Holiday M/M Romance: The Results

Thank you to everyone who participated by completing the holiday m/m romance form!

Here’s the compiled list of books, sorted by title (mostly), and with free stories and giveaways indicated as best I could. This was not easy for me and I’ve got to give a shout of supreme thanks to my mom whose skills with merging data saved the day. Thanks, Mom! :)


A Picture Perfect Holiday by Z.A. Maxfield featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

A Present Christmas by Bowie, J.P. featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, Fantasy story.

A Trouble Halved by Eisenberg, Andy featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

A Very D Christmas (part of Zero at the Bone series) by Jane Seville featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, FOR CHARITY story.

Advent: Collected Shorts by S.L. Armstrong & K. Piet featuring a Christmas, Solstice/Yule theme in a Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy, BDSM (heavy), BDSM (light), Erotica (sex, no romance), FREE story.

santa1An Angel Gets His Wings by Missy Welsh featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story. Giveaway at Lex Valentine’s blog on 10 December.

An Improper Holiday by K. A. Mitchell featuring a Christmas theme in a Historical story.

And The Prompt Is…Holiday Edition by The Story Orgy featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, Fantasy story.

And to All a Good Night (Life Lessons 1.5) by Kaje Harper featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Ascendance by Lissa Kasey featuring a Solstice theme in a Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy story.

Carol of the Bellskis (Bellskis #1) by Astrid Amara featuring a Hanukkah theme in a Contemporary story.

Charity Starts at Home by Owens, Zahra featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Christmas Auction by Sean Michael featuring a Christmas theme in a BDSM (light) story.

Christmas Eve at the Powers That Be Cafe by Axelson, Xavier featuring a Christmas theme in a Historical story.

Christmas with Danny Fit by Amy Lane featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Colin and Martin’s First Christmas (Colin and Martin #1) by Hunt, Drew featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Colin and Martin’s London Christmas (Colin and Martin #2) by Hunt, Drew featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Crossing Borders by Z.A. Maxfield featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, BDSM (light) story.

Dulce et Decorum Est by Merrow, J.L. featuring a Christmas theme in a Historical story.

Eight Days by Cardeno C. featuring a Hanukkah theme in a Contemporary, Coming Out story.

Every Time a Bell Rings by Missy Welsh featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Floggers’ Holiday Sale by Stormy Glenn, HC Brown featuring a Christmas theme in a BDSM (heavy), BDSM (light) story.

Gay Divorcee by Kim Dare featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, BDSM (light) story.

Graham’s Gift by Em Woods featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, BDSM (light) story.

santa3His For the Holidays by Lanyon, Josh; Gregg, L.B.; Fox, Harper; Maxfield, Z.A. featuring a Christmas, Hanukkah theme in a Contemporary story.

Holiday Outing by Amara, Astrid featuring a Hanukkah theme in a Contemporary story.

I Don’t: A Christmas Wish by Kari Gregg featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, Humor story. Giveaway at Lisa Henry’s blog from 8 December to 14 December.

I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Dane, Adrianna featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, Western story.

If I Must by Lane, Amy featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Inspiration by Henrietta Clarke featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Kid Christmas Rides Again incl. Kid Christmas Meets Snow Globes by Arvin, Eric featuring a Christmas theme in a Fantasy, Illustrated Goodness story.

Let It Snow by Devon Rhodes featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, BDSM (light) story. Giveaway at Devon Rhodes’ blog starting 12 December.

Lone Star by Josh Lanyon featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Love Ahead: Expect Delays by Amara, Astrid featuring a Hanukkah theme in a Contemporary story.

Love Brokers: Mister Romance by LC Chase featuring a Christmas/New Year’s theme in a Contemporary story.

Making His List by Devon Rhodes featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story. Giveaway at Devon Rhodes’ blog starting 12 December.

Men under the Mistletoe by Josh Lanyon, K.A. Mitchell, Harper Fox, Ava March featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Mending Noel by Charlie Cochet featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, Fantasy, YA or Sweet (no sex), Elves at the North Pole story.

Merry Christmas Shelton by Dianne Hartsock featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Miracle of the Bellskis (Bellskis #2) by Astrid Amara featuring a Hanukkah theme in a Contemporary story.

Mistletoe and Submission by Kim Dare featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, BDSM (light) story.

Mistletoe at Midnight by L.B. Gregg featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

New York Christmas by RJ Scott featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Nice: Joys of the Season: An On Fire Christmas by Drew Zachary featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Noche Buena by Neil Plakcy featuring a Christmas, Noche Buena theme in a Contemporary story.

O Come All Ye Kinky by Joey W. Hill, Ava March, Alexa Snow, Elyan Smith, Jane Davitt, Katie Porte, Kim Dare, L.A. Witt featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, BDSM (light) story.

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Peppermint Twist by Jeanette Grey featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Personal Shopper by Tere Michaels featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Puppy, Car, and Snow by Amy Lane featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Remembering Christmas by Tom Mendicino, Frank Anthony Polito, Michael Salvatore featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Rudy’s Red Nose by Sui Lynn featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Sagittarius Blues by Strauss, Katrina featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Silver and Gold by Devon Rhodes featuring a Christmas, Hanukkah theme in a Contemporary story. Giveaway at Devon Rhodes’ blog starting 12 December.

Simple Gifts by L.B. Gregg featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Sno Ho 3: A summit city christmas by Ethan Day featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Snowball in Hell by Josh Lanyon featuring a Christmas theme in a Mystery, Historical story.

Sock it to Me, Santa! by Madison Parker featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, YA or Sweet (no sex) story.

Something for Santa by AKM Miles featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Sterling for Christmas by Manly, D.J. featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, Canadian story.

The Advent Calendar by Koehler, Christopher featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

The Christmas Throwaway by Scott, R.J. featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

The Dickens With Love by Lanyon, Josh featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, Mystery story.

The Forester by Blaine D. Arden featuring a Solstice/Yule theme in a Mystery, Fantasy, M/M/M story.

santa4The Gift by Kim Dare featuring a Christmas theme in a BDSM (light) story.

The Match Before Christmas by Eden Winters featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

The Meaning of Vengeance by Theo Fessenden featuring a solstice theme in a historical story.

The Messenger by Dane, Adrianna featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, Mystery story.

The Mistletoe Phenomenon (Mistletoe Science #1) by Yates, Serena featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

The Perfect Gift by Falconer, Jade featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

The Positions of Love by J.M. Snyder featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, Paranormal story.

The Santa Mug by Michael, Patric featuring a Christmas, Thanksgiving theme in a Contemporary, Friends-to-Lovers story.

The Santa Problems by Tam Ames featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

The Saturnalia Effect by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, Dark/Gritty story.

The Star Man by Irving, Jan featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, SciFi story.

The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters (Knitting #1) by Lane, Amy featuring a Thanksgiving theme in a Contemporary story.

This Christmas by J.M. Snyder featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Tinsel and Frost by Winters, Eden featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Turkey in the Snow by Amy Lane featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

‘Twas A Few Days Before Christmas, Part I by TJ Klune featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, FREE story.

‘Twas A Few Days Before Christmas, Part II: DIE, SATAN, DIE: A Heartwarming Holiday BOATK Short by TJ Klune featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary, FREE story.

Twelve Days (A Note in the Margin #2) by Rowan, Isabelle featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Warm Hearth and Good Wine by Elizabella Gold featuring a Christmas theme in a Historical story.

What Child Is This? (Crossing Borders #2) by Maxfield, Z.A. featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

Winter Warmers by Chrissy Munder, Clare London, J. L. Merrow, Josephine Myles, Lou Harper featuring a Christmas, Sinterklaas (Dutch Holiday) theme in a Contemporary story.

Xavier’s Xmas by Kell, Amber featuring a Christmas theme in a Contemporary story.

21 thoughts on “Holiday M/M Romance: The Results

  1. Awesome job! Thanks for this :)

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  2. One more thing! The candy cane photo reminds that one of the hot stories in the O Come All Ye Kinky anthology (L.A. Witt’s) involves a very large candy cane :)

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  3. Nice collection! Plenty for me to add to my TBR, Thanks!!!

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  4. Thanks, Alec and Alec’s mum, for posting this list!

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  5. So many good books to choose from! Thanks so much for the list. What a super idea. :)

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  6. That’s a great list and thanks for compiling it – I didn’t get here in time to suggest a couple of my favorites especially the novel Comfort and Joy by Jim Grimsley which I have to mention even if it’s not a simple holiday short story, (and there are a TON of M/M holiday stories out there. MLR Press alone put out 42 of them last December, and several other presses have holiday lines.) If you’re on Goodreads there are two “Best of” lists I know of : Best Gay Winter’ish Holiday Romance http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3859.Best_Gay_Winter_ish_Holiday_Romance and a new list Christmas/Summer/Holiday Gay Romance http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/24211.Christmas_Summer_Holiday_Gay_Romance which is a mixed bag originally started for the Christmas-in-Summer folks down under. Both have some good books that didn’t make Thorny’s list so check it out if you’ve read all of these great choices and want more…

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  7. Amazing! What a shopping list. I missed the deadline but hoped that someone would mention Eight Days by Cardeno C so I just did. Sorry. Thanks so much Alec & Mom.

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  8. Thank you Alec, and send a thank you to your Mom! This list should keep me reading right through the holidays and into the new year. Excellent!

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  9. Great list, Alec :)

    I do have one but…
    For some reason my story ‘The Forester’ is listed as Erotica (sex, no romance), but it’s definitely a romance, not erotica. It is m/m/m though.

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  10. I’ll just mention that at Brief Encounters Reviews we review a ton of Christmas shorts (under 20K) every year. You can check our archives for December (and late Nov./early Jan.) if you are looking for some more ideas.

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