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The Real Men Series by Susan Sax is on virtual book tour. The romance stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. Be sure to...

The Real Men Series by Susan Sax is on virtual book tour.

The romance stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $10 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Come on a journey.

The town of Jack's Bay, in northern Ontario, Canada, straddles cottage country and city living, and does it well.

But more importantly, it's a strong community. Home to a group of men that have served together in the army reserve. Brothers, with an unbreakable bond, as well as determined women.

Friends and army reserve brothers to these men of Jack's Bay are the men of Golden, British Columbia. A fictional town, with quirky characters set in the Rocky Mountain trench, life is different in the mountains. Yet family, brotherhood and love...are the same.

Come meet the cowboy, the ex-hockey player, the dark-net computer genius, and the band of Canadian military reservists who served together, and the strong women they fall in love with.

What I love about Christmas.

Oh, what’s not to love? I think I pretty much love every aspect of it. Including the busyness, the shopping, the crowds. It's all a part of this crazy celebration called Christmas.

Oh come on. Isn't there one thing about you don't like?

Yep, you got me. I did come up with one thing. It's way too short.

What was the earliest you ever celebrated Christmas?

A couple of years ago, I put up my two trees (and my place isn't that big), in October. Yes, October. I gloried in it. The only issue was that the lights on one section of one of the pre-lit trees burned out, I think from all the duty they had to perform. It all worked out okay, though. I couldn't get it to work again, and I wasn't doing no check all the bulbs thing (honestly, because I'm not sure it would work), so I just threaded another string of lights in. Bingo. It's all good.

What kind of tree do you have?

I love real trees. And where I live, I can’t have one. I’m a great recycler/rescuer though, so one tree is a half-size baby that I perch on top of my freestanding fireplace mantle, a tree I rescued from an ignominious end. (Let’s just say someone was cleaning out their garage or something in summer in cottage country two years ago, and I found this baby beaut out by the side of the road. He/she's mine, now, and we’re good. We’re a thing, lol.) 

So yeah. Tree number one is a rescue. :) 

My second tree also has a story. I used to be all into everything natural (still am, kind of) but this tree is extremely thin-I call it my pencil tree-and it’s totally artificial. In fact, it’s needles are a pale goldy-silver. 

Well, it’s stunning. It’s already pretty, but when the little, yellow-hued warm white lights are on—wow. It’s like a flash of pristine, 24 karat gold in the room. I really love it. 

And the best thing about it all? I got it on sale, quite unexpectedly. 

Twiggy’s lived with me ever since, and oh yeah. We’re a thing too. 

How many Christmas trees would you like to have?

One of my besties recently teased me that I’ll end with six or seven, in my relatively, currently small space. That idea totally latched onto my heart. So let’s just say—six or seven will one day—not that far off in the distant future either—be the minimum. LOL. 

And yes. I mean full-sized ones. Not teensy little 6 inch ones. Though they’re welcome too. 

Any more on Christmas decorations/designs? 

My latest love, other than RED EVERYTHING (which has always been a constant in my life, except for my monotone ‘black is slimming’ phase LOL—thankfully, I'm over that and am doing COLOUR now again), is buffalo plaid. 

I love, love, LOVE buffalo plaid! For me, it epitomizes Christmas. 

Buffalo plaid, if you’re not aware of the term (I just learned it) is a red and black check, often in big squares, but any size of check is termed buffalo plaid. This design means Christmas to me.

And especially, a Canadian Christmas. A northern Christmas. 

I love Toronto, and I also love northern Ontario. Any type of Canadiana rocks my world. Last year I treated myself to two fake fur pillow covers done in a fake grey fox. *happy sighs* I love the idea of being snowed in at a cabin, and one of my writing besties has been teasing me with thoughts of a winter writing retreat. 

I told her—don’t start, lol. 

And in one of my Christmas books—It Started With A Candy Cane—set in Jack’s Bay, one of my fictitious towns up north—there's a café that themes all of its food with Canadiana terms. They have Moose-poo Shortbread (they’re chocolate chips), Lynx Links (breakfast sausages), and Beaver Scream Nog. More menu titles to come in future books—‘cause it’s fun.

One fantasy I have is of owning a cabin or cottage up north, and decorating it ALL in Canadiana, with pine and lake motifs. I love mugs with bears or moose on them. 

But, I digress. We were talking about Christmas, right? 

Okay, you say you love Christmas. But why exactly?  

I actually gave this some serious thought, a couple of years ago, because I know it isn’t a past memory, per se. Our family actually didn't celebrate Christmas very much. Though I do remember the interplay, on the ceiling, of the shadowy outlines of pine needles and dashes of colour from the tree lights, and the real pine we always got. That was unique, and magical. It’s a memory and a visual I cherish, that’s burned into my memory. 

I do believe it's the message. The message that everyone is important. No matter how humble, or conversely (let’s not be reverse snobs)—no matter how rich. Every single person matters, and what they want matters. 

It’s a whole thing about dreams are important, I think. That’s what appeals to me. In whatever circumstances we find ourselves in some years, often humble. Either financially, or emotionally. In some way. 

And that sometime, if we look with the right eyes, we’ll see that much of what we want has already come true, and that we have been given gifts, specially tailored to us. Ones that are rather large, and that are directly from the list our heart has penned, in its deepest thoughts. 

I love the message of Christmas, deeply. And I’m grateful it comes around, every year. 

Real Miracle 
Real Men Book 5 
by Susan Saxx 
Genre: Small Town Military Dark Romantic Suspense 
Publication Date: February 7, 2018

Too many secrets. Too many dangers. And he's got a mission to accomplish.

Eli Austin is going off the grid. Too long in the underground employ of men he'd sooner spit on than obey, his master plan for breaking free is intact. But before he goes, he has to appease his heart and soul one last time. He's got to see the house he and his high school sweetheart, Tish, almost bought. Relive the Christmas they never had, before he walked out on her, into the dark night without a word, so many years ago.

Tish Taylor's been through it all. After that horrendous Christmas, she moved on, married. But the rebound is over, and she's newly divorced. She's going back to where she had it all - once - to spend a solitary evening in the abandoned house where three years ago, they were going to start their new life. The sweet old house that called to them, the life that was theirs. She's got to reclaim the woman she was then - full of dreams, and promises. So she can move on, once and for all.

So they both set out to that old house, now in the worst part of town.

But neither of them counted on what they'd find... 

It Started With a Candy Cane 
Real Men Book 6 
Genre: Sweet Romance 
Publication Date: December 15, 2017

She's city. The more designer and fluffier, the better.
He's a closed-off butcher in a small northern Canadian town.

Emily Gates is hip. If a bag's got more than three zeros in its price tag - she's in. Cream is her favorite color. And her new role as junior city planner in the city of Toronto has her excited beyond all reason. For the gal with the troubled past - something she carefully keeps a secret - it's all about building community now. Even though she loves working and living in the upscale, trendy area just east of Bloor and Yonge.

Rufus Richardson isn't fancy and his job is dirty. And he's always trying to slay the damn dragons, even when no one wants him to. He should settle for a local gal, one who's used to country and mosquitos and wild animals poking around the family homestead. Instead, the moment he sees the vivacious city beauty, his heart tumbles, and his warrior's sword appears. But she doesn't need him to slay any dragons, and lets him know in no uncertain terms.

But when the life she's carefully curated falls apart suddenly and she goes off into the dark northern night alone searching for the meaning that's always eluded her, they find themselves thrown together, the night before Christmas Eve. On Ruf's annual infamous northern Candy Cane Run, and...

Everything changes.

And this Christmas, it all started with a candy cane. 

Real Temptation/ Special Delivery 
Real Men Book 7 
Genre: Erotic Romance 
Publication Date: May 11, 2018

She's high society. He's blue collar.
And he's only got one night to prove to her... blue collar is better.

WARNING: Graphic language, swearing, and frank sexual descriptions.
Oh. And chocolate truffles, velcro'd bondage straps, Manolos, and a bit of grime.

She wears a delivery uniform, but it won't be for long. Alex Jordan is determined. She'll work hard - do anything - to get her family back to its former wealth and standing in Toronto society. Once a solid member of the tennis club set, everything fell apart when her father was convicted of white collar crime. Life is harsh now, but Intimate Deliveries, her small company and brainchild of a delivery service is the vehicle to restore their lives. She'll build her brand, work her fingers to the bone, and she knows she'll achieve her goal. Eventually. She has to.

But she's also got her eye on rich and handsome Montreal playboy Luc Etalier. If she scores the heartthrob as a husband, her dreams will be realized all the faster. She'll get them all back to their former glory and ease of life - including her father, once he's released - one way or another.

He's blue collar, has sworn off alcohol, and she's lit his dreams of something more. Rand Peters has watched - and salivated - every time the brash young woman has come in to their machine shop to work the account. She's fueled his sexual fantasies for over a year, but she's also inspired him to go back to university part-time and work on that business degree. If she can go for what she wants, a former rich girl now in the trenches with the rest of them, so can he. And he's also seen something in her - working so hard in a life that's foreign to her - that touches his heart.

But a relationship? She'd never go for him - though something eggs him on to try. First real chance he gets, he will. He has to.

Now it's New Year's Eve, and he's there alone. Alex comes in with a delivery, ready to do her job and then run to her glamorous NYE party with old friends. But miracle of miracles - it's the wrong part. They'll have to wait for the new one. Together...

A New Year's Eve Erotic Romance 

Skipping Christmas 
Real Men Book 9 
Genre: Hot Contemporary Sports Romance 
Publication Date: December 20, 2019

He’s adored by women–and men–all over the world. The raw, gritty NHL player, Dante Knight. 

But life changed abruptly, a year ago. Now Dante’s no longer interested in the limelight, or in the panties strewn on the ice. With the same focus he applied to his stunning NHL career, he’s interested in only one woman…. 

Kelley Dunham. The girl who loved him, way back when. 

It’ll be easy, though. She’s crazy for him, right? 


Puppy love for the moody Dante consumed Kelly Dunham’s formative years. But she unravelled when the NHL hopeful abruptly left their tiny Canadian mountain town, after their first—and only—night together. She moved on, soul flaming from the shock. Worse, everyone knew. 

Time for a change. 

Now she’s ready for the playgirl life. Stupid Dante had the right idea, and she’s going to adopt his credo. Sex for nothin’ and her guys for free. 

But when Dante reappears in a blizzard and they’re snowed in, and he’s finally ready to be the man she always knew he could be… 

She stands firm. Nothing’s changing her new-found mission. 

Let the games begin. 

A Real Man
Real Men Book 1 

Real Deep
Real Men Book 2 

It Started on a Back Road 
Real Men Book 3 

Real Hero
Real Men Book 4 

The Escape 
Real Men Book 8 

Hi there! I'm SO glad we've connected!

I write books set in the small towns and big cities of Canada. Right now I'm writing the Real Men series - first installment set in Jack's Bay, northern Ontario - a place I <3 so much!

My heroes and heroines haven't had an easy time of it. But they take what life dishes out, and somehow, with grit, determination and heart - especially heart - they transform it into gold. Their gold.

Their stories - like life! - range from sweet to sexy, contemporary to suspenseful.

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  1. The book covers look great I love them. Real Temptation/ Special Delivery
    Real Men Book 7 intrigues me the most


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