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Agent: Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Agency

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When it comes to writing, Lex is driven to put words on paper. Well, digital paper.  At the beginning of this decade her love of romance books took her to author sites which led to more writing and the creation of a blog called Sunlight Sucks. That’s where author Jennifer Leeland first saw her work and encouraged (cough *bullied* cough) her to submit her writing to publishers.

Now an award winning, multi-published, PAN author, Lex is a member of Romance Writers of America and active in her local Orange County chapter.  Despite how distinguished that sounds, Lex is still driven by the written word, driven to write them and read them. At one time she had so many books her husband banned her from bringing home anything but digital editions.

Born and raised in Salinas, California, home of the California Rodeo, Lex moved to Southern California in 1992. Creative and a little left of center, with her writing and graphic arts as the main focus of her life these days, Lex is a minority in conservative Orange County where she lives with Rott, her long haired, tattooed husband and a bunch of cats she calls Babies. She has one daughter, a millennial who is an artist and gamer. Lex loves loud rock music from any era, builds her own computers, wears body jewelry in her ears and has a double helix threaded with purple titanium. Purple is her favorite color of course. A former IT Geek, Lex works full-time as a bean counter at a 105 year old cemetery.

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Available Books

Extraction

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Publisher: Loose Id, October 2016
Genre: M/M Contemporary Military Erotic Romance
Length: Novella, 24K
ASIN: B01N2IBXML
Cover Artist: Winterheart Design
Blurb:
Two soldiers, former lovers, each think they are saving the other from a South American drug cartel, all the while rehashing their broken relationship.

Green Beret Shane Cullen has been undercover for the DEA with a South American drug cartel. Eighteen months into his assignment, and unbeknownst to Shane, the cartel’s number two man is captured by the U.S. Marshals and starts to talk. Shane’s mission becomes endangered. His Special Forces commander calls in a favor and pulls in Shane’s former lover and teammate Elliott Hutchens for an extraction.

Elliott hasn’t seen Shane in almost two years, since his lover walked out on him. But Shane’s in trouble and doesn’t know it, so Elliott can’t refuse the mission. Getting himself captured by the cartel in order to force Shane to rescue him is the easy part. The hard part comes when Shane discovers he’s the real extraction, not Elliott. Shane’s bad temper ended their relationship once before. Will it get in the way again or can these two soldiers work through their issues and find their way to a happy ever after?

The Pixie Prince

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Publisher: Loose Id, October 2016
Genre: M/F Fantasy Paranormal Erotic Romance
Length: Novella, 24K
ISBN: 978-1-68252-187-8
Cover Artist: Dar Albert
The Pixie Prince was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and reedited in this version.
Blurb:
Max LeFevre, known to his fans as Max Fever, is on the hunt for a new mattress. Becoming the Pixie Prince means Max has inherited big gold wings that he must keep hidden. But the wings, and his sudden, unexpected sensitivities, have made it impossible for Max to sleep. His mattress leaves him bruised and that’s a bad thing for a guy who makes his living modeling designer underwear. So when the waiter at Max’s favorite restaurant tells him he knows about a special mattress, Max can’t resist trying it.

Bliss Wilde never expected to meet Max in her own club. The fact that he’s there to try out her mattress doesn’t matter. Watching the big golden pixie roll around on her bed sets her libido on fire. When Max turns up later that night, unable to sleep, Bliss invites him to her bed. During the sexual romp that ensues, Bliss and Max discover they are mates. But they both know people for whom bonding has gone wrong, making them cautious about the process. Still, their desire for each other rages high and with Max getting a new mattress, he figures maybe he should break it in with a bonding.

Flying in the Face of Convention

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Publisher: self, September 2016
Genre: M/M Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: Short Story, 7K
ASIN: B01KRYVJ12
Cover Artist: Winterheart Design
This is a short story of 7,000 words, written for the RWA anthology Premiere. It has the anthology theme of a wrong number.
Blurb:
Trey Beaumont is cautious, conservative and conventional. As a gay FBI agent, he can’t afford to be anything else. That is, until the day the mailman puts a wedding invitation into the wrong mailbox. When Trey finds two wedding invitations in his mail, one addressed to him and the other to his new neighbor, his cautious demeanor is tested. The new neighbor is none other than the man Trey crushed on in college.

Taking the invitation over to Jordan Smithson’s condo leads to dinner and the discovery that he and Jordan share a lot more than he ever imagined. Not only is Jordan in law enforcement too as an officer with the Seattle SWAT team, he’s also gay. The final shocking discovery is that Jordan had a crush on Trey in college. With their attraction to each other out in the open and sizzling hot even after six years, Jordan asks Trey to step out from behind the conservative front he shows the world and take a chance on them. It’s up to Trey to make a leap of faith, accept his attraction to a man he hasn’t seen in six years, and fly in the face of convention. If he can, all his dreams could come true.

Unbreak Me

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Publisher: Self, May 2016
Genre: M/F Fantasy Paranormal Erotic Romance
Length: Novella, 29K
ASIN: B01GBVS7UG
Cover Artist: Winterheart Design
Blurb:
Two magic wielding warriors are torn apart by betrayal, imprisonment, and torture. When a magical heart that formerly belonged to them comes up on the auction block, both fight to win it. Major Marcus (Ren) Renniger was betrayed on a mission and became a POW. Captain Tait Boland was told Ren had died. Unable to believe it, she set out to find the truth and exact revenge on the man who stole Ren from her. Her revenge comes at the cost of her freedom and her spirit.

Six years later, Ren and Tait have both escaped imprisonment. When they meet at Spellbound Treasure because of the heart, their passions explode. For Tait, knowing that her lover is alive fills her with bittersweet elation. Broken in body and spirit, she knows she has nothing left to give him. Seeing Tait so changed strikes fear in Ren’s heart. He sets out to unravel the mystery surrounding his capture and Tait’s imprisonment. To give her back her future and regain their life together, Ren must figure out how to unbreak Tait’s heart, soul, and spirit.

Sunday’s Child

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Publisher: self, October 2013
Genre: M/M Paranormal Erotic Romance
Length: Novella, 34K
ASIN: B00FKZYGIM
Cover Artist: Winterheart Design
Blurb:
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?

Premiere: A Romance Writers of America Anthology

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Publisher: Romance Writers of America, February 2015
Editor: Sylvia Day
Genre: M/M Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: Anthology
ASIN: B00FKZYGIM
Blurb:
From Romance Writers of America® comes a never-before-published collection of tales that showcases the breadth and complexity of the world’s most popular genre of fiction!

From the first love of Young Adult romance to tales of second chances, LGBT romance to the realms of the supernatural, contemporary to historical, suspense to inspirational, the genre of romance has a story for every reader and this blockbuster inaugural collection from Romance Writers of America showcases it all!

Where There’s Smoke, The Phoenix Prophecy Book 3

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Publisher: Liquid Silver Books, May 2010
Genre: M/M Paranormal Erotic Romance
Length: Novella, 26K
ISBN: 9781595786890
Cover Artist: Ann Cain
Blurb:
Passion ignites the pages of Book 3 of The Phoenix Prophecy! With his true mate at his side, Zander sets off on a journey of discovery. Finding assassins on their trail and danger at every turn, Zander and Voth must face their fate together and fulfill their destiny!  

A murderous father. A son with a price on his head. Zander’s year-long affair with a mysterious woman ends when she tells him that her abusive mate is the father he’s never known. The woman, a prophesy-dreaming immortal known as the Phoenix, explains that Zander has three brothers and that his father killed their mothers. Now, the Phoenix has dreamt of her mate’s death and Zander’s destiny. Voth is the Phoenix’s successor and Zander’s true mate. The two set out to find Zander’s brothers while eluding the assassins sent after them by Zander’s father. Passion burns hot between them, sealing their fate, as their journey leads them to fulfill the Phoenix’s prophecy.

Broken Bonds

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Publisher: self, Winterheart Books
Genre: M/M Contemporary BDSM Romance
Length: Novella, 26K
ASIN: B00ASZC00U
Cover Artist: Winterheart Design
Blurb:

The one thing Haven Noel wants for his Christmas birthday is for his master, Kellen, to love him. But the wonderful Christmas Eve Haven plans for his master goes awry and instead of receiving his master’s love, Haven ends up on the street without his collar. Heartbroken, Haven heads to the club where he and Kellen originally met, only to find it closed.

With a blizzard descending and nowhere to go, Haven curls up on the club doorstep, courting death. Hopeless and shattered, on the verge of losing consciousness, he makes a wish for Kellen to find happiness some day. Two angels with a vested interest in Haven and Kellen’s happiness hear his wish and conspire with Kellen’s family to save Haven’s life, bring love back to Kellen’s heart and give them both the best kinky Christmas ever.

Bitter Bonds

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Publisher: self, Winterheart Books
Genre: M/M Contemporary BDSM Romance
Length: Novella, 31K
ASIN: B00DB3ZBQQ
Cover Artist: Winterheart Design
Blurb:

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.

Subs For Lunch

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Publisher: self, Winterheart Books
Genre: M/M Contemporary BDSM Romance
Length: Short Story, 2.5K
ASIN: B00JERFXD4
Cover Artist: Winterheart Design
Blurb:

Best friends Micah, Haven and Finn find a new sandwich shop called Mouthwatering Subs. When they talk the owners into selling them some T-shirts, naughtiness ensues. The three submissives invite their dominants out to their favorite club, Darkness, for a night of fun jumpstarted by the suggestive T-shirts. A worried Finn just wants Jake, his overworked dominant, to relax. Haven is looking to bring some laughter to his usually serious Dom, Kellen. And mischievous Micah has the tallest order to fill. He’s hoping for a public spanking. Will his normally possessive Dom, Nick, bare Micah’s ass in the club for all to see? It’s a night of fun and frolic for the three subs and their sexy Doms.

Kissing Joan Collins

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Publisher: MLR Press, February 2012
Genre: M/M Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: Novella, 21K
ISBN: 978-1-60820-604-9
Cover Artist: Winterheart Design
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?

Afterburner

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Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: Novella, 23K
ISBN: 978-1-60820-625-4 
Cover Artist: Michael Barnette
Blurb:

The specter of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell hovers ominously over the romance between former USAF Thunderbird pilots, Sebastian Marchetti and Ryder Beckett.

Sebastian Marchetti has spent his life doing two things, hiding his sexuality and flying. After leaving the USAF, Bas meets active duty pilot Ryder Beckett. Bas loves Ryder enough to be his dirty little secret. But Ryder loves his man so much he’ll risk court martial to be with Bas.

Breath of Heaven, An Afterburner Sequel

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Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: Novella, 19K
ISBN: 978-1-60820-500-4
Cover Artist: Winterheart Design
Blurb:

Sebastian Marchetti and his husband Ryder Beckett are flying high since their retirement from the Air Force. They’re still young, still hot for each other and enjoying life as a married couple and members of the Flying Marchettis aerobatic team. When tragedy strikes their extended family, the couple become parents overnight and the demons of Ryder’s past return with a vengeance. With the Marchettis and the entire town of Forza pitching in to help, Bas and Ryder strive to make Christmas unforgettable for a special little boy and his newborn brother while laying to rest past and present pain.

Rousing Caine

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Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal Erotic Romance
Length: Novella, 24K
ISBN: 978-1-60820-626-1
Cover Artist: Deanna Jamroz
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.

Save Your Love

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Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: Novella, 16K
ISBN: MLR-1-02013-0090
Cover Artist: Deanna Jamroz
Blurb:

Decades define a young man’s life as he goes from a virgin discovering his sexual orientation to a rock star fending off masses of lovestruck fans to a composer of Broadway musicals while an epic love for his best friend commands his heart, permeates his soul and flows through his music.

Jay Sparks lost his virginity and found his true sexual orientation at a rock festival on his eighteenth birthday. He also gave away his heart. Through the years, Jay’s love for his best friend and first lover Matt Langdon has never died. The one thing Jay has always known to be true was that he and Matt loved each other. Even when they were apart, Jay always felt Matt’s presence within him and beside him. When fate finally brings them back together, finding a way to blend their lives becomes a labor of love. Through their years together, the love they found at eighteen grows and matures but remains an eternal flame that burns unwavering in both their hearts.

Wishing on a Blue Star

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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal Dark Tale
Length: Anthology
ISBN: B004UVRCWE

Entangled

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Publisher: self, Winterheart Books
Genre: M/M Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: Novella, 15K
ASIN: B00DNI7UE0
Cover Artist: Winterheart Design
Blurb: Daren has been in love with his best friend Taylor for five years. One rainy night, Taylor turns up soaking wet on Daren’s doorstep with a confession hovering on his lips. The confession changes both their lives.

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Praise

“I love Lex’s love scenes and savor every word. They portray much more than the physical act. They are descriptive, sensual, passionate, and just plain hot. They also evoke a great deal of emotion and understanding.” Rainbow Book Reviews

“I love this author because she writes with such feeling and intensity and her characters come alive on the page. Her dialogue moves me.” Reviews by Jessewave

“I am impressed by Lex Valentine’s ability to create a vibrant world filled with realistic characters, giving them very real human emotions.” ParaNormal Romance Reviews

“Lex Valentine is an author that deserves more recognition than she gets…She is definitely someone that you should pick up and read.” Night Owl Reviews

“…a wonderful storyteller…” Love Romances and More

“…an amazing author who incorporates just the right amount of sex in her love stories…” Bitten By Books

“Lex Valentine is a great author. Whether it be her fantasy or her contemporary stories she always brings the reader into her world and keeps them entertained throughout the whole book.” Got Romance Reviews

“I love how Lex Valentine brings so much emotion and connection to her stories. I love feeling very invested in the characters. I really am looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.” Two Lips Reviews