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The Fascination by Essie Fox #Review #Giveaway

   Today be prepared for a dark, Victorian gothic novel! The Fascination by Essie Fox is published on June 22nd by Orenda . For the chance to win a print copy of The Fascination see the foot of this post for details. Victorian England. A world of rural fairgrounds and glamorous London theatres. A world of dark secrets and deadly obsessions… Twin sisters Keziah and Tilly Lovell are identical in every way, except that Tilly hasn't grown a single inch since she was five. Coerced into promoting their father's quack elixir as they tour the country fairgrounds, at the age of fifteen the girls are sold to a mysterious Italian known as ‘Captain’. Theo is an orphan, raised by his grandfather, Lord Seabrook, a man who has a dark interest in anatomical freaks and other curiosities … particularly the human kind. Resenting his grandson for his mother’s death in childbirth, when Seabrook remarries and a new heir is produced, Theo is forced to leave home without a penny to his

Him with the Beard by Pernille Meldgaard Pedersen ** Blog Blitz Review & Giveaway**

 Today we have a super, festive short story, Him with the Beard by Pernice Meldgaard Pederson. There is a Cosy Christmas Pack to win in an International Giveaway. Details on how to enter are at the foot of the post. 

Do you remember that moment you stopped believing in Santa Claus?

When nine-year-old Mille suddenly no longer believes in Santa Claus, it turns the house upside down. 

Her mother, Stella, is in a pickle as the hunt to find Santa Claus unearths some family secrets. 

Christmas is at risk! 

And there’s only one person who can save it.

My Thoughts
This quick read has a lovely festive feel. Inviting the reader to remember when they stopped believing in Father Christmas, it shows you the effect memories can have on impressionable minds. Full of the lunacy of the last few days before Christmas, it conjures up feelings of friendship and family love and consideration for others. 

    Invited to discover the real meaning behind the Father Christmas tale, you certainly question what is the harm in believing in the seemingly impossible. This short story will wrap you up with warm Christmas feelings- well worth a read.

In short: A short festive tale to gladden the heart.
About the Author

Pernille was born in 1988 and loves that she was born in the decade with the tallest hair, the most
colourful clothes, and the best music. 

Her imagination never stands still, and it’s often expressed in words and pictures. 

She wrote her first story when she was six years old. It was about the cat she unfortunately never got but wished for more than anything. 

She loves autumn and Christmas and believes in elves. 

From day to day she is a knight in training, an animator, and a secret agent – she has saved the world a few times by now.

She’s also a professional daydreamer. 

She thinks the recipe for a good book is the same as the one for having a good life – a sense of kinship, humour, love, and that one thing that gives you a daily smile. 

Vestercity is a fictional city based on her upbringing near the city of Herning in Denmark.

You can follow Pernice here: Twitter   |  Facebook  |  Instagram 
                                            |  Website

Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US   |  Kobo   |  iTunes UK 
                                                                                   |  iTunes US 

 Thanks to Pernille and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the short story and a place on the event.


Giveaway ( International)

Win A Cosy Christmas Pack - with One Jim Shore Santa Claus Ornament, Santa Claus Marshmallows, A Chocolate Advent Calendar, A Pretty Christmas Storage Box and finally, A Signed Copy of my book Him With The Beard.

Open internationally. 

To enter, just follow the link below and good luck!

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