By Cardyn Brooks
Christmas, Festivus, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Winter Solstice, whichever is being observed, the inhabitants of Romancelandia and its overlapping genre territories invite readers to celebrate love stories ranging from sweet warmth to Habanero combustion during the season of winter holidays. Exciting new releases, established favorites, comforting rereads, and long-overdue #OwnVoices love stories entertain, amuse, inspire, and challenge readers to support everyone's right to love and the HTN or HEA of their dreams.
Here is an assortment of noteworthy titles—quick reading snacks to full-course installments from binge-able series, newest releases first. Contemporary, historical, speculative; literary, commercial or mass market, mostly holiday-themed fiction, all deliver the joy of reading a tale well told.
Eight Kisses, Eight All-New Tales of Holiday Romance
Mindy Klasky, Lou Ann Bailey, et al
Peabridge Press, 2019
Holiday Smut, An Anthology of Sexy Christmas Stories
Lori Perkins, ed.
Riverdale Avenue Books, 2014
Lauriat, A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology
Charles A. Tan, ed.
Lethe Press, 2012
Brown Sugar, A Collection of Erotic Black Fiction, Vol. 1
Carol Taylor, ed.
Calluna, A Christmas Present for Klaus (Silver Springs Spell Library Bonus)
Paranormal romance & horror
December 23, 2020
American Christmas, A Multicultural Christmas Romance (Dreamers #5)
Carina Press, November 2020
Can't Escape Love (Reluctant Royals Novella)
Avon Impulse, 2019
The Christmas Rivalry
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals Novella)
Avon Impulse, 2019
Wrapped, A FIT Adjacent Christmas Novella (FIT trilogy #4)
Rebekah Weatherspoon—author & publisher, 2017
A Christmas at Seaside Inn
Naughty Little Wishes (Birthday Dare #2)
Entangled Brazen, 2015
A Scarlet Christmas—A FemDomme Christmas Carol
D. L. King
Riverdale Avenue Books, 2015
Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas (Perfect Fit Holiday Novella)
St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2013
A Kiss for Midwinter (Duchess War #1.5)
Courtney Milan—author & publisher, 2012
The Persistence of Memory Book 4: W.I.S.E. Men
Mill City Press, December 15, 2020
Red Hunter (Red August #3)