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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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?

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Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (November 4, 2009)
Publication Date: November 4, 2009
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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.

 

 

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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.

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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 – Ashley John

Ashley John

ashley-john-alone-for-christmasTitle: Alone for Christmas    
Author: Ashley John
Publication date:  November 20, 2016
Genre:  Christmas, Gay Romance, MM Romance
Length: Novella
Summary:  Noah expected to spend Christmas alone, but he never expected to spend it falling in love with his boss.

With his third divorce looming and his bank accounts frozen, Chip Harington was surprisingly okay with spending Christmas alone, even if he was living out of a suitcase in his office. He had already decided to skip the office Christmas party, until some surprising words from one of his employees makes him change his mind.

Noah always expected the crush for his boss to fade, but after two years working under Chip, his feelings are stronger than ever. With Chip’s personal life in tatters once more, Noah never expected his boss to show his face at the office Christmas party, so he was even more surprised when his drunken attempt to kiss Chip turned into so much more.

Chip assumed his encounter with Noah was nothing more than a one-night stand, but when his employee emerges from a snowstorm on Christmas Eve, they are forced to spend Christmas together in a London office block. With the lines between employer and employee blurred, will either man emerge from the snow the same, or will their Christmas encounter change the course of their lives forever, making them wish they had spent Christmas alone after all?

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Cabin Nights by Ashley John

Cabin Nights

Author: Ashley John
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication Date: November 23, 2015
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Blurb:  Oxford University student, Ben thinks a skiing holiday in the French Alps is his idea of hell, so when his best friend, Jonny suggests they spend Christmas there he isn’t impressed. Taking to the slopes like Bambi on ice, Ben isn’t having much luck, until charming bearded beauty, Cal, comes crashing towards him in a flurry of snow at fifty miles an hour. From the moment Cal offers to help Ben get back on his skis, the attraction is instant and Ben is convinced that a man as perfect as Cal is out of his league.

Womanizer Jonny wastes no time asking out a girl he meets on the slopes and he makes her promise to bring along a friend to keep Ben occupied that night in the Après-Ski Bar. When that friend turns out to be Cal, he’s given the opportunity of a lifetime to wine and dine with a man of model like beauty, with a charismatic personality to match.

When Cal invites Ben back to his Cabin, they find themselves trapped in an extreme whiteout and with the men forced to spend the Christmas holidays together, they quickly find they are doing more than roasting marshmallows next to the warm and inviting fire.

*Contains gay sex scenes between an Oxford University Student and a sexy bearded cabin dweller*

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – John Inman

John Inman

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Author: John Inman
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: December 7, 2015
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A classic tale takes off in sexy new directions! Poor Mr. Dickens must be twirling in his grave.

When E.B. Scrudge, putz extraordinaire and all-around numbnuts, is visited by his dead ex on Christmas Eve, he can’t imagine how his life could sink any lower. But the three ghostly spirits that come along after are even worse! Good lord, a dyke, a drag queen, and rounding out the trio, a big, hunky bear with nipple rings and a butt plug! What’s next?

What’s next is a good deal of soul-searching and some hard lessons learned with a dash of redemption thrown in for good measure.

And love too, believe it or not. Love that had been simmering all along at the heart of Scrudge’s miserable existence, although he was too selfish to see it—until a trio of holiday beasties pointed his sorry ass in the right direction.

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Gwen Hayes

Gwen Hayes

Don’t Stop Believing: A Gay Christmas Story (Silver Pines Book 1)
Author: Gwen Hayes
Publication date:  November 3, 2015
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Blurb: The Ogre from the Hill

Simon Powell, the town recluse, only comes to town to deliver firewood and get supplies. Two days before Christmas, he sees the new librarian’s car in a ditch and knows he can’t leave him on the road, but it’s too late to take him back to town. He’ll have something he’s never had in his cabin in the ten years that’s he’s lived there…company.

The Book Nerd from the City

Adam Parker moved to the small community to make big changes in his life, but being snowbound with the bearded lumberjack in his rustic cabin was something he’d thought only existed in his fantasies. Simon pushes away anyone who wants to get close to him, but Adam sees what he’s hiding in his heart and he wants it. Badly.

A Christmas to Remember

Adam smells like cinnamon and redemption and Simon aches to reignite feelings he’s denied himself for too long. But he learned long ago that everything he touches gets tainted, and he’ll do anything to keep his darkness away from Adam’s light.

But Adam has something else on his side—he’s been a very good boy this year and all he wants for Christmas is Simon.

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Saxon Hawke

Saxon Hawke

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Author: Saxon Hawke
Publisher: MLR Press
Release date: December 18, 2015

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Blurb:  Will Christmas’ biggest fan get his own taste of holiday magic?

Asher Rye lives for happiness – for himself, and the rest of the world. By day, he spreads joy one cup of coffee at a time as a barista. At Christmas, he’s Dasher the elf, spreading the magic of the holiday season to every child and adult who visits Santa.

When a sad little boy visits Santa’s castle with his stuffed goat and uncle in tow, Asher is determined to show him that Santa never forgets. In his quest to show the boy and his uncle the magic of Christmas, he never expects to be sprinkled with holiday magic himself.

Will Christmas’ biggest fan get a Christmas miracle of his own?

 

Holiday Spotlight 2017- Dianne Hartsock

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Author: Dianne Hartsock
Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: December 18, 2015

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Betrayed by a lover, Jamie rents an isolated cabin on Lake Huron, wanting only to be left alone. Instead, he is pulled from his solitary existence as an artist and tumbles headlong into the legend of Saint Nicolas.As a young man, Nicolas accidentally killed a man intent on murdering three children, only to have the man’s malicious spirit rise up against him. Fleeing through the centuries from the Krampus, the evil troll-like creature that dogs his steps, Nico finds refuge with the young artist who takes him into his home and bed. But Jamie has questions. Who is Nicolas, and why does the Krampus want to destroy him?

When the Krampus begins to torment and torture anyone Nico comes in contact with to punish him, Jamie’s life is put in danger. And Jamie isn’t sure whether he can help Nico defeat his nemesis or if he’s merely a pawn in the Krampus’s game.

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Kaje Harper

Kaje Harper

New for 2017

Title:  Don’t Plan To Sta

Series:  N/A

Author:  Kaje Harper

Publisher:  Self

Publication date: 12/09/2017

Cover artist: Karrie Jax

Genre: Contemporary M/M / holiday

Length: Novella

Characters:  Donnie Kagan & Adam Lindberg

Summary:  At eighteen, Donnie Kagan’s plans for graduation, and maybe even college, were derailed by a beer, a stoplight, and a fatal crash. Now he’s twenty-four, out of prison, and bitterly determined to start over. But with the holidays approaching, he can’t resist a quick trip home to Tallbridge, North Dakota, and the man he left behind. Just a fast look, to make sure Adam’s doing all right, before Donnie starts his new life. He doesn’t plan to stay. Adam Lindberg’s been waiting six years to get closure with Donnie. He missed that chance after the accident, fighting for his life in a hospital bed as Donnie pled guilty and disappeared into the justice system. Without so much as a letter back from Donnie in all this time, Adam’s tried to move on. And yet, he never found another guy he cared about the same way. So when Donnie shows up in Tallbridge, Adam’s ready to fight for more than three words of goodbye. Of course, Adam’s brother and dad don’t want Donnie to stick around, but it’s the busy Christmas season at the family store. If Adam asks for Donnie’s help, maybe he’ll stay long enough to finally talk about the future, and the past.

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The Family We're Born With by Kaje Harper

The Family We’re Born With
Author: Kaje Harper
Published: December 14, 2013
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Blurb:  Jesse Calhoun met Devin Palmer five years ago, in front of a Christmas tree at a friend’s party. It was Jesse’s first holiday alone, away from home. Devin didn’t have much of a home to go back to. They found a way to make the season brighter, together.

Four years ago, Jesse brought Devin to his parents’ house and came out to them. It wasn’t all roses, but his family came around, and Devin has spent each holiday with the Calhouns since then. Jesse really loves sharing Christmas with family, and sharing his family with Devin.

So he isn’t prepared to hear his mom say, “I don’t want Devin to come to the house for Christmas Eve this year.” Suddenly it’s not smooth sailing, keeping peace with the family he was born with.

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Author: Kaje Harper
Publisher:  MLR Press, LLC
Published: December 29, 2011
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Dr. Trevor Carson had a good life as a city veterinarian, until his father died. Taking over his dad’s remote country practice was supposed to be temporary, but Trevor found himself loving the place. If only it didn’t mean separation from his partner, Michael. A Christmas visit from Michael gives each of them a chance to decide if home is a place or a person.

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Hunter Frost

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New for 2017

Title:  Christmas Can Kiss My Dickens

Series:  N/A

Author:  Hunter Frost

Publisher:  Hunter Frost

Publication date:  12/01/2017

Cover artist: Robin Ludwig Designs

Genre: Contemporary holiday

Length: Short story

Characters:  Tim and Henry

Summary:  Tim Cratchit hates everything about Christmas—the gaudy decorations, the sickeningly cheerful music, and the pathetic tradition of exchanging meaningless gifts. Not to mention the lousy memories of holidays passed. When Santa gave other kids Barbie dolls and Tonka trucks, Tim got stuck with a wheelchair. Now, the one thing Tim looks forward to on Christmas is catching up on work and ignoring all the festive drivel. That is until Henry Scott, Tim’s star employee, interrupts his boss’s plans to give him a present. Tim unceremoniously shows the man the door, but Henry won’t go so easily. Inspired by liquid courage, Henry finds the guts to tell Tim exactly what he thinks of him—and it’s anything but merry. Except for that kiss… What follows only makes Tim question his sanity. A near death experience, flashbacks, premonitions, and visits from his deceased godfather show Tim how lonely and depressing his life has become. Will Tim be able to recapture the spirit of Christmas or will he forever remain a bona fide Scrooge?

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Title: An Angel in Eyeliner
Author:  Hunter Frost
Publisher:  Beaten Track Publishing
Publication date:  December 1, 2014
Cover artist:  C.M. Walker
Genre:  M/M Contemporary
Length: Approximately 9K
Characters:  Mitch Stirling and Keller Graham
Summary:  All Mitch wants for Christmas is a quiet holiday free from grief. Patching up the face of the target of a mugging in the back alley of his bar seems to throw that wish right out into the cold Chicago night. But the tatted, pierced, and skinny-jean wearing Keller Graham is fearless and proves to be more than a pair of icy blue eyes lined in black. Keller may be a thief, but Mitch never expected him to steal his lonely heart.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/HunterFrostMM
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8260384.Hunter_Frost

Week Two Recap – 2017 Love is Love Holiday Delights

Hello,

Week two of the 2017 Love is Love Holiday Delights event has come to a close.  I hope you enjoyed discovering new holiday stories and possibly finding new authors too.

Below is a list of the authors featured this week and a link to their Holiday Spotlight.  When you click on thier link, the new holiday books are designated with New for 2017

 

Claire Davis and Al Stewart         https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Pc       

C.S. Poe                                                     https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2NI                   

Silvia Violet                                           https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2QA                 

J.Scott Coatsworth                          https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2QD                 

Kasia bacon                                          https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2T0                  

Eli Easton                                              https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Pn                  

Laura Baumbach                             https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Rs                   

Terry Poole                                        https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2ST                   

Astrid Amara                                   https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Oj                   

John Amory                                      https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Om                

Kol Anderson                                  https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2O9                 

Keira Andrews                               https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Oq

C.J. Anthony                                    https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Ob                 

Shira Anthony                                https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Oo                 

J.P. Barnaby                                    https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Ou                 

J.P. Bowie                                        https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Ow                

Kenzie Cade                                  https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Oy                  

Mary Calmes                                 https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OB                 

Cardeno C.                                      https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OD                 

Skylar M. Cates                            https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OF                  

Joanna Chambers                      https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OH                             

Lex Chase                                        https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Uw                             

L.C. Chase                                        https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OJ                              

T.A. Chase                                       https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OL                              

Charlie Cochet                             https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OO     

Week Two Recap – 2017 Love is Love Holiday Delights

Hello,

Week two of the 2017 Love is Love Holiday Delights event has come to a close.  I hope you enjoyed discovering new holiday stories and possibly finding new authors too.

Below is a list of the authors featured this week and a link to their Holiday Spotlight.  When you click on thier link, the new holiday books are designated with New for 2017

 

Claire Davis and Al Stewart         https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Pc       

C.S. Poe                                                     https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2NI                   

Silvia Violet                                           https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2QA                 

J.Scott Coatsworth                          https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2QD                 

Kasia bacon                                          https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2T0                  

Eli Easton                                              https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Pn                  

Laura Baumbach                             https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Rs                   

Terry Poole                                        https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2ST                   

Astrid Amara                                   https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Oj                   

John Amory                                      https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Om                

Kol Anderson                                  https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2O9                 

Keira Andrews                               https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Oq

C.J. Anthony                                    https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Ob                 

Shira Anthony                                https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Oo                 

J.P. Barnaby                                    https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Ou                 

J.P. Bowie                                        https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Ow                

Kenzie Cade                                  https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Oy                  

Mary Calmes                                 https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OB                 

Cardeno C.                                      https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OD                 

Skylar M. Cates                            https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OF                  

Joanna Chambers                      https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OH                             

Lex Chase                                        https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2Uw                             

L.C. Chase                                        https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OJ                              

T.A. Chase                                       https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OL                              

Charlie Cochet                             https://wp.me/p8tMlD-2OO