Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Get Frosted by Amy Aislin Release Blitz

Release Blitz. Get Frosted by Amy Aislin. November 21 – 25.

For years, Mik has wanted nothing more than to put coal in Rudy Snow's stocking.

As former pro hockey players, they’ve been rivals for years. It started in Mik’s rookie season, when a reporter pitted him against his older brother's best friend. Rudy pushes Mik’s buttons like no one else, going out of his way to one-up him at every turn.

Now they’re both pub owners in a small town that takes Christmas to a level best seen in Hallmark movies, but not much else has changed. They’re still rivals, this time pitting gingerbread martinis against pomegranate sangria.

But when they’re forced to work together to plan a special holiday party, sparks ignite. Maybe it's a bad idea to put coal in Rudy's stocking after all. They both might just catch fire.

Then again, what better way is there to stay warm on a cold winter's night?

Christmas Falls is a multi-author M/M romance series set in a small town that thrives on enough holiday charm to rival any Hallmark movie. Each novel can be read as a standalone.


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Get Frosted by Amy Aislin

Book 3
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“You certainly know how to make a splash,” said a dry voice at his elbow, shaking him out of his irritation.

And setting into motion a new kind of annoyance that fizzled in Mik’s blood. “No one asked you,” he said to his brother’s best friend.

Rudy Snow raised one dark eyebrow, because of course he could do that. When Mik tried, he ended up with both eyebrows at his hairline.

“It’s certainly...” Rudy cast his gaze around, taking everything in. “Unique.”

“It’s majestic.”

“It looks like the Island of Misfit Toys. All you’re missing is a Charlie-in-the-Box.”

Crossing his arms over his chest, Mik clenched his teeth. “You’re not allowed to judge. You don’t even have a wreath on your front door.”

Rudy made a sound in the back of his throat, a rumbly laugh that made the back of Mik’s neck itch. “Do you often happen to find yourself outside my house, Miki?”

Mik’s stupid feelings went all gooey at the nickname. Or maybe that was just hunger. “It’s on my way to work.”

“Sure. If you take the long way.”

God. Why did he have to be so annoying?

And hot.

And annoyingly hot. All dark-haired and dark-eyed and scruffy-jawed, with a natural tan to his skin that perpetually made him look like he’d just come from the beach. He stood a couple of inches taller than Mik’s five feet eleven. At a year older than Mik’s thirty-one, Rudy was as fit now as he’d been when he’d played in the NHL, even two and a half years post-retirement.

Mik had considered himself lucky to be drafted to his brother’s team’s rival. With Mik playing for Washington and Josh playing for Pittsburgh, it had given Mik the chance to step out of his brother’s shadow and assert himself as his own person. And playing up the rivalry between their teams had been all sorts of fun at family get-togethers.

The problem Mik hadn’t anticipated had been twofold.

First, because Josh’s rookie year had been the gold fucking star of rookie years, Mik had been instantly compared to him when he’d been drafted a year later, forevermore casting him in the role of Josh Gilmore’s little brother.

Second, there was Pittsburgh defenseman Rudy Snow. And Pittsburgh defenseman Rudy Snow wasn’t shy about checking his teammate’s little brother into the boards during Mik’s first Washington versus Pittsburgh game.

“It’s no secret in the league that your brother and his teammate Rudy Snow are good friends,” a reporter had said to Mik during the post-game interview after that game. “What do you have to say to your brother’s best friend after that check in the second period?”

Um, nothing?

He’d barely known Rudy. Plus, checking was what hockey players did.

While both those things were true, that hadn’t been what the reporter wanted to hear. So Mik had smirked and said, “That he better watch out. He won’t get the jump on me again. In fact, next time, I’m going to swipe the puck out from under him and score. Just wait and see.”

Mik had later learned that Rudy had responded to that with a pithy, “He can try.”

And that was it. Instant rivalry.



“You like me,” Mik said against Rudy’s lip. His voice dropping an octave.     “You’re just figuring that out?” Rudy grasped Mik’s chin in two fingers. “You make my head spin.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is one of a series written by a talented group of authors, and it really did a great job of bringing Christmas to the forefront of my mind... as well as being a really fun, sports-related romance. Both Mik and Rudy have retired from the NHL, and work in competing bars in the festive town of Christmas Falls.

Mik was always in the shadow of his also NHL playing older brother, Josh, and has almost forgotten how it is to be oneself, so often is he referred to as the younger Gilmore brother. Josh's best friend, Rudy, has had a nomadic life to date, with parents who spend their time moving, and so, after two and a half years in one place, he is feeling ready for a change – yet he still has a crush on Mik, and is not sure whether to act on it. On the ice they were big rivals, and have found it easy to continue the antipathy, but is it real, or does he stand a chance?

As they both come to realise there is definite chemistry between them, Rudy's inability to settle is going to challenge Mik's need to be near his family – the tension is not dramatic, but rather emotional and thoughtful, and was accompanied by a lovely ease between the men which neither of them wanted to lose.

A really enjoyable read, thank you.

Get Frosted has a good mixture of fun, lighthearted romance and seriousness. I love that once Rudy decided he was interested in Mik, that he went for it and that their antagonistic history went out the window and the men pursued their romance. The only problem was while Rudy knew he wanted Mik, he was also itching to leave Christmas Falls, where he had lived for the last two and a half years, and take a potential new job in another state. You could really feel the tension this creates in the new relationship.

It was a joy to experience Rudy and Mik’s romance as they fall in love and deal with a little bump in the road. I’m a sucker for a small-town Christmas romance and Get Frosted was right up my alley. I loved experiencing Rudy and Mik’s romance as they fall in love and deal with life’s ups and downs. I even cried a happy tear or two.

I loved the town of Christmas Falls and all the activities going on in the town over the holiday season. The Christmas trivia night that the men went to on a date sounded like great fun. Christmas Falls is a place I’d love to visit. So I was happy to discover that Get Frosted is just one of many stories by different authors set in Christmas Falls. I’ll definitely be checking out the other books in this series.



Author Bio

AMY AISLIN has lived with her head in the clouds since she first picked up a book as a child, and being fluent in two languages means she’s read a lot of books! She first picked up a pen on a rainy day in fourth grade when her class had to stay inside for recess. Tales of treasure hunts with her classmates eventually morphed into love stories between men, and she’s been writing ever since. She writes evenings and weekends—or whenever she isn’t at her full-time day job saving the planet at Canada’s largest environmental non-profit.

An unapologetic introvert, Amy reads too much and socializes too little, with no regrets. She loves connecting with readers. Join her Facebook Group to stay up-to-date on upcoming releases and for access to early teasers, find her on Instagram, or sign up for her infrequent

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Had Rudy been flirting with him? Had Mik flirted back? Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Had the past however-many years of NHL rivalry actually been flirting in disguise? Holy. Shit.


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