Monday, 10 November 2014

Fairytale in New York - Nicky Wells

About the book...
New York. A restaurant near Park Avenue. It’s early evening, and dusk is falling. So is the snow. Jude and Carrie are only killing time while they wait for their flight to London. They don’t know yet that their life will never be the same.

When rock star Jude gets stranded in New York with his family on Christmas Eve, he has no idea that he is setting in motion a chain of events that will turn their Christmas into the most magical one yet…

No good deed goes unpunished, or so it seems to Jude and Carrie on the morning of the twenty-fourth of December. The previous day, they gave up their London-bound flights to someone in crisis. And now, a spectacular whiteout is grounding all planes, and Jude, Carrie, and baby Maya are stuck far from home.

Tired, hungry, and just a little panicked, Jude loads his family into a cab and returns to their hotel. But there’s no room at the inn, and not even a platinum credit card will make a difference. Snow is falling heavily, and the family is facing a very bleak night indeed.

How do you celebrate Christmas with no place to stay, no food, and no presents? Join Jude, Carrie, Maya and a cast of colourful characters in this fairy tale story of Yuletide in New York.

Fairy Tale in New York is now available in Kindle and paperback editions from all Amazon domains, including: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com

****Stop press!! To celebrate the launch of Fairy Tale of New York, Nicky Wells is offering her previous Christmas novella, Spirits of Christmas, completely FREE on Kindle from 8 November until 12 November! And that’s not all! Fallen for Rock will be only £0.99/$0.99 from 10 November until 16 November. Go on, treat yourself!****

About the author...
 Romance that Rocks Your World!

Ultimate rock chick author Nicky Wells writes romance with rock stars—because there’s no better romantic hero than a golden-voiced bad boy with a secret soft heart and a magical stage presence!

Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous romance with rock stars—imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill! If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity, you’ll connect with Nicky’s heroes and their leading ladies.

Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and regular contributor at Siren 107.3 FM with her own monthly show. Rock on!

Nicky’s books: Sophie’s Turn | Sophie’s Run | Sophie’s Encore | Spirits of Christmas
| Fallen for Rock | Fairy Tale in New York

Join Nicky: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Romantic Novelists’ Association | Sapphire Star Publishing | Amazon | Goodreads | Pinterest | Google+

Did you know? There’s a single out now by Nicky’s fictional rock band Tuscq come to life! “Love Me Better” is available for download from Amazon, iTunes and many other places. 

My thoughts...
I was given an ecopy of this book by Nicky Wells the author in exchange for an honest review which I'm more than happy to give.  Nicky was organising the blog tour for Fairytale in New York and having read last years Novella Spirits of Christmas the chance to catch up with the rock god Jude and girlfriend Carrie was too much to resist.

This book can be read as a stand alone book but I highly recommend you read Spirits of Christmas too, you'll then understand just how far Jude has come  - let's just say in the previous novel the ghosts of christmas past pay him a visit and as a result Fairytale in New York has a very different hero in Jude.

The story begins at the airport in New York with Jude and Carrie along with baby Maya waiting in line for their plane home to the UK after being on tour with Jude and the band Tusq.  Who could have predicted the chain of events that unfold after eavesdropping on a conversation and encountering a stranger also wanting to board a flight home to the UK?

Jude as a fairly new dad and totally transformed character to that encountered in Spirits of Christmas demonstrates over and over again how kind hearted and generous he can be.  Putting others before himself sets off a domino set of events that will make your heart sing, bring tears to your eyes and make you smile with delight.

His love for Carrie and Maya always at the forefront in everything he does.  His generous and kind nature shines through time and time again and is reciprocated by the strangers they come into contact with whilst stranded in New York for christmas.

This is a truly beautiful book, set in a city that captured my heart the first time I visited and will be sure to capture that of every reader.  Add christmas, some snow, carols, children, new friends and family and you've got the setting for a perfect read.

This book demonstrates more than anything that material things are not important, yes they're nice but as long as we have love, friendship, trust and kindness in our lives nothing else matters.  Jude and Carrie demonstrate so well, that it is each other - our friends and family and simple kindness that is important not all the gloss and trimmings we have in our everyday lives.  For every tiny bit of kindness given the friendship and kindness returned is ten fold.  The inner happiness felt by Carrie and Jude is transferred to everyone they meet.

I truly didn't want this book to end, my heart melted with every page I read and I can't recommend it highly enough.  Jude is a rock god that'll turn your heart to mush, Carrie a friend I'd like in my life and New York a place I soooo have to go back to soon.  Fairytale in New York has brought back so many happy memories - so thank you Nicky.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Dawn, you just made my day. It means the world when a reader connects with the story in the way you have! *Happy Dance* Thank you for all your tremendous support, you truly are a rock star and an angel.

    I hope your readers get a chance to grab a copy of Fairy Tale--and a copy of Spirits of Christmas while it's free for another two days. Rock on!! :-) XX

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