Spotlight & Contests: Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane

Title: Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, M/M
Length: 254 pages/Word Count: 254


Sometimes the best thing you can get for Christmas is knowing what you really want.

Rusty Baker is a blond, rich, entitled football player in a high school full of them—just the type of oblivious jock all the bullied kids hate. And he might have stayed that way, except he develops a friendship with out-and-proud Oliver Campbell from the wrong side of the tracks. Rusty thinks the friendship is just pity—Oliver is very bright, and Rusty is very not—but then Oliver kisses him goodbye when Rusty leaves for college, and Rusty is forced to rethink everything he knows about himself.

But even Rusty’s newfound awareness can’t help him survive a semester at Berkeley. He returns home for Thanksgiving break clinging to the one thing he knows to be true: Oliver Campbell is the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

Rusty’s parents disagree, and Rusty finds himself homeless for the holidays. Oliver may not have much money, but he’s got something Rusty has never known: true family. With their help and Oliver’s love, Rusty comes to realize that he may have failed college, but he’ll pass real life with flying rainbow colors.

Note: 20% of all proceeds from this title are donated to the Ali Forney Center in New York, whose mission “is to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) youth from the harm of homelessness, and to support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.” To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit

Author Bio

Amy Lane has children, pets, consuming hobbies, an amazing spouse, and a very dirty house. The only time she does housework is Christmas, so that children, pets, spouse, hobbies, and home may exist in peace on hearth for at least once a year.

Feel free to visit Amy in the following places: Blog * Website * Twitter * Facebook * Facebook Fan Group * Email


The Scavenger Hunt–

In addition to the Riptide giveaway, I’m having a scavenger hunt on my own blog. At the beginning of the blog tour, I’ll publish the tour dates on Yarning to Write. For every stop on the tour I’ll have a “phrase” for the scavenger hunt. At the end of the tour, I’ll put up a post for the people who have found the phrases. If you comment — and then send me an e-mail with six of the twelve phrases and your address!– I’ll send you some Christmas Kitsch swag. The post collecting the winners will go up on the 13th (the day of the last stop on the tour) and you will have a week to go read all of the tour stops and collect your phrases. The hunt closes on December 21st, at the end of the day and I’ll get your swag into the mail between Christmas and New Years! (Hopefully after I get my own Christmas cards out in the mail. I’m not known for my punctuality, I’m afraid;-) Look below for today’s phrase!

Today’s phrase:

And don’t forget to collect “Don’t live downstairs from a rent girl” for the scavenger hunt on Amy’s blog on December 14th!

Riptide contest details:

Enter your details in the Rafflecopter below to gain entry in the *Home for the Holidays* giveaway! This week of the tour closes at midnight, EST, on December 13th. Then, one grand prize winner will be contacted at the end of the Home for the Holidays tour on December 16th. Contest is valid worldwide.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Filed under Contest, Spotlight

9 Responses to Spotlight & Contests: Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane

  1. pam howell

    sounds interesting

  2. H.B.

    Looking forward to reading this =)

  3. Sandra M.

    Amy, thank you so much for your donation to the Ali Forney Center. I so wish I could do more for the homeless kids.
    Your book sounds very interesting and I’m looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Thanks for checking it out, guys– and thanks for hosting me, Kathy!


  5. Beth B.

    Hah – good rule of thumb, just don’t live downstairs from anybody. Horrific flashbacks to one apartment I had; I swear the guy was wearing roller skates on hardwood floors….

  6. Nancy S

    I remember following the stumbling progress of the drunk college girl upstairs when she came home late. Falling in the door, crashing into furniture, falling on the bed then the rush to the bathroom. I moved after several nights of this and other noxious noises.

  7. I just remember that this woman had a set schedule. You could set your watch by “Oh oh oh!”

  8. Timitra

    Great sounding book.