Behind door number 24 of my advent calendar is another of my own books, Make the Yuletide Gay. Or rather, it’s an anthology that features one of my stories, The Christmas Day Date, but you’ll also get four other short holiday stories written by Addison Albright, Amy Tasukada, Nicky Spencer, and Stephen Hoppa.
Five stories for the price of…nothing actually, because the anthology is FREE!! (There are a few Amazon market places where they charge for it (gaaah!) but if they do in your country, go to any of the other stores listed below.)
This is the last day of the advent calendar, because I’m Swedish and Swedes celebrate today, on Christmas eve. So while you’re reading this, I’m probably gorging myself on food with my husband and my friends, singing Swedish Christmas related drinking songs, and having a lot of fun.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the advent calendar! Happy holidays everyone!
The Christmas Day Date blurb:
Two men. Changed Christmas plans. A gazillion cookies.
Lenny Painter’s idea of the perfect Christmas is sleeping the holiday away. He’s got nowhere to be, and the only item on his Santa wish list is to catch a glimpse of his cute neighbor, JJ.
Julius Jones’s carefully organized Christmas is canceled at the last minute. In a fit of rage, he rids his apartment of all holiday cheer, including the rainbow-decorated tree.
But Lenny rescues the beautiful tree from a sad demise and end up spending the afternoon with JJ. When JJ asks Lenny to celebrate Christmas Day with him, Lenny accepts.
But it isn’t a date. Or is it?
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(The blurb for the entire anthology and the individual stories are below the YouTube video, so make sure to scroll down if you want to know more about the other stories.)
I’ve also done something I usually never do with my stories: written a couple bonus scenes for Lenny and JJ. So if you feel that you want more after you finished The Christmas Day Date, click the links below.
Decisions (A New Year’s Eve story about Lenny and JJ)
The Valentine’s Day Date (A Valentine’s Day story about Lenny and JJ)
For the chance to win two of my back list titles in ebook, tell me about your favorite thing to eat or drink on Christmas (or whichever winter holiday you celebrate).
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Today’s quote from the book:
JJ took one look at me and threw his head back and laughed. It was a joyous sound. As if someone had taken all the wonders of Christmas, crafted into laughter, and gifted it to him.
Today’s song to go with the story
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland, because, well, where do you think we got the title idea from?? 😀
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, who 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?
3 thoughts on “Advent calendar: day 24”
Love that feel-good quote!
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I love it, too. I re-read the story in search of a quote and I like it a lot. JJ and Lenny are fabulous characters if I may say so myself. I’d forgotten 😀
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They’re adorable. I just want to give them each a big hug! 😍