by T.J. Nichols
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2019 Advent Calendar collection Homemade for the Holidays.
The Blurb: Calvin is good at two things: stealing and being the worst boyfriend ever. He can’t help his sticky fingers, even though Rafe has pleaded with him to stop. When a job goes horribly wrong, Calvin’s fate is in the hands of his silversmith boyfriend.
Rafe has done everything he can to put distance between himself and the restrictions of being a princeling. He has a craft, a shop, a shifter boyfriend, and lives a completely disreputable life.
But to save Calvin from spending Solstice in a cage, Rafe will have to step up and face his father, head of the city guard. Rafe’s father has had enough of Calvin flouting the law. Shifters are supposed to be collared in the city.
Calvin finally knows what to make for Rafe for solstice, though it breaks the promise they made to each other….
- Name of Book: Silver & Solstice
- Series: 2019 Advent Anthology: Homemade for the Holidays
- Author: TJ Nichols
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
- Release date: December 1, 2019
- Page Count: 41
- Genre: MM Fantasy Romance
- Rated: 4🌟🌟🌟🌟, YA, Mature, Sensitive Material
MMy Thoughts and Review:
Calvin & Rafe
In this magical realm filled with elves, humans, and cat shifters it is the shifters who are considered “less than,” by society. Because of this Calvin finds himself in the wrong side of the law thinking he is taking a job on Solstice to save his lover, Rafe, an elven princeling.
This was superb as short stories go. Excellent world building, characters, and plot. If I had one Solstice wish, it would be to see this as a fully realized novel!