Christmas with R.J. Scott
"It's the most wonderful time of the year" and I LOVE it! There's something special about Christmas stories and as you can see, I also love writing them :)
In no particular order here they are:
The Christmas Throwaway
The Christmas Throwaway, was my first Christmas themed book. Written as a short story for someone who was poorly in J2 fan fiction, I extended it from two thousand short words to over forty and so Ben and Zach were created.
The book, a story of a young man thrown out of his house at Christmas for being gay, did really surprisingly well. It was All Romance's best selling book of 2010 and also spent a lot of time in the top 300 of all romance novels on Amazon. It's now available in Audio and has been translated into Spanish, Italian, French and now German. I love this little book that could so much.
Snow & Secrets
One of my favourite storylines in a romance book at Christmas is the idea of a snowy cabin, enforced isolation, and two men falling in love.
Snow, secrets, some danger, one hot tub, Christmas decorations, and family.
Texas Winter (Texas #2)
The book that was never supposed to be written. . . Did you know The Heart Of Texas was supposed to be a stand alone? ROFL.. . . I couldn't leave it though and so Texas winter was born.
Snow doesn't fall a lot in Texas but this story centers around a freak one-day snowfall. Add in a daughter Riley didn't know he had and the Campbell-Hayes have their first real Christmas.
The Journal of Sanctuary One
(Sanctuary book 6)
Jake and Sean, with their love/hate relationship stuck in a cabin in the middle of nowhere for Christmas. Of course the Bullen storyline features but mostly this is me ticking ALL of my Christmas boxes.
Two men, a cabin, stranded, anger, hate, love, sex and gratuitous use of a running machine. Sighs. I loved writing this book.
Writing the Texas series was a labour of love, and I had to put in a Christmas story for Jack, Riley, and their extended family.
There is of course drama with the Campbell-Hayes, including a terrifying car trip home with the Christmas Tree. Add in the boy's new family and this ends up being a very interesting Christmas for them all.
This was my second Christmas themed book and spent some time with an old publisher before I was lucky enough to get it back. As soon as I got it back I doubled it in size!
The story of someone who doesn't really like Christmas landing in a town that won an award for best Christmas Town made me smile the entire time I was writing it.
I couldn't fail to love Gabriel who showed Jesse what Christmas could be about and how it is possible to love again.
New York Christmas
Awwww, my boys in New York. I loved writing this book.
It started life as a J2 fanfiction twelve days of Christmas type short story.
When I rewrote it I wanted to keep that idea of the days before Christmas, although of course the book starts just before Thanksgiving and ends in the New Year.
There is also a free short story following on, available at Amber Kell's blog here
Deefur and the Great Mistletoe Incident
A free short story Christmas gift
This was part of a huge Christmas Anthology that I pulled together in 2013 featuring some 25 new authors. It is the sequel to Deefur The Dog, featuring a Manny, a widower, a sweet child, and of course a Great Dane called Deefur.
This year it is being published with it's own cover and won't cost you a penny!
Christmas In The Sun
The Sapphire Cay series comes to an end with book 6.
I have loved writing this series with my very close friend Meredith Russell and we had to give the boys a Christmas book in 2013.
We bought back a wedding planner with OCD decorating tendencies and his sexy Marine, Lucas and Dylan and a stray dog, and gave all of our boys a Christmas Day they wouldn't forget.
The Road To Frosty Hollow
I love the concept of a road trip, particularly when you fall in love on that journey. Add in two men who have known each other a very long time and this is a story written with Meredith Russell that ticks all the boxes for a Christmas Romance.
Angel In A Book Shop
The story of an angel and a man set in a book shop. I mean, how could I not enjoy writing this, it had a bookshop, a man with wings, and an angsty sad hero. Win/Win.
It was based loosely on a short I wrote for Dreamspinner way back in 2010 (a bit, not much really, it was supposed to but it kind of grew like topsy and became something else).
The short story I had written was my first ever accepted work for publishing and it HAD to be extended and become something else.
Snow In Montana
My newest Christmas book, the fourth story in the Montana series is a look at Justin and Adam, alongside a whole new romance between a B list actor and a Sheriff.
I love Christmas movies, and this novel is set against the March backdrop for filming *Snow In Montana* starring The King Of Christmas (TM) Jordan Darby. Meeting Ryan Carter, the local sheriff, is way too tempting for Jordan. How long can he stay in the closet?
The Case Of The Sinful Santa
End Street Detective Agency Book 4, written with Amber Kell
How could we not explore the idea of a Klaus family in this series of books featuring vampires, demons, angels, dragons and one kind of human, along with a cast of many other paranormals?
In this book we explored what it must be like born into the Klaus family but not wanting to be a Santa. . . And and of course, we introduced our very own Angel just to shake things up.
The Party - A Blog Story from Six Authors
Written in 2012. . . Henry and Jack had thought nothing could ever drive them apart. They were wrong. Three months have passed since Jack had walked out of the home they shared, and Henry had been too stupid to take back the hurtful things he'd said.
Both assured by their respective parents that the other would not be present at Henry's mother's annual Christmas gathering, they attend. Finding they have been duped into seeing each other, Henry realizes that this may be his only chance to try and make things right. But will he be able to convince Jack to come home?
RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.
RJ also writes MF romance under the name Rozenn Scott.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.