Edgar is the pure definition of introvert. He wakes up, eats breakfast, showers, puts on a clean pair of pajamas, sets up his work station in the living room and gets to it. Day in and day out . He hardly leaves his NYC apartment. His guilty pleasure in life is following the handsome, funny, and talented Walter; a gamer extraordinaire.
Walter sends out a tweet asking who is going to be at the gamer convention in NYC right before Christmas and Edgar can’t help himself but to respond. Then his phone makes an unfamiliar noise and he realizes that Walter has responded to his tweet!! Soon they find themselves having daily conversations and making plans to meet up when Walter arrives in NYC.
All could come crushing down thanks to a delayed subway, lack of cell service, and Edgar behind on work.
Brad is in a holiday funk, well, maybe a life funk. Many might say he’s experiencing a mid life crisis. He’s just won a big case and leaves the law firm early to go home. Celebrating isn’t on his agenda. He’s about to pass a bar when he hears tapping on the glass and see Michael on the other side. Michael filmed a few of the video depositions for the law firm and Brad had noticed him.
Michael is in love with everything Christmas. He plans and schedules many events for himself and his housemates. Now he’s dragging Brad along with them and Brad finds himself having more fun than he’s had in years. He’s finally letting things go.
Until a big misunderstanding pulls these two apart and Brad takes the time to just look at the world he’s created for himself and see if it’s really what he wants or if he’d rather have the spice of Michael in his life too.
Grant owns a craft store and for the holidays he’s running series for the kids that sold out almost immediately. When a young girl and the hottest guy in the world come in inquiring about classes Grant doesn’t have the heart to tell them no so before his brain can stop his mouth he informs them that they do private lessons on Sunday. Grants only day off.
As time passes Grant’s friends keep telling him to roll in his feelings because he doesn’t even know how Josh, hot guy, fits into the little girls life. Grant tries, he really does, but every Sunday Josh does something that pulls at his heart.
It takes Aubrey, the girl, to meddle into their affairs before things really get going.
Former Navy Doctor Laurance Payne is on a train on his way home in December of 1946 when the train is stopped due to snow. Eventually he disembarks and heads into town to find out that the local establishment has no vacancy. So instead of waiting for a ride, he attempts an adventure, and tries to find the place on his own.
Laurence suffered a brain injury in the war and has difficulty deciphering his right from left and finds himself far from civilization and on the door step of a cabin. When a man opens the door Laurence realizes there might be someone out there more eccentric as himself. Especially when the man, Avery, begins to talk, and flick on candles by magic.
As the days go by Laurence starts to believe Avery’s tale of being centuries old and cursed by fairies. Then he wakes up on the 13th day of staying in the cabin to find himself alone and the cabin in disrepair. Did he hallucinate everything or was Avery right and now Laurence must find a way to break the curse?
Stokely absolutely loathes Christmas. He wants nothing to do with the holiday and can’t wait for the blasted thing to be over. He even has to turn his one indulgence away; listening to Asher on the radio. Asher has a beautiful voice and Stokely could listen to him ramble about nothing, except at Christmas.
Asher over books himself for all sorts of charities during the holidays to ensure that no child is left behind for the season, and for good reasons. When he meets Stokely he’s shocked someone could hate such a holiday, but as the two bond Asher realizes they have more in common and understands Stokely’s disdain, even if Asher doesn’t share the sentiment.
Zane and his sister inherited a house 4 years ago when their closest relative died. After a bad breakup Zane has decided to pick up his life and move. See how this house works out for him. Per the pictures it’s going to need a lot of work.
Kit is the resident of the house. He’s lived on the estate for centuries. He’s the guardian of the gate that is housed there and has bonded with all the human keepers. Only when Zane shows up Kit realizes Zan knows nothing of his heritage and Kit doesn’t know if he wants to be the one to tell him.
Kit’s magic starts to wane and spirit’s are getting through the gate. Something has to be done, and quick.
**CORRECTION….I say this is the first in the Dreamspun Beyond series. I meant to say fourth in the series; first book of Shira’s I’d read. Didn’t catch that slip up until too late….carry on….**
Jaime is away at healer’s academy when he hears that his father has fallen ill. Against the advice of his advisors Jaime rushes home. He quickly learns two things upon arrival; his father has passed and they were badly in debt from sending Jaime to school. All their possessions are being sold off, including Jaime himself.
Thanks to a storm the pirates taking Jaime away must harbor their ship for repairs and the slaves are rescued. Jaime has no inkling of where he might be or the people he’s now surrounded by. He given a job in the kitchens and keeps his head low. He’s seen what humanity can do and trusts no one.
After an accidental healing of a burn Jaime gave the Captain of the guard Jaime runs. He’s scared that they’ll send him back with the pirates or worse.
Quickly Jaime learns that he’s in a safe place and has caught the eye of the youngest prince.
From here Jaime must decide if he wants to stay or go back home.
Jack and Caden have been together 4 years, engaged one. Jack has been so focused on getting a promotion at work everything else has slipped aside; including Caden. The more Jack works the more irritated he gets at all the little things that he used to love about his fiancee. On his way home after an impromptu party at the office Jack stops by a Christmas store to get the required Christmas Eve gift, another tradition that he seems to loathe this year. He picks a beautiful antique clock.
The clock is no ordinary clock, and Jack is warned of this. Only he’s too busy to care and pay attention. Once he gets home he unleashes his unhappiness and anger onto Caden and gets to spend the night on the couch. Right before he falls asleep he makes a wish.
When Jack awakens he’s no longer in the house him and Caden own but laying in a nice bed, in a luxurious condo, next to Logan; his once co-worker and now personal assistant. Yet he’s left with his memories of Caden. Jack now has 24 days to find, and win over, the heart of Caden once again to be free from this curse, but does he want to? He finally has all the material things he’s desired. Does he really need Caden to make his life full?
Dr. Gavin Addison is going through a painful divorce. He caught his wife cheating, kicked her out, and now she won’t stop harassing him. This is how he meets Officer Lex Turner.
Lex is called out multiple times to Gavin’s house in response to Gavin’s ex wife. He hardly speaks in Gavin’s presence because he’s in lust and afraid he’ll say the wrong thing.
Once the divorce is final Riley, Gavin’s best friend, takes him out for a night on the town in hopes he’ll get laid. Gavin catches the eye of two people that night, one of them being Lex.
At the end of the night Gavin goes home with both Lex and his female companion for his first menage. Only it’s horribly awkward and Gavin pleads with Lex for a do over.
From here Lex and Gavin develop a friendship that quickly leads to more. While they’re developing and exploring these new feelings for each other Gavin’s ex is still wrecking havoc on his life and once Gavin’s mother finds out she’s bound and determined to set Gavin straight and get the demon known as Lex out of his grasp.