"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." – Norman Vincent Peale Join authors Angela Amman and Cameron D. Garriepy in seeking out the softness and beauty of Christmas in two short, sweet holiday romances. Sweet Silver Bells, by Angela Amman: Poppy is a copywriter on a mission: finding the perfect song for a client's Christmas launch party playlist. Agency-artist-slash-part-time-DJ Theo seems the perfect person to ask, but their usually easygoing friendship feels clouded. Whether it's the company's Jingle Jamboree gift exchange, her faux pas at last year's holiday party, or something else entirely that's causing the tension, Poppy can't say.
Theo's musical taste turns out to be spot on, but are Poppy's instincts? Santa's Photographer, by Cameron D. Garriepy: Shell -- a.k.a. Candy Cane -- is on a break from her seasonal job taking photos for a mall Santa when an attractive passerby catches her muttering an angry rant... while wearing her elf attire. Embarrassed by her costume and her foul humor, Shell blows off the man's unexpected compliment, but holiday magic has other things in store for them both. Serendipity, mistaken identity, and a little boy's Christmas wish weave their lives together as December 25th approaches, but will Santa's photographer make the connection in time?