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All I Want For Christmas: Day 2 – Book review: Spirits of Christmas by Nicky Wells

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‘Spirits of Christmas’ is a fantastic novella, a short read you’ll devour in an hour or less but one that will definitely leave you wanting for more.
We all know, read and loved ‘A Christmas Carol’ and I personally have read quite a few adaptations, however I admit, this is by far the best and most interesting adaptation of a very famous Christmas story.

Jude is the Scrooge and he’s the lead singer of ‘The Blood Roses’. His arrogance and bad temper are the reasons all goes downhill for the band, they even get booed off stage and kicked out of clubs. He of course, doesn’t realize he’s the reason all band members are feeling down, he’s just so full of himself and bitter. So so bitter. You know, I really really didn’t like him at the beginning, but then again, he’s the Scrooge, noone would like his behavior.

Everything changes one night when few very awesome ghosts pay him a visit and provoke a deep change within him. They show him the good, the bad and the ugly, still he has a choice, if only he’s willing to go through the change and make few sacrifices along.

I’ve read another one by Nicky, ‘Sophie’s Turn’ which is the first part in her Rock Star Romance Trilogy and I loved it. So when I started to read this novella I was a bit worried I won’t like it because of the darker atmosphere. But I thoroughly enjoyed, it’s well written and thought-provoking. What I enjoyed the most in this modern, rock’n’roll version of A Christmas Carol is Jude’s transformation, I could feel his emotions, his anger, despair, pain.

This is indeed a perfect Christmas read, one you’ll devour in just an hour or less. Put some music and ROCK ON!

My rating: 4/5

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All I Want For Christmas Day 1 with Nicky Wells

We have the absolute pleasure to kick off our Christmas Countdown with lovely Nicky Wells, an author whose books we adore. Today she’s here to talk about Christmas and her latest novella ‘Spirits Of Christmas’. We’ll be reviewing it tomorrow so stay tuned and in the mean time read her awesome post and get ‘Spirits of Christmas’ which is currently on promo and is only $0.99 on amazon.com and 77p on amazon.co.uk. You won’t be disappointed, we can promise you that.

And now off to our lovely guest, Nicky Wells.

As the song goes, “I don’t want a lot for Christmas…” Really, all I want for Christmas is to see the big beaming smiles of my children and husband, and for all my family to be there, and be well. If we’re talking perfect Christmas, throw in some candles, some nice food (it doesn’t have to be turkey; in fact, anything but turkey, LOL), music, and snow. Snow would be good!! We don’t get enough snow at Christmas in the UK. I would love a few inches, please, and more of the heavenly stuff falling all through Christmas day. I wouldn’t object to a howling gale, either. That would be very Christmassy indeed.
As for actual presents… well. I struggle with the whole present thing. I love giving presents, but I’m not very good at receiving them. I get all emotional and embarrassed and uncomfortable. I don’t know why, really. I didn’t used to be like that as a kid! Maybe it’s because my perspective has changed with time, and now the absolutely best thing — and the thing I want most — is for people around me to be happy and have a good time.  (And snow. Did I mention snow?)
 
Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas indeed ~ and now I want to know what YOU want! 🙂
Yours
~Nicky Wells
ImageSpirits of Christmas: A Rock’n’Roll Christmas Carol (the blurb)
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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About Nicky Wells: Romance that Rocks Your World!

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Hi! I’m Nicky Wells, your ultimate rock chick author. My books offer glitzy, glamorous contemporary romance with a rock theme ~ imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill! If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity ~ rock, pop, movie or other ~ you’ll connect with my heroes and my leading ladies!

Like my first leading lady, Sophie, I love listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When I’m not writing, I’m a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and regular contributor to The Midweek Drive show on Lincoln’s Siren 107.3 FM. Rock on!

Find Nicky Wells on her site, facebook and twitter

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