Curiosity Shoppe” by Rayne Forrest
for a Christmas gift to take home to his sister, space
traveler Zebediah LaCroy finds a rare gift for himself.
Curiosity Shoppe” is an interesting and mysterious sci-fi
story that leads Zeb to Semele, an alien being that offers
him visions of more than sugar plums, so very much more.
Nutcracker Returns” by Lizzie T. Leaf
now a mother of twins, finds herself reliving a childhood
fantasy of a treasured Nutcracker soldier that comes to
life. The fantasy she has now is very much for adult
Nutcracker Returns” is a hot and sexy twist to a classic
story. It left me hoping that all of Diane’s Christmas
wishes will come true.
Want” by Jefferson Dane
been a client of Copper’s, a heavily sought after male
escort, for over nine months. The feelings between them
have grown and evolved from client and paid escort to
lovers. As a Christmas gift and to show Copper how much she
cares, Anne offers to help her young lover find his birth
parents, when he declines her offer she decides to find them
against his wishes.
Want” is quite heavy for a holiday story. I didn’t get a
happy Christmas feeling from this story. Anne has issues
about her past and she’s projecting them onto Copper and
creating a need to find his real parents that simply wasn’t
there. In her search she finds out information that I found
to be quite disturbing. “All I Want” has a Christmas
surprise that does not leave me in a holiday spirit.
Winterland” by Brenda Williamson
from a car wreck by the very same man who broke her heart
years ago, Crystal’s feels her return to her hometown of
Winterland was proving to be a bad idea.
Winterland” Christmas miracles do still happen. I liked
this story a lot. Evan and Crystal are fantastic together
and seeing each other again melted away the lost years.
This is a great story for any holiday or time of the year.
Christmas Card” by Diane Charles Linford
Rose a thirty-seven-year old divorcée with a quirky sense of
humor, finds her holiday season perking up rather nicely.
She goes from having no man in her life to juggling two.
concept of “The Christmas Card” is a good one, but I found
it difficult to connect with it mainly because of Sienna.
She came across as fickle and I didn’t find her to be a
likable character. I did like Brick; he’s a little less
uptight. I wasn’t captivated by this story, but there were
a few passages I found to be funny and entertaining.
“Boytoys” by J.M. Snyder
dumped by his boyfriend, Jason is dragged out of the house
to a Christmas/toy party given by his friend Barry. Jason
agrees to go in hope it gets back to his ex that he’s not
sitting around moping over him. Much to Jason’s surprise
attending Barry’s party was the best thing for a broken
“Boytoys” is sweet. Jason learned the best way to get over
a lost love is to find a new one. Santa was really good to
him and brought not only a new one, but also a better model
with plenty of accessories.
Babes in Toyland has some really good stories.
Although not all of the stories appealed to me there are a
few I very much enjoyed and know I will read again. I’m
certain other readers will find a few favorites within this
very merry and erotically hot Christmas anthology.