A Stella Advent Calendar Review Day 17: And to All a Good Night by Felicitas Ivey

RATING 2,75 out of 5 stars Kobbi AAkers was excited to have a traditional family Christmas with his younger sister Franzi, a famous rock star. But instead of the peaceful holiday he had planned, she’s turning it into a televised musical extravaganza, in a desperate bid for publicity. Kobbi can adapt, especially since the show’s… Continue reading A Stella Advent Calendar Review Day 17: And to All a Good Night by Felicitas Ivey

A Stella Advent Calendar Review Day 11: Popcorn Garlands by Ariel Tachna

RATING 4,5 out of 5 stars Carlos Mendez spends all year working hard at his Houston-based landscaping business, and he sends every spare penny he earns back to his family in Mexico. By the time the holidays roll around, he doesn’t have much patience for the unadulterated greed and consumerism paraded past him. But a… Continue reading A Stella Advent Calendar Review Day 11: Popcorn Garlands by Ariel Tachna

A Stella Advent Calendar Review Day 7: The Stockings Were Hung by Cassie Sweet

RATING: 3.5 out of 5 stars Hill hates Christmas. The shoppers. The cheer. The drama. All of it. Each holiday season is a painful reminder that seven years before, his lover, Drew, walked out of his life and moved across the country, leaving Hill like a cup of rotten eggnog. Now Drew is back and… Continue reading A Stella Advent Calendar Review Day 7: The Stockings Were Hung by Cassie Sweet

A Stella Advent Story Review: Blame It on the Fruitcake by Pat Henshaw

RATING 4 out of 5 Fruitcake is the laughingstock of the holiday season. But can it be an aphrodisiac instead? Motorcycle mechanic Sam McGuire is surprised to find a gaily wrapped box on his doorstep with a piece of fruitcake accompanying an invitation to a holiday party. Wondering if he’ll fit in, Sam attends the… Continue reading A Stella Advent Story Review: Blame It on the Fruitcake by Pat Henshaw

A Stella Advent Story Review: Talk Turkey By Bru Baker

Rating: 4 out of 5 Carson is a California transplant settling into life in the Windy City. On his first Christmas away from home, he assures his worried family he’ll be having a real Christmas dinner. Recent culinary school graduate Tom Stockton earns some extra money giving out cooking advice at the Talk Turkey hotline.… Continue reading A Stella Advent Story Review: Talk Turkey By Bru Baker

A Stella Advent Story Review: The Beary Best Holiday Party Ever by B.G. Thomas

Rating: 4,25 out of 5 stars Before he discovered the Heartland Bear Clan, Ron Corbin figured no one could ever love a “fatass” like him. But the big group of big men accepts him, and likes him just the way he is. Having finally found a place he belongs, he works hard to get elected… Continue reading A Stella Advent Story Review: The Beary Best Holiday Party Ever by B.G. Thomas