2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

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Australian Christmas in New York

2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

Vince has been living in New York for the past four years with his partner Chuck, but as Christmas approaches, Vince finds himself missing the weather, smells, and other traditions of the Australian holiday. With Chuck being a little distracted, Vince is feeling sorry for himself, until the day itself arrives....

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Biting the Christmas Biscuit

2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

With friends and family busy or unwelcoming, Alec and Eli make an unusual decision and accept an invitation from the Tuckers, the family of Eli's dead lover. At first it makes for an uncomfortable holiday, but both men may find questions answered and fears quieted by basking in the love and understanding of the colorful clan.

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Charity Starts at Home

2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

During the Christmas holidays, the affluent Haden knocks on the door of Quinn's homeless shelter with a proposition: he wants to help make Christmas a little brighter for the shelter's residents. But Quinn is suspicious of Haden's motives and money. The fact that their worlds are miles apart is painfully clear, and although Quinn finds he just might be able to love Haden, his own prejudices might block the way to a future together.

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Earth and Sun, Cedar and Sage

2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness
Well Traveled Stories |

Gideon Makepeace grew up in Bill Tourney's Traveling Wild West Show, so he knows Indians better than a lot of folks of his day. He and his half-breed lover, Jedediah Buffalo Bird, are traveling east to New Orleans where Gideon hopes they'll find a home together, safe among the crowds of the big city. But it's winter in the desert and a storm is blowing in, so when they run across Kingman, Arizona, just before Christmas, they decide to take their chances and hunker down for the holiday.

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Four Grooms and a Queen

Murder Most Gay Series
2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

A Murder Most Gay Novella

Life is good these days for rookie cops and best friends Patrick St. James and Hank Capstone. They've closed the books on two high-profile serial murder cases and survived unscathed. Now they learn that they've earned the admiration of their peers and superiors and that they've both been promoted to detective third-class. Things are good on the home front too--both men have loving partners who worry about them but support them wholeheartedly. Could things get any better? How about a double wedding on Christmas Eve?

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Home for Christmas

2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

Connell and Spence met on the Savannah riverwalk, drawn together by Spence's music and the sudden passion that flared between them. But when Connell has to return to England, rather than wearing itself out as long-distance relationships often do, their attraction only grows stronger. Facing the holidays alone, Connell decides there's only one place he wants to be for Christmas--with Spence.

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If I Must

2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

Joel Martinez, a practical and organized computer programmer, is roommates with Ian Cooper, a certified IQ-in-the- stratosphere mathematical genius who literally can't find his own underwear in the mess of his day-to-day life. When Joel uneasily leaves Ian for the holidays, he ends up telling stories to his sister and discovers he feels much more for Ian than he thought. So when Ian calls, distraught because the only other thing in his life that loves him (a half-feral cat named Manky Bastard) is going to have to be put down, Joel hurries back home hoping that opposites really do attract.

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Mitchell's Presence

2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

Arthur is so emotionally jaded that he prefers nameless, faceless encounters allowing him the freedom to walk away. But then he meets Mitchell while hunting for an office Secret Santa gift. Mitchell is kind, funny, and quick-witted, and while Arthur starts thinking about a meaningless hook-up, he's also considering what it might be like to know Mitchell better. Despite their all-too-apparent differences, Arthur sets out to woo Mitchell. In the process he finds himself not only thinking of changing but of doing everything he can think of to make it happen so he can finally find a home.

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One Night Stand

2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

Teddy realizes he drank too much at the office Christmas party when he wakes up in a hotel room with confused memories of a night of fierce, fabulous sex and a man asleep beside him. He doesn't know how his outrageous behavior will be judged by his boss, but he'll find out soon... when his boss wakes up.

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The Santa Mug

2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

When Marlon died on Christmas Eve, Darren withdrew from the holidays, and life in general, until Max, the man who introduced him to Marlon, invites Darren to his parents' house for Thanksgiving.  Darren agrees and is immediately overwhelmed by Max's large, boisterous family. He tries to retreat behind familiar barriers, but Max has other ideas for the reclusive young man. It's not until Max delivers Marlon's last Christmas gift, four years late, that Darren truly understands that love is the greatest gift of all.

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Silent Night

2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

A blizzard hits Detroit, and Jonah and Max, teammates on an independent wrestling promotion, find themselves stranded on Christmas Eve. Max has a steady mate at home, but he's longed for Jonah for years, so he's going to take this chance and prove to Jonah that he thinks he's a lot more than a muscle-bound pretty face.

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Silver and Gold

2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

Geoff Radcliffe is having a mid-life crisis just in time for the holidays. He goes into a tailspin after hearing from his first love, picks up a stranger who locks him out of the house in nothing but his pants, and then he gets up the courage to go get rid of his grey, and the colorist refuses to 'do' Geoff's hair! But Abe Golden, thrilled that the hunky silver-tipped guy has admitted he's gay, does 'do' him, taking him home for the hottest night of Geoff's life. After three heavenly days of smoking hot sex, Abe has done the unimaginable: he's fallen in love. And when he finds out that Geoff has been using him to practice for another man, Abe is at first heartbroken... and then he plots how to show Geoff the value of combining silver and gold.

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Simple Gifts

Love Means... Series
2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

A Love Means... Story

Eli never regrets leaving the Amish community to live with his lover, except maybe at Christmastime, when the pull of family is strongest. But even if Eli's family could accept his love for Geoff, he doesn't want them shunned by the community for his choices. So he's reconciled himself to a Christmas without them, until Geoff gives him a gift that changes the way Eli defines family.

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Snow Follies

2009 Advent Calendar | Mistletoe Madness

When Eric Hanley, nerdy scientist and college professor, decides to move to Flagstaff to be closer to his sister Shannon and her twin boys, the unexpected happens: a chance meeting with the man of his dreams. Unbeknownst to him, that man turns out to be Cameron Gallagher, a police officer and Shannon's neighbor. Now the holidays are here and through a series of mishaps and accidental meetings, they're starting to grow close. Will they keep hiding the attraction they feel? Or will they finally find true love in each other's arms?

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