We are so excited to welcome to Sinfully today, not one, but seven of the most talented authors in the M/M genre. Who collectively, bring you an anthology that will certainly get you in the mood for the Christmas festivities. And as Christmas is all about the giving, the proceeds of this book will be donated to the LGBTQ Charity... Lost-N-Found Youth.
Want to know what their favourite holiday of the year is? …well read on and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for your chance to win Ebook copies from each of the participating authors’ backslists (7 in total) AND a $50 All Romance Ebooks gift certificate!
Question – What’s your favorite holiday of the year?
Keira Andrews - Christmas, without a doubt. I'm not religious and didn't grow up in a religious home, but Christmas is a cultural holiday (as well as a religious one to some people) and it was always a big deal in my family. Since I was little, I've loved the decorations, music, and baking (oh, the baking) that goes along with Christmas. Not to mention the gifts! It's just such a fun and festive time of year. A time for generosity and good will.
Joanna Chambers - Christmas, no contest. I love it. I love that it has all these levels - you can be cheesy and shallow with it, or you can be deep and meaningful. Also, I've recently become very fond of the idea that Christmas stories (of whatever genre) are like romances in that you really NEED a happy ending (however you define that). To do otherwise, is unthinkable.
Amy Jo Cousins - Christmas! The whole "peace on Earth, good will to all" thing just warms my heart at the holidays. And I really drag it out, starting in early November and leaving our tree up until it's a fire hazard, or just embarrassing. I love the food, the time spent with all my family gathered together, the tree and ornaments and lights, the music, the first snowfall...it's all my favorite!
Megan Erickson - New Year’s! There’s just something about starting a new year that gets me really excited for the future.
Suki Fleet - The build up to Christmas is my favorite holiday time.
Kaje Harper - I'm a fan of Christmas – mainly because, for my family, it's been the one time of year we all get together. We've been a far-flung tribe, with my siblings and I and our parents all thousands of miles apart ever since we left home. Christmas has been the holiday we see each other in person - the time for baking cookies from recipes written in German in a hundred-year-old cookbook, the time for decorations my brother made in woodshop in eighth grade and I painted in sixth. Even now, with my dad passed on and Mum too confused to travel, we gather whomever we can. My kids have learned to bake the family cookies. The old decorations on the tree mix with new ones they made in kindergarten, and pictures of our current pets in little holiday frames. Traditions live on.
Anyta Sunday - I think it has to be the German Nikolaus on the 6th of December, a day where kids and adults alike wake up to find the cleaned and polished boot they’d put outside the night before filled with lots and lots of goodies. I’m a sucker for chocolate, so this day really works for me. Plus, I like that it’s a tradition that feels cultural. In New Zealand, we had a stocking which got filled on Christmas day, but the old boot outside the front door on the 6th of December is a new holiday day for me. I love it, and it was also the holiday day I chose to show in Bottle Boys, which is set in Berlin.
Kanaxa (cover artist) - Halloween! There's candy to be had!
Lenore DiTrani (editor) - Christmas! It's the only time of the year I get to spend with my entire family.
Wish Come True Anthology
Authors: Keira Andrews, Joanna Chambers, Amy Jo Cousins, Megan Erickson, Suki Fleet, Kaje Harper, Anyta Sunday
Genre: Holiday, New Adult, Contemporary
Length: approx. 100k words
Published: 1st December 2015
First love. Young love. Holiday love...
Wish Come True is a collection of contemporary, new adult, holiday short stories by some of our favorite authors!
A Very English Christmas by Keira Andrews
Isaac and David have created a new life together outside the Amish world. Living “English,” they’ve left behind the rigid, isolated community where they discovered their forbidden love. Staying with Isaac’s older brother in San Francisco, they yearn for a home—and bed—of their very own. As they experience the bright lights and merry carols of modern Christmas for the first time, can they make their holiday wishes come true?
Mr Perfect's Christmas by Joanna Chambers
Sam Warren’s new job hasn’t been going so well so the last thing he’s in the mood for is the obligatory office Christmas party, particularly since Nick Foster’s going to be there. Nick–the guy whose shoes Sam has been trying to fill–seems to take very opportunity to point out where Sam’s going wrong. But when Sam receives an unexpected Secret Santa gift at the party, he’s forced to question his assumptions about his rival. Could it be that he’s been misinterpreting Nick’s actions all along? And is it possible that his reluctant attraction to Nick is reciprocated?
The Christmas Ship by Amy Jo Cousins
When a twink who's finally ready to grow up accidentally catfishes a college football player headed to the NFL, it's going to take a lot of honesty and all the faith they can muster in their own One True Pairing to set this Christmas ship sailing.
That Thing by Megan Erickson
Helping his wedding planner sister work an event is not Devin Master’s idea of what he wants to do on his winter break from college. But saying no to his sister isn’t in his wheelhouse, which is why he finds himself embedded in a drama-filled wedding. His first task? Babysit the “troublesome” best man.
Adrian Alvarez wants to do just about anything on New Year’s Eve except attending his best friend’s wedding. Ever since Adrian came out, he’s been shunned in his hometown. By everyone but his best friend, Tony. Which is why he finds himself trudging through the airport to fulfill his best man duties. He doesn’t expect to find out his ride to the hotel is a hot blond with a cocky grin.
Devin can’t get involved with a member of the wedding party, or his sister will kill him, and Adrian just wants to lay low and not draw attention to himself. But neither can resist the chemistry between them and they have to decide if they are willing to ignite or let their attraction fizzle out.
Just Like Heaven by Suki Fleet
One rainy night in December, David helps a busker with pretty eyes get his stolen money back. He doesn’t imagine the strong attraction he feels is mutual. But after overcoming his shyness, David discovers Jess is definitely interested.
Jess just isn’t interested in anything but a one night stand. Or maybe two. Falling for David is definitely not part of his plan. But when David gets trapped in a snowstorm the night before Christmas Eve, Jess realises a night or two is never going to be enough.
Not Your Grandfather's Magic by Kaje Harper
A month away from Zeb Crowe’s twenty-first birthday — just a month before the ceremony that will awaken his psychic heritage — Zeb’s grandfather predicts cryptically, “Hold your mind and heart ready, and something good will come to you.” Shortly afterward, Zeb meets Matt, a smart, gawky, unexpectedly appealing guy who might warm the lonely corners of his heart. But is Matt really the “something good” his grandfather predicted? And is it fair to get close to him, when very soon Zeb’s whole life will change? If Zeb’s dad wasn’t missing, or his grandfather wasn’t such an enigmatic old bastard, his path to love, or power, would be so much clearer.
Bottle Boys by Anyta Sunday
Benjamin Otto is a bottle of liquid luck. Good looks. Good brain. Whatever the challenge: good odds. Except, what happens when those odds change?
Dad’s had enough bankrolling Ben and requests him to get a job. The challenge: make enough money to finance Christmas or face telling his little brother the holidays are dead.
Then there’s Sebastian. The guy from his politics class who is always coming in second after him. The guy who steals Ben’s idea to collect bottles for quick cash. The guy who makes Ben wonder if any amount of luck will be enough to win him what he really wants…
Edited by Lenore DiTrani
Cover by KaNaXa
Proceeds will be donated to Lost-N-Found Youth , an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing.
Ebook copies from each of the participating authors’ backslists (7 in total) AND a $50 All Romance Ebooks gift certificate!