Jingle Spells Short Story Collection

Posted November 20, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

Jingle Spells Short Story CollectionJingle Spells by Andrea Laurence, Kira Sinclair, Rhonda Nelson, Vicki Lewis Thompson
Format: eARC
Published by Harlequin Source: Netgalley
Genres: Christmas, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
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To protect Christmas, this family of wizards will have to use a whole different kind of magic…

Part of the Winter clan, the Evergreen family is considered magical nobility. While Evergreen Industries in picturesque Gingerbread, Colorado, might look like an ordinary office building, this is where the magic of Christmas unfolds. Above Santa's workshop, the Evergreens hold court, manage Christmas and, sometimes against their will and better judgment, fall in love. When it comes to love, the Evergreens know that sometimes you have to play a little naughty to get exactly what—or who—you want from Santa. Celebrate the holidays with Evergreen siblings Cole, Ethan, Dash and Belle in this enchanting collection from New York Times bestselling authors Vicki Lewis Thompson and Rhonda Nelson, Kira Sinclair and Andrea Laurence.

I adore Christmas, and I have been totally loving reading all the new Christmas romances that have come out this year, but I have to admit that this is my first real paranormal Christmas book. And I adored it. It was so much better then I could have ever expected. I have heard of most of these authors before, so I had faith that this was going to be a good read, and I’m glad I picked it up. This collection of stories all takes place in the same world, and each author tackled the romance on one sibling in a family of wizards who are basically responsible for Christmas and all that goes with it.

Naughty or Nice? by Vicki Lewis Thompson

So this is about Cole, CEO of Evergreen Industries (the cover operation for the wizard family) and his college girlfriend Taryn. Taryn it seems is a hacker and she hacks into the Evergreen database, so Cole hires her to fix the holes in his system. Of course Taryn and Cole have a lot of unresolved history, and Tayrn is determined to get the answers to the questions that she’s been carrying around for years. I love second chances romances, and this one was definitely hot and steamy.

She’s a Mean One by Rhonda Nelson

This story is about Ethan and Lark. Ethan is in charge of keeping Christmas spirit alive, which basically fuels the family’s ability to do Christmas magic. Only this year, it’s exceptionally difficult, Lark has written a book called the Christmas Lie, and basically it’s catching on and killing Christmas spirit. Ethan is desperate when she books a major network interview, so he basically cons her into coming back to Gingerbread. I really loved Ethan, Lark wasn’t my favorite character, but she makes a really awesome evolution throughout the story.

His First Noelle by Kira Sinclair

Which brings up to Dash and Noelle. Dash works at the company like the rest of his siblings, and Noelle is head of security now that her father is recovering from a heart issue. The tricky bit is that the two of them used to be married and it ended when she left to join the CIA. Again I love second chance romances. I really love when it’s second chance for people who used to be married. These two still had chemistry and you could tell they still loved each other. Noelle has serious insecurity issues, and Dash and Noelle both have serious issues with communications, but watching them work through them was great.

Silver Belle by Andrea Laurence 

This one was without a doubt my favorite. It’s got little sister Belle’s secret romance with Nick, Santa in the middle of a mid-life crisis, and a frantic dash to make everything work on a limited timeline. Belle is kind of awesome, I love that she’s a little bit different then her family, only drinking coffee as opposed to hot chocolate, just little things like that. And Nick is really hot, but he’s also seems to be searching for a purpose in life. Not only that but he seems to want more from his relationship from Belle, who seems to want to keep things on the down-low. I love watching these two people come together, under the Christmas umbrella, also I loved the who rogue Santa elements. Super cute.

I think this whole group of stories is super cute, a great, fun read, and I loved that these authors got together and created this universe. I love the mix of urban fantasy and Christmas, if you love urban fantasy you should totally check it out.

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About Andrea Laurence

Andrea Laurence has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to finally be able to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with the world. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she’s working on her own “happily ever after” with her boyfriend and their collection of animals including a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody’s business.

About Kira Sinclair

Kira Sinclair is an award-winning author who writes powerful, passionate and sinfully seductive romances. Double winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award, her first foray into writing fiction was for a high school English assignment. Nothing could dampen her enthusiasm…not even being forced to read the love story aloud to the class. Although it definitely made her blush. Writing about striking, sexy men and passionate, determined women has always excited her. She lives out her own happily ever after with her amazing husband, their two beautiful daughters and a menagerie of animals on a small farm in North Alabama.

About Vicki Lewis Thompson

New York Times and USA Today bestseller Vicki Lewis Thompson believes love makes the world go around and laughter makes the trip worth taking. The recipient of RWA’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award and the author of more than ninety books, Vicki pioneered a new kind of romance hero with Nerd in Shining Armor. Following the success of her nerd stories, Vicki launched a boisterous paranormal series featuring a matchmaking witch and wizard, an ADD dragon named George, and a black cat inspired by her own precocious feline, Eve.

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