Cover Reveal | 24 Dates

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On the second of December, 24 Dates will be released. It will be the sixth story in the Up North series – so stand-alone, contemporary, and taking place somewhere up north.

This time we’re in Northfield. Victor and Jian used to live in Courtland, but two years ago they moved to Northfield. It was supposed to be all roses and rainbows, but it hasn’t been like that at all.

Victor fears their relationship won’t last much longer. He hardly ever seen Jian awake anymore – they don’t talk, they don’t touch, and everything feels hopeless. Until Jian surprises him with a date on the first of December.

So we’re having us a Christmas story, and the plot goes like this:

  • December 1st: Surprise outdoor date

  • December 2nd: Suprise indoor date

  • December 3rd: Suprise date in public place

  • December 4th: Suprise car date

  • December 5th: Suprise wet outdoor date

  • December 6th: Suprise sport date

  • December 7th: Suprise food date

  • December 8th: Not really a surprise date in a public place

  • December 9th: Not really a surprise lunch date

  • December 10th: Not really a surprise movie night date

  • December 11th: Not really a surprise outdoor date

  • December 12th: Competition date

  • December 13th: Couple massage date

  • December 14th: Stargazing date

  • December 15th: Dessert date

  • December 16th: Realestate date

  • December 17th: Trivia night date

  • December 18th: Wine & Paint date

  • December 19th: Competition date

  • December 20th: Bookclub date

  • December 21st: Outdoor date

  • December 22nd: Craft date

  • December 23d: Public place date

  • December 24th: Jigsaw date


When Victor Hill bought a house with his boyfriend, Jian Kouri it was a dream come true. But now, two years later, instead of living their happily ever after, they hardly see the other awake.

With Jian out the door before Victor gets up in the morning, and asleep on the couch nearly as soon as he walks in the door, the life Victor imagined couldn’t be further from reality. They don’t talk; they don’t touch, and Victor fears he and Jian have already drifted too far apart.

The holiday season is a time for hope, but when Victor comes home to find Jian with a plan to woo him for Christmas, is it too little, too late? The dates are great, and there are filled with Christmas fun to get Victor in the right spirit for the holiday, but are they enough for the two of them to fall in love again? Or is there just too much in their relationship that needs fixing?

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Not Microwave Safe: A Halloween Story

Not Microwave Safe: A Halloween Story by Kyle Adams

Most years, I write something for Halloween despite never having celebrated it in my entire life. Mostly, it’s because I have American friends, and for years we did a collaboration in time for Halloween. I’ve written something for this Halloween too, but I’ll talk about that in another post. 

It’s always fun to write something since it’s all the Halloween I’ll get. My other way to experience Halloween is to read…

I saw Not Microwave Safe last year right after Halloween – it’s the cover! – and thought I’d read it, but then I forgot all about it. But when I went searching October stories, I found it again.

So… We have Kent and Uriah who are going to a haunted house. Kent hates scary things, and Uriah loves them. But things don’t go as planned, and soon there are scary clowns everywhere LOL.

I was part amused, part horrified. This story taught me one thing – I’m not the forgiving kind. Had hubby pulled anything like they did here, he’d be sleeping in the dog house for a month…but then I don’t do well with scary houses and murderous clowns.

Jokes aside, this is a short little story about an established couple walking through a haunted house. Scary things will happen, but it had me laughing too.

Kent has always hated Halloween and anything else that’s scary. But when his boyfriend, Uriah, wants to take him to a haunted house, he can’t say no.

Uriah can’t contain his excitement and loves creepy surprises. However, as the evening progresses and everything seems wrong, can he convince Kent to see the night through?

For Kent and Uriah, Halloween starts with a pop and ends with a bang, and life will never be the same again.

A – Z | Until Next Time

Until Next Time by Xara X. Xanakas

I had forgotten Xara X. Xanakas. When I was a newbie (I still consider myself a newbie, though I’m starting to realize that, maybe, I’m not?) Xara was active. I’ve read a few of her books, and I especially remember The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek which is filled with cute geekiness LOL.

So, having read Villian from the Love’s Landscapes event, I figured I’d check for a story starting with a U and when there was a book from the LL event starting with a U,  written by Ms Xanakas, I figured it was meant to be.

I searched for her, thinking maybe it’s just that she’d disappeared from my feed, but no, she hasn’t posted anything on her blog in years and there haven’t been any new releases. Until Next Time is still available through Goodreads, though.

True to my nature, I didn’t read up on what this book was about, and I’m glad I didn’t because I might not have read it if I had. It’s a BDSM (bondage) story, a cop and thief story…and I liked it a lot!

I do have my pet peeve I just can’t get rid of – speech tags!!! Why oh why? LOL – but apart from that, I enjoyed this a lot. It’s cute and funny, filled with cat and mouse games, and I loved the way it ended.

Get it here!

And that, people, was the end of it. Or should I say until next time? The A-Z Title Challenge is complete! Are we moving on to Halloween stories now?

Until Next TimeDear Author,
Fuck, this was supposed to be such a simple assignment. Get in, get the information and get the hell out. It should have been a piece a cake but I just couldn’t resist getting a closer look at the guy. There’s just something about him that sets me on edge. He was prey that I enjoyed stalking. Whether to kill or fuck I wasn’t sure. How the hell did he get the upper hand? Instead of being the predator I’m suddenly the prey. I may be bound, but I’m never helpless. It seems I may have finally met my match, and I’m going to enjoy teaching him a lesson he’ll never forget.

A-Z Title Challenge 2020

A – All I See

B – Bearly Dating

C – Champagne Kisses

D – The Dark Horse

E – Everybody in the Place

F – Food for Thought

G – A Gentle Shove of Human Kindness

H – Howl

I – I Will Meet You at Asphodel’s Pit

J – Judgment

K – Killer Cassava!

L – Landslide

M –Misunderstanding His Mate

N – The Night Porter

O – Out For Delivery

P – Purrfect Harmony

Q – Quill Me Now

R – Roaming Canisters

S – Set Up

T – Tentacles with Benefits

U – Until Next Time

V – Villains

W – Words

X – Xavier

Y – Your Cover’s Blown

Z – Zippadacious

I started a Pinterest board for M/M books sorted by title, if you need help finding a title on a certain letter.