Day 2: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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Yesterday’s big winner is Charity! And the winner of the second copy of Cisco’s Boy is Barbra! Congrats, ladies! You’ll receive an email from the authors regarding the books.

Today’s books have a plethora of hotness in them! My book is the first of the Tales of the Darkworld, Shifting Winds. This book is the first contract I ever got. And for those of you who came to read me in the last year or two, if you haven’t read the Tales books, you’re missing something. 😉

The other books up for grabs today are an anthology and a boxed set. The anthology is Buckle Down from Jupiter Gardens Press and boy it is it filled with hot cowboys! YUM! The boxed set is Midnight Ink, eight books from some of the hottest authors around, contributed by author PG Forte!

shiftingwinds-final-150Shifting Winds by Lex Valentine

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Vampire Elysia Granville and her brothers own a cemetery in the Darkworld. When Elysia goes to the Undertaker’s Ball on Halloween in search of a one night stand, she finds more than she bargained for. Elysia isn’t looking for a mate or any kind of relationship. When she makes the mistake of choosing black dragon Declan Antaeus to relieve her sexual tension, she ends up finding fulfillment on more levels than she ever dreamed of.

BuckleDown_200Buckle Down by Samantha Holt, CV Madison, JT Seate (Cover by me!)

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Her Dream Cowboy by Samantha Holt

Talked into experiencing ranch life for herself by her best friend, Sophie comes all the way from England to Nevada, alone. But while her friend may have abandoned her, her guide for the week promises to stick close to her side.

A guide who just happens to be an honest to goodness, sexy cowboy.

Luke Harper is a busy man. He’s dedicated years to turning his ranch into a successful holiday business and he’s yet to find a woman who can deal with the realities of dating a cowboy. In his experience, they’re all after a dream. But Sophie proves too tempting for her own good and Luke can’t help wondering if the gorgeous woman would be willing to give him a chance.

Or is she just looking for a dream cowboy too?

The Layover by C.V. Madison (M/M erotic cowboy romance)

Security expert and avowed city boy Reno Locke drops into The Meeting Place for a little loving to fill his off hours. Country boy Wilder Henderson swings through to blow off a little steam after winning a rodeo competition. Locke finally works up the nerve to hit on Wilder and Locke takes Wilder back to his room. He finds out this urban cowboy is just what he was looking for during The Layover.

Faith, Hope, and Charity by J.T. Seate

MidnightInk72Midnight Ink- boxed set of 8 books from contributing author PG Forte

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One tattoo shop in one infamous city sets the stage for eight stories about resolutions, kink, love and ink. Get ready to let the good times roll!

For more info on this book, check out its Facebook page.

And there you have it! Lot of amazing hotness for your reading pleasure! For a chance to win, you have to leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time tonight.

WishingonaBlueStarSmSince it’s an anthology kind of day, I thought I’d throw in one that I’m in. I know a lot of people have this book, but it’s free and if you don’t have it, you should get it! Wishing On a Blue Star features many great authors (and me!) in a free MM anthology for the late author Patric Michael. My story In the Light was one of five that Jessewave talked about in her review of the anthology. She called it “sad, dark and sombre” but “also funny as Grant and Wey laughed about their sexual escapades.”

Wishing On a Blue Star

Have a great day everyone!

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Day 1: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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I’m baaack! Yes, I know I haven’t been around. I haven’t had time for blogging in the last year, but I would not forgo my commitment to my annual holiday giveaway. Therefore, I’m back! This time with a wild line up of great books from every genre, every heat level, every pairing and a multitude of amazing authors. You can expect to find books from my dearest pals as well as books from new authors and authors for whom I was cover artist. It’s going to be an exciting ride! Keep reading and at the bottom, I’ll tell you can win all three of these great books!

Today, I’m starting out with, as usual, a book of mine plus a book from two friends, one of whom I’ve done covers for. Let’s kick this party off with an MM day!

This book has a story behind it. Originally, it was with a now defunct publisher. Originally, it was MF. Or was it? My original concept for this book was MM but the publisher didn’t want it as MM so I rewrote the synopsis and then wrote the book as MF. And I was very unhappy with it. I liked my original concept better. When I got my rights back I ruthlessly chopped out chunks of the books, rewrote everything and made this what it was meant to be all along. NOW, I’m happy with it!

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Sunday’s Child by Lex Valentine

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Bi-sexual wizard Randall Wise is the quintessential good guy. Still single at thirty, he’s never had a relationship or even a brush with love. Rand is convinced that good guys finish last at love and decides he needs to change if he’s ever going to find a mate of his own. Then he looks out his bedroom window to find that the sexiest guy he’s ever laid eyes on has moved in next door.

Brendan Thorne is gay, klutzy, and to his thinking, ordinary. At twenty-six, he’s got a baby face that makes men treat him as they would an innocent little brother. Determined to at least get laid, Brendan sexes up his appearance and finds his hot new neighbor ready and willing to do the dirty with him. The sex is amazing and both Rand and Brendan sense it’s the start of something more. But is it real love or just magic?

Next up is a book I did the cover for. Actually, other than the first cover, I’ve done all the covers in this great series. This cover also contains a secret…the word BOY is in my handwriting! Yes, I used the Lex Valentine font on the cover! My pal AC Katt is offering up a copy of Cisco’s Boy, the third book in the Indiscreet series. You’ll love this book as all the prior characters are back and we get to see a former secondary character get his HEA.

CiscosBoy_432Cisco’s Boy by AC Katt

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Master Cisco de Loria wants everything from his new sub Greg Harris, that is everything but love, in fact his contract expressly forbids it.

Dr. Greg Harris finally has the money to buy a submissive membership at Indiscreet, a gay BDSM club. The only thing he wants is to have Dr. Cisco de Loria as his Master. Cisco wants Greg too, but the one thing Greg most wants to give, Cisco refuses to take, Greg’s love. Cisco is so sure he doesn’t need love that he puts it in as a clause in their contract. If Greg ever mentions love, the contract is terminated. Cisco finds out the hard way that things somehow don’t always work out the way you plan.

The third book in today’s giveaway is one of my all time favorite reads by one of my all time favorite MM authors. My pal Willa Okati has crafted an amazing story of love and discovery in Lovers, Dreamers and Me. I loved this book so much, I’ve been begging Willa for a sequel by giving secondary character Joey his story.

WO_LoversDreamers_coverlgLovers, Dreamers and Me by Willa Okati

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Tolliver’s buried his life in taking care of his sister and the independent bookstore his grandmother left him. That doesn’t leave much time for romance or fun. Sarah, his sister, thinks he’s getting hidebound and decides to do a little matchmaking. Only the first problem with which is that her choice is another man, and Tolliver’s not gay!

It turns out, Noble’s not either. But he is attracted to Tolliver, deeply, and as a seer, he knows they can be together, if they can just figure this out. He’s not above using his psychic gifts to draw them together on a sexual journey to self-discovery, but the road has more twists and turns than even he ever dreamed.

And there you have it! A great MM line up of giveaways! Here’s how it works:

Leave a comment for a chance to win all three books. AC Katt is offering up two copies so an additional winner will get just her book. So even if you don’t win all three, you can still possibly win just Cisco’s Boy! Tomorrow morning my hubs Rott will pick a name out of the hat for the big prize and one for the runner up prize. You have until midnight Pacific time to leave a comment.

Whew! It feels great to kick off this year’s giveaway! Let your friends know that I’ll be doing this from today right through to New Year’s Eve. It’s a chance to find new authors and win awesome books!

Have a great day!

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Dear Santa

Today, I have pleasant things to talk about and unpleasant things. I’m going to deal with the pleasant things first because most of you won’t want to stick around for the unpleasant. After all, it’s New Year’s Day and you’ve probably got stuff to do.

The pleasant stuff is simple. Winners. Lots of prizes, four winners. I decided since there was soooo much to give away that I could break it up just a tiny little bit. There is one big winner of all the books posted. Then there’s a winner of Dev Bentham’s choice of backlist, a winner for Lynn Lorenz’s choice of her Amber Allure books, and a winner for a choice of my backlist. And here they are:

Books – Avalie

Dev Bentham backlist – Joder

Lynn Lorenz Amber Allure book choice – Renee (PaParanormalFan)

Lex Valentine backlist – AnnMarie Lester

I will post a list of all the authors who donated books all month long over on Facebook. I’ll try to make the list by genre to help those of you who only read specific genres. Check my personal Facebook (cemeterywinter) or my author page (lexvalentineauthor) later today.

Now, on to the unpleasant. It’s just a letter to Santa, but it’s personal so you don’t have to read it if you don’t want to. I just need to talk about my life and ask Santa for a favor. So all of you can stop right here if you don’t want to read the gory details of my life.

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30 Days of Christmas New Year’s Eve Giveaway

We’ve made it to the end of 2012 and to the end of my 30 Days of Christmas Giveaway. My last giveaway is a huge New Year’s Eve MM blow out. Before I tell you about the books up for grabs, I need to announce the winner of Day 30 of the giveaway.

Congratulations to…GAIL! You win all the books! Now, a secondary winner was drawn for Jamie Leigh Hanson’s books. That winner is… PENUMBRA! Congrats!

Now, let’s take a look at this loooong list of over 30 awesome MM books that are available to win this New Year’s Eve!

Kate HillBlack Cat

Vampire Edmond Chancellor and cat shifter Tobias Crawford have had a not-so-secret affair for over three hundred years. Edmond wants to bond with Tobias permanently, but Tobias has reasons for keeping his distance.

On a chilly December night, both men turn to past memories for guidance, but it’s a present danger that makes them realize that time is precious, even to men who are practically immortal.

Kim KnoxBitter Harvest

It’s 2050, and humans are an endangered species. Lieutenant Robert Sutton has survived the collapse of civilization by luck, his wits, and a chance mutation that makes him immune to the nano-virus that has wiped out millions. Now, his compound of survivors is surrounded by the infected, who are driven by the need to spread the contagion through sex. It is only a matter of time before they attack. So when Sutton is assigned to interrogate a prisoner who claims to have overcome the infection, he immediately suspects a trap…

Nicholas Rider may have survived the virus, but he’s a changed man, ruled by his desires. But his need for Sutton is different. Rider craves an end to his overwhelming needs, and Sutton could be the man to do it.

Secure in his belief that he’s invulnerable, Sutton can’t understand or resist his intense attraction to his prisoner. Will Rider be his downfall–or his savior?

Barry BrennesselTinseltown

Film student Micah Malone learns the hard way that when life sucks, you can’t just yell “Cut! Let’s do another take!”

His grades are a box-office bomb. His friends create more drama than a soap opera. And his love life needs a laughtrack. While there’s no script to dictate what happens next, can Micah find the direction he needs? Life, after all, is no film school project. But it is great source material. The only source material.

Let the cameras roll. Micah’s quirky story has begun filming.

Neil PlakcyThree Lambs: Erotic Tales of a Gay Frat

Lambda Lambda Lambda, the all-gay fraternity at Florida University (FU) in Miami, is the setting for eleven hot new stories by master of gay erotica Neil Plakcy. Sexy college guys get it on with each other, with models and construction workers and security guards.

Join them all for some very hot times in colorful, multi-ethnic Miami.

 

JP Bowie – Murder By Proxy: A Nick Fallon Investigation

Nick Fallon and Jeff Stevens take on what they consider an easy case – taking photgraphs of a man cheating on his wife – but they don’t expect to see the guy shot down right in front of them . What follows is a bewildering series of events – – and who can they believe? The dead man’s fiancee, her gay brother, her less than loving father, or his wife – the woman who hired them in the first place? When the fiancee turns up missing, Nick and Jeff have their hands full trying to sort the truth from the lies – and when Nick is left to face dangerous gunmen alone, who knows what the outcome will be.

Willa OkatiLovers, Dreamers and Me

Tolliver’s buried his life in taking care of his sister and the independent bookstore his grandmother left him. That doesn’t leave much time for romance or fun. Sarah, his sister, thinks he’s getting hidebound and decides to do a little matchmaking. Only the first problem with which is that her choice is another man, and Tolliver’s not gay!

It turns out, Noble’s not either. But he is attracted to Tolliver, deeply, and as a seer, he knows they can be together, if they can just figure this out. He’s not above using his psychic gifts to draw them together on a sexual journey to self-discovery, but the road has more twists and turns — and toys — than even he ever dreamed.

Belinda McBrideSilver/Steel

When dream hunter Dylan Ryve spots a beautiful shapeshifter raising hell in a bar, he knows he wants the wild young man. But Travis Feris is more to Dylan than a few hot minutes outside in the snow; he’s the assassin’s ticket into the magical town of Arcada. He didn’t plan to rescue the kid, but when he found the shifter being attacked, the opportunity to play hero was too good to pass up.

Through the solitude of a long winter night, Dylan walks in Travis’s fevered dreams, learning about Arcada and the pack, and showing the shifter the man he’d been so very long ago. When morning comes, both men know their lives will be forever entwined.

From Dylan, Travis learns that he is a strong, valued member of the pack. The dreamwalker sees his own worth reflected back at him in the dark blue eyes of the wolf. Yet when Dylan has the chance to free himself from centuries of enslavement, can he betray the man he has come to love?

Jambrea Jo JonesOnce Upon a King, Fairy Gay Father

Flair Coruscate maybe be king of the dragons, but he doesn’t want to rule in the bedroom. Sometimes, it isn’t good to be the king. Saber Von Stein just wants to live a normal human life in the magical kingdom, but a curse has him hunting out an audience with the king in hopes of escaping the clutches of an evil wizard family. With a little Fairy Godmother magic and a royal ball can the King and the human have a happily ever after?

Although this book can be read on its own, we recommend reading Steamy Reunion first.

Ryan Keats is tired of his escort ways. No new tricks and the same old partying friends just aren’t cutting it anymore. A chance encounter with a random stranger has him pissed off and intrigued at the same time. Cordell Winston is hot, hard and bossy. Cord could be the man to get Ryan out of his funk, or the big oaf could be just another notch on his bedpost.

 

Kay BerrisfordCatching Kit

He was supposed to trap him, not fall in love.

When government agent and Ethereal Being hunter, Denny, has to imprison an elf in his garage overnight, his life spins out of control. Caught and cuffed on the London Underground, Kit shatters everything Denny’s been taught about elves. How can Kit be a dangerous, mind-reading cipher who preys on human emotions? Kit’s gorgeous and funny, and he’s got a cute arse. He even shares Denny’s quiet kinks for bondage and cross-dressing. Or so Kit claims.

When Kit wiles his way into Denny’s house for a session of mind-blowing sex, the elf seems too good to be true–until reality strikes. Denny’s fucked an elf. A prisoner in his charge. If he doesn’t take Kit to the containment depot he’s in big trouble, and Kit’s about to drop an equally devastating bombshell. The elf’s been searching a thousand years for a bloke like Denny. He ‘gets’ Denny’s kinks, adores role play and women’s panties, and now he needs Denny’s love to survive.

Is Kit preying on Denny’s emotions, or can Denny trust him? If so, dare Denny break the law and gamble his life to save the Ethereal Being in his bed?

Stevie WoodsChoices

Best friends since kindergarten, Ben and James are separated after college graduation by their different choices. Ben stays in their small hometown while James heads off to New York with dreams of money and success. Ben works to make his life follow the path he wants, and dreams of the day when James realizes he made a mistake and comes back home.

Each man promises to stay in touch, but this falls by the wayside as James’ life in the big city takes off, leaving Ben yearning for a dream that gradually fades as the years pass.

In New York, James finds that not all dreams are worth the cost of a wrong choice.

AC KattA Matter of Trust

Donald K. Drummond is the Master of all he surveys; a legend in commercial real estate in New Jersey by day and by night a Master Dom at the gay BDSM club, Indiscrete. What he couldn’t find was a boy to call his own. That all changed when a nerd with taped glasses and worn Dockers barged into his office spilling his bottle of 1985 Bourdeau over his priceless Persian carpet. Brian Murphy came with a host of troubles, the least of which was his grasping Aunt, his invalid mother and his rather tenious position in Donald’s mail room.Can a Dom with issues of his own come to train and trust a needy boy from his own mailroom. It’s all A Matter of Trust.

Cheryl DragonHot Rivals

Jay and Robbie both bare their bodies at the most popular strip club in Vegas. Pleasing the customer is their main job. However, Jay isn’t going to let the new guy knock him out of the top spot without playing dirty. Dating another stripper is asking for trouble, but in the end Jay finds himself being seduced by the sexiest cowboy in Vegas!

 

Lisa HenryDark Space

Brady Garrett needs to go home. Brady’s a conscripted recruit on Defender Three, one of a network of stations designed to protect the Earth from alien attack. Brady is angry, homesick, and afraid. If he doesn’t get home he’ll lose his family, but there’s no way back except in a body bag.

Cameron Rushton needs a heartbeat. Four years ago Cam was taken by the Faceless — the alien race that almost destroyed Earth. Now he’s back, and when the doctors make a mess of getting him out of stasis, Brady becomes his temporary human pacemaker. Except they’re sharing more than a heartbeat: they’re sharing thoughts, memories, and some very vivid dreams.

Not that Brady’s got time to worry about his growing attraction to another guy, especially the one guy in the universe who can read his mind. It doesn’t mean anything. It’s just biochemistry and electrical impulses. It doesn’t change the truth: Brady’s alone in the universe.

Now the Faceless are coming and there’s nothing anyone can do. You can’t stop your nightmares. Cam says everyone will live, but Cam’s probably a traitor and a liar like the military thinks. But that’s okay. Guys like Brady don’t expect happy endings.

Avril AshtonLove the Sinner

A notorious gang leader and an NYPD cop. An unlikely couple, but is it true what they say? Could Gabe hate the sin but love the sinner?

Detective Gabriel Ashby has never looked twice at another man, yet the criminal across from him, the man he’s interrogating, isn’t like any other. Gabe can’t deal with the sudden, intense need he has for one of NYPD’s Most Wanted. Everyone close to Angelo Pagan ends up dead, with the smug gang leader standing amid the rubble. Gabe would love nothing more than to bust Angelo’s ass and lock him up. So why is he seeing the bastard in his dreams at night?

Angelo Pagan knows attraction to Gabe is suicide. He’s resolute to ignore the chemistry…until a police raid goes wrong. He critically injures Gabe, changing the trajectory of both their lives. Now the two can’t get close enough. They settle into a forbidden affair threatened by lies and betrayal, living on different sides of the law with no way of breaching the gap between them. With the authorities looking to make an example of Angelo, Gabe has to decide if it’s really worth it to hate the sin but love the sinner.

Evelyn ShepherdHere I Am

Sawyer never it saw it coming. He never expected Jesse to finally respond to him. He never expected the meteors to take out LeVeque tower.

He never expected an old woman to try and eat his face off. Sawyer thought that when he went into work that night it just be another boring evening at the bookstore. But the impromptu quickie in the bathroom is just the beginning. Sawyer, with his gorgeously infuriating boss Jesse, his best friend Chloe and her little brother Jaden are in for more than a boring night.

The undead are rising up and they will have to find their way through the aftermath. With the aid of Jesse’s wryly sexy ex-lover/best friend Topher, they will attempt to head south to find a safe haven in a world turned to bedlam. But with the government keeping secrets and the infected turning, it’ll prove that the nightmare is far from over.

As Sawyer struggles to come to terms with his new world, he’ll also face the conflicting truth that he is in love with not one, but two, men.

It leads him to ask life’s great question: can you find love in a zombie apocalypse?

Anna LeeThe Prince of Galerir

Dragons, a usurper, a sickly king, and a hidden prince with his beloved knight all have plans for the fate of the kingdom of Galerir…

Long ago, magik was banished from the kingdom of Galerir. Yet when two young men who share a forbidden passion discover a dragon hatchling, they unwittingly set a course of events in motion that will change the kingdom and their lives forever. All Lord Tomas Roland wants is a life where he is free to love his knight, Griffin Dalison. Yet the chains of responsibility wind tighter around Tomas when it is revealed that he is the heir to the kingdom of Galerir. Tomas and Griffin must reach Galerir’s ailing king before a usurper has the chance to seize the throne. With Griffin as his touchstone, Tomas delves into the unfamiliar worlds of politics and magik. But will Tomas be able to keep his love by his side once he becomes the prince of Galerir?

Amber GreenGolden Boys

With his easy laugh and knowing eyes, Jell grew up street, while I was raised to be a pillar of society. When the FBI asked me to betray him–the guy I’ve crushed on since ninth grade–I went straight to Jell. So he and I have one less secret between us. Which would be great if we didn’t have to escape a psychiatric clinic in the middle of the night, half naked, with people shooting at us. The only refuge we can agree to head for is my crazy cousin Gator’s retirement village.

Now we’re lost. We’re cold. And I’ve never been so alive.

Leta Blake & Keira AndrewsEarthly Desires

Cursed as an infant with a lack of physical and emotional gravity, Prince Efrosin can’t keep his feet on the ground or his head out of the clouds. Laughing his way through life, he’s never been weighed down by love and lust.

Then one fateful day, his tenuous tie to the earth is severed and he blows away on the wind. He’s rescued by Dmitri, a handsome young woodsman who suffers from a mysterious curse of his own, and the two strangers are irresistibly drawn together. Experiencing sex and love for the first time, they dive into a delightfully sensual and passionate affair.

But the evil witch who cursed them is planning her ultimate revenge. Efrosin and Dmitri must fight to find their fairy tale ending and live happily ever after.

Charley DescoteauxComfort and Joy

Sam and Charlie have been together over a decade, and their commitment to each other has only grown stronger through the years. But love isn’t always easy, and eighteen months after a violent assault, their fairy-tale relationship is still struggling. Charlie can’t shake the lingering fear of attracting more violence by displaying affection, and he’s angry at himself for not getting past it. Sam would do anything to help Charlie feel better—if only he knew what that was.

The century-old farmhouse in Northwest Oregon is the perfect place to spend the holidays with Sam’s family, but it was their refuge after the attack, and it still holds painful memories of those difficult first months. Christmas should be a joyful time, but even being surrounded by people who love him isn’t enough to make Charlie feel safe. He could try to keep to himself, but even if Sam agreed to give him the space he needs, Sam’s warm and loving family might not. And even though they agreed not to exchange gifts, Sam has a surprise up his sleeve that he hopes will make everything merry and bright. But he may end up more surprised than Charlie before the week is out…

Sage MarloweNewborn

If what you love the most and what you hate the most become the same, which emotion will win?

Parker Rowe has hated vampires with a passion ever since his family was murdered by a gang of malicious vampires, and he has been trying to hunt down the culprits for years.

A promising clue leads him into a small, secluded town where he meets Josh Summers. Sweet and innocent, Josh is as much out of place in Parker’s world of revenge and violence as he is in his own narrow-minded community, but he can give Parker the peace of mind he craves. When the vampires Parker is chasing use Josh to deliver a very special message, Parker finds himself facing the ultimate dilemma. If what he loves and what he hates the most become the same, which emotion will win?

While Parker struggles to accept the changes his lover goes through, he comes closer than ever to detecting the truth about his family’s deaths—but then his own life takes a dramatic turn…

Nessa VincentSea Change

Ben and Grant’s first date starts on the dance floor and ends up in the bedroom. The sex is fantastic, but then things get weird: Ben starts seeing fairies in the backyard, Grant turns into a sea monster, and a visitor pops in to inform them that they’re now supernaturally bound together—in other words, soul mates.

Ben’s inexperience and Grant’s history of casual flings leave them equally unprepared for a committed relationship. Grant tries to protect Ben from aggressive supernatural creatures, but Grant’s water-dragon form is helpless on dry land. The supernatural isn’t just pixies and hobgoblins, either. A nasty piece of work named Cyril wants Grant on his side in a coming supernatural battle. To Cyril, Ben is only a complication.

Their lives will go back to normal if they no longer care for each other, and Grant begins to wonder if leaving Ben is the only way to keep him safe. But the love growing between them is real, and both men have to be prepared to fight for it—and each other.

Annette GisbyOf Pets and Pleasures, The Prince’s Guard

The native population of Terra Five have been enslaved by humans for centuries. Owning a pleasure slave is seen as a sign of status, but Sebastian Bennet has never felt the need to own a pleasure slave before. That all changes when he meets the handsome alien youth, Haleth, and decides he must have him for his own.

And as for Haleth, he has little choice in the matter – become a slave or eke out a miserable existence homeless on the streets of Terra Five.

Prince Dashan has been used to getting things his own way, with servants to cater to his every whim. As the crown prince, it is essential that he is protected and he is followed everywhere by his bodyguard, Ryland. Dashan can’t even head to a tavern with his friends without Ryland somehow turning up and spoiling his fun.

Dashan disguises himself as a peasant one night and sneaks off to the brothel that he’s heard rumours about – a brothel that caters for men who like men. The prince finds it difficult to admit to himself what his true desires are – he yearns to submit his will to someone else. And Ryland is just the man to show him what that truly means.

Amber SkyzeOut to Protect

Someone is killing prostitutes and Grant Wesson has been assigned to find out who the killer is. Problem is he just came out to his best friend and partner. Ralph didn’t take it so well, so Grant’s been reassigned to the new kid on the block Parker Sloane.

Parker is young, sexy and very much in the closet. Grant fights the growing attraction he’s feeling for his new partner, until Parker changes things up.

Parker wants to break the rules and have sex with his new partner. The sex is the hottest Parker’s ever had. He wants to elevate things even higher and step out of his vanilla lifestyle.

The killer has set his sights on Grant.

To relieve stress, Grant falls into bed with the hot lover. Parker promises to protect Grant from the killer, but it’s his heart that needs protecting.

Ken DahllIrish Punk, The Snow Ball

Robert’s penchant for collecting characters from real life to populate his fictional world gets him into trouble–big time! He stares a little too long and too intently at Timothy as the young bank teller orders lunch at the sub shop. Robert envisions Tim as the archetypical young New York City Irish Five Points gang member. His thorough inventory of Tim’s physical attributes, including his raw sexuality, is noted by the nineteen year old.

Outside in the parking lot Tim accosts Robert in a threatening manner; but relents when Robert agrees to service the punk at a nearby video arcade. The demands from Tim increase to include his older brother Brian, a Deputy Sheriff, and some of his colleagues. Each encounter with the Irish brothers is more intense that the prior one, the sex escalating to bondage and whippings. All the while Robert expects Brian to cross the final line.

Robert’s feelings for Tim grow as the kid’s plight becomes more intolerable. Robert’s concern inspires him to discover Brian’s deeply buried secret which could hold the solution to Tim’s desperate situation.

Sex, exploitation, lust, and love come together in the New England all male college preparatory school where Chet and Bryce are roommates.  Chet proclaims his bisexuality; Bryce willingly submits to his roommate’s insatiable sexual demands holding out the fantasy that someday something less exploitative and more romantic will develop.

Bryce convinces himself that Chet really loves him and that the macho soccer player’s sexual exploitations conceal his true feeling as a defense mechanism resulting from internalized homophobia.  Not even a concussion accidentally caused by Chet can shake Bryce’s romantic fantasies.  As the winter holiday approaches in their senior year, Chet unsuccessfully tries to get into the panties of any cheerleader from a nearby girl’s school while Bryce becomes involved with the campus GLBT group and takes on responsibility for decorations at the annual Snow Ball dance between the two schools−harboring romantic notions of being escorted to the event by Chet.

Tension between the two reaches its peak the night of the dance; a tension not alleviated by the eruption of near violence when another gay student, Trevor, asks Bryce to dance a slow number with him.  Amid catcalls and treats of bodily harm from the football and soccer team members, Bryce and his friends, including lesbians from the girl’s school, defend their right to dance together.  Bryce is stunned by Chet’s reaction to the situation.

Tristram La RocheOn My Knees

Surviving on alcohol and antidepressants, Mark staggers through his unhappy marriage and watches his London architectural business head for the rocks. When another nasty argument with his wife sends him to the gym to blow off steam, a tall, dark stranger enflames a part of him he’s denied all these years, trying to convince himself he’s not “weird.” But Mark’s not weird, he’s gay. And after a taste of Attila’s lips, nothing can put that genie back in the bottle…

Becky Black – Ganymede Tilt

Union man Sean Morgan and mining company executive Alex Jackson already know how good they are together, after sleeping together several times. But when they find themselves facing each other across a negotiating table they know their relationship has to become strictly professional.

It’s no big deal, they think–until they try it. It’s only after they stop seeing each other that they realize they had started something deeper and have stronger feelings than either has admitted. But giving in to temptation now can only lead to trouble. Alex fears involvement with Sean will cause him to repeat a mistake that almost cost him his career. For Sean it may destroy the dreams he’s already waited too long to pursue.

When they lose the battle with temptation they must try their best to leave Morgan and Jackson outside the door, and just be Alex and Sean. But the outside world can’t be kept out forever.

KM MahoneyThe Lonely Heart

If you ask Isaiah Preston, he’s pretty lucky. He’s happy in his job as a ranch manager, admires his boss, Grady, in more ways than one, and if he doesn’t have everything he wants, well, that’s life, isn’t it?

Enter one little brother, and suddenly Isaiah’s comfortable world is turned upside down. Everything becomes complicated and he’s seeing people in ways he never has before – good and bad. Near perfect isn’t enough anymore. Isaiah wants it all – home, family and, most importantly, Grady, in both his life and bed.

To get what he wants, though, Isaiah is going to have to fight prejudice, misunderstanding, and even Grady himself.

Lex Valentine – Breathe Me In

Life is good for vampire Wilson North.  His family left him well off. His job as an estate attorney is prestigious, well paying, and non-demanding.  He’s gay and out and never had any issues being either. In fact, until the day he ended up beneath his car, bleeding out and only a few pints of blood from a sure trip to the Afterworld, life had never been a challenge.

When Will meets his destiny in the form of an enigmatic Magia named Garrick Forrester he finds the challenge of his life. Garrick’s gay but doesn’t live an openly gay life.  Instead, he hides his nature behind his ownership of a BDSM club.  The two men instantly know they are mates, but that doesn’t smooth the path to their bonding.  Garrick wants Will but threats from his past convince him that the only way to protect his lover is to leave him. Shocked by Garrick’s ability to walk away, Will struggles to understand why his mate doesn’t want him.  For the first time in Will’s life, something isn’t easy and he must fight for what he needs or give up his chance for happiness.

Drawn together by destiny. Torn apart by self-doubts and fear. Two men on the cusp of a dream must set aside the lives they’ve always lived for a chance at a new and brilliant future.

Warning: This book contains virgin sex between a sexy self-sacrificing wizard who’s never been catcher and an angelic-faced vampire who’s never pitched, a BDSM bad guy with dark magic, a mysterious royal Acerbian, and a host of characters from previous Tales books who do everything from implode buildings to change diapers…all to help two reluctant heroes find true love.

In addition to these books, Dev Bentham is offering choice of her backlist to the winner and Lynn Lorenz is offering the winner their choice of any of her Amber Allure books which you can see HERE.

This is a truly amazing line up. There’s books here I’ve never read and am dying to! (I get no perks doing this!) There’s one of my all time favorite books here (Kim Knox’s Bitter Harvest is one I’ve read over and over and over again.) There’s one of my favorite characters from a series (Jeff from JP Bowie’s book.) A half dozen of these authors are people I’ve met in person and nearly a dozen of them I’ve worked with in some capacity (covers, graphics, trailers.) This is the single biggest giveaway I’ve ever done. And it’s all for YOU.

So for a chance to win, comment on this post by midnight Pacific time on New Year’s Eve. Come 2013, your chance will be gone!

Happy New Year!

Day 30: 30 Days of Christmas 2012

Wow! It’s already Day 30! Can you believe it? The winner of yesterday’s grab bag of books is Gabrielle. Congratulations!

Today may be Day 30 of the 30 Days of Christmas Giveaway but I do have a whopping big New Year’s Eve giveaway tomorrow to complete the season of giving. Now, here’s what I have for you today…Five authors with diverse books that will take you away from all your daily stress! No book from me today though. My last book will be added to the NYE kitty. However, I do believe that Jamie Leigh Hanson, Elle Aycart, Isabo Kelly and Chanta Rand will make sure you’re busy reading and won’t miss me! LOL Oh, and Jamie Leigh Hanson is giving away two copies EACH of her books so we’ll have two winners of her books.

Jamie Leigh Hanson – The Murder King’s Woman, The Murder King’s Summons

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With THE MURDER KING’S WOMAN, paranormal romance author Jamie Leigh Hansen brings you an exciting new series of short stories featuring Mary, the only human ever saved and raised by the Murder, vampires and werewolves who work together to police the rogues of their world. But now, the Murder King, Sebastian, who once saved Mary, needs her to save him…

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Paranormal romance author Jamie Leigh Hansen brings you an exciting new story of Mary. After rescuing her vampire lover, the King of the Murder, Sebastian, Mary must now prove her worth as his mate. But, when her past clashes with her future and lives are at stake – literally – a woman does what she must. Will their love survive her sacrifice?

 

 

Elle Aycart -More Than Meets the Ink

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Wickedly sexy James Bowen is a bad boy of the highest order — tattoos and attitude included — which unfortunately ranks way up on Tate’s not-a-chance-in-hell list, right there along with skydiving naked over Teheran and juggling Ebola vials just for kicks. But what the heck, she’s on holiday, the guy is absolutely irresistible, and she needs to unplug from her life. With her dad and brother gone, Tate is left to deal with the family restaurant, which is fast going down the drain. Her employees are acting out, her boyfriend has bailed out, and her very own private stalker is emailing her to death with lovely threats of doom, fire, and dismemberment. So yeah, maybe a little holiday fling is in order. Strictly sex though, and no follow-up whatsoever once home.

She hadn’t counted on her take-charge holiday fling having an opinion of his own and stubbornly sticking around, before and after the sex, making himself at home in her life. There is definitely more to James than meets her prejudiced eye, and even if she’s not ready to look deeper, James isn’t prepared to permit her not to.

Isabo Kelly -Brightarrow Burning, Interface

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War tore them apart. Betrayal could bring them together…

Layla Brightarrow’s world fell apart the day the Sorcerers invaded her city, intent on using her fellow humans’ pain to augment their spells. Worse, the neighboring elven kingdom declared neutrality, effectively abandoning her people to struggle for survival.

Then some of the elves break neutrality to trade with the Sorcerers, and Layla is ordered to assassinate Althir, brother of the elf lord she has secretly loved all her life.

When Ulric of Glengowyn uncovers his brother’s plot—and that Layla is one of the assassins sent to stop him—his first instinct is to protect her from all possible harm. He’ll even use seduction, if necessary, to get her into a position to talk some sense into her.

Years of pent-up desire is too much for Layla to resist…and one touch unleashes an unquenchable fire that changes everything. Leaving Layla caught between duty and a love that could be her destruction. Or her salvation.

Product Warnings

This book contains evil sorcerers, a scarred heroine, a sexy elf hero, naughty language, and an intoxicating and addicting pheromone that leads to wildly hot sex. Plus traitors, deadly magic, bespelled baddies, and a really, really rotten brother.

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When unexpected side-effects in Gina Xanacovich’s nanotech research leads to murder and death threats, her father hires private mercenaries to protect her. But Johan “Alex” Alexander proves to be just as dangerous to her peace of mind as the threats against her life. Worse, his seductive voice and irritatingly calm presence keep Gina on edge, making her want more from him than just being her bodyguard.

Giving into their growing attraction, Gina finds it hard to focus beyond her obsession with the sexy mercenary. She knows if she can’t reign in her desire, she won’t live long enough to discover those responsible for the murders and threats. Nor will she discover how far things can go with Alex.

Chanta Rand – Bro-mance 101

Zhané Williams has just been dumped by her boyfriend of six months. When she learns that he broke up with her on the advice of Devlin Hart, a popular radio show host who counsels men through his program, Bro-mance 101, she’s fit to be tied. She drives to the radio station determined to confront Devlin and give him a tongue-lashing he won’t forget.

Devlin Hart uses his radio show as a platform to help men overcome the disasters of relationships. He considers himself an expert in all matters related to the heart–his was crushed a few years ago. As a result, he considers most women to be deceitful and manipulative. When he’s confronted in an elevator by Zhané, her attitude only adds fuel to his argument.

A freak thunderstorm knocks out the electricity, leaving the two of them trapped together in the elevator for hours. With nowhere for their pent-up passions to escape, their encounter promises to be explosive–in more ways than one.

Isn’t that a great line up? For a chance to win these books, comment on this post by midnight Pacific time. Tomorrow, I’ll pick a winner and post the Great New Year’s Eve MM Giveaway so make sure you come back!

Happy Holidays!