Advent Calendar Day 11: Breathe by Sloan Parker + Giveaway

Filed in Advent Calendar , featured , Giveaways , The HEA Lover Posted on December 11, 2011 @ 6:00 am 18 comments

Welcome to the 11th day of Book Lovers Inc Advent Calendar. Each day we will offer you one great read in a giveaway on all 24 days till Christmas.

Today you will have the chance to win a copy of Breathe by Sloan Parker.  Once in a while you find yourself reading a book that make you cry and laugh and cry again, and it’s so good you’d even ask for more. Breathe is one of these books for me. Even now, months after reading it, I’m still haunted by the ghost of this book. It’s a wonderful love story that will leave you happy and grinning like a fool. 😉  

Breathe by Sloan Parker

Length: 254 pages
Genre:Contemporary suspence M/M romance
Release Date: November 16th 2010
Publisher: Loose ID
Formats Available: Ebook
Purchasing Info:  Author’s Website, Loose ID, Amazon, GoodReads

Book Blurb:

Lincoln McCaw lost everything — his home, his job, his partner — after he caused a fatal accident. A year later, he’s drowning the guilt and despair in whiskey, but he needs to move on. His sister and her kids are counting on him. Then he meets a man who ignites a passion Lincoln thought he’d never find. Too bad one night is all they can have together. Now he needs to figure out how to turn away from the only person who makes him feel alive . . . before whoever is sending him threats decides Lincoln needs to suffer more than he already has.

Jay Miller is surrounded by grief and misery until he finally gives in to all those years of sexual fantasies about being with another guy. Realizing he’s ended up in the arms of the man who caused his wife’s accident, he tries to pull away. But how can he give up a friendship he needs more than anything — a friendship and a love that could save him? He may not have time to make the choice before someone else destroys it all.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices.

The Review:

Breathe is the first book I’ve read from this author, and it won’t be the last (I do end up saying that a lot these days!). What a roller-coaster of emotions I had in this book. Let’s be honest, I cried like a freaking baby at least 3 times in less than 300 pages! I usually just get tears in my eyes, but not this time, I was crying like when I first got dumped (rings a bell? lol). Breathe is such a wonderful book, I fell in love with the 2 heroes. They both need to learn how to go on with their life, and the first step…is to breathe. Read the rest of the review.


Sloan generously offered one digital copy of Breathe for one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is to either tell us your best Christmas memory or if you’ve ever made snow angels!  
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave a valid email when placing your comment so we can inform you if you win.

This giveaway is open to everyone!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 17, 2011; we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Caro The HEA Lover

Caroline is a HEA loving, yarn addicted French who's desperately hoping to get a HEA of her own. If she's not reading then she can be found knitting while listening to Audiobooks or watching Tv shows. Her secret addiction is reading websites that make fun at other people's expense (DYAC, Failbook)! Caroline also blogs at the Secret HEA Society with Susi.

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  • roro @roro is reading[rogier] December 11, 2011 at 6:43 am

    alll my xmas memory’s r the best, being with family, frends, the works
    rogcaprino at

  • Lori Strongin December 11, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Wow, this sounds like an AMAZING read. I enjoy M/M stories, and ones where both guys are hurting and find comfort in each other are the ones I love the most.

    Well, my favorite HANUKKAH memory is probably lighting the menorah with my parents when I was little and singing over the candles together.

    Thanks for the giveaway op!


  • Barbra B. December 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I live in N. Texas, so we don’t get lots of snow, but we had a
    record snowfall in early 2010 (13 inches, which is unheard of in
    these part). Even though I’m OLD, I had to get out to try making
    snow angels and a snowman. Cold and wet, but FUN.

  • Stephanie December 11, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I made snow angels last winter with friends.

  • Yto December 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    i’ve never made snow angels – perhaps i should do it once it snows 😉
    the book sounds exciting. thanks for the giveaway.

  • Karen C December 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I haven’t read too many m/m romance books, but this one sounds really good! Yes, I’ve made snow angels, although it’s been many years ago. Not too much snow in Texas (thank goodness)!

  • gconoy December 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Don’t read a lot of ebooks, but when it comes to m/m stories there’s definitely a lack of paperback stories, so I will be joining this giveaway. Especially since your review sounds really intriguing & i need a break from slash fiction. LOL.

    Oh – and I always do snow angels when there’s enough snow. It snowed soo much the last two years in Germany, so we had like 30cm of snow in the garden, which made a good base for snow angels. 😀 (And how often can you say the word ‘snow’ in one paragraph? /fail)

    hrududu AT hotmail DE

  • elaing8 December 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    This sounds like a great book.

    I live in Canada,I’ve made hundreds of snow angels 🙂

  • Joanne B. December 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I used to make snow angels all the time., but not so much anymore. I have not read any m/m books yet but am looking forward to reading my first one.


  • Cinders December 11, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Awesome sauce! Thanks for the give away.

  • Linda December 11, 2011 at 4:04 pm


    One special memory of making snow angels was when my friend from Australia came to visit me and he had never seen snow. To experience the snow fall that year was special to me, to see it through his eyes. Then he fell down into the snow and started making angels. We both did. 😀

    I would love to read your book

    yinyang1062 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Renee' S. December 11, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I Just LOVE Sloan Parker’s writing, once you start reading her books, you cannot put it down. She takes you on an emotional ride, pulls you in & doesn’t let go, not that you want to because at the end, you find yourself saying…MORE….lol no pun intended. I can’t wait for “Take Me Home” to be released on Dec. 13th for LooseID, that will be a MUST buy for me.
    My best Christmas memory is actually a funny one, it brought me back to the most hilarious memory of my Mom & I “trying” to make a Gingerbread House when I was very young. It still makes we laugh & smile so big when I think about it. My Mom is not what you would call a “creative” cook. lol But she wanted to surprise my Dad with this Gingerbread House. OMG It was a disaster. The entire kitchen was a mess! Nothing she did would make it turn out right, the sides would collapse, there was sugar, flour all over the place, it looked like a GAINT Betty Crocker sneezed all over our Kitchen. lol Well she finally gave up & it took us sooooo long to clean up, but she left the baking supplies out where my Dad could see them. LOL We went to the Bakery & she bought a Gingerbread House, came home & she set it in the center of the table & hide the Bakery Box in the trash outside. LOL When my Dad came home from work he told her how nice it looked & that it must have taken her all day to make & said that was so nice of her to do for him. Later that evening, I remember my Dad talking to me, he said “Don’t tell your Mother but I know she didn’t make the Gingerbread house because I through something away in the trash before I came into the house, but I didn’t want to hurt her feelings”. That still makes me smile today & always brings me heart-warming Christmas memory.
    Take Care & Have a Very Merry Holiday Season,
    Renee’ S.
    paranormalromancefan (at)

  • Jen B. December 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I hate snow but I love making snow angels! I know, that does sound contradictory! I recently finished reading More. I have Breathe loaded on my Kindle to read soon. I am really excited to get to read it. If it is a good as More it will be a pleasure to read.

  • Mary Kirkland December 11, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    This is a new author for me and I love finding a new author that writes books I like to read. I have made one or two snow angels none recently though since I live in Las Vegas and we don’t get snow here. lol I would love to win this.

  • Jason K. December 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I’ve made plenty of snow angels, though I’m pretty sure the last time I did I could still fit into a snow suit.


  • Marissa December 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I grew up in New York state so I have definitely made snow angels. There was too much snow not to. My friends and I would be in thick winter gear laying on the soft blanket. Sledding was the best too.

  • Eva S December 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I love to make snowangels and it’s a tradition every winter if we have snow.

    Would love to read this book!

  • SharonS December 24, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I’ve made tons of snow angels! I feel sorry for anyone who hasn’t . I have been wanting this book forever! Thanks for the chance

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