Friday, November 1, 2013

Review of Spirits of Christmas by Nicky Wells!

Happy Friday!

I am glad to post a review of Spirits of Christmas, written by an author friend Nicky Wells!

Here is the review.


Author: Nicky Wells
Title: Spirits of Christmas: A Rock'n'Roll Christmas Carol
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publishing date: 3rd of October
Genre: Adult: Novella, Christmas, Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 90 pages
Source: From the author in exchange for an honest review.


Spirits of Christmas: A Rock’n’Roll Christmas Carol

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.



 

My review:

I loved this novella!
It is adopted of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, a story which I adore and I think Nicky's adoption is very good. It is well-written, cute and positive - just like a good Christmas story should be.

Jude used to be a rock star loved by everyone. Now he has hit the bottom and lost everything: his girlfriend, his voice, his band and last, but not least, his self respect and self esteem. During the night of the worst day of his life he gets a second chance. He is visited by three Christmas spirits who show him the light. I think the three spirits of Christmas were interesting: Past, Present and Future. I could actually recognize which dead rock stars they were. It took me a while, but it was worth guessing who they are!

Jude gets a possibility to see himself sideways and the truth is scary and unpleasant to watch. But he does get a second chance and it is up to Jude either fix it or move on.

Spirits of Christmas is a quick, fast spaced novella which is very suitable reading for holidays!


5 Flowers!
5 stars.

Thanks goes to Nicky wells for providing me with the review copy!
 

About Nicky Wells: 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!

 


 


 

 

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.’

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Happy reading!

 

3 comments:

  1. Inga, thank you so much for your fabulous thoughts on my Spirits of Christmas. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed this little novella, and delighted that you had a guess at who the Spirits might have been... You'll have to message me about this, LOL! I cannot tell you often enough how much your enthusiasm and support mean to me, and I really appreciate everything you do. Thank you so much! Have a fabulous weekend and... rock on! XXX

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  2. This sounds like a fun read for Christmas! Love the rock n' roll spin on the charming classic. :)

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    1. Thanks so much! Happy reading if and when you do get a chance to lay your hands on a copy, and all my best wishes for a rocking festive season! x

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