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Gabbi Grey: A Sweet Story (Contest)
Sunday, November 26th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Elaine Bishop!

Hello Delilah!  Thank you for inviting me to share my new release!

When I signed up to join a box set of Christmas Market stories, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing.  I just knew I hadn’t written anything for this Christmas this year (busy with Single Dads and Rockstars).  This box set provided me with the opportunity, also, to delve back into my Love in Mission City world that I love so much.  The imaginary small town is located in Southwestern British Columbia — just an hour outside Vancouver in the Pacific Northwest, although not on the Pacific directly.  I love immersing myself in this small town where tolerance is the norm and people love who they love.  I also adore the opportunity to bring in characters from my Love in Cedar Valley series, written under my pen name Gabbi Powell.

In my mind, these characters are real people. So, when I created Johnson and Henry, I imagined two men I would want to be friends with.  The shy Henry, who makes fairy figurines, and the gregarious Johnson, who runs an apple farm and is still nursing a broken heart over his longtime partner abandoning him.  I took these two men — complete opposites — and found a way to make the relationship work.  This is about as close to a sweet romance as I’ve ever written (except the sex scene at the end).  I wanted something soft and sweet — no angst or drama.  I think I’ve delivered that with this story, and I was so thrilled to be included in the box set.

I would love to give one lucky commenter a $5 Amazon Gift Card.  What’s your favorite part of the holiday season?  I admit walking my dogs on a crisp night air down the main street in town and enjoying the lights.  Oh, and spending time with my nieces and nephews.  One randomly chose comment will win the prize.

Thanks, Delilah, for letting me visit.

Mistletoe & Markets

‘Tis the season to find trinkets, treats, and love at your favorite Christmas Market.

Will you meet someone special under the mistletoe? Is that a candy cane in Santa’s pocket or is he just happy to see you? Whether it’s the traditional markets of Europe or a small-town winter festival out of a television movie, the holiday market is the place to come together to shop, drink, and make merry. Will you find the perfect gift or the love of your life?

Grab your eggnog and cookies and join USA Today best-selling and award-winning romance authors curated by The New Romance Café as we celebrate all the things that make this a holly jolly season.

Linda G. Hill
Alexa Santi
Renee Dahlia
Sharon Michalove
Bella Paige
Jill Brashear
Lily Kindall
H. D’Agostino
Sera Taino
Harper Michaels
L.A. Remenicky
K McEvern Lestrade
Jackie Paxson
Sofia Aves
Gabbi Grey
Jewelz Baxter
Juliet Martini
Élodie Garroway
Chele MacCabe
Annee Jones
Hannah McKee

The anthology will only be available for a limited time.

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Included in Mistletoe & Markets…

“Christmas Courtship” by Gabbi Grey


Three days before Christmas last year, my husband of ten years walked out on me. It’s been a rough year picking up the pieces but now I’m selling fresh cider I make on my farm at the local Christmas Market. I’ve been welcomed into the community, and a shy man who makes the most exquisite fairy figurines catches my attention. I want to ask Henry more about his talent. Something about his artwork speaks to me and I think we might become friends. As Christmas nears, though, and we spend more time together, my feelings are growing. Can a guy with a battered heart and a shy craftsman find new hope this holiday season?

This is a 12k gay holiday romance short story with a quiet artist, a boisterous cider-maker, some nosy matchmakers, the magic of Christmas, and a zany border collie named Zeus.

About Gabbi Grey

USA Today Bestselling author Gabbi Grey lives in beautiful British Columbia where her fur baby chin-poo keeps her safe from the nasty neighborhood squirrels. Working for the government by day, she spends her early mornings writing contemporary, gay, sweet, and dark erotic BDSM romances. While she firmly believes in happy endings, she also believes in making her characters suffer before finding their true love. She also writes m/f romances as Gabbi Black and Gabbi Powell.

16 comments to “Gabbi Grey: A Sweet Story (Contest)”

  1. Mary McCoy
    · November 26th, 2023 at 11:27 am · Link

    I look forward to reading this. Our family enjoys caroling for the holidays.

  2. Colleen C.
    · November 26th, 2023 at 12:30 pm · Link

    I love decorating with family…

  3. Mary Preston
    · November 26th, 2023 at 4:41 pm · Link

    I love catching up with family. We walk around town to see the lights too.

  4. BN
    · November 26th, 2023 at 7:41 pm · Link


  5. Sara D
    · November 26th, 2023 at 10:12 pm · Link

    As we open presents Christmas Eve, the adults take the kids to look at Christmas lights and decorations so that Santa can visit the house while we are gone. A couple of adults always ‘disappear’ for about an hour, then catch up before we all head home. Christmas Day is spent at my cousins house with all the family.

  6. Debra Guyette
    · November 27th, 2023 at 7:33 am · Link

    I love the activities and the wonder on my grandson’s face.

  7. Stephanie
    · November 27th, 2023 at 10:08 am · Link

    I love forward to seeing the Christmas lights and the excitement in the air while walking downtown and doing small business shopping.

  8. flchen
    · December 3rd, 2023 at 1:00 am · Link

    This does sound very sweet, Gabbi! As for what I’m looking forward to, spending time with people I like, and homemade holiday treats 🙂

  9. Lisa Kendall
    · December 3rd, 2023 at 12:08 pm · Link

    My favorite part is driving around and looking at lights!

  10. Margaret
    · December 3rd, 2023 at 2:52 pm · Link

    I love planning and making cookies. This year I am hoping my full grown sons will be assisting me. I am suffering empty nest syndrome. Gabbi, want a beautiful story. We should all find happiness.

  11. Elaine Bishop
    · December 5th, 2023 at 10:29 am · Link

    I love decorating outside with the Christmas lights so that everyone can have something to smile about during this time if year.

  12. Beckie
    · December 5th, 2023 at 10:34 am · Link

    I love almost everything about the Christmas season. The over gifting is the part I like least. Homemade is what have and want to do.

  13. miki
    · December 5th, 2023 at 10:58 am · Link

    i love seeing the decorations and ornaments, remembering those who left them to us

  14. Sandra Marlow
    · December 5th, 2023 at 4:38 pm · Link

    Just having the family together for the holiday. We don’t get together nearly as much as we used to, especially post Covid – everyone is so busy anymore. So it’s great to have a house full of family at Christmas!

  15. Delilah
    · December 6th, 2023 at 8:59 am · Link

    Thanks to Gabbi for being a GREAT guest!

    The winner of the GC is…Elaine Bishop!

  16. cindy
    · December 6th, 2023 at 6:00 pm · Link

    I like watching the snow falling outside while I am comfortably sitting inside under a blanket with a book and a cup of hot chocolate next to me.

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