Posts tagged Christmas
Tom blinked in amazement. Michael blushed and stared hard at the five empty mugs dangling from his fingers.
Like dogs, books aren’t just for Christmas! Whether it’s to help get you in the mood for the festive period, or simply to recapture that tingling excitement during those long winter evenings, there’s something special about Christmas romances. Even better, in Christmas Craic and Mistletoe, you get two short novels rolled into one. In these interconnecting stories, set against the backdrop of what is widely considered to be the most magical time of the year, two couples battle their own personal issues, negotiating life’s obstacles in the quest for love and happiness.
Two couples, two unique stories of love at Christmastime…
Harrison and Paulo were once passionate lovers—until tragedy tore them apart. When the men miss an opportunity to reconnect at a Christmas party, Paulo is prepared to move heaven and earth to see Harrison again.
True to his word, Hugh was waiting for Charlie in the Tube station, outside the toll barriers. He had his hands and his chin jammed down into his jacket against the cold, but he lit up and stretched out when Charlie let himself through. He was tall and lean, a good three inches taller than Charlie, and his mass of curly red hair stuck out in a crowd. Not that the Tube was particularly crowded on a snowy Tuesday night right before Christmas. The sight of him shouldn’t have made Charlie’s face heat with pleasure: that was outside the bounds of appropriate platonic friendship sensations.
Perhaps more than any other celebration, Christmas is a time for family. Whether it’s attending Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve or bickering over a rowdy game of Trivial Pursuit, every family has its traditions, all treasured and eagerly anticipated. I, for one, would hate to be separated from my loved ones over the festive period, which is why I felt so sympathetic towards Charlie in The King of Cups, who finds himself in this very situation. What he doesn’t expect, however, is that Christmas abroad will have its own special magic.
In celebration of the festive season, I have not one . . . but two hot and tasty eBooks to give away to one lucky winner just in time for Christmas. Searching for some quick reads you can escape into when the festivities get too much and you need a few minutes to yourself? Want some books that will keep you warm on these cold winter nights? Simply enter below for your chance to win!
It’s so exciting to be writing (and reading) LGBTQ young adult literature right now. For so long, YA books with gay content were not only few and far between, they were extremely didactic and disavowing, often presenting homosexuality as an issue that had to be dealt with and frequently punished.
I struggled to come up with a gift idea for Jamie. I eventually gave in and asked my mom for help. She managed our local craft store and ran weekly workshops there. If anyone could help, she could.
Christmas is a magical time of year. It’s a time for demolishing an entire box of chocolates before breakfast, for rolling your eyes in response to yet another appalling cracker joke, and squabbling over who gets to be the banker in the annual game of Monopoly. It’s a time for suspending disbelief, and embracing the possibility that dreams really can come true. For high school students Ryan and Jamie in this touching short story by Madison Parker, it’s a time for falling in love.