All Snug - $3.99
By B.G. Thomas
Elliot and Shawn each want to buy the same one-of-a-kind item for Christmas—a very old and expensive antique bed—as a gift for their lovers. But when they both arrive at the store at the same moment, the proprietor tells them to figure out between themselves who gets the bed. Elliot and Shawn decide to hold a contest: winner buys bed.
And so the competitions begin, from selling charity tickets to cleaning out stables, and interpersonal tension and burgeoning attraction mount as the days until Christmas pass. But who deserves the gift more: Elliot, who can afford the expensive gift for his casual sex partner, or Shawn, who can barely cover rent, and the mysterious man he’s head-over-heels for?
As the Snow Lay All Around - $2.99
By S. Blaise
On Boxing Day, young Gerard Greville’s mother insists that he accompany her on her holiday visits to the servants and the less fortunate, as a lesson in charity. It’s then that Gerard briefly meets Matthias Dunn, a young boy of the servant class. But his short time with Mattie makes a huge impression, and ten years later, Gerard becomes determined to reconnect with him—despite the chasm between their social classes—and discover why Mattie has been so long in his thoughts.
Batteries Not Included - $2.99
By JL Merrow
How would you react if you woke up one morning to find you were in bed with your favorite pop star? More to the point: how would the pop star react? Sam’s celebrity crush, Cain Shepney, isn’t so pleased to wake up with a stranger, but that’s far from the worst shock the day has in store for them both! Sam’s used to his mother messing with his love life, but this time, Lilith may really have gone too far.
Better with Sprinkles - $2.99
By Chrissy Munder
College student Tom Molina isn’t too interested when his roommate Derek tries to convince him to leave his books and help out with the campus LGBTA Center’s annual Christmas cookie sale. But Derek has an ace in the hole to score the center Tom’s grandmother’s sugar cookie recipe: fellow volunteer Jeanette’s cousin just happens to be the organic chemistry T.A. Tom’s been dreaming about. Now Tom just has to hope Isaac is as interested in baking cookies as he is in chemistry and HIV awareness.
Christmas Bells - $2.99
By Andi Deacon
When the ridiculously functional Bell family gathers for the holidays, oldest son Jon, a college professor, is very taken with the friend his brother Eric brings home with him from graduate school. Kim was recently disowned by his family after coming out. Eric just wants to give his friend a simple, happy family holiday, but the rest of the family has another idea: they want to encourage the budding feelings between Kim and Jon, making for a merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
Christmas Wish - $3.99
By B.G. Thomas
Harry is desperately unhappy with his life. He hates his job, his apartment, and most especially, he hates the way he looks. Despite this, once Harry hears that his fantasy man, Javier Torres, is playing Santa at the local gay bar, he can’t wait to get his picture taken sitting on Javier’s lap in hopes of finally catching the sexy man’s attention. But it all goes wrong, and Harry ends up telling a different “Santa” exactly how his life could be made better... but he doesn’t expect his Christmas wish to come true!
Christmas with Danny Fit - $3.99
By Amy Lane
In a perfect moment of cold November sunshine, pudgy accountant Kit Allen realizes Jesse, his new office assistant, is everything he’s ever dreamed about in a man. Feeling supremely unworthy and desperate to get a life—even an imaginary one—Kit embarks on a self-improvement campaign featuring DVD fitness guru, Danny Fit.
In the meantime, Jesse has begun a subtle campaign of his own, one designed to bring Kit out of his DVD dream world and into Jesse’s arms. Jesse isn’t perfect—he’s no Danny Fit—but he hopes that the kind, funny man who has been looking at him so soulfully since his first day at work has what it takes to be everything Jesse has always wanted.
Comfort and Joy - $2.99
By Selina Brody
Still grieving after losing his lover, Randy Mallory hopes to find comfort in achieving their dream of starting a family. It’s a tough proposition under the best of circumstances, but even more so since he’s adopting a child from a foreign country as a single gay parent. Randy is sure that little Bahdri will bring joy to his life, but he hadn’t bargained on meeting the loving and lovely Ben Ballard at the orphanage in India. Why did the first man to spark his interest in all the months since Jason’s death have to live on the opposite side of the earth?
Dulce et Decorum Est - $3.99
By JL Merrow
The First World War cast a long shadow, and in the winter of 1920, it’s still at its darkest. When solicitor’s clerk George Johnson moves into new digs, he’s instantly attracted to friendly fellow lodger Matthew Connaught, who lost an arm in the Great War. As the two become inseparable, George begins to wonder whether it’s just friendship that Matthew feels for him or something more. And if it’s something more... can George risk a revelation of his shameful past?
Enchanted Grounds - $1.49
By Michelle Moore
When Max ducks into a neighborhood coffee shop to escape an oncoming rainstorm, he’s greeted with good cheer, freshly baked cookies, and a mysterious barista, Kristie, who seems to know exactly what Max needs. Charmed by the café, Max returns, and as he makes connections with the other patrons, his creativity returns as well. Between the daily dose of magically delicious baked goods and the nightly dreams of a phantom lover, Max is starting to wonder just how enchanted he is... and if he can keep the dream from ending.
Eternal Flakefall - $1.49
By K.R. Foster
Tired of listening to the unappreciative complaints from Earth’s denizens, Talvi, the Weather God known as Winter, decides to sever all ties to the planet at the end of this season and hand it over to his three sisters to rule. Let them make of the hopeless heap what they will. But when he leaves, he plans to take with him the only redeeming quality Earth possesses: Blake, the young man who loves and appreciates Winter for who he truly is.
The First - $2.99
By Rachel West
Two weeks earlier, a stormy breakup caused by Jimmy’s fears and Adam’s frustrations split them apart, never mind that Adam had stolen Jimmy’s heart. But Jimmy is unable to turn off his feelings—despite his protests to the contrary—and when Adam’s meddling older sister throws them together again on New Year’s Eve, the new year will begin with either a reconciliation or a final parting of ways.
Fishbowl - $1.49
By Dawn Kimberly Johnson
Mick Argall is making ends meet as a shop-window model by keeping quiet, standing in the background, and going unnoticed. He’s played that role for twenty-two years in his personal life as well, watching the world pass him by, remaining alone... until this holiday season, when a certain young man stops to take a good, close look, and makes Mick break out of his mold.
GI Joe Holiday - $3.99
By Amberly Smith
Declan Mathews has two objectives after surviving Navy SEAL Hell Week: keep his secrets hidden and enjoy what may be his last Christmas with his family. But Deck’s holiday plans are shot to bits when his commanding officer orders him to sit for artist Mason Cartwright. How in blue blazes is Deck supposed to stay safely in the closet when there’s a gorgeous, funny man staring at his ass for hours on end? It will take a Christmas miracle.
The Hanukkah Surprise - $2.99
By Rebecca Lynne Fullan
David’s surprise Hanukkah trip for his Gentile boyfriend, Andrew, doesn’t go exactly as planned. First, Andrew hates surprises. Second, they arrive at a picturesque cabin in the woods only to find themselves locked out. Andrew decides that everything will be fine if he can somehow surprise David in turn, but they’ll still have to struggle through a tangle of mishaps and buried feelings to make the holiday a success.
Hopes and Fears - $3.99
By Rowan Speedwell
Brian McCarthy is a cynic who hates Christmas, doesn’t keep in touch with his family, and likes quick hookups and faster goodbyes. The only real relationship he’s ever been in was with the subject of his best-selling book, Caged, a young man held hostage for five years. Unfortunately, it was entirely one-sided, since Zach was already involved with someone else.
So the last thing Brian expects when he goes in for treatment for an injured knee is to develop feelings for his physical therapist. But Jerry seems intent on either avoiding Brian or demanding more than he is willing to give, and Brian doesn’t know if he has the courage to face his past to forge a future.
A spin-off of Finding Zach
Ice Around the Edges - $2.99
By Mary Calmes
Evan Kano’s life is on an even keel until the night he’s shot at the homeless shelter where he works. The resulting turmoil is not caused by a bullet but by a blast from the past: Evan’s first lover has returned to visit him in the hospital and deliver some big news.
Ten years ago, Dixon Bain walked out of Evan’s life because he thought his family didn’t approve of him having a male lover. But Dixon has discovered that what he thought he knew could not be further from the truth, and now he’s returned to claim the only man he’s ever loved... if he can melt the ice around the edges of Evan’s still-wounded heart.
Making His List - $3.99
By Devon Rhodes
When his young niece Bailey moves in, Cory knows he needs to end his casual fling with Ken. Bailey’s had enough upheaval in her short life, and Cory doesn’t want her to get attached to a “friend” who won’t be sticking around. Even so, Cory finds himself continuing to let Ken into his life, but a one-night-stand gone serial isn’t what Cory wants, and so he makes The List: his requirements for the perfect partner.
Helping out during a difficult time, Ken finds himself being pulled into the family unit despite Cory’s previous emotional distance. He hopes he’s finally breaking through, on the verge of convincing Cory to make their relationship more than a casual one. Then, while helping Bailey write to Santa, he finds Cory’s list and takes it as his cue to bow out—just when Cory needs him the most.
Mariah the Christmas Moose - $2.99
By Andrew Grey
Kyle’s mother thinks he’s crazy. He’s just moved from Florida to Anchorage, Alaska for an elementary school teaching job. In December. She may not be far off base. Spooked by a “monster” outside his new house, Kyle calls for the police, only to discover that his attacker is a moose named Mariah. More visits from the moose yield more visits from the same sexy policeman, and the two men explore ways to stay warm in the frozen North.
The Meaning of Vengeance - $2.99
By Jamie Fessenden
In the world of medieval Iceland, family loyalty and complex codes of revenge are everything. When nineteen-year-old Geirr attempts to seek vengeance against Ari Thorgillsson for the death of his older brother, he is nearly killed himself. But Ari has grown tired of the feud that has devastated their families, and he nurses Geirr back to health. The two reach out tentatively to one another, attempting to bridge fifteen years of hatred and death with a bond of friendship. But trust doesn’t come easily to either man, and friendship may not be enough when it comes to a choice between love and duty.
The Next Twenty - $2.99
By Margaret Mills
Stan Winston is a late-middle-aged man who has spent his life being part King Midas and part lounge lizard, happily increasing his wealth as he schmoozed women and lived his life large. He’s been drifting for a while, though, until buddy Jeremy North, just three days out of military service, appears on Stan’s doorstep with a couple of bombshells to drop: he’s gay, and he’s kissing Stan—right now. Between Stan’s first, defensive reaction and the moment that kiss ends, Stan realizes something very important: Jeremy might be what he’s been missing his entire life.
Pop-Ups - $1.49
By Clare London
Jack’s stressful, high-powered life leaves no time for anything except a casual friendship-with-benefits with his neighbor Henry, a laid-back, outdoors type with excellent computer skills. It’s the perfect arrangement for two men who are attracted to each other but don’t have much else in common. Then a few days before Christmas, Jack’s holiday plans are thwarted, leaving him home with just his volatile PC for company while Henry--his usual tech support—is on his way to a secluded Christmas hideaway. So what’s Jack to do when, to his horror, weird pop-ups start appearing?
The Reason for the Season - $2.99
By Chrissy Munder
All college student Adam Everett is trying to do is get to his sister’s house for holiday break. First his car breaks down, then his ride takes off to Vegas with his gas money, forcing Adam to come up with a Plan C. His last hope is a campus ride exchange, where he ends up with the reluctant Michael Brennan. When a “snowpocalypse” forces them to share a motel room, they soon find out there’s more than one reason for the chance happenings of the season.
A Reason to Come Home - $2.99
By Justine Currie
Nathan Calder is a young businessman, successful in every way—according to him. According to his best friend, who fancies herself a matchmaker, he’s letting the best years of his life pass by while he nurses a bruised heart. When his boss sends him to Chicago to work on a project with the handsome and shrewd Paul Madigan, Nathan catches a glimpse of what he’s been missing and realizes just how lonely he’s become. Will his trust issues prevent him from grabbing hold of a possible future with Paul? Or will love manage to sneak up on the elusive Nathan Calder and catch him just in time for Christmas?
Revelations of the Heart - $2.99
By Lori C. Hawkins
All Danny Hillstone wants for Christmas is a steady boyfriend, but after a series of very dull dates, the chances of his wish coming true are pretty slim... until Danny ends up with two men who want to date him. Amy, Danny’s surrogate mother and business partner, fixes him up with Kent Bevans, a handsome lawyer looking for new love. And, literally by accident, Danny meets Sean Robins, a hunky ex-Marine. But just as Danny starts getting to know the new men in his life, disaster strikes, leaving Danny unsure if he’ll have a merry Christmas at all.
Sharing Christmas - $2.99
By Shae Connor
Christmas looks to be a bust for Rick, who’s stuck covering the office over the holiday. But when his neighbor, Steven, invites him to join some residents in their apartment complex who put together gift bags to distribute at a homeless shelter on Christmas Day, Rick decides to join them and finds an unexpected holiday gift: a new love interest.
Silver Thaw - $1.49
By Nora Catherine Price
It’s Christmas morning, and Ben wakes up to a spectacular... hangover. Ben has been mourning his break-up with Michael, the perfect guy, and now he’s lonely and alone while the city is in the throes of a power outage after an unexpected ice storm. But Ben is shaken out of his self-pity by his neighbor Javier, who is checking on everyone in the building after the storm, and during a cobbled-together Christmas celebration, Ben finds himself warming up to both Javier and life itself.
Thyme - $2.99
By K.R. Foster
Julien Lafayette and Gregory Verne, best friends since they were children, could have been more... but Julien was too afraid of destroying their friendship to act on his feelings. By the time he built up his courage, Verne had joined the Marines. Luckily for Julien, his Nana—the witchdoctor of New Orleans—always looks out for him, and for this holiday season, she’ll give him a chance to reclaim what he so foolishly passed up the first time around.
A Trouble Halved - $3.99
By Andy Eisenberg
Allen Schneider is anxious to get away to the freedom of college life. He struggles with being closeted at home and at school, and to make matters worse, he has a huge crush on one of his childhood friends, Greg Harmon, now a big football star.
Allen’s forced to go to Pennsylvania with his family for Christmas rather than staying in Virginia with his friends, but he’s thrilled when Greg starts to text and instant message him. It’s the beginning of a budding romance that develops when Greg ends up visiting family nearby, but as the press of family makes it difficult to find any time alone, will they be able to start something that will last?
Twinkle, Twinkle - $1.49
By Josephine Myles
Recently moved back to his home town alone, Dr. Tom Berriman isn’t looking forward to Christmas. The only decorations he appreciates are the attractive pair of legs belonging to the electrician working on the emergency room ceiling. When the electrician comes crashing down and requires treatment for electric shock, Tom’s mortified to realize the legs belong to a guy he most definitely wasn’t friends with at school.
But newly hunky widower Vince seems willing to bury the hatchet—and Tom starts to think maybe the holiday won’t be so lonely after all!
You Can’t Choose Your Family - $3.99
By Zahra Owens
Jay and Fran have been a couple for twenty years. They have a great relationship with only one minor bone of contention: while Fran is very much a member of Jay’s extended family, to Fran’s family, Jay is just “his business partner.” It’s not that Fran doesn’t want to come out to his family; it’s more that they don’t want to hear it.
When Fran’s father, an evangelical minister, dies, Fran hopes the rest of his family will be more accepting. This hope is nipped in the bud by his very conservative older brother, so Jay’s mother steps in and invites Fran’s mother over for Christmas... but will joining Fran’s happy-go-lucky in-laws be too much for Fran’s mother, or will they help her see the truth of just how much Jay means to Fran?