It’s day 9 of the giveaway! How can it have gone so quick? Today’s book is Clare London’s Nice and Snow (With a Kick), a little Christmassy sequel to A Twist and Two Balls. Here’s the blurb:
Nuri’s expecting a quiet Christmas, driving his cab, doing some studying, enjoying good food and drink – and devoting some serious loving to boyfriend Eduardo. Occasionally he misses his homeland of Turkey, but he’s content to share the London celebrations with Eddy.
But what with Eddy’s distress over his new role at the local comedy club, interference in their love life from Nuri’s irrepressible brothers, a disturbing number of costumed Santas on the street, the dangerous slush on the roads, and then the portly, bearded man dressed in red, in need of an urgent cab ride…
It doesn’t look like things will be that quiet after all!
This is a really fun little story featuring one of my favourite Christmas staples: the could-he-be-real? Santa figure. The story starts off in contemporary, multicultural London with happy and very together couple, Nuri and Eddy. It’s all very everyday to start with, but the closer we get to Christmas, little oddities begin to appear, then increase in frequency, culminating in a car journey with an old man who might just be Santa. There’s a lovely sprinkling of magic, a briefly lovely detour via Turkey (complete with due acknowledgment of St Nick’s Turkish roots) and, at the end, a little amplification up of our heroes pre-existing happy ending, as befits a Christmas story. All in all, cute, fun and very feel-good.
You can win a copy of Nice and Snow by leaving a comment about what your favourite wintry mode of transport. The winner will be decided at 8pm on 11th December 2015. If you can’t wait till then, you can buy the book at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or ARe. Other places too, no doubt. 🙂
Keep coming back till the 12th for more holiday giveaway goodness!
Clare London took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant.
She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters.
Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter three stage and plenty of other projects in mind… she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home.
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THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY IS JENF27 – CONGRATULATIONS!
11 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas Stories Giveaway – Day 9”
Train is my favourite mode of transport, whether in winter or summer (not enough snow in my place to consider sleighs or snowbikes, or even ice skates…. I think the train is comfortable and somehow romantic. I’ve always met interesting people when I make long trips by train 😉
I’ve always wanted to take a horse drawn sleigh through the snow. But my favorite way to travel in snow is downhill skiing.
We don’t get snow where I live, but I think horse drawn sleighs are fun and romantic. Try to do a ride whenever I am somewhere it is available.
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I’m thrilled to be at Joanna Chambers’ blog today with my Christmas With A Kick tale 🙂
My favourite wintry mode of transport is the car but I’d love to go on a sleigh ride but here in UK we rarely have snow near Christmas.
I live in a desert, so sadly I do not have anything but a car during the winter. HOWEVER, I love ice skating (which I do in indoor rinks), so ice skates will be my imaginary winter transport. 🙂
A sled pulled by a team of huskies, with me wrapped up and the team been mushed by a Canadian Mountie 😀
since winters in my part of Australia aren’t much different to some places summer…a car is sufficient lol
I love these answers. Like Susana, I’ve always loved trains, but a sleigh sounds very romantic.