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Title: Wish Come True
Author: Keira Andrews, Joanna Chambers, Amy Jo Cousins, Megan Erickson, Suki Fleet, Kaje Harper, Anyta Sunday
Publisher: *Boys in Our Books
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Winter Holiday
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…
What food or drink do you associate with the holidays?
Keira Andrews – Definitely my family’s Scottish shortbread, which is a holiday staple. December is also the only time I treat myself to homemade marzipan. As for drinks, Christmas is of course when I bust out the eggnog, usually with amaretto liquer. Yum.
Joanna Chambers – So many things! But things that I only have at Christmas? To drink, sloe gin. And mince pies are VERY Christmassy, especially with brandy butter. In fact, that’s a case of gout right there, sloe gin with mince pies and brandy butter! Nom.
Amy Jo Cousins – Cranberry sauce! I collect recipes for it. My family loves the classic cooked cranberry sauce, with orange juice and orange zest and some sugar for sweetness. It’s my kid’s job to make that every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. My personal favorite, though, is a raw cranberry salsa that’s made with fresh ginger and jalapeno. It’s got quite a kick and really zings next to all the heavy dishes we make for holiday meals. YUM.
Megan Erickson – Apple pie! It’s my favorite thing to make and eat.
Suki Fleet – Mulled wine. One of my favorite recipes is for Mulled Fruit Sorbet:
500g (1lb) frozen berry fruits (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries etc)
A cinnamon stick
Grated rind and juice of one orange
250g (8oz) caster sugar
300ml red wine (or red grape juice for none alcoholic sorbet)
Method: Stud clementine with cloves. Put all the ingredients into the pan, heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remover clementine and cinnamon sticks. Blend. Freeze. Serve when ready.
Kaje Harper – Cookies. Baking them was always a family affair, with Mum making the different doughs, us kids rolling and shaping and cutting out, Dad slicing orange peel and icing the cinnamon stars and putting candied cherries on the chocolate balls. And later my own kids worked with my parents around the dining room table, arguing whether that eighty-year-old cookie cutter was supposed to be a duck or a fish…
Basler Lackerli (Swiss Spiced Honey Cookies) – there’s a recipe here – http://www.food.com/recipe/basler-lackerli-swiss-spiced-honey-cookies-491539
Anyta Sunday – Mulled wine. Warm, cinnamon-clovey goodness that warms me up from the inside. I love going to Christmas markets in the freezing cold, staring at all the wonderful lights and handmade Weinactspyramide and clutching warm mulled wine.
Kanaxa (cover artist) – I’m, French, so Eggnog is not something I knew growing up. When I moved, and kept seeing these cartons all over the place, I had to try it. I’m still not sure if I like it or not. But it does embody the holidays for me. That and punch! (I feel old, man).
Lenore DiTrani (editor) – Roast chestnuts. And it’s the ones you get from street vendors that are most delicious!
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