Wreck the Halls by Jessica Payseur

Title: Wreck the Halls

Series: 2017 Advent Calendar Daily- Stocking Stuffers

Author: Jessica Payseur

Genre: Christmas, Contemporary

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 20, 2017)

Length: Short Story

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts

Blurb: Business has been good at Paul’s Café in Madison, Wisconsin—until a few months before Christmas. When Nick opens Nick’s Restaurant next door, Paul watches his customers leave for cheaper food and an owner who smiles more. With his livelihood at stake, Paul lashes out, trying to drive away Nick’s customers, but Nick won’t go easy, and escalating sabotage threatens to ruin the holidays for both of them.

Paul thinks all he wants for Christmas is to see Nick’s Restaurant go under, but the more he tries to drive Nick away, the less he’s sure he wants him to go. Nick is everything Paul secretly craves, but by the time he realizes Nick is all he really wants for the holidays, he might have ruined any chance for them to get together. And there might not be a present in the world that can fix that.

ISBN: 978-1-64080-305-3

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Paul’s cafe has been doing pretty good until Nick’s Restaurant opened up next door. Now Paul started this little feud with him but damn if Nick is going to let it go. However when it starts to get real, well the guys started to feel bad. There is deeper attraction going on and things start to chage real fast.

This was a blast to read and funny as hell. These two sure are perfect for each other. They both have a competitive attitude and both are attracted to each other. I wasn’t to sure about the Christmas part of it, but it soon gave me what I wanted to see.

I would definitely read this again. I would also recommend it and hope that the author gives us more of these two guys.

First New Year’s After the Apocalypse by Jessica Payseur (Bah Humbug Giveaway!)

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Series: 2016 Advent Calendar Bah Humbug

Author: Jessica Payseur

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday

Length: Short Story (49 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 31, 2016)

Heat Level: Low 

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Wade Turner takes a drunk Jaxxon home after work hoping to get laid. What he gets instead is news that the world as they know it is ending—superbugs are sweeping the nation, leaving high death tolls in their wake, and the president has been assassinated. In this new storm of chaos everyone is referring to as the Apocalypse, Wade decides their chances are better if they stick together.

But when Jaxxon’s ex dies in a hurricane and his daughter goes missing, Wade watches the man he loves slip into despair. Desperate to save his relationship, Wade leaves in the middle of the night on a dangerous journey to save Jaxxon’s daughter—a child he’s not sure is even still alive. If he can put this family back together, maybe there will still be something worth celebrating in the aftermath of the Apocalypse.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-193-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/first-new-years-after-the-apocalypse-by-jessica-payseur-7987-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: When I first started reading this story, I wasn’t too sure if I was going to even like it a little. Jaxxon is not my idea of a good man let alone boyfriend.  His wife and daughter left for Florida to start over, and Jaxxon just gets drunk. Then a superbug hits and many die around them every single day.  Then the news comes that his wife and her family are dead, and he has no idea where his daughter is.  Wade however is a different matter; he is in love with Jaxxon but can see what is going to happen.  So he leaves in search of Jaxxon’s daughter, and if you want to know the rest you have to read the book.

I can’t say that I liked this book, but it was interesting.  It wasn’t a Christmas story but it does have a happy ending.  When I first started reading it, I was thinking that it was just thrown in because there really isn’t anything celebrating the holiday.  Even the cover was depressing. However the ending was better than I thought it would be.  I just hate to admit that this was not a story for me.

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Jessica Payseur’s Questions!

In my mystery series, Yolks on You, what is the name of Kiko’s pet goose?

(Just leave a comment with the answers on this post)

Catch up with the previous questions: MMGBR Bah Humbug Giveaway!

(Winners will be picked by a dart on 1st January 2017)

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Bah Humbug MM Good Book Reviews Giveaway Coming Soon!


Hey everyone! I’m just here today to give you the heads up for MM Good Book Reviews upcoming month long giveaway which starts on the 1st December 2016. 

MM Good Book Reviews has asked each of the Bah Humbug Advent Calendar authors to submit a question which you readers will be able to answer. And most of them agreed! So throughout the month of December EVERY DAY we’ll have a review from the Bah Humbug Advent and the books author will ask a question… all you have to do is to answer the question in the comments for that review.

What will you win? Well I’m feeling very generous this year so MM Good Book Reviews has the most AMAZING prizes… especially for those of you who will be feeling the pennies pinching in the New Year! 4th & 3rd prizes are $25 Dreamspinner Press Credits, 2nd prize will be $50 Dreamspinner Press Credits and 1st prize is an astounding $100 Dreamspinner Press Credits!  

I know you’re thinking ‘what’s the catch’. Let me assure you there’s no catch whatsoever other than needing a Dreamspinner Press account if you win, oh and needing to get the answers correct 😉

The best thing about the giveaway is… there’s 31 chances to win! Yep if you comment on every Bah Humbug review with the correct answers then your name will be pinned 31 times to the corkboard (darts! It’s gonna be so fun on New Years Day) if you get 26 correct answers then your name will be pinned 26 times on the corkboard, easy.

And while it would be nice if you visited us every day in December you don’t have to, that’s right you could just visit once a week or if you’re really pushed for time then just once on the 31st Dec, I’ll be creating a page with all the links to the reviews and questions so you won’t have to miss any 🙂

So guys why don’t you nip over to Dreamspinner Press, check out the Bah Humbug Advent and take a look at the stories that have made me feel super generous this year <3

Don’t forget the MM Good Book Reviews Bah Humbug Giveaway starts on the 1st December! 

Lots of huggles & snuggles ~Pixie~


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There’s always that one guy for whom the holiday season is anything but jolly. It’s a bother, a trial, or in a few cases, a downright misery, but in the end, the holidays bring hope, love, and cheer to even the darkest of days. What else but love would get Scrooge willingly under the mistletoe?

Holiday reading fun! A story delivered automatically to your bookshelf each day in December. More than 400,000 words of romantic fiction in 31 stories that would sell individually for a total of $85.69. Buy the package early and save:

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*Sale of packages for daily delivery ends Nov. 25.

Beginning December 1, stories will be available individually as priced or as a bulk package for $64.99.

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Time of Your Life Anthology Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Torquere Press stopping by today with their upcoming anthology Time of Your Life, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Time of Your Life


Erzabet Bishop, Emjay Haze, Chad Brian Henry, DC Juris, Samantha Luce, Megan McFerren and Val Prozorova, Charles Payseur, Jessica Payseur, Janelle Reston, Rob Rosen, Lynn Townsend

The Time of Your Life might slip away if you don’t watch out! Tales from deep space, the open road, reality television, fantasy-academia, and contemporary life are brought together in this collection.

In Jessica Payseur’s Orbits, longtime friends-with-benefits meet unexpectedly on a space station and finally sync their technology.

Warren’s Peace by Emjay Haze, Duet by Megan McFerren and Val Prozorova, and A Change is Gonna Come by Rob Rosen take the reader on the road—via a Caribbean cruise ship, the railway system of France, and the California Interstate, respectively.

A happy home is the goal, but when Chad Brian Henry gives two happily married men constant drooling and barking in the form of A Problem Called Travis, they unhappily realize their aim may not be as true as they thought.

Two authors invite us to weddings! Erzabet Bishop and Lynn Townsend each use humor and surprise, found in the commonplace, to lead newlywed wives in First Night and two grooms-to-be in Wedding March toward discovering and remembering why they went to all this trouble in the first place.

The Color of Magic, by Charles Payseur, lets us watch and learn with three university students, who challenge authority to secure the future. In a more typical college setting, a shy roommate and an outgoing roommate delight each other with A Taste of What’s to Come, written by Samantha Luce.

Straight off the small screen, Food Play Extreme, by Janelle Reston, serves a platter of competition and confidence to three top chefs. And in D.C. Juris’ A Good Bargain, age and experience is indeed a good match for youth and beauty.

Don’t ignore the ticking of that clock—it’s the time of your life!

Release date: 22nd June 2016

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Kithric's Mountain by Jessica Payseur

KithricsMountainLGTitle: Kithric’s Mountain
Series: 2015 Daily Dose Delivery Package – Never Too Late
Author: Jessica Payseur
Genre: High Fantasy
Length: Short (30 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1st 2015)
Heat Level: Very Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Kithric, an aging dragon tamer, leads a solitary life atop his mountain, until the day he accidentally traps a dragon that is more than he seems. Expecting to be killed for capturing a dragon shifter, Kithric instead finds himself spared and left to deal with his continued solitude.

He finds he can’t be rid of Ylfrin the dragon shifter that easily, though, and as Ylfrin continues to return, bit by bit Kithric begins to fall for him and starts to value using what life he has left to the fullest. But before he and Ylfrin can explore their feelings, they must first confront dangers and corrupt forces encroaching from outside Kithric’s Mountain.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package “Never Too Late.”

ISBN: 978-1-63476-431-5

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6571

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have read a couple of these and they have left me

There’s something to be said for maturity and experience, whether it’s a second chance at love, a May/December romance, or finding a soul mate later in life. These stories prove that it’s never too late for new love.
There’s something to be said for maturity and experience, whether it’s a second chance at love, a May/December romance, or finding a soul mate later in life. These stories prove that it’s never too late for new love.

hanging with questions. They just give you this taste and doesn’t fulfill you at all.

Now I must admit that this does the same but it actually comes off pretty damn good. I wasn’t so sure what to think at first. The title had me guessing at first. This is the first book by this author that I have read and it was pretty good. Although to be truthful I hated it. To meet up and then to know you will not have a lot of time with someone kind of does it for me.

Kithric has been capturing dragons for as long as he remembered. He didn’t kill them but took samples for magic. He was a mage that was growing old and losing his abilities. So when he captured a dragon that shifted into a human he figured death was coming. What he had not expected was for Ylfrin to tease him.

This was a pretty good story and I would recommend reading it. It gives you a taste of the paranormal worlds, dragons, danger, excitement and just a hint of sex.

For being such a short story I was impressed with it.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *