Nicky Wells Christmas Tales
I’m excited to announce we are doing a promo party with Brook Cottage Books for Nicky Wells short stories! I read “Christmas Spirits” and “Fairy Tale in New York” and they both helped get me into the holiday mood. They were very uplifting, sweet stories! Reviews are below.
Spirits of Christmas: A Rock ‘N Roll Christmas Carol Description
At one time, up-and-coming rock singer Jude had it all: a great band, a platinum record, a loving girlfriend. This Christmas, however, he is well down the road towards spontaneous self-destruction.
Unwitting at first, Jude has progressively alienated his band and driven away the love of his life. Tonight, the night before Christmas Eve, he has broken the final taboo during a disastrous gig. Yet Jude doesn’t see how badly his life has derailed, not until a ghostly procession of legends passes through his bedroom with a series of vivid and powerful wake-up calls.
Will the Spirits help Jude put the friendship, love, and rock music back into his Christmas?
Spirits of Christmas is a modern-day rock’n’roll adaption of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. This novella will enchant romance readers, rock lovers, fans of ghost stories, and everybody who adores the festive season.
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Three out of five chickadees singing! This book was provided to me for free as part of the book tour. This was a cute little version of “A Christmas Carol.” It centers around Jude, a fallen Rock ‘n Roll singer. He and his band, “The Blood Roses,” once went platinum, but Jude’s bad attitude and poor leadership have set the band back. He’s also been emotionally abusive to his girlfriend, Carrie. After screwing up majorly at a show, Jude goes home to find his girlfriend has left him without even a note.
You know the rest: Jude is visited by three ghosts who show him Christmas past, present, and future. Jude sees the error of his ways and turns everything around when he wakes up.
A cute story to get you in the holiday mood. It definitely adds some different twists to Dicken’s Christmas tale with the rock star theme. I wish you had a little more of Jude and Carrie’s background, but it is a short story! 3 stars.
Fairy Tale in New York Description
New York. A restaurant near Park Avenue. It’s early evening, and dusk is falling. So is the snow. Jude and Carrie are only killing time while they wait for their flight to London. They don’t know yet that their life will never be the same.
When rock star Jude gets stranded in New York with his family on Christmas Eve, he has no idea that he is setting in motion a chain of events that will turn their Christmas into the most magical one yet…
No good deed goes unpunished, or so it seems to Jude and Carrie on the morning of the twenty-fourth of December. The previous day, they gave up their London-bound flights to someone in crisis. And now, a spectacular whiteout is grounding all planes, and Jude, Carrie, and baby Maya are stuck far from home.
Tired, hungry, and just a little panicked, Jude loads his family into a cab and returns to their hotel. But there’s no room at the inn, and not even a platinum credit card will make a difference. Snow is falling heavily, and the family is facing a very bleak night indeed.
How do you celebrate Christmas with no place to stay, no food, and no presents? Join Jude, Carrie, Maya and a cast of colourful characters in this fairy tale story of Yuletide in New York.
Fairy Tale in New York is now available in Kindle and paperback editions from all Amazon domains, including: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com
4 out of 5 chickadees singing! I was provided this book as part of the book tour. I loved this cute story! We get to see Jude a year after his first Christmas book. He, Carrie, and baby Maya are at the airport ready to fly home after his band’s tour when they run into a man who desperately needs to get home for the birth of his premature baby. They decide to trade flights with him and stay another night in New York. He puts them up in a fancy hotel and its a fairy tale night, until the next day when the airport is closed due to a snowstorm! The hotel they previously stayed in is now full. What will they do, stranded in the “Big City?”
They definitely make the most of a bad situation, meet some new friends, and give back! I feel like we get to know Jude and Carrie more than we did in the first story. I loved the secondary characters, as well. They were really unique. It’s definitely an unpredictable story, I wouldn’t have guessed the “big event” at the end, but I loved it! I just loved all of their little adventures and how varied they were. I got sucked in and read it very quickly, wanting to know what would happen. This is truly a sweet, holiday tale of a good-hearted family.
About the Author
About Nicky Wells: Romance that Rocks Your World!
Ultimate rock chick author Nicky Wells writes romance with rock stars—because there’s no better romantic hero than a golden-voiced bad boy with a secret soft heart and a magical stage presence!
Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous romance with rock stars—imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill! If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity, you’ll connect with Nicky’s heroes and their leading ladies.
Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and regular contributor at Siren 107.3 FM with her own monthly show. Rock on!
Nicky’s books: Sophie’s Turn | Sophie’s Run | Sophie’s Encore | Spirits of Christmas
| Fallen for Rock | Fairy Tale in New York
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Did you know? There’s a single out now by Nicky’s fictional rock band Tuscq come to life! “Love Me Better” is available for download from Amazon, iTunes and many other places.
***Pictures and content provided to me for use as part of the book tour. I do not get paid by authors or publishers for my reviews. They are 100% my personal, honest opinion!***