A Picture Perfect Holiday
Photography club president Caleb loves football standout Christian Munez. He knows it's an old high school chestnut, but if being cliche is wrong, he doesn't want to be right. They've been in school together since the fifth grade but having brothers on the same soccer team provides Caleb with a great opportunity to get to know Christian better. What he finds out - about Christian's home life and future plans - could end his hopes forever. Or they might be the beginning of something wonderful.
Caleb throws caution to the wind in A Picture Perfect Holiday.
Rafe Colman likes his life. He has a nice home, a good job, and a wonderful dog. But he's exhausted by living a lie. When his home is vandalized because of his perceived German ancestry, he can't even share the irony with his friends.
Officer Ben Morgan falls for Rafe's dog first, but it isn't long before he is giving the owner the eye. He thinks they have more in common than the search for Rafe's vandals, and he is willing to take the chance to find out.
If life in 1955 is tough on a cop in the closet, it's even tougher on a refugee who is desperate to hide his roots and fit in. Rafe knows from tragic experience how vicious prejudice can be. Every second with Ben is stolen, every kiss fraught with danger.
When Ben's partner threatens to ruin everything, Rafe and Ben have to fight to protect what they have but they're tired of hiding their secret light.
Through the Years
With Bonus (Cursed Noel)
Ethan Holmes and Barry Moffit have been in love since they were kids. These stories -- re-edited for quality content and given a Winterheart Designs cover -- were written in 2008, in part as a protest over the passage of Proposition 8 in California. They follow the course of Ethan and Barry's love affair in ten year intervals from the moment they first admit it, at prom in 1978, to a major breakup and reconciliation in 1988, to a family vacation in Hawaii that turns into more in 1998, and election night 2008, a time of deliberation and decision.
I Heard Him Exclaim
Who Likes a Skinny Santa?
Steve Adams's heart hasn't been in the Christmas spirit ever since doctors put a stent in it and ordered him to clean u his act. No longer filling out his Santa suit or allowed to make merry, he's forgoing the holidays this year and heading to Vegas to indulge in the few vices left to him: Gambling and anonymous sex.
His road trip takes a detour when he encounters Chandler Tracey, who has just inherited guardianship of his five-year-old niece. Overwhelmed, Chandler's on his way to deliver Poppy to his parents. But fate has other plans and, after car trouble, Chandler and Poppy accept a ride home with Steve. Though the heat between the two men is obvious, they put it on simmer while they band together to make Poppy's Christmas as perfect as possible.
Steve soon comes to believe that while Chandler is the right person to look after Poppy, someone needs to look after Chandler. Fortunately, Steve knows just the man for the job.
What Child is This?
A Crossing Border's Story
Michael and Tristan are finally taking that much needed weekend away for Christmas. They've been working so hard at their respective careers there hasn't been time for a breather, much less a chance to reconnect and see if they've been working toward what they both want.
Like always, Michael's well-laid plan is derailed by a phone call from Apple House. Three of their charges have gone missing and while Michael is worried, it's not unusual for the young adults who stay at the shelter for homeless LGBT teens to come and go.
But when one of them calls Michael and asks is - hypothetically speaking - it's considered kidnapping to keep a baby who has been abandoned, Michael and Tristan head home with all speed to sort things out.
Two couple need answers in a heartwarming holiday tale of taking stock, reaffirming commitments, and catching the perfect wave in What Child Is This?
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