If you’re like me, one of the things that gets you in the mood for the holiday season (and sometimes is responsible for keeping your sanity and keeping you in the mood) is a few well-timed ‘holiday’ reads. For me, a holiday read can fall into any of the romance sub-genres and not be limited to the ever popular contemporaries and historicals. I’ve read a few dandy sci-fi, urban fantasy, paranormal, rom suspense, and even a steampunk with holiday settings and themes so let’s not count them out.
This year, I plan to tackle several holiday themed books and I thought I’d share the list with you.
First up, I have Christmas Chocolat by Kate Defrise in her debut novel about a family scattered who come home for Christmas. Belgium chocolate is involved need I say more?
Next, The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, and Patricia Rice. Four authors with four separate stories come together in one setting on this Regency Christmas antho.
In A Cherry Cola Christmas by Ashton Lee, the town needs a reason to celebrate so the book club sets out to cheer up a town.
Then, Winter Oranges by Marie Sexton offers a ghostly appearance in this m/m contemporary.
And what’s not to love about a bit of murder during a Victorian Era Christmas holiday to the Greek Isles in A Christmas Escape by Anne Perry.
Finally, if I have the time, this exciting m/m romantic suspense made my list, too. Stranded by HelenKay Dimon.
What’s on your list of holiday reads for the year? Or if holiday themed stories aren’t your cuppa, what November-December New Releases have you impatiently waiting?