Hi. I hope you’re enjoying Holidays at Nell’s! You have no idea how many holiday-themed books I’ve read to scrape together 31 books for December. All right. 26, because five of them are mine, but still! That was also a lie: I had to scrape together 25 books, because I’ve got something special planned for the 23rd. Not a regular holiday recommendation. Keep your eyes peeled!

But I’m not here to talk about that. I have other things to tell you today, so let’s go 🙂

Barnes&Noble sale

B&N is currently having a sale, and most of my books are included (not pre-orders), so now’s the perfect time to buy cheap books if you need something to read this holiday season.

Maybe one of my Christmas books? They’re only $1.99 each!

B&N Author page

Other upcoming sales

My books will also be included in the Smashwords End of Year sale, like always, that will start on the 18th, so keep your eyes open for more information on that. My publisher JMS Books will also run a holiday sale (where pre-orders are included, just sayin’) December 24 through 26; I’ll post more information on that, too, when I have it.

Cover reveal

I have a cover for They Met in the Library, and it’s adorable. I’ll do a cover reveal over at Holly Day’s blog this week; I’m only waiting for a pre-order link. I’ll tell you the exact date as soon as I can.

While you’re waiting to look at the cover, why not visit Holly? She’s new, she needs love 🙂

Facebook Party

On Saturday, December 19th at 4PM CET (10AM EST), I’m a guest in RJ Scott’s group on Facebook for her Christmas party. It starts on the 18th and runs through the 20th and a lot of great authors will be there, partying, giving away stuff, talking about holiday and winter related stuff. So if you think that sounds like fun, why not come join us? 🙂

Link to RJ Scott’s Facebook group.

Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday

And finally: you haven’t forgotten to pre-order my upcoming New Year’s Eve story, Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday, I hope? 🙂

Two strangers, a twisted ankle, an ancient stone ship, and a New Year’s Eve they’ll never forget

Petter sneaks out of the New Year’s party he didn’t want to go to and treks to an old burial site he’s dying to see. Alone. Without telling anyone on a freezing December night. Without cell service…a huge problem when he twists his ankle.

Someone passes by Isak’s house on the path leading to the stone ship. When the person never returns, Isak worries and sets off to investigate. What he finds is Petter, a pack of sparklers, and an instant connection.

Under a starry sky, they learn they have a lot in common. Will the attraction burn hot and fizzle out like the fireworks going off over their heads when they return to the real world? Or will it deepen, grow, and turn into something real? Something everlasting like the stone ship?

M/M Contemporary / 20851 words

JMS Books pre-order link

Nell Iris' Christmas

Holidays at Nell’s: Day 15

Beware of a double entendre in the title of today’s book recommendation 😀

Day 15 of Holidays at Nell’s: A Christmas Outing by Jonathan Hill.
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It’s that time of year again, when Mum insists on dragging us to the Christmas markets. This year is a bit different, though, as my friend Jamie is coming too.

Mum is so stressed about enjoying the evening that she probably won’t enjoy it, Dad has conveniently developed a sudden fear of crowds to try to get out of it, and I’m waiting for the right moment to tell them both that Jamie is more than just a friend…

A Christmas Outing is a new adult story, David and Jamie are at university, and it’s a book full of typical British humor. David’s family is wonderfully weird (families and holidays – we can all relate, right?) and weirdest of them all is the absent sister.

It’s a short coming-out story that’s full of breathtaking romance…

Even though I’ve been with Jamie for a few months now (and with him as a friend for longer), I’m still thrilled by the smallest of things, like seeing his breath on a cold day. If we were alone I’d try to catch it in my mouth and suck it deep into my lungs. I imagine that it’d warm my insides.

Quote from A Christmas Outing

…and so hilarious I almost fell off my couch for laughing so hard. “Is it funny?” my husband asked with a raised eyebrow. I answered by laughing harder.

“I said,” I shout, “I’m gay. Your son is gay and so is Jamie and we’re together. And give me that phone and that dildo so I can switch them both off!”

Quote from A Christmas Outing

It’s a quick read (only 38 pages) and perfect for when you need your mood lifted. The mix of humor and romance is perfect, and I absolutely adored this story.

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