Book Review Blast by El: Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas, by A.V. Sanders

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Welcome to the blitz tour for A.V. Sanders’ Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas! This short novella came out this past December, but we’re bringing it back today for a fun Christmas in July special giveaway!

(I especially love the little shark on the banner saying ‘hi’ to us!)

So check out the book below, including my review, and be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win some awesome Christmas (in July) presents!

Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas, by A.V. Sanders
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: December 16, 2015


Reid, an American shark research scientist, is in Perth, Australia working to develop a mobile app that may revolutionize shark safety practices. But even the company of his boyfriend, Graham, isn’t enough to stave off homesickness as Christmas approaches, and a missing shark and Graham’s struggling business seem set to ruin the holiday for good.

You can buy Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas from:

Less Than Three Press
All Romance eBooks / Amazon
Smashwords /
Kobo / Barnes & Noble


M/M Pairing
Gay Characters
Holiday Themed



This is a very short but really fun story about cultural differences and spending the holidays with the ones you love. sanders-wet-hot-australian-christmasIt’s also fun to read now, knowing that my friends in Australia are eagerly awaiting the warm weather of Christmas while the rest of us are dreaming of cooler temperatures!

I thought for a short story the pacing was actually really good, and Sanders managed to include a full story in a small amount of space.

I do think the Australian-isms were a bit over-the-top though. I think that was partially the point, so I’m not actually complaining; it’s a book about an American spending his first Christmas in Australia, so it makes sense to really emphasize the differences. But it was still jarring to me because they felt forced at times.

A really fun story, and probably exactly what I’ll need to re-read this coming Christmas when I’m freezing my butt off! 😀


sanders-xmas-july-avitarA.V. Sanders loves and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She shares her home with her husband, two cats, and tropical aquarium fish. She is an avid hoarder of Halloween decorations and inconsequential information. When writing science fiction, mystery, horror and romance with LGBTQ+ main characters, she can be found staying up all hours of the night listening to endless sets of EDM music. She is an advocate of love, art, animals, and frivolous acts of beauty. She also has a growing suspicion that not causing harm to one another is what matters in the end.

Connect with A.V. Sanders:

Website / Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr / Goodreads


A.V. is giving away a Christmas in July prize pack! Click on the image below to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win ebooks… including a copy of Wet, Hot, Australian Christmas!


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I received a copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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