1) Tell me a little bit about you
*takes a bow* I’m Nicky Wells, and I write romance with rock stars because… well, because I suffer from some kind of incurable attraction for golden-voiced bad boys with a magical stage presence and a secret soft heart. When I don’t write, I’m a wife and a mum of two boisterous little boys, and a radio show host at Siren 107.3 FM. I also like to cook, read, and very occasionally knit.
2) What do you love about Christmas?
Ooooh where to start? The lights, the baking, the scents, the Christmas tree, the colours, curling up on the sofa with a roaring fire and a mug of hot chocolate (or mulled wine) while the rain lashes against the window, the games, the carol singing… I am a sucker for Christmas. It’s my absolute favourite time of year.
3) What do you hate about Christmas?
Fumy that you should ask that. There is one thing I hate about Christmas, which is excessive commercialism and a focus on ‘exchanging presents.’ (Does that me it two pet hates, I wonder?). I think opening Santa’s Grottos and stocking Christmas biscuits in August is too early and should be banned by law. November is a good time to start with all that. And I get frustrated when it’s all about the presents—and they have to be bigger, better and more beautiful than the previous year at all cost!—because to me, the spirit of the season gets lost amongst all of that.
4) What is your favourite Christmas book?
The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder. It’s a story written in twenty four chapters, like an advent calendar, and features a magical advent calendar, a lost little girl, and a group of mythical pilgrims (sheep, angels, kings and so on) travelling diagonally through space and time to get back to the moment when Christ was born. It’s really exciting and full of biblical and historical anecdotes. The kids love it too!
5) What is your favourite Christmas song?
By way of traditional carol, that would have to be Angels in the Realms of Glory. By way of rock tunes… probably… ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ by Slade.
6) What was your best Christmas?
I have several, if I may! My first Christmas with my brand new husband. And the kids’ first Christmases were really special too, very emotional and really exciting!
7) What was your best Christmas present?
Oh gosh, that takes me back a while. I’d have to say my best Christmas present was when Santa brought me a fabulous dolls’ house. I loved that dolls house for years and years!
8) What was your worst Christmas present?
There’s no such thing as a bad Christmas present! 🙂
9) Describe your ideal Christmas
Snow. Lots and lots of snow. Preferably to the point of being snowed in. All my family safe and sound at home, with a fridge and freezer stocked full of delicious food. Getting up at leisure and unwrapping presents one by one whilst drinking coffee, then settling down for a fabulous breakfast. Playing games in the afternoon. Venturing out (if possible, given the metres of snow I’ve been wishing for) to church and to go sledding and building snowmen. Sitting down for a feast of all my favourite foods (not necessarily traditional Xmas foods!) by candle light and pulling crackers.
10) What do you want for Christmas this year?
Snow and lots of smiling faces around me!
11) Where can we find you?
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Fairy Tale in New York by Nicky Wells
Also by this author: Fairy Tale in New York, Spirits of Christmas, 7 Years of Bad Sex
Published by Self-Published on 10th November 2014
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Music, Romance
Amazon UK, Amazon US
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.