Friday, 1 November 2013

Spirits of Christmas is a fantastic novella by the very talented Nicky Wells. The book begins with a huge row between Jude, lead singer of a rock group, and the group themselves. After being booed off the stage during a local gig, Jude has decided its entirely the fault of the other band members. So, he doesn't hold back in telling them so. He says some horrible and hurtful things and doesn't let the fact that its Christmas Eve stop him being cruel and spiteful. And just when Jude doesn't think things can get any worse, he soon discovers that he is destined to spend Christmas alone and miserable. However, throughout the night, Jude is visited by three spirits who attempt to show him the error of his ways. Is it too late for Jude or can he turn his life around?

I loved this fantastic novella! Being a huge fan of Dickens original A Christmas Carol I love stories that allow the protagonist to change their own destiny or the destiny of others.  Without giving too much away, I guarantee you will love the form the spirits come in. Its so rock and roll! Jude is undoubtedly a nasty piece of work whose head has been turned by stardom and his own huge ego! However, like every good story there is the chance for Jude to make amends to his fellow band members and long suffering girlfriend. Nicky Wells has managed to produce a totally wonderful rock and roll themed Christmas story in her usual rock chick style. There are a few great surprises along the way that will make you want to cheer and a fantastic array of interesting and wonderful characters! You will love Spirits of Christmas. The perfect book for snuggly under the duvet with and reading in bed! Highly recommended! Have a rockin Christmas!

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.

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!


‘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.’


3 Responses so far.

  1. JB, thank you so much for your glowing review, I can feel your excitement leaping off the page...or screen, as it were, and that totally makes my day. Thank you also for all your untiring support, you are an angel. Mwah! Hope your readers enjoy hearing about the Spirits. Rock on!

  2. YAY!!! Fab review, Nicky! Thanks for sharing, JB! I'm sold! :) xx

  3. Sheryl, my sweet! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Sold indeed ~ I saw your tweet, you rock! Happy reading, and I hope you get into the festive mood!! See you (and JB!) Friday!!!!!! (Sorry. Too many exclamation marks. Bad form, I know, but I can't help it on this occasion!)

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