Dreamspinner 2017 Advent Calendar

New Game, Start (Crabbypatty’s Review)

New Game, Start (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: New Game, Start (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holidays Page Count: 38 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Reclusive medieval scholar, Edgar Royal, has a crush. On a guy. Not a big deal, except that said guy, Walter Chase, is a famous…
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The Holly Groweth Green (Crabbypatty’s Review)

The Holly Groweth Green (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: The Holly Groweth Green (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) Author: Amy Rae Durreson Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Paranormal, Holidays Page Count: 55 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: When wounded doctor Laurence Payne is stranded in the snowy English countryside on Christmas Eve, 1946, he is surprised to stumble upon Mistle…
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The Mature Man’s Guide to Surviving Change (Tosha’s Review)

The Mature Man’s Guide to Surviving Change (Tosha’s Review)

Title: The Mature Man’s Guide To Surviving Change (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) Author: Chris Scully Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: November 30, 2017 Genre(s): M/M Holiday Contemporary Romance Page Count: 66 pages Reviewed by: Tosha Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: In the sunny playground of Palm Springs, growing up was something confirmed bachelor and bad-boy chef Joel avoided…
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The Peppermint Schnapps Predicament

The Peppermint Schnapps Predicament

Title: The Peppermint Schnapps Predicament Author: Clare London Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday, Contemporary Page Count: 39 Reviewed by: Ana Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Frankie Faraday is a promising young salesperson at Mason’s Emporium. Bill Mason is his boss, the son of the store’s founder, and the object of Frankie’s long-suffering, deeply devoted crush. Bill…
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Candy Canes and Cappuccinos

Candy Canes and Cappuccinos

Title: Candy Canes and Cappuccinos (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) Author: Elizabeth Coldwell Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday M/M Page Count: 24 Reviewed by: Susan Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: Kyle is struggling to run his coffee shop on his own after his partner walked out on him. He has his eye on Steven,…
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Homemade from the Heart

Homemade from the Heart

Title: Homemade from the Heart (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) Author: Bru Baker Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday M/M Page Count: 55 Reviewed by: Susan Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Craft store owner Grant has always been a sucker for a pretty face, and that goes double for a pretty face with an adorable…
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New Game, Start (Ana’s Review)

New Game, Start (Ana’s Review)

Title: New Game, Start Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday, Contemporary Page Count: 38 Reviewed by: Ana Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Reclusive medieval scholar, Edgar Royal, has a crush. On a guy. Not a big deal, except that said guy, Walter Chase, is a famous online gamer who has no idea Edgar even…
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Salvaging Claus Day

Salvaging Claus Day

Title: Salvaging Claus Day (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) Author: J. Alan Veerkamp Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday M/M Page Count: 34 Reviewed by: Susan Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: For three years, Filo has reveled in silence and solitude as the sole occupant of a space station, where he maintains the communication satellite.…
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A Gift of Family

A Gift of Family

Title: A Gift of Family (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) Author: Tami Veldura Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday M/M Page Count: 32 Reviewed by: Susan Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2 stars out of 5 Blurb: Scott Burke has always desired a big family, but as a divorced single dad, all he has is his young daughter, Lexi. He pours…
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All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Title: All Creatures Great and Small (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) Author: Elizabeth Coldwell Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday M/M Page Count: 34 Reviewed by: Susan Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Growing up an orphan meant Charlie never celebrated Christmas. He’s committed to making sure his newly adopted cat, Max, doesn’t miss out like…
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Welcome Home, Soldier

Welcome Home, Soldier

Title: Welcome Home, Soldier Author: Deanna Wadsworth Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary, Christmass Page Count: 84 Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Clay and Daniel fell in love as enlisted men during Desert Shield, but Don’t Ask Don’t Tell meant they had to keep it secret. After Clay’s convoy was ambushed, PTSD changed him,…
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Hope Is the Thing with Feathers (Maya’s Review)

Hope Is the Thing with Feathers (Maya’s Review)

Title: Hope Is the Thing with Feathers Author: Brandon Witt Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday, Contemporary Page Count: 48 Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Fifty-six-year-old Samuel Phillips is all alone on his small farm in the Ozarks, with nothing but a menagerie of chickens, pheasants, turkeys, and other birds as company—which is just…
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Ghostwriter of Christmas Past (Ana’s Review)

Ghostwriter of Christmas Past (Ana’s Review)

Title: Ghostwriter of Christmas Past Author: T.A. Moore Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday, Contemporary Page Count: 57 Reviewed by: Ana Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Ever since ghostwriter Jason Burke ended up in loco parentis for his orphaned niece, Mallory, he’s been trying. He goes to parent/teacher events, and he makes packed lunches, so he definitely…
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Poison Marked (Maya’s Review)

Poison Marked (Maya’s Review)

Title: Poison Marked Author: T.J. Nichols Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1st 2017 Genre(s): Historical, Fantasy Page Count: TBC Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 Blurb: Kill his lover or disobey his king and instigate civil war? As the feared court poison master, Nikko is sworn to do as his king bids. As the lover of the king’s nephew,…
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