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Up on the Housetop by Dax Varley


romance
christmas
short-stories
fantasy

Awaiting Destiny


M. Schaefer - 2012
    Moments ago, I watched my last breath bubble to the surface like fleeing butterflies as I sank helplessly into the salty depths of the sea. The wondrous, aquarium like scene slowly faded around me until finally I drowned, an ordinary American girl…Then woke a mermaid princess.

A Christmas Rose


Breeana Puttroff - 2012
    A follow up novella to the four main books in the Dusk Gate Chronicles.Quinn, spending her first winter as queen of Philotheum, is saddened by the realization that winter in her new home doesn't mean anticipating the holiday season.But with the help of William and the rest of her new family, she's about to discover that Christmas is a cause for celebration in any world.

Santa Meets Mrs. Claus


J.L. Hendricks - 2016
    Claus? It's not like he can "Swipe Left" and meet the perfect girl!

The Twilight War


Chris Wooding - 2007
    Now they have discovered why...The greatest adventure of their lives is about to begin.

Fruitcakes


Renee George - 2006
    Getting locked up in the local mental hospital because you accused your boss of being an actual ogre…also not good. Falling for your crazy roommate, who thinks he’s one of Santa's elves…so not good! Or is it? Come along for a sexy ride as Donner and Bran try to escape the locked ward before Christmas Eve so Bran doesn't lose the only job important to him. Bestselling author Renee George pens a laugh-out-loud MM Fairytale Christmas…Nuts included!Donner Thomas has been put into a mental hospital a few days before Christmas after a minor head injury has him seeing magical creatures; Elves, Fairies, Trolls, etc, masquerading as regular human beings. His suspicions are pleasantly confirmed when he meets his new roommate two weeks before Christmas, the gorgeous Bran O’Byrne.Bran is one of Santa’s Elves. In human guise, Bran gets piss-drunk the night before he is supposed to travel to the North Pole (they don’t all live in the north!), brags about being an Elf to the wrong people, and now he’s been placed in lock-down for 72 hours of observations. If he doesn’t get to the next transport window by morning, he’ll lose his job at Santa’s shop, and there just isn’t much he’s good at other than looking good and making toys.Sparks fly when these two meet, and they are fated to an encounter neither one of them will ever forget.Content Notes: GLBT, Male/Male Content, Comedy, Paranormal, Fantasy. This short romance contains explicit male/male content and is intended for 18+ readers.

Christmas at the Grand Hotel: White Pine Island Novellas #1 and #2


Amie Denman - 2016
    Many residents call the island home year-round, but day visitors and tourists bring plenty of excitement with them. Like other resort islands, there are quaint shops, cool restaurants, and friendly bars. There are several resorts on the island, but the queen of them all is the elegant Grand Hotel on a bluff with an ocean view. Owned by the extensive, multi-generational Phillips family, the Grand Hotel offers elegant service, five course dinners, and plenty of romance. White Pine Island Novella #1: Ned & Bethany Sometimes the heart hits a hole in one… Bethany Hinkle arrives at White Pine Island’s Grand Hotel for her sister’s wedding and to do a little environmental snooping. She snaps pictures of the hotel’s pristine golf course to ensure its compliance with EPA standards. Soon, she realizes that the course’s manager is as attractive as the course he so carefully protects. Ned Phillips feels the weight of family expectations squarely on his broad shoulders. The Phillips Family has owned and operated the Grand Hotel for three generations. For now, he manages the hotel’s golf course and makes plans for its future—plans that could be destroyed by Bethany’s spying. He gets close to the lovely environmentalist to watch for her next move until he gets too close to let her go. ***** White Pine Island Novella #2: Ellen & Pete What happens when you fall in love with your best friend just when it’s too late? All her life, Ellen Phillips has loved working for her family’s Grand Hotel on White Pine Island. Flying the hotel’s airplane and piloting the island ferryboat while knowing someday she will inherit the luxurious resort is a fairy tale existence she has no desire to change. She’s always loved Pete McCormack, too. After all, he’s her best friend, confidante, and playmate. Until she suddenly sees him in a different light just before Christmas. Pete McCormack has made sacrifices for his family’s golf cart rental business on the island, choosing to stay home and run it instead of pursuing his dream of his own career on the mainland. When his parents announce their plans to sell the business so Pete can leave the island, he has to choose between the future he thought he always wanted and his newfound love for the woman he would be leaving behind.

The Faerie Girl and Other Tales


Anthea Sharp - 2018
    Approx 210 pages

Christmas Dinner of Souls


Ross Montgomery - 2017
    The kitchen boy, 11-year-old Lewis, has helped prepare a highly unusual meal, made with unrecognisable ingredients, cooked by a mysterious chef. And then the guests arrive ... and carnage ensues. They are ex-students of Soul's College, and they are all completely demented. They demand bottle after bottle of wine, flinging their cutlery and howling like banshees until ... silence. The Dean of Soul's College has arrived, and the evening's ceremonies must begin.For this is the annual meeting of a secret club for those who despise children, warmth, happiness, and above all Christmas. Each member must try to outdo the others by telling the most terrible, disgusting story they know.A spooky, shocking, bloodthirsty alternative to festive cheer that will appeal to, fascinate and delight young readers.

The Shifter's Secret Baby Boy (Shades of Shifters Book 13)


T.S. Ryder - 2018
    But her family’s suffocating rules and derogatory comments are keeping her prisoner. Surfing is her one outlet. When she’s riding the waves, she’s all focus. Except when that annoyingly hot lifeguard is there. The guy looks like he walked right out of Baywatch and distracts her with his rippling muscles. Devin likes to spend time near the ocean. But it’s not to soak up the sun. He’s a huge tiger shark shifter who works hard for his pack. Which means that he has no time for women. Until he meets a curvy surf gal… But love between humans and shifters is impossible. Anti-shifter sentiments are growing stronger and stronger. So when Charity finds out she’s pregnant, she knows she must disappear and keep it a secret... even from Devin. But you know what beasts are like. They stop at nothing to find their mates. Will Devin succeed in getting her back? Can love survive in the face of unrelenting hate? Or will their love doom them both? This is a stand-alone story with a BBW, a shifter, and lots of action and steam. It has an HEA, so no cliff-hangers! Mature themes and language. Most definitely for 18+ readers only.

The Vampire's Image


B.V. Larson - 2010
    Her art depicts things that have been forgotten, lost, or which have yet to come. The images are always beautiful—but they also drive people mad. She creates her wondrous images in secret, but one day a stranger comes... One who is just as mysterious as Grace herself.The Vampire’s Image is a story of paranormal romance, 6500 words long.

Mr. Santa


Shana Vanterpool - 2016
    Santa …Forbidden love bit Noelle Eastwick the moment she laid eyes on Micha Santa. He took her in, raised her, gave her the life she has. He’s been off limits since she was a teenager.Until one fateful Christmas Eve … When she comes to his aid, she can no longer hide how she feels.But love and lust aren’t strong enough to stay hidden around the one man who leaves her weak and wanting.Mr. Santa isn’t just anyone.She’s her best friend’s father. And she’s about to break every single rule in the forbidden love handbook.Noelle and Micha are snowed in together, and the walls of this cabin are the only witnesses to how quickly lust can erupt in such close spaces. This Christmas is about to be the hottest of Noelle’s life.If, that is, Santa doesn’t mind her being on the naughty list.Mr. Santa is a sexy forbidden Christmas novella.

The Glass of Lead and Gold


Cornelia Funke - 2018
    On Christmas Eve, a sinister stranger asks her to keep her eyes open for a priceless, long-lost magical object: the Glass of Lead and Gold.As word of the Glass spreads across the city, Tabetha finds herself with some unlikely companions, not least a one-armed girl and a rather impressive soup chef. But will Tabetha discover that there are even greater fortunes to be found than the magical Glass?

The Imaginary Friend


Kelly Hashway - 2011
    This is nothing compared to how she feels when a strange girl named Jessica tells Samantha that she’s actually an imaginary friend. Tracy has outgrown Samantha, and it’s time for Samantha to help another child who needs her. But will Samantha be able to move on and fulfill her duty as an imaginary friend?

There Are No Wolves in California


DiscontentedWinter - 2015
    Sterek FanficA grieving Derek Hale returns to Beacon Hills.He meets Stiles Stilinski, a boy suffering frontotemporal dementia, who has delusions that Derek is a werewolf.He's crazy.And maybe he's just what Derek needs.***READ THE TAGS!!Words:5074 complete

Reader's Feast


Carolyn McCray - 2012
    With over 200,000 bestelling words this volume includes... 7 Folds of Winter - the #1 YA+ Epic Fantasy, The Rush: A MoonRush Prequel Featuring Mia - the bestselling prequel Moonrush short story Rook - the bestselling supernatural thriller Ambush - the bestselling Betrayed prequel short story Anatomy - the bestselling Harbinger mystery short story Pet Holiday Miracles - the bestselling inspirational short story collection Pet Whisperer...er...rrr - the bestselling romantic comedy Hacked - the bestselling techno-thriller Robin Hood Hacker prequel short story