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Fairy Tale in New York: Official Launch Day!

When someone’s in distress, you give up your flight. When there’s a white-out, you have dinner and hope for the best. When it’s Christmas and you can’t get home… you hope for a miracle. And that’s the essence of Fairy Tale in New York, officially out today!

What the critics say…

Amazing. Breathtaking. Thanks to Fairy Tale in New York, @Faroofthedark is a convert to Christmas themed books! http://ow.ly/D7SpF

Everything you could wish in a #Christmas story, five stars! @Cometbabe on Fairy Tale in New York http://ow.ly/DYoHK

A truly beautiful book, can’t recommend it highly enough! @dawnlcrooks on FAIRY TALE IN NEW YORK http://ow.ly/E34ot

“Wonderfully uplifting, just how a Christmas novella should be!” Rachel reviews FAIRY TALE IN NEW YORK @readlovelust http://ow.ly/E351k

“Magical” says @bethany_Petty in her review of Fairy Tale in New York at @chicklitcentral! http://ow.ly/E3tmI

Perfect for #Christmas, 4.5 Stars! @skydreamersimi enjoyed FAIRY TALE IN NEW YORK! http://ow.ly/E3wWz

Festive, magical, beautiful, sweet, charming, fun… 5 stars for FAIRY TALE IN NEW YORK from @SophieRTB http://ow.ly/E4rB2

Fairy Tale in New York > soul-warming, uplifting, festive! 5 Crowns from Kelly at @peruseprincess http://ow.ly/E4u5v

What I say…

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Fairy Tale in New York is an all-out, no-holds-barred, super-sized feel-good and good-cheer Christmas novella featuring a rock star and the girl next door. I know, that’s a lot of adjectives right there. But you see, this is my annual indulgence. I love Christmas. More specifically, I love the run-up to Christmas, the Advent season. The lights, the baking, the weather (yes, the howling gales which allow me to curl up inside with my mulled wine, and the snowy blizzards–if we get any–that draw me outside the make a snowman, I’ll take it all!), the goodwill, the cheer, the colours.

I’m the anti-Grinch. Christmas rocks!

Therefore in this Fairy Tale, I really let my hair down. I wanted to bring you the ultimate Christmas book, the one with the crisis and the romance and the great ending. I’m taking you on a flight of fancy, but I can assure you, I did my research, and the key event… well, let’s just say it would be possible. Just! LOL.

However, there’s a little more in there for you too. For a start, you can amuse yourself by working out my playlist from the Chapter titles. Have fun! But there’s yet more; there’s a little bit of reflection that grounds the book. For I take my characters (Jude, the rock star in particular) down a road of giving and helping that they’d never previously have considered.  It’s all about love, but in more ways than one. (And yes, that one too, although we shall keep our discrete distance this time. It is a Christmas Fairy Tale, not a hot rock romp. LOL).

So Fairy Tale in New York tells the story of a perfect Christmas in the most imperfect of circumstances. Here’s the blurb.

Fairy Tale 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.

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OUT TODAY!

Why, of course I’ve got to tell you it’s out today. That’s the whole point of launching a book! You can get it in e-book and paperback editions from all Amazon stores, including:

Amazon.co. uk | Amazon.com

But there’s more!

I wanted to spread some seasonal joy, so check this out!

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FREE on Kindle for one week from 8 November 2014!

Fallen For Rock by Nicky Wells

$0.99/£0.99 on Kindle for one week from 10 November 2014!

For the next seven days,
Spirits of Christmas is completely FREE on Kindle.

And Fallen for Rock
is only $0.99/£0.99.

How’s that for a mega launch celebration?

Wooohoo!

Wishing you a FABULOUS Christmas season,
and thanks for all your support in 2014. Rock on!

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FREE on Kindle for five days: Spirits of Christmas, a Rock’n’Roll Christmas Carol

Yes, you read that right. This is my first free promo EVER.
Spirits of Christmas is absolutely free on Kindle for five days only!

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Go grab it here or in any other Amazon store:
Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Why am I giving this book away free?

Easy. Because it’s Christmas (well, getting there!) and I’m celebrating the impending launch of Fairy Tale in New York, which is available for pre-order right now but will officially release on Kindle next Monday for only $2.06 or £1.29.

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Help spread the word about my free Spirits!

Please help me spread the joy by sharing a tweet or Facebook message or posting to Google+. Thanks so much! And to make it really easy, here’s a sample message you can use:

SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS, rock’n’roll Christmas carol by @WellsNicky #FREE on #KINDLE!  http://ow.ly/DXQfW Romance, music & Xmas, go get it!

Thank you so much!! Loveya!

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Festive Fun Friday

Happy Friday!

Never mind it’s the 13th, right? These things don’t bother us here at Romance That Rocks Your World! And if you have any nagging worries, try this to change your luck. I’m over at Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog today with a ‘Festive Fun’ Feature and a chance for you to WIN, WIN, WIN the entire Rock Star Romance Trilogy (yes, all three books) in e-book format! If you haven’t had a chance to pick up your copies, here’s your big opportunity to pick up the lot in one go. GOOD LUCK! Visit here for your chance to enter!

Plus I’ve been doing some festive arranging of my authorly offerings. What do you think?

I got your Christmas reading all wrapped up ~ are you ready to get carried away with a rock star?

I got your Christmas reading all wrapped up ~ are you ready to get carried away with a rock star?

The ULTIMATE Stocking Filler! Go on, treat someone. Or better still ~ treat your Kindle! :-)

The ULTIMATE Stocking Filler! Go on, treat someone. Or better still ~ treat your Kindle! 🙂

Have a great Friday, everybody!

Spirits of Christmas ~ The Great St Nicholas Day Promotional Sale on Kindle!

The Christmas season is here! It’s the first Sunday of Advent today, and I’m mighty excited. I’m totally in the Christmas Spirit here, which is why I’m bringing you this:

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Yes!

You can get your very own copy of my festive novella for only
£0.77 or $0.99 on Kindle from today, for two weeks.
Go grab it now!! 🙂 Amazon.co.uk Kindle | Amazon.com Kindle

Don’t know yet what Spirits of Christmas is all about?
Find out here: All about Spirits of Christmas

Why a St Nicholas Day Promo Sale?

Legends about St Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, abound in many shapes and forms; but they all involve helping the poor, protecting children and sailors, and spreading the word. Nicholas died on 6 December AD 343 in Myra, and the anniversary of his death became his saintly feast day.

Many say that St Nicholas (St Nick) was the ‘real’ Santa Claus. To this day, his feast day is widely celebrated all over Europe. In Germany, for example, children put out their Wellie boots on the evening of 5 December, recite poems and/or sing songs, and hope that St Nicholas will fill their boots with sweets and a small present.

So I thought I’d honour this tradition by wrapping my festive sale around his feast day. And obviously, the entire Wells family will be putting out their Wellie boots next week in hopes of a nice surprise…

December Travels

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Like St Nick, Santa Claus and all good elfs, I’m going travelling again in December and taking Spirits of Christmas on tour. This is where you can find me over the coming days and weeks:

Everything Books and Authors | All Booked Out | Anneli’s Place |  Bless Their Hearts Mum | Book Mama | Book(e)line | Booketta’s Book Blog | Bookworm Brandee | Clue Review | Exploits of a ChickLit Aficionado | Julie’s Book Review | Michelle Betham | Rosie Amber | Shelf Full of Books | The Book Chick | The Love of a Good Book | This Chick Reads | Totally Booked | WeAffair

Ho, Ho, Ho! Spread the Word!

Feel like sharing the joy and the festive spirit?
Here’s a sample tweet, if you have a moment. YOU ROCK! Mwah!

Festive novella SPIRITS OF #CHRISTMAS by @WellsNicky: SALE! Only 99c/77p on #Kindle http://ow.ly/rjE7u Merry #Xmas, happy reading! #rock

Don’t forget to grab your Kindle copy of Spirits of Christmas NOW!
Happy reading, Merry Xmas, and thanks for all the love! x

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Music Monday Special: IT’S MY LIFE plus Winners, Podcast Linkies and Festival of Romance Pics

Happy Music Monday!

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So. How’ve you been? Last week got away from me from the word go, and after the big Siren FM ‘Spirits of Christmas’ On Air Festive Fun Extravaganza, I went completely MIA.  Very bad form of me, but there was a reason! The reason being that a cold gripped me and wouldn’t let me go! And at the weekend, it was time for the Festival of Romance ~ so now it’s Monday again and I’m asking myself, where did the last seven days go?

Well. This is the rock star lifestyle for sure, right? So here’s a fitting song. I know I shared Bon Jovi last week already when sleep seemed the most elusive resource of all… but hey, if this band will write the most appropriate songs for the soundtrack of my life, I can’t help it, right? Here goes. STAY TUNED (i.e. read on) for your Radio Party Podcast Linkies and some photos from the weekend’s Romance Fest!

WINNERS!

The winners of the Spirits of Christmas On Air Festive Fun Extravaganza Party were announced live on the show. You can also hear the announcements in the podcast, but let’s give the winners a big cheer here too.

Rachel Miles and Lheanne Spicer ~ One signed paperback copy of Spirits of Christmas each!

Dawn Crooks ~ One “Now That’s What I Call Christmas” CD

Congratulations!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who entered. I was stunned, as always, by the response to this giveaway, especially given the very short countdown time of only three days. You all ROCK and I feel the lurve!

The Spirits of Christmas Festive Fun Podcasts 

The Party Team: Ed Wellman and Katie Grimason; and Holly Cox, myself, Emily and Rosie. We rocked it!

The Party Team: Ed Wellman and Katie Grimason; and Holly Cox, myself, Emily and Rosie. We rocked it!

Missed the show? Never fear! The good folks at Southside Broadcasting like to make the shows available for all posterity, and you can listen in here:

Part 1
Part 2

It was rockin’ awesome! And is if that wasn’t enough fun for one week, after two days of languishing on the sofa with a dreadful cold, I made my way to Bedford for….

Festival of Romance!

Saturday morning saw me arriving (very nearly) bright-eyed and thoroughly excited in Bedford for immediate setting up of table at the Romance Fair. This year, we were hosted in the Harpur Suite, and the punters started arriving as soon as the doors opened at 10 a.m. The fair passed faster than you could say “Romance Fest 2013” with a steady stream of visitors passing by my stall. Evidently I did a reading! I chose a little passage from “Spirits of Christmas” that was suitable for the “Royal Baby Shower” theme. And evidently, I opened my reading with a short burst of song. LOL!

The gala/ball was splendiferous! My congratulations go out once again to all the award winners, you totally rocked it! I’m still reeling from all the fun and information packed into the industry event on Sunday. And it was amazing meeting all manner of readers and friends, many of whom I knew from Facebook or Twitter but hadn’t hitherto met face-to-face: JB Johnston, Carol Wright, Heidi Bartlett, Kiru Taye, Talli Roland, Manda Ward, Glynis, Sheryl Browne, Les Moriarty, Pete Cook, Linn Halton, Mandy Baggot, Fi Harper, Kate Allen, Cat, Jane Lovering, Terri Nixon, Lyn, Caroline… the list goes on and on!

If you missed it this year, I’d thoroughly recommend you check out this fabulous event next year and: I’ll see you there!

Ready for Doors Open!

Ready for Doors Open!

Two happy authors: Nicky and Lyn!

Two happy authors: Nicky and Lyn!

JB!!!!!

JB!!!!!

Manda Ward, so nice to meet you!

Manda Ward, so nice to meet you!

JB and Sheryl at the end of Sunday's industry event... we can't believe it's time to go home already!

JB and Sheryl at the end of Sunday’s industry event… we can’t believe it’s time to go home already!

It’s My Life! And I’m loving it!
How was your week?

Alert! Festive Radio Special and Giveaway to celebrate Spirits of Christmas!

Last Friday saw the release of my little festive novella, Spirits of Christmas. You know me, I’m a party girl ~ I like extended jollifications and outrageous festivities! Naturally, there’ll be a proper party for the release of Spirits of Christmas, and you are most cordially invited! Read on for the details of my festive fun extravaganza this coming Wednesday (6 November) AND for the giveaway which could mean you could lay your hands on a signed paperback copy of Spirits of Christmas or one of the best Christmas rock’n’roll albums ever. Hooray!

Festive Fun in honour of  “Spirits of Christmas”  on Siren 107.3 FM:
Wednesday, 6 November,
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. GMT

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Tune in to Siren 107.3 FM ‘on air’ or listen  ONLINE for this fabulously special festive show. We’ll be talking to a host of regular contributors, we’ll be sharing favourite Christmas traditions, recipes and rock songs, and we’ll have three very special phone in guests indeed:

JB Johnston from

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Kelly Findlay from

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Sharon Goodwin from

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You can’t miss this ~ Tune In!! But there’s more:

THE GIVEAWAY:
TWO SIGNED PAPERBACKS AND ONE ROCKING CHRISTMAS ALBUM UP FOR GRABS!

You could win one of two signed paperback copies complete with dedication to you!

You could win one of two signed paperback copies complete with dedication to you!

Or you could win this fabulous brand new compilation of Christmas rock and pop songs ~ in CD *or* MP3 download format! :-)

Or you could win once copy of this fabulous brand new compilation of Christmas rock and pop songs ~ in CD *or* Amazon MP3 download format! 🙂

How’s that for getting into the festive spirit?

Here’s how to enter:

Standard Entry

 Submit the name of your favourite Christmas song ever (rock, pop, classic or Carol) or tell me about your most cherished Christmas tradition. Simply submit your entry via this form:

Bonus Entries!!

If you want to enter more than once, here are a few other ways you could enter.

Twitter Entry: Share this tweet to be entered in the competition. One tweet equals one entry and you can enter as many times as you like!

On Air party for SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS by @WellsNicky on @sirenfm 6 Nov 5-7pm GMT: #WIN #paperback or #Xmas #Album http://wp.me/p1HzVM-1l6

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Share your review of Spirits of Christmas ~ if you have recently reviewed Spirits of Christmas on Amazon or Goodreads, simply send me a link to your review via the entry submissions form above! 🙂

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Leave a blog post comment ~ in addition to your standard entry, you could also leave a blog post comment about your favourite Xmas tune or tradition. 🙂

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The Small Print : This giveaway is open from NOW until 3 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 6 November. Entrants must be aged 18 or over. Giveaway is open internationally. Winners will be announced on the show.

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GOOD LUCK ~ I look forward to hearing all your lovely choices! 🙂

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Haven’t got your copy of Spirits of Christmas yet? Find it here:

Amazon.co.uk Kindle | Amazon.co.uk Paperback
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Feeling Festive! Spirits of Christmas ~ A Rock’n’Roll Christmas Carol

Ho, Ho, Ho!

1 November heralds the start of the Christmas season in my house. From this day, I’m allowed to put on the Christmas rock songs and crank the stereo up loud. So I can’t think of a better day to bring you this, at last. My special mini surprise project, the one I’ve been promising you since…ooooh… May. Out today in Kindle and paperback editions via Amazon. I simply cannot tell you how excited I am about this, my third publication this year!! Give yourself up to a bit of festive fun with…

Spirits of Christmas
~ A Rock’n’Roll Christmas Carol!

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There. I bet it all makes sense now… #rock #romance #ghosts #novella… the only clue I left out was #Christmas! Here’s the blurb:

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.

This novella is out NOW. Yes, right now!
Only £1.53 or $2.99 on Kindle, and £4.00 or $6.00 in paperback**:

Amazon.co.uk Kindle | Amazon.co.uk Paperback
Amazon.com Kindle | Amazon.com Paperback

**In fact, at this precise moment in time, Amazon has very kindly, and without my influence, discounted the paperbacks slightly, so they’re even cheaper than advertised here!! No idea how long this will last, so check it out while you can. 🙂

Why?

Well, you already know I love rock music and romance. If you’ve been hanging out around this blog for a while, you’ll also know I love the Christmas season. Writing something to combine all three was a bit of an inevitability, really!

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!

The Season of Cheer and Goodwill Starts Right Here!

As always, I am stunned, overwhelmed, honoured and humbled by the support I am receiving from the wonderful friends I have made during my authorly journey to date. I am proud to know each and every one of these bloggers, fellow authors, and reviewers, and their unwavering support and tireless enthusiasm mean the world. I know it’s a cliché, but it really does mean the world to me.

This is the place where I say THANK YOU to everyone who will be putting me and The Spirits of Christmas up on their blogs to help spread the joy, whether by review or promo post, or both. YOU ROCK, ladies and gentlemen!

November Journey

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December Journey

Thanks to all these amazing people, The Spirits of Christmas will travel all over the world. How amazing is that?

Feel Like Spreading the Joy?
Help Me on My Quest for
Christmas Number 1!

Wouldn’t it be great if this little novella made Number 1? Then YOU would know a number-one bestselling author!! And… making Number 1 is Jude’s dream as well, after all! LOL!

If you’re just as excited as me, and if you have a moment to spare, there are a couple of ways in which you could spread the joy and help this novella on its journey. You could share a tweet with your friends, for example:

Get into #XmasSpirits with a rocking carol~SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS by @WellsNicky OUT NOW! http://ow.ly/qhi3G #rock #romance #ghost #kindle

Or you could simply tweet me during the day, using hashtage #XmasSpirits. Or you could shout about the Spirits of Christmas on Facebook, if you like:

Hey, check this out! A rock’n’roll Christmas novella by Nicky Wells, out today! http://www.amazon.com/Spirits-Christmas-Nicky-Wells-ebook/dp/B00G9GNAP6/

There are lots of things you could do, and whatever it is, just know this: I’ll really appreciate your help, every last little tiny bit of it!

Mwah! Thank you so much!

Wishing You All The Best For the Festive Season:
Rock On and Read On!

Ho, Ho, Ho!