Holidays

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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Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings

Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings

Title: Red Popcorn Strings and Gumball Rings (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) Author: Nell Iris Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday M/M Page Count: 26 Reviewed by: Susan Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Christmas is coming, and young couple Casey and Ellis are very much in love. Unfortunately, they’re also the definition of dirt poor,…
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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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An Open Window (Crabbypatty’s Review)

An Open Window (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: An Open Window (Dreamspinner 2017 Advent Calendar Daily) Author: Rick R. Reed Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holidays Page Count: 21 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Two men. One Christmas Eve that changes the courses of both their lives. Henry’s homeless and only wants a warm place to sleep on the…
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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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Hope is a Thing with Feathers (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Hope is a Thing with Feathers (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Hope is a Thing with Feathers (Dreamspinner 2017 Advent Calendar Daily) Author: Brandon Witt Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holidays Page Count: 48 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 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…
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Poison Marked (Ana’s Review)

Poison Marked (Ana’s Review)

Title: Poison Marked Author: T.J. Nichols Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday, Historical Reviewed by: Ana Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 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, Lord Rodas, Nikko…
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Merry & Bright Spotlight

Merry & Bright Spotlight

Title: Merry & Bright Author: Joanna Chambers Cover Art: Natasha Snow Publisher: Self Published Release Date: November 23, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holiday Anthology Page Count: 203 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Blurb: Three seasonal love stories from Joanna Chambers Humbug – Quin Flint is unimpressed when his gorgeous colleague, Rob Paget, asks for extra time off at Christmas. As far as Quin is concerned, Christmas is a giant waste of time.…
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Christmas Grace (Susan’s Review)

Christmas Grace (Susan’s Review)

Title: Christmas Grace (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) Author: C.L. Miles Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday M/M Page Count: 53 Reviewed by: Susan Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Christmas has been a lonely time of year for Aaron since losing his family fifteen years ago. But now he’s seeing Craig, and though Aaron is…
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Dear Ruth (Susan’s Review)

Dear Ruth (Susan’s Review)

Title: Dear Ruth (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) Author: Kim Fielding Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2017 Genre(s): Holiday M/M Page Count: 52 Reviewed by: Susan Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Dear Ruth, I’m not in the mood for Christmas. After a romantic relationship went up in flames, I returned to my hometown in rural Kansas. Then…
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