Title: Four Alternative Christmas Presents (Sleigh Ride-2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: Tam Macneil (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 30th 2015- 24 pages
It’s Christmas Eve, and newly minted superhero Matt AKA “Strong Man” is in the middle of taking down one of Central City’s most notorious criminals, the mesmerist and villain Dr. Destructo. It’s Matt’s first mission, and he’s working with his idol and secret crush, Jake X-Ray. He doesn’t want anything to go wrong.
Unfortunately for him, everything goes wrong. Soon Matt finds himself racing through alternative presents, trying to capture Dr. Destructo and trying to figure out why all the Matts in these other scenarios have the one thing he really wants—a relationship with Jake.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.
This books was surprising good even though I not really into superheroes. It does make for an unusual Christmas story. There was a lot of mishap in this book reach made it very enjoyable. I loved Matt but just could seem to get into Jake. It was a fast paced story but I’m still not sure about the whole of this book. I never seem to have a problem with paranormal being believable but superheroes like this one I just could find it in me to believe.
Tam MacNeil grew up in the Rocky Mountains and moved out west to go to university, and there she stayed. She has now lived and worked on Vancouver Island for fifteen years and, by some definitions, is even considered a local now.
She still misses the sparkling, snowy winters of the mountains, but living in a temperate rainforest has its perks. In the summer you can find her either camping or hiking. If she’s not out there, try looking at the beach. She might be out there listening to audiobooks, scouring the shore for beach glass, and trying to fill her year’s quota of vitamin D by acting like a lizard whenever the sun comes out.
In the rainy season (substantially longer than the sunny season), she writes, reads, drinks far too much coffee, bakes, and cooks, and works hard to maintain an addiction to pop culture, social media, and cartoons. She also writes contemporary romance under the name T. Neilson.