A Stella Advent Story Review: Best Laid Trap (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar) by Rob Rosen

Rating 4,5 out of 5 stars Roy has a crush on Steve, so when a work-related ski weekend is offered, Roy jumps at the chance to finally lay a trap for his hunky coworker. An abandoned cabin nearby is perfect for his scheme, and Roy stocks it with champagne, rubbers, and lube. But fate intervenes,… Continue reading A Stella Advent Story Review: Best Laid Trap (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar) by Rob Rosen

A Werewolf Sort of Christmas and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

  So, how many of you heard the news that for the first time since 1977 there will be a full moon on Christmas Day, coming to peak at 6:11am Christmas morning. This means, of course, that Santa, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas or whatever name you think of him by will have a full moon… Continue reading A Werewolf Sort of Christmas and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Turns 4 and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Happy 4th Anniversary to Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words! We’ve all been so busy that our 4th anniversary almost slipped by.  We turned 4 last Thursday and what an amazing 4 years its been. Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words started out as a place for my reviews and small essays, and yes, well, rants on… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Turns 4 and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

A MelanieM Advent Story Review: Whispers of Old Winds by George Seaton

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 After Sam returns home from two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, he moves to the Colorado mountains, where he hopes to begin a new life with his husband, Michael. Sam becomes the sheriff of sparsely populated Pine County, while Michael opens a curio shop for tourists where… Continue reading A MelanieM Advent Story Review: Whispers of Old Winds by George Seaton

A MelanieM Advent Story Review: Christmas Miracles of a Recently Fallen Spruce by Brandon Witt

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Paxton Peterson’s favorite day of the year is his annual Gay Boy Christmas dinner. He’s checked and double-checked his to-do list, because nothing stresses him out like the unexpected. Confident everything will run smoothly, Paxton embarks on his yearly snowshoed hike through the Rocky Mountains near his home. His… Continue reading A MelanieM Advent Story Review: Christmas Miracles of a Recently Fallen Spruce by Brandon Witt

A MelanieM Advent Story Review: Fireworks and Resolutions by Leandra Dohman

Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Something big happened at the office Christmas party between Joseph and Carter, his coworker and ultimate crush. Too bad Joseph doesn’t remember it. Now, it’s New Years Eve, and Joseph finds himself locked in the bathroom with Carter. Joseph doesn’t understand why his natural confidence fizzles out whenever Carter… Continue reading A MelanieM Advent Story Review: Fireworks and Resolutions by Leandra Dohman

A MelanieM Review: Northern Lights by Asta Idonea

Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A dream romantic vacation to Iceland to see the Northern Lights turns into a nightmare when James’s workaholic boyfriend, Richard, again insists on putting his work first. After a call from Richard’s office, an argument ends with the couple splitting up for good. Not only has Richard left James, he’s… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Northern Lights by Asta Idonea