Winter Warmers

gay erotic romance, contemporary, seasonal, bdsm

Baby, it’s cold outside! Beat the chill with Winter Warmers – a seasonal anthology

Mulled wine. Butterscotch kisses. Hideous sweaters. Candy at the beach, or a trip to a sex shop in Amsterdam. And the man of your dreams, wrapped around you…

Winter warmers come in many shapes and sizes, from the tongue-in-cheek to the hot-as-hell. Enjoy a quintet of heart-warming tales of men loving men from Clare London, Chrissy Munder, JL Merrow, Josephine Myles, and Lou Harper that are guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.

One thing’s for sure—it’s going to be a red-hot Christmas!

Lucky Dip by Clare London
Andy Jackson always knew that class 2C’s help in preparing for the annual Christmas Fair would be a mixed blessing. Then he’s paired up on the Lucky Dip with Greg, the man who dumped him but now can’t keep away, the pupils are either lecturing him on his lovelife or losing bladder control, and no one’s fixed the broken handle on the storage room. It may all be one whoopee cushion too far for him.

Butterscotch Kisses by Chrissy Munder
Matthew Morrison is determined to conquer his fear of heights and achieve a winning outcome. At least, that’s what the best-selling, self-help book he’s listening to promises. Being stuck on a three-story tower in the middle of a snowstorm wasn’t part of the plan. With no St. Bernard in sight, it’s Cute Ticket Guy Adam to the rescue, and an outcome Matthew never anticipated.

Wintertide by Lou Harper
May meets December when Jem and Oscar chance on each other at the Santa Monica Pier, only weeks before Christmas. The two men are separated by age, social status, and their taste in candy, yet if they are both naughty and nice, they might just find holiday cheer together.

When in Amsterdam... by Josephine Myles
Brandon is on his first visit to new boyfriend Jos’s home country, just in time for their Sinterklaas celebrations. But an unexpected detour into a sex shop leads Brandon to new discoveries about himself, and a whole new dynamic to their relationship. The weather may be cold and damp, but Brandon and Jos soon heat things up!

A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou by JL Merrow
What’s the best gift a young man could get for Christmas? Mohawked saxophonist Liam wouldn’t have picked the hideous collection of knitwear he’s presented with by his mum and his aunties. He’d rather have the gorgeous older man he sees every day while busking at King’s Cross. But with a little Christmas magic in the air, maybe those garish garments are just the thing for attracting a silver fox…

Read an excerpt

November 2011, Pink Squirrel Press
ebook anthology (38,000 words)
Cover art by Lou Harper
Buy links:
Kindle US | Kindle UK | Nook | Smashwords

What they’re saying:

Often when I read anthologies, I can select a favourite story. Not so with this one because all the stories were equally as entertaining and well written.  If you’re looking for a set of stories to chase away the cold winter weather then this anthology of contemporary stories will be perfect.. I’m looking forward to more story collections from this new press.  Grade: Excellent.
Jenre at Well Read

A collection of short stories that range from poignant to comical to sexy to just a little bit kinky, but will surely make you believe there’s something special about this time of year… Josephine Myles delivers an oh-so-sexy story that leaves no doubt as to whether it’s possible to be both naughty and nice at Christmastime and still get everything you want…
If you’re in the mood for a yummy yuletide collection, Winter Warmers just might be the perfect holiday treat.
4.5 Kisses from Lisa at Top 2 Bottom Reviews

There is a story in here for every reader. Each one offers its own unique writing style and though the theme here is all about Christmas, none of the stories can be compared to each other. It’s the erotic, meets the sweet and in comes the sexy… It will warm your heart and have you burning in other places. Fantastic!
4.5 Stars from Darien Moya at Pants Off Reviews

I really enjoyed the anthology and would definitely recommend it. The stories have a nice range from sweet and fun to hot and sexy…
Wow, [Josephine Myles’] story was hot!  Watching Brandon come alive as he realizes how much the dom/sub dynamic really turns him on was incredible… This story was very romantic and unbelievably sexy.
4.5 stars from JayHJay at Joyfully Jay

I thoroughly recommend this book to fans of romance in general and of m/m in particular. You get five entertaining stories by five fantastic and talented authors.
Brie at Romance Around the Corner

Josephine Myles has become an autobuy for me, and I would want to read this collection if I knew nothing about it other than she has a story in it. Once again, she combines a bit of fish out of water, sly humor, and sexual heat… Loved this one.
…the quality here is high overall… As a lovely bonus, the formatting is pretty, with snowflakes as scene breaks… This is the first project from Pink Squirrel Press, and they are doing a lot of things right.
4.25 stars from Cryselle at Reviews by Jessewave, and included in her Top Picks for 2011

These stories are all fun reads, all have a light hand with humourous moments, although some are more outright funny and others less so, but when you’re in the mood for something that leaves you feeling light and positive about the season it’s a great selection. All of these authors are ones I can rely on to give me a good story with strong writing and appealing characters, so you can’t go wrong with this collection.
Tam’s Reads

This m/m romance holiday collection is perfectly titled – these are heartwarming, cozy tales that will help you find your holiday spirit as you curl up on your couch with your ebook reader.
Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos

This collection is exactly what I wanted to get me in the mood for the upcoming Holidays and it’s short, sweet, and to the point… For only a few bucks this is one of the better holiday collections and worth the money.
Overall this collection of stories is well written and interesting to read…they hit all the right notes and should satisfy and entertain readers. The variety of characters and situations keeps the anthology interesting while each story has a sweet ending. I’d recommend this one for holiday themed readers.
Kassa at 3am Reviews

If you are looking for a heartwarming, nicely uplifting and positive read, these five short stories fit the bill. Each of them contributes to the whole in their own way, but taken together, they make a wonderfully ‘warming’ whole.
Serena Yates at Queer Magazine Online

I recommend this collection to anyone that loves a good anthology. Witches, Doms, peppermint lovers, cute guys in silly hats, and lots of laughs! Oh, I almost forgot the hot mansex!
Cat at MM Good Book Reviews