown together again. This time they decide it won’t be for just a single night. But the fear of disappointing his minister father and shaming his family forces Matt to keep one foot in the closet, even as he and René find their lust is maybe something more. He’s going to have to make a choice between between his family and his freedom.

Kay Berrisford – Simon, Sex, and the Solstice Stone

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Simon’s holiday season is looking grim. His boyfriend’s dumped him, and his self-esteem is rock bottom. Stuck in the UK where nobody celebrates Thanksgiving, the shy, geeky student drowns his sorrows at an ancient stone circle. When a gorgeous stranger, Aubrey, shows up and attempts to seduce him, Simon is flattered but also freaked—especially when Aubrey claims to be from an historic sex cult who’d uncovered the true powers of the circle. It’s a time machine. Aubrey intended to travel back three hundred and sixty-five days, but an error propelled him forward three hundred and sixty-five years into a world alien to him.

Simon reluctantly takes the lost time traveler under his wing, and Aubrey teaches Simon the ways of sex, love, and magic. Simon’s never felt so alive, but as their bond grows, Aubrey remains determined to perform a dangerous ritual and return home at the winter solstice. Fearing he’s no more to Aubrey than a sexual sacrifice, Simon must discover the dark secrets of Aubrey’s pagan past. Only then can Simon choose between risking all for the man he loves or a lonely Christmas without him.

George Seaton – Saving Skylar Hand

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For Cody Pinnt, falling in love with Skylar Hand was easy; they had, after all, been best friends their entire lives. But falling in love and actually being with the one you love sometimes becomes impossible when paths diverge. Cody wants a life away from the rough land and prejudice of their hometown, while Skylar can see no other road than the one laid out for him from childhood.  As the years pass, Cody realizes that even the strongest love might not overcome his and Skylar’s growing differences. It’ll take loss, heartbreak, and the promise of Christmases to come to bring Skylar and Cody together.

For a chance to win these books, comment on this post by midnight Pacific time. This is definitely a bunch of books that should be in your TBR pile!

And now, since it’s apparently the end of the world, a snippet from Broken Bonds, the Christmas book I hope to release on…Christmas! It’s MM and BDSM with angels who steal from Dickens.

Wishing he could put his arms around his master to comfort him and to comfort himself, Haven instead wrapped his arms around his middle and curled into a tight ball, making sure only his forehead rested against his master’s body. His lips moved silently as he said a prayer inside his head.

“Please bring the spirit of Christmas to my master. Please let him know happiness and joy once more, even if it isn’t with me. I can bear anything if I know he is once more happy and whole again. He deserves it. Please, God. Just let Kellen love again.”

The pleasure Kellen had allowed him that night brought sleep to Haven as soon as he finished his prayer. He hoped his mother or Randolph or even Cristophe could hear him. Surely, one of the people whom he and Kellen had loved would hear his prayer and answer it. It wasn’t as if he was asking for something for himself. After all, the spirit of Christmas wasn’t about what one wanted for oneself. It was about giving to others. And above all else, Haven had given his heart to his master.

Happy Holidays!

Day 20: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

The winner of yesterday’s books is Tracey D! Congratulations!

On tap for today are some really awesome books by two of my favorite ladies! Cassandra Gold and Lyndi Lamont write MM books and that is what I have for you today! And just to top it all off, I’m adding a copy of my bittersweet ghost story Rousing Caine.

 

Cassandra Gold – Lessons Learned, Wishes Earned

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Playing elf to Haven, the boss’s son, leaves Lachlan feeling he’s firmly on St. Nick’s Naughty list. Lachlan is sure Haven is just like the spoiled rich boy who broke his heart and ruined his life a year earlier. But after watching Haven help the less fortunate, Lachlan longs to offer him shelter on a lonely Christmas Eve. Maybe this year, he’ll actually get his Christmas wish.

 

Lyndi Lamont – Deception

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London 1895, where men who love other men flaunt convention and risk imprisonment for “the love that dare not speak its name.” Until Oscar Wilde goes on trial for gross indecency…

An anonymous and intriguing invitation leads struggling artist, Leander Frampton, into a private world of sensuality with a stranger in an elaborate black and gold costume. When the masks come off, Leander rediscovers the lover he’s dreamed of for the last two months. The man who abruptly left him in the middle of the night. Now Rupert Austin has returned, inspiring Leander’s art and filling him with desire. Thinking he has found both muse and patron, Leander gives all he has: his heart, his body, his talent. But Rupert is as elusive and evasive as ever, appearing and disappearing in Leander’s life, with little explanation.

Forbidden passions lure Rupert Austin, an outwardly staid art importer, into a secret life where he is free to pursue his love of handsome young men. Past loss makes him shy away from involvement, but he is unable to resist Leander’s talent, youthful beauty and enthusiasm. Rupert arranges for a private showing of Leander’s work, but that doesn’t mean he trusts Leander with all of his secrets, especially after risky public sex that could have landed them in jail.

Two very different men—one, a businessman with a great deal to lose and a taste for secret liaisons with beautiful men, and the other a young, gifted artist who will give his all to the right man. Will deception destroy any possibility for a once-in-a-lifetime passion for these passionate lovers?

Lex Valentine – Rousing Caine

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Jason Rockham has lost faith in others and himself. He no longer trusts and doesn’t believe in love. When he escapes to his cliffside home in Northern California, he meets a ghost who is the antithesis of everything he’s come to believe about people. Caine Carruthers fell in love with the laugh of a man he didn’t know. After his unexpected death, he sought out the man and found him bitter and disillusioned with life. With love in his heart, Caine sets out to show Jason that life is worthwhile and love is possible. Two incomparable heroes – a man who has lost hope and a ghost who believes love conquers all, including death. This story will make you laugh and cry and most of all… believe.

Whew! That’s a great group of books! For a chance to win these, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time.

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 18: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

Our winner for Day 17 is Samuel Gabriel! Congratulations! That’s some hot stuff for you to read!

Today I have even more hot stuff, more authors and more books! The lineup today makes me droooool: Kaje Harper, Dev Bentham and Julia Michaels. Dev’s book is a MM holiday story just out today. Oh Yum. Kaje’s has a cover by me. 😉 And Julia’s book will have two winners because not only is it MF (while the other two are MM) but she’s giving away two PRINT copies to commenters who live in the US!

Kaje Harper – Home Work

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Mac and Tony thought the hard part was over. They’re together openly as a couple, sharing a home and building a life with their two children. It’s what they dreamed of. But daughter Anna struggles with the changes, Ben is haunted by old secrets, Mac’s job in Homicide still demands too much of his time, and Tony is caught in the middle. It’s going to take everything these men can give to create a viable balance between home and work. Especially when the outside world seems determined to throw obstacles in their way.

Dev Bentham -Sacred Hearts

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Life’s a gamble–and lately David Schwartz’s partner has been losing so much that David must close their restaurant, the hippest little place in Portland. He sells everything and moves back home, but at thirty-five, he’s not eager to sleep alone in his childhood bedroom or to be supported by his father for the second time in his adult life.

David’s had enough. He needs to start over, maybe with someone like the elusive man he’s been seeing in his dreams. An old friend offers him a job catering a movie set in Puerto Vallarta. It’s been years since David’s alcoholism spun out of control along the highways of Mexico. Determined to experience Mexico sober, he stuffs his few remaining possessions in a backpack and takes the next flight down.

As Mexico prepares for Christmas, David lights Hanukkah candles, celebrating the return of the sun and wishing for true love. On the first night of Hanukkah, David meets a tall, dark stranger who rocks his world in a secluded moonlit cove. Is this the mystery man of his dreams–the answer to David’s prayers? And what must David sacrifice to make his dreams come true?

Julia Michaels – Never Love a Bad Boy

Amanda Collins is forced to the real world when her father cuts off her academic pursuits.  Rebellion lands the long–legged naïve blonde in Tokyo working in nightclub where she falls for a Yakuza Godfather, Niko Mifune.

Abandoned as a child Niko grew up in every sense a “lost boy.”  The only family he’d ever known were the crime leaders of the Japanese Yakuza.  Niko’s emotions and thinking process fall victim to Amanda’s charms.

As the Yakuza, Law, family, and ethical issues all threaten their future together, Amanda realizes why her mother warned her to NEVER LOVE A BAD BOY.

Comment on this post by midnight Pacific time for a chance to win all of these books! Just remember that we’re giving away two copies of Julia’s book and the winners have to live in the US.

Also, check out the Lords of Aether today! Free gay steampunk serial story. Today’s post is by Jaime Samms, Stephani Hecht and me. The plot twists in a major way for four of the LOA characters. Come on over and read for FREE!

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!