Eli Easton’s second book in the festive Unwrapping Hank series… Midwinter Night’s Dream, was released on 25th November. So we are thrilled she has popped in today to share with us some of her favourite Christmas reads… go have a nosy.
Eli’s Favorite Christmas Romances
By Eli Easton
“Midwinter Night’s Dream”, my Christmas story for 2015, released on Nov 25th. It features Micah Springfield, Hank’s brother from “Unwrapping Hank”. In celebration, I’m touring blogs to spread a little Christmas love!
I’m a huge fan of Christmas romances. Love, love, love them! I love to write them and I really love to read them. Here are some of my favorites (in no particular order).
The Christmas Throwaway - RJ Scott
Hurt/comfort stories make for wonderful holiday reading with the Meaning of Life and all that jazz. “The Christmas Throwaway” is a perennial favorite with a cop befriending a homeless gay youth on a snowy Christmas Eve. Wonderful!
Turkey In The Snow – Amy Lane
This Christmas novella has been at the top of my Christmas favorites for several years now and hasn’t been knocked off yet! (Not even by Amy Lane’s other wonderful Christmas stories.) I am a sucker for stories with dogs or kids, and this is a heart-warming new father story with a delightfully flaming (and very sweet) love interest.
Sock it to me Santa - Madison Parker
This is a sweet YA story that is innocent and magical. Definitely a Christmas m/m classic!
Gaudete – Amy Rae Durreson
This sweet story has a lyric feeling to it. It makes you feel like you’re at an old-fashioned Christmas market in the heart of England. I’m such an Anglophile, I was hooked from the first page. Lovely!
The Douglas Fir – Anyta Sunday
Talk about your romantic gestures! This is a very sweet story about a man with a crush on a neighbor—and what lengths he goes to in order to make an impression. Great writing!
I loved this holiday romance set in a pickle shop! Miles meet Nic, a police detective, and is finally able to see that he needs to dump his douchy boyfriend for a real man. So much fun to read!
This was the first book I read by Therese Woodson. It’s a delightful Christmas romance with lots of humor and sizzle set in the unlikely setting of a suburban mall.
I haven’t begun to read this year’s crop yet—been waiting until I got “Midwinter” out and sorted. There are so many great-looking titles this year! I can’t wait to read them all, and I’m sure I’ll be added to my favorite list.
Happy reading and Merry Christmas!
Midwinter Nights Dream
Series: Unwrapping Hank #2
Published ~ 25th November 2015
Genre ~ Contemporary Christmas M/M Romance
Micah is the hippest, most chill guy on campus. But when he gets the hottest kiss of his life from a cute guy during a game of ‘spin the bottle’, Micah’s cool turns into a puddle of anxious goo. Sure, Micah’s always been a little bi-curious, but he never thought he’d pursue a guy, much less a guy who doesn’t seem to be interested in getting caught.
Leo is passionate about two things: gay rights activism and acting. He stays focused and in control, and he never, ever, dates straight guys. When a chance spin of a bottle at a party has him locking lips with Micah Springfield, president of the Delts, dread-headed, serial-dating, straight Micah, Leo is determined to forget about it, no matter how incendiary the sparks or how gorgeous Micah may be.
Leo has bigger problems. His senior project is directing Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream just before the Christmas break. When his venue cancels at the last minute, Micah offers the use of his parent’s barn in rural Pennsylvania. Leo’s play may be saved, but what about his heart? Between Micah’s sweet lips, his family’s welcoming arms, and a devious bulldog who is determined to play Puck, Leo may find himself falling under the spell of Christmas magic.
NOTE: This novella can be read as a stand-alone
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Meet Eli Easton
Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, an organic farmer and a profound sleeper, Eli is happily embarking on yet another incarnation as a m/m romance author.
As an avid reader of such, she is tinkled pink when an author manages to combine literary merit, vast stores of humor, melting hotness and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, three bulldogs, three cows and six chickens. All of them (except for the husband) are female, hence explaining the naked men that have taken up residence in her latest fiction writing. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org