Day Twenty Five: 30 Days of Christmas 2016

30daysofchristmas2016I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Eve! The winners of our great Christmas Eve giveaway are…For Felice’s book and gift card…Tracey! And for Bitter Bonds the winner is…Carrie! Merry Christmas to you both!

For Christmas, I have a really special giveaway for you. The featured author today is my good friend Tara Lain who is giving away a copy of her new book Cowboys Don’t Come Out. And I am sweetening the pot with my bestseller, Fire Season in ebook and audiobook!

Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 34. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog near the sea in California where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!





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cowboysdontcomeout400x600Cowboys Don’t Come Out

Rand McIntyre settles for good enough. He loves his small California ranch, raising horses, and teaching riding to the kids he adores—but having kids of his own and someone to love means coming out, and that would jeopardize everything he’s built. Then, despite his terror of flying, he goes on a holiday to Hana, Hawaii with his parents and meets the dark and mysterious Kai Kealoha, a genuine Hawaiian cowboy. Rand takes to Kai’s kid brother and sister as much as he drools over Kai, but the guy sports more prickles than a horned toad, and more secrets than the exotic land he comes from.

Kai’s earned his privacy and lives to protect his “kids.” He ought to stay away from the big, handsome cowboy for everyone’s sake—but since the guy’s just a haole on a short vacation, how much damage can he do? When all of Kai’s worst fears and Rand’s darkest nightmares come true at once, there’s not much chance for two cowboys who can’t—or won’t—come out.

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That book sounds so amazing! I’m sure the winner is going to love it!

cs-012And now, here’s my pot sweetener for Christmas. Fire Season, Tales of the Darkworld Book 3 is a MM paranormal with dragon shifters. It is an ARe top rated bestseller, won TRR’s Summer Hero contest in 2009, was a Rainbow Awards Finalist finishing as Honorable Mention and popular vote winner, was the 2nd place Best Shapeshifter book of 2009 at LRC and was the #9 book on Jessewave’s Top 10 Books of 2009.

fireseason_audio300Fire Season

Black dragon Holden Antaeus isn’t looking for a mate. His life is filled with family, work, and dating. Women adore him and he’s never short of offers for sex, but a relationship isn’t something he’s interested in. When Holden’s brother Sean hires a new executive for Antaeus International, Holden’s whole world, and everything he’s ever believed about himself, is blown to bits. Garret Renquist is a green dragon, intelligent, witty, bi-sexual, and hot for Holden. Despite the fact that Holden is positive he’s heterosexual, the moment he meets Garret, something happens inside him. What follows is a journey through stereotypes and ingrained beliefs as Holden struggles with the fact that his destined mate is a man.

Warning:  This book contains two handsome dragons, one meddling brother, three matchmaking friends, a mock battle in shifted form, and hot sex between two sexy men who make the hot springs boil!

This book was recently contracted by Loose Id. It is available only in Audiobook currently, narrated by the wonderful Chip Wood.

For a chance to win Tara Lain’s new book and my bestseller Fire Season in ebook and audiobook you need to comment on this post by midnight Christmas Day for chance to win. For Fire Season, the winner must be someone who hasn’t read it before, so please let me know that in your comment.

Merry Christmas!



Day Twenty Four: 30 Days of Christmas 2016


Yesterday we had the amazing Draven St. James giveaway a book about hunky firemen! The winner of that book is…Alex Miska! WOO HOO!

For Christmas Eve, I have a special treat for you! Not only will I pick someone who has never read my Souls in Bondage series to receive a copy of Bitter Bonds in ebook and audio…but my featured author is Felice Stevens and she has Christmas pressies to give away too!

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I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, My characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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Ryder Daniels is all too familiar with rejection. His parents cut off contact because he’s gay and his boyfriend left him, choosing drugs over love. Aside from his rescued pit bull, his only joy is hanging out with his younger brother. Then his mother does the unthinkable and forbids them to see each other, leaving Ryder devastated and alone. His friends urge him to date, but Ryder would rather throw himself into working at the dog rescue and figuring out a way to see his brother again.

When Jason Mallory’s girlfriend gives him an ultimatum to get married, he shocks everyone by breaking up with her instead. He believes he’s too busy for a relationship now that the construction company he started with his brother is taking off. When he discovers a group of abandoned pit bulls and calls the local dog rescue group to pick them up, an uncomfortable encounter with Ryder causes Jason to question feelings he’s hidden deep inside for years.

Jason and Ryder build a friendship, until an unexpected kiss sparks the attraction they’ve been fighting. Jason gives Ryder unconditional love and helps him reconnect with his brother while Ryder shows Jason the passion he’s always missed in relationships. Together they must battle through their family differences and ugly prejudices. Only then can they prove that once you find the right person to love, there’s no turning back.






Felice is offering an ebook choice of her backlist (You could pick Rescued!) and a $5 Amazon gift card! That is a fantastic gift for a Christmas Eve!

As for me, if you’ve never read the Souls in Bondage series books, let me know in your comment. One of you who has never read Bitter Bonds (a former #1 bestseller at ARe and Top 10 Gay Romance at Amazon) will win an ebook copy and accompanying audiobook narrated by Chris Chambers!

BitterBonds_200Bitter Bonds, Souls in Bondage Book 2

Dominant Jake Conrad isn’t going to get involved in another relationship with a submissive. Burned by two former submissives, Jake vows never to collar one again. Then his best friend Ray brings him a sub like no other. Finn is damaged and bitter, although not as bitter as Jake. The white haired submissive has secrets and talents Jake never dreamed of and the lure of Finn’s need to submit calls to Jake’s soul.

Everyone Finn has ever loved walked away from him. He fears caring for anyone when he knows the outcome will shatter his heart again. When Finn falls for Jake, he gives his lover the ultimate gift, a chance to have the dreams he set aside years before even though he knows that if Jake accepts the gift, he’ll walk out of Finn’s life forever. A slave to his love for his Dominant, the submissive finds his true strength in easing Jake’s bitterness even at the cost of his own happiness.


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So two winners for Christmas Eve! Make sure you leave a comment by midnight Pacific time for a chance to win! We’ll pick one winner of Felice’s book and gift card and one winner of Bitter Bonds. For Bitter Bonds, you must let me know that you’ve never read it before! And stop by tomorrow on Christmas Day for a very special giveaway from my friend, Tara Lain!

Merry Christmas!

Day Twenty Three: 30 Days of Christmas 2016


Yesterday we had an embarrassment of riches to giveaway! Two books from Elizabeth Varlet’s  amazing series and a book and ebook from me. The winner of Elizabeth’s books is…Gabrielle! Yay! And the winner of Rousing Caine is…susana! Woot!

Now, I promised that I would start winding up to Christmas and today I’m doing just that by bringing you Draven St. James!

Draven St. James is a born and raised Oregonian. Draven has travelled extensively in search of mischief and mayhem to fill the pages of each new story.  Draven’s  ventures have been quite successful in inspiring a wealth of tales.  Of course at the end of the day, coffee within reach, laptop at the ready is where Draven finds peace.

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firehouse-six-02Fire and Mistletoe, Book 2 of Firehouse Six

Grey’s entire life is wrapped around his job as a firefighter. It’s all he has ever wanted. That is until his new coworker Mica Cruz saunters through the door with his smoldering dark looks and dimpled grin. Suddenly Grey finds himself wanting to get to know what Mica looks like out of his gear and between the sheets.

Mica has one rule: he keeps his work life and his personal life separate. It’s easy enough to follow until he meets Grey and finds his rule can’t stand up to the fire that Grey ignites. There’s one big thing standing in the way of all of his lust-filled musings. Grey is straight.

In a profession where being gay is often kept quiet Grey must come to terms with his growing attraction to Mica. How much is he willing to sacrifice, and can they come together before someone’s hatred threatens to destroy them both?

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Ooooh HOT! For a chance to win Draven’s hot firemen, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time. And tomorrow for Christmas Eve…the giveaway will feature Felice Stevens and a kinky bit of pot sweetening from me!

Happy Holidays!



Day Twenty Two: 30 Days of Christmas 2016

30daysofchristmas2016Wasn’t it awesome having Laura Baumbach give away a book? The winner of  Laura’s book and my pot sweetener is…Jillian Too!

Today, I have author Elizabeth Varlet on tap for you with the first two books of her Sassy Boyz series and since it’s getting close to Christmas, I’ll sweeten the pot once again at the end of the post!

x1_img_1303_medElizabeth Varlet is a thirtysomething newly married world-traveler who devours books like they were candy. A nerd at heart, she spends way too many hours binging on episodes of her favorite television shows and dreaming of the day she can adopt a dog—whom she’s already named.

She started writing stories in high school and hasn’t stopped. Now her characters like to get frisky under the covers. Or the stars, or in a car, or up against the wall—they’re not picky.

Elizabeth believes in love of all shapes and sizes and wants nothing more than to share the beauty in the form of stories.

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0616_-9781460397404_fierceandfabulous_500x791Fierce & Fabulous

The first book in a scorching new male/male series by Elizabeth Varlet. Behind the Sassy Boyz’s seductive smiles and sinful dance moves are desires that will leave readers breathless.

Fitch Donovan never thought a lap dance could change his life, but from the moment the gorgeous dancer’s lips touch his, his world comes screeching to a halt. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t shake the desire that rocks him to his core. He’s longed for this passion all his life—he just never dreamed he’d find it with another man.

Sharing a soul-shaking kiss with a straight boy is the kind of drama Ansel Becke just doesn’t need. Spotlights aren’t made for two and Ansel prefers to keep things on a one-night-only basis. So when Fitch shows up asking for an encore, Ansel knows he should send his gorgeous ass packing.

Though Ansel tries to pretend that what’s between him and Fitch is far from fabulous, there’s something about the big, burly contractor that makes Ansel’s world sparkle in a way no amount of glitter ever could. And Fitch will do whatever it takes to convince Ansel that when the thing you need most in the world falls right into your lap, you’d be a fool to let it go.

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1116_9781460397503_darkanddazzling_500x791Dark & Dazzling

Z doesn’t need a hero…

Azariah “Z” Hayes is a diamond. Equal parts strength and sparkle, he’s more than capable of standing on his own stilettos. So if waiting tables and stripping at The Vibe are what it takes to keep a roof over his head, well, there are worse ways to earn a living.

Connelly is a white knight with a badge…

For NYPD detective Connelly Reid, to serve and protect is just another day at the office—even if that means protecting himself from his own true desires. He’s been curious about Z, his waiter, for months, but it’s not until he sees him in his makeup and heels that the curiosity becomes a fierce attraction. Z, despite all his over-the-top dazzle, might just be the man Connelly has been waiting for his entire life.

But when Connelly investigates underground porn and drug activity with ties to The Vibe, one thing becomes very clear—acting on what he knows is going to hurt Z, financially and emotionally. And though Connelly would love nothing more than to fix all of Z’s problems, no amount of mind-blowing sex can make Z comfortable becoming dependent on his lover. Yet if there’s one thing Connelly knows from his years on the force, it’s this: when things go bad, you need a trusted partner to have your back.


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So here’s what I’m sweetening the pot with today, a ghost story in ebook and audiobook!

rousingcaine_wdRousing Cain

A ghost whose belief in love transcends death teaches a rich man who’s lost all faith to love again.

Restaurateur Jason Rockham lost faith in everything. Then he meets a ghost who is the antithesis of everything he’s come to believe about people. Deceased pro-surfer Caine Carruthers sets out to show Jason that love conquers all, including death.

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So with 4 books to give away, I think we’ll have two winners! One winner for Elizabeth’s books and one for mine! For a chance to win, leave a comment on this blog post by midnight Pacific time.  And as we draw nearer to Christmas, make sure you come back because some of the best MM books to be given away are coming up next!

Happy Holidays!


Day Twenty-One: 30 Days of Christmas 2016


OMG! What a day yesterday was! I’m so happy to be able to pay forward a little what people have done to help me over the past year. If I can make 30 readers happy over the course of the month with the gift of some MM books, I’m a happy camper. So yesterday, we had Sloan Parker giving away a copy of her book Take Me Home and I sweetened the pot with a book of my own. The winner of those books is…Robert Johnson!

Today, I have a very special treat for you! Laura Baumbach, owner of MLR Press, is often known for being just that, a publisher. But before Laura became a publisher, she was a much lauded author of MM books! I’m so excited to have one of her books to give away today, so excited in fact that I’m going to sweeten the pot yet again with something of mine!

lauraheadshot_2016_akmRecognized in 2010 by ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE as ‘a pioneer of the M/M romance genre’, Laura Baumbach is the multi-award winning author of short stories, novels and screenplays. Author of one of the first recognized published resource articles on the category of m/m erotic romance, For the Love Of Man, for ERWA Writer’ Resource article published in September 2008. She is the founder of the only RWA Chapter for GLBT romance author, Rainbow Romance Writers.

Winner of the coveted 2016 RWA Passionate Ink Award for Best Contemporary novella, JACKSON & NICK, Laura is also two time winner of the EPPIE AWARD, one for the adventure paranormal novel THE LOST TEMPLE OF KARRTIKEYA in 2008, and one for the romantic suspense novel MEXICAN HEAT in 2009, (with a FINALIST for the sci-fi novel DETAILS OF THE HUNT in 2007).

MEXICAN HEAT was also a FINALIST for Best Gay Romance in the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards, and received an Honorable Mention at the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival, as well as several RWA chapter awards. Mexican Heat won a coveted CataNetwork Reviewers’ Choice Award for 2009.

DETAILS OF THE HUNT was selected as a Semi-finalist in the 2007 Shriekfest Screenplay competition (in its mainstream ‘buddy’ version) as well as becoming the Winner of Best Telefilm in the aTalentScout, Winter 2004 TV writing contest, and the Fort Bend Writers Guild Screenplay writing Contest for Spring of 2005.

She was named runner up the LRC Best of 2016 Awards for Best Series, and given an Honorable Mention in both the Best Contemporary Story and Best Couple categories. She was also nominated for Best Author 2016. Her sequel to the best-selling novel A Bit of Rough, Roughhousing, was 2007 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner.

Laura devotes herself full-time to publishing and writing. She is the owner of ManLoveRomance Press, a small publishing house that specializes in gay erotic romance, mystery and fiction. ( MLR Press was founded in January of 2007.




51px2qzohkl-_sy346_Rough Ride, #2.5 in the Rough Series

James Justin’s family distanced themselves from him when they learned he was gay. Since then, he’s buried himself in his career so ‘friends’ are really just acquaintances. This holiday season would have been just another lonely time of the year. Except his new lover, Bram Lord, has no intention of letting that happen. Burly powerhouse Bram takes his cautious lover James on a wild ride through both their neighborhood’s slippery, snowy slopes and the even trickier winding trail toward love. Hot holiday heat!

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Doesn’t that book sound like some holiday yumminess? It does to me! Now, I’m going to sweeten the pot with a werewolf / fae mating!

Sunstroked_200Sunstroked – Tales of the Darkworld Book Six

When wildling Corey Green discovers his mate is Seth Dylan, a tough as nails, dour werewolf from the McCallan clan, he thinks his life is set. However, Seth’s not out and doesn’t know if he wants to be. A pivotal sexual encounter between the men has Seth running scared and leaves Corey brokenhearted. The men meet again nearly two years later and this time Seth’s out but Corey’s dark depression is about to send him behind the Veil of the Jewel Box to the fae world. Seth’s determined to make up for running out on Corey, but the wildling’s sunny disposition has gone so dark it may be too late for them to build a life together. With love on his side, Seth sets out return the sunshine to Corey’s soul.

Warning: Contains two hot gay men who love sunshine, sex that makes the plants and trees grow, and a big bad wolf who will do anything to win the man he loves.

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So for Day 21 you get the amazing Laura Baumbach and a little paranormal MM fun from me! For a chance to win both books, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time! And come back every day this month for more book giveaways!

Happy Holidays!