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Publisher's Summary

Spicing Up the Season

Hope brightens a bleak Edinburgh December. A man gets a second chance with his high-school crush. A decade-long game of cat and mouse comes to a passionate conclusion. And Santa Claus drives a red muscle car. Heat up your holidays with this collection of four festive tales from some of the top talent in the male/male genre.

The anthology includes: "Mistletoe at Midnight" by L. B. Gregg, "Nine Lights over Edinburgh" by Harper Fox, "I Heard Him Exclaim" by Z. A. Maxfield, and "Icecapade" by Josh Lanyon.

©2010 Josh Lanyon, Z. A. Maxfield, L. B. Gregg, Harper Fox (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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A Great Holiday Treat...

His for the Holidays provides four short stories that centers around the holiday season. Each story was fresh and new with romance and a bit of adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed each story, but my favorite was Mistletoe at Midnight by LB Gregg. This is a romantic holiday themed story with very strong characters and extremely witty dialogue narrated fantastically by Jack LeFleur . That said, the rest of the stories; Nine Lights over Edinburgh, I Heard Him Exclaim, and Icecapade were equally entertaining and enjoyable. Each story elicited an emotional response, whether it be sadness, fear, tears, or happiness! A phenomenal value and a must have for your library.

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Adorable and Fun

I don't normally enjoy short stories. They either don't give the characters time to develop or just as you're growing to love the characters the story is over. I'll make an exception for this collection, though.

It was lighthearted, warm, and adorable. I genuinely enjoyed every story.

It was really fun getting to listen to each as I decorated my house for Christmas. :)

Great readers. Worth your money.

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Interesting choices



All the narrators get 4 stars. They were all solid even if the stories were not.

This was definitely not my favorite holiday anthology.


Mistletoe at Midnight

3 Stars

A story about a second chance with first love. I liked it and thought it was cute.

Nine Lights Over Edinburgh

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I have to say this story was not very festive. In fact, McBride is an extremely unlikable character. The only saving grace was Tobias.

I Heard Him Exclaim

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A chance meeting that leads to an adorable romance.

Icecapade

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Noel an ex cat burglar is has a thing for FBI agent Robert Cuff. After one night together he can't seem to shake him. After quitting the business and keeping himself clean for 8 years an unexpected visitor arrives on his doorstep.

It was short and ok. Not big on the romance in this one.

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Four solid stories for the holidays

Overall a good anthology, a strong 4 stars.

Mistletoe at Midnight, LB Greg, 3 stars
This story was full of descriptions that sometimes took me away from the plot and left me feeling covered with Christmas folderol. The set up seemed to set up for me to really enjoy.

Nine Lights Over Edinburgh, Harper Fox, 4.5 stars and my favorite. Narration was perfect!
The story starts out with Detective Inspector McBride who has almost given up on himself. He is screwing up in his personal and professional lives and they come together in an awful way with the kidnapping of his daughter. An Israeli Masada agent who is in Edinburgh to protect a visiting Israeli ambassador falls for McBride during a joint protection situation and helps him secure his daughters release and solve the case that "rights" McBride's career. Great supporting characters too! The resolution of the story gives strong assurances that this is not just a HFN but a true HEA. Of all of the stories, this is the one that should be expanded into a full on novel.

I Heard Him Exclaim, Z.A. Maxfield, 4 stars. Excellent narration.
I love Maxfield's work and this story packs all the angst, protective heart, charm, wit and sexiness that I associate with her work. Just a touch of whimsy to make this almost an over the top Christmas story.

Icecapade, Josh Lanyon, 4 stars. Excellent narration.
Icy cool story told with precision. Both MC's felt true to their characters although the ending seemed to be a given.

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bad

This is terrible. It's like it's trying to be a cheesy Hallmark movie , but can't manage it. And at least people LIKE cheesy Hallmark movies. This just hits on every single trope so hard, that you could almost recite the story without even having to read or listen to it. Could not get anywhere near finishing it.

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HEATING UP THE HOLIDAYS

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. These stories are classy well-written stories. I have Icecapade (last story) and loved it. The others are just as good

What other book might you compare His for the Holidays to and why?

I would compare it to a series of books by Andrew Grey (Uncorked & Bottled Up).

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Very good. Brought the different characters to life!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

HEAT UP YOUR HOLIDAY

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Fantastic Short Stories

I wasn't expecting four short stories, however each story was well written and the narrators were excellent. I am alway searching for my next adventure in the Fiction genre and this section fit the bill. Each story was very different, not your typical storyline that gets old fast. For me, it was refreshing without the dread feeling of "read that!"
If you are looking for; male/male sexy romance short stories, start here and let the narrator take you into four romantic stories.

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A favorite.

I listen to this one every holiday season. Sometimes twice. The steamy parts are more of a treat... but the plot and characters are at the heart of the story.

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Disappointing

The first three stories were cute, if a bit contrived, but sweet and well written with only a few instances of wincing at jarring sexual (unsexy) word choices. The second story was surprisingly un-Christmas like and darker than I had anticipated, but it ended well. Overall the third story was the best. The fourth story was on par with your average fan fiction level of writing and I was incredibly surprised by that. Horribly cliche, everything but the kitchen sink backgrounds for the characters, unrealistic naïveté from the protagonist, and generally a wince-inducing story.

With regard to narration, the first and third stories were the best, and a solid 7.5 out of 10. The second story narration suffered from a wooden delivery during the narration parts and poorly executed accents during the dialogue. The fourth story... I’m honestly not sure if it was the writing that made the delivery sound whiny and ridiculous, or if it was just the voice actor.

Overall, skip this.

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Except for book 1, a yuck collection.

Disappointing. These were not likeable characters, even in the Josh Lanyon and Z. A. Maxfield stories, which were the ones I was especially looking forward to. After listening to the entire first story (by L. B. Gregg, nice but was hampered by being too short), I quit every story a couple to a few chapters in. Glad I didn’t read this at Christmas time or it would have been twice the bummer. Narrator was not disappointing.

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Very entertaining

I loved all the stories. What I loved was that they were not the super sweet Christmas tales you usually get so I would be happy to listen to them anytime of year. There was a really good mix of drama and romance to keep me entertained.
The only problem I had was with the narrator for the first story 'mistletoe at midnight'. I found it difficult to distinguish between the two main characters when they were speaking to each other.

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