On the Twelfth Day of Christmas @eXtasyBooks The Call of the Drums – by Lynn Michaels

This is it folks, the conclusion to eXtasy Books’ version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. We hope you’ve enjoyed this diverse collection of holiday reads. If you’ve missed a day, click on through the previous posts. Please welcome the fabulous Lynn Michaels with some Christmas magic in The Call of the Drums.

Christmas Blessings, Everyone!

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

The Call of the Drums
The Twelve Days of Christmas #12
by
Lynn Michaels
 Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 60 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publication Date: December 20, 2019
 
Christmas magic comes in strange packages when the Battle of the Bands heats up.
Twelve Rock Bands were invited to participate in this year’s Battle of the Bands. It’s being held at Cambria Bay, a resort town that brings in tourism by having over the top events. Daryl Keeley, drummer for the wild metal band, Lythium Madness, is excited not only for the competition but for the opportunity to stay at one of the world’s best vacation spots for the holiday. It’s Christmas, but there won’t be any snow in tropical Cambria Bay, and that’s fine with Daryl, since every other aspect of his life is too cold. No lover. A family that disowned him for being a rock drummer rather than his sexuality. His bandmates are his only real home.
During the competition he meets Micah Bray, a bassist from another band, Jungle Lake Riot. They’re not very good, but Micah pulls them up with his unusual talent. He’s a quiet force to be reckoned with, and when he plays with Daryl…sparks fly.
 
Lynn Michaels lives and writes in Tampa, Florida where the sun is hot and the Sangria is cold. When she’s not writing she’s kayaking, hanging with her husband, or reading by the pool. Lynn writes Male/Male romance because she believes everyone deserves a happy ending and the dynamics of male characters can be intriguing, vulnerable, and exciting. She has both contemporary and paranormal titles and has been writing since 2014. Her stories don’t follow any set guidelines or ideas, but come from her heart and contain love in many forms.
  
 
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12 Days of Christmas Day 11 – Mountain Mistletoe – by Kathy Kalmar

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On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Mountain Mistletoe
The Twelve Days of Christmas #11
by
Kathy Kalmar
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 56 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publication Date: December 20, 2019
 
A magical Christmas wedding set in the Great Smoky Mountains is a mere week away for the polar opposite but identical twins, Storme and Sunny Weathers.
Mistletoe kisses, promises, and every wile Sunny Weathers had finally inspired Jesse Days to put a ring on her finger. Now that he’s committed, he promises nothing will delay this long-awaited wedding day.  So when a winter storm creates holiday havoc in their small town, will the Snowmageddon blow their chance at happiness or create a Christmas miracle?
Meanwhile, Storme Weathers has literally hooked her hubby-to-be Craig Knight, and he’s chomping at the bit to wed his commitment-phobic fiancée. But when a series of mishaps befall their Christmas wedding theme, Storme begins to fear their wedding is doomed. Craig’s hot kisses keep the flames burning, but are they enough to warm her cold feet and hold her heart for good?
 
Kathy Kalmar ,born in Detroit Michigan, lives with her husband, Larry and her Bichon-Maltese mix dog, Valentino. Mother of two adult children and Grammie to three, love and family influence her writing. Like her heroine she got her second chance to love when she married Larry in 1981. She writes non-fiction for teachers and parents and children’s fiction. She reads contemporary romance and enjoys to writing them. She prefers to write in her Smoky Mountain cabin in Tennessee. Although she enjoys reading, walking, and writing, she excels in hot tubbing and in sampling generous glasses of wine preferably on Waikiki Beach.
 
 
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12 Days of Christmas Day 8 – Bells and Whistles – by Liza Kay @eXtasyBooks

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On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Bells and Whistles
The Twelve Days of Christmas #8
by
Liza Kay
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 68 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publication Date: December 13, 2019
 

Two men, a smart little girl, and a pet cow…

Ballet dancer Jamie has never fit in with his loud and brash blue-collar family. They grudgingly accepted him being gay, but when Jamie’s father finds him wearing one of his sister’s dresses, Jamie ends on his best friend’s sofa. An ad for a female live-in nanny position in rural Kansas seems like a Christmas gift from above and a solution to his homelessness. Never mind that Jamie knows nothing about farm life. Or cows. Or kids. At least he knows how to rock a dress.

Ben Franklin—yes, his parents are crazy like that—is a dairy farmer in desperate need of female assistance. At least that were his mother’s last words before she left for Florida with her new husband. All Ben knows is raising cattle. Now he’s tasked with raising his niece Charlie as well. The last thing Ben expected when he placed an ad for a nanny was to develop confusing feelings for the beautiful Janie.

With a little Christmas magic, the help of a pet cow, and a mischievous little girl, two men might find the true meaning of home, family, and love.

 
 
Liza grew up in a tiny village in Germany, the kind where you know everybody and everybody knows you. She migrated to a bigger town to attend college, although her parents often wonder if she really moved out. Now, with a degree in her pocket, she’s perfectly capable of working as a librarian. Never one to do what’s expected of her, Liza currently browses different branches of employment.

She started writing in college when she found herself unable to ignore the guys living in her head any longer. And to distract herself from the stifling, non-fiction stuff taught in class. Liza is really fond of the dudes whispering in her mind—no matter if handsome or flawed, big or small, sulky or easy-going. They all deserve love and their HEAs.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up with a good book and a cup of tea, a cat in her lap, or a camera at the ready.

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Day 7 – Christmas Swan – by Catherine Lievens

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On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Christmas Swan
The Twelve Days of Christmas #7
by
Catherine Lievens
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 67 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publication Date: December 13, 2019
 

Naked and unconscious probably isn’t the best way to meet your mate for the first time.

Curtis didn’t expect to meet his mate while he was face-first and naked in the snow. He supposed he hadn’t exactly met Manuel that way since he’d been unconscious, but that was probably not the best first impression.

Manuel wasn’t sure what to do with the naked, gorgeous man, but he took him home—and Curtis ran away.

But now small gifts have started appearing on Manuel’s doorstep, and he knows they’re from Curtis. With Christmas looming so close and Manuel’s mood being so dark because of his mother’s recent death, he’s not sure what to do about it—or about Curtis. Curtis seems to be intent on gently pushing his way into Manuel’s life, though, and Manuel doesn’t exactly mind.

 
 

Catherine is the creator of several series, most of them paranormal, including the Whitedell Pride Series and the Gillham Pack Series. While she graduated in translation, she decided to go the writer’s way because it was more fun to create her own stories and characters.

She’s been living in Italy for more than twenty years, but she’s a daughter of the North—Belgium to be precise—and she misses it so much that she’s already planning to move back.

She loves pizza—probably too much —her pets, and of course, books. She sneaks some reading time in her schedule every time she has five minutes free from writing, demands from her various pets and son, and lastly, housework.

 
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12 Days of Christmas Day 6 – Frog Legs and Goose Feathers – by Charlie Richards

Frog Legs and Goose Feathers
The Twelve Days of Christmas #6
by
Charlie Richards
Genre: M/M Holiday Romance
Print Length: 47 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publication Date: December 13, 2019
 
When a young man’s wishes impact his partner’s plans, he must think creatively to find a compromise.
Devon Gateman has been in a partnership with his much younger lover, Jake Lewis, for almost three years. Christmas is approaching, and he wants to make it special. He brings home a live goose, intending to prepare an uber special Christmas Eve supper. Using a little spicy persuasion, Devon convinces his lover to accept the animal…for a few days, anyway.
At first, Jake is flattered that Devon brought home a goose. He knows his man has the best of intentions. Unfortunately, caring for the animal for a week falls on him. During that time, Jake actually comes to care for the honking, ankle-biting, guard-goose-terrier of a bird.
Then events happen that make Jake realize he can’t break the trust of his weird new friend. Can he come up with an alternative for dinner that will be just as special?
 
 
Charlie started writing fantasy when she was eight, and after stumbling onto her first erotic romance at age nineteen, she realized her true calling. She now focuses on writing gay erotic romance, normally of the paranormal variety, with heroes of all kinds. With the help and support of her husband, Charlie finally fulfilled one of her life-long goals… move to acreage with her horses. You can often
find her curled up with her laptop and a cup of tea or glass of wine,
creating her next adventure. Charlie enjoys exploring the mountains
of her new Oregon home on horseback, 4-wheeler, or motorcycle.
 
 
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12 Days of Christmas Day 4 – A Calling Bird – by Jo Tannah @eXtasyBooks

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On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

A Calling Bird
The Twelve Days of Christmas #4
by
Jo Tannah
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 78 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publication Date: December 6, 2019
 
 

Would serenading be enough to convince a mate they were meant to be?

Cole Burns doesn’t suffer the cold or feeling the holiday spirit, but dreams of having a family by thirty, preferably with two or three children, are slowly fading into the fog of winter. It’s a sad, sad situation he cannot seem to escape.

For John Michael Diamond, being CEO of Diamond Corporation equates to never finding the perfect mate to share his nest. In fact, it’s next to impossible. Through a twist of fate, he discovers his mate not only lives nearby but also on his family’s estate.

Cole never thought he’d fall for such a crazy, insanely gorgeous rich guy, and yet here he was, wrapped in shifter eagle who serenades him with love songs. This was going to be an interesting Christmas.

 
 

I grew up listening to folk tales my father and nannies told either to entertain us children or to send home a message. These narratives I kept with me and finally, I wrote them down in a journal way back when I kept one. Going through junk led to a long forgotten box and in it was the journal. Reading the stories of romance, science fiction and horror I had taken time to put to paper, brought to light that these were tales I never met in my readings.

The tales I write are fictional but all of them are based on what I grew up with and still dream about. That they have an M/M twist is simply for my pleasure. And I hope, yours as well.

 

 
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12 Days of Christmas Day 3 – Redemption Cafe – by Kazy Reed @eXtasyBooks

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On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

Redemption Cafe
The Twelve Days of Christmas #3
by
Kazy Reed
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 84 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publication Date: December 6, 2019
 

A restaurant owner who can’t cook meets a chef who just happens to be a vampire. Can they each overcome their shameful past and find a recipe for redemption?

Doss Chambers always dreamed of owning a restaurant, but a car crash when he was seventeen put those plans on hold. He’s paid for his mistake, in legal terms, but the guilt he carries weighs heavily on his mind. Nevertheless, Doss is determined to fulfill his dream. He works hard at his family’s market to save whatever money he can and spends every spare minute learning the business of running a restaurant. If only he could cook…

Henri Courtan is the best pastry chef in Paris. Some say it’s an odd choice of profession for a vampire, but after years of self-imposed exile to atone for his violent past, Henri is finally happy to settle down and live his life in peace. When dark secrets come back to haunt him, however, he flees to New York. A progressive clan of vampires take him in, and Henri suddenly finds himself charge of feeding dozens of vampires accustomed to eating human food. He’s glad to be cooking again, keeping busy, until a man arrives with a delivery. When Henri opens the door, he quickly realizes that his man might offer much more than groceries.

Neither man is sure of the other’s feelings, until a shared culinary experience reveals a physical hunger that can no longer be ignored. The flames of passion are lit, but both men need to forgive themselves before they can share their hearts.

 
 

Kazy Reed grew up on a small island off the Maine coast. At the age of sixteen, she announced to her parents that she was going to move to Denmark for six months as an exchange student. That trip changed her life, and sparked her love of travel, languages, and art history.

After graduating from college with a degree in Art History, she moved back to the island where she began to write short stories. When she was introduced to gay erotic fiction, the seed was planted and she never looked back. Kazy now lives near the coast of Maine, with her very understanding husband and two ridiculously precocious children.

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12 Days of Christmas Day 2 – The Prophet and the Snow Angel – by Amy Romine

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On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

The Prophet and the Snow Angel
The Twelve Days of Christmas # 2
by
Amy Romine
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 52 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publication Date: December 6, 2019
 
Two Turtle Doves must save the throne of the most powerful church in the world before a terrorist act destroys it and all hope for Christmas.
When Navy Seal Team leader, Charlie Stein is paired with Operations Analyst Aria Lockett, he is annoyed. Having the burden of an Analyst on a field mission was not a headache he wanted to endure.
Operations Analyst Aria Lockett has been tracking The White Guard Terrorist cell for years. When they finally get a strong lead on an upcoming attack, she is ready to put an end to their terrorist reign once and for all.
With an imminent attack scheduled for Christmas Day in Rome, the pair must work together to thwart the threat. The unease between them quickly turns to trust and unexpected desire. When the terror cell is alerted to their plan, can they remain focused and save Christmas or will their growing feelings cloud their judgment and destroy the path of hope?
 
 
Amy Romine has always wanted to be one of the good guys. From playing Charlie’s Angels in the backyard of her Macungie, PA home as a child to the pages of her unending projects, Amy has always dreamed of adventure and romance. Her need to make the characters truly deserve their happiness takes us on many a twisted journey. From serial killers to demons, Amy holds nothing back in the name of true enduring love.
A mother of three, Amy has spent the past sixteen years working in Operations for Ricoh America’s Corporation.
She is an avid movie fan and enjoys books, television, theater, her dog Pip and all things romance.

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas – The Pear Tree – by Lark Westerly @eXtasyBooks

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On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

The Pear Tree
The Twelve Days of Christmas #1
by
Lark Westerly
Genre: Fantasy Menage Romance
Print Length: 92 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publication Date: December 6, 2019
A partridge, a pear tree…and a fairy in the bed.
Nelis Winter and Xavier Partridge knew one another years ago. Now Frances le Fay has invited them both to a dinner party on Christmas Eve. Stopping at The Pear Tree pub on the way seems a good idea…until Nelis walks in on an orgy of naked elves.

 

Lark Westerly lives in the island state of Tasmania, a place of wind and rivers, wild places and hidden delights. She enjoys walking over the hills, gardening, collecting china dogs, listening to music and wallowing decadently in a hot bath. Lark has been married for some years, and has two grown children. She writes under a variety of names, and lives in many worlds- most of which don’t bear much resemblance to the 21st Century.

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New Release – Follow Your Heart – by LM Spangler @AuthLMSpangler #secondchanceromance

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Blurb:

She left love behind, but he followed his heart…and her.

Paige Havalland left her career as an attorney in her father’s law firm and the older man she loved for small lake-town living. She thinks love is something she can never have because of her new career. Then Ben shows up at her bed and breakfast, throwing all her preconceived notions about love and life topsy-turvy.

Benjamin Beckett has a plan for a future in the small town of Riverbend, Pennsylvania. The possibility of a new law office and being with the woman he loves calls him from the hustle and bustle of big city living. He’s sure he can reignite the fiery passion he and Paige shared two years before but convincing her that they can overcome her notions about their relationship will be a different story.

This is Paige’s one shot at true happiness. Will she push Ben away or follow her heart to have the life of her dreams?

Excerpt:

“You can’t leave,” he objected.

I sighed. “Why does it matter so much?”

“You know you mean a lot to me, Paige.” Benjamin ‘Ben’ Beckett ran his hand through his silver-toned hair.

“My body is important to you, nothing more than that. My father left me their old house in Riverbend. I’m going to turn it into a bed and breakfast. This law shit has never been for me, I’m not lawyer material.” I faced the window.

The sun had begun to hide behind the horizon, painting the sky in shades of pink, purple, orange and blue. The end-of-the-workday whiskey I sipped burned a path down my throat into my empty stomach.

Ben grabbed me, spun me around and deposited my ass onto my desk.

“What the fuck?” I sputtered.

He pulled my skirt up my thighs and stepped between my legs.

I opened my mouth to object to the rough handling but stopped when our gazes collided. Heat smoldered deep in the depths of his blue eyes. “Look,” I said finally. “We had a lot of fun with each other, a lot of great sex. But you knew that was all it could ever be…just sex.”

Who was I kidding? I’d been head over heels in love with the man for three years, but we could never be more than what we were. I wasn’t lawyer material. I never would be. Staying on with the company after my father had passed wasn’t in the cards and I’d known for the last two and a half years that I wouldn’t stay here.

The blue of his eyes deepened in color, something I couldn’t read reflecting back at me. Lust pooled low in my belly, sending a wave of liquid heat through my core, dampening my panties. “What?” I finally questioned when I found my voice.

“Is that all I am to you, Paige? A good fuck?” He grasped my hand and placed it over his erection. “See what you do to me?”

“No, Ben. You aren’t just a ‘fuck’, as you so eloquently put it. But it can’t be more than that. It can’t.” I shrugged my shoulders.

He glared at me before crushing my body against his. “Fuck it.” He captured my lips, robbing my mind of sanity. My blood whooshed in my ears as passion flared to life. “Let me have you one last time.”

“Yes. Come to my place tonight,” I murmured between kisses.

Stepping back, he allowed me to slide off the desk and readjust my skirt.

“See you later,” I said over my shoulder.

With that, I walked away, fighting the urge to run. What have I done? I’d just invited the hottest man I’d ever known to my place this evening for what I hoped would be a marathon of sex.

I entered the ladies’ room, moved to the sink and stared at my reflection in the mirror. My doe-round blue gaze stared back, my pupils dilated. Pink flushed my pale cheeks. My chest rose and fell as my breaths came rushed.

My appearance matched my mood…horny.

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About the Author:

I live close to the Maryland border in South Central Pennsylvania. My husband is wonderfully supportive of me in all aspects of my life. I have a son who is currently serving our country in the U.S. Navy. My daughter is still in school. I’m blessed to have the three of them in my life.

From a young age, I remember burying my nose in a book. A love that my mother and father passed onto my brother and myself. From my passion for reading sprang my love of writing. My mind is so often full of story ideas from the wildly paranormal to contemporary. I have notebooks lying about with story outlines and character descriptions. A song or TV show can spark an idea which circles my mind until I put the idea on paper.

When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time with my family, burying my nose in a book, and watching a vast variety of television shows from crime dramas to 1970’s game shows. I’m also a graphic artist. You can see my works of art at www.designsbl.wordpress.com.

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