Review: Thianna Durston – Of Mooning Santas and Penis Lights

51soh7g6fjlAuthor: Thianna Durston
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary holiday

Summary:

Former US Marine John Ving hates everything about holiday displays: they’re tacky, they waste energy, and they’re an eyesore. So what does his new neighbor do? He sets up the holiday spectacle from hell, and he doesn’t seem to care which holiday—he has a menorah, a baby Jesus, a Santa, and everything in between. Not to mention it’s swathed in enough lights his house is probably visible … Continue reading

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Review: Iced – Jon Keys

51shgv9httlAuthor: Jon Keys
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary holiday

Summary:

Keith Walker, a mall bookstore employee, is struggling to get through another miserable holiday season while trying to preserve a crumbling long-term relationship. One of his few comforts is his morning coffee made by a good-looking, younger barista. Austin Novak felt an attraction when Keith started frequenting the coffee shop, but he doesn’t think the older man has any interest in him or his graphic novel collection.

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Review: Meg Harding – Cursed Miracles

41o6wdq-jwl-_sy346_Author: Meg Harding
Reviewer: Ashley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Fantasy

Summary:

Two hundred years ago on Christmas Eve, William Mashinter was frozen in time, cursed by his wife to roam the world on his own, waiting for the love of his life to find him. The love of his life, whom she killed. Time hasn’t healed this wound, and William is tired of the happy holiday and the constant reminders of a love that’s been taken from … Continue reading

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Review: Ann Anderson – Traditions

517qffi-fjlAuthor: Ann Anderson
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary Holiday

Summary:

When Marcus and James started dating a few years ago, James invited Marcus home to spend the holidays with his close, Christmas-loving family. Marcus quickly realized once was enough, and since then, he’s stayed behind.

But this year will be different. Though the festivity and chaos make Marcus uncomfortable, he loves James, and he’s decided to put aside his unease so they can spend Christmas together—even if … Continue reading

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Review: Posy Roberts – Analog to Digital (Bah Humbug)

analogAuthor: Posy Roberts
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary: For years, Ethan and Toby have said they’ll never marry, despite Ethan’s secret wishes. So leaving sunny California for snowy Minnesota to witness his sister’s vow renewal is not how he wants to spend his Christmas Eve. It’s the second time she’ll say “I do” in less than a year, when Ethan saying those words to Toby even once is hopeless.

In the run-up to the ceremony, … Continue reading

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Review: Sarah Hadley Brook – Matthew’s Present (Bah Humbug)

33003473Author: Sarah Hadley Brook
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary: Matthew Blick is almost thirty years old, and he hates the thought of another holiday alone. He has become a bit of a wet blanket when Christmas rolls around every year. So much so that even his five-year-old niece, Hannah, knows something needs to change. She asks the department store Santa to bring her uncle a man to love, and when Santa sees her uncle, he formulates a … Continue reading

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