Thursday, November 13, 2014

**Blog Tour Review ~ Fairy Tale in New York ~ Nicky Wells**

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Nicky Wells' Fairy Tale in New York! My stop includes all the details on the book, and my review.

Fairy Tale in New York
Release Date: November 10, 2014
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 4 Bookworms

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: Amazon UK | Amazon

****Stop press!! To celebrate the launch of Fairy Tale of New York, Nicky Wells is offering her previous Christmas novella, Spirits of Christmas, completely FREE on Kindle from 8 November until 12 November! And that’s not all! Fallen for Rock will be only £0.99/$0.99 from 10 November until 16 November. Go on, treat yourself!****

Fairy Tale in New York was a fairy tale - truly. It was sweet and magical...the perfect read to fill you with the holiday spirit!

I was thrilled to rejoin Jude and Carrie, whom I'd met in Spirits of Christmas, along with their baby, Maya. I'd been hoping Ms. Wells would continue their story and I'm thrilled she did.

When I first met Jude, he was learning the error of his ways. Now, just finishing a successful tour with his band, the Blood Roses, he and his girlfriend, Carrie, find themselves in New York waiting to go home for the holidays. Only while there, they find themselves in a position to offer a kind gesture to a stranger in need. It seems good fortune in that the stranger, a Mr. Whyte, has accommodations for them for the night. However, the next day, Christmas Eve, Mother Nature throws a monkey wrench into the plans with a snow storm that effectively shuts down New York.

What happens next, over the course, of two days, is heartwarming, fateful, and will renew your faith in humanity. The kindness and generosity shown to Jude, Carrie, and Maya, is endearing. And that Jude is humble enough to take it, and pay it forward, as it were, was lovely.

Fairy Tale in New York was such a charming read. It was uplifting and definitely put some holiday spirit in my soul.

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!

Nicky’s books: Sophie’s Turn | Sophie’s Run | Sophie’s Encore | Spirits of Christmas | Fallen for Rock | Fairy Tale in New York

Join Nicky: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Romantic Novelists’ Association | Sapphire Star PublishingAmazon | Goodreads | Pinterest | Google+

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.


  1. I'm not quite ready to be filled with Christmas spirit, although it snowed last night, and STAYED, so I'm getting there. LOL I'll add this one, the free novella, and Fallen For Rock to my holiday reading list for when I need to ignore my in-laws. This story sounds cute; I would have associated fairy tales with New York, but it seems to work for Nicky Wells!

  2. Fairy Tale in New York sounds positively yummy, Brandee! You know I love rockstars, and when they have a soft side, and love their family, it's even better. I will certainly get my hand on the freebie. *sighs* My kindle will soon burst, you know - with all the unread books I have on it.
    I'm glad the road wasn't too bad yesterday, even if it took you a long time to get to work. I hope you're enjoying that fireplace and some good stories today! Have a terrific Thursday. *BIG HUGS*

  3. One day I will get the chance to visit NYC and I prefer it during the colder seasons, experience it a la Serendipity

  4. Hi Braine, lovely to hear from you, and I really hope you get a Fairy Tale visit to NYC soon. Rock on! XX

  5. Hi Lexxie, ooooh we have that in common. I LOVE my rock stars. Always have done, always will, that's why I write about them. Golden-voice bad boys with a magical stage presence and a secret soft heart... Unfortunately, the free period for Spirits of Christmas has just closed---I'm so sorry about that! But both stories are novellas and I think you'll find they won't even cost as much as a cuppa from Starbucks. Happy reading if you do pick one or both up, and I'd love to hear what you think! XXX

  6. Carmel, you have snow? I am sooooo jealous! We never get enough of the white stuff here in the UK, which is why I went all out on the snowstorm in NYC. I sincerely hope my novels will help you get the breathing space you need when the in-laws get too much (weird, how that happens, right)? Sadly the free period for Spirits of Christmas has just come to an end, but I think--I hope--you won't it won't break the bank even at normal price. Happy reading if you do pick up a copy, and all the best for a happy Christmas season when you're ready for it. XX

  7. Brandee, I am so, so, SO happy that you enjoyed my Fairy Tale. I really wanted to spread some seasonal joy, and it looks like I accomplished my mission. Do you know, I want to send you a huge big thanks for all your support on my authorly journey so far. That's six books now, and you've been with me right from the beginning. I'm so honoured and humbled. Thank you for everything. Here's wishing you and your readers a fabulous and bright run-up to Christmas... and keep on rocking! XX :-) Loveya!

  8. Oh this reminds me of a Macomber Christmas book. I am such a sucker for Holiday reads. I think I would like to read book one first and will add it to my list. fantastic review Brandee

  9. LOL, Nicky, Brandee actually told me yesterday I had to hurry up, so I already god it... I'm so bad when it comes to one-clicking :)

  10. Oooh I love you being bad! LOL! Keep on clicking, and happy reading, Lexxie! X

  11. Hi Kimba, I'm such a sucker for Christmas--which is why I couldn't help write these books! I'd love for you tor read them, and I'd definitely love to hear if you agree with Brandee's review! LOL! Happy reading and all best wishes for a fabulous Christmas season. Rock on!

  12. I hope you enjoy it as well, Kimba! Spirits of Christmas was such a fun spin on Dickens' classic tale. Thanks for dropping by!

  13. Thanks for sharing your Fairy Tale, Nicky! You definitely accomplished your goal of spreading some holiday cheer! I'm thrilled to have been with you along your authorly journey! I've enjoyed the ride! <3 <3

  14. Me too, Braine. :) I love Serendipity! ;)

  15. I think you'll really enjoy meeting Jude, Lex. And our kindles will probably explode at the same time. :)

    I did enjoy my kindle and the fire on Thursday. Friday, I had a day of driving...and Saturday...and Sunday. *sigh* Kids... LOL **BIG HUGS**

  16. *haha* I know Carmel - I'm not usually ready at this point either. I have my one of my daughters' birthdays to get past before I typically start thinking about Christmas. BUT this novella sure infused me with the spirit. And that's a good thing since I work retail during the holidays. :) (btw, I love that you're gonna read when you need to ignore your in-laws!)

  17. Ever since Halloween ended, I've been collecting holiday reads on my Kindle and am gonna have a marathon, lol. This sounds like such a beautiful story - I must read it! Thanks for putting it on my radar, Brandee! Hope you and your family are doing well and staying warm. <3

  18. I swear you had me at BAND! You know I love those reads! I am glad to see you thought this was a sweet read. It would be nice to see the family together like this.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  19. Hi Naomi! Ah, a kindred spirit. I love my rock stars!! Although this book is less about a rock star on tour than about a rock star on holiday, LOL. And yes, I thought I'd bring the family together! I had a go at a rock-star-esque family in one of my earlier books and it was well received. This one... well, let's just say I let my hair down. Happy reading if you pick up a copy!! I'd love to hear what you think. Keep on rocking, Naomi!

  20. Hi Jennifer, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I really went all out on the Christmas goodwill and good cheer in this story because Christmas is my most favourite time of the year. I hope you and your family are doing well and staying warm too... and happy reading if you delve into the Fairy Tale! :-) XX

  21. I one-clicked and bought a copy that day, so I'll definitely be reading this and leaving a review. :D Christmas is my favorite time of year, too. I love snuggling up with my kids and watching Christmas cartoons and reading Christmas stories with hot chocolate. Hope you're doing well, too! :D

  22. Woohooo so happy to hear that, Jennifer! Love the hot chocolate, kids and stories combo too. Enjoy, and have a wonderful Christmas season. XX

  23. I think you'll really love it, Jennifer. It's heartwarming!

  24. It was really sweet, Naomi. Makes you remember there's still some good in humanity. LOL


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