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An Engagement in Seattle Gabriels Inferno (Gabriels Inferno #1)

Somehow, Saxton managed to get his phone out and call…someone. He didn’t know who it was. But all of a sudden, he was not alone. He was surrounded by people…and somebody was easing him back so that someone else could look at Ruhn—

Christmas approaches and I find myself sad. It’s not that I’m more lonely than usual; in fact, quite the opposite. There’s the Christmas party at the camp where Starvation MacFarland cooks up a big feed, and the men put on a skit of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, with Loonie Tinkshell as Scrooge, and Boodean as the Ghost of Christmas Future, and upstairs, Patience and Danny are already making paper chains for the tree; it’s just that I keep thinking of Christmas in Vermont.When I was a child and my mother was alive, the holiday season was quite a to-do. Starting in mid-December, she and the cook, Ingrid, would begin baking cookies, some for us, but mostly for the church bazaar and various less advantaged families that mother had taken under her wing.

Dance With the Devil (Dark-Hunter #3)

We decorated the doorway and the banister up the curved oak stairs with boughs of cedar and holly, then covered the ten-foot fir in the living room with colored glass bulbs, delicate carved ornaments from Russia, and the hand-blown icicles from England. Then there were the parties and finally the year-end Christmas service at the church. I miss singing the old carols.Not since David died have I felt the same way. It’s as if the little candles on the Christmas tree in the white Victorian on Elliot Street were blow out, but the flames still flicker behind my closed eyes, flicker yellow and white.Today I cried, not a lot, and not loudly, just the kind of tears that spring to your eyes so suddenly, you don’t have time to hold them back.

One Silent Night (Dark-Hunter #15)

I’m addicted to reading Becky’s journal, all her secrets, her self-doubts, her dread of childbirth, her work at the CCC camp, stories about Patience . . . and I feel guilty, of course, but not guilty enough to stop.Lately, it’s gotten so bad that I actually wait for Becky to leave and for Hester to go out to the barn or up to his wife, and then I step silently into her private space, pull her journal from beneath the mattress, and read what she’s written the previous day.

It was when she talked about Christmas that tears came to my eyes. Becky has such a tender heart and I could picture her, a shy girl at Christmas, pale and backward. She’s not so backward now, the nurse of a barrack full of young men at the CCC camp.

And another thing—I didn’t know Becky could sing. I like to sing too, but no one has ever heard me, no one alive now anyway, not since the day Priscilla went into the river. Priscilla, the star at the top of my Christmas tree . . .An unfamiliar blooming sensation warmed Ruhn’s chest, relieving the pain there—and at the same time, the walls of the elegant penthouse seemed to shrink into them both, drawing them closer together even though neither of them moved.

Ruhn’s heart began to beat harder, and he coughed a little.Have I made you feel uncomfortable? Saxton linked his arms. I apologize. I assure you, I offer this only in the spirit of friendship.

Four Psychos (The Dark Side #1)

I am gay. As Ruhn recoiled, Saxton’s face tightened and his voice lowered. Is that going to be a problem for you?More like a solution, Ruhn thought—before he caught himself.

Coughing again, he said, No. No, it will not.When Ruhn didn’t reply, Saxton looked away. Well. In any event, thank you for updating me about Miniahna and I’ll take it from here. Your services are no longer required—

Just so you and I are clear, I have been beaten for being what I am. Saxton went over and opened the sliding door. I have been disowned by my bloodline because my sire regards me as an embarrassment and a disgrace now that my mahmen is gone. So I can assure you, I’ve survived far worse alienation than your disapproval, and I will not apologize for something about myself that I am not ashamed of—simply because it makes you or anyone else uncomfortable.After what felt like an hour, he walked over to the open door and the male standing stiffly and with dignity by the way out. As freezing air swirled into the penthouse, it ruffled through Ruhn’s hair and he wondered what it would be like to have Saxton’s fingers do that.

Forgive me, Ruhn said quietly. I mean no offense. I honestly do not. I have…trouble expressing myself, especially around people like you.Gays. You can say the word, you know. And it’s not like you can catch homosexuality like a cold.

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