Posts Tagged With: Series – Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar

Book Review: Holiday Hotel Hookup by Jeff Adams

Reviewed by Nikyta

holiday-hotel-hookupTitle: Holiday Hotel Hookup
Author: Jeff Adams
Series: 2015 Advent Calendar – Sleigh Ride
Heroes: Martin & Jose
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 38 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Ho Ho Ho! Working over the holidays may be the best Christmas present ever!

San Francisco-based IT consultant Martin Bell is called to Dallas two days before Christmas to calm a nervous client. When he checks into the hotel he’ll call home for the holidays, he can’t help but notice the attractive man behind the front desk.

While checking Manhunt for possible hookups, Martin is surprised to discover he’s chatting up Jose, the hot front desk guy. After an amazing night together and a sexy Xbox marathon, Martin and Jose find they might be headed toward something more than just a holiday fling.
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Categories: 2 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Home is Where the Christmas Trees Are by CJane Elliott

Reviewed by Morgan 

28090227Title: Home is Where the Christmas Trees Are
Author: CJane Elliott
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Dex Crawford/Ed Alcott
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 47 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  After the tragic death of his sister, Jan, Dex Crawford leaves his life in Portland to take care of his twelve-year-old niece, Rowan. He gets a job as a physical therapist and tries to be a good guardian to Rowan, but they’re both grieving. The Christmas holidays hit Dex especially hard this year. He’d always left it to Jan to make the season merry, and now it’s up to him. Two weeks before Christmas, Dex has yet to even put up a Christmas tree.

Things go from bad to worse when Rowan’s clarinet is stolen right before the school holiday concert. Dex’s life begins to turn around when he accompanies Rowan to school to talk to her band teacher, Ed Alcott. Handsome and kind, Ed likes kids, music, and holiday decorations. Dex comes to think of him as his very own Christmas elf. Ed brings with him everything that’s been missing in Dex’s life: the possibility of love, home, and celebration… and Christmas trees.
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Categories: 2.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2015, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Teddy Bear Christmas by C.C. Bridges

Reviewed by Morgan 

28077421Title: Teddy Bear Christmas
Author: C.C. Bridges
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Tyler Martin/Aaron Klein
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 31 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Two lonely men, a lost teddy bear, and a sprinkle of holiday magic….

On a snowy night before Christmas Eve, Tyler Martin finds himself stuck in a Chicago airport, unable to get home to his family on the East Coast. After missing last year due to his jerk of an ex-boyfriend, the idea of not making it this time hurts. When he finds a lost teddy bear in the waiting area, his night changes for the better.

Aaron Klein is a bored airport worker, taking the Christmas shift because he’s Jewish. He doesn’t expect to hit it off with the hot guy who brings a lost teddy bear to his desk, but it might end up being everything he didn’t know he was looking for.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Loving and Loathing Vegas by Lex Chase

Reviewed by Nikyta

LovingAndLoathingVegasTitle: Loving and Loathing Vegas
Author: Lex Chase
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Jackson & Vegas
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 62 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Jackson has loved Vegas since God created Man—literally. As demonic incubi hailing from the Seventh Circle of Hell, Jackson and Vegas have never been anything more than roommates. Now living among humans, they run Eaven, a TripAdvisor-recommended detour-worthy diner famous for its devilishly decadent pies. Business is dead on the holidays, and Jackson will gleefully stab himself with a spatula if he has to clean spotless pots and pans one more time.

For fun—or torture—Vegas makes him a bet that should Jackson win, they take a much-needed vacation. Should he lose, he’s doomed to clean out grease traps for all eternity. When the challenge is to fall in love with other people by Christmas, it proves Vegas isn’t the least bit interested. But when they find an abandoned baby in the trash, she could be the Christmas miracle to warm Jackson’s cynical heart.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: An Assassin’s Holiday by Dirk Greyson

Reviewed by Nikyta

AssassinsHoliday[An]Title: An Assassin’s Holiday
Author: Dirk Greyson
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Brick & Robin
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 54 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Decemember 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Brick Colton has been hired to kill Santa Claus—or at least the kindhearted accountant playing Santa for the kids in an orphanage. Brick grew up in an orphanage himself, but that isn’t the only thing bothering him about the contract on Robin Marvington’s life. The details don’t add up, and it’s looking more and more like someone has set Robin up. As Brick investigates, Robin brings some much-needed cheer into his life, the light in Robin’s soul reaching something in Brick’s dark one. But all of that will end if they can’t find the person who wants Robin dead.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Elf on the Beach by T.J. Nichols

Reviewed by Nikyta

ElfontheBeachTitle: Elf on the Beach
Author: T.J. Nichols
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Roone & Kyle
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 41 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Roone Sorley is an elf on a mission. He has one year to live in the mortal world and experience everything it has to offer before deciding if he is going to return to the North Pole and immortality or stay and become human. Christmas in Australia is all sun, sand, and surf. For Kyle Morgan, that means lots of tourists wanting to learn how to surf, but he hates Christmas. This time of year always reminds him about the family he doesn’t have.

With the clock ticking and only days left, Roone plans on making the most of the heat and the beach and his hot surfing instructor. Beyond that he has no idea what he wants. However with a little magic, he might be able to give Kyle exactly what he needs.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Not the Best Day by Brynn Stein

Reviewed by Nikyta

NottheBestDayTitle: Not the Best Day
Author: Brynn Stein
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Henry & Clint
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 31 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner PressAmazon
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Blurb: Henry hates Christmas shopping. Hates it with a passion. But here he is, downtown shopping two days before Christmas. It would almost be bearable except for the jerk in the trapper hat and plaid scarf who keeps turning up like a bad penny, apparently with no other goal in life than to make Henry’s already crappy day even crappier. Henry doesn’t know what’s up with the guy, but Henry wishes he’d just go away. That doesn’t seem to be in the cards, however. In a day full of surprises, the biggest is yet to come.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: A Trip to Remember by Meg Harding

Reviewed by Nikyta

TripToRemember[A]Title: A Trip to Remember
Author: Meg Harding
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Colin & Logan
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 55 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Colin wants to spend the Christmas holiday with his family, but a blizzard settles in and his flight is cancelled. Unwilling to accept this, he strikes out on his own and crashes his car. Where he ends up might be better than where he was going, though.

Logan was content to wait out the blizzard and spend the holiday alone, but when a frozen-solid Colin ends up on his doorstep, he’s not going to turn him away. He takes him in and shows him Christmas spent with a stranger really doesn’t have to be awkward after all.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Hapless by Therese Woodson

Reviewed by Nikyta

HaplessTitle: Hapless
Author: Therese Woodson
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Ty & Micah
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 49 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: All Ty wants is to propose to his boyfriend, Micah, before Christmas Eve. He has the perfect ring, the perfect setting, and the perfect plan, but the universe has other ideas. A sprained ankle, a choking woman, and a crying sister are just the tip of the iceberg as Ty stumbles toward his happy ever after. Now, as Christmas Eve looms before him, he has to figure out how to ask the biggest question of his life without his perfectionism getting in the way or he might lose the person he wants to spend the holiday, and every day after, with.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Worth the Wait by Caitlin Ricci & Cari Z.

Reviewed by Nikyta

WorththeWaitTitle: Worth the Wait
Author: Caitlin Ricci & Cari Z.
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Tate & Brandon
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 31 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: When Tate promises his niece Addie he’ll get a book signed by her favorite author, he never expects to end up in a line four blocks long with sleet coming down around him. It’s three days until Christmas and he’s cold and miserable, but Addie will be devastated if he gives up.

A cute guy who offers him an umbrella is just the encouragement Tate needs to stick it out, especially when Brandon brings him something hot to drink. But the signing ends before Tate can get to the front of the line, and Tate is sure he’s ruined Christmas for his niece. Luckily Brandon gets him in to see the author, who happens to be his mother.

A simple thank you isn’t enough for Tate, and neither he nor Brandon wants to end things there. For two men unused to such an instant mutual attraction, the Christmas season just got a little more merry.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment