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Thank you for checking out my festive novella, Spirits of Christmas!
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.
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.’
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‘I’m not who you think you see. I’m not the one you used to adore. I’m the Ghost of Forewarning,’ the spirit repeated.
‘I can’t get over it. We’re like Tommy and Gina.’
Past laughed. ‘Don’t flatter yourself, Jude, you’re not in the same league there. Tommy is a regular, real nice guy. But yeah, Carrie, she truly, truly loved you…
‘Some call this…nirvana…vana…ana…’ Fu seemed to whisper.
‘ You’re forging your very own chains with your ambition and your greed, your lack of compassion and your arrogance, your mean spirit and your intolerance. They’ll surely kill you unless you break them.’
‘And that,’ he announced solemnly, ‘is the spirit of Christmas. Merry Christmas, everybody! Merry Christmas to you all!’
What the Reviewers Think
Perusing Princesses: The best adaptation of A Christmas Carol, EVER! http://ow.ly/qvofn 5 Stars!
My Seryniti Book Reviews: Loved Every Minute! http://ow.ly/qoIb9 5 Stars!
Tanya Farrell: A unique twist on Charles Dickens Carol. http://ow.ly/qquoG 5 Stars!
Julie Valerie: SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS delivers rock, romance, and ghosts in a tightly written 113 pages http://ow.ly/qpirf 5 Stars!
Jersey Girl Book Reviews: A Christmas Carol with a rock’n’roll theme~will get you in the mood http://ow.ly/qqvc4 4 Stars!
Sharon Goodwin says: Dark & atmospheric with sparkle! http://ow.ly/qo949 4 Stars
Kim Nash: A Fabulously Festive Christmas Novella! http://ow.ly/qodaX 5 Stars
Carol Wright: A Christmas Carol but not as you know it! http://ow.ly/qo9C3 5 5 Stars
Katie …Mettner: Grab your eggnog and get ready for a new Christmas Carol! http://ow.ly/qoc5j 5 Stars
Heidi Cosmochicklitan: Loved this modern and rock-n-roll take on A Christmas Carol! http://ow.ly/qockS 5 Stars
Brook Cottage Books: A totally wonderful rock & roll themed Christmas story! http://ow.ly/qoamC XX 5 Stars
Ana Gallardo: A five-star page turner! http://ow.ly/qogqY
BestChickLit: A lovely early Christmas pressie of a read! http://ow.ly/qocAG 4 Stars
The Boyfriend Bookmark: Classic Tale with a Rock N Roll Twist, Fabulous! http://ow.ly/qoiS3 4 Stars
Chick Lit Plus: Really got me in the Christmas spirit! http://ow.ly/qojT2 4 Stars
Inga Kupp-Silberg: A quick, fast spaced novella which is very suitable reading for holidays! http://ow.ly/qpAgU 5 Stars!
Eve’s Chick Lit Reviews: A perfect Christmas read! http://ow.ly/qpBdh
Rea BookBlog: A fun, festive novella! http://ow.ly/qqtaV 5 Stars!
Me, My Books and I: Spirits of Christmas took me on an intriguing journey and left me with Christmas in mind! http://ow.ly/qqszv 5 Stars!
Forget the Housework, I’m Reading: With fun new ghosts and a rock star as Scrooge you won’t forget! http://ow.ly/qquI4 4 Stars!
Have you got the Spirits yet?