Thursday, December 21, 2023

Spotlight and Giveaway: It's a Fabulous Life

Introduction by Melissa Amster

Recently, a friend told me about an author she's friends with, who writes LGBTQ+ rom-com novels. I told my friend that I had to meet this author and she connected us right away. I'm thankful for that, as this author, Kelly Farmer, is absolutely lovely and she has a charming new take on a classic Christmas movie. If the title, It's a Fabulous Life, doesn't give a big enough hint, the synopsis definitely will. πŸ˜‰And best of all, Kelly has one copy to give away, so that you can keep the magic of Christmas going into the new year!

After years of putting aside her dreams of travel and adventure, Bailey George is ready to leave Lanford Falls and her responsibilities behind on a long-awaited vacation to New York City. But when the volunteer who took over her leadership position for the town's Winter Wonderfest has a medical emergency, Bailey finds herself stuck in Lanford Falls. She gets roped into reassuming her old role, not wanting to let the town or her friends and family down. 

Staying home seems slightly less terrible when Bailey runs into her high school crush, Maria Hatcher. A kiss they shared years ago in the town's mistletoe grove was a life-defining moment for them both. Maria quickly offers to pitch in and help with Winter Wonderfest. Her sunny disposition and holiday cheer perk up Bailey's grinchy feelings about everything. 

However, one disaster after another snowball on the day of the festival. Bailey’s frustration boils over, and she ends up on the town's old wooden bridge. There, she meets fabulous drag queen Clara Angel. Bailey declares that she wishes she hadn’t been born in this Christmas-obsessed, suffocating small town. With a little of the magic Clara possesses, she shows Bailey how wrong she is about Lanford Falls and her place in it. And that with a little hope and some true holiday spirit, there is a way to attain all her dreams.

Perfect for fans of Alison Cochrun and Ashley Herring Blake, this sapphic retelling of It’s a Wonderful Life will make the yuletide gay. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

“Breathes Christmas cheer straight into the reader's heart . . . Christmas pop-culture fanatics will fall head over heels.”
—Codi Hall, author of Nick and Noel's Christmas Playlist

“A Christmassy delight! With its charming small town, heartwarming romance, and magical drag queens, It's a Fabulous Life captures the true spirit of the season.”
—Rachel Lacey, author of Read Between the Lines

Kelly Farmer (she/her) has been writing novels since junior high. The stories have changed, but one theme remains the same: Everyone deserves to have a happy ending. She loves telling tales with a touch of snark and a lot of heart. 

When not writing, she enjoys being outside in nature, quoting from Eighties movies, listening to all kinds of music, and petting every dog she comes in contact with. All of these show up in her books. She also watches a lot of documentaries to satisfy her hunger for random bits of trivia. Kelly lives in the Chicago area, where she swears every winter is her last one there.

Visit Kelly online (you can also subscribe to her newsletter for access to free bonus stories):
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram

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Giveaway ends December 27th at midnight EST.

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Rachel Mermel said...


traveler said...

The best gift that I received was a fur coat. Way back in the day that was a necessity during long, cold winters.

Lisa D said...

I don't normally receive fabulous holiday gifts. In fact, I'm normally a bit disappointed by the holiday gifts that I receive. I know that sounds really ungrateful but no-one ever seems to get me the type of gifts that I'd choose for myself! So, in answer to your question, the best holiday gift I've ever received is probably money that I've been able to spend as I please!

Mary Preston said...

Plane tickets so that I could be home for the holidays.

Suburban prep said...

I received a pair of earrings that were of an angel. There was a tiny blue sapphire in them. To me it was not the cost but the sentiment behind the earrings. These meant the world to me.

Mary C said...

A black snowflake onyx necklace

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penney said...

I say my iPad I got 2 years ago I love it
Merry Christmas!

diannekc said...

A pearl necklace and earrings.