Short Stories

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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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Multi-millionaire Pasha Barazov wants the best for his horse that's training for the Derby. Lucky for him, help comes in the form of Billy Donner, a stablehand who has just the right touch to keep Pasha's stallion in line. What Pasha wants to know is if Billy's touch will soothe him like it does Phirebird or if it will send him up in flames.

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Facing the final test to join the elite motorcycle gang, The Chosen, Thomson tries to prepare for anything so he can earn his colors. Meeting the other members just ratchets up the tension – he knows he can face each man one-on-one, but even if he's willing, can he take them all?

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Ricky's a consummate professional on the prowl, and he's got his sights set on a lady with a ton of money to drop in his direction. But while stringing her along on the transatlantic cruise, he runs into the gorgeous and enigmatic Tony – a fellow conman looking for a way to pass the time until the fish bite.

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There's a fine line between sex therapy and something more, especially when your heart gets involved. Dr. Jaydin Ellis finds out the hard way when his patient, Mack, sues him for sexual harassment. Jay knew he'd gone too far by falling in love, but when Mack asks to talk with him, he hopes they might just find some middle ground.

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