Scrooged Over by David Connor (Bah Humbug Giveaway!)

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Series: 2016 Advent Calendar Bah Humbug

Author: David Connor

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Humor

Length: Novella (95 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 26, 2016)

Heat Level: Low 

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: For dueling radio hosts Deke and Dudley, the battle over Christmas starts the day after Thanksgiving. Deke hates the whole season. Dudley is a yuletide overachiever. They put their debate to a vote, inviting audience members to weigh in. The loser must go on a blind date of the winner’s choosing. Dudley decides he wouldn’t mind taking the loss, if his blind date, picked by Deke, turns out to be Deke himself. As Christmas gets closer, not only does that fantasy seem unlikely, but everything that can go wrong for Dudley does, including malfunctioning decorations, rancid cookies, and a lost pile of hundreds of handwritten Christmas cards. Just days before Santa’s arrival, Dudley’s about to throw in the red and green towel and join all the haters. It’ll take a miracle to change his mind….

ISBN: 978-1-63533-188-2

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/scrooged-over-by-david-connor-7982-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: When I first got this book, I wasn’t really sure about it.  Here you have two guys who have the hots for each other, but they are so different in many ways.  Deke hates the holidays and Dudley loves them.  However it works perfectly with their jobs. You guessed it, Deke plays the grump and Dudley loves the holidays.  However this year there is a bet going on, and the looser has to go on a blind date.  A blind date that the winner picks out.   Wouldn’t be so bad if it was with each other, but you will have to read the story to find out what happens next.

This is a cute and funny little story that will knock your socks off.  I had a blast reading this and wouldn’t mind doing so again.  These two are perfect for each other, however if I was Dudley, I would have kicked Deke’s butt around the corner.  I had a lot of fun reading this and would definitely be checking out the rest of this author’s books out.

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In Orange You Glad I Said Kiss what is Eddie?  

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Don’t Let The Light Go Out by L.A. Merrill (Bah Humbug Giveaway!)

Bah Humbug MMGBR Giveaway gifL.A. Merrill - Don't Let The Light Go Out CoverTitle: Don’t Let the Light Go Out

Series: 2016 Advent Calendar- Bah Humbug

Author: L.A. Merrill

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday

Length: Short Story (34 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 25, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Ray Fine would like to forget Hanukkah even exists. The holiday holds too many sad memories for the young widower. When he’s paired with new convert Josiah Wilson in a year-long welcoming program at his synagogue, he doesn’t know how he’ll get through eight days of celebration, let alone twelve months of guidance. 

Josiah has enough on his plate—school, conversion, the holiday concert season—without becoming someone’s shoulder to cry on. But when he discovers there’s more to his new synagogue buddy’s sadness than a case of the “Hanukkah Blues,” he sets out to show Ray how much there is to live for.

The first blizzard of the season has other plans, though, and Hanukkah might be a lost cause if Ray and Josiah can’t plow through the snow—and their differences. Determined not to lose Ray to his own darkness, Josiah plans to teach him a lesson about the real Miracle of Light—and love.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-187-5

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/dont-let-the-light-go-out-by-la-merrill-7981-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Ray had lost his partner two years ago and seems to have lost his spirit along the way.  He was told by the Rabi that it was his turn to help a new convert.  It turns out that Josiah might just be the one to help him.

Now I hate to admit that this one didn’t rock for me.  I also hate to admit that anything religious very rarely does for me.  I don’t get into them like I should, however it is a really cute story that will brighten your day.

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What is the correct name for the nine-branched candelabra used by Jewish people during the holiday of Hanukkah?

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Love’s Tethered Heart by C.L. Etta Blog Tour, Intro & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have C.L. Etta popping in today with her upcoming release Love’s Tethered Heart, we have a short intro from C.L. and a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Love’s Tethered Heart

by

C.L. Etta

Two years ago Mico and his partner suffered a savage gay bashing that left Mico a quadriplegic—and ended his dreams of traveling the world as an archeologist. Abandoned by the man he loved, he lives in isolation, tethered to his bed by the machines keeping him alive, with only his caretakers and immediate family as companions.

Assigned to interview Mico and uncover the story behind his assault and his refusal to identify his attackers, journalist Danny is unprepared for his reaction to the other man. Mico is afraid to let Danny into his life, and Danny is unsure how to change his mind. Mico is also keeping secrets, and he isn’t the only one. Danny is determined to protect Mico, and he’s determined to show Mico that their feelings for each other can thrive amidst the mechanics of Mico’s existence.

If you enjoy romantic tales of heartbreak turned to hope, the life-affirming story of Danny and Mico will make you believe in the possibility of love for everyone—no matter what obstacles they face.

Release date: 2nd January 2017

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