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Lots of sparkles on the blog today!

Happy Launch Day to Nicky Wells and her seasonal novella

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

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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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Inspiration for Spirits of Christmas…

Writing this novella was a bit of an inevitability for me, all things considered. If you don’t already know me, you have to understand that I simply love rock music. Rock musicians are like Viagra for my soul. I’m also a sucker for romance and a good-old fashioned happy ending. Moreover, I love the Christmas season: the lights, the sweets, the laughter. Combining all those things ~ rock, romance, and Christmas ~ was one of the most delightful writing projects of my career so far!

The idea for this book came to me the very night after I launched my second book, Sophie’s Run, in February of this year. I was hyped up with excitement, I had finished writing my third book and was waiting for publisher edits, and I had already planned my fourth full-length novel. I was utterly and completely unable to sleep with everything that was going on, and quite unexpectedly, the whole story was in my head. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of my favourite Christmas stories both in the original and its many varied adaptations. I suddenly thought… why not bring it into the rock’n’roll domain?

My wonderful husband, Jon, was somewhat taken aback when I presented him with this plan the following morning.

‘I’m going to write a Christmas novella,’ I said.

‘But you’ve got another book launch in September, and you’ve planned your fourth book already—how’s this going to fit in?’ he responded enthusiastically, if pragmatic.

‘I’ll figure it out.’

And so I did. It took me just over a week to write the first draft in May 2013, and another few weeks here and there to tweak, fine-tune and polish it over the following months. But here it is. Spirits of Christmas. I hope you enjoy!

Portrait6About 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!

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

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10 thoughts on “Lots of sparkles on the blog today!

  1. Great cover, Nicky. Another one for my Christmas pile, methinks. At this rate that turkey will never get stuffed.

    • Thanks so much, Lizzie! You might need to buy a pre-stuffed turkey, then sit and chill with your pile of Christmas novels, LOL! So glad you could stop by and leave a comment, rock on! X

  2. A huge big thank you to The Romaniacs for letting me sparkle on your fabulous blog today. I love hanging out here, and I hope your readers will enjoy finding out about the Spirits. Sparkle on, everybody!

  3. Pingback: Feeling Festive! Spirits of Christmas ~ A Rock’n’Roll Christmas Carol | Romance That Rocks Your World!

  4. Fantabulously sparkly cover, Nicky! Huge Congrats. All the very best with Spirits of Christmas. Rock on! 🙂 Xxx

    • HAHA, you sum me up so well, Yasmin. I assure you I’ll be slowing down just a little going forward to allow myself (and everyone else) to catch my (their) breath. Thank you for your feedback on the cover, it was a real labour of love! XX 🙂

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