Here are some festive tweets about Festive Treats...
Hark! by Iain Grant - Four archangels enjoy a meal on Christmas Eve in this Clovenhoof spin-off. Merry mayhem packed with clever biblical references.
Mary’s Christmas by Margaret Egrot - A heart-warming tale about a lonely old woman who rediscovers the joys of Christmas. Wonderful detail and characterisation.
The Thought That Counts by Katharine D’Souza - The first in a double-bill of women’s fiction from Katharine D’Souza. Noel nostalgia and enough intrigue to keep the pages turning.
The Night Before The Others’ Christmas by R. E. Vance - Jean-Luc runs a hotel for mythical creatures. A fantastical, festive Fawlty Towers, with a hero reminiscent of Odd Thomas. Great rhymes too.
The Ghost of Christmas Replete by David Croser - A grotesque Christmas ghost intervenes in a suicide attempt. A bleak London cityscape given comic relief by the comical Crimbo caricature.
A Country Christmas by AA Abbott - Contemporary story about a father and daughter (and imaginary friend) spending Christmas in the country. Well-drawn with a hint of magic.
A Partridge in a Tree by Simon Fairbanks - A boy occupies Birmingham’s iconic Christmas Tree to prolong the holidays. A Roald Dahl-esque modern fairy tale with an inspired villain.
The Owl and the Turkey by Debbie Young - The Queen is sick of wild boar and tasks her royal huntsmen to find her a new Christmas dinner. Fun and inventive, with a lovely foreword.
Geordie Selwyn and the Bucket-List by Hilary Mortz - Two aging rockers travel to see the northern lights. Excellent narrative voice, very funny and perfectly captures the Icelandic setting.
Scent of Christmas by Katharine D’Souza – The Birmingham author captures the detail and politics of a family Christmas with a wry sense of humour. Trivial Pursuit, anyone?
O Little Town by James Brogden - People go missing when a creepy Claus-esque neighbour moves in. Surreal urban fantasy from horror writer James Brogden. Brilliant ending.
How was it for you, Joseph? by Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn - Flash fiction starring Joseph and Mary. Captures the inevitable marital dispute caused by a miraculously-conceived baby. Short and sweet.
Midwinter’s Eve by Justin Lee Anderson – Tribespeople fight for survival against the cold Midwinter and fearful Ashkari. A little romance, a lot of action and a red-armoured cameo.
Going South for Christmas by Suzanna Stanbury – Christmas on a dump with an ensemble of lovable homeless scavengers. They find food, festivities and a fortune. Excellent narrative voice.
Christmas on Mercury by A. Stuart Williams – Commonwealth and Russian spaceships meet on the fringes of Mercury. Enjoyable sci-fi adventure with likable characters and a feel-good vibe.
Elf Service by Heide Goody – A second slice of Clovenhoof chaos. Clovenhoof and tweenage terror Spartacus cause mischief in a shopping centre. Fun and fast-paced.
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