Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Happy Release Day!!! eARC Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Magic & Mistletoe by Annabelle Jacobs

Author Name: Annabelle Jacobs

Book Name: Magic & Mistletoe

Release Date: November 30, 2015

Publisher: Annabelle Jacobs
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Pages or Words: 40,000 words Categories: Contemporary, Humor, M/M Romance

Christmas is Harry’s favourite time of the year, but it looks like he’ll be spending it alone. When it comes to the men he fancies, his luck is non-existent. Harry’s nerves always get the better of him—especially when he tries to talk to Andrew, the hot guy downstairs.
Everything changes when Harry meets a mysterious girl in the woods who professes to be a witch. He dismisses her claims, but when odd things start happening to him, he has to reconsider.
Andrew was attracted to Harry from the start, but their awkward encounters put him off. All goes well until Harry opens his mouth—and ruins it with his stupidity and silly comments. When Harry suddenly becomes more relaxed and they have a proper conversation, Andrew realises his first impression was wrong. As the days count down to December 25, they get swept up in the Christmas spirit and their relationship moves faster than either expected.
A little winter magic might have been the push they needed, but Harry worries that when it wears off, he’ll no longer be the man Andrew wants. 

Harry didn’t need to look behind him to have his suspicions confirmed. The smug expression on Jason’s face said it all. “I hate you,” he whispered.
Jason kicked his shin. “Sit up, smile, and look happy to see him.”
Two minutes later, Andrew was pulling up a chair and setting his drink on the table.
Harry looked at the red takeaway cup topped with a mountain of whipped cream, and grinned. Instead of blurting out the first thing that came to mind—“Are you really gonna drink that?”—because God only knew what would happen this time to make him stop, Harry paused and took a sip of his coffee.
Andrew darted a glance between Harry and Jason, beginning to look uncomfortable, as though he thought he’d interrupted them.
Harry took a deep breath, then gestured at Andrew’s cup. “Is that one of the Christmas specials?” That wasn’t so hard, was it?
He relaxed a little as Andrew smiled at him and settled back in his chair.
“Yeah, it’s the gingerbread latte. I don’t normally indulge, but it’s bloody freezing out there today, and I fancied something delicious and bad for me.” His gaze caught Harry’s and lingered.
A flare of warmth filled Harry’s chest. This was flirting, right? It wasn’t his imagination.
Then Jason opened his big mouth and ruined the moment, saying, “Yeah, I think Kyle has that effect on a lot of people.”
Harry choked on his mouthful of coffee, just managing to swallow it instead of spraying it over the table. He glared daggers at Jason, who feigned innocence.
Andrew glanced over at the counter, then back at Jason, and laughed, his eyes crinkling at the edges. Harry bit his lip in frustration. Why couldn’t he get Andrew to laugh like that?
“Yeah,” Andrew said, “He’s not bad to look at.” Then his gaze slid back to Harry and his smile softened. “Not my type, though.”
Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

This was not perfection, but I must honestly say: this was truly magical.

Magic & Mistletoe tells of how two men finally found the nerve to ask each other out. Of course, in Harry's case, it had to take magic. For Andrew, it was purely from the gut and heart. 

Q: What was wrong with Harry?

A: Foot in Mouth Syndrome.

Nobody was stricken with this dreaded disease as Harry was and there was nothing anyone could do to help him out. Until one night, a magical night, he and his friends stumble upon an enigmatic character so lovable, I truly want more tales with her involved. She does the mumbo jambo and voila! Harry has a chance at Andrew.

The problem is, Harry is doing so well with his boyfriend, he is beginning to second guess himself. Sure, his disease was in check, but was it all because of magic? And how about Andrew? Was Andrew's attraction and love for him a side-effect of the magical drug?

Read and be enchanted in this truly romantic story by Annabelle Jacobs...

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Read and be enchanted in this truly magical and romantic story from Annabelle Jacobs. It's a read where, from start to finish, you smile it breaks your muscles. You grin so much it turns into a grimace when you reach the end. 

(Does this sound better?)

A definite must holiday read.

Meet the author:
Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with her three rowdy children, and two cats.

An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They're usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.

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1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read this. I love a good festive read.