Title: Nøtteknekkeren (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: Felicitas Ivey (Dreampsinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 30th 2015- 55 pages
Thijs and his older brother, Rik, are spending Christmas Eve at their uncle Yvo’s annual gathering. For Thijs, it’s the first time he’s been there in almost a decade.
Thijs has vague memories of the magical Christmases spent with his uncle. But he doesn’t know if the images in his mind of the enchantment that happened while he waited for Santa are dreams, memories, or the product of years of therapy for an accident he doesn’t remember. He just knows when he stopped visiting Uncle Yvo, the dreams stopped too.
Are his dreams of a prince waiting for him every Christmas Eve just dreams? Tonight might finally be Thijs’s chance to learn the truth.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.
This book was surprising good as I had no idea what to expect as this was a new author for me and the blurb seemed really of the wall. The authors writing style made this a really easy read and all I can say that this book was sweet and cute. The author was able to take characters and make them come alive even with the fairy tale feel of the book. I will definitely be looking for more books by this author.
She knits and cross-stitches avidly, much to the disgust of her cat, Smaugu, who wants her undivided attention. He’s also peeved that she spends so much time writing instead of petting him. She writes urban fantasy and horror of a Lovecraftian nature, monsters beyond space and time that think that humans are the tastiest things in the multiverse.
Felicitas lives in Boston with her beloved husband, known to all as The Husband, and the aforementioned cat, whom the husband swears is a demon, even though it’s his fault that they have the cat. The husband also is worried about Felicitas’s anime habit, her love for J-Pop music, and her extensive collection of Yaoi manga and Gundam Wing doujinshi, which has turned her library into a Very Scary Place for him.