Hey all! It’s December, and come December (or, often, earlier) I start hunting around for holiday romances to give me that dose of much needed winter cheer. If you’re like me, then it’s possible you’re looking for some holiday e-books for your e-reader, and as fortune would have it, I’m chuffed to be taking part alongside some amazing authors for a Canadian Christmas Romances Under $5 e-book deal with “Handmade Holidays.”
Cathryn Fox, Jackie Lau, Elle Rush, Zoe York (and more!) are bringing you some of their holiday joy, and so, for the next week or so, you’ll be hearing me chatter and cheer (and carol) about holiday romances—Canuck ones, no less—around these parts.
The best traditions—and families—are often the ones you choose yourself.
A chosen family queer holiday “Little Village” novella romance.
At nineteen, Nick is alone for the holidays and facing reality: this is how it will be from now on. Refusing to give up completely, Nick buys a Christmas tree, and then realizes he has no ornaments. A bare tree and an empty apartment aren’t a great start, but a visit from his friend Haruto is just the ticket to get him through this first, worst, Christmas. A box of candy canes and a hastily folded paper crane might not be the best ornaments, but it’s a place to start.“Handmade Holidays,” by ‘Nathan Burgoine
A year later, Nick has realized he’s not the only one with nowhere to go, and he hosts his first “Christmas for the Misfit Toys.” Haruto brings Nick an ornament for Nick’s tree, and a tradition—and a new family—is born. As years go by, Nick, Haruto, and their friends face love, betrayal, life, and death. Every ornament on Nick’s tree is another year, another story, and another chance at the one thing Nick has wanted since the start: someone who’d share more than the holidays with him.
Of course, Nick might have already missed his shot at the one, and it might be too late. Still, after fifteen Christmases, Nick is ready to risk it all for the best present yet.