Holiday books

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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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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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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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Christmas Angel

2008 Advent Calendar | Christmas Dreams

Undercover detective Gabe is tracking a ring of thieves through the Electronics barn store, where Dillon catches his eye. Gabe didn’t expect to find an angel among sinners, but he knows he wants to be in the giving spirit, if he can convince Dillon to accept.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2008 Advent Calendar package "Christmas Dreams".

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Christmas Traditions

2008 Advent Calendar | Christmas Dreams

"Happy" was the last word Royce Spaulding would use to describe his childhood memories when it came to Christmas. Reunited with the only man he had ever loved, Caden Foster was determined to give Royce a lifetime of happy memories, starting with a very personal new Christmas tradition.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2008 Advent Calendar package "Christmas Dreams".

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Cruise for Christmas

2008 Advent Calendar | Christmas Dreams

When Henry Gilmore is given a private stateroom on a gay cruise for a Christmas present, he has visions of cute party boys, hunky muscle gods, and breaking his run of bad luck when it comes to love. Things don't turn out quite as he planned, but sometimes Santa knows best and two out of three ain't bad.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2008 Advent Calendar package "Christmas Dreams".

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Hang a Shining Star

2008 Advent Calendar | Christmas Dreams

Stuck buying the last tree off the last lot on the last day before Christmas, Evan is making do. Faced with moving the tree on his own, he lucks out when Eric, a former student, offers to help. When they find out they're both alone for Christmas, it only seems natural to share it together.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2008 Advent Calendar package "Christmas Dreams".

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Long Way Home

2008 Advent Calendar | Christmas Dreams

Andy’s Mom sends him to his childhood home to check on the house for Christmas -- and he can’t avoid memories of the past, especially when Jake shows up on his doorstep to spark a fire in the unheated house.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2008 Advent Calendar package "Christmas Dreams".

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Return of the Sun

2008 Advent Calendar | Christmas Dreams

Surviving the battle but threatened by the cold, Sweyn is desperately seeking shelter when he stumbles across a priest gathering the holy mistletoe for Yule. Demanding succor, he is surprised with the priest turns on him, not at all the gentle lamb he appears. They are an odd pair to pass the evening together keeping warm ….

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2008 Advent Calendar package "Christmas Dreams".

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Santa's Littlest Helper

2008 Advent Calendar | Christmas Dreams

Little Tegan wants nothing more than for her Daddies to get back together for Christmas. For the two men who don’t know how to mend fences, Santa’s help is the little bit of Christmas magic they need.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2008 Advent Calendar package "Christmas Dreams".

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Secret Santa

2008 Advent Calendar | Christmas Dreams

Zach knows he shouldn’t wait until the week of Christmas to do his shopping, but it seems like he never learns. It’s not until he passes by a mall Santa with very familiar eyes that the evening starts looking up.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2008 Advent Calendar package "Christmas Dreams".

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Where's Santa?

2008 Advent Calendar | Christmas Dreams

Chris has been hired as the new Santa at Danny's store, and he's just the guy Danny wishes he had on his personal Christmas gift list. When Chris has a crisis of confidence and Danny finds him hiding in the stock room, it looks like Danny's Christmas wish will be granted by a Santa who's very real.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2008 Advent Calendar package "Christmas Dreams".

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Spur of the moment, Alec invites co-worker Brenden to spend the winter holidays with him. The longer they're together, the more frustrated Alec gets, until a combination of Christmas cookies and spiced tamales lead to a new tradition for them both.

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