A Stella Review: Two Ruined Christmas Eves by Chris McHart

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RATING 3,25 out of 5 stars

two-ruined-christmas-evesIt’s Christmas Eve, and folk music star Jonas is on his way to the most important gig of his career, the Volksmusik Stadl. Well, he would be if heavy snowfall hadn’t stopped him on the highway.
Fritz has to accompany his grandparents to the biggest folk music event in southern Germany, the worst punishment for a metal fan, especially on Christmas Eve.
When these two men meet at the concert after-party, sparks fly. Will this Christmas Eve be something special after all?

Two Ruined Christmas Eves was the first story I read by Chris McHart and I have to say I was pleasurable surprised. I love Christmas books, shorts as this one (just 31 pages) or longer ones.  The blurb tells you pretty much everything apart that this short was really cute, it was simple and light especially in the way Jonas and Fritz liked each other at first sight and acted on their attraction with no drama and an easiness hard to find around. And this made the book no less real than others. Of course I would have liked a little more development in the MCs relationship but  being so short it was an okay read. And what I love the most was the epilogue, the author did great with it, showing me the couple one Christmas later. Overall a pretty satisfing reading.

The cover art by Chris McHart is very nice and it fits the short perfectly.

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BOOK DETAILS

ebook, 31 pages

Published November 30th 2015 by Rawmance Publishing

ASIN B018R38KQW

Edition Language English

A Reader Special from Chris McHart! Two Ruined Christmas Eves by Chris McHart (guest blog, playlist, and giveaway)

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Two Ruined Christmas Eves by Chris McHart

Release Date: November 30th 2015

Chris McHart has a special for our readers today.  A playlist for Two Ruined Christmas Eves!

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My playlist for writing Two Ruined Christmas Eves

You thought I would give you now the most famous German folk music songs, right? Sorry to disappoint. I actually love to listen to rock and metal, so my playlist was the following:

Metallica—Everything From Nothing Else Matters to Enter Sandman

Greenday

Nirvana

Coldplay

Linkin Park

And, most of the time: Queen. The most awesome band on earth. I could listen to Freddy all day. Okay, I do listen to him all day… well, in any case, most of the time I’m writing to Queen. For Two Ruined Christmas Eves was my favorite- can you guess it? Yes. The Show Must Go On. What else?

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BLURB

It’s Christmas Eve, and folk music star Jonas is on his way to the most important gig of his career, the Volksmusik Stadl. Well, he would be if heavy snowfall hadn’t stopped him on the highway.

Fritz has to accompany his grandparents to the biggest folk music event in southern Germany, the worst punishment for a metal fan, especially on Christmas Eve.

When these two men meet at the concert after-party, sparks fly. Will this Christmas Eve be something special after all?

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Genre: Holiday, mm romance, short story

EXCERPT

Lights flashed at the stage, and a man in a dark suit stepped under the spot they created.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, we’ll go on air in 60 seconds. Before I wish you all a great evening here at the Volksmusik Stadl, I have an announcement. Jonas Goldbaum couldn’t make it. He is presumably stuck in traffic, but we haven’t been able to reach him. Please excuse that he won’t be singing today.”

The man nodded to the camera. “And we’ll go live in three… two… one… Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to this very special Christmas edition of the most famous folk music event in German TV. I’m so happy to welcome you all, and of course, you at home on the TV, to this show. I hope you all have a wonderful evening with our stars. I wish you all a Merry Christmas!”

The curtain opened, and the first tones sounded. A female singer raised her voice over the guitar.

“I’m standing outside, watching you go, My heart bleeds, my soul is lost, without you…” Why didn’t anyone have mercy on him? Fritz clenched his teeth and tried— unsuccessfully— to tune her out. Ignoring the high notes was impossible. This was going to be a long evening. It was even more awful than he’d anticipated. It was horrible. All these smiling faces, the happy or heartbreak songs, the cameras flashing over the crowd, and he in the middle of it wishing desperately he wasn’t there.

Fritz took another sip, imagining it was a beer or something stronger.

Two and a fucking half hours later, the moderator finally told them they were done. Finally! Okay, he wished them all a great evening, and how much fun he had, and yada yada yada, but Fritz tuned him out as well, after he’d heard it was over. Now he just had to make it through the after-show party. This was the worst Christmas Eve ever.

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About the Author

I’m a writer of M/M romance and M/M erotic romance from Germany.

I’ve always had stories in my head, but a while ago I allowed them to get out and on paper. Looks like it has been a good decision, although the more stories I write, the more I have in my head. Maybe I’ll have all of them out someday, and there’ll be nothing more to write, but for the next years, I don’t see that coming.

When I’m not writing, I spend time with my family (I have the best husband EVER) and try to keep all my animals happy. I also enjoy gardening and cooking, although I’m still looking for someone to clean up afterwards. And, of course, I love reading, whenever I have a quiet moment.

Writing and reading is my break from everyday stress and I hope you join me!

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