Iced by Jon Keys (Bah Humbug Giveaway!)

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Series: Dreamspinner Press 2016 Advent Calendar Bah Humbug.

Author: Jon Keys

Genre: Holiday, Contemporary

Length: Short Story (46 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (21st December 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 hearts

Blurb: Keith Walker, a mall bookstore employee, is struggling to get through another miserable holiday season while trying to preserve a crumbling long-term relationship. One of his few comforts is his morning coffee made by a good-looking, younger barista. Austin Novak felt an attraction when Keith started frequenting the coffee shop, but he doesn’t think the older man has any interest in him or his graphic novel collection.

A Christmas week snowstorm buries the city and locks Keith’s car into its parking spot. Keith decides to show Austin his gratitude for helping free the car from the ice with a dinner invitation. The meal becomes complicated when Austin meets Keith’s boyfriend, Shawn, and things go downhill from there when Shawn announces he’s heading to Cancún with his coworkers. Keith is caught between keeping his boyfriend happy and keeping his job. But Keith might not need a plane ticket to find the happiness that’s been missing from his life.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-183-7

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/iced-by-jon-keys-7977-b

Reviewer: Veronica

Review: Keith Walker is NOT a fan of Christmas, and he’s in a relationship where his Boyfriend has a negative look on everything to do with Keith. The only thing that makes Keith’s days bearable, is getting his coffee and seeing Austin. His coffee Barista.

Leaving work early one day to go home, completely changes Keith’s life in a way that he never expected. This is the first story from this author and I absolutely love this short story. I however felt like thumping Keith’s boyfriend for the emotional abuse that he gave Keith.

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Jon’s Question!

What are the animals Ethan raises that give Peter no end of trouble? (Hint: Home Grown)

(Just leave a comment with the answer on this post)

Catch up with the previous questions: MMGBR Bah Humbug Giveaway!

(Winners will be picked by a dart on 1st January 2017)

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The Road To Frosty Hollow by R.J. Scott & Meredith Russell Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have R.J. Scott & Meredith Russell stopping by today with their new release The Road to Frosty Hollow, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so check out the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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The Road to Frosty Hollow

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R.J. Scott & Meredith Russell

Nick and Cameron face old demons, and find new love, on a Christmas road trip.

Former Marine Nick Sheridan is at a crossroads. With his entire life ahead of him he struggles to find direction and his place in the world. Car sharing to get home for his sister’s Christmas wedding seems like a good idea at first. Spending the time with the man he kissed and left years before, maybe not so much.

Cameron Bennett lost most of his teenage years to cancer and he now lives every day to the fullest. He decides to drive from Seattle to Vermont for his best friend’s wedding and capture moments of it on film. He hadn’t planned on car sharing with the man who kissed him ten years ago, but somehow he ends up with a brooding Nick by his side.

Along the way, the men learn that sometimes life plans mean nothing in the grand scheme of things. Love can be found in the most unexpected of ways, and facing your demons head on is sometimes the only way to live.

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Winter Duet by Anne Barwell Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hiya guys! We have Anne Barwell popping in today with her upcoming release Winter Duet, we have a wonderful guest post from Anne and she also lets us have a quick peek at an excerpt. So guys check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Winter Duet

(Echoes Rising 02)
by

Anne Barwell

Germany 1944

Hunted for treason and the information Kristopher carries, he and Michel leave the security of their safe house to journey across Germany toward Switzerland. Caught in a series of Allied bombings, they stop to help civilians and narrowly escape capture by German forces.

While investigating a downed aircraft in the Black Forest, the two men discover an injured RAF pilot.  After they are separated, Kristopher and the pilot are discovered by a German officer who claims he is not who he appears to be. Determined to find Michel again, Kristopher has to trust the stranger and hope he is not connected to those searching for him and the information he carries. Meanwhile Michel is intercepted by one of the Allied soldiers he met in Berlin. His help is needed to save one of their own.

Time quickly runs out. Loyalties are tested and betrayed as the Gestapo closes in. Michel can only hope they can reach safety before information is revealed that could compromise not only his and Kristopher’s lives, but those of the remaining members of their team—if it is not already too late.

Release date: 27th December 2016

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Love’s Opening Night by Jeff Adams Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hey guys, we have Jeff Adams stopping by today with his upcoming release Love’s Opening Night, we have a brilliant guest post where Jeff chats about his love of the theatre, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway! So guys, check out the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Love’s Opening Night

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Jeff Adams

Can an onstage love story lead to a real-life romance?

Jeremy Steele is a veteran Broadway performer. For his latest role, he’s dancing alongside a man he’s fantasized about for years, TV star Ty Beaumont. Jeremy knows better than to get involved with a castmate, but when Ty has trouble learning the complicated choreography, Jeremy offers to lend a hand. When a rehearsal kiss turns into something more, Jeremy can’t help but wonder what a celebrity like Ty could ever see in a Broadway chorus boy like him. Will a relationship with his crush make it past previews, or can it become a long-running hit?

Release date: 28th December 2016
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press | ARe | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

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Lovesick by Marina Ford Cover Reveal & Excerpt!

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Hiya peeps! We have debut author Marina Ford visiting us today with the cover to her debut release Lovesick, we have the cute cover and a great excerpt for you to peek at, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Lovesick

(Perchance to Dream 04)
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Marina Ford

Friday, 23 January

The cat funeral.

Yeah, that happened today. I went and participated in—aided and abetted?—a cat funeral.

London life is tough on idealists. In an ideal world, after years of flirtation, Leo would be cosily settled down with Jack, his long-time crush. In an ideal world, Jack wouldn’t now be engaged to a woman. And in an ideal world, Leo would move on.

When handsome new neighbour Alex moves in opposite Leo, an opportunity to do so presents itself. But Alex is working class, poorer than Leo, and probably straight. While Jack’s engagement unravels, and Leo’s friendship with Alex deepens, will Leo manage to find happiness with the right man? Or will he succumb to his enemies: self-doubt, family expectations, and pride? 

Told in diary form, this is both the story of a love triangle in London and the chronicle of a man’s struggles to confront his self-image and overcome his insecurity.

Release date: 20th January 2017

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Jackass Flats by Julia Talbot Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Julia Talbot popping in today with her upcoming re-release Jackass Flats, we have a brilliant guest post and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Jackass Flats

(Riding Cowboy Flats 01)
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Julia Talbot

Can a traveling military man and a set-in-his-ways cowboy find a way to make things work?

Tate feels like the best part of life has probably passed him by, which is why the thirtysomething cowboy hits the bars every night. When he meets Dave, a young soldier from a nearby Army base, though, Tate figures things might be looking up. He and Dave get off to a rocky start, but Tate soon finds that he and the kid have enough in common to make things interesting.

Dave isn’t really into the whole don’t ask, don’t tell thing, and he doesn’t bother to hide his relationship with Tate from his friends. Once he realizes he should have been more careful, it might be too late. But Dave is willing to fight for Tate, even if it means taking on the military.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2008.

Release date: 28th December 2016
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press

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