A warm Christmas welcome to Leta Blake – her new Christmas book is out today!!
There’s no place like home for the holidays, so the old song goes. I took that to heart when working on my new Christmas book, Mr. Frosty Pants. Set in my hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, it was a pleasure to work in so many little details of Christmastime here.
Downtown Knoxville comes to life at Christmastime with Christmas markets and a fun outdoor skating rink that stays open through the New Year’s Day. There’s always a sweet Christmas parade and the typical lack of snow makes for a tender (to quote another famous song) feeling.
I also included many of the more typical holiday scenes: tree decorating, presents, and a Christmas party. I loved making sure this book simply hums with holiday feelings! Miracle snow might also appear in the book, because what’s a Christmas book without some snow? Even in Tennessee?
I hope readers enjoy discovering the love between frosty Joel and earnest Casey, and find the holiday feelings of the book rewarding, satisfying, and wonderful. Be sure to read it with a cup of cocoa or tea!
Mr Frosty Pants
This Christmas, can true love warm his frozen heart?
When Casey Stevens went away to college four years ago, he ghosted on his straight best friend, Joel Vreeland. He hoped time and distance would lessen the unrequited affection he felt, but all it did was make him miss Joel more.
Home for the holidays, Casey hopes they might find a way to be friends again. But Joel’s frosty reception reminds Casey of just how hard he had to fight to be Joel’s friend in the first place. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle to get past that cool façade again.
Joel isn’t as straight as Casey believes, and his years of pining for Casey have left him hurting and alone, caring for his abusive father and struggling to get by. Unable to trust anyone except his rescue dog—and with no reason to believe Casey is interested in him for more than a holiday fling—Joel’s icy heart might shatter before it can thaw.
Can Casey and Joel’s love overcome mistrust, parental rejection, class differences, and four long years apart? Mr. Frosty Pants is a Christmas gay romance by Leta Blake featuring a virgin hero, childhood friends-to-lovers, second chances, and romantically steamy scenes.