Short Stories

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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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Kyler Nelson and Jordan Hanson had both been saved from life on the streets by a very special man, Mason Orrick. Working side by side in Mason's company, desire built between the two young men, exploding in one shared night that ended in disaster, but years have passed and tragedy can make you reevaluate what is important. When their mentor is murdered, Kyler and Jordan discover their attraction is as strong as ever - but before they can think of a future together, they need to face the truth about their pasts.

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The 1957 Cadillac El Dorado Brougham was a classic both Chris and Gaetano couldn't bear to let die.  She belonged on the open road, blowing the doors off everything she passed, making everybody stop and stare.  Pooling their resources to pay for her restoration, it wasn't long before their passion for returning her to pristine condition spilled over into passion for each other – until a stupid mistake threatens to leach all the magic from their dreams.

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After riding the last, toughest bull ride of his career, Doug is faced with an even tougher opponent, his former lover, Jamie. Doug had pushed the younger, freer rodeo cowboy away – for his own good – knowing it was no good for Jamie to be tied to a retired nobody. What he didn’t expect was that Jamie might not agree with him.

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Joel had worked with Bruce/Brian/Bryce for months and never given the other man a second thought - heck, he couldn't even keep his name straight!  When a scheming co-worker tries to steal credit for one of Joel's ideas, a surprising offer of help opens his eyes to a way to keep more than just their customer satisfied.

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Micah and Cameron like a little spice in their relationship, and they both look forward to games night. Except that Micah's gotten impatient and decides he can't wait until their scheduled night to share his latest fantasy with his lover. Instead, he surprises "Lord" Cameron with a manservant who's both unusually innocent and unusually responsive.

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Ragged Dick

Timeless Dreams

Darby Killare is the son of an Earl, traveling home for his sister's wedding when he's waylaid by the notorious highwayman known as Ragged Dick. But as Richard is quick to learn, Darby is not quite the innocent he seems...

A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.

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Life was quiet in Dry Oaks, Montana, and that was the way Sheriff Jeremiah Bates liked it.  When a cattle drive hit town, he expected the usual lot of drinkin', gamblin', whorin' cow hands - but the feelings cowboy Duke Milo aroused in him were anything but usual.

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The new mayor of a small California town, Jim Alexander has lots of changes planned - but coming out of the closet isn't one of them. When Scott Morgan sets out to seduce him, will they be able to keep their relationship out of the public eye?

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Sean's dreams are haunted by images of sweat, leather, bondage, and sex. Confiding in his longtime friend Diana gives him the courage to ask around – and his boyfriend David leads him to the Warehouse … where all sorts of fantasies are about to come true.

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Profiler Alan Haver and Sheriff's Deputy Dale Carson start out at each others' throats - literally. But a brutal double murder forces them to work together to find the killer. When mystic forces intervene and they find themselves drawn to each other, the two have to decide if letting the spirit move them is the right choice.

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