Title: The Beary Best Holiday Party Ever (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: B.G. Thomas (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 30, 2015 – 81 pgs
Before he discovered the Heartland Bear Clan, Ron Corbin figured no one could ever love a “fatass” like him. But the big group of big men accepts him, and likes him just the way he is. Having finally found a place he belongs, he works hard to get elected president of the club—and wins. He’s the happiest he’s ever been.
But Paddy Brennan, a sexy bear cub who blew into town and became Mr. Popular overnight, is elected vice-president. Ron doesn’t think Paddy has earned the honor, and now he’ll have to work shoulder to shoulder (and belly to belly) with the guy for a year.
Ron will do what’s best for the club even if that means setting his personal feeling—that Paddy is a jerk—aside. But then as the two men get to know each other, Ron reluctantly finds he not only likes the guy, but is growing more and more attracted to him.
Deep down, Ron still worries he isn’t good enough, but maybe Paddy can show him there’s a beary happy ending waiting for them after all.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.
This story is about Ron who has now been voted president of his Bear Club. A club that accepts him for who he is a bigger man. His new vice president lets just say he is not a fan of him at all. Something happened to make him feel that way and lets just say this story was sweet and very different.
I have not really run across very many books about bigger men finding love and I have to be honest and say this was such a refreshing change and I loved it!!!
This story was such sweet holiday story that had some misunderstandings mixed in with some angst too. Loved the way this author wrote these characters and this story!
All together I really loved this story!
I would definitely recommend this Novella!
This was a great story about a man who thought no one would ever accept him because he was slightly overweight. The characters in this story were very well thought out yet complex because of the issue at hand. I really enjoyed this story and how the author dealt with a very complex issue. It showed that everyone has someone out there to love them and you just need to keep searching. Excellent job Mr. Thomas on a very complex issue.
B.G. Thomas lives in Kansas City with his husband for nearly fifteen years and was legally married in 2014. Ehey have a fabulous little dog, Sarah Jane. He sees his wonderful daughter just often enough to miss her when she isn’t there! He has a romantic soul and is extraordinarily lucky to have many friends.
He loves science fiction & fantasy, horror, romance and more, has gone to SF&F conventions his entire adult life, and been lucky enough to meet many of his favorite writers. He is a “Star Trek” and Joss Whedon fan from way back!
He has written all his life, it is where he finds his joy. In the 90’s, he wrote for gay magazines, but stopped because they wanted him to cut out story and romance, and write only sex.
Then through a few friends, he discovered the growing market of M/M Romance and was thrilled beyond words. FINALLY, a way to write the stories he always wanted to write. Adventure, romantic comedy, science fiction, and more, but with gay characters. And he wouldn’t have to fade to black! People wanted to read the erotic as well. Plot and sex! HURRAY!
B.G. Thomas very much believes in The Law of Attraction and that “thoughts become things.” A lot of things all started happening at once. He heard the words, “Leap, and the net will appear,” and something re-kindled inside. He sent out a story and was thrilled when it was almost immediately accepted.
He believes that we are divine expressions of the Universe, each and everyone. “It is never too late!,” he states. “Pursue your dreams! They will come true!”