Review: Shawn Lane – The Gift of Casey

caseyAuthor: Shawn Lane
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary: Casey Mackenzie unexpectedly finds himself in need of a “boyfriend” for his Thanksgiving dinner. For several months, Casey has been putting off family questions and invites with talk of his boyfriend “George.” Only now they actually expect to meet George at the holiday dinner.

George Accardo is Casey’s sexy neighbor who also happens to be an actor Casey once had a rather drunken rendezvous with. Casey has … Continue reading

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Review: Gregory L. Norris, J. Scott Coatsworth & Wendy Rathbone – This Wish Tonight (Mischief Corner Collections #2)


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: Gregory L. Norris, J. Scott Coatsworth & Wendy Rathbone
Reviewer: Diane
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC
Genre: Winter Holidays anthology: mm romance, holiday, Christmas, gay science fiction, gay contemporary

Summary:

Warmth, family, good cheer? Not everyone associates these things with the winter holidays. For some, it’s a time of longing and reflection. Mischief Corner Books invites authors to create stories set during the holiday season and centered on the fulfillment of a wish or desire.

Fear … Continue reading

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Promo: Lane Swift – More Than Christmas

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Keeping life simple can be a complicated business.

High-flying young British executive, Nick Harris, knows exactly what he wants out of his two-year American assignment—a bigger salary, a promotion and some no-strings fun. How convenient then, that his gorgeous hunk of a next door neighbour, Dale Hepburn, is friendly, single and bisexual?

But Dale has had his fill of casual and he’s holding out for love that will last. Knowing that Nick’s stay in America is temporary, he welcomes … Continue reading

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Review: Cate Ashwood – The Mistletoe Effect

mistletoeAuthor: Cate Ashwood
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: MM Holiday

Summary: Although Christmas is his favorite time of year, all is not merry and bright for Danny Ellis. After being laid off and facing eviction, he’s eager to make a fresh start. When a friend mentions an opportunity in Sin City, he packs up and heads west. Unfortunately, plans run awry when his truck breaks down a little more than halfway there and he’s stranded in the cold … Continue reading

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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: 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: Amy Jo Cousins – Glass Tidings

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Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary

Summary:

Eddie Rodrigues doesn’t stay in one place long enough to get attached. The only time he broke that rule, things went south fast. Now he’s on the road again, with barely enough cash in his pocket to hop a bus south after his (sort-of-stolen) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Midwest, USA.

He’s fine. He’ll manage. Until he watches that girl get hit by a … Continue reading

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Review: Annabeth Albert – Wrapped Together (Portland Heat #5)

511yrli1z4lAuthor: Annabeth Albert
Reviewer: Barb
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Contemporary/Holiday

Summary:

In the bustling restaurants, shops, and cafés of Portland, Oregon, things really heat up for the hard-working men behind the scenes when the holidays come into town…

For a stationery store owner, the holidays are great for business. But for Hollis Alcott, Christmas reminds him of the tragic events of three years past, and the last thing he wants to do is take part in Portland’s over-abundance of … 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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