Sunday, November 26, 2017

Release Blitz: Make The Yuletide Gay Anthology (Review)

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Sleigh bells ring—are you listening?

It’s that time of year again, and we have the perfect way to get you in the mood: A free anthology! Five holiday stories that are guaranteed to warm your heart, heat up your cold nights, and most importantly: Make your yuletide gay.

A Christmas Party to Remember by Nicky Spencer

Last Christmas, Cory and Wes made a connection that left them both thanking Santa. But when Cory doesn’t show up for their first date, Wes swears he won’t make that mistake again. This year, can Santa’s magic find a way to bring them back together?

Let’s Not Go Crazy by Stephen Hoppa

The holidays are stressful enough without Ethan’s boyfriend Nate trying to kill him with Christmas cheer. But Nate’s found a whole new way to torture Ethan when he reveals that he wants kids. Will their conflicting desires tear their relationship apart, or will they find a way to ring in the new year stronger than ever?

Captain Jack and the Snack Attack by Addison Albright

Two men determined to win the same treasure at a charity silent auction, a wayward kitten, grumbling tummies, and a dilemma: what’s the correct gift-giving etiquette for a first date that’s mere days before Christmas, and what could possibly go awry with this merry combination?

The Christmas Day Date by Nell Iris

One rainbow Christmas tree in harm’s way and an afternoon spent eating far too many cookies, equals two men with changed holiday plans. But how does that translate into a date?

The Year of the Monkey by Amy Tasukada

The last thing Aoi wants to do for New Year’s is spend it with his boyfriend's parents. They were far from thrilled when their son came out. Can Aoi warm their hearts making traditional mochi or will they end up in an even stickier situation?

A Christmas Party to Remember by Nicky Spencer
This was such a cute story. I really liked Wes and while I wasn't sure about Cory at first, what with him not meeting Wes at the place he'd asked him to go for their first date, but once it all was explained, I was fully on board with them getting a second chance at connecting. Even with this book being so short, I could feel their connection and I was definitely rooting for their HEA. 

4 Stars!

Let’s Not Go Crazy by Stephen Hoppa

While Let's Not Go Crazy is a continuation of another story by Stephen Hoppa that I haven't read, there's enough background information so the reader won't be too lost. I really liked seeing how Ethan and Nate worked through their issue, in this case, Nate wanting kids and Ethan telling him he doesn't want any, and finding a way so the two could be happy. It was a very sweet story. 

4 Stars! 

Captain Jack and the Snack Attack by Addison Albright

I would've wished for this book to be longer, as it was, I felt it ended too abruptly and while there was obviously some chemistry between Kenton and Gordie, I was just beginning to warm up to them when the story ended. I do hope Ms. Albright will consider expanding it in the future because I thought it had tons of potential. 

3.5 Stars!

The Christmas Day Date by Nell Iris

This was such a sweet, feel-good story. I felt it was a bit confusing at first, but it didn't take me long to be swept away into Julius and Lenny's story. They were perfect for each other and I loved seeing them give themselves a chance at starting something.

4 Stars!

The Year of the Monkey by Amy Tasukada

This was such a sweet continuation to Aoi and Sato's story. It was lovely that, even knowing that Sato's mother didn't exactly like him, Aoi would make the effort of going to spend New Year's with Sato's family, because it was what Sato wanted. It doesn't hurt that I really like Sato and Aoi together. *winks* 

Overall: 4 Stars!!!

Overall, this was a pretty solid anthology, all the stories were enjoyable and just perfect to cuddle up on a cold afternoon. Very recommendable! 

Author Bios

Addison Albright is a writer living in the middle of the USA. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance in contemporary settings. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, french fries, “open window weather,” cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.

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Stephen Hoppa is an author of gay romance who sometimes doubts his own existence. He writes sexy stories about boys kissing and more, because he thinks sex and love are magic. He writes flawed, broken characters who go beyond shades of grey into completely technicoloured morality, because rainbows are the sh*t. (He also writes gratuitous smut...)

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Amy Tasukada
lives in North Texas with a calico cat called O’Hara. As an only child her day dreams kept her entertained, and at age ten she started to put them to paper. Since then her love of writing hasn’t cease. She can be found drinking hot tea and filming Japanese street fashion hauls on her Youtube channel.

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Nicky Spencer is a romance writer of all pairings. Nicky is a firm believer that love conquers all– that’s why her favorite theme is forbidden love. If two (or three!) people shouldn’t be together, Nicky will find a way to get them there. When you love someone, nothing else matters.

Nicky lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with no husband, no kids and a part-time dog. She loves to read, write, listen to podcasts, watch baseball and waste time on the internet. She is firmly anti- oxford comma.

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Nell Iris is a romantic at heart who believes everyone deserves a happy ending, believes passionately in equality for all regardless of race, gender or sexuality, and wants to make the world a better, less hateful, place.

Nell is a 40-something bisexual Swedish living in Malaysia, where she spends her days writing, surfing the Internet, enjoying the heat, and eating good food.

Nell Iris writes gay romance, prefers sweet over angsty, and loves to write diverse and different characters.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting our release blitz and for your wonderful review!