Nov 9, 2014

Fabulous Freebie: Spirits of Christmas by Nicky Wells

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...


Review by Tanya:

This is the First story I have read by Nicky Wells and I can tell you I was not disappointed. The story caught my attention as I always loved the Christmas Carol and also I am a secret rock chick. So this combining both really appealed. The main character of the story, Jude Shaw, is the singer in a once quite famous band called ‘The Blood Roses’. They previously had a successful platinum album but things went downhill when Jude refused to sing the songs that other members had written. It comes to a crunch when they are booed off stage and thrown out of the “grotty little pub”. Jude blamed the other members of the band and told them he didn’t want any more to do with them. He then goes home to worse and discovers his long-term girlfriend Carrie has left him. That night he is visited by four ghosts that change the way he sees things and help him to see that he needs to make a difference if he wants a better future. 
I was not sure if the story of the Christmas Carol would work in this book and thought oh no it’s going to be the same old, however it wasn’t. I loved the Character of Jude as he improved with the appearance of the ghosts. You also understand why he acted as he did. At the end of the story I read with bated breath to see if things would come right. The rock ghosts were great and I wonder if you can guess who they are meant to resemble. The book does not have to be read at Christmas and really apart from a few referrals could take place any time in the year. Though of course the magic of Christmas always helps.

1 comment:

  1. Awww Lavender, I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed it! Thanks for giving it a try and posting your thoughts. *happy dance* :-) Soooo.... you'll have to let me know (offline) who you thought the ghosts were! XX Rock on, and all the best for a wonderful Xmas season!


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