The 12 Days Before Christmas MM Historical Fiction Blowout

#MMhistoricalsHolidaySale

Get swept away to times past.
Fourteen authors share the history and setting of their books or book excerpts.
Follow the links to the authors’ websites to
read all the authors’ posts and then go pick up a great read
for half-price or less from December 12 – 24!

When I was asked to participate in this event showcasing MM historical fiction and historical fantasy, one of my books immediately came to mind.

On Wings of Song begins with the Christmas Truce in 1914 during WWI. I’ve always been interested in the time periods around both world wars, and how those events affect people. Wartime brings out the best and worst in people as they often find themselves in situations they wouldn’t normally.

By December 1914, the war had been raging for five months, and people were losing hope that it would be over by Christmas. Along Europe’s Western Front, men in trenches on both sides of the conflict laid down their weapons and celebrated Christmas together. They shared food, gifts, and sang carols. Some exchanged belt buckles and uniform buttons. The English and German soldiers also played a football match in no man’s land.

Both sides took advantage of the truce to work together to bury the fallen, and hold a Christmas service.

After the truce, many of those involved protested about killing an enemy who now had a human face. They’d struck up a brief friendship with some of the men they were ordered to shoot at and it was difficult to continue to believe in the propaganda fed to them. Those in authority were not impressed, and many of the units were disbanded, and the men sent elsewhere, away from the influence of others who shared their views.

It was many years before the truth of what had happened came out. Letters home were censored, and many thought the truce, and the stories connected to it, was a myth. Reality often gets lost amongst the fiction, and one of the reasons why it’s important to remember this moment of humanity during the madness of war is so that people know it was a real event.

Lest we forget.


Six years after meeting British soldier Aiden Foster during the Christmas Truce of 1914, Jochen Weber still finds himself thinking about Aiden, their shared conversation about literature, and Aiden’s beautiful singing voice. A visit to London gives Jochen the opportunity to search for Aiden, but he’s shocked at what he finds.

The uniform button Jochen gave him is the only thing Aiden has left of the past he’s lost. The war and its aftermath ripped everything away from him, including his family and his music. When Jochen reappears in his life, Aiden enjoys their growing friendship but knows he has nothing to offer. Not anymore.

Buy Link

As part of this event On Wings of Song will be on sale at Dreamspinner Press for 50% off its usual retail price from 10th -26th December.

Now discover a new author. Find a new book to read.
Click on the “website” links to read the authors’ posts.

Alex Beecroft
The Reluctant Berserker

Era: Early Medieval/Dark Ages Saxon
Amazon All Other Formats $0.99c/99p
Website | Amazon author page | Facebook | Twitter

JP Kenwood
February and December (Dominus Calendar Series I)

Era: Imperial Rome
Amazon Worldwide $0.99/.99p
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Archive of our Own

Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee
Simon and the Christmas Spirit (Victorian Holiday Hearts series)

Era: Victorian
Amazon | Smashwords | Kobo | B&N | iTunes $0.99
Website | BD Facebook | SD Facebook | BD Twitter | SD Twitter

Christina E. Pilz
Fagin’s Boy: The Further Particulars of a Parish Boy’s Progress

Era: Victorian
Amazon | Kobo | Apple | Smashwords|B&N | $0.99 Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Pinterest | Facebook

Anne Barwell
On Wings of Song
Era: WWI – 1920
Dreamspinner $2.50
Website | Twitter | Queeromance Ink | Newsletter |Facebook

Brita Addams
Beloved Unmasked
Era: Early 20th Century New Orleans
Dreamspinner | Amazon $3.00
Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter

Silvia Violet
Revolutionary Temptation
Era: American Revolution
Amazon Global | iBooks | Kobo | BN $0.99
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Deanna Wadsworth
Wrecked
Era: pre-Civil War Key West, Florida
Dreamspinner .89c Dec.19 only
Amazon | Google | Google Play | Nook | Kobo | iTunes $2.99
Website| Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads|Facebook

Joanna Chambers
Unnatural
Era: Regency
Amazon Amazon (UK) Nook iBooks Kobo GPlay $1.99
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Michael Jensen
Man & Monster
Era: 1799, America
Amazon $1.99
Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Wendy Rathbone
Ganymede: Abducted by the Gods
Era: Bronze Age, fantasy, alternate myth Amazon $2.99
Website |
Facebook | Newsletter (get a free copy of “Letters to an Android”)

Charlene Newcomb
Men of the Cross (Battle Scars I)
Era: Medieval – 12th century
Amazon $0.99/99p
Website | Twitter | Facebook

Ruby Moone
Memories

Era: Regency
Amazon | JMS Books $2.99 | Website | Twitter | Facebook

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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with two cats who are convinced that the house is run to suit them; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date it appears as though the cats may be winning. In 2008 she completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher and a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts other authors, reviews for the GLBTQ Historical Site “Our Story” and Top2Bottom Reviews, and writes monthly blog posts for Authors Speak and Love Bytes. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions four times and reached the finals three times in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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