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Welcome Cameron Allie

Today’s guest is

Cameron Allie with her story, A Little Bit of Naughty

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Three lonely people. One chilly winter evening. Multiple bottles of wine. A crackling fire. One hot night that might lead to more…

Brandi is interested in having a sexual affair with her friend Emily. Brandi thinks one hot night will be enough to cleanse her need for Emily, the only problem: Emily’s straight.

Emily has a crush on their friend Reed, who has recently been dumped. Brandi sees this as an opportunity to help Emily capture Reed’s attention, while also scratching her own itch. Quiet, bookish Emily agrees to Brandi’s wicked plan, and finds herself more than a little intrigued by the idea of surprising Reed with a three-way.


The whistling sound emanating from Emily’s phone indicated she had a text message.

When Emily glanced at it, Brandi saw her brow furrow in confusion. “What is it?” Brandi asked before taking a sip of coffee.

Emily looked up from her phone.“Reed just texted me, but all it says is that Rachel left. What do you suppose that means?”

Brandi shrugged. “Ask him.”

Brandi watched as Emily’s pale,slender fingers glided over the keyboard, carefully selecting each letter.Brandi continued to drink her coffee. It did wonders to warm her up on such a chilly afternoon. With Christmas only a week away, the coffee shop was decorated with lights, ribbons, and little Santa Claus dolls. People stood inline waiting to order a drink or a treat, most of which were themed for the holidays. Everything from eggnog Frappuccinos to gingerbread cookies helped to spread cheer to those dusting the snow off their coats.

“You don’t think he means that she actually left, do you? I mean like packed up and left, left,” Emily wondered as she set the phone down.

“Maybe. It’s not news they were having problems. They fought all the time. It’s been like an icebox in their house for months. Do you remember, like, three months ago we had dinner there,and they didn’t speak to each other the whole time? After we left we could hear them yelling at each other. That’s just not healthy.”

“But that was months ago. You don’t think they’re still upset?”

Emily was such a sweetheart. A naïve sweetheart. She worried about everyone’s problems, and she constantly wondered what people thought of her. If Brandi had to guess what Emily wanted for Christmas, she was sure it would be world peace, but Brandi knew there was something naughty lurking beneath that good-girl persona. No one could be that nice all the time. Brandi was trying hard to get that mischievous side to show.

The phone whistled again. They both looked at it. Emily snatched it up before Brandi had a chance to read the text as it skidded across the screen. Brandi smiled as a gasp escaped Emily’s pretty mouth.

“She did! She actually left him.”

Causally, Brandi asked, “When?”

The phone whistled again.

“Last week. He wants to know what I’m doing.” She bit her lip. “He wants to talk.”

Now it was Brandi’s turn to gasp. “You like him, don’t you!”

Emily blushed.

“Admit it.”

“He’d never go for me. He’s so suave and debonair. He’s always wearing fancy clothes, and he makes a lot of money. He’s out of my league. Rachel was perfect for him, classy, refined. Geez! The two of them used to go to wine tastings.”

“It didn’t work out for him and Rachel, though, did it? She was too snooty. He needs someone who actually want shim, not the outward appearance.” Brandi considered the situation and came up with an ideaone that would give Emily a shot at Reed, plus give herself a chance to see what was beneath Emily’s candy-coating. “You know what we should do?”


Brandi quickly glanced around the crowded coffee shop. Emily followed suit, looking from table to table, before her gaze settled back on Brandi’s. Reaching across the table, Brandi placed her hand on Emily’s, leaned forward, and whispered, “We should have a three-way.”

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About Cameron

Romance author Cameron Allie grew up in a small town north of Toronto. As a child she loved stories, and after reading her first romance novel at age fifteen, her dreams of writing became singularly focused on the love story. She is currently living in Ontario with her husband, their young daughter and with their cat, who is constantly trying to interrupt the writing process.

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Welcome Amy Aislin

Today we have
Amy Aislin with Christmas Lane!

It’s recent college graduate Zach Greenfeld’s favorite time of the year and he’s just received a temporary gig planning Lighthouse Bay’s Christmas parade. Not only does it speak to his penchant for organization, it also puts him face to face on a daily basis with his unrequited crush—Holland Stone. But his new job starts off in disaster when the most important float—Santa’s sleigh—gets damaged. 

Holland needs to win the Lighthouse Bay Christmas parade float competition in order to grow his new dollhouse-making business. The prize is an article in a major city newspaper, and nothing beats free advertising. Except, eager to help the adorable parade organizer, he volunteers to help fix Santa’s sleigh, leaving no time to work on his own float, and putting his prize at risk.

Damaged floats, snowstorms, and a last-minute parade emergency force Zach and Holland closer than ever. All they need is a little bit of Christmas magic to help them realize they belong together. 

Title: Christmas Lane

Series: Lighthouse Bay #1

Publisher:  self-published

Release Date (Print & Ebook): November 29, 2018

Length (Print & Ebook): approx. 65,000 words

Genre: m/m contemporary romance

Tropes: May/December, small town

Cover design: Jay Aheer at Simply Defined Art

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“Christmas is my favorite time of year,” Zach said.

“You don’t say.”

Something soft hit him in the back. Whirling, he gaped at a smirking Holland, then at the crumbled snowball at his feet.

“You didn’t!”

Holland’s smile widened. “Oh, I did. What are you gonna do about it?”

This was a new side to Holland. One Zach was totally on board with. He grinned and scooped up some snow. “It’s on!” A second snowball hit him in the shoulder. He straightened, gave a war cry, and—

Where’d Holland go?

Whack. A snowball to the back of the head. Pieces flaked off and fell down the back of his jacket.

“Ahhhhh!” Hopping around, he tried to get it out to the chorus of Holland’s laughter. “Cold, cold, cold.”

Holland poked his head out from the other side of the Christmas tree. Another snowball hit Zach in the thigh.

“Oh, this is war, Holland!”Giving a great cry, Zach tackled Holland to the ground. Snow sprayed in an arc around them, getting everywhere. In their hair, in their boots, up pant legs,underneath jackets that got rucked up as they tumbled, exposing skin to the elements.

“Ha ha!” Zach crowed from atop Holland, where he straddled Holland’s thighs, arms in the air in triumph. “I win!”

“You think so?” Holland flipped them, and all of a sudden, Zach found himself on his back, staring up at a laughing Holland.

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He froze as calloused fingertips lightly brushed his cheek, sweeping away a small patch of snow. Holland’s hair, mostly white with streaks of dark brown, almost sparkled in the brilliant lights of the tree. His weight pressed Zach into the snowy ground, but Zach didn’t register the cold or the hard earth. Pressed together from thigh to chest, all Zach felt was Holland’s hard body against his own. His heart pumped. What would he see in Holland’s eyes if Zach met them? Curious and apprehensive in equal measure, Zach lifted his gaze.

Holland’s eyes, the color of faded denim in the light of day, were black as the night against a backdrop of red, green, blue, and white lights that shone from the tree. Only inches away, they locked with Zach’s. Zach’s breath left him in a rush, fanning against Holland’s face. Holland’s gaze dropped to Zach’s lips.

Zach quivered, waiting.

Clearing his throat, Holland stood, towering above Zach at his full six-foot-two height. He held out a hand. “Let me walk you home.”

Zach slumped deeper into the snow and closed his eyes against the disappointment.


Smiling gamely, Zach took Holland’s hand and let Holland pull him up and walk him home.

Amy Aislin

Amy started writing on a rainy day in fourth grade when her class was forced to stay inside for recess. Tales of adventures with her classmates quickly morphed into tales of adventures with the characters in her head. Based in the suburbs of Toronto, Amy is a marketer/fundraiser at a large environmental non-profit in Toronto by day, and a writer by night. Book enthusiast, animal lover and (very)amateur photographer, her interests are many and varied, including travelling,astronomy, ecology, and baking. She binge watches too much anime, and loves musical theater, Julie Andrews, the Backstreet Boys, and her hometown of Oakville, Ontario. 




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Welcome Helena Stone

Helena Stone is here to tell us about her Christmas Surprises!

Christmas Surprises

Thank you Lynn Michaels for inviting me to your blog and allowing me to tell you and your followers about my two new Christmas stories. Yes, you read that right:  two! Let me tell you how that happened.

Writing a Christmas story was the last thing on my mind this November. After all, I’d written one this summer, submitted it to Dreamspinner Press and, much to my delight, had it accepted for the 2018 Advent Calendar. So, as far as I was concerned, that was Christmas done and dusted—thank you very much.

But,  my muse being a temperamental creature, decided to show me another idea when I was about ten days into NaNoWriMo writing a completely different story. I know better than to ignore or annoy my muse, so I interrupted writing story #1 and dove, head first, into what would eventually be a 16k long Young Adult, Christmas, coming out tale.

And that’s why I’m here promoting not one, but two Christmas releases. I’ll start with the surprise story: A Miracle in the Library since that has been available for over two weeks by now.


Seventeen-year-old Mitch McCann has been trying to dodge his bullies for eighteen months. He isn’t out, but that hasn’t stopped the popular gang at school from tormenting him for being gay. Three weeks before Christmas, in a desperate attempt to shake his pursuers, Mitch flees into the abandoned community hall, only to discover the building is far from empty; inside he finds a fully stocked library as well as Mr. Nichols, the very welcoming librarian.

The library turns into Mitch’s refuge of choice, where he can read books that answer his endless questions, without fear of encountering abuse. His peace of mind is shattered when nineteen-year-old Cian Leavy enters his sanctuary. Cian is the boy who made Mitch realize he’s gay, and he’s more attractive now than he was eighteen months ago, when Mitch literally ran into him.

Will Cian unwittingly disrupt Mitch’s life again? Or has the scene been set for a miracle in the library?

UNIVERSAL BUY LINK for Christmas in the Library

My second story, Too Hot for Santa, is, as I mentioned, part of the DSP Advent Calendar. As such, I have no clear idea when exactly it will go out to those who subscribed to the whole anthology, but, I can tell you all about the book.


Jonah Walsh’s fledgling acting career in Dublin comes to an abrupt end when a video of him in a compromising position goes viral on social media. The offer of a part in a Christmas play in Sydney, Australia arrives at exactly the right time, although he isn’t sure about celebrating Christmas in the scorching heat. Nick Claseman isn’t happy that the actor he and his sister have hired will be occupying his granny flat. As for Jonah’s enthusiasm for Christmas, Nick doesn’t get it. He hasn’t decorated or celebrated in years.

When Jonah turns out to be anything but a stuck-up starlet with delusions of grandeur, and Nick proves he’s not usually grumpy and borderline hostile, the two men gravitate toward each other. Their attraction morphs into something more when Jonah reacquaints Nick with the pleasures of Christmas and Nick shows Jonah the beauty of Australia. But Jonah is only Down Under for a few months. It would take a Christmas miracle for them to have a future together.

At the time of writing this post, Too Hot for Christmas is only available on the Dreamspinner site. But, keep an eye out for social media posts from me. I’ll share the various other links as soon as they are available.

LINK to Dreamspinner Advent Calendar

LINK to Too Hot for Christmas in the DSP store

Amazon links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Author Bio

Helena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode.

The urge to write came as a surprise. The realization that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer imagine not sharing the characters in her head and heart with the rest of the world.

Having left the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and quiet of the Irish Country side she divides her time between reading, writing, long and often wet walks with the dog, her part-time job in a library, a grown-up daughter and her ever loving and patient husband.

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Welcome A E Ryecart

Today’s guest is

A E Ryecart with

A Kiss Before Christmas and

Company for Christmas

A Kiss Before Christmas:

A Kiss Before Christmas: A snowy London love story

Christmas is looming and Jack De Lacy needs a solution to one hell of a fix.

Dumped by his boyfriend in favour of his best friend, Jack’s been busy bragging about the hot new man in his life.

A hot new man who doesn’t exist.

With an important function to attend where he’ll come face-to-face with his ex, Jack knows he’ll be a laughing stock when his boasts are exposed as nothing more than wishful thinking. He’s desperate but time, like his options, is running out.

Rory Kincaid is scared he won’t last another night sleeping rough on London’s frozen, snowbound streets. With all the homeless shelters full, Rory seeks refuge in the first empty doorway he stumbles across.

Finding Rory shivering in the sub-zero temperatures, Jack can no more send him away than kick a puppy out into the cold. A shower, shave and hot drink later, and the grubby street kid is transformed into a beautiful young man.

As the attraction between them grows, so does a plan that will get Jack out of the mess he’s in and give Rory a warm, safe home for Christmas. Sweet and adorable, Rory will make a great fake boyfriend for the festive season – the problem is, neither Jack nor Rory is sure where the make-believe ends and the truth begins.

Warning: this 37k novella contains a camp Christmas tree, a drag queen Christmas fairy called Doris, way too many jugs of eggnog, a closet posh boy, and the sweetest Kiss Before Christmas ever.

Available to buy on Amazon or read in KU.

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Company for  Christmas:

Who says fairy tales are only make-believe?

Every night, Nathan works the street known as The Rack. Like every other rent boy, he dreams his Prince Charming will come and take him away to a better life.

Too bad Nathan’s stopped believing in fairy tales.

Max has everything except the one thing he craves: somebody to love, cherish, and protect.

Somebody to call his own.

When Nathan and Max’s worlds collide on the cold and grimy backstreet, little do they know that Christmas magic has already cast its spell.

Maybe fairy tales really can come true after all.

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Hello, I’m A E (or Ali as my readers know me). I write mm romance and gay fiction ranging from sweet and warm with all the fuzzies to gritty, hard-edged and challenging. Born and raised in London, I like to set my stories against the background of the big bad city. Much of the action takes place in around places I’ve lived, worked, or just spent time in – usually with a large glass of wine in hand it has to be said – but with a little artistic licence applied. I now live just outside London in a house that’s always untidy and with a husband who keeps me fueled with endless mugs coffee and, of course, glasses of wine.

Find me on my website at where you can also sign up to my mailing list, and in return I’ll send you a free story as a big squishy thank you. I’ll also send you a monthly newsletter updating you on what I’m up to,what’s coming next, books I’ve read and recommend, and a whole lot more.

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Welcome Annabeth Albert

Today we have 

Annabeth Albert and

Better Not Pout!

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Hi everyone! Thank you so much to Lynn for having me here. I wanted to talk about one of my favorite parts of the holiday season: Santa. Now I just turned 40, but I still believe in Santa. Why? Because I cherish what Santa represents.  To me, Santa stands for the spirit of doing something for someone else without expecting thanks or recognition, and for trying to do those selfless acts of giving in a way that promotes the magic of the holidays.

I’ve loved being Santa for my own kids, both of whom now know the truth about Santa, which is a little sad for me, but to me, the power of Santa goes deeper than merely Christmas morning surprises. Santa is the mystery donor in who paid off all the layaway items at an inner-city Walmart. Santa is the giving trees all across the country, and the kind donors who choose to fulfill the wishes from those requests. Santa is the food pantries and soup kitchens serving up holiday meals. Santa is the secret packages left on doorsteps and mailboxes.

Santa is more than the magic of the season too—the mall Santas hearing endless wishes, the hard working parents and relatives working to make those wishes come true. It’s not always easy being Santa, especially if your own cheer is in short supply!

In my latest release, BETTER NOT POUT, I wanted to capture this spirit of Santa with a reluctant hero who isn’t sure he has any holiday magic of his own. He learns that Santa is so much more than the suit, and the transformation in him also opens his heart to truelove. His co-hero is the embodiment of everything good about the holidays, and his belief in holiday magic really is a big part of what transforms my grumpy hero from solider to Santa.

If you’re interested, check out BETTER NOT POUT:

One hard-nosed military police officer.

One overly enthusiastic elf.

One poorly timed snowstorm.

Is it a recipe for disaster? Or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for holiday romance?

Teddy MacNally loves Christmas and everything that goes along with it. When he plays an elf for his charity’s events, he never expects to be paired with a Scrooge masquerading as Santa Claus. His new mission: make the holiday-hating soldier believe he was born to say ho-ho-ho.

Sergeant Major Nicholas Nowicki doesn’t do Santa, but he’s army to his blood. When his CO asks an unusual favor, Nick of course obliges. The elf to his Kris Kringle? Tempting. Too tempting—Nick’s only in town for another month, and Teddy’s too young, too cheerful and too nice fora one-night stand. 

The slow, sexy make-out sessions while Teddy and Nick are alone and snowbound, though, feel like anything but a quick hookup. As a stress-free holiday fling turns into Christmas all year round, Teddy can’t imagine his life without Nick. And Nick’s days on the base may be coming to a close, but he doesn’t plan on leaving anything, or anyone, behind.

This book is approximately 65,000 words

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Even on Audible!

And check it out on Goodreads!

Annabeth Albert

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open–no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children.

Annabeth Albert

Put a Little Rainbow in Your Romance

Twitter: @AnnabethAlbert



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Welcome Lynn Michaels

Here’s eXtasybooks author Lynn Michaels with a Frostbite Christmas.

Guard your heart, or Jack Frost will freeze it.

Jack Frost is all about the freezing cold, and he not only wants to freeze the earth, but he also wants to freeze people’s hearts. When he sees two lovers kissing under the mistletoe, he vows to split them up. Teddy and his husband, Kirk, are still in love. Will they let a little frost come between them?

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Lynn Michaels lives and writes in Tampa, Florida where the sun is hot and the Sangria is cold. When she’s not writing she’s kayaking, hanging with her husband, or reading by the pool. Lynn writes Male/Male romance because she believes everyone deserves a happy ending and the dynamics of male characters can be intriguing, vulnerable, and exciting. She has both contemporary and paranormal titles and has been writing since 2014. Her stories don’t follow any set guidelines or ideas, but come from her heart and contain love in many forms.

Here’s a short excerpt:  


Jack watched the two lovers kissing.It angered him. There he was slinging around a bit of wintry wonderland in a place that so desperately needed to chill out, and there they were heating it back up.

He reached out a hand and dipped some frost on the eaves above them. He took a breath and blew it out, directing it right at them. The cold didn’t deter them. The bigger one only pulled the smaller one in tighter.

That wouldn’t do.

Jack’s frigid heart seized a little. He wanted to see the lovers cold inside—wanted to freeze their hearts. He needed to do something about this. He stepped closer, examining them. He couldn’t find anything special there. How could they ignore the cold as if it didn’t bother them at all? They made it insignificant. Unimportant.

Curly brown hair fell along the edges of the taller one’s plain face. The shorter one wore his slightly darker hair straight and pushed back from his forehead. His face relaxed into pure bliss as the couple kissed. Jack wanted to freeze it that way.

He vowed to split this couple up. “Their love is meant to be destroyed.” He should forget this southern hell-scape and head north up to the mountains where he could roam the country. But he stayed. He could not let this go. Unreasonable. Irrational. The need to freeze their hearts moved through his blood like a glacier—imposingly large and desperate.

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Welcome RJ Scott

RJ Scott is here with her Christmas line up on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.

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I’m sitting here writing this post and it is raining super hard. We’re in the middle of Storm Diana, which my son finds hilarious because my real name is Diane. LOL.

I would love the rain to turn to snow. I love the snow, the beauty of it, the feel of it, standing in softly falling snow, the rolling hills of my county all white…

Only, when England gets snow we’re not setup to handle it. We only need to get a quarter of an inch and the country is at a standstill. First we have the issue of not really having a lot of snow experience. So it’s an exciting thing to happen. Then we don’t have snow ploughs readily at hand, or solid infrastructure set up for snow. Schools close, railways stop running, airports are shut down. It’s all incredibly dramatic, and all for a tiny bit of snow.

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More About RJ…

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys,millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:

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