#ChristmasHatesYouToo by E.F. Mulder (Bah Humbug Giveaway!)

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Series: Dreamspinner Press 2016 Advent Calendar Bah Humbug.

Author: E.F. Mulder

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday

Length: Short (66 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (12th December 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Born December 25, Noel Beebe is tired of having his birthday overshadowed by all things Christmas. While looking for love on social media, he comes across a prospective new beau just in time to celebrate the Big 3-0, someone who encourages him to take back his day and say thumbs down to Christmas! On a trip to the Big Apple, Noel does just that, flipping off the Rockefeller Center tree and demanding his coffee in a nondecorative paper cup as a fun birthday prank. His act of defiance is caught on video and soon goes viral, leading to a backlash all over the Twitterverse, Internet, and TV. Suddenly what Noel thought would be his best birthday—and even Christmas—yet is shaping up to be his worst. Can his family and his potential boyfriend prove to the world that Noel isn’t the Scrooge he’s been labeled? 

ISBN: 978-1-63533-174-5

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/christmashatesyoutoo-by-ef-mulder-7968-b

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Ok, this one is really a hard one to talk about. I mean, I liked the story well enough, but I can’t say that the characters or the plot well and truly grabbed me and dragged me.

#ChristmasHatesYouToo is about a guy, Noel, who hates Christmas because he was born on Christmas Day. I can understand that, I hate sharing family birthday celebrations with people whose birthday are the day before and day after me. Evidently, with the name Noel, he also has parents with a sick sense of humor.

For me getting a handle on the characters that Noel mentions – the main ones being guys he met via Twitter – was a bit difficult. I found that I had to concentrate on the words to make sure I got everyone straight in my head – it was especially necessary with the twist at the end. After doing a certain action that goes viral and has so many people hating on Noel, he relies on his family and his new love interest to help him through.

For people that dislike insta-love, this book is definitely a no go. I don’t mind insta-love myself and even I had some difficulty in swallowing how things unfold. I think mostly because I didn’t feel a particularly strong spark between Noel and his love interest (I’m purposely not naming names as there are more than one possible boyfriend for him). In fact, I can’t say that there was much of a spark with the other guy either. But no matter, I still think that this is a nice, quick story to pass a half hour or so.

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E.F. Mulder’s Question!

In Quadruple Flip, (which I co-wrote with David Connor) what traditional fast food meal did Tom Alan and Erika share with their family for Christmas while living in Japan?

(Just leave a comment with the answer on this post)

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23 thoughts on “#ChristmasHatesYouToo by E.F. Mulder (Bah Humbug Giveaway!)

  1. Hi all!! Thanks for taking part! Sorry I’m late getting on here. I had the release date wrong. Oopsie. 🙂 This book was so much fun to write! It’s my first time in the Dreamspinner Advent and I was very proud and excited to be included. Good luck in the giveaway! . Merry Christmas, and Happy Birthday Noel! 🙂 <3 E. F.

    1. I forgot something else. I blame Christmas brain. 🙂 This is funny, though. I heard it on the radio this morning. Guess who is getting her own TV show on TLC…. Chewbacca Mom. Maybe Noel’s notoriety isn’t over yet. It may be just a matter of time before the network honchos come calling. Stay tuned. haha

  2. Kentucky Fried Chicken.

    While it isn’t my cup of tea a lot of people went to buy from KFC during the holidays, when I was in Japan for the first time. Seems/seemed to be a huge thing, which struck me odd, since KFC is just another fast food chain. A friend explained the story behind it to me, but I have forgotten about it^^;;

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