TITLE: Christmas Jinx
AUTHOR: Natalie-Nicole Bates
GENRE: Lesbian Holiday Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 10,422 words
Marnie desperately needs an assistant. As the proprietress of For the Love of Fruitcake, her successful little home bakery, her Christmas orders are piling up. She’s had bad luck in the past with assistants, and vows this year will be different, especially now that she will be entering a Christmas Bakeoff competition.
Jinx needs a job and a home for the holidays. She’s young, sweet, and eager to please. But she’s also a jinx, just like her name.
Marnie is smitten with Jinx and hires her on the spot, but soon realizes that everything Jinx touches goes wrong. She threatens not only Marnie’s business, but the Christmas Bakeoff, as well.
There must be something Jinx is good at, but what? Can the two work together to make the bakery — and their budding relationship — a holiday success?
TITLE: Hanukkah Gifts
AUTHOR: Jacob Cheyenne
GENRE: Gay Holiday Romance
LENGTH: 28,148 words
Twenty-five-year-old TV producer Jared Greenfield loves his big city life — job, friends, and shopping — but even with all the fun of big city life, he feels a longing for something, or someone, more. Then, on the very first night of Hanukkah, he spots a handsome, sweaty basketball player at the Jewish Community Center.
Tall, dark, and Orthodox, the young and athletic Shai Goodhart strikes up an easy friendship with Jared, only to discover Jared has very little appreciation for his own Jewish heritage and religion. Determined to enlighten this “Bad Jew,” Shai invites him over for a family Hanukkah celebration.
Then Jared discovers Shai’s deepest secret and the biggest threat to his future. Over the eight days of Hanukkah, deep emotions pull them closer and closer together. Can they ever reach across the divide of their shared culture and fall in love?
TITLE: Maybe This Time
AUTHOR: Shawn Lane
GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 18,741 words
Three years ago, Winston Abernathy did something completely out of character — he had a one-night stand with a gorgeous dancer. But the next day, the dancer left for New York to try to make it big on Broadway, and Win went back to dating men who were like himself — boring, bland paralegals.
Now that dancer, Randy Lincoln, is back in Los Angeles. That amazing night with Randy has fueled Win’s fantasies for the past three years, yet he doesn’t believe a man like Randy would be interested in someone like him. Much to his surprise, Randy wants to see him, and for longer than one night. Maybe this time they can have a chance for a relationship.
But when Randy gets an opportunity to dance in a Las Vegas show, Win wonders if he’ll have to let Randy go for good.
TITLE: O Come, Let Us Adore Him
AUTHOR: Michael P. Thomas
GENRE: Gay Interracial Holiday Erotic Romance (Multiple Partners)
LENGTH: 20,555 words
When Richard is invited to join Colin for Christmas in Cancun, he’s on the next flight out of Winnipeg faster than you can say Feliz Navidad. He’ll take sun and sand over shoveling snow any day, but more importantly, he believes the invitation as an obvious sign Colin has at last chosen him over his rival Joaquin. Now they can get on with the business of being a couple.
But life with Colin is full of surprises. Not only has he also invited Joaquin to Cancun, but he’s hatched a Bachelorette-inspired plan to pit “Dickie” and “Quinoa” against each other in a fight for the Ultimate Prize — which, naturally, is Colin himself.
When his cockamamie scheme turns Richard and Joaquin into allies instead of enemies, Colin may have to recalibrate his approach. Unless bringing everyone together has been his plan all along …
AUTHOR: R.W. Clinger
GENRE: Gay Holiday Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 45,352 words
Thirty-four-year-old thrift store owner Avery Gauge isn’t looking for love. So imagine his surprise when he’s attracted to Judd Maxx, who enters his thrift store searching for a special gift to give to his Aunt Sophie. And Judd is just as interested in Avery.
Adorable, fun, and sexually frisky, the two men enjoy a string of winter dates together. As the small town of Templeton is taken over by a blizzard, Avery has never been more happy in his life, feeling as if he has fallen under what Judd calls a snowspell.
But things with Judd aren’t perfect, and what they hoped would be a happy ever after begins to fall apart when Avery learns of a few wintry tempests in Judd’s life. Can the two men battle the cold and chilly storms of everyday life and end up together? Or will a snowspell keep them apart forever?