Jingle Spells

Jingle Spells[PDF / Epub] ☉ Jingle Spells ❤ Vicki Lewis Thompson – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk To protect Christmas this family of wizards will have to use a whole different kind of magic Part of the Winter clan the Evergreen family is considered magical nobility While Evergreen Industries in To protect Christmas this family of wizards will have to use a whole different kind of magic Part of the Winter clan the Evergreen family is considered magical nobility While Evergreen Industries in picturesue Gingerbread Colorado might look like an ordinary office building this is where the magic of Christmas unfolds Above Santa's workshop the Evergreens hold court manage Christmas and sometimes against their will and better judgment fall in love When it comes to love the Evergreens know that sometimes you have to play a little naughty to get exactly whator whoyou want from Santa Celebrate the holidays with Evergreen siblings Cole Ethan Dash and Belle in this enchanting collection from New York Times bestselling authors Vicki Lewis Thompson and Rhonda Nelson Kira Sinclair and Andrea Laurence. Nice collection of holiday stories Average rating of all 35 Rounded up since no 12 stars allowedNaughty or Nice 4Cole and Taryn's story It was refreshing to see a woman as the computer guru I liked her intelligence They were a couple in college when Cole suddenly dropped out and left She's been left hanging for 10 years bit of a long time to be hung up on someone Luckily he was as well She hacks into his computer system and the rest is historyShe's a Mean One 3Ethan and Lark's story Still didn't find out her first name Lark is her middle Ethan asked and she wouldn't tell him I thought it might be brought up later but no Huh Lark can see the magick of Christmas She and her family thought she was crazy She's been anti Christmas ever since view spoilerA few elements I didn't like the special cocoa how much of her reversal was truly herand kidnapping something Ethan never fesses up to lowered the rating hide spoiler Jingle Spells is a compilation of four novellas revolving around the Evergreen family finding love while making sure Christmas goes off without a hitch The novellas included are1 Naughty or Nice 55 Stars2 She's a Mean One 55 Stars3 His First Noelle 55 Stars4 Silver Belle 55 StarsThe Only problem I really had with these stories is that they seemed to be wrapped up too uickly I believe the stories really would have benefited if they had been stretched out just a few chaptersSiren's Treasure is the second part of this collection and consists of a full length novel My Rating 45 Stars 4 stories 4 authors 1 spellbinding ChristmasGingerbread ColoradoEvergreen Industries office building with 5 story basement for elves and sleighs and gift family home on Mistletoe Mountain with 6 wings – but looks like a small cabin from the outside; Nutcracker Inn – charming and for those who have be separate from magic; Cup of Cheer – only coffee selling joint in Gingerbread cocoa is the drink of choice; Cole Evergreen CEO of Evergreen; oldest sonbrother; big responsibilities; Tech in college where he hooked up with Taryn – who was even brilliant then he; they were friends then then friends and he left at Christmas without a word never to return – for her best interest Taryn Harper computer expert; 8 years have passed she hasn’t forgotten Cole now does computer security and hacks into Evergreen Industries and leaves him a message to contact her and she’ll block his weaknesses when he takes her up on it and she sees him again she decides she’s going to figure out why he left her and to fix it so that they can be togetherThough the ever present ‘forget’ hot cocoa is handy Taryn explores on her own sneaking Belle’s security card and discovers the sleigh and elves and magic and embraces it all – taking Cole as her husband and the security tech position with Evergreen Industries;Ethan Evergreen in charge of Christmas cheer – a necessary component to keep Christmas magic alive; he is following Lark debating her on talk shows trying to minimize the damage her book is doing;Lark DeWynter author of “The Christmas Lie”; Ethan’s nemesis; though human she is a rare one who can see magic and as a child she spoke with Santa and saw the glass ornament snowman twinkle causing her parents distress and banning Christmas from their home and putting her in therapy; Psychologist who wrote a book that said lying to children was harmful to them;When she gets a spot on the ‘Oprah’ like talk show Ethan decides to kidnap her and bring her to Gingerbread – at the very least to prevent her from going on the show but hopefully to enchant her; and they spend a lot of time together and she puts things together and when she goes to confront him she overhears him talking with his siblings defending her and she sneaks out flies back to New York – for the talk show and though he apparated to her he doesn’t stop her and she tells the hostess that truth is important but so is imagination and she invites Ethan on stage ahhhDash Evergreen 3rd brotherson; in charge of the sleigh and packaging and creation of glass ornaments with a dash of magic; he has been highly sensitive since Noelle’s return – though managing to avoid her most of the time; they were married for almost a year – and though the sex was great the rest of the time not so great – they both made big mistakes in communication and he spent and time away from her in his workshop;Noelle Frost father winter clan mother summer clan; she has a mix of both magics but always felt the misfit and worked hard to suppress the summer magic hence making her magic unreliable; now temporary head of security in stead of her father who was recovering from a heart attack; she left Dash 7 years earlier overhearing him talking with a sibling and thinking he was thinking to dissolve the marriage; she left without a word joined the FBI; Santa Claus has lost weight dyed his hair black and is jogging and driving a Corvette; when he decides to take Corvette instead of sleigh Noelle called upon to magic it to invisibility she tries but changes its color from red to yellow; as they re connect Dash realizes what’s happening and helps her to draw on her summer magic – to successBut when she finds out dad has doctor’s release 2 months ago and Ethan knew about it one day ago she decides to leave but runs into Mrs Claus cries in her arms and Mrs Claus reminds her she is very strong and to go after what she wants which she doesBelle Evergreen youngest; only sister; in charge of HR; finding it hard to date with 3 older brothers she started a flirtation with a fellow coffee drinking customer – and every morning at 10am she leaves work to get a coffee – and head out with Nick to his houseNick St John contractor – he’s worked hard the last 4 years building his business; fell away from his family; happily hooking up with Belle but starting to want a little ;When Santa disappears Belle called to solve it she goes to the magic crystal ball and Nick’s face appears as the next Santa;; she reluctantly brings him into the fold explains he’s been chosen and he is brought around two days later she asks for a yes or a no a no comes with the forgetful cocoa where he’ll forget her also he says yes if she will go on one real date with him she does they have a great time they end up in bed and she realizes she can’t let him do this – so she fires him tricks him into drinking the cocoa and zap he wakes up alone in his own bred and know something isn’t right but not knowing whatIn the meantime they have hours before Christmas run beings and no santa as they debate Dash will drive Noelle will deliver Nick shows up having remembered everything and wanting to be Santa and wanting Noelle sooooo all is right in the worldKris and Merry aka Mr and Mrs Santa Claus As MB paranormal anthologies go I thought this one was surprisingly good all 4 tales here were of a high standard and really dovetailed together nicely following the romantic tales of the 4 Evergreen siblingsThe Evergreen family are wizards witches responsible for Christmas and maintaining Christmas cheer which is such a hectic job they have to make great sacrifices and have little time for loveThe first story follows CEO Cole who gets a shock when his college gf whom he abandoned 10 years ago hacks into his security system Next we have Ethan who falls for his enemy a woman who has written a book called The Christmas LieNext is Dash who has to work side by side with his ex wifeAnd lastly Belle who is in love with a construction worker but finds she has to sacrifice her hear when he is chosen as the next Santa Being shorts the stories are concluded rather abruptly particularly the first one I wanted damn it However I loved the characters the world and the Christmas magic these invoke The writers have done a superb job of working together and the stories flow seamlessly together As Christmas themed romances go I thought this one was great fun Note however that Debbie Herbert is credited on the cover and does not have a story featuring in this anthology Fun feel good stories The best way I can describe this book is that if the Hallmark Movie channel wrote a Christmas book it would be Jingle Spells Whether this is a good or bad thing probably depends on your feelings about Hallmark style holiday movies Do you like uick little stories with lots of cute but not much substance If not this is not the book for you In the right mood I like a cutesy holiday movie which was pretty much how I felt about Jingle SpellsThe book contains four connected novellas each one about one of the Evergreen siblings Cole Ethan Dash and Belle The Evergreens are wizards who live in Gingerbread Colorado and are in charge of Christmas They direct the elves who make the toys manage the human Santa keep the world believing in holiday magic and just generally make Christmas happenThough the stories are all connected and should be read in order each story is complete and traces a couple What did I like The premise is kind of ridiculous of course but for some reason at Christmas that kind of ridiculous seems whimsical than idiotic It was funny to imagine what it would take to organize Christmas The siblings have to deal with HR issues with the elves a Santa Claus going through a midlife crisis public relations situations etc It’s an entertaining premise The sex scenes were on the whole hot and interesting which actually kind of amused me in a book with elves and Christmas cheer Despite the fact that each story is written by a different author I thought the style remained fairly consistent throughout Each sibling did have their own “voice” but I didn’t notice any inconsistencies or jarring changes between each sectionWhile I enjoyed myself the stories are very very light on world building and character development Things that are seemingly a big deal like how if people stop believing in Christmas the magic will die are never explained just mentioned There are supposedly other wizard clans but they don’t seem to interact or have much to do with the winter clan There’s no real explanation for why the Evergreens are in charge of Christmas or how the current set up came to be Each story ends VERY abruptly too In some of the stories notably Cole’s and Ethan’s there are some seemingly huge obstacles preventing the couple from being together but then they’re just dispensed with in a couple pages of exceptionally weak explanation leading into a rushed permanent HEA I was left feeling frustrated that just when the stories were getting good they were over which is often the way I feel about Hallmark style movies incidentallyI really only wanted one or maybe two stories– depth less breadth I’m not sure whose story I would like to see most I was very interested in uber smart logical Cole and would have liked to hear about him but Ethan was a charmer and really adorable Dash was sexy and intense and brought a much needed edge to the book if you can call a guy who makes Christmas ornaments and enchants the magical sleigh “edgy” which you probably should not I definitely thought Belle’s story was the weakest As a character she was kind of melodramatic her hero was forgettable and the plot of that book was a bit too cliche and twee which is saying a lot in a cutesy Christmas book I would have preferred a longer story about any of the brothers rather than a rush through all of them like we get hereI’m glad I read Jingle Spells but like a made for TV holiday movie the Christmas cheer is fun but fleetingGrade 325 out of 5 To read this review and others like it check out my site at wwwhomelovebookscom I adore Christmas and I have been totally loving reading all the new Christmas romances that have come out this year but I have to admit that this is my first real paranormal Christmas book And I adored it It was so much better then I could have ever expected I have heard of most of these authors before so I had faith that this was going to be a good read and I'm glad I picked it up This collection of stories all takes place in the same world and each author tackled the romance on one sibling in a family of wizards who are basically responsible for Christmas and all that goes with it Naughty or Nice by Vicki Lewis ThompsonSo this is about Cole CEO of Evergreen Industries the cover operation for the wizard family and his college girlfriend Taryn Taryn it seems is a hacker and she hacks into the Evergreen database so Cole hires her to fix the holes in his system Of course Taryn and Cole have a lot of unresolved history and Tayrn is determined to get the answers to the uestions that she's been carrying around for years I love second chances romances and this one was definitely hot and steamy She's a Mean One by Rhonda NelsonThis story is about Ethan and Lark Ethan is in charge of keeping Christmas spirit alive which basically fuels the family's ability to do Christmas magic Only this year it's exceptionally difficult Lark has written a book called the Christmas Lie and basically it's catching on and killing Christmas spirit Ethan is desperate when she books a major network interview so he basically cons her into coming back to Gingerbread I really loved Ethan Lark wasn't my favorite character but she makes a really awesome evolution throughout the story His First Noelle by Kira SinclairWhich brings up to Dash and Noelle Dash works at the company like the rest of his siblings and Noelle is head of security now that her father is recovering from a heart issue The tricky bit is that the two of them used to be married and it ended when she left to join the CIA Again I love second chance romances I really love when it's second chance for people who used to be married These two still had chemistry and you could tell they still loved each other Noelle has serious insecurity issues and Dash and Noelle both have serious issues with communications but watching them work through them was great Silver Belle by Andrea Laurence This one was without a doubt my favorite It's got little sister Belle's secret romance with Nick Santa in the middle of a mid life crisis and a frantic dash to make everything work on a limited timeline Belle is kind of awesome I love that she's a little bit different then her family only drinking coffee as opposed to hot chocolate just little things like that And Nick is really hot but he's also seems to be searching for a purpose in life Not only that but he seems to want from his relationship from Belle who seems to want to keep things on the down low I love watching these two people come together under the Christmas umbrella also I loved the who rogue Santa elements Super cute I think this whole group of stories is super cute a great fun read and I loved that these authors got together and created this universe I love the mix of urban fantasy and Christmas if you love urban fantasy you should totally check it out LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT I think you may gather my thoughts on this set of Christmas themed booksThis books has 4 short stories about the Evergreen's Cole Ethan Dash and Belle a magical family who live in Gingerbread Colorado They each have their own story in this wonderful bookThe Evergreen Industries business offices may look ordinary on the outside but on the inside it is where all the magic of Christmas happens There are elves Santa and Mrs Claus Reindeer's and magic all happening under one roof The first book Naughty or Nice is about Cole and Taryn Cole and Taryn dated in college but just before Christmas Cole left never to return and abandoned Taryn without an explanation Taryn is a computer genius and decides to hack into Evergreen Industries computers to get Cole's attention by leaving him a message to contact her about his security she did this because she finally wants answers to all the loose ends in her life and Cole is a major one She's A Mean One is about Ethan and Lark DeWynter Lark is one of those special people that can see the magic but because her parents thought she was crazy they had her receive psychiatric treatment and removed all the Christmas decorations from her home so she tries to stop believing So trying to be normal she writes a book about The Christmas Lie and threatens to harm all the Christmas cheer in the world which Ethan can not allow Ethan and Lark have a lovehate relationship and after being on a show together and sparring Ethan takes Lark for a drink to find out that she has a slot on a program that can really do harm to Christmas so he kidnaps her This is their storyHis First Noelle this is about Dash and Noelle Frost a Summer witch They were once married but due to misunderstandings Noelle left Gingerbread and Dash to join the CIA After her dad had a serious heart attack she returns home to Gingerbread to take his job at the Evergreen Industries until he is fit for work again When a situation arises Dash and Noelle have to work together after avoiding each other since her return to clear up the mess that has been created Silver Belle is about Belle the younger sister of the Evergreen brothers and Nick a construction business owner Belle love coffee not cocoa so everyday Belle goes to the coffee shop A Cup of Cheer for her daily fix it is there that she meets Nick and starts a secret affair because Belle's brothers are the overprotective sorts so she has to hide that she is seeing someone After their daily tryst Belle receives an Urgent message saying Santa has gone AWOL and the Evergreens have to find a replacement for him as it is only days till Christmas Eve The replacement has to be human so Belle goes to the special place to retrieve the snow globe that will show her the face that she has to persuade only to see a face she does not want toI loved everyone of these fabulous love stories you can just fall in love with all the characters and the village of Gingerbread I love how all the stories intertwine and I definitely recommend these as a most DEFINITE AWESOME MUST READ Posted on What I'm ReadingOkay Jingle Spells is anthology about the Evergreen family and there goal is keep Christmas alive and the secret safe So each story focuses on one of the Evergreen siblings Cole Ethan Dash and BelleNaughty or Niceby Vicki Lewis ThompsonThis story is about reunited lovers Cole Evergreen when a family emergency popped he left school However didn't just leave behind school but the girl that accept him Taryn Harper Basically to get his attention Taryn decided to hack into his company to find closer Yes I know a bit extreme Honestly they both needed closer to move on However Taryn wasn't going to let Cole go cause deep down she knows they are good togetherCute story Both Cole and Taryn are pretty hot for one another but Cole is afraid his powers might scare Taryn away Taryn wants to know why Cole abandon her all those years ago and see if they can work things outShe's a Mean Oneby Rhonda NelsonOkay in this story we meet Lark who use to believe in the magic of Christmas However over the course of time she believe it was one big lie and she singlehanded set out to destroy the lies that are told at Christmas Now it's Ethan's job to make sure the Christmas spirit is high but he's mainly doing damage control from Lark's book The Christmas LieI liked this story because have two people who are attracted to one another Yet they don't want to sacrifice there principles Ethan was willing to listen to Lark's thoughts but Lark wasn't willing to compromise Ethan is trying to make plain an even fieldHis First Noelleby Kira SinclairI love this story Cause in this story you have Dash Evergreen and Noelle Frost They use to be married but life wasn't working out for them so they parted ways Actually Noelle just up and left Their main problem was communication but they didn't realize it So during the crisis that is going on they had to learn to communicate with one another and trust each other again I liked this story mainly cause you saw the conflict and saw them trying to work it outSilver Belleby Andrea LaurenceOh my this one was another good one We have finally got to the last Evergreen Belle During the whole book Belle had been sneaking off to meet someone Nick St John She has been enjoying her time with Nick However the crisis had reached a critical level with Santa going AWOL So Belle has to find a new Santa Nick is looking like he could be the next guy This comes with complications that Belle doesn't know if she wants to faceEach story was pretty good but as a whole they make the story complete These ladies did a great job working together to make a story about a crisis with Christmas enjoyable Each sibling was able to find there perfect mate as they forge on with Christmas Traditions in Gingerbread Colorado So if you are looking for the magic of Christmas you might find it in Jingle SpellsCopy provided by Harleuin and the author This was a linked selection of four stories based about the premise that Christmas is run from Evergreen Industries in the small town of Gingerbread Colorado When you get past the US centric nature of that assumption this is a fun feedNaughty and Nice is the story of Cole Evergreen He met Taryn at college and they connected but he had to come home and as she was human Taryn had to be left behind Now ten years later someone has hacked the naughty and nice list and Cole knows exactly who it is Now he has to do damage control and that means getting Taryn up to Evergreen We know exactly what this means dear readersShe's a Mean One is the story of Ethan and his nemesis Lark Lark used to believe in Santa Claus but something happened and now she is out to debunk Christmas and in the process is destroying the Christmas Spirit Ethan's job is to bolster Christmas Spirit and put out spot fires that damage it Lark and her book is like a raging inferno and it's going to take uite a bit to douse it The funny thing is that there is somethinga sparkbetween the two of them How this is resolved is a really sweet storyNoelle is Dash Evergreen's ex She's back to take her father's place as head of security while he recuperates after an illness Noelle doesn't feel like a proper Evergreen because her mother came from the Winter Clan's rivals the Summer Clan She never fitted in and even her magic is flawed and week in her opinion Dash married her but she never believed it would last so she ran Since she's been back she's avoided Dash but now that Santa is having a mid life Crisis she is forced to work with him This would have been my favourite of the stories if the author hadn't been very explicit about Noelle shagging other men while away from Dash Nothing is mentioned about Dash's experience so I can only assume it was to prove something I considered it unnecessary to the plot and it spoiled a little of the magic for me One sentenceI know I'm fussy but I was disappointed If I could have deleted that sentence it would have been a five star read for meBelle is the little sister of the Evergreen clan and with three big brothers anything like a real romance was virtually impossible So when she meets Nick at the coffee shop it becomes a variation of the long lunch Only trouble is that her job is going to conflict with her romance but she doesn't know it yet Remember that mid life crisis Santa is having It's blown way up and a new Santa is reuired prontoyou can see where this is goingboyfriend Nicknew Santa reuiredsnigger This was a lovely story and Nick is particularly yummy like the rest of the heroes in this anthologyOverall a well constructed set of novellas with a Christmas theme