Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Derrick Knight

Derrick Knight

Miracle on Mistletoe Lane
Author:  Derrick Knight
Published: October 30, 2014

Blurb:  Joe Koehler and his six-year old son, Joey, are down on their luck. Currently, Joe is unemployed due to a bad economy and taking care of a medically complex son. Recently father and son became homeless due to their apartment catching on fire and Joe being without any insurance. They are forced to live in Joe’s old red pick-up truck. Eventually father and son take refuge at Hope House, a local homeless shelter, which is run by a kindly, yet mysterious, elderly woman named Emily.

Sidney Maier recently inherited his grandparents home but the house is in desperate need of repair. Skills Sidney greatly lacks. He befriends a fellow church member Emily who is the Interim Director at Hope House. Sidney tells Emily that he needs help with remodeling his new home. Also, he confides in her, that he is lonely and wishes he could meet someone special.

Emily and her assistants orchestrate for Joe and Sidney to meet where an instant attraction forms between both men. Joe and Sidney embark on a journey of courtship, but soon a negative force learns of their budding romance and wants to stop it at any cost. Emily and her assistants must all use their special talents if Joe and Sidney are meant to live happily ever after.

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – Nicole Kimberling

Nicole Kimberling

Title:  The Red Thread of Forever Love
Series: Standalone
Author: Nicole Kimberling
Publisher:  Loose ID
Publication date:  December 28, 2010
Cover artist:  April Martinez
Genre: M/M, paranormal
Length: 90 pp Novella
Characters:  Hank Caldwell and Daisuke Tachibana
Summary:  A “Not Quite New Year” Story! Folklore researcher and PhD candidate Hank Caldwell has a problem. He’s come to Japan to get information for his book on supernatural creatures called yokai. Along the way he discovers that yokai are not only real, but one of them is determined to make Hank his forever lover. Translator Daisuke Tachibana knows all about the shadowy figure in a business suit who keeps accosting Mr. Caldwell. He knows the creature must be stopped, but how? Their upcoming research trip to a remote, hot springs resort will be exactly the opening the yokai is looking for. Now if only Tachibana could stop thinking about Mr. Caldwell’s naked, freckled body submerged in steaming water long enough to formulate a plan to keep the amorous creature at bay.

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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?




Cabin Nights by Ashley John

Cabin Nights

Author: Ashley John
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication Date: November 23, 2015


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*

Week Four of the 2017 – – Love is Love Holiday Delights Event


We are into Week Four of the Love is Love holiday Delights Event.  I hope you have enjoyed the Holiday Spotlights and found many books for your holiday reading. 

If you see a Holiday Spotlight that is missing a holiday book, please feel free to leave a comment.

Here is what is lined up for Week Four:

Monday December 11, 2017

Ashley John                                     07:00

Nicole Kimberling                         09:00

Derrick Knight                                11:00

Amy Lane                                         13:00

Josh Lanyon                                     15:00

Lynn Lorenz                                     17:00

Tuesday December 12, 2017

Kate Lowell                                     07:00

Em Lynley                                        09:00

Angel Martinez                             11:00

Z.A. Maxfield                                  13:00

Freddy MacKay                              15:00

K.A. Mitchell                                  17:00

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Josephine Myles                           07:00

Jay Northcote                                 09:00            

Stephen Osborne                          11:00

Madison Parker                             13:00

C.S. Poe                                            15:00            

Rick Reed                                         17:00

Thursday December 14, 2017

Devon Rhodes                                            07:00

Posy Roberts                                              09:00

R.J. Scott                                                      11:00

Rowan Speedwell                                     13:00

Isobel Starling                                            15:00

Felice Stevens                                            17:00

Friday December 15, 2017

Al Stewart & Claire Davis                       07:00

B.G. Thomas                                                09:00

Indra Vaughn                                              11:00

Piper Vaughn                                              13:00

Silvia Violet                                                 15:00

Max Vos                                                       17:00

Week Three of the 2017 Love is Love holiday Delights event – Recap


We have finished Week Three of this years holiday event.  If you missed any of the Author Spotlights, the links are listed below. 🙂

T.A. Moore                                        

Jamie Fessenden                              

Hunter Frost                                                

Eva Lefoy                                          

Jenn Dease                                       

Amy Jo Cousins                                 

Heidi Cullinan                                   

Kim Dare                                           

Ethan day                                          

Megan Derr                                       

Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee             

Mari Donne                                    

Amy Rae Durreson                                      

K.C. Faelan                                          

Suki Fleet                                           

 Harper Fox                                         

LE Franks                                            

L.B. Gregg                                           

Andrew Grey                                     

Joe Cosentino                                    

Kaje Harper                                        

Dianne Hartsock                             

Saxon Hawke                                  

Gwen Hayes                                             

John Inman                                  

Holiday Spotlight 2017 – John Inman

John Inman

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Author: John Inman
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: December 7, 2015





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


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



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

Dianne Hartsock

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.

Buy Links: Amazon  – Release date 12/09/2017


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.

I am adding the sequel to The Family We’re Born with even though The Family We Make is not a holiday story.  You can find it here: amazonBuyButton

Where the Heart is Kaje Harper book coverWhere the Heart Is (MLR Press Story A Day For the Holidays 2011 Book 41)

Author: Kaje Harper
Publisher:  MLR Press, LLC
Published: December 29, 2011


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.