Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Scrooge McStorytime

Reads of Christmas Present

Winter Wonderland by Heidi Cullinan
I’ve been waiting eagerly for Paul’s HEA since, well, since I finished the last page of Arthur and Gabriel’s story at the beginning of last December. I fawned over the cover and rejoiced when the blurb revealed who his Christmas beau would be. I added to wishlists, and snapped it up as soon as it was available for pre-order. On release date I downloaded it to my Kindle and then sat (im)patiently on the file until 1st December. So much anticipation for a read can sometimes be a disastrous thing, building up a book to such heights that it fails to reach. Not in this case. This book was everything that I wanted and more. It has the best first line ever. Paul is gruff and bear like on the outside and a gooey mess on the inside. Kyle is a fluff piece, except that he isn’t: he’s cheeky, relentless, toppy, kind and strong. And exactly what Paul needs despite the 10 year plus age difference. I won’t say more because ‘spoilers’ but just know that I loved this story. In fact I love this series and I look forward to seeing (hoping) if we get another book next year. The possibilities for future stories are certainly there and if Heidi Cullinan decides to write them I’ll be first in the queue to read them, but not until the 1st December.

Reads of Christmas Past

A list of books I’ve enjoyed in Christmas Pasts:

Tinsel Fish by Harper Fox
Baby, it’s Cold by Josh Lanyon
Waiting for Winter by LB Gregg
Comfort and Joy by Joanna Chambers
Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan
Unwrapping Hank by Eli Easton
Vixen’s Valour (North Pole City Tales #3­) by Charlie Cochet
The Heart of Frost (North Pole City Tales #2) by Charlie Cochet
Ilya and the Wolf by Rory Ni Coileain
Home for Chirappu by Ariel Tachna
Saint Martin’s Day by Kim Fielding
The Trouble with Elves by Therese Woodson
Rebound by Chris Scully
Batteries Not Included by JL Merrow
Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan
A Prairie Dog’s Love Story by Eli Easton
Spam! It’s What’s for Christmas by Lenore Black
How I Meet Your Father by LB Gregg
Carol of the Bellskis by Astrid Amara

And one where 'twas I who put pen to paper (figuratively speaking). Fancy a story about a chimney sweep?
When Love Flue In by Lillian Francis

Reads of Christmas Future

This is a list of the books I hope to read this month:

The Winter Spirit by Indra Vaughan
Midwinter’s Night Dream by Eli Easton
A Case of Christmas by Josh Lanyon (This isn’t even out yet, but as soon as it is…)
What Happens at Christmas by Jay Northcote
Magic and Mistletoe by Annabelle Jacobs
A Fortunate Blizzard by LC Chase
Winter Oranges by Marie Sexton

Neither of these list are definitive of what I've read or what I intend to read but I'll to the list when I can and update this year's read section too.


  1. OOoh I just read What Happens At Christmas and LOVED it :D...And Midwinter's NIght and a few of the others are on my list :D

    1. What happens at Christmas is next on my list.