Authors Unbound: Guest Post by Adriana Herrera

Good morning and welcome on Queer Books Unbound! I am very excited to share a new guest post for our blog series Authors Unbound with you today. Please give Adriana Herrera, author of the fantastic Dreamers series, a warm welcome!

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Queer Holiday Romances Recommendations:
Some old favorites and some new ones to enjoy this season.

One of my favorite things about the holidays are holiday novellas! They’re usually low on angst, high on family (of all kinds) shenanigans and they feature lots of yummy food cameos. If anyone has read any of my stories they’ll know that family and food are some of my favorite topics and that I have even snuck in some holidays along the way (read American Fairytale!). As with everything I wish there was bit more diversity in the holiday romance offerings, but there are some in here that will do the job in that way too.

mr right nowMr. Right Now by Annabeth Albert. Full disclosure, I read this one early and I enjoyed it sooooo much. It’s a super sweet story of Russ, a veteran who is trying to figure out civilian life and commandeers the help of his neighbor Esteban to help him navigate the holidays with his loving (but a bit nosy family). Esteban’s family is Salvadorian and those parts of him are nicely represented in the story.

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faux ho hoFaux Ho Ho by Nathan Bourgoine is one of my most anticipated reads this season. It sounds like a really delightful story. Another fake relationship for the holidays story between a geeky guy and personal trainer…I mean. YES, and that cover is just *chef’s kiss*

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remaking of corbin waleThe Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish This story is a Hannukah story and it is GORGEOUS with an element of magic realism to it that just works REALLY well. Corbin Wale is trying find a way back to himself again and Alex Barrow is trying to be okay being back home. The romance is lush and slow and the food y’all THE FOOD.

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ka mitchellThe Christmas Proposition by KA Mitchell is probably one of my all-time favorite M/M holiday reads. It is hilarious and also kind of deep. One of the heroes is named Melchior and there’s a super insightful subplot on the effects of fracking on communities. Also if you’ve read ANYTHING by KA Mitchell then you know it’s SUPER HOT.

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KC_RA_ArvinKid Christmas Rides Again by Eric Arvin This book is so OVER THE TOP and just bananas in every way, but it is hilarious and raunchy and I really enjoyed it. It’s by the late Eric Arvin who I think is one of the best queer romance authors I’ve ever read. Also that cover is everything! Disclaimer: I haven’t picked this one up in years, but I always smile whenever I think about it because I had so much fun reading it.

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Adriana HerreraAdriana Herrera was born and raised in the Caribbean, but for the last fifteen years has let her job (and her spouse) take her all over the world. She loves writing stories about people who look and sound like her people, getting unapologetic happy endings. When’s she not dreaming up love stories, planning logistically complex vacations with her family or hunting for discount Broadway tickets, she’s a social worker in New York City, working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.



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