A romantic ski holiday with your ex and a group of his closest friends – what could possibly go wrong?
Caleb knew he should have cancelled the trip but he’d thought, naively, that he and
Eliot would be back together by the time it rolled around. Like they always had been before.
Instead, he finds himself stuck at a ski resort with his ex, his ex’s new boyfriend, and a group of his ex’s friends. What a nightmare!
It’s not all bad, though. Demetrius, the owner of the ski lodge, is both easy on the eye and, seemingly, a wonderful person. It’s a pity he lives in the Tatra mountains and that Caleb’s only there for a week before he has to return him to rainy old London. Because Caleb doesn’t do casual and a week just isn’t enough time to fall in love.
“Romancing the ski lodge owner” is a soft m/m winter romance containing all your favourite winter romance tropes. Do they hold hands while ice skating? Yes! Do they get snowed in? You bet they do. Is there only one bed? Of course. Will they slowly fall in love while growing as people and finding comfort in each other in a way they’ve never found it with anyone else before? Well, you’ll just have to read and find out.
Stanley’s been looking for a chance to get closer to Timothy for a while and a trip to the Christmas Market is the perfect excuse.
Since leaving the city and his boyfriend to move back to his hometown in rural England Stanley’s kept himself to himself, but now he’s ready to reach out again and find someone to take care of. He’s been attracted to his mysterious employee for some time, Timothy is sweet and caring but also so cautious and Stanley would never want him to feel pressured. Now, as the Christmas season approaches, there’s finally a chance for them to grow to be friends and maybe, if Stanley’s careful, something more.
Timothy turned up in town one day with no family and no friends. He keeps himself to himself, scared to be hurt again. Still, now he’s out on his own, he wants to really start experiencing life. When his caring, generous boss offers him a lift to the nearest city to visit the Christmas markets, Timothy finds himself saying yes. Can he learn to let his walls down and trust Stanley, or will he let the fears of his past keep him from making a genuine connection?
“Finding Home for Christmas” is a sweet, loving Christmas romance set in rural England with lots of soft feelings, holiday magic, and a very happy ending.
Alex is part of Earth’s last hope: a crew member on a ship sent out from a dying planet, wishing for a second chance. He wakes from his cryo pod to find destruction. Their mission has failed, he and his commander, Luke Belka, are the only ones to survive the journey.
Luke insists that help must be coming, that one of the other ships on the mission must also have reached this planet. Whether or not he’s right, they will need to survive on this lush alien planet. And maybe find happiness along the way.
‘Forest’ is a collection of stories by exciting new writers. Within the arboreal theme you will find romance, horror, mystery and fairytales reflecting myriad aspects of forests as we know them. Stories of the future, present and past all invite you to think about how important forests are to us and the danger and gifts they offer.