Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Josephine Myles

Josephine Myles

Merry Gentlemen
Author: Josephine Myles
Publisher: Self
Published November 2, 2017 (re-release)
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Blurb:

’Tis the season of goodwill to all men…even the one who dumped you. Riley MacDermott’s ambitions are simple. Managing the annual Bath Christmas Market—which involves long hours in the cold and a whole lot of hassle—will secure the promotion he needs to afford to move out of his noisy, top-floor flat. Where not even his balcony is safe from an aggressive herring gull.

The last stallholder he expects to see is his ex. Riley never recovered from their break up, and five years on the old chemistry still sparkles. So does their habitual head butting.

Stan never wanted to leave the love of his life, but the pull of the woods was too strong—and Riley was firmly planted in the city. Reconnecting is painful, but Stan still jumps at the chance to stay with his old flame during the Market. And damn the consequences.

As the weeks pass, the two grow closer than ever. But despite scorching sex and cozy intimacy, they both know they face a cold and lonely future. Unless one of them can compromise.

Warning: Contains sex in a shed, a seagull with a grudge, glamping, awful Secret Santa underwear, misuse of an Abba song, and as many wood-related puns as the author thought she could get away with.

Holiday spotlight 2017 – K.A. Mitchell

K.A. Mitchell

An Improper Holiday
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: December 1, 2009
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Blurb:
He followed all the rules…until one man showed him a dozen ways to break them.

As second son to an earl, Ian Stanton has always done the proper thing. Obeyed his elders, studied diligently, and dutifully accepted the commission his father purchased for him in the Fifty-Second Infantry Division. The one glaring, shameful, marvelous exception: Nicholas Chatham, heir to the Marquess of Carleigh.

Before Ian took his position in His Majesty’s army, he and Nicky consummated two years of physical and emotional discovery. Their inexperience created painful consequences that led Ian to the conviction that their unnatural desires were never meant to be indulged.

Five years later, wounded in body and plagued by memories of what happened between them, Ian is sent to carry out his older brother’s plans for a political alliance with Nicky’s father. Their sister Charlotte is the bargaining piece.

Nicky never believed that what he and Ian felt for each other was wrong and he has a plan to make things right. Getting Ian to Carleigh is but the first step. Now Nicky has only twelve nights to convince Ian that happiness is not the price of honor and duty, but its reward.

The Christmas Proposition
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: December 5, 2011
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Blurb:

It’s Christmas in Epiphany, Pennsylvania—the busiest time of year for Mel Halner. But running the family Christmas tree farm has worn down his love for the happiest season of all, and lately Mel’s been wondering what if he’d said yes to a ticket out of town with millionaire Bryce Campion three years ago.

Bryce isn’t used to people saying no to him, and he can’t forget Mel or their brief but sizzling affair. He might not have been offering forever, but Bryce can’t understand a guy as sexy and smart as Mel choosing to stay rooted on the family farm over enjoying the high life with him. He’s determined to make Mel see what he’s missed out on the first chance he gets.

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Author: K.A. Mitchell
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: December 3, 2012
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Blurb: 

Blindfolds. Handcuffs. Submission.

There’s so much Jonah Kendrick hasn’t tried, and so much he wants to explore. But just before Christmas he finds a ring box in his boyfriend’s desk. Jonah panics. He loves Evan and their sex is hot, but how can Jonah be ready for forever, when there are so many items on his Naughty Bucket List? Desires that might drive Evan away.

Evan’s noticed Jonah has been distant. His usually talkative and cheerful boyfriend is preoccupied. The seemingly straitlaced Evan stumbles across Jonah’s wish list of sexual kinks, and Evan realizes he may not have to hide his true nature from Jonah after all. The Dom in him wants to see Jonah on his knees, begging, submitting, but Evan isn’t sure Jonah’s ready to accept what being Evan’s sub would mean.

The two lovers must figure out how to share their hidden desires with each other before their secrets permanently damage their love.

26,000 words

A Collision Course Christmas and Custom Christmas, which are codas from the series
Florida Book Series – https://www.goodreads.com/series/46404-florida-books
And the
Custom Ride Series – https://www.goodreads.com/series/65136-custom-ride
Are Free on the website: http://www.kamitchell.com/freereads.html

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Freddy MacKay

Freddy MacKay

New for 2017

Title:  Watermelon Kisses

Series:
A Holiday To Remember 2017

Author:  Freddy MacKay

Publisher:  
Mischief Corner Books

Publication date: 11/29/17

Cover artist: Freddy MacKay

Genre: Contemporary Holiday

Length: Short story

Characters:  Amir and Esmail

Summary:  Life hasn’t been easy for Amir since he fled Iran after a brutal imprisonment. The trauma experienced at the hands of the guards left a dark spot on his soul. The one constant in his life since relocating to Chicago has been his lover—now husband—Esmail, whose steadfast love and support has soothed his wounded heart. ​But this Shab-e Yalda, Amir wants to be the one giving his husband something special, because even after the darkest nights, the sun will rise again.

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Author: Freddy MacKay
From the Chestnuts Roasting Anthology
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC
Publication Date: November 27, 2014
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Blurb:  Alone in Japan, Finni is struggling against the constant distrust, avoidance, and xenophobia he experiences every day. He misses home. He misses his family. Nightmares come all too frequently because of the stress, and well, Christmas is just not Christmas in Japan. Not how he understands it.

Distressed by how miserable Finni is, his roommate, Mamoru, offers to be Finni’s family for Christmas. Little does he know how much one agreement would change everything between them, because both of them kept secrets neither ever dreamed were true.

Author information:

Website:   http://freddysstereograph.weebly.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/FreddyMacKay

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/freddy.m.mackay

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Z.A. Maxfield

Z.A. Maxfield

Lost and Found
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publication date November 30, 2013
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Blurb:  A Home for the Holidays Charity Novella
Lost: one dog and two men in need of each other. Found: love.

RV resort security chief Ringo never believed in love at first sight . . . until he saw Gavin playing his sax on the beach for the tourists. But their on-again, off-again affair — even counting all the great makeup sex — doesn’t come close to the relationship he wants. All he really wants for Christmas is a commitment from Gavin.

Instead he discovers that Gavin has had surgery without telling him, so he lays down a relationship ultimatum while Gavin recuperates. Complicating matters even more, Gavin’s beloved dog Bird runs away, and Gavin blames Ringo for the disappearance.

While Ringo throws every resource he has into finding Bird, he learns deeper truths about Gavin—how hard it is for him to trust and how little faith he has in love. Maybe if Ringo can find Bird, he can salvage Gavin’s faith. Maybe this Christmas, they can all find each other.
Word count: 37,300; page count: 148

 

Secret Light

Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Publisher: Maxfield Publishing
Publication Date: April 5, 2014
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Blurb: Re-release of title previously published in 2011: Secret Light.

Rafe Colman’s likes his life. He has a nice home, a good job, and a wonderful dog. But he’s exhausted by living a lie. When his home is vandalized because of his perceived German ancestry, he can’t even share the irony with friends.

Officer Ben Morgan falls for Rafe’s dog first, but it isn’t long before he’s giving her owner the eye. He thinks they have more in common than the search for Rafe’s vandals, and he’s willing to take a chance and find out.

If life in 1955 is tough on a cop in the closet, it’s even tougher on a refugee who’s desperate to hide his roots and fit in. Rafe knows from tragic experience how vicious prejudice can be. Every second with Ben is stolen, every kiss fraught with danger.

 

What Child is This?: A Crossing Borders Christmas Story
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Publisher: Maxfield Publishing
Publication Date: April 5, 2014

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Blurb:  Re-release of 2010 title: What Child is This? A Crossing Borders Christmas Story.

Michael and Tristan are finally taking that much needed weekend away for Christmas. They’ve been working so hard at their respective careers there hasn’t been time for a breather, much less a chance to reconnect and see if they’ve been working toward what they both want.

Like always, Michael’s well-laid plan is derailed by a phone call from Apple House. Three of their charges have gone missing and while Michael is worried, it’s not unusual for the young adults who stay at the shelter for homeless LGBT teens to come and go.

But when one of them calls Michael and asks if – hypothetically speaking – it’s considered kidnapping to keep a baby who’s been abandoned, Michael and Tristan head home with all speed to sort things out.

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Angel Martinez

Angel Martinez

New for 2017

Title: 
Safety Protocols For Human Holidays

Series:  Standalone

Author:  Angel Martinez

Publisher:  
Mischief Corner Books

Publication date:
December 09, 2017

Cover artist : Freddy MacKay

Genre: F/F Science Fiction Humor

Length: Short Story

Characters:  Growlan Raskli and Human Jen

Summary:  As a security officer on an interspecies ship, Growlan Raskli’s experienced in heading off species-specific aberrant behaviors in order to keep the peace. But when her captain asks her to find out what’s bothering their sole human crew member, Raskli’s out of her depths. She hardly knows anything about humans and she’s not a psych doctor. Something’s definitely upset Human Jen, something to do with human holidays. The more time Raskli spends studying humans and interacting with the intriguing Human Jen, the more personal the assignment becomes. Determined to lift the dark cloud from Human Jen, Raskli will do whatever it takes—within safe parameters, of course.
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Series:  Brimstone (Brimstone #5)
Author:  Angel Martinez
Publisher:  Mischief Corner Books, LLC
Publication Date: December 24, 2016
Cover Artist: Freddy MacKay
Genre: Scifi
Length: 284 pages
Characters: Shax Goldner, Ness Angelus, Verin Hammer, Cornelius (Corny) DeGroot, Leopold Goldner-Angelus
Mac (who will be very ticked off if you call him by his full name, Pepper MacDougal 😉 )< /span>Heckle, Julian Parallax, ISE agent Summary: The Brimstone. Cargo ship, hive of thievery and profiteering. Captained by a demon prince and manned by a crew that puts any batch of misfits to shame. You’ve come along with a cargo of anti-gravity cows and one of jeweled-toned potatoes. You’ve shared the horrors of frogs and nightmares. Now share some, more or less, quieter moments with the Brimstone crew—small snippets plucked from various spots in each personal timeline, from Shax and Verin’s childhood in Hell to after the events of Beside a Black Tarn.

The Brimstone Journals, Collection One also includes an exclusive holiday short story, never published as part of the blog series. Shax would probably like to keep it that way, but too bad.

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a Christmas Cactus for the General by Angel MartinezTitle: A Christmas Cactus for the General Series: IMP UniverseFrom the Chestnuts Roasting Anthology

Author: Angel Martinez

Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC

Publication Date: December 23, 2014

Cover Artist: Catherine Dair

Genre: Holiday, Science Fiction

Length: Novella, 25 thousand words

Characters:  General Teer – an exiled Irasolan war hero,  Bruce Bering – seaplane pilot, grieving over his partner who died in a plane crash

Summary: Exiled to Earth for perhaps the worst failure in Irasolan history, General Teer must assimilate or die. Earth is too warm, too wet, too foreign, but he does the best he can even though human males are loud, childish louts whom he can’t imitate successfully. When a grieving seaplane pilot strikes up a strange and uneasy friendship with him, he finds he may have been too quick to judge human males. They are strange to look at, but perhaps not as unbearable as he thought.

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Author contact:

http://angelmartinezauthor.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/amartinez2

https://twitter.com/AngelMartinezrr 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1010469.Angel_Martinez

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – EM Lynley

EM Lynley

Gingerbread PalaceGingerbread Palace (Delectable Book 4)
Author: EM Lynley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date December 10, 2013
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Blurb:  A Novella in the Delectable Series

A week before Christmas, Alex Bancroft’s bakery goes up in flames. When he runs back inside after a dog, firefighter Kevin Flint has to rescue Alex—and Quincy—from the smoldering building, endangering them and inflaming Kevin’s resentment.

Now Alex can’t create the elaborate gingerbread house he donates to a foster-kids charity each year. Fire Station 7 again comes to his rescue, offering their kitchen and their manpower.

Everyone but Kevin Flint, that is. A third-generation firefighter, he’s fearful of stepping too far out of the closet. So when his powerful physical attraction for Alex ends in a sizzling secret encounter in the firehouse, Kevin can’t push Alex far enough away, and Alex returns the cold shoulder.

After a change of heart, Kevin risks his life to prove he’s worthy of Alex’s affection, but without a Christmas miracle, their chances at sweet romance might go up in smoke.

Like all Delectable stories, Gingerbread Palace includes recipes used in the book.

Snow Job EM LynleySnow Job
Author: EM Lynley
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Publication date: December 15,2013
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Blurb:  Named 2013 Best New Adult Book by Love Romances Cafe

Two weeks in a remote mountain cabin with his hunk of a jock college roommate Monty Jameson has Zack Gregory hot under the collar in all the wrong ways. Truth is, Zack would rather be almost anywhere else, but it’s his only option if he’s to finish a project he needs to graduate from the University of Washington. Even worse, the nearest town is a faux-Bavarian village that looks like someone poured a snowglobe out on the eastern Cascades. Late-night fantasies aside, Zack’s no fan of manslut Monty, preferring his men with virtues that are more than skin-deep.

A few days into their retreat, Monty’s raw sexuality and flirtatiousness has Zack questioning his resolve. The idyllic setting is Zack’s Christmas fantasy come true, and even the splashy village eventually works its charm on him. Then when the cabin’s power goes out and Monty lays himself bare–in every way imaginable and then some–Zack sees a whole new set of possibilities. But will falling for Monty make the best Christmas ever, or is Zack just getting snowed?

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Kate Lowell

Kate Lowell

Christmas Goes Analog
Author: Kate Lowell
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, LLC
Publication Date: December 21, 2016

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Blurb:  When Rob’s dad was injured by an uninsured driver, it spelled the end of Rob’s carefree childhood and, more important to Rob, the idyllic Christmases they used to have. Hard work and sacrifice nets him a degree in computer programming and then a contract at a rapidly-growing video game company. Things are looking up, especially when he meets his new System Administrator, Shawn. But the closer it gets to Christmas, the more bugs there are in the system.

 

Shawn’s found him. The Guy. But Rob’s had it rough and it’s been years since he’s been anything but responsible. It all comes boiling to the surface when a family financial crisis is followed by a work emergency that ruin Rob’s plans to bring Shawn home to meet the family over Christmas holidays.

With Rob’s mood growing darker the closer it gets to Christmas, Shawn needs to find some way to give Rob the Christmas he’s so desperate for. And he just might have the plan…

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Lynn Lorenz

Lynn Lorenz

His Duke’s Gift (In The Company of Men – Book Four)
Author: Lynn Lorenz
Publisher: Hartwood Publishing
Published: November 5, 2015

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Blurb:  Logan and Drake have been together for a while, but the Yule season is approaching. Traditionally, as Duke of Marden, Logan is expected to hand out gifts to those of his dukedom he holds in special esteem.

While Drake shops for Logan and their boys, he can’t help but feel the distance Logan has put between them ever since the arrival of a stranger.

Drake feels threatened. Is his place of honor as Master of Arms in jeopardy? Or worse, his place as Logan’s lover?

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Josh Lanyon

Josh Lanyon

so-this-is-christmas-by-josh-lanyonTitle:  So This Is Christmas   
Series:  Adrien English
Author:  Josh Lanyon
Publisher:  JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:  December 29, 2016
Cover artist:  Johanna Ollila
Genre: Mystery – Romance
Length: Novella
Characters:  Adrien English, Jake Riordan
Summary:  God Help You Merry Gentlemen… Arriving home early after spending Christmas in jolly old England, sometime amateur sleuth Adrien English discovers alarming developments at Cloak and Dagger Books–and an old acquaintance seeking help in finding his missing boyfriend. Fortunately, Adrien just happens to know a really good private eye…

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Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher:  Carina Press
Published: December 6, 2010
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Blurb: 

On the eve of the new millennium, diamond thief Noel Snow seduced FBI special agent Robert Cuffe, then fled into the dawn. Now a successful novelist, Noel uses his capers as fodder for his books, and has modeled his hero’s nemesis (and potential love interest) on Cuffe. Though he leaves Robert a drunken phone message every New Year’s Eve, Noel hasn’t seen or heard from him in a decade.

So he’s thrilled when his former lover shows up at his upstate farm one Christmas Eve. Elation quickly turns to alarm when Robert accuses Noel of being responsible for a recent rash of diamond heists. Robert is all business and as cold as ice: it seems his only interest in Noel is to put him behind bars.

Innocent of the crimes, and still as attracted as ever to the oh-so-serious lawman, Noel plans a second seduction—providing he can stay out of jail long enough!

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Lonestar Josh LanyonLonestar
Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: December 5, 2011
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Blurb:   Growing up in rural Texas, Mitchell Evans’s ambition to be a dancer made him a target. Though he found success in New York City, Mitch is at a crossroads, and heads home for the first time in twelve years to figure things out. When what appears to be a reindeer jumps out in front of his car, he drives off the road and into the path of the one man he hoped to avoid.

The last person Texas Ranger Web Eisley expects to see four days before Christmas is his first love. He hasn’t seen Mitch since they quarreled over coming out to their friends and family years ago. Though he’s not in the closet now, Web has worked hard for the respect of his fellow officers, but he still regrets the loss of Mitch in his life. And his bed.

The attraction between them is as strong as ever, and it doesn’t take long for the men to pick up where they left off. But is love enough to keep Mitch in town in the New Year?

26,000 words
The Dicken with Love Josh LanyonThe Dickens with Love
Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (November 4, 2009)
Publication Date: November 4, 2009
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Blurb: 

A quirky holiday romance about Faith, Hope, and…er…glow-in-the-dark condoms!

Three years ago, a scandal cost antiquarian “book hunter” James Winter everything that mattered to him: his job, his lover and his self-respect. But now the rich and unscrupulous Mr. Stephanopoulos has a proposition. A previously unpublished Christmas book by Charles Dickens has turned up in the hands of an English chemistry professor by the name of Sedgwick Crisparkle. Mr. S. wants that book at any price, and he needs James to get it for him. There’s just one catch. James can’t tell the nutty professor who the buyer is.

Actually, two catches. The nutty Professor Crisparkle turns out to be totally gorgeous—and on the prowl. Faster than you can say, “Old Saint Nick,” James is mixing business with pleasure…and in real danger of forgetting that this is just a holiday romance.

Just as they’re well on the way to having their peppermint sticks and eating them too, Sedgwick discovers the truth. James has been a very bad boy. And any chance Santa will bring him what he wants most is disappearing quicker than the Jolly Old Elf’s sleigh.

 

I Spy Something Christmas Josh LanyonI Spy Something Christmas
Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: December 22, 2012

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Blurb:  Nothing says Christmas like a bullet with your name on it. Mark is used to death and danger. Stephen will never be okay with violence — or Mark’s attitude toward it.

Like the holidays weren’t tough enough on a romance.

 

 

Merry Christmas Darling Josh Lanyon CodaMerry Christmas, Darling (Holiday Codas)

Author: Josh Lanyon

Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.

Publication date: December 24, 2013

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Blurb:  In 2012 I began a holiday tradition of writing Christmas codas for some of my — and your — favorite stories. I ran the codas on my blog and left them up there for readers to enjoy all year round.

Readers requested that I collect the codas and make them available digitally and in print, and I thought that was a fun idea, which is how you come to be reading this. I decided to add another ten new codas to the collection, as well as some recipes for cocktails and dishes that are either featured in the original works or seem to add some final comment or insight into the era or the characters or their relationship.

Happiest of Holidays to you all. May this season be filled with love and laughter, and may the New Year bring you health and happiness.

Holiday Anthology Josh Lanyon Baby It's ColdBaby, It’s Cold
Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher: JustJoshinPublishing, Inc.
Published: December 07, 2014
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Blurb:  Talk about Kitchen Nightmares! TV Chef Rocky and Foodie Blogger Jesse have been pals forever, so it should have been the most natural thing in the world to kick their relationship up a notch. Instead, it turned out to be a disaster. But Christmas is the season of love, and someone’s cooking up a sweet surprise…

 

Author contact:

www.joshlanyon.com

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Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Amy Lane

Amy Lane

New for 2017

Title:  Regret Me Not

Series:  n/a

Author:  Amy Lane

Publisher:  
Dreamspinner Press

Publication date: Dec 4, 2017

Cover artist: Reese Dante

Genre: 
Contemporary / Holiday

Length: Novella

Characters:  Pierce Atwater and Harold Justice Lombard the Fifth

Summary: 

Pierce Atwater used to think he was a knight in shining armor, but then his life fell to crap. Now he has no job, no wife, no life—and is so full of self-pity he can’t even be decent to the one family member he’s still speaking to. He heads for Florida, where he’s got a month to pull his head out of his ass before he ruins his little sister’s Christmas.

Harold Justice Lombard the Fifth is at his own crossroads—he can keep being Hal, massage therapist in training, flamboyant and irrepressible to the bones, or he can let his parents rule his life. Hal takes one look at Pierce and decides they’re fellow unicorns out to make the world a better place. Pierce can’t reject Hal’s overtures of friendship, in spite of his misgivings about being too old and too pissed off to make a good friend.

As they experience everything from existential Looney Tunes to eternal trips to Target, Pierce becomes more dependent on Hal’s optimism to get him through the day. When Hal starts getting him through the nights too, Pierce must look inside for the knight he used to be—before Christmas becomes a doomsday deadline of heartbreak instead of a celebration of love.


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More holiday cheer from Amy Lane:

 

Title: Freckles                         
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publication Date: November 14, 2016
Cover Artist: L.C. chase
Length: 170 pages
Genre: MM Contemporary
Summary: 
Carter Embree has always hoped to be rescued from his productive, tragically boring, and (slightly) ethically compromised life. But when an urchin at a grocery store shoves a bundle of fluff into his hands, Carter goes from rescuee to rescuer—and he needs a little help.

Sandy Corrigan, the vet tech who helps ease Carter into the world of dog ownership, first assumes that Carter is a crazy-pants client who just needs to relax. But as Sandy gets a glimpse into the funny, kind, sexy man under Carter’s mild-mannered exterior, he sees that with a little care and feeding, Carter might be Super-Pet Owner—and decent boyfriend material to boot.

But Carter needs to see himself as a hero first. As he says good-bye to his pristine house and hello to carpet treatments and dog walkers, he finds that there really is more to himself than a researching drudge without a backbone. A Carter Embree can rate a Sandy Corrigan. He can be supportive, he can be a hero, he can be a man who stands up for his principles!

He can be the owner of a small dog.

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Amy Lane Knitting Series: (Not all Holiday but if you read the first one, you will want to read the rest. 🙂 And the Covers are adorable!
Goodreads link for the Granby Knitting Series:
https://www.goodreads.com/series/75736-granby-knitting
WinterCourtshipRitualsThe Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters (Granby Knitting, # 1) (Christmas)

Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: December 1, 2011
Blurb:  A Granby Knitting Novella

Rance Crawford is an alpaca rancher, fiber mill owner, and self-proclaimed grumpy bastard. When sweet, charming tenderfoot Ben McCutcheon moves onto Crawford’s rural road, Rance is very aware that Ben makes it a grand total of two gay men in their tiny town, and even though he is instantly, painfully smitten, any move he makes could be simply chalked up to being hard up. Using his best weapon and favorite skill, Crawford launches an awkward, wordless effort to make sure Ben is kept warm during the cold Colorado winter, every last piece of him—especially his heart.

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A novella from the Dreamspinner Press 2011 Advent Calendar package “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

Super Sock Man (Listed as Granby Knitting, #2 but the characters are from Amy Lane’s Johnnie’s series – which is an awesome series too)  amazonBuyButton

How to Raise an Honest RabbitHow to Raise an Honest Rabbit (Granby Knitting, #3)

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Blurb: A Granby Knitting Novella

Everything about Jeremy has always been a lie—including his last name. When one grift too many ends in tragedy, Jeremy goes straight. But life’s hard for an ex-con, and Jeremy is down to panhandling and hope when Rance Crawford offers him work at a tiny alpaca farm and fiber mill. Jeremy takes him up on the job, thinking this could be his last chance to be a good man, and meets Aiden, who is growing into a better one.

As Aiden comes of age, Jeremy finds himself desperate to grow up, too, because Aiden starts looking to him for things Jeremy doesn’t know how to give. Being honest is terrifying for a man who’s learned to rabbit at the first sign of conflict—more so when Aiden gives Jeremy a reason to stay that can’t be packed up and carried in a knapsack. When Jeremy’s past comes knocking at their door, can Jeremy trust enough in Aiden and his new home to answer bravely back?

 

Knitter in His Natural habitat by Amy Lane ebookKnitter in His Natural Habitat (Granby Knitting, #4)

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Blurb: A Granby Knitting Novella

Stanley’s life took a left turn at a knitting shop and hit a dead end. The closest thing he’s had to a relationship breaks things off to date a “nice boy,” and none of the pretty young things in Boulder’s limited gay scene do it for Stanley. He needs to reevaluate whether working as a floor designer for a series of craft stores is really where he wants to be.

Then Stanley does a peculiar thing: he starts to live the life he fell into. Stitch by stitch, he knits his life into something meaningful. Just when he does, Johnny, the store’s new delivery boy, walks in.

Johnny is like no one Stanley has ever met: he doesn’t believe in quickies in the bathroom and has a soft spot for theater and opera. There has to be a catch. When Johnny’s dark past comes back to haunt them, Stanley realizes how much he loves his cushy life in the yarn store—but he’ll give it all up to keep the man who makes his ordinary life extraordinary.

 

Blackbird Knitting in a Bunny's Lair by Amy LaneBlackbird Knitting in a Bunny’s Lair (Granby Knitting #5)

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Blurb:  Sequel to Knitter in His Natural Habitat
A Granby Knitting Novel

After three years of waiting for “rabbit” Jeremy to commit to a life in Granby—and a life together—Aiden Rhodes was appalled when Jeremy sustained a nearly fatal beating to keep a friend out of harm’s way. How could Aiden’s bunny put himself in danger like that?

Aiden needs to get over himself, because Jeremy has a long road to recovery, and he’s going to need Aiden’s promise of love every step of the way. Jeremy has new scars on his face and body to deal with, and his heart can’t afford any more wounds.

When their friend’s baby needs some special care, the two men find common ground to firm up their shaky union. With Aiden’s support and his boss’s inspiration, Jeremy comes up with a plan to make sure Ariadne’s little blackbird comes into this world with everything she needs. While Jeremy grows into his new role as protector, Aiden needs to ease back on his protectiveness over his once-timid lover. Aiden may be a wolf in student’s clothing and Jeremy may be a rabbit of a man, but that doesn’t mean they can’t walk the wilds of Granby together.

 

Christmas with Danny Fit Amy LaneChristmas With Danny Fit
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Published: December 01, 2010
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Blurb:  In a perfect moment of cold November sunshine, pudgy accountant Kit Allen realizes Jesse, his new office assistant, is everything he’s ever dreamed about in a man. Feeling supremely unworthy and desperate to get a life—even an imaginary one—Kit embarks on a self-improvement campaign featuring DVD fitness guru, Danny Fit. In the meantime, Jesse has begun a subtle campaign of his own, one designed to bring Kit out of his DVD dream world and into Jesse’s arms. Jesse isn’t perfect—he’s no Danny Fit—but he hopes that the kind, funny man who has been looking at him so soulfully since his first day at work has what it takes to be everything Jesse has always wanted.

 

If I Must by Amy LaneIf I must
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press
Published:  December 01, 2009
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Blurb:  Joel Martinez, a practical and organized computer programmer, is roommates with Ian Cooper, a certified IQ-in-the- stratosphere mathematical genius who literally can’t find his own underwear in the mess of his day-to-day life. When Joel uneasily leaves Ian for the holidays, he ends up telling stories to his sister and discovers he feels much more for Ian than he thought. So when Ian calls, distraught because the only other thing in his life that loves him (a half-feral cat named Manky Bastard) is going to have to be put down, Joel hurries back home hoping that opposites really do attract.

 

Puppy, Car and Snow by Amy LanePuppy, Car and Snow
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: December 20, 2011

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Ryan’s entire life changed the night Scott surprised him in a bathroom at a party. Now Ryan’s soulless climb up the corporate ladder has stalled—but his quality life has become a whirlwind of laughter, joy and surprises, thanks to Scotty’s playful, gentle heart.

After three years together, they’re going to Ryan’s parents’ cabin to spend Christmas. Snowed in by the weather and locked under the icy glare of his mother’s disapproval, can Ryan show he has found the most profound happiness in the simplest of things?

going-up-amy-laneTitle: Going Up
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date; December 25, 2013
Genre: MM contemporary
Blurb: Every dreary day, Zach Driscoll takes the elevator from the penthouse apartment of his father’s building to his coldly charmed life where being a union lawyer instead of a corporate lawyer is an act of rebellion. Every day, that is, until the day the elevator breaks and Sean Mallory practically runs into his arms.

Substitute teacher Sean Mallory is everything Zach is not—poor, happy, and goofily charming. With a disarming smile and a penchant for drama, Sean laughs his way into Zach’s heart one elevator ride at a time. Zach would love to get to know Sean better, but first he needs the courage to leave his ivory tower and face a relationship that doesn’t end at the “Ding!”

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Christmas Kitsch by Amy LaneChristmas Kitsch
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publication Date:  December 7, 2013
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Blurb:  A Home for the Holidays Charity Novel

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.

Word count: 67,000; page count: 254
Turkey in the Snow Amy LaneTurkey in the Snow
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: December 1, 2012
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Blurb:  Since Hank Calder’s four-year-old niece, Josie, came to live with him, his life has been plenty dramatic, thank you, and the last thing he needs is a swishy, flaming twinkie to complicate things. But when Justin, the daycare worker at his gym, offers to do something incredibly nice for Hank—and for Josie—Hank is forced to reconsider. Justin may be flamboyant in his speech and gestures, but his heart and kindness are as rock steady and dependable as anyone, even Hank, could ask for. Can Hank trust in his dramatic “turkey in the snow” to offer his heart the joy he and Josie have never known?

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2012 Advent Calendar package “Evergreen”

The BElls of Times Square by Amy LaneThe Bells of Times Square
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publication Date: December 15, 2014
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Blurb:  Every New Year’s Eve since 1946, Nate Meyer has ventured alone to Times Square to listen for the ghostly church bells he and his long-lost wartime lover vowed to hear together. This year, however, his grandson Blaine is pushing Nate through the Manhattan streets, revealing his secrets to his silent, stroke-stricken grandfather.

When Blaine introduces his boyfriend to his beloved grandfather, he has no idea that Nate holds a similar secret. As they endure the chilly death of the old year, Nate is drawn back in memory to a much earlier time . . . and to Walter.

Long before, in a peace carefully crafted in the heart of wartime tumult, Nate and Walter forged a loving home in the midst of violence and chaos. But nothing in war is permanent, and now all Nate has is memories of a man his family never knew existed. And a hope that he’ll finally hear the church bells that will unite everybody — including the lovers who hid the best and most sacred parts of their hearts.

Word count: 65,300; page count: 236

CandyMan[The]LGThe Candy Man
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: December 3, 2014 
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Blurb:  Adam Macias has been thrown a few curve balls in his life, but losing his VA grant because his car broke down and he missed a class was the one that struck him out. One relative away from homelessness, he’s taking the bus to Sacramento, where his cousin has offered a house-sitting job and a new start. He has one goal, and that’s to get his life back on track. Friends, pets, lovers? Need not apply.

Finn Stewart takes one look at Adam as he’s applying to Candy Heaven and decides he’s much too fascinating to leave alone. Finn is bright and shiny—and has never been hurt. Adam is wary of his attention from the very beginning—Finn is dangerous to every sort of peace Adam is forging, and Adam may just be too damaged to let him in at all.

But Finn is tenacious, and Adam’s new boss, Darrin, doesn’t take bullshit for an answer. Adam is going to have to ask himself which is harder—letting Finn in or living without him? With the holidays approaching it seems like an easy question, but Adam knows from experience that life is seldom simple, and the world seldom cooperates with hope, faith, or the plans of cats and men.

Note:  There are now Four books in the Candy Man series.  Not all holiday.  You can find them here:  Candy Man series on Goodreads

 

WinterBallFSTitle:  Winter Ball
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date:
December 25, 2015
Genre:
MM Contemporary Holiday
Cover Artist: 
Anne Cain
Length:
200 pages
Blurb: 
Through a miserable adolescence and a lonely adulthood, Skipper Keith has dreamed of nothing but family. The closest he gets is the rec league soccer team he coaches after work – and his star player and best friend, Richie Scoggins.
One brisk night in late October, a post-practice convo in Richie’s car turns into a sexual encounter neither of them expected – nor want to forget. Soon Skip and Richie are living for the weekends and their winter league soccer games – and the games they enjoy off the field. Through broken noses, holiday decorating, and the killer flu, they learn more about each other than they ever dreamed possible – and every new discovery takes them further beyond the boundaries of the soccer field and into the infinite possibilities of the best relationship of Skipper’s life.
Skipper can’t dream of a better family than Richie – but Richie’s got real family entanglements he can’t shake off. Skipper needs to convince Richie to stay with him beyond winter ball so the relationship they started on the field might become their happy future in real life!

Winter Ball  #2  releases November 25, 2016.  It is not exactly a holiday book but begins on Christmas day.  You can find out more by clicking here:   Summer Lessons 9Winter ball #2)

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