It’s the most wonderful time of the year! OK—scratch that. It’s time for another obligatory family gathering. And nothing spices up the egg nog like bringing your partner home. Surely your belligerent brother-in law, your gimlet-eyed granny and your drunken uncle will keep it classy. With forced proximity and alcoholic beverages, what could possibly go wrong?
Decked Out by Eva Moore
A Perfect Fit by Adrienne Bell
Crazy Old Money by Kilby Blades
Stealing Christmas by Kari Lemor
Touched by Fate by Preslaysa Williams
Ringing in the Reefer by Marie Booth
The Thanksgiving Parade From Hell by R.L. Merrill
Thankful in Perdition by Erin St. Charles
Feliz Chanukah! by Meg Bellamy
This anthology is for readers who love any or all of the following: m/m, #ownvoices, plus-sized heroes, interracial/multicultural families, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Chanukah!
It is best to leave this one to the mature audiences.
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About the Author
Kilby Blades is a fresh new voice in smart contemporary romantic fiction. A business executive by day, by night she writes dynamic characters in to (and out of) tantalizingly complex predicaments. Critics laud her “feminist romance”, noting empowered heroines and multi-dimensional heroes who are staunch advocates for their partners, stepping back from their own spotlights in order to let their women shine. From dry wit in her angstier books, to blatant humor in her lighter ones, her characters are resplendent in their witty repartee. All her stories, regardless of genre, serve up delicious dilemmas and never-before-seen plots. Her debut novel, "Snapdragon", was a ten-time finalist and a three-time winner for honors including the IPPYs, the Publisher's Weekly BookLife Prize For Fiction, the Foreword Indie Award, the HOLT Medallion, the New England Reader's Choice Award and the OKRWA National Reader's Choice award. Its sequel, “Chrysalis”, was a finalist in the Emma Awards. Her novella, "The Art of Worship" was an IndieReader winner, a HOLT Medallion finalist, and a Passionate Plume finalist. Two of her three soon-to-be-released titles were 2018 Stiletto Contest finalists and the third was a finalist in the CIMRWA awards. She is also the 2018 recipient of Best Debut Author in RSJ’s Emma Awards. When she’s not writing, Kilby goes to movie matinees alone, where she eats Chocolate Pocky and buttered popcorn and usually smuggles in not-a-little-bit of red wine. Kilby is a mother, a social-justice fighter, and above all else, a glutton for a good story.
Table of Contents
I. THE STORIES
- Decked Out by Eva Moore
- A Perfect Fit by Adrienne Bell
- Crazy Old Money by Kilby Blades
- Stealing Christmas by Kari Lemor
- Touched by Fate by Preslaysa Williams
- Ringing in the Reefer by Marie Booth
- The Thanksgiving Parade from Hell by R.L. Merrill
- Thankful in Perdition by Erin St. Charles
- Feliz Chanukah! by Meg Bellamy
II. THE AUTHORS
- Eva Moore
- Adrienne Bell
- Kilby Blades
- Kari Lemor
- Preslaysa Williams
- Marie Booth
- R.L. Merrill
- Erin St. Charles
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a fun, entertaining anthology and a perfect way to spend the Holidays reading about crazy family gatherings. I loved all the short stories and here are a few of my favorites, Decked Out by Eva Moore, Crazy Old Money by Kilby Blades and Ringing in the Reefer by Marie Booth. I love reading collections and anthologies because I get to read some of my favorite authors and find a few new to me authors.
Festive holiday cheers abound in this eclectic collection of tales. Well…not quite festive. Meeting the family, a busy travel season, and a Christmas thief. In the tale of The Disaster of the Ungrateful Overweight Daughter, I found that I related to her the most with her overbearing mother and putting up with rude people on a plane. But, of course, the silver lining was the sweet, good-looking guy sitting next to her. Stories were well-written and well-read. With light-hearted wit and humor, stories should hit a hard spot with readers in relation to family and holidays. Some were better than others, and, for the most part, they were decent reads, albeit a tad long-winded at times.
Worst Holiday Ever: A Family Drama Romance Anthology by Marie Booth is a great story to read. I am so glad I read this story and all th stories in the book, it has great strong characters and a strong story line in all of them. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.