Thursday, March 10, 2011
Romance Book Scene: His For The Holiday
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Holiday/Male-Male
Publisher: Carina Press
Purchase this book here through: Amazon
Okay, okay I know this is a Christmas book and I'm three months behind, but when I said I hadn't read a good LGBT lately, some were sent and now I have a few to check out.
Not that there aren't some really good LGBT books out now actually I was just looking for something with more of a story line and less on the sex. This particular book was sent, according the the sender, because of the short stories are written by four of the top LGBT authors around. I'd read books from two of the authors, but was first for LB Gregg and Harper Fox.
For me those two were the best novellas in the four, not that I didn't like the other two, but Mistletoe at Midnight and Nine Lights Over Edinburgh were exactly what I was looking for.
In Mistletoe at Midnight Caleb gets a second chance with Owen, the man he left behind. Owen is changing his life completely. He is moving to a new state. Opening a new practice. For the Christmas his family decides to spend the holiday at an Inn close to Owen's new house. When Owen arrives he is surprised to see his high school boyfriend is also staying at the small Inn.
Neither Owen or Caleb knew that the other would be at the Inn. The apparent chance meeting sets sparks flying again, but can Owen trust Caleb his first and only love who left him without so much as a goodbye.
In Nine Lights Oven Edinburgh, Scottish undercover Detective James McBride is a burned out and having problems, not only on his assignment and his boss, but also at home. When McBride is put to work in protecting a diplomat and meets the man of his dreams.
Israeli national Tobias Leitner, is also having a bad time. His former partner was killed in the line of duty and he is under investigation. During the investigation he has been sent to protect the same diplomat as McBride. There is an instant attraction between the two men, but before they can get together they need to clear up their past.
These books are sold separately, but it is a much better deal to purchase the whole anthology.
Mistletoe at Midnight by LB Gregg
Nine Lights Over Edinburgh by Harper Fox
I Heard Him Exclaim by Z.A. Maxfield
Icecapade by Josh Lanyon
Spicing Up the Season
Hope brightens a bleak Edinburgh December. A man gets a second chance with his high school crush. A decade-long game of cat and mouse comes to a passionate conclusion. And Santa Claus drives a red muscle car. Heat up your holidays with this collection of four festive tales from some of the top talent in the male/male genre.
Stories also available for purchase separately.