***No peacocks were harmed in the making of this story.
Rafa’s nautical skills are less than stellar. He’d rather be a full-time artist, but he has a duty to the family business and a fear of standing up to his father and brother. Carpenter Lucas is determined to rebuild his business after a lover’s betrayal nearly destroyed it. But he runs into a snag when he misses the last boat to the job site. Rafa offers to take him, but Rafa isn’t much of a sailor. When they end up on the wrong island, fears for survival gradually give way to an appreciation of the beauty around them—and each other. Rafa insists a holiday miracle will save them, and he teases Lucas for being a Scrooge. In the end, Rafa’s miracle might come from the last place he expects: inside himself.
The Storm's Gift-
Snowed in together in their college dorm, two men share a quick connection that creates enough heat to spar with the blizzard outside. Rory Blackwell plans to rejuvenate his mind and repair his battered heart after his world is shaken by an unexpected breakup. James Austin’s freshman-year plans of improving his social life crashed and burned, leaving him feeling as alone and outcast as he did back home. One man is hurting while the other is eager to provide comfort. One is a virgin, the other experienced. Both are looking forward to Winter Break, but can they take full advantage of their situation—or will the passion ignited between them fizzle out with the storm?
Schooling Him- Back then, student and teacher would have never worked. But now? It's winter break, and a chance meeting brings Alec and Jaxon face-to-face. Will things be different this time around?
Holiday Island and The Storm’s Gift were originally published in 2018 and 2017, respectively, in holiday anthology bundles. Both stories have been released back to me and I’m happy to share them with you in this collection. Schooling Him is a fun short story. All three stories revolve around “holiday” in both a holiday type celebration and/or a holiday type vacation. HAPPY READING!