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Day 30: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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The winner of yesterday’s books is Suze! Congrats!

And now we’re up to Day 30. Whew! The time has sure gone fast hasn’t it? I finally got my Christmas miracle and my house and my babies are safe. It’s been a rough holiday season faced with losing everything and the health issues I’ve been battling as well. It hasn’t been easy to keep going. Now that things have smoothed out a little and I’m not faced with being homeless…I’m starting to get a cold. *eyeroll* Just what an asthmatic needs, another reason to cough! LOL

Today’s books aren’t quite romance. They are all a bit edgier and there’s definitely stuff going on in each of them that isn’t romance related. My offering is a copy of Weirdly III in which I have a dark tale called Ain’t Nuthin’ But a Hellhound. The other authors joining me today for the giveaway are Anne Marie Becker, Gail Bridges, J.J. DiBenedetto and Mona Karel!

Weirdly3300dpibksizeWeirdly III featuring Ain’t Nuthin’ But a Hellhound by Lex Valentine

Blurb:

From paranormal to weird, from chilling to odd to scary, Weirdly: Volume 3 will sate your lust for strangeness in bite-sized pieces. Each tale weaves its own spell. Beasts, ghosts, demons, evil creatures and, of course, every day, as well as evil, people inhabit Weirdly’s pages.

Ain’t Nuthin’ But a Hellhound Blurb:

Lilah hunts hellbounds because she can. Half demon, she travels the night in search of the hellhounds who steal human souls. Using her powers, she strips the demons of their prey and saves the humans’ souls. But a demon lord, the Lord of the Hellhounds and her former lover, stalks her and while her father, demon royalty, seeks to bring her back to the demon realm.  When Lilah saves the soul of a college professor, he teaches her a lesson about power that sets the demon hunter on a collision course with both her father and her former lover.  

DeadlyBondsDeadly Bonds by Anne Marie Becker

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Blurb:

A dedicated profiler. Dr. Holt Patterson has thrown himself into his work since his wife’s death, and his relationship with his young son, Theo, is suffering. He’s caught in an impossible choice—how can he make the world a safer place for his son without sacrificing valuable family time?

An unrequited love. Sara Burns, the director at Theo’s prestigious academy, once loved Holt Patterson, but he was her best friend’s husband. Now a decade has passed, and Sara realizes that her feelings are just as strong—but how can she act on them without betraying her friend’s memory?

A terrifying killer. A violent man develops an interest in Sara, and sends a body instead of flowers to get her attention. Holt is determined to keep her safe. But the killer is much closer than they expect…

innontheedge_msrInn on the Edge by Gail Bridges

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Blurb:

Angela and her brand-new husband Josh have just arrived at their honeymoon destination, a romantic bed-and-breakfast hotel on the breath-taking Washington coast—the Inn on the Edge.

But everything isn’t as it seems. The lessons that come free with the room aren’t for painting the lovely coastal scenery—the lessons are for better sex. Angie and Josh, shocked and titillated, immerse themselves in every sensual offering.

It doesn’t take long for things to go horribly wrong. They discover that the old man running the place is a sex demon, who has been stealing their sensual energy. Worse, he’s dangerously in love with Angie and he has plans for her—plans involving an heirloom wedding ring.

Inside Scoop:  This book contains scenes of unbridled demon-inspired passion—girls with girls, boys with boys, twosomes, threesomes and more! A Romantica erotic horror romance from Ellora’s Cave

A Box Of Dreams - finalA Box of Dreams by J.J. DiBenedetto

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Blurb:

What if you could see everyone else’s dreams?

Sara Barnes has just discovered that she can.  And this gift – or curse – will lead her on an extraordinary journey.

Follow Sara as her newfound ability leads her into adventures she never imagined.  She will hunt down a serial killer, investigate a plot to murder one of her teachers, unravel a conspiracy between a mobster and a corrupt politician and face off against her nemesis: a woman who shares her talent, but uses it to destroy lives rather than save them.  And Sara will have to manage all that while finishing college, becoming a doctor and falling in love, too.

Here are the first five books of the Dream Series, along with bonus material created especially for this collection.  Included in this set are DREAM STUDENT, DREAM DOCTOR, DREAM CHILD, DREAM FAMILY and WAKING DREAM.  In addition, you’ll find the short story BETTY & HOWARD’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE starring Sara’s parents.  But most of all, when you open this box of dreams, you’ll find romance, suspense, humor and plenty of heart…

TMTF CoverTeach Me To Forget by Mona Karel

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Blurb:

Once an abused child-bride of a dissolute jet setter, Bethany Acton has come a long way. Now divorced, she writes for a lifestyles magazine, lives out of her motor home, and answers only to her boss—when he can find her. She has overcome her horrendous past and taken control of her own life. But when she meets Jonathan Merritt, a wildlife photographer, she learns that control is a tenuous thing.

 

 

Doesn’t that line up of books give you the chills? For a chance to win them all, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.)

Sunday brings a plethora of hot romances from authors like Lynne Connelly and Lexxie Couper. Monday is for pairs of books from authors such as Rhian Cahill and RE Hargrave. And last but not least, on New Year’s Eve, my good pals Z.A. Maxfield, Lynn Lorenz and Belinda McBride dish up some awesome books for you to win! Only a few days left, but you still have chances to win as we roll right past the 30 day mark!

Happy Holidays!

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Day 29: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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The winner of yesterday’s books is Jim! Congrats!

Today, I have another round of awesome MM books for you. Yumminess from me, NJ Nielsen, Nessa Warin and Cherie Noel! The book I’ve got for you is a ghost story, but it’s not spooky at all. The audiobook for Rousing Caine has just been completed and we’re going through it to see if it needs any edits before heading into the final stage of production. It should be out very soon! Meanwhile, if you haven’t read it, you might want to try to win a copy today!

950X1500Rousing_Caine_2012Rousing Caine by Lex Valentine

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Blurb:

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.

 

 

 

TCC 1- Family ConnectionsFamily Connections by NJ Nielsen

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Thrown into circumstances beyond their imagining, Ray Connelly and Christopher ‘Viv’ Vivvens must step beyond their own lifestyles to survive the future. What started out with a small white lie and two men becomes more than either of them ever dreamed.

Ray and Viv learn that love isn’t always what they expect but in learning to deal with the road ahead, they realise change can be so worthwhile as they become a family in the greatest sense.

When an ex makes an appearance and tries to destroy their happily-ever-after, the guys need to find out if they have what it takes to beat the odds. With the help of family and friends, Ray and Viv fight their past demons to make their future even better than they ever thought possible.

SyrahFSSyrah by Nessa L. Warin

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Blurb:

All Shawn Neale is looking for when he stumbles into All Corked Up on Christmas Eve is some wine recommendations. What he finds is an instant attraction to Royce Wilkinson, the shop’s owner. After a few weeks of flirting during shopping and some semi-dates at Royce’s wine tastings, they decide on a real date. It goes well, but life isn’t that simple.

Shawn wants to buy Delicto, the local pub he manages. He’s been planning his life around this for years, but when the owner, who believes being gay is an illness, discovers Shawn went out with Royce, he gives Shawn an ultimatum: stop dating guys or he won’t get to buy Delicto. It’s a heartbreaking quandary: Can Royce and Shawn be happy with a secret relationship until Shawn buys Delicto or is Shawn going to have to choose between his dream job and his dream guy?

Cherie Noel – We have something special coming from Cherie, but I’m not sure what it is yet. Do you think it could be a holiday surprise?

Actually, I have a little bit of a holiday surprise myself…Kissing Joan Collins my MLR Press Valentine’s story was released on Christmas in audiobook so I’ll give away a copy of that too today!

KissingJoanCollins_audioKissing Joan Collins by Lex Valentine

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Blurb:

Gay suspense author Logan Moore fell in love with the most perfect gay man ever during his freshman year in college. But his roommate and best friend Chase Courtland never showed an interest in him. Twelve years and a handful of failed relationships later, Logan acknowledges that he still loves Chase. When Chase puts on a designer dress, four-inch heels and a wig and transforms himself into Joan Collins for a Valentine’s Day masquerade party, Logan’s libido rockets out of control. One look at Chase’s perfect ass in the skin tight dress and Logan is ready to drag him off to bed. But can two best friends bridge the gap of a dozen years of denial and build a life together after one amazing night of revelations, confessions and love?

All of this yummy MM goodness is up for grabs today. Just leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time and you could win them all!

Happy Holidays!

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Day 28: 30+ Days of Christmas 2013

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Winner of yesterday’s awesome books is Gabrielle Lee! And the winners of audiobooks from me are Yvette and Trix! Congrats to all!

You might have noticed that site looks different today. That’s because I’ve switched the theme to the one I was using for the Lex Valentine website. That website will be undergoing a MAJOR change in the next week. It’s been planned for six months or more but since I spent the better part of this year battling health issues, it’s taken most of the year to get the pieces in place to relaunch the site in it’s new outfit. Since I loved the theme I’ve had for my author site I decided to just migrate it over here to Sunlight Sucks. I get to keep the theme I love, but use it to give my blog a fresh look while I modernize my author website. The Lex Valentine site probably won’t be ready to see until the new year.

The books I’m featuring today are really special. Not only do I have the sequel to Broken Bonds for you, I also have books from some good friends of mine. Stephani Hecht and Jaime Samms both write in the Lords of Aether with me and Jackie Nacht is Steph’s sister. Jackie, Steph and I hung out in old Albuquerque at GRL in Oct 2012 and had a blast. Jaime is one of the authors I first did a cover for back when Jupiter Gardens was Pink Petal Books. I’ve got one book each for you from Steph and Jackie plus a book they wrote together. And from Jaime I’ve got TWO books! They’re all great MM writers so I know you’ll all want a chance to win these books!

BitterBonds_432Bitter Bonds by Lex Valentine

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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.

WarlockUnchained_WDWarlock Unchained by Stephani Hecht

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Blurb:

In the future, where being a warlock is unlawful a team of brothers risk all to save one of there own in his quest for freedom.

As a warlock, Delton is marked as an enemy and imprisoned by humans in an internment camp. After spending five grueling years there, he manages to escape. His freedom is short lived when he finds himself cornered by guards who want to take him back to the camp. Then Delton is rescued by the handsome and mysterious warlock, freedom fighter, Vicen.

As Delton spends more time with Vicen, he finds himself drawn to the other warlock. But, can Delton trust Vicen? Or is he about to have his trust betrayed in the worst way?

PBandJPeanut Butter and Jelly for Two by Jackie Nacht

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Blurb:

The sexy chipmunk shifter isn’t afraid of the dentist; he’s in love with him.

Phillip has the best job working at the Paranormal Dentistry for the Fanged and Friendly. As a chipmunk shifter, Phillip has seen handsome men walk through the door but none so gorgeous as his boss and wolf shifter, Dr. Gunner Samuels. When he finds himself being manipulated by his best friend to ask the big bad wolf over for dinner, Phillip realizes his biggest dilemma, he’s never cooked a day in his life, let alone meat. Can Phillip pull off a fabulous dinner for two? And has Gunner had his eye on the sexy shifter all this time?

warmingupsebastian510w-220x330Warming Up Sebastian by Jackie Nacht and Stephani Hecht

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Thrown into a world of paranormal of violence, there’s only one thing to do: create your own destiny.

Sebastian has been tossed into the thick of a war between the Birds of Prey and Blood Demons. He’s heard it all about fate, destiny, and this is how it’s going to be. Oh, hell no, it isn’t. Sebastian has his connections and will use them to help him and his mate Wren solve the problem of the mates’ loss of freedom.

Wren has been drawn to Sebastian since he laid eyes on him. Hurt by his refusal to even be near him, Wren feels at a loss of what to do until he follows Sebastian one night. Wren discovers that Sebastian may have been in this world a lot longer than they all ever knew.

NotasEasyasitLooksFSNot as Easy as It Looks by Jaime Samms

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Don Jenkins will do anything for a happy, thriving family and home. When he discovers that Griff McAllister, his life partner and love since high school, seems to be losing faith in him, he’s at a loss for how to mend the relationship. Then Howard Campbell is added to the mix, a man Don and Griff both love beyond words, and jealousy and mistrust threaten not just their bond, but even Don’s ability to keep his farm viable.

Nearly losing Howard in an accident serves as a wakeup call. They begin to pull their relationship out of the muck and work to remember why they came together in the first place. If they can figure out how to help one another and make sure each man gets what he needs, the trio might build the loving future they’ve dared to hope for. They have to be brave enough to commit every resource they can muster—especially trust, understanding, and acceptance—and realize true love is never as easy as it looks.

facetoface_800Face to Face by Jaime Samms

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They say home is where the heart is. They never mentioned rusty fire escapes, hustling or dumpsters. They never warned how fragile hearts could be, either.

They say home is where the heart is. For Skate and Denny’s sake, they had better be right, because all they have is each other.

For eight months, they’ve been running from past mistakes, a vengeful gang and their own inner demons. But living on the street has become less and less viable. As winter deepens and food gets scarce, they have to make some tough choices. How much can they sacrifice before it becomes too much?

Desperate for survival, Denny is forced to make decisions when Skate no longer can, and takes them back to Rainbow Alley, where their lives first went wrong. Hoping Rolly can help them escape the gang and the streets with their lives, and maybe some of their tattered pride, he begs for help. But going to Rolly might prove to be the one thing that their fragile relationship can’t survive, not to mention that the chaos their return unleashes in the Alley and with its protectors could make them more enemies than friends.

WOW! What a great bunch of books! For a chance to win all of them, leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time (3 am Eastern.) I hope you all had a great Christmas.  I had some small Christmas miracles happen and I’m waiting to see if the big one comes through on time. Crossing fingers…

Have a great day after Christmas!

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