Day 25: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

Wow! What a lot of books were given away on Christmas Eve! The winner of the dozen books was Judi P! Merry Christmas!

Today, I have many more books to give away. I’ve got two MM Christmas books from me, one of which was just released last night. I’ve also got books from my very good friends ZA Maxfield, Lynn Lorenz, JP Bowie, NJ Nielsen and Sloan Parker. There’s a lot here because yanno, who am I to say no when ZAM tells me, “Oh, how about the whole set of my Christmas books?” or when Sloan Parker says, “Can I give away another one?”or Lynn Lorenz tells me, “I have a new release! Can I add that too?”

As you check out the books in this giveaway, you’ll notice some trailer links. Those are trailers I made and some of the covers for these are my work as well (A Picture Perfect Holiday, Broken Bonds, Cupid Christmas.) It’s a plethora of awesome MM and MM holiday goodness to heat up your Christmas Day courtesy of some of the bestest friends an author can have.

Z.A. Maxfield – Secret Light, I Heard Him Exclaim, What Child Is This?, A Picture Perfect Holiday

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Rafe Colman’s likes his life. He has a nice home, a good job, and a wonderful dog. But he’s exhausted by living a lie. When his home is vandalized because of his perceived German ancestry, he can’t even share the irony with friends.

Officer Ben Morgan falls for Rafe’s dog first, but it isn’t long before he’s giving her owner the eye. He thinks they have more in common than the search for Rafe’s vandals, and he’s willing to take a chance and find out.

If life in 1955 is tough on a cop in the closet, it’s even tougher on a refugee who’s desperate to hide his roots and fit in. Rafe knows from tragic experience how vicious prejudice can be. Every second with Ben is stolen, every kiss fraught with danger.

When Ben’s partner threatens to ruin everything, Rafe and Ben have to fight to protect what they have, in Secret Light

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Who Likes a Skinny Santa?

Steve Adams’s heart hasn’t been in the Christmas spirit ever since doctors put a stent in it and ordered him to clean up his act. No longer filling out his Santa suit or allowed to make merry, he’s forgoing the holidays this year and heading to Vegas to indulge in the few vices left to him: gambling and anonymous sex.

His road trip takes a detour when he encounters Chandler Tracey, who’s just inherited guardianship of his five-year-old niece. Overwhelmed, Chandler’s on his way to deliver Poppy to his parents. But fate has other plans and, after car trouble, Chandler and Poppy accept a ride home with Steve. Though the heat between the two men is obvious, they put it on simmer while they band together to make Poppy’s Christmas as perfect as possible.

Steve soon comes to believe that while Chandler is the right person to look after Poppy, someone needs to look after Chandler. Fortunately, Steve knows just the man for the job.

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Michael and Tristan are finally taking that much needed weekend away for Christmas. They’ve been working so hard at their respective careers there hasn’t been time for a breather, much less a chance to reconnect and see if they’ve been working toward what they both want.

Like always, Michael’s well-laid plan is derailed by a phone call from Apple House. Three of their charges have gone missing and while Michael is worried, it’s not unusual for the young adults who stay at the shelter for homeless LGBT teens to come and go.

But when one of them calls Michael and asks if – hypothetically speaking – it’s considered kidnapping to keep a baby who’s been abandoned, Michael and Tristan head home with all speed to sort things out.

Two couples need answers in a heartwarming holiday tale of taking stock, reaffirming commitments, and catching the perfect wave in What Child Is This? A Crossing Borders Christmas

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Photography club president Caleb loves football standout Christian Muñez. He knows it’s an old high school chestnut, but if being a cliché is wrong, he doesn’t want to be right. They’ve been in school together since the fifth grade but having brothers on the same soccer team provides Caleb with a great opportunity to get to know Christian better. What he finds out – about Christian’s home life and his future plans – could end his hopes forever. Or they might be the beginning of something wonderful.

Caleb throws caution to the wind in A Picture Perfect Holiday.

Sloan Parker – Take Me Home

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Aspiring television writer Evan Walker has been in love with his best friend since high school, but Kyle doesn’t do boyfriends. Never has. Never will. Evan knows it’s a bad idea to give in to desire when he wants more than a friend with benefits. He has a new dream job. Now all he needs is the dream partner.

Kyle Bennett is a mystery novelist with a severe case of writer’s block. He needs a change. He has three days on their cross-country train trip home for the holidays to figure out how to tell Evan he’s staying there for good. He also has to write the overdue pages for his editor. Only, he’s a little too distracted by the close quarters in their sleeper compartment—and Evan’s ass—to get much done.

The sparks that fly between them are hotter than ever. Good thing they have a real-life mystery to focus on: why people all around them, including Evan’s new boss, want to get their hands on a journal that once belonged to Kyle’s grandfather.

When a blizzard traps them in the mountains, Kyle and Evan steam up the train’s windows and must finally face their true desires.

 

Lynn Lorenz – His Duke’s Gift, Bayou Loup

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On each night of the holiday Duke Logan bestows gifts on his most loyal and beloved vassals. Drake and Logan couldn’t be happier. So why has Logan locked Drake out of his bedroom and who is the mysterious stranger?

 

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After spending a hot, no-holds-barred sex-filled weekend at a hotel with a man he only knows as Mark, werewolf Bobby Cotteau isn’t sure but he thinks he’s found a new mate. Problem is he never got his lover’s real name. Or his phone number, or even where he lives. But that’s not Bobby’s only problem.
At the Rougaroux Social Club’s yearly Rugarou Festival, which Bobby is in charge of, everything is falling apart. The forecast is for storms, the Virgin Mary has appeared a tree on the festival grounds at the church, pilgrims are swarming, and beer is being sold… and his new mate is about to expose Bobby’s pack to the world.

JP Bowie – Christmas Wishes

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Christmas 1922

Christopher Fielding has no choice but to spend Christmas with his family in York, away from William MacPherson, the biology professor with whom he has fallen in love. Finding his sister Nan in some distress over her pregnancy, Christopher makes a wish that all will be well with her and the baby, and another that William, traveling by train to his family in Scotland will be safe from the blizzard raging over the countryside.

As Christmas Eve approaches, William’s train is stranded in snow drifts and Nan’s baby is about to arrive prematurely. Cut off by the weather from a doctor’s help, the family is in despair, and Christopher feels that his wishes may not be enough. Perhaps what they now need is nothing short of a miracle.

NJ Nielsen – A Moon-Runner Christmas, Christmastime at Papa Lee’s

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Two lives – One destiny.

When fate decides two people belong together, nothing can stand in its way. Liam Kantry and Carlo Bruenelli find themselves caught up in the madness of Christmas as they discover the meaning of being true heart-mates.

Liam Kantry wants to be with the man he has loved his whole life, yet incessant rumours and innuendos have labelled him the pack whore – a point he has never disputed.

Carlo Bruenelli is waiting for his heart-mate; he is one of those who believe that such a thing really does exist. In his heart he wants it to be his best friend, only Liam doesn’t believe in heart-mates. What will it take to change Liam’s mind?

Christmas is drawing near, and between snowball fights and the contract ceremony, Liam and Carlo find themselves caught up in the excitement and obsessing over what their future holds.

Are they true heart-mates? Will they forge a successful future or destroy two families?

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RSVP by Dec 20: You are cordially invited to attend a Christmas celebration at Papa Lee’s.

Casey Chambers isn’t used to kindness; being tossed out onto the street does that to a person. His life takes a turn for the better when he lands a job at Papa Lee’s. Not only does the Lee family give Casey a place to work, they give him a place to call home… And the opportunity to find love with one of their own.  But Casey’s burgeoning relationship with Marty Lee is threatened when Marty withdraws after a vicious attack.  It’ll take a miracle for Casey to convince Marty they’re meant to be.

Good thing it’s the season for miracles.

Lex Valentine – Cupid Christmas, Broken Bonds

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It’s another Christmas at Forbes Ranch and this year the family is playing Cupid with Grayson and Jared’s best friend Steve Yarrow. Years before, Steve’s heart was broken by the love of his life Dalton Emory who left him to further his career by marrying a woman with a rich daddy. Now, divorced, outed and publicly humiliated, Dalton is trying to build a business and keep a low profile. He doesn’t believe he deserves a second chance with Steve after the way he hurt him. However, Dalton didn’t reckon with his former lover’s interfering friends, the depth of Steve’s love nor the forgiveness the spirit of Christmas can offer. Can one lonely, broken cowboy forgive himself and accept the love that has always belonged to him? And will the Forbes tradition of Christmas Eve Happily Ever Afters give Steve and Dalton the future they never thought they’d have?

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The one thing Haven Noel wants for his Christmas birthday is for his master, Kellen, to love him. But the wonderful Christmas Eve Haven plans for his master goes awry and instead of receiving his master’s love, Haven ends up on the street without his collar. Heartbroken, Haven heads to the club where he and Kellen originally met, only to find it closed.

With a blizzard descending and nowhere to go, Haven curls up on the club doorstep, courting death. Hopeless and shattered, on the verge of losing consciousness, he makes a wish for Kellen to find happiness some day. Two angels with a vested interest in Haven and Kellen’s happiness hear his wish and conspire with Kellen’s family to save Haven’s life, bring love back to Kellen’s heart and give them both the best kinky Christmas ever.

And there you have it, another dozen books to give away this Christmas Day. For a chance to win all of them, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time.

Merry Christmas to you all!

 

Day 24: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

Whew! It’s Christmas Eve! Can you believe it? And boy, do I have a line up for you today. But first, congratulations to Trix who is Day 23’s winner!

And now, on to a really looooong list of goodies I’m giving away for Christmas Eve. My very good friend Jennifer Leeland leads off this extra special batch of books. Jen’s book is one of MY all time favorite reads and you can bet I’ll be dusting off my copy tonight as I always do. Her heroine is so strong and yet so vulnerable and her hero is the most amazing sub. You will love The Christmas She Rules, I promise! And just to sweeten the pot, Jen’s offering up two more books!

I also have something from my EC pal Francesca Hawley who writes the most luscious heroes and heroines, a holiday book from local author pal Haley Walsh whose Skyler Foxe Mysteries are awesome reads, and more holiday stories from fellow MLR Press authors Cameron Lawton and Anna Lee, fellow RRW author Kari Gregg, a pair of stories from Harlequin author Shirley Jump and one from Samhain author Ellie Marvel. And to cap it all off, I’m offering up a copy of my award winning Ride the Lightning. It’s a day filled with MF goodness, MM yumminess, and BDSM heat! So, here we go!

Jennifer Leeland – The Christmas She Rules (M/F), A Taste of Christmas, Marked For Surrender (M/M/F)

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Control is her kink…and she’s losing it.

It’s another gloomy Christmas for Pamela Dane. Not only is it the anniversary of a dark period in her life, but all her friends had the nerve to hook up. It’s not easy for a female Domme to find a playmate. Maybe The Cage in San Francisco will be the perfect place to escape—and find a willing man to chase away the memories.

Christian Nolan is at the BDSM club for the hell of it. Yet the minute Mistress Dane takes control of him, she not only stuns him with her talent, he stuns himself with his willingness to surrender. Her offer to meet him there for another night is intriguing—and frightening.

Pamela’s session with Chris shakes her to the core, resurrecting memories she’s afraid to face. But Chris isn’t willing to let her past haunt her…even if it leaves his heart in tatters.

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The holidays are difficult when you have a crazy family.  Tabitha Durst would agree with that sentiment whole-heartedly.  What do you do when a gorgeous guy witnesses just how crazy they are?

Tabitha Durst and Jim Stoddard meet over an expensive bottle of wine.  She needs it and he gets it.  When she tells him she needs that bottle desperately, he thinks she’s out of her mind.  It isn’t until he realizes they need the same exclusive wine for the same people that he sees for himself that she isn’t crazy.  Her family is.  Can he overcome her reluctance to get close to anyone and give her the best Christmas she’s ever had?

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When Zevon and Christophe are accused of being traitors to Nylar, they both believe the truth will come out and justice will prevail. But the Blueshift Brotherhood has targeted them and the two men end up with the Nyral Mistresses to be broken. Hope seems gone for the two lovers and they come face to face with their inner secrets when they face the most infamous Mistress of all: the Ball Breaker.

Mistress Andia Cyrus has broken thousands of criminals, turning dominant men into slaves. The two men she’s handed this time, however, are not the usual type she’s used to. They seem to be innocent, for one thing. For another, they’re in love. And for another, she’s starting to fall for them. She begins to dig deeper and soon finds a Blueshift Brotherhood assassin on her tail.

Fate seems to drag them together and Andia, Christophe and Zevon discover they can only survive if they are marked for surrender.

Francesca Hawley – Leader of the Pack (M/F)

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Surgeon Dr. Per Goldwolf needs a mate to make partner in a prestigious practice. Predator-Match.com—a matchmaking service for shapeshifters—not only finds him a mate, they match him with his True Mate. Yohana’s long legs and fair flesh make him lick his lips and her scent makes him rock-hard.

New pack leader Yohana Whitewolf’s life goal is to follow in her sire’s paw prints and lead her pack. Leadership demands sacrifices. To calm her people, Yohana needs a mate. But finding an Alpha male who won’t take over is a tall order. Yohana doesn’t want the complication of a True Mate, but Per is a sexy, intelligent Alpha male and she wants to shred his clothes every time she touches him.

Everything should be perfect—except she’s a pack leader, and the Whitewolf pack is nervous.

Haley Walsh – Foxe Den: A Holiday Collection of Skyler Foxe Short Stories (M/M)

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FOXE DEN follows high school English teacher Skyler Foxe and his friends throughout the holidays, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, in this interconnected collection of short stories. Along the way, Skyler gets to inflict his mother on his boyfriend Keith, meets Keith’s parents, and just generally tries to navigate the treacherous waters of a brand new relationship. Unlike the novels, this novella hasn’t any mystery to solve. It’s the sort of stuff that happens between characters once the book cover is closed; a gift of “DVD extras.”

Cameron Lawton – Cancel Christmas (M/M)

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The Military Police boys are back and this time it’s murder.

A fast-paced murder mystery featuring the two Military Police investigators from “Yours To Command”. Plans for the holidays are scrapped when a body is found on an Army base in Germany. Still firmly in the closet at work, they stay in a hotel and indulge in some midnight room-hopping but will Rory be able to cope with his assistant’s newly-discovered dominant streak? Who killed the translator and why in such a grisly way? Is there a connection to a recent suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan? Killing doesn’t stop just because it’s Christmas, especially in the British Army.

Anna Lee – Christmas Hopes (M/M)

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Christmas is a time of hope and love, but with a guarded heart Ethan Reed refuses to let anyone get close. Until he meets Trevor Hayes…

Doctor Ethan Reed’s life revolves around the hospital and his patients. Nothing will deter his commitment to his job; not even his new fellow, Trevor Hayes. Ethan is instantly attracted to the handsome doctor and the desire he feels isn’t one-sided. Sparks fly, but a guarded Ethan shoves Trevor away, not realizing that what he really wants for Christmas is to be loved and regain the hope he’s lost. Can Trevor get through to him or will Ethan spend another Christmas alone?

Kari Gregg – I Don’t: A Christmas Wish (M/M)

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At least he isn’t pregnant.

Seth Murphy campaigned for Marylan’s Question Six, wildly celebrating the Election Day victory for marriage equality. Divorce attorney and live-in boyfriend Owen, however, believes just as passionately that the gay community should focus on a plurality of equal rights protections instead of allocating so many resources and man-hours to one hot button issue.

Owen won’t marry Seth.

Relationship deteriorating, the couple visits the Murphy farm outside Brunswick for Christmas. Seth’s family never considered that Seth and Owen wouldn’t be first in line for a marriage license as soon as same-sex marriage passed. When they find out there won’t be a wedding, their season of miracles is invaded by pornographic gingerbread cookies, frowning church ladies, and a determined father with a tactical assault shotgun.

Neither Seth, Owen, nor their love may survive the family holiday circus to say,  I don’t.

Shirley Jump – The Beauty Charmed Santa, Mistletoe Kisses With the Billionaire (M/F)

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Santa’s the one on the naughty list this year! When Cole Benson agrees to play Santa at a Boston-area mall, the former actor is desperate to regain his career. What he doesn’t count on is his seeing his ex, Stephanie Taylor, working as one of the elves. The fire that once simmered between them is lit all over again, and Cole begins to wonder if maybe he can bring about a second chance this Christmas.

He doesn’t realize that Stephanie is hiding a big secret, one that will put this Santa in a compromising position, and make him wonder whether he did the right thing leaving town all those years ago. Stephanie takes a chance on falling for the playboy again, even if it means waking up alone on Christmas morning. Is Santa here to stay this time? Will he become the family man Stephanie needs? Or will he hop in his sleigh as soon as the holiday is over?

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Free-spirited journalist Grace McKinnon is happy jet-setting from one adventure to the next. That is, until work beckons her back home for Christmas, to Beckett’s Run—the cozy winter wonderland that contains everything she ran away from years ago, including childhood sweetheart J. C. Carson….

Blazing into town in her red convertible, Grace nearly runs J.C. off the road! And working together to organize the Christmas festival, sparks fly even as their past looms between them.

But with the first snowflakes falling, will Grace be able to resist J.C. under the mistletoe…despite all their differences?

Ellie Marvel – Claustrophobic Christmas (M/F)

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Travel Queen Survival Tip #23: If you get stuck in an ice storm, find a hot guy to keep you toasty.

Travel agent Darcy Burkell has a secret. She doesn’t precisely jet around the world despite what’s implied in her popular newsletter about vacation destinations. When she hires photographer James Jones to illustrate her stories, they become close cyber-friends, comparing notes on exotic locales, vacation spots, and much more.

James is sure that Darcy in the woman for him-someone who’ll travel with him instead of expecting him to stay home all the time. Putting his ideas into action, James shows up at Darcy’s office unannounced and suggests they take a holiday trip together.

Darcy is too embarrassed to admit her phobia and turns him down flat. She knows what kind of woman he wants, and she’s not it. But her resolve is tested when she and James become gridlocked by an ice storm. Impassable roads force them to spend hours together in his vehicle. Shivering. And cuddling.

But will the fires still burn between them after Darcy confesses her big secret?

Warning: This title contains dreadful weather, a medium-sized misunderstanding, jelly beans that taste like boogers and coitus interruptus by redneckus.

Lex Valentine – Ride the Lightning (M/F)

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Red dragon Emily Carrington found her mate in black dragon Vahid Delrey, but misunderstandings, painful secrets, and distrust keep them apart. Emily thinks Vahid doesn’t want her. Vahid thinks Emily is a stuck up snob who could never truly love him. Both dragons hide crippling secrets from their pasts as their pain at being apart escalates. Emily falls for the strong, sexy black dragon and hides her need of him behind an icy facade. Vahid longs for Emily to need him but can’t bring himself to mate with such a cold woman. When Emily’s secret pain fetish threatens her life, Vahid must decide whether to save her or let her self-destructive ways rid him of the mate he never thought he’d love.

Warning this book contains one asshole hero, one cold as ice heroine, mating in shifted form in a haystack, a suicide attempt, spanking, anal play, BDSM and it’s all needed to create a very happy ending.

To win this huge batch of books, comment on this post until midnight Pacific time.

Merry Christmas Eve to you all!

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 22: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

The winner of yesterday’s books by Keira Andrews, Kerry Freeman, Kay Berrisford and George Seaton is Suze! Congratulations!

Today there’s more MM goodness coming your way. This time I’m featuring authors Sloan Parker, DC Juris, Megan Slayer and EM Lynley. You are really going to want these! I know I do! Sloan’s book isn’t actually out yet though. But it will be released tomorrow. And she has another book in the big Christmas Eve giveaway so if you’re a fan of her work, you’ll want to come back then too.

Sloan Parker – Something to Believe In

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After running away from the hatred and abuse of their teen years, Sean and Gavin have been hustling to survive for too long now. When some extra cash lands them alone in a hotel room until Christmas, they can no longer deny their feelings for each other. Now neither one can imagine watching the other walk off with one more trick. Even with no money and no job prospects, Sean is determined to not just show Gavin what a real home and holiday is like, but to keep them off the streets for good and build a life together.

DC Juris -Perfect Christmas

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Depressed and lonely, Evan has nothing to look forward to on Christmas but his TV dinner and store-bought cookies, while his lover, Drake, spends the holiday traveling for business. But a special delivery changes everything, and Evan finds himself in the middle of a perfect Christmas. Worn out from his stocking stuffer, Evan’s not sure how he’s going to handle his present, but when Drake reveals that Evan’s gift is a threesome with none other than their hunky friend Mike, Evan summons the energy!

Megan Slayer -White Hot Christmas: Wrapped Around

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Christmas is the time to come together — with candy, shiny paper, and lots of white-hot sex.

Luc loves his role fronting the band Glow. He loves the adoration of the fans, the energy in the crowd, but it’s Christmas. No one likes a Christmas alone.

Taygan’s free spirit resists taming — except when it comes to Luc. Luc’s one hundred percent human. Taygan is all air elemental. He needs his space and freedom, but he’ll do whatever it takes to make Luc happy, including giving up his space and freedom to make Luc’s holiday one he’ll never forget — complete with the real Santa, peppermint candy, and lots of hot sex.

EM Lynley – A Christmas Bonus

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Alec Compton’s dream job at a Wall Street investment firm is on the line if he can’t close a make-or-break takeover deal by the end of the year.

The buyer is none other than world-renowned billionaire and corporate raider Brant Linton, recently named one of the hottest and most eligible gay businessmen. Electricity crackles at their first meeting, and Alec’s thoughts drift far from business, despite his distaste for Brant’s business practices.

When Brant takes off early to spend Christmas with his sister’s family on the exclusive French Polynesian island of Taha’a, Alec has no choice but to follow if he wants to get Brant to sign on the dotted line. But Brant’s sister has forbidden him from conducting business during the holidays and Alec must masquerade as Brant’s boyfriend.

Then business turns into pleasure, but neither Brant nor Alec know whether the other is there for the deal, or for something more personal in EM Lynley’s sizzling holiday novella A CHRISTMAS BONUS.

For a chance to win these four awesome books, comment on this post before midnight Pacific time tonight.

Tomorrow, I have MF steampunk plus some Harlequin goodness and links to my favorite freebies in all genres.  You will want to come back even if you only read MM so that you can take advantage of the MM freebie links.

Happy Holidays!

 

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!