Review: Arden Powell – Reset to Zero

Author: Arden Powell
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Agent Azzerare and the black market criminal known as Vulpe meet once a year every holiday season to collaborate on certain secret missions. Azzerare is less than enthusiastic when Management first suggests it; Vulpe is amoral, self-serving, and criminally inclined—everything Azzerare stands against. But as the years pass and the missions continue, Azzerare sees a new side of Vulpe: someone loyal, clever, and willing to risk his … Continue reading

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Review: Amy Aislin – Ballerina Dad

Author: Amy Aislin
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Attending his daughter’s holiday dance recital should be easy for pro hockey player Patrick Barnes. Showing up in a tutu, however, wasn’t exactly part of the plan. And yet the holidays get even more interesting when he bumps into Lee, the man he let get away years ago.

Ballet instructor Lee can’t believe who just walked into his studio. He also can’t believe how quickly the flare … Continue reading

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Review: CL Mustafic – Christmas Cookies

Author: CL Mustafic
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: After losing his husband, David, to a tragic accident the previous year, Russ doesn’t feel much like celebrating the upcoming holidays. When his daughter unexpectedly asks for one of David’s cookie recipes, Russ makes a decision that lands him in a baking class. After a few mishaps with an inept partner, Russ is ready to give up, but then the teacher, Amos, offers private lessons to help … Continue reading

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Review: Stephanie Hoyt – A Holiday Ruse


Author: Stephanie Hoyt
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: FF Holiday

Summary: Kezia’s been harboring feelings for Magdalena for what feels like an eternity. She’s made peace with that. But when her happily committed best friend is suddenly single, that peace is disturbed. Especially when Magdalena comes to Kezia asking for a huge, unreasonable favor. Kezia doesn’t know how to say no, even though she knows she should. Will she be able to maintain her composure while … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Nathan Burgoine – Handmade Holidays

Author: ‘Nathan Burgoine
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: At nineteen, Nick is alone for the holidays and facing reality: this is how it will be from now on. Refusing to give up completely, Nick buys a Christmas tree, and then realizes he has no ornaments. A bare tree and an empty apartment aren’t a great start, but a visit from his friend Haruto is just the ticket to get him through this first, worst, Christmas. … Continue reading

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Review: Laura Bailo – A Special Delivery

Author: Laura Bailo
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Colin only meant to take a wrongly delivered package to a house a few streets over. But a sudden snowstorm leaves him with no option but to beg shelter from his unknown neighbour James. During the course of a long night, a cozy fire, a little hot chocolate and the snow outside conspire to draw the two men closer. But will their connection outlast the storm?

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Review: Asta Idonea – Of Printers and Presents

Author: Asta Idonea
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Colleagues Ford and Vaughan have long admired each other from afar, but Vaughan’s shyness and Ford’s emotional hang-ups have meant that neither has made a move. That all changes when they draw each other’s name in the office Secret Santa.

Review: I liked the idea of this one – Ford and Vaughn work for the same company and each wants to be with the other but both … Continue reading

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Review: Drew Marvin Frayne – Room at the Inn

Author: Drew Marvin Frayne
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Working on Christmas Eve—no fun. Working a double shift on Christmas Eve? Even less fun. But working a double shift on Christmas Eve in a hotel with two guests? For Jason Martin, it was a recipe for a long, dull holiday. But then a power outage at the local airport sends a bus filled with people to Jason’s hotel. Alone, Jason not only has to attend … Continue reading

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Release day: NineStar Press Holiday Stories

Title:  Holiday Collection, Week One

Author: Multiple

Publisher:  NineStar Press

Release Date: November 20, 2017

Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex

Pairing: Male/Male, Female/Female

Length: Multiple

Genre: Contemporary, romance, gay, holiday, seasonal, businessman, office workers, gift exchange, geeks-nerds, sweet, lesbian, bisexual, timeline, friends to lovers, slow burn/UST

Synopsis

Room at the Inn

Working on Christmas Eve—no fun. Working a double shift … Continue reading

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Review: Rian Durant – Honey and Heat

Author: Rian Durant
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Mm

Summary: Linden has only one thing on his mind a few days away from Christmas—his pending university exams. That is, until he meets his neighbors’ son who has returned for the holidays. Brice Stevens is gorgeous, but he’s insufferable.

It’s Linden’s first love, and he falls hard for Brice, despite Brice’s occasionally aloof and cool behavior. It’s an emotional ride for both of them while Linden takes a crash … Continue reading

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