The Working Elf Blues
by Piper Vaughn
Genres: M/M, Romance, Holiday, Fantasy
Garnet Evergreen has never heard of an elf abandoning the North Pole for a human, but he yearns to be the first. Ever since he saw Wes, the boy with sorrowful eyes, Garnet felt an undeniable kinship. Over the years, he's watched that boy grow into a man, and now he's determined to give Wes a Christmas he'll never forget. If only Garnet had thought to test his father's sleigh before leaving…
Orphaned as a child, Wes spends every Christmas alone at his cabin. When he's woken by a suspicious boom and finds a wrecked sleigh and an unconscious elf, he doesn't know how to react. Wes isn't fanciful. He doesn't give much credence to the stories about Santa Claus and flying reindeer. But a part of him wants desperately to believe when Garnet promises forever, even if life has taught him that no one ever stays…
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It's been five years since Wes last dreamed of Garnet. Although Wes has changed considerably, Garnet is exactly the same... well, almost the same. There is the small matter of pointed ears, a sleigh, and the fact that his dream friend is now a living, breathing, beautiful man who says he loves Wes and wants to stay forever.
Garnet has been in love with Wes for almost as long as he can remember. Only able to visit him on Christmas Eve every five years, Garnet has watched the quiet child who holds his heart grow into a man. He's determined that this year will be different. He'll win Wes' love and give up the North Pole to finally achieve his heart's desire.
Unfortunately for Garnet, his plans to woo Wes aren't working out quite like he envisioned. In all actuality, the entire trip has been a disaster from the very beginning. What's a love sick elf to do?
THE WORKING ELF BLUES is a light hearted and entertaining Christmas novella that also contains romance, poignant emotions, laugh-out-loud humor, furry friends, and a sneak peek into Santa's inner circle of elves that has never been seen before.
Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book—fantasy, young adult, romance, she loves them all (and has a two thousand book library to prove it!). She grew up in Chicago, in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, and loves to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life…even if it’s only in a book.