25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Fifteen

It’s Day 15 and I’ve got winners from the second week of this giveaway! Check below to see if you are a winner.

Day Seven: Book – This Time Around by SL Danielson, Winner – Angela

Day Eight: Book – Midnight Musicals and Coffee Ice Cream by Layla Dorine, Winner – Sula

Day Nine: Books – Unsuitable Omega by Skye R. Richmond and His Instant Family by Rheland Richmond, Winner – Fran

Day Ten: Books – Greyson Fox by TL Travis and In Debt to the Devil by Brea Alepou, Winner – Ashley Woodward

Day Eleven: Books – Return to Sender by Roberta Blablanski and Trevor by Dakota Storm, Winner – Zakarrie

Day Twelve: Books – Bayou Dreams by Lynn Lorenz and choice of backlist from Charlie Cochrane, Winner – Stephanie Valentine-Ocasio

Day Thirteen: Books – Blessed by Maggie Blackbird and Blue by L.B. La Vigne, Winner – Lee Todd

Day Fourteen: Books – Reinventing Us by Ann Lister and Pinkerton Man Series by C.J. Baty, Winner – Elaine G

The next set of winners will be announced on December 26 for the last ten days of the giveaway.

For Day 15, I have two amazing authors and books to share with you! Please welcome my friends Zakarrie Clarke and DM Roberto! Also, check out Zakarrie’s cover. It’s a Winterheart Design cover. 🙂

Hangover From Hell

A Hangover from Hell is exactly what greets rock star Callum Carter upon being rudely awoken by his partner, artist Daniel Flynn on the last morning of their ‘On the Road’ trip along Route 66. They have been together for five years, after meeting when the infamous ‘enfant terrible’ was commissioned to paint Callum’s portrait. Theirs is a story of lust, laughter and all-consuming love, although this remains a closely kept secret; until the morning they wake up in Las Vegas. Married. Dan has no memory of this miracle taking place—only one thing seems certain—he has somehow managed to pull off a masterpiece on the mischief front, and inveigled Cal down the aisle…

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Hangover-Hell-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07BBNJHZB

After moving to London at eighteen and flitting about for far too long, Zakarrie settled, as blissy as can be, by the sea. ‘Twas here that her castaway dreams resurfaced and she began to write—a lot—after realizing that she finally felt able to allow her innermost self a voice. In truth, her books are better at being her than she’s ever been. Her one hope now is that someone, somewhere, will enjoy the misadventures of her miscreants as much as she adores writing them.

Website:  https://www.zakarrieclarke.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zakarrieclarke

Moonlight Masquerade

Buy Link: http://firebornpublishing.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&cPath=1_12&products_id=361

It’s Valentine’s weekend. For Skylar Everclear, it’s a holiday he wishes he could forget. Now, mysterious roses keep popping up on his doorstep, he has no idea what is going on, and he’s a little disturbed by this secret admirer of his. Trying to forget it all, since he just got rid of the latest in a line of loser boyfriends, Skylar just wants to do his job at the local bakery.

When he meets his new neighbor, Marc Douglas, Skylar finds himself drawn to the quiet young man, even as he tries to not let his libido take over. But, when another mysterious rose turns up on Valentine’s Day with an invitation to meet his admirer that night, Skylar has to decide whether to take a chance that love is right there waiting for him.

D.M. Roberto is a lover of books and a compulsive reader. Venturing into the world of GBLT, Ménage and erotic romance, she found her new favorite genre to explore. With time and lots of Johnny Depp movies to inspire her, D.M. Roberto creates heartfelt stories that hopefully readers will enjoy and fall in love with. Living with her two kids, a significant other who supports her every move in writing and doesn’t seem to mind she gets up at 2 am to type away on the computer. She looks forward to creating stories that readers will love and enjoy.

Author blog: https://authorDMRoberto.blogspot.com

Author FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDMRoberto/

General Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dawn.roberto.1

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dawn_Roberto

Whew! That’s a lot for this Saturday the 15th! For a chance to win these two books, leave a comment on this blog post! And make sure you come back over the next 10 days as I’m gearing up to finish the 8th Annual 25 Days of Christmas MM Book Giveaway with some of the best known names in the MM genre! Might as well finish on a high note, right?

Happy Holidays!

25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Fourteen

Here it is, already the 14th. How time is flying this month! We’re already halfway through the giveaway and Christmas is drawing near! Today, I have two more authors and two more books for you to check out!

Reinventing Us

Alex-Zander Metcalf knew his life would always be filled with twists and turns, especially living in the public eye while playing the role of front man for his band Ivory Tower. That’s what made life interesting and he loved every aspect about his job in the music world.

Living in a long-term polyamorous relationship with a husband and a wife also created a fair amount of ups and downs. Add two rambunctious daughters to the house and you had a sweet cocktail of chaos and pure joy and the unexpected awaiting him every day. His life was overflowing, but he wouldn’t have changed a thing, because it was damn near perfect.

He knew nothing in life was guaranteed and never to take things for granted, but that didn’t have him anymore prepared for what he was facing now. With his life completely upside down, Alex wasn’t sure how he’d ever be able to move forward. But life as he knew it was gone, and it was up to him to dig deep and find a way through the fog with the only remaining “constant” in his life: Chase.

How do you find a new path when you feel so lost you can’t see the road ahead of you through the unrelenting darkness? Where do you even begin such a journey, when the landscape is so vastly different from what was once familiar, and the resentment you have for needing to start over tastes like acrid bitterness on your tongue?

Alex must find the strength to push on and find a way to reinvent himself and all the relationships in his life, but creating this new version of himself won’t come easy.

Buy Link: smarturl.it/ReinventingUs

Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living in Florida with her husband. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.

After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. Her ‘behind-the-scenes’ exposure to the music world and her love of rock music is the inspiration for her erotic rock star romances.

Her rock star romance, “Fall For Me”, Book One in The Rock Gods series, was a Finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Award and Book Three, Make You Mine, established her as an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. Her stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.

Pinkerton Man Series

Stiles Langberry leaves England under the dark cloud of blackmail. He resettles in America with a new name, becoming a Pinkerton Agent.

His new employer sends him undercover to a brothel that serves homosexual men, where prostitutes are being murdered. In the course of his investigation, he becomes involved with Paul, one of the prostitutes. Complicating matters, one of the suspects draws Stiles like no man before him. Stiles knows he must stop the killer before he strikes again.

Pinkerton Agent Stiles Long is sent to the Circle W Ranch to uncover who is killing the ranch’s cattle. In order to discover the truth about the goings on at the ranch, Stiles has to prove to the ranchers he’s more than a good-looking city slicker.

Savage Beare, the head ranch foreman, is far from happy that Stiles is there to check things out. He has secrets of his own. Stiles finds Savage incredibly good-looking, but cold and aloof. He’s also a suspect. One of many.

When Stiles’ best friend and partner, Lizzie Ferguson, is kidnapped things begin to shake apart. Stiles doesn’t trust anyone and he needs to find Lizzie before time runs out.

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Pinkerton-Man-Bk-1-ebook/dp/B071PCT738

C. J. Baty lives in southwest Ohio. Her heart however, lives in the mountains of Tennessee where she hopes to retire some day. The mountains have always provided her with inspiration and a soothing balm to the stresses of everyday life.

The dream of writing her own stories started in high school but was left on the back burner of life until her son introduced her to fan fiction and encouraged her to give it a try. She found that her passion for telling a story was still there and writing them down to share with others was much more thrilling than she had ever expected.

She has a loving and supportive family who doesn’t mind fixing their own meals when she is in the middle of a story. And a network of friends, who have encouraged and cheered her on in her quest of being an author.

One thing she has learned from life and she is often heard to say is: “You are never too old to follow your dream!”

From rock stars to the old west! That’s what’s up for grabs and you could be the winner! Just leave a comment on this post. Keep coming back because it’s just going to get hotter and hotter here at Sunlight Sucks every day through Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Thirteen

I’ve had a passel of bad luck stuff happen so I’m going to put off this week’s listing of winners until the 15th. The last set of winners from the 15th through the 25th may be late posting if my family ends up on the street come December 20th. I don’t see how we’re going to get out of this current mess right now, but know that even if my life goes down the toilet, I’ll find a way to get the winners posted so the authors can deliver the books. I appreciate you all so very much.

Now on to the good stuff! I have two authors and books for your pleasure today! Maggie Blackbird and L.B. La Vigne!


A mixed-blood Catholic seminarian struggles to discern his true calling:  the priesthood or his ex-lover, a proud but damaged Ojibway man.

It’s been ten years since Emery Matawapit sinned, having succumbed to temptation for the one thing in his life that felt right, another man.  In six months he’ll make a life-changing decision that will bar him from sexual relationships for the rest of his life.

Darryl Keejik has a decade-long chip on his shoulder, and he holds Emery’s father, the church deacon, responsible for what he’s suffered:  the loss of his family and a chance at true love with Emery.  No longer a powerless kid, Darryl has influence within the community—maybe more than the deacon, and he intends on using his new-found power to destroy Deacon Matawapit and the church.

Hoping to save the church, Emery races home.  But stopping Darryl is harder than expected when their sizzling chemistry threatens to consume Emery.  Now he is faced with the toughest decision of his life:  please his devout parents and fulfill his call to the priesthood, or remain true to his heart and marry the man created for him.

An erotic spiritual journey…

Buy Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/maggie-blackbird/978-1-4874-1973-8-blessed/

An Ojibway from Northwestern Ontario, Maggie resides in the country with her husband and their fur babies, two beautiful Alaskan Malamutes.  When she’s not writing, she can be found pulling weeds in the flower beds, mowing the huge lawn, walking the Mals deep in the bush, teeing up a ball at the golf course, fishing in the boat for walleye, or sitting on the deck at her sister’s house, making more wonderful memories with the people she loves most.

Web Site:  https://maggieblackbird.com/
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/maggieblackbirdauthor/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BlackbirdMaggie/


When his lost cat is returned by college student Ben Stacks, east coast businessman Harrison Reid can’t deny the obvious sparks between them. It only makes sense to meet again, and soon, to strike up a relationship.

But Reid has skeletons in his past, ones that haunt him as he tries to start fresh with Ben. Reid is determined not to let that old life get in the way of this new romance, especially with how strongly Ben is falling for him.

How long can he hide the truth though, especially when old acquaintances come to call and expose him to the man he’s come to love? Standing up to them is about far more than closing old doors. For Reid, it only exposes how much he’s terrified of a happy ever after. But he must act quickly, because Ben will not accept a man who can’t be truly free to live the life of his dreams.

Blue is a 63,000-word novel.

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-L-B-Vigne-ebook/dp/B07917RRRS/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1543250786&sr=1-3#customerReviews

B. La Vigne is a librarian by day, and a filthy smut writer by night 😉 As a published erotica author and MM romance reader, La Vigne is also part of the LGBT community. La Vigne enjoys camping and baking on the weekends, and is a lover of monsters.

Don’t those sound like great reads? I know I’d read them! For a chance to win both books, leave a comment on this post. And feel free to post on the previous week’s entries as well. Keep coming back through Christmas as there are some amazing authors to come including Amber Kell, Jaime Samms, and Kris Jacen!

Happy Holidays!

25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Twelve

I’m excited today because I’ve got two good friends giving away books today! Lynn Lorenz is giving away an amazing shifter book, one I’ve read and personally adore! And my friend Charlie Cochrane is giving away choice of her backlist. Her featured book is one of the Cambridge Fellows Mysteries books. If you’ve never read the series, you should! It’s totally addictive!

Bayou Dreams, Book One of Rougaroux Social Club

Sheriff Scott Dupree’s got more problems than he can handle. He’s alpha of his small werewolf pack and coming up for re-election as sheriff in a year. On top of this, his mother is casting love spells to find Scott a mate. It’s all Scott can do to keep the town and pack under control, let alone his urges to mate.

Ted Canedo is openly gay, a disgraced ex-cop from New Orleans. His patrol partner was killed on duty, and Ted took the blame for taking protection money from the store owner to save his partner’s wife and kids grief. No one knew Ted was in love with his partner, not even his partner. Having him die in Ted’s arms killed something inside Ted too.

When the moon is full, and Scott’s momma works her magic, Ted’s erotic dreams and his work as a PI bring him to St. Jerome and sexy, straight Scott. Scott’s stunned to learn his wolf is gay and wants to mate with Ted.

Ted refuses to become involved with a straight man, much less a werewolf, terrified to risk his heart again if it means he has to watch Scott fight to the death for his right to claim Ted as his mate.

Amazon link – https://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Dreams-Rougaroux-Social-Club-ebook/dp/B07JY6ZD56


Lessons in Cracking the Deadly Code

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JM5Q3J6

St Bride’s College is buzzing with excitement at the prospect of reviving the traditional celebration of the saint’s day. When events get marred by murder it’s natural that Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith will get called in to help the police with their inside knowledge. But why has somebody been crawling about on the chapel roof and who’s obsessed with searching in the library out of hours?

Because Charlie Cochrane couldn’t be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes. Her mystery novels include the Edwardian era Cambridge Fellows series, and the contemporary Lindenshaw Mysteries. Multi-published, she has titles with Carina, Endeavour, Bold Strokes and Riptide, among others.
A member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Mystery People and International Thriller Writers Inc, Charlie regularly appears at literary festivals and at reader and author conferences with The Deadly Dames.

Website: http://www.charliecochrane.co.uk

Blog http://charliecochrane.livejournal.com/ and https://charliecochrane.wordpress.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/charlie.cochrane.18

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charliecochrane

GR: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2727135.Charlie_Cochrane

Don’t those sound amazing? I know that anything you read of Lynn and Charlie’s is a winner. You can be a winner too! Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win books from Lynn and Charlie! And don’t forget about the previous few days. You still have a chance to win those books too. And coming soon, books from the always awesome Tara Lain and the fantastic Z.A. Maxfield!

Happy Holidays!


25 Days of Christmas 2018 – Day Eleven

Today in the 25 Days of Christmas giveaway I’ve got two more authors, two more MM books to give away! Hold onto your seats! It’s gonna be a HOT ride with Roberta Blablanski and Dakota Storm!

Return to Sender

Buy link: https://www.jms-books.com/romance-c-29_105/return-to-sender-p-2564.html

College professor and website designer Drew Hampton has had only one great love in his life. A loner as a teen, he found solace in art, his self-styled mullet, and the television show ALF. Then a new boy moved in next door, and he discovered love.

Mechanic Wes Harrison was thrown into adult responsibility at a young age. He’s managed to build a good life through hard work and determination; however, he hasn’t been in a relationship since high school.

Drew and Wes were deeply in love thirty years ago, but then they were torn apart. Unlucky at relationships after their separation, both men treasured memories of their one true love.

Fate intervenes and gives them a second chance. Will they rekindle their once great love and find happiness, or has too much time gone by?

Roberta Blablanski hails from The Big Easy: New Orleans, Louisiana. She draws inspiration from her colorful hometown and her former life as a college radio DJ. When she isn’t writing, she spends her days searching for the world’s best Bloody Mary and avoiding people she went to high school with. Her normal habitat is curled up in bed with a good book and a cup of coffee.

Roberta developed a love of books at an early age, spending her summers at the library. Years later, after watching the American version of the television show Queer as Folk, she began searching for books featuring queer characters finding love. Most recently, she began writing queer love stories of her own, drawing from her own personal experiences and creating characters and story lines as vibrant as her ever-changing hair color.

Website: http://www.robertasramblings.com


Trevor loves his life. He has a great family, amazing friends, his art, and the warm and inviting café where his creativity can come to life. His hard work has paid off, but something is missing. Despite his success, he feels tired and lonely.

Then a sexy stranger walks into the café, and into Trevor’s life.

Jordan’s dream has always been to be a songwriter and singer. Disillusioned, he walks away from his band to pursue his dream on his own. In Trevor, Jordan finds everything he ever wanted in a friend and partner.

Then Jordan is offered the deal of a lifetime. Will he choose love or success? Or can he find a way to pursue his dream without losing Trevor?

Dakota Storm was born and bred in rural southwest Massachusetts. Her love of writing romance brings many stories to life in her head; all culminating in a happily ever after. Even though she lives up North she hates the winters but loves cuddling up with her husband by a toasty fire. She harnesses her other creativity through photography, in which she loves to hike and capture animals in the wild. She loves to blog and read all genres but her favorite is m/m romance with a happily ever after. You can follow her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDakotaStorm/

And there you have it! Two books, one giveaway! For a chance to win both books, leave a comment on this post. Don’t forget that you still have time to enter the previous few days’ giveaways too by leaving a comment on those posts. And just keep checking back every day through Christmas as I’ve got authors Amber Kell, Kris Jacen, Stephani Hecht, Lynn Michaels, Annabella Stone, Aimee Nicole Walker, Tara Lain and Z.A. Maxfield to come!

Happy Holidays!