Rainbow Advent Calendar 2018

    From the 1st – 24th of December authors of GLBT+ fiction will be opening a door to a selection of festive stories to while away the winter days and get you in the Christmas spirit.
    Find stories from your favourite writers and discover some new ones along the way.
    A small gift from us to you for all your support in 2018.

    This page contains the masterpost of links to the authors and their stories as they are revealed throughout the event. You can find the 2017 masterpost here.
    You can also join our Facebook group here to get notifications and spread the festive fun.

    Welcome to the Rainbow Advent Calendar!


    Day 1

    Ki Brightly – Comfort and Joy – 5K words – Gay, M/M, Contemporary – Click here to read the story

    “All Justin wants for Christmas is his boss, Robbie, but what does Robbie think about that?”

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    Anna Martin – My Prince Husband – 2K words – Gay, MM, HEA, future-shot – Click here to read the story

    “George and Alex are spending their first married Christmas with Alex’s family in the Netherlands.”


    Day 2

    H J Perry – Christmas in Wonderland – 7K words – Gay, erotic, contemporary, romance, HFN. Friends to lovers.– Click here to read the story

    ”A sexy snowed in short story. They might be snowed in, but they end up coming out. Friends who can’t get home for Christmas find exciting ways to pass the time and keep warm.”

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    Annabelle Jacobs – Forever Yours – 4K words – Gay, MM, Paranormal (vampires), HEA – Click here to read the story

    “One vamp in love, the other apparently oblivious. Pining, then realisiation & HEA”


    Day 3

    Julie Bozza – Crisis at Christmas – 2.5K words – Gay, MM, contemporary, UK, first meeting, HFN – Click here to read the story

    “Oliver volunteers for Crisis at Christmas to help the homeless. The last thing he expects is that he’ll meet someone.”

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    Clare London – About Last Night – 1.5K words – Gay, MM, romance, sweet, humour, contemporary – Click here to read the story

    “Roger only popped out for breakfast supplies. Was that long enough for Allen to have second thoughts?”


    Day 4

    Elizabeth Lister – Aeternum – 11K words – bisexual, paranormal, erotic, HFN – Click here to read the story

    “What do vampires have to do with Christmas? When the vampire in question is in love with not one, but two, mortals? Everything.”

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    Avery Cockburn – Auld Lang Syne – 5K words – Gay, MM, prequel, Scotland, angst, contemporary, first meeting, snowed in – Click here to read the story

    “As his ex-boyfriend gets married, Evan meets a wedding planner with a curious mind and a kind heart. Will the New Year bring new love to melt Evan’s wall of ice?”


    Day 5

    RJ Scott – Mr. Sparkles – 4.7K words – gay, mm, hate-to-love – Click here to read the story

    “When Joseph meets Sam he hates him on sight. Too disrespectful and gaudy. Too different. But even the grumpiest of wood carvers will find it impossible not to be won over by Mr. Sparkles. And maybe even fall in glittery love.”

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    Shane K Morton – A Ginger Christmas – 3K words – Gay- HEA – Click here to read the story

    “What do you give the man who has everything?”


    Day 6

    Liv Rancourt – The Christmas Prince – 15.6K words – Gay Romance, Alternative History, MM, Romantic, The Hero Waltzes with a Prince – Click here to read the story

    “If Trevor & Prince Edward can find a way to solve each other’s problems, it’ll be a merry Christmas indeed.”

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    Day 7

    Janice Jarrell – Chrismukkah – 5K words – Gay Romance, Sweet, HEA, MM, Romantic – Click here to read the story

    “Josh gives Colin a Christmas filled with unforgettable memories.”

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    A E Ryecart – All He Wants for Christmas – 3.6K words – mm contemporary, established couple from the Barista Boys series (no prior knowledge required). Some heat, mainly sweet. – Click here to read the story

    “The answer to a question and a box with a silver bow could give Bernie all he wants for Christmas.”


    Day 8

    Dawn Sister – A Frosty Tail – 30K words – Gay, MM, contemporary fantasy, sweet romance, HEA, extreme weather, some adult scenes – Click here to read the story

    “When professional gardener, Liam Walton, falls and hits his head on his way home from work, he is rescued by a mysterious young man with ice-blue eyes, white blond hair and very cold hands.”

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    Erica Gerald Mason – Section A, Seats 22 and 23 – 2K words – lesbian, FF, sweet, contemporary, HEA, new relationships, crush, geeks in love, awkward, Christmas party, sporting event, work Christmas party– Click here to read the story


    Day 9

    Crystal Lacy – Remembering You – 9.6K words – second chance, childhood crush, first kisses, extended family – Click here to read the story

    ”When Robbie comes home for Christmas, he is confronted by Troy, the ex step-cousin whose dad left Robbie’s aunt one summer 8 years ago. Can Robbie stifle lingering feelings for Troy, his first love and first kiss ever?”

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    Terry Poole – A Miracle For Christmas – 5K words – Gay, MM, sweet, paranormal, modern retelling of classic Christmas tale, HEA – Click here to read the story

    “Is it possible to change John’s attitude in one night, set his heart free from the chains surrounding it, and finally find love? Maybe miracles can happen at Christmas after all.”


    Day 10

    Amy Aislin – Christmas On the Ice – 3.8K words – mm, established couple, contemporary, sports, sweet – Click here to read the story

    “All Mitch wants for Christmas is to head home to his husband, but a family emergency causes him miss his flight.”

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    C. J. Anthony – The Magic of Christmas – 6K words – MM, fantasy, sweet romance, some heat – Click here to read the story

    “Santa’s magic curses a toy soldier and Prince Charming to come to life every year for just six hours. Just enough time to fall in love…but not enough time to really BE in love. When they are finally given the opportunity to break the curse, they must truly choose to be together…or lose each other forever.”


    Day 11

    Alex Jane – Platinum Fixes Everything – 3.6K words – established couple, gay, contemporary, sweet, bad jokes – Click here to read the story

    ”Finding out Joel is in the ER is the last thing Chase needs to hear just before Christmas. Not when he has big plans for the future.”

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    Riley Long – Whiskey and Wishes – 10K words – mm contemporary – Click here to read the story

    “Jeremy picks up Kyle at a bar for a one-night stand, but neither of them has the heart to walk away when it’s over.”


    Day 12

    Eleanor Musgrove – A New Tradition – 1.6K words – FF, existing characters, sweet, SFW, established relationship, – Click here to read the story

    “Addie and Gina embrace their new family, and a new shared tradition.”

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    Liam Livings – Lessons In Love In Levi – 2.5K words – gay, sweet, contemporary, HFN – Click here to read the story

    “Adam’s misplaced confidence while skiing in Finland sends him deep into the snow. Will Finnish ski instructor Lukas set aside his decision to stay away from romance after rescuing Adam, or will he let himself be rescued right back?”


    Day 13

    Jackie Keswick – Baubles – 3K words – FF, urban fantasy, first meeting, quiet/hopeful – Click here to read the story

    ”It wasn’t the flashiest bauble in the shop, or the largest, but it was the only one left in the shop on Christmas Eve, unsold. Was there really nobody who was drawn to this small piece of glass and magic?”

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    Susan Mac Nicol – When Harry met Sully – 1.3K words – m/m, sweet, standalone, crush, contemporary – Click here to read the story

    “When Harry helped out at the homeless shelter on Chrismas Eve, the last thing he expected was to fall for a sexy elf.”


    Day 14

    B.J. Smyth – David – Carols & Mince Pies – 1.2K words – MM, Sweet Romance – Click here to read the story

    “David & Bradley meet two weeks before Christmas and discuss their first Christmas together, leads into the 4th David book – Secret Santa.”

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    Ruby Moone – Christmas for a Vampire – 9.5K words – M/M, Paranormal, Regency, Historical, Second Chance, HEA, some heat – Click here to read the story

    “Ellis Davenport believed his love abandoned him rather than become a vampire with him after both sustained fatal wounds at the battle of Waterloo. When twenty one years later they meet, sparks fly. But even vampires deserve as second chance.”


    Day 15

    Jack Ladd – The Epiphany Party – 5K words – M/M Contemporary Romance – Click here to read the story

    “High flying Hazel’s always known her twin brother Toby and best friend Jacob are meant to be. Will this Christmas finally be the year they embrace destiny?”

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    Ana Newfolk – Made In Paris – A Christmas Short Story – 10K words – MM Romance, sweet, family, friends to lovers, HEA. – Click here to read the story

    “New York. Paris. A friendship across continents and ages. Watch what happens when a friendship born from exchanging letters turns into more. A sweet gay romance set in the most romantic city with a happy ever after.”


    Day 16

    George Loveland – Cupcakes and Mistletoe – 4.7K words – Gay, Fantasy, Romance, HFN – Click here to read the story

    “Declan was sure he had locked the front door to his bakery shop. When a handsome man begs Declan to make him a batch of cupcakes, he knows he can’t refuse.”

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    Chris Ethan – The Christmas Hitch – 15K words – gay, sweet, closed door, contemporary, HEA – Click here to read the story

    “All they want for Christmas is…love!
    Snowed in on a train across England the day before Christmas.
    Is it a disaster? Or a Christmas wish come true?”


    Day 17

    C.M. Valencourt – His Christmas Sweater – 1.8K words – MM romance, HEA – Click here to read the story

    “Will making Christmas cookies turn into something more?”

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    Charlie Cochrane – Cruising – 4.5K words – Gay, contemporary, closed door, HFN – Click here to read the story

    “Sam has to take his mother’s place. on a cruise What’s the worst that can happen?”


    Day 18

    Kayleigh Sky – Bagging Santa’s Elf – 18.2K words – MM romance, established couple in trouble, fun and games, heat, confessions of love, and HEA – Click here to read the story

    “Vince is afraid of losing the love of his life until a costume mix-up and a broken down car help him teach Kyle the true meaning of Christmas.”

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    Jackie North – The Christmas Knife – 36.5K words – MM, holiday blizzard, fireplace kisses, lost presents, long drives, family, contemporary, sweet, HEA – Click here to read the story

    “A stolen Christmas present brings together two strangers who long for hearth and home at holiday time.”


    Day 19

    Neve Wilder – T-Shirts & Tinsel – 5K words – MM, cute/sweet, HFN, contemporary – Click here to read the story

    “A coffee barista and a long-time customer finally confront their mutual attraction.”