The Fortune Cookie by Matt Burlingame (Bah Humbug Giveaway!)

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Matt Burlingame - The Fortune Cookie Cover sTitle: The Fortune Cookie

Series: 2016 Advent Calendar- Bah Humbug

Author: Matt Burlingame

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday

Length: Short Story (49 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 1, 2016)

Heat Level: Low 

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Thirty-three-year-old technical writer Laurence Hart is a modern-day Scrooge when it comes to the holiday season—and the rest of the year, too. He doesn’t like most people, they don’t like him, and he’s happy to keep it that way. Over lunch with his best friend, he receives a fortune cookie promising him true love. The next day, forced to work on a holiday charity committee or lose his job, he meets Nick, a jolly ginger giant who loves all things Christmas. Together they face numerous obstacles to put together a holiday fair to raise money for children in foster care, in only four days. While Laurence has to mend his curmudgeonly ways to make the event a success, Nick’s holiday magic might mend Laurence’s heart.

ISBN: 978-1-63533-164-6

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have not had a chance to read any of this author’s works, and I can tell you that after reading this story, I am definitely going to be looking him up.  Sometimes when you are dealing with Christmas it gets a bit down.  The stories are pretty much the same, even if the words are different.  This author has written a story that fulfils many Christmas dreams.  It shows what Christmas is really about.  

Laurence lost his family when he was a child and got mixed up with a guy that was horrible to say the least.  He lost his spirit along the way and made sure everyone knew it.  He has one friend who stays by his side.  However this Christmas he has been put into a position he absolutely hates.  He is to help with the Christmas Charity committee.  His partner is a surprise though; it would seem Nick loves everything about the holidays.  Let’s just say, Laurence is going to get the best gift ever.  For you to find out what happens… pick up the book.

I have always worked Christmas and when my children were kids, I would go all out getting them everything they wanted and then some.  However to me, it was just another day and it seems to just stick like that.  With the kids all gone, it is just me so I always think work might just fill up the day.  Now I do like to listen to the Christmas songs, I don’t really do anything more.  After reading this story though, I realize that there are more things out there that can be done.  It is the season to be giving, instead of receiving and that makes this story just perfect to me. 

I would definitely recommend you read this book, because it will bring a twinkle to your eye if not a tear.  Have a great Christmas and trust me this is the book for you.

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1st prize $100 DSP credits!
2nd prize $50 DSP credits!
3rd prize $25 DSP credits!
4th prize $25 DSP credits!

(Winners will be picked by a dart on 1st January 2017)

Matt Burlingame’s question!

The original rainbow flag had eight stripes. What was the meaning of the Turquoise (light blue) stripe.

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

MMGBR Bah Humbug Giveaway!

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Bah Humbug MM Good Book Reviews Giveaway Coming Soon!


Hey everyone! I’m just here today to give you the heads up for MM Good Book Reviews upcoming month long giveaway which starts on the 1st December 2016. 

MM Good Book Reviews has asked each of the Bah Humbug Advent Calendar authors to submit a question which you readers will be able to answer. And most of them agreed! So throughout the month of December EVERY DAY we’ll have a review from the Bah Humbug Advent and the books author will ask a question… all you have to do is to answer the question in the comments for that review.

What will you win? Well I’m feeling very generous this year so MM Good Book Reviews has the most AMAZING prizes… especially for those of you who will be feeling the pennies pinching in the New Year! 4th & 3rd prizes are $25 Dreamspinner Press Credits, 2nd prize will be $50 Dreamspinner Press Credits and 1st prize is an astounding $100 Dreamspinner Press Credits!  

I know you’re thinking ‘what’s the catch’. Let me assure you there’s no catch whatsoever other than needing a Dreamspinner Press account if you win, oh and needing to get the answers correct 😉

The best thing about the giveaway is… there’s 31 chances to win! Yep if you comment on every Bah Humbug review with the correct answers then your name will be pinned 31 times to the corkboard (darts! It’s gonna be so fun on New Years Day) if you get 26 correct answers then your name will be pinned 26 times on the corkboard, easy.

And while it would be nice if you visited us every day in December you don’t have to, that’s right you could just visit once a week or if you’re really pushed for time then just once on the 31st Dec, I’ll be creating a page with all the links to the reviews and questions so you won’t have to miss any 🙂

So guys why don’t you nip over to Dreamspinner Press, check out the Bah Humbug Advent and take a look at the stories that have made me feel super generous this year <3

Don’t forget the MM Good Book Reviews Bah Humbug Giveaway starts on the 1st December! 

Lots of huggles & snuggles ~Pixie~


Bah Humbug

There’s always that one guy for whom the holiday season is anything but jolly. It’s a bother, a trial, or in a few cases, a downright misery, but in the end, the holidays bring hope, love, and cheer to even the darkest of days. What else but love would get Scrooge willingly under the mistletoe?

Holiday reading fun! A story delivered automatically to your bookshelf each day in December. More than 400,000 words of romantic fiction in 31 stories that would sell individually for a total of $85.69. Buy the package early and save:

November* – $49.99

*Sale of packages for daily delivery ends Nov. 25.

Beginning December 1, stories will be available individually as priced or as a bulk package for $64.99.

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