Christopher's Christmas

Adella J. Harris
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 Valet Chris MacCullan knows better than to fall in love with someone at a Christmas house party, but there’s nothing wrong with a bit of fun.  Even with the shy, sweet son of the housekeeper, as long as he’s careful not to do anything that will hurt the fellow later.  But as he gets to know his new friend, can he protect his own heart?a holiday themed, Regency, gay ( m/m ) romance, 31,000 words approx 125 pages
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 Adella J. Harris lives in Ohio where she writes, watches far too much British television, and reads anything with words on it.  You can find a complete list of her books at www.AdellaJHarris.com  

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Adella J. Harris
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86
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
Fiction / Romance / LGBT / Gay
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Lord Dixon is known among the wilder members of the ton for two things, his very exclusive brothels specializing in the most exotic of pleasures and his habit of keeping a concubine, a well-paid, full-time prostitute, at his country home for a year at a time. But romance can still be found in his shadow.

Jim Smith has just finished two years working for the notorious Lord Dixon as his concubine, a private, full-time prostitute at his country house, but it’s gotten him what he wanted, enough money to leave behind the brothels of London and buy himself a small country cottage where he can grow plants and live quietly with no one knowing about his time at Dixon’s or the years before that working as a prostitute.


Sir Lionel Westin has spent his life so far getting his brother and the family business out of one scrape after another while building his own successful tea business, and he’s just learned it was for naught.  His father left the entire business to his older brother with no mention of all Lionel’s work.  At least he’s enjoying the journey to back to his country estate with the amusing and understanding Mr. Smith, so much so that he invites Mr. Smith to stay with him at Hensley House.  Unfortunately, Mr. Smith doesn’t seem to have found the trip as enjoyable as he turns down the invitation.


Jim knows he should keep his distance from the handsome, kind Sir Lionel Westin, and he intends to until a storm forces Jim to take Lionel’s offer of a room at Hensley House, and then it seems only natural to offer to warm his bed.  But as they spend time together, Jim realizes he’s falling in love with Sir Lionel Westin.  He also knows he’ll need to leave before Lionel realizes it.  Surely Sir Lionel Westin deserves better than a prostitute and former concubine to the notorious Lord Dixon.  And when Jim learns Lord Dixon purchased a country house nearby, he knows it’s only a matter of time before all his secrets come to light.

A steamy gay - M/M romance novel set in the Regency period with some BDSM elements.  68,000 words/ approx. 270 pages 

This book was previously published with different distributor under the same title and cover.  No changes have been made.

She’s making a list—and checking it twice. But is there a nice guy among all her naughty exes? The New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines returns with a charming friends-to-lovers rom-com.

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When a psychic tells spunky, superstitious Kelly Byrne that she’s already met her true love, she becomes obsessed with the idea of tracking him down before Christmas. Kelly immediately writes up an “Ex List” and starts contacting old boyfriends to figure out which one is the one. When her college sweetheart rolls into town, Kelly convinces herself that they’re meant to be. The trouble is, sparks are flying with someone she’s never given a chance: her best friend, Mark.

Mark Blakely has watched the guys on Kelly’s list break her heart, and he’s not looking forward to watching them do it all over again. Mark’s always been there for her, but the timing’s never worked out for their relationship to be something more. Now, just as Mark is ready to move on, the sexual tension between them is suddenly off the charts. With Christmas morning around the corner, he just hopes Kelly will wake up and realize that everything she wants has been right in front of her all along.

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 Lord Dixon is known among the wilder members of the ton for two things, his very exclusive brothels specializing in the most exotic of pleasures and his habit of keeping a concubine, a well-paid, full-time prostitute, at his country home for a year at a time. But romance can still be found in his shadow.


Matthew Greensleigh has been trying for years to have a role in the family business, but all of the opportunities are handed to his older brother.  So when his father summons him to one of Lord Dixon’s notorious brothels in London to “do his duty,” Matthew goes, prepared to do anything to prove to his father that he is as valuable as his brother.  But he was not expecting to learn Lord Dixon had taken a liking to him and wanted him as his concubine, a private prostitute kept at his country estate for a year at a time, or that his father expected him to agree to it.  


Sir Robert Farnsdale does not have time to deal with innocent young fools.  It’s why he limits his pleasures to finest London brothels, and why he has cultivated a friendship with Lord Dixon for years as a convenient cover for his own desires.    But when an obviously worried young man nearly knocks him over at one of Dixon’s brothels, he finds himself wanting to help.  And when Matthew Greensleigh asks him to show him what to expect as Lord Dixon’s concubine, Sir Robert finds himself agreeing to an afternoon together against his better judgment and then to bringing him to meet Dixon for the journey to the country estate.


Matthew knows Sir Robert is being kind, and that, no matter how much Matthew admires him, he could never think of Matthew as more than some lad he once helped out.  Robert does not have time for relationships with young innocents, so why can’t he get the image of Matthew Greensleigh enjoying a bit of pain with his pleasure out of his mind?


A steamy gay - M/M romance novel set in the Regency period with some BDSM elements. 55,000 words/ approx. 225 pages


This book was previously published with different distributor under the same title and cover.  No changes have been made.


 Three traitor lords plotted to kill the king; now their sons must deal with the aftermath.


Alan Brideson has almost everything his father wanted for him: a prosperous business he enjoys selling objets d’arts imported from the Far East, a good address in town, and if everything goes according to his plan, he will soon have the last piece--a titled bride and entry into the world of the ton.  All he needs is to cultivate a friendship with someone who has influence, who can help him get his vouchers for Almack’s famed balls.  If only he could understand why he keeps dreaming about a certain dockworker he hired.  Surely it was only because the man was an interesting puzzle who could read the languages that passed through the office daily.


Lord Edwin Gilford, younger son of the Earl of Martford, was studying Eastern languages at Oxford when his father and older brother participated in the plan to kill the king, and when they ran from agents of the Crown, so he wasn’t a suspect, and he wasn’t there when all of the Martford property was seized.  Unable to find a position as a clerk because of his father’s treason, he takes any job he can get on the docks, where no one asks about Ed Martin’s past. At least until he gets a job at the Brideson Warehouse and accidentally reveals that he can read the foreign words on the crates.  When Mr. Brideson offers him a position as clerk, he knows he should refuse, but the interesting work and promise of a guinea a week is too tempting, almost as tempting as Mr. Brideson’s kindness.


Working so closely makes it impossible to deny their attraction.  But as Alan gets closer to the vouchers and the future he’s worked so hard for, Edwin knows he will have to leave.  There is no way Edwin can go unnoticed and unrecognized in the world of the ton, and he will not repay Alan’s kindness by ruining his chance for a titled bride, and being seen with the son of a traitor lord would surely do that. 

A gay - M/M romance novel set in the Regency period with a medium heat level. 82,000 words/ approx. 330 pages

This book was previously published with different distributor under the same title and cover.  No changes have been made.

 Three traitor lords plotted to kill the king; now their sons must deal with the aftermath.


Alan Brideson has almost everything his father wanted for him: a prosperous business he enjoys selling objets d’arts imported from the Far East, a good address in town, and if everything goes according to his plan, he will soon have the last piece--a titled bride and entry into the world of the ton.  All he needs is to cultivate a friendship with someone who has influence, who can help him get his vouchers for Almack’s famed balls.  If only he could understand why he keeps dreaming about a certain dockworker he hired.  Surely it was only because the man was an interesting puzzle who could read the languages that passed through the office daily.


Lord Edwin Gilford, younger son of the Earl of Martford, was studying Eastern languages at Oxford when his father and older brother participated in the plan to kill the king, and when they ran from agents of the Crown, so he wasn’t a suspect, and he wasn’t there when all of the Martford property was seized.  Unable to find a position as a clerk because of his father’s treason, he takes any job he can get on the docks, where no one asks about Ed Martin’s past. At least until he gets a job at the Brideson Warehouse and accidentally reveals that he can read the foreign words on the crates.  When Mr. Brideson offers him a position as clerk, he knows he should refuse, but the interesting work and promise of a guinea a week is too tempting, almost as tempting as Mr. Brideson’s kindness.


Working so closely makes it impossible to deny their attraction.  But as Alan gets closer to the vouchers and the future he’s worked so hard for, Edwin knows he will have to leave.  There is no way Edwin can go unnoticed and unrecognized in the world of the ton, and he will not repay Alan’s kindness by ruining his chance for a titled bride, and being seen with the son of a traitor lord would surely do that. 

A gay - M/M romance novel set in the Regency period with a medium heat level. 82,000 words/ approx. 330 pages

This book was previously published with different distributor under the same title and cover.  No changes have been made.

 Lord Dixon is known among the wilder members of the ton for two things, his very exclusive brothels specializing in the most exotic of pleasures and his habit of keeping a concubine, a well-paid, full-time prostitute, at his country home for a year at a time. But romance can still be found in his shadow.


Sam Nelson has been a spy on the Continent since he was sixteen.  Now that the war is over, his handlers are ready to cut him loose, but spying is all knows.  When one final mission comes up, Sam is ready to take it and prove he is still a valuable agent, even when the mission is merely infiltrating one of Lord Dixon’s notorious house parties to retrieve a letter being used to blackmail the son of an influential peer.


Lord Brisban knows he’s a bit of a joke.  It’s why goes to Dixon’s brothels, the only place he feels comfortable asking for the services of a man, and even there he won’t ask for what he really wants, a chance to use a paddle or a whip.  When young Mr. Nelson comes begging to be taken to one of Lord Dixon’s house parties, he knows any interest the attractive young man shows in him is only a way to get his help, but he agrees to arrange an invitation, even though he knows there’s something Mr. Nelson isn’t telling him.


When Sam is chosen as one of the concubines for the party, Brisban knows he’ll need help to carry out whatever task is his real reason for coming to the party.  Sam hadn’t counted on the extra complication of being chosen as part of the entertainment, but he’d carried out missions in brothels and molly houses before and succeeded, but he’s never been in a party quite like Dixon’s, and he’s never had someone he could trust until Lord Brisban inexplicably begins to help him.


A steamy gay - M/M romance novel set in the Regency period with some BDSM elements.  51,000 words/ approx. 200 pages


This book was previously published with different distributor under the same title and cover.  No changes have been made.

 Three traitor lords plotted to kill the king; now their sons must deal with the aftermath.


Solicitor Robert Clarkson had begun to think he’d never have his own law practice, not when all of the work he was given at Glasson & Co. involved estate matters, until he was assigned to handle the business contracts of Lord Heathborough, son of one of the notorious traitor lords.  Lord Heathborough has connections that could lead to the kind of clients Robert finds most interesting, and it doesn’t hurt that he is exceedingly handsome.


Laurence Nelson, Lord Heathborough, had always known his father would destroy his inheritance somehow and had built up a fortune of his own against the day, but he certainly never expected it to come in the form of a plot to kill the king.  As the only traitor lord captured, his father was only making it worse enjoying the notoriety and telling the press anything he thought would make the conspirators seem clever, including details of the stock swindle used to finance it.  At least his new solicitor isn’t bothered by it, although Laurence is certainly bothered by the handsome Mr. Clarkson.


When the Crown begins to suspect Laurence of using his companies to aid the traitor lords in their stock swindle, he’ll need to decide if he can trust his new solicitor, or if Robert was part of the plot all along.


A gay - M/M romance novel set in the Regency period with a medium heat level.  80,000 words/ approx. 320 pages

This book was previously published with different distributor under the same title and cover.  No changes have been made.

Lord Dixon is known among the wilder members of the ton for two things, his very exclusive brothels specializing in the most exotic of pleasures and his habit of keeping a concubine, a well-paid, full-time prostitute, at his country home for a year at a time. But romance can still be found in his shadow.

Jim Smith has just finished two years working for the notorious Lord Dixon as his concubine, a private, full-time prostitute at his country house, but it’s gotten him what he wanted, enough money to leave behind the brothels of London and buy himself a small country cottage where he can grow plants and live quietly with no one knowing about his time at Dixon’s or the years before that working as a prostitute.


Sir Lionel Westin has spent his life so far getting his brother and the family business out of one scrape after another while building his own successful tea business, and he’s just learned it was for naught.  His father left the entire business to his older brother with no mention of all Lionel’s work.  At least he’s enjoying the journey to back to his country estate with the amusing and understanding Mr. Smith, so much so that he invites Mr. Smith to stay with him at Hensley House.  Unfortunately, Mr. Smith doesn’t seem to have found the trip as enjoyable as he turns down the invitation.


Jim knows he should keep his distance from the handsome, kind Sir Lionel Westin, and he intends to until a storm forces Jim to take Lionel’s offer of a room at Hensley House, and then it seems only natural to offer to warm his bed.  But as they spend time together, Jim realizes he’s falling in love with Sir Lionel Westin.  He also knows he’ll need to leave before Lionel realizes it.  Surely Sir Lionel Westin deserves better than a prostitute and former concubine to the notorious Lord Dixon.  And when Jim learns Lord Dixon purchased a country house nearby, he knows it’s only a matter of time before all his secrets come to light.

A steamy gay - M/M romance novel set in the Regency period with some BDSM elements.  68,000 words/ approx. 270 pages 

This book was previously published with different distributor under the same title and cover.  No changes have been made.

 Three traitor lords plotted to kill the king; now their sons must deal with the aftermath.


Lord Lynster Discovers

When butler Daniel Rivers finds his employer, the Earl of Lynster, has shot himself, confirming he was one of the traitor lords plotting to kill the king, Daniel’s only thought is to protect his childhood friend James, the new Lord Lynster, from the scandal.  He’s been quietly looking out for Lord James ever since the day by the pond when James’s “experiment” of a kiss proved to Daniel that he loved the young lord.  

James had heard rumors of traitor lords and a plot to kill the king, but he didn’t realize his father was one of them until he read a newspaper story hinting the traitors were on the verge of being arrested and finds his father has shot himself rather than be tried, making James the new Lord Lynster.  Fortunately, his father’s butler, Daniel Rivers, found the body.  Daniel knows James’s deepest secret, and James knows he can trust Daniel, even when the Crown decides they’d like another traitor lord to put on trial.


When it’s discovered there may be more traitors involved in the conspiracy than the ones the Crown already knows about, James will need all his resources to prove he isn’t one of them.  And Daniel will do anything he can to keep the former Lord Lynster’s scandal away from the son, even if it means allowing himself to be suspected.

A gay - M/M romance novel set in the Regency period with a medium heat level. 70,000 words/ approx. 280 pages

Lord Heathborough Invests
Solicitor Robert Clarkson had begun to think he’d never have his own law practice, not when all of the work he was given at Glasson & Co. involved estate matters, until he was assigned to handle the business contracts of Lord Heathborough, son of one of the notorious traitor lords.  Lord Heathborough has connections that could lead to the kind of clients Robert finds most interesting, and it doesn’t hurt that he is exceedingly handsome.
Laurence Nelson, Lord Heathborough, had always known his father would destroy his inheritance somehow and had built up a fortune of his own against the day, but he certainly never expected it to come in the form of a plot to kill the king.  As the only traitor lord captured, his father was only making it worse enjoying the notoriety and telling the press anything he thought would make the conspirators seem clever, including details of the stock swindle used to finance it.  At least his new solicitor isn’t bothered by it, although Laurence is certainly bothered by the handsome Mr. Clarkson.
When the Crown begins to suspect Laurence of using his companies to aid the traitor lords in their stock swindle, he’ll need to decide if he can trust his new solicitor, or if Robert was part of the plot all along.
A gay - M/M romance novel set in the Regency period with a medium heat level.  80,000 words/ approx. 320 pages
Lord Edwin Falls
Alan Brideson has almost everything his father wanted for him: a prosperous business he enjoys selling objets d’arts imported from the Far East, a good address in town, and if everything goes according to his plan, he will soon have the last piece--a titled bride and entry into the world of the ton.  All he needs is to cultivate a friendship with someone who has influence, who can help him get his vouchers for Almack’s famed balls.  If only he could understand why he keeps dreaming about a certain dockworker he hired.  Surely it was only because the man was an interesting puzzle who could read the languages that passed through the office daily.
Lord Edwin Gilford, younger son of the Earl of Martford, was studying Eastern languages at Oxford when his father and older brother participated in the plan to kill the king, and when they ran from agents of the Crown, so he wasn’t a suspect, and he wasn’t there when all of the Martford property was seized.  Unable to find a position as a clerk because of his father’s treason, he takes any job he can get on the docks, where no one asks about Ed Martin’s past. At least until he gets a job at the Brideson Warehouse and accidentally reveals that he can read the foreign words on the crates.  When Mr. Brideson offers him a position as clerk, he knows he should refuse, but the interesting work and promise of a guinea a week is too tempting, almost as tempting as Mr. Brideson’s kindness.
Working so closely makes it impossible to deny their attraction.  But as Alan gets closer to the vouchers and the future he’s worked so hard for, Edwin knows he will have to leave.  There is no way Edwin can go unnoticed and unrecognized in the world of the ton, and he will not repay Alan’s kindness by ruining his chance for a titled bride, and being seen with the son of a traitor lord would surely do that. 
A gay - M/M romance novel set in the Regency period with a medium heat level. 82,000 words/ approx. 330 pages
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