Posts Tagged With: Series – Celebrate! – 2014 Advent Calendar

Audio Review: Stardust by Andrew Grey

Reviewed by Morgan 

StardustAUDTitle: Stardust
Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Andrew McFerrin
Series: Celebrate!
Heroes: Duncan/Georg
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: One Hour, 50 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 27, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Duncan is an ocean from home over the holidays and expects to spend them alone. To his pleasant surprise, one of his European co-workers, Georg, befriends him and includes Duncan in the holiday traditions of his homeland: cutting a Christmas tree under starry skies at Georg’s country estate, decorating it at the family’s city home, and shopping at the Christmas market in Munich. Both men are lonely and realize they have much in common. But Georg’s life is in Germany and Duncan’s is in Boston. With the project they’re working on nearing completion, any chance for more than a holiday fling seems as elusive as stardust.

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Audio Review: Stardust by Andrew Grey

Reviewed by Morgan 

StardustAUDTitle: Stardust
Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Andrew McFerrin
Series: Celebrate! – 2014 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Duncan/Georg
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 27, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Duncan is an ocean from home over the holidays and expects to spend them alone. To his pleasant surprise, one of his European co-workers, Georg, befriends him and includes Duncan in the holiday traditions of his homeland: cutting a Christmas tree under starry skies at Georg’s country estate, decorating it at the family’s city home, and shopping at the Christmas market in Munich. Both men are lonely and realize they have much in common. But Georg’s life is in Germany and Duncan’s is in Boston. With the project they’re working on nearing completion, any chance for more than a holiday fling seems as elusive as stardust.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.

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Book Review: Quite A Spectacle by Meg Harding

Reviewed by Nikyta

23649360Title: Quite A Spectacle
Author: Meg Harding
Series: Celebrate! – 2014 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Max & Michael
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 56 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Max moved away from his family to be with Michael, and his family never got over it. Now, for the first time in almost a decade, he’s going to return to London for the Christmas celebrations. He’s confident his family will welcome Michael with open, loving arms. At least that’s what he tells himself.

Michael doesn’t have his head buried in the sand. He knows he has a lot to prove this Christmas, and he’s not sure if he’s up to the task. All these years and he’d never considered having to spend a holiday with Max’s family. Now that it’s happening he’s not scared to admit it—he’s terrified.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.

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Book Review: Neighbors by Emma Wilson

Reviewed by Nikyta

23649410Title: Neighbors
Author: Emma Wilson
Series: Celebrate! – 2014 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Eric & Rhys
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 39 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Ever since he moved to London, shy editor Eric has been watching his neighbor, Crooked Smile, jog every morning. Aspiring restaranteur Rhys eats breakfast by the window so he can see his neighbor, Bed Head, help the old woman downstairs clean off her car. When Eric’s roommate unexpectedly returns home for the holidays, she realizes their idiocy and, with the help of Rhys’s business partner, Andreas, tries to help both men see there might be more in their futures than they’re seeing through their windows.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.

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Book Review: Minstrel’s Solstice by Nicole Dennis

Reviewed by Nikyta

23648899Title: Minstrel’s Solstice
Author: Nicole Dennis
Series: Celebrate! – 2014 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Cullan & Kerryll
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 29 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: A wasting plague swept over the Four Quadrants, changing how folks view the traveling guilds. Most travelers now make permanent contracts and settle in villages instead of continuing on the road. Needing to alter his lifestyle, Kerryll MacGhylle rides deep into the Northern Quadrant in search of a place to belong.

The Northern Duke, Cullan Gryffyn D’Antuono, accepts the contract of the frozen minstrel arriving during a powerful ice blizzard. He nurses Kerryll through the ravages of the sickness. Though they live at opposite ends of society, they have more in common than they realize.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.

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Book Review: Last of Summer by Genna Donaghy

Reviewed by Nikyta

23656691Title: Last of Summer
Author: Genna Donaghy
Series: Celebrate! – 2014 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Rowan & Martin
Genre: M/M Paranormal/Fantasy
Length: 23 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Although Rowan Stormbringer was raised Wiccan, he’s never felt a connection to magic. That changes on the eve of Yule, when he encounters a magical creature, a phoenix, that needs his help getting to Stonehenge before the sun sets that day. Hiding a magical creature in the mortal world is tricky at best, but partnering with a good-looking, snarky taxi driver may be just the ticket Rowan needs. As they explore their instant attraction to each other, Rowan and Martin must learn to trust one another if they hope to deliver the phoenix home in time.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.

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Book Review: King of Me by R. A. Kaitland

Reviewed by Nikyta

23647807Title: King of Me
Author: R. A. Kaitland
Series: Celebrate! – 2014 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Anton & Sean
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 33 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Cast out of his clan of shifters and with no family of his own, Anton Cedwell wants nothing more than to be accepted by his partner Sean’s family when the two of them visit over Christmas. But Sean’s powerful father, Flavius, isn’t happy his son chose a shifter as a mate, and Sean is hiding secrets from Anton. When Sean is attacked by rival weres, Anton hopes Sean’s family will finally see the depth of his commitment and how far he’s willing to go to protect the man he loves.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.

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Book Review: Hummingbird House by Kenzie Cade

Reviewed by Nikyta

23601149Title: Hummingbird House
Author: Kenzie Cade
Series: Celebrate! – 2014 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Trenton & Callum
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 57 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: To honor his grandmother’s final request, Trenton Appleton drops everything to visit the family’s ancestral home: Hummingbird House, where he experienced his first kiss and first heartbreak with Callum Eason.

Eight years ago, confused by his attraction to Trent, Callum reacted badly. But with help he never expected, Callum found himself and learned to accept who he was.

Now Trent is back at Hummingbird House, and Callum has his opportunity to salvage their friendship, at least. But Trent is less receptive than he was all those years ago. Still, Callum is determined to show Trent he has changed and keep his promise to Trent’s grandmother. When past mistakes repeat themselves, Callum must break the cycle before his last chance with Trent passes him by.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.

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Book Review: Coming of Age by Venona Keyes

Reviewed by Nikyta

23660121Title: Coming of Age
Author: Venona Keyes
Series: Celebrate! – 2014 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Aero & Daniel
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Akiyoshi ‘Aero’ Kurokuma, author of the wildly popular manga, Ecos, lost his assistant when his best friend retired. After Aero collapses from exhaustion four years later, he is forced to run a contest for an assistant. Placing impossible rules on the contest, Aero is sure no one can win. But a winner emerges: a young man from America, Daniel Beck. The first time he lays eyes on Daniel, Aero realizes he’ll have a hard time hiding his attraction. Daniel is a perfect assistant, but it doesn’t help Aero see past the twenty-year age difference between them. It will take all of Daniel’s charm and the prayers offered at the shrine to make Aero take a chance on the romance they both want.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.

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Book Review: Business or Pleasure by Michael Cross and Emma Michaels

Reviewed by Nikyta

23656595Title: Business or Pleasure
Author: Michael Cross and Emma Michaels
Series: Celebrate! – 2014 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Ian & Alex
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 36 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When American Ian lands a secretarial job in the United Kingdom, he thinks he’s set for life. Admittedly, he’s still a bachelor living in a small apartment and working for a complete jackass, but other than that, his life is everything he ever hoped for in an enticing city full of beautiful people. When Alistair Security is robbed during the Christmas Fundraiser, the last thing Ian expects is to end up locked in with his boss, Alex Alistair, and to realize he might have mistaken his resentment for something else. The two men find common ground throughout the night, but when morning comes and the news hits the headlines, their connection will be tested. Ian might find himself at the start of a hot office romance—or he’ll spend the holidays browsing the classifieds.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.

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