Saturday, 20 December 2014

Nicky Wells - Rock and Roll Xmas Promo Party!!!

Nicky’s Rock and Roll Xmas Promo Party!!!

I can't tell you how pleased I am to be part of the Promo Blitz Party organised by J B Johnston for the author Nicky Wells - two truly lovely people!

Fairytale In New York 
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: |

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.

Fairy Tale in New York is available in Kindle and paperback editions from all Amazon domains, including: Amazon UK :

About Nicky Wells...
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!

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. 

Guest Post by Nicky...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Or so the song goes. Excuse me for a moment while I go away and sing very loudly…. Ah, now, that’s better. You see, I love Christmas. Love, love, love it. Lo, of course I’m not quite as mad as some people; I wouldn’t want Christmas every day, and I certainly couldn’t eat a Christmas dinner every day, but I do love the season when it comes round. I’m the anti-Grinch. I’ll do just about anything in the spirit of Christmas.

First of all, there’s the lights. I think Christmas, I think lights. Little twinkly fairy lights, colourful lights, stars, the star (that would be the Christmas star). Candles of all shapes and sizes. 

And of course I always hope for snow. I love me some snow. I can’t get enough of the stuff. Being snowed in good and proper, just once, just for a day or two, is totally on my wish list. Obviously the fridge and freezer would have to be fully stocked, and the central heating and hot water would have to be fully operational. But you know… isn’t it so romantic, the idea of enough snow to keep you at home, build snowmen, go sledging, get red noses and cold fingers and then come home to… lights. Obviously! And hot chocolate with marshmallows. A plate of biscuits. Or mulled wine. (Side note—if you’re in the US: yes, I recall your tweets and FB messages during #Snowmageddon14. I know it’s not all that great when you have to contend with it for real. I know the stuff is cold and dangerous. But I’ve never experienced a snowmageddon, never. So to me… well, I’d just love it. Just the once. End of side note. LOL!)

Next up, there’s singing. I love my rock music, as well you know. And Christmas rock tunes are pretty much on continuous play in my house from 1 December. I tell you, Noddy Holder has nothing on me! But I also adore carols, and I’m in the process of arranging my little family into a mini three-part harmony choir, just for fun. Because there’s no better way of expressing the joy of Christmas than through music, don’t you think?

The one thing that ties all of these things together—the lights, the snow (if we’re lucky), the food, the singing, is family and friends. Christmas is a time for being together, for spending time, for looking after others.

Note how I haven’t mentioned the present thing yet? I have a bit of an issue with presents. I love giving them, but I struggle receiving them. And I have a big problem with the whole commercialism of it all. I could just as easily ‘do’ Christmas without big presents, or without any physical presents at all. Hey, no, I don’t mean depriving the kids. I’m not the Grinch! I love seeing the light in my kids’ eyes when they open presents! But that’ll do me. It can stop there. A few presents, and that’s it. I don’t need mountains. In fact, I don’t want mountains.

And now that you know all this, you’ll understand how Fairy Tale in New York came about. It’s a story about Jude and Carrie and baby Maya, but it’s also a story about the essence of me, of my perfect Christmas. Lights, snow, friendship, togetherness, singing, food… and no ‘other’ presents to speak of. And do you know what? It seems to work. It’s striking a chord with people. I’ve had readers email me telling me how much they enjoyed the story and its message. Truth be told, I wasn’t aware, when I was writing, that I was weaving a message into the narrative. I guess that kind of happened by the by, but now that it’s out there, I’m proud of it. Fairy Tale is just that—a real fairy tale, where the impossible happens in the most unlikely circumstances, and everybody puts faith in everybody else, helping out, making do, making merry.

On that note… Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you have a good one, and a rocking great 2015!
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1 comment:

  1. Dawn!!! Thank you so much for hosting me on this promo blitz! I feel very much at home on your blog, and I'm truly honoured to be here again. Thank you for all your support through 2014, you rock! And I'm so excited, I'm using entirely too many exclamation marks... Here's wishing you and your family a wonderful 2014 and all the best for 2015. Keep on rocking! Loveya!! X