Monday, December 2, 2013

Music Monday / Book Review: The Spirits of Christmas by Nicky Wells

book disclosure


I know, I know, you're saying what?

Why is she reviewing a book under Music Monday, which for cds and such....

BECAUSE dear hearts, the book is about Rock n Roll, and that is music!

AND because the author wrote my favorite rock n roll, chick lit, romance series...

So can I get a Drum roll for..........


SPirits


Synopsis:
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? Curl up with this festive novella to get yourself into the mood for Christmas...

EXCERPT

‘Hiya, Jude!’


The voice emerged from the door, and Jude’s head whipped round as if drawn by a string. 


‘Hiya, Jude,’ the voice repeated cheerfully. Unexpectedly, it launched into the first line of one of 

Jude’s most favourite songs. Jude once again sank onto the bed, his legs refusing to carry him with the shock of this second apparition.

‘Is this really you?’


For a moment, Jude’s second otherworldly visitor abandoned his song and remained silent, 

motionless, allowing Jude to take a good, long look. The sideburns, the nose, the defined chin, the round glasses were clearly visible despite the spirit’s transparent appearance. Everything about this figure was familiar, yet nothing was quite as it should have been. It was as though Jude was looking at a hologram, a distorted, stretched vision where nothing quite fitted together. 

Nonetheless, Jude found his voice. ‘Oh my God, it is you!’


Excitement made his exclamation strong and clear. The figure flinched at the sudden burst of noise, but Jude ploughed on. ‘This is…this is totally unreal. I mean, imagine this—here’s me in my 

bedroom, and there’s you, come to visit me.’

‘I’m not who you think you see,’ the apparition interrupted. ‘I’m the Ghost of Christmas Past.’




Review
Spirits of Christmas is a modern-day rock’n’roll adaption of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. This novella  is another winner from Nicky! What do you get when you add a rock star, Christmas, redemption and a good love story together? Right, a superb plot line, and how can you go wrong? Nicky gives us another great look at fame and fortune, the good and bad, and I was happy to see Dan from the Sophie series make an appearance! This is a fun read that helps set the mood for the holidays, and perfect for the season where starting over and fresh is on everyone's minds as the new year approaches!  This novella will enchant everybody who adores a tale of redemption and love!
Read this NOVELLA and you'll love Nicky's writing as much as I do!

nicky wells

About the Author: 

Romance that Rocks Your World!



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!


My books: Sophie’s Turn | Sophie’s Run | Sophie’s Encore | Spirits of Christmas

You can find me on my website, Twitter and Facebook!



spirits of christmas promo


ANd lucky YOU, Nicky is giving you an early Christmas present with a 99 cent edition of Spirits of CHristmas, now through the 14th! sO HURRY ON OVER AND GET YOURS TODAY!

and for all you purists, Nicky sent over a list of her fav Christmas songs
(see there IS music involved! lol)


Love the guitar and the jingles and the lyrics of this one! 


Well. Try and stop me from shouting ‘It’s Chrisssssstmaaaaas’ at the opportune moment!


Enough said. Although, as my six-year-old pointed out, if it were Christmas every day, it would get a 
bit boring. Bless!

4. Gaudete ~ Steeleye Span

Love me some acapella. I sing along and pretend ‘I can.’ LOL!


Because I love that all those stars came together to make a charity song, and that it still gets air play 
after all these years. Plus watching the video is like entering a time-warp, in a good way.

Gotta agree with the last one, and figured we needed music on Music Monday, so here ya go, for those that don't remember the video:


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