Monday Mumbling – Christmas Stories

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So, it’s that time of year again. The Christmas stories roll of the e-press, most of them short keeping us hopping at BER. I’m wondering what you think. Love em? Hate em? Meh? I’ve written my own, but I’m finding with so many stories it’s hard to come up with a fresh idea. Maybe also the fact that I read so many makes all of the themes seem like I’ve read that before and I want something “different”.

I have to say, I’m kind of over the friends to lovers trope. It seems to be done to death at Christmas and I understand why, it’s a perfect time for that kind of relationship to go to the next step, but … burnout on my part perhaps.

I’ve actually been pretty pleased with the stories I’ve read this year. Not all have been superstars of course, but that’s unlikely to happen, as my taste varies with themes, but on the whole I’ve read some books that entertained me and made me smile and not too many WTF moments.🙂

So share your feelings, it’s too late for Santa to back out now, so you can be naughty or nice.🙂

6 thoughts on “Monday Mumbling – Christmas Stories

  1. Chris says:

    Erm, nice “package” there…😉

    I only read a couple of holiday stories this year and they were mostly hockey fics, which were definitely different from the usual m/m fare.🙂

    I hope you and your daughter have a wonderful holiday!

    • Tam says:

      Most of the ones I’ve read have been pretty good or okay. Not too many duds. I am kind of reaching critical mass though.🙂 I have about three more to review and they may have suffered a bit from burn-out.

      You guys have a great Christmas too.

  2. Janna says:

    I’ve been all over the holiday stories this year, lol! My absolute favorite was Sloan Parker’s Something to Believe In.
    You’re right about the friends to lovers theme, I’ve seen that a lot!!

    Happy holidays for you and the kid, tam! Xoxo

    • Tam says:

      If I hadn’t come down with this stupid cold on Christmas Eve things would be better. Stupid germs.🙂 I have that book but haven’t read it yet. I’ve seen lots of great comments though, so I’ll have to get to it soon.

  3. poltguy says:

    Now why couldn’t I find HIM under my Christmas Tree?🙂


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