It is with great honor for Slitsread to join this blog tour! Not only is it for such a great cause, an amazing giveaway, but we also have 7 wonderful authors as well as the amazing cover artist and editor stopping by to talk holidays!
Proceeds will be donated to Lost-N-Found Youth , an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing.
Just look at this cover!!!
Wish Come True
Keira Andrews, Joanna Chambers, Amy Jo Cousins, Megan Erickson, Suki Fleet, Kaje Harper, Anyta Sunday
Holiday, New Adult, Contemporary
December 1, 2015
Cover Design by:
First love. Young love. Holiday love…
Wish Come True is a collection of contemporary, new adult, holiday short stories by some of our favorite authors!
A Very English Christmas by Keira Andrews
Isaac and David have created a new life together outside the Amish world. Living “English,” they’ve left behind the rigid, isolated community where they discovered their forbidden love. Staying with Isaac’s older brother in San Francisco, they yearn for a home—and bed—of their very own. As they experience the bright lights and merry carols of modern Christmas for the first time, can they make their holiday wishes come true?
Mr Perfect’s Christmas by Joanna Chambers
Sam Warren’s new job hasn’t been going so well so the last thing he’s in the mood for is the obligatory office Christmas party, particularly since Nick Foster’s going to be there. Nick–the guy whose shoes Sam has been trying to fill–seems to take very opportunity to point out where Sam’s going wrong. But when Sam receives an unexpected Secret Santa gift at the party, he’s forced to question his assumptions about his rival. Could it be that he’s been misinterpreting Nick’s actions all along? And is it possible that his reluctant attraction to Nick is reciprocated?
The Christmas Ship by Amy Jo Cousins
When a twink who’s finally ready to grow up accidentally catfishes a college football player headed to the NFL, it’s going to take a lot of honesty and all the faith they can muster in their own One True Pairing to set this Christmas ship sailing.
That Thing by Megan Erickson
Helping his wedding planner sister work an event is not Devin Master’s idea of what he wants to do on his winter break from college. But saying no to his sister isn’t in his wheelhouse, which is why he finds himself embedded in a drama-filled wedding. His first task? Babysit the “troublesome” best man.
Adrian Alvarez wants to do just about anything on New Year’s Eve except attending his best friend’s wedding. Ever since Adrian came out, he’s been shunned in his hometown. By everyone but his best friend, Tony. Which is why he finds himself trudging through the airport to fulfill his best man duties. He doesn’t expect to find out his ride to the hotel is a hot blond with a cocky grin.
Devin can’t get involved with a member of the wedding party, or his sister will kill him, and Adrian just wants to lay low and not draw attention to himself. But neither can resist the chemistry between them and they have to decide if they are willing to ignite or let their attraction fizzle out.
Just Like Heaven by Suki Fleet
One rainy night in December, David helps a busker with pretty eyes get his stolen money back. He doesn’t imagine the strong attraction he feels is mutual. But after overcoming his shyness, David discovers Jess is definitely interested.
Jess just isn’t interested in anything but a one night stand. Or maybe two. Falling for David is definitely not part of his plan. But when David gets trapped in a snowstorm the night before Christmas Eve, Jess realises a night or two is never going to be enough.
Not Your Grandfather’s Magic by Kaje Harper
A month away from Zeb Crowe’s twenty-first birthday — just a month before the ceremony that will awaken his psychic heritage — Zeb’s grandfather predicts cryptically, “Hold your mind and heart ready, and something good will come to you.” Shortly afterward, Zeb meets Matt, a smart, gawky, unexpectedly appealing guy who might warm the lonely corners of his heart. But is Matt really the “something good” his grandfather predicted? And is it fair to get close to him, when very soon Zeb’s whole life will change? If Zeb’s dad wasn’t missing, or his grandfather wasn’t such an enigmatic old bastard, his path to love, or power, would be so much clearer.
Bottle Boys by Anyta Sunday
Benjamin Otto is a bottle of liquid luck. Good looks. Good brain. Whatever the challenge: good odds. Except, what happens when those odds change?
Dad’s had enough bankrolling Ben and requests him to get a job. The challenge: make enough money to finance Christmas or face telling his little brother the holidays are dead.
Then there’s Sebastian. The guy from his politics class who is always coming in second after him. The guy who steals Ben’s idea to collect bottles for quick cash. The guy who makes Ben wonder if any amount of luck will be enough to win him what he really wants…
Holiday tunes…love ’em or hate ’em?
Any particular favorites or particular ones you’d love to never hear again?
Keira Andrews –
Love them! My fave Christmas album is Ella Fitzgerald’s Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas. One song that I can’t stand is Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime,” which is unbearably repetitive.
Joanna Chambers –
Oh, a bit of both. I have a number of Christmas songs I’d happily consign to the bin. Anything by Slade. And I really hate “Simply having a wonderful Christmas time” by Paul McCartney. They’re are loads I love though too.
Amy Jo Cousins –
Love them. LOVE THEM. I’m a total sucker for holiday music, and I start playing it nonstop pretty much as soon as November arrives. My sister made me a 2-CD mix years ago, and I set up a YouTube playlist of my favorites this year for my Real World release party & recipe exchange. I’ve got classic Christmas songs, some Chanukah songs, Springsteen and The Muppets and even one song for New Year’s Ever. I will be listening to this until January:
LOVE. I still sing my heart out to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You.”
Suki Fleet –
Christmas carols, I love. I could probably do without hearing a certain Slade track that gets played in England quite a bit at Christmas time, ever again though.
Kaje Harper –
I’d be happy to sic the dogs of Christmas past on whoever wrote “I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” and recorded it with a pitch-deficient child’s voice… Also “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” But I love the classic carols and some of the older warmer songs. In fact, I keep my radio off and stay out of stores where possible through late November, so I don’t OD on them. Because when the holiday actually comes, I want to hear good choirs sing “Oh, Holy Night” and “What Child is This” and “Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem.”
Anyta Sunday –
Big fan. I love the classics. Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer is big at our place, along with some German tunes like Stille Nacht (Silent Night) and O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree).
Kanaxa (Cover Artist) –
I love the older ones. Not the awful stuff they play at the malls. In OCTOBER!
Lenore DiTrani (Editor) –
I don’t particularly fancy Christmas music, I should admit. And since you asked, I’ve heard Wham’s Last Christmas enough to last me several lifetimes, thank you very much.
Ebook copies from each of the participating authors’ backslists (7 in total) AND a $50 All Romance Ebooks gift certificate!
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On behalf of the Slitsread team, Thank you for stopping by and Happy Holidays!