Time for Christmas by Liam Grey

alliwant185Title:  Time for Christmas

Series:  All I want, Torquere Press Holiday Sips

Author:  Liam Grey

Genre:   Holiday

Length:  Short (18 pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (December 4th, 2013)

Product link:  http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_108&products_id=4087

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts

Blurb:  When your partner works a late shift for the holiday, and there’s nothing waiting at home except the damn Christmas tree, why not stay at the office yourself? Tim doesn’t care much for the holiday anyway, and there’s always more paperwork. A push out the door, a pot of stew, and a little holiday magic lets these two lovers find time for Christmas.

Reviewer:   Pammie

Review:  A Torquere Press Christmas short

This is a short, intriguing, and enjoyable Christmas read.

Tim appears to be something of a Christmas Grinch to start with when we meet him in his office. However, that changes when he gets home, and gets things ready for his absent lover. But just who is Chris, with the short, white hair and beard, who works so hard the night of Christmas Eve?

The lovers reconnect on Christmas morning, with promises and affirmations of love. At Tim’s request, they go to see the sunrise together, and then head for a favoured diner where they can sit and enjoy both the sunrise, and each other’s company.

If you like short, romantic, Christmas reads, this is for you.

Dog Days March by Liam Grey

18518351Title: Dog Days March

Author: Liam Grey

Genre: Romance

Length: Short Story (26 pg)

Publisher: Torquere Press (September 18th, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Thommie

Blurb: Five years after an accident in the Army left Jim blind, he’s braving the summer heat and a new guide dog to walk in the 4th of July parade with the other Wounded Warriors. In Jim’s imagination, he finished the parade, got down on one knee in his uniform, and asked Milo The Question. But a touch of heatstroke wasn’t in his plan, and he still hasn’t found Milo in the crowded fairgrounds. It’s going to take perseverance, strength, and a little love from Milo to get Jim through this Dog Days March.

Product Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_111&products_id=4005

Review: Jim had thought it would be easy for him to walk the parade and find Milo at the end of it, but he hadn’t considered the heat and how strongly it would affect him. He doesn’t want to blow this up, doesn’t want to be trouble again, but his lover of four years never seems to mind. Anything you want is something Milo never says in vain, but means it completely. Well, what Jim wanted was for this to be a perfect day so he could pop the question. That won’t happen now. But, in the end, what is more perfect than the two of them together?

Such a lovely read this one, sweet and gentle, made out of the finest emotions. I loved its characters. Jim and his silent strength. His dignity and charm were so palpable; it was just so nice reading about him. And Milo, well you always get a certain respect for partners of veterans who stay strong and loving, beside them all the way in such unselfish way.

This quick story even though a bit melancholic was very enjoyable. Strongly recommended for the romantic souls out there.