Every Time a Bell Rings Brian dropped everything last year when his mother became ill so he could take care of her until the day she died. People he thought were his friends didn’t stick with him and he’s somehow become kind of a recluse without meaning to be. Only Mike, his best friend, has stuck by him and is now saving him from homelessness after a fire destroys Brian’s apartment building days before Christmas. Though Mike has to go down South for the holiday, Brian stays in Mike’s apartment with his slightly singed kitten Oreo. Brian’s only goal is to set his affairs back in order before everything shuts down for the holidays and then make it through those holidays in one piece. He’s lost so much—his only real possession is a photo album of his mom that he risked death to save from the fire—and he’s feeling lost and very alone…until Mike’s hot neighbor Trent, and even little Oreo, conspire to give Brian the best Christmas possible and a future that looks a lot brighter. An Angel Gets His Wings Mike Sharp is in Little Rock, Arkansas, visiting his family for Christmas while his best friend Brian Bailey’s up north walking right into Mike’s plans to hook him up with his neighbor Trent. Unfortunately, it seems like someone’s conspiring to get Mike panting after his third cousin, twice removed (or something like that) named George Whitlock. George who keeps sneaking up on him, being all shy and cute, and then having the audacity to give Mike great big calf eyes that are just begging Mike to drop to his knees. Mike will not give in because, if he does, he could lose his entire family when they discover he’s gay.
Wylie Jones is perfectly okay with who he is now that he’s transitioning, but he's never had a guy stick around long enough to become a boyfriend. When things at home get even worse than they’ve been, he’s ready and willing for a road trip with Grant, regardless of the reason. Grant Faraday thinks Wylie could be the guy for him. When Grant’s mother passes away just before Christmas and leaves him with the mysterious task of accessing the contents of a safety deposit box in a distant town, Wylie’s the only one Grant wants with him for the trip. Some secrets are easy for them to accept, but can their brand new relationship survive as past and present collide?
Toliver Braun’s life has been falling apart ever since he slept with Santa Claus. Fired with his pants still around his ankles for accidentally using his boss’s office for a private party, Toliver should be making plans for how to survive unemployment through the holidays. Instead, he can’t resist indulging by taking a very willing Santa home with him. That night turns into several more, and though the sex is phenomenal, Toliver’s losing everything. What is he supposed to do now that he has no job, car, or home? The only thing he has going for him is his Santa, but that can’t possibly last while Toliver’s life is a mess. Or maybe that’s what Fate has planned.