REVIEW: 'Hope Is the Thing with Feathers' by Brandon Witt

Title: Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

Collection: Dreamspinner Press’ 2017 Advent Calendar, Stocking Stuffers

Author: Brandon Witt

Collection Release Date: December 1, 2017

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Genre: Erotic Romance; Contemporary Romance

Length: 48 Pages

Tags: Gay; M/M; Holiday: Christmas; Novelette

Dreamspinner Press’ 2017 Advent Calendar, Stocking Stuffers

Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most….

The holidays are a time when bigger often means better, and meals are huge, decorations are over-the-top, and elaborate gifts and grand gestures are one way to show affection. But beneath all the pomp and ceremony, after the grandiose presents have been unwrapped, the stocking stuffers are still waiting to add that final sparkle to the perfect celebration. Even the tiniest trinkets can be gems when they’re chosen with love, and like a good love story, they are held close to the heart and treasured for years to come. The festivities don’t have to end after the feasts and gift exchanges. Dig a little deeper for romantic stocking stuffers both naughty and nice.

Enjoy a tale of men in love with men every day throughout December.

Holiday reading fun! A story delivered automatically to your bookshelf each day in December. More than 400,000 words of romantic fiction in 31 stories that would sell individually for a total of $85.69. Buy the package early and save:

October - $39.99 November* - $49.99

*Sale of packages for daily delivery ends Nov. 25.

Beginning December 1, stories will be available individually as priced or as a bulk package for $64.99.

See excerpt for story list.

About Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

Fifty-six-year-old Samuel Phillips is all alone on his small farm in the Ozarks, with nothing but a menagerie of chickens, pheasants, turkeys, and other birds as company—which is just the way he likes it. In fact, if Samuel had his way, he’d tear down his neighbor’s house so his solitude could be absolute. One day Faloola, his favorite turkey, escapes, forcing Samuel to make the trek next door. When Raymond Webber—sixty-seven—answers the door as naked as the day he was born, Samuel doesn’t know whether he’s more annoyed… or attracted. The two men are opposites in every way—Samuel is serious, while Raymond believes in free love and herbal relaxation. The weeks leading up to Christmas are rocky to say the least, but some holiday spirit might help them get past their differences….



A delightfully quirky tale, Hope Is the Thing with Feathers by Brandon Witt surprised me with its frank and honest approach to an unusual situation.

Raymond and Samuel are both older gay men who are in a lonely and isolating environment, both set in their ways - which do not easily mix!

Witt pens a deeply felt narrative which pulls at the heartstrings and explores a passionate and insightful side of his characters.

A must for liberal animal-lovers and anyone wanting a heartwarming tale for the holidays, Hope Is the Thing with Feathers by Brandon Witt feels intimate and touching with a good dose of humour thrown in.

A copy of Hope Is the Thing with Feathers was provided to Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter, by Dreamspinner Press, at no cost and with no expectations in return. We offer our fair and honest opinion on behalf of our readers.

Be sure not to miss out on our other holiday read recommendations!

Meet the Author

Brandon Witt is many things. Above all, he is living the dream. After years of writing and reaching for the stars, he is a published author through Dreamspinner Press. Thus far, his novels include The Shattered Door, Then the Stars Fall, and three installments of the Men of Myth series. Also, he has short stories published in various anthologies.

For the first eighteen years of life, Brandon lived in a small Ozark town, El Dorado Springs, Missouri before moving with his family to Colorado.There he got degrees in Youth Ministry and Special Education and worked as a counselor and special education teacher for fifteen years.

The tension of his religious upbringing and being a gay man finds its way onto nearly every page in his novels, as does experiences that over a decade of loving children who have faced much abuse and many struggles. Reflecting what he has discovered to be true in life, Brandon's writing does not shy away from challenges and conflict but also revels in the joy that can only happen when truly embracing and loving all that life has to offer.

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