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A Solder’s Wish | N.R. Walker

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Length: 55,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

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Blurb

The year is 1969…

Gary Fairchild is proud to be a hippie college student, and he protests the Vietnam War because he believes in love and peace. To him, it isn’t just a counterculture movement—it’s a way of life. When tickets to the Aquarium Exposition—3 Days of Peace & Music, or Woodstock, as it was better known, go on sale, there’s no way he isn’t going.

Richard Ronsman is a sheltered farm boy who lives in the shadow of his overbearing father. He’s hidden his darkest secret to earn his father’s love, but nothing is ever good enough—not even volunteering for the Vietnam War. And with just a few days left before he’s deployed, he’s invited by a striking hippie to join him at a music festival.

Three days of music, drugs, rain, mud, and love forged a bond between these two very different men that would shape the rest of their lives. They share dreams and fears, and when Richard is shipped off to war, they share letters and love. For Richard’s first Christmas home, he is gifted a special angel ornament that just might make a soldier’s wish come true.

This story is one of seven stories which can all be read and enjoyed in any order.

The Christmas Angel Series

In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.

Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas angel through the years.

Whether it’s 1700s England (Eli Easton’s Christmas Angel), the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding’s Summerfield’s Angel), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk’s Magician’s Angel), World War II (L.A. Witt’s Christmas Homecoming), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker’s Soldier’s Wish), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday’s Shrewd Angel), or 2018 (RJ Scott’s Christmas Prince), the Christmas angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.

Christmas Angel – Eli Easton – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Summerfield’s Angel – Kim Fielding – Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Magician’s Angel – Jordan L. Hawk – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Homecoming – L.A. Witt – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Shrewd Angel – Anyta Sunday – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Prince – RJ Scott- Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Author Bio

N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who she gives them life with words.

She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things…but likes it even more when they fall in love. She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since…

 


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Release Blitz: A Solder’s Wish by N.R. Walker

A Solder’s Wish | N.R. Walker

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Buy Links:

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 55,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

A Soldier_s Wish 400.jpg
Blurb

The year is 1969…

Gary Fairchild is proud to be a hippie college student, and he protests the Vietnam War because he believes in love and peace. To him, it isn’t just a counterculture movement—it’s a way of life. When tickets to the Aquarium Exposition—3 Days of Peace & Music, or Woodstock, as it was better known, go on sale, there’s no way he isn’t going.

Richard Ronsman is a sheltered farm boy who lives in the shadow of his overbearing father. He’s hidden his darkest secret to earn his father’s love, but nothing is ever good enough—not even volunteering for the Vietnam War. And with just a few days left before he’s deployed, he’s invited by a striking hippie to join him at a music festival.

Three days of music, drugs, rain, mud, and love forged a bond between these two very different men that would shape the rest of their lives. They share dreams and fears, and when Richard is shipped off to war, they share letters and love. For Richard’s first Christmas home, he is gifted a special angel ornament that just might make a soldier’s wish come true.

This story is one of seven stories which can all be read and enjoyed in any order.

The Christmas Angel Series

In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.

Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas angel through the years.

Whether it’s 1700s England (Eli Easton’s Christmas Angel), the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding’s Summerfield’s Angel), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk’s Magician’s Angel), World War II (L.A. Witt’s Christmas Homecoming), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker’s Soldier’s Wish), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday’s Shrewd Angel), or 2018 (RJ Scott’s Christmas Prince), the Christmas angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.

Christmas Angel – Eli Easton – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Summerfield’s Angel – Kim Fielding – Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Magician’s Angel – Jordan L. Hawk – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Homecoming – L.A. Witt – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Shrewd Angel – Anyta Sunday – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Christmas Prince – RJ Scott- Amazon US | Amazon UK

Author Bio

N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

She is many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who she gives them life with words.

She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things…but likes it even more when they fall in love. She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.

She’s been writing ever since…

 


Giveaway

Copy of seven books promo

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions

The Christmas Angel Series Review Round-up

Christmas AngelChristmas Angel by Eli Easton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Eli Easton kicks off this loosely interlinked series of festive romances with a truly beautiful historical set in the Georgian period of English history.

Giving the backstory to the Christmas Angel, her romance between a sculptor and a Bow Street Runner is chock full of lovely historical accuracy and all the feels as two men whose very proclivities could have seen them to the noose, fall in love.

I adored Alec but John Trent is a fabulous character, solid and strong, truthful and determined to be the one his artist can rely on.

It’s steamy but period appropriate and I loved the whole imagination behind the Angel’s creation. Mrs Simpson’s household of ‘deviants’ was an utter delight.

I can’t wait to follow the Angel on her travels through time in this wonderful series from some of my favourite authors.

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Summerfield's Angel (The Christmas Angel, #2)Summerfield’s Angel by Kim Fielding

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This fabulous late 19th century New York set romance wonderfully follows up Eli Easton’s opener in this series of seven intertwined festive stories.

Xeno and Alby were a joy, I loved the depiction of 1800s New York and the Bowery, department stores and the YMCA which provided honest succour for the working man with no place of his own.

The Christmas Angel worked her magic here in a way which I felt was time period believable and I loved the Epilogue 🙂

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The Magician's AngelThe Magician’s Angel by Jordan L. Hawk

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A murder mystery just after the turn of the 20th century brings the Christmas Angel to a small town in the middle of nowhere America and to a theatre struggling to survive.

This one wasn’t as sweet as the previous two have been, murder does put a damper on thriving relationship development, but it still had some lovely moments.

Edward was a lovely character, staid and practical and very much out of love with the family theatre. Christopher was a rogue of the best kind, the ones who are hoping to steal away someone’s love and make a family.

I guessed the whodunit pretty much from the off but it didn’t matter, the plot worked well and was cleverly revealed.

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Christmas HomecomingChristmas Homecoming by L.A. Witt

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Every time I read a historical romance set in a period of war I want to just wrap my arms around the men who served but couldn’t be open about their sexuality.

How many of them lost a loved one they couldn’t openly mourn, like both Jack and Roger do here, and how many went to their deaths knowing their loved ones would suffer in silence.

Lori embeds this romance not only with that sense of loss, but also acknowledges those sacrifices with the characters of Floyd and Oskar, off page but important in the journey these men take back to each other.

This ends at the start of the 1950s and there was still a way to go, but the Epilogue felt completely believable to me – a happy Jack and Roger living their best lives under the radar as two war-damaged bachelors.

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A Soldier's WishA Soldier’s Wish by N.R. Walker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Told in three distinct parts, N.R. Walker’s entry in the Christmas Angels series brings the story firmly into the remembered memories of Woodstock, the Vietnam War and a time before the rights of gay men were recognised the same as everyone else.

We’re in the heart of the New Age movement at the music festival which saw more than 400,000 people come together to celebrate peace.

Here is where Gary, a hippie on his way to the festival, first encounters soldier Richard. This section of the book is full of the heady joys of new love.

The central section is letters between the young men, a chilling insight into the horrors faced in the jungles of the Far East and the growing changes happening in the USA in and around San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

And then we get the rest of this powerfully emotional story, which I won’t spoil, other than to say it has all the things I expect from this author. There are strong female characters, there is some pain, there are all the feels and, finally just when you think she’s been forgotten, there is our Christmas Angel.

I loved everything about this romance, Gary and Richard’s youthful ideals, their fears of separation, their joys at reunion.

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Shrewd AngelShrewd Angel by Anyta Sunday

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The superb sloooooow burn talents of Anyta Sunday, a retelling of one of my favourite Shakespeare comedies, throw away lines referencing one of my favourite musicals (Taming of the Shrew and Kiss Me Kate respectively) and our interfering Christmas Angel conspire to produce a genius festive romance.

Cliff and Pax are fabulous, there’s a whole host of wondrous secondary characters, the New Zealand setting is subtle and the nods to both the original source material and to the amazing MGM musical, made this one of my favourites in this completely brilliant series.

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Christmas Prince (The Christmas Angel #7)Christmas Prince by R.J. Scott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Is there anyone who hasn’t, at one time in their lives, wished to be in an old-fashioned fairy tale romance with a handsome Prince or Princess sweeping them off their feet?

If only for a little while until the reality kicks in that they’re not perfect and it takes just as much work to keep Prince Charming happy as it does Joe Bloggs that is.

In the final berry to this absolutely wonderful series, RJ Scott gives us a handsome Prince, a curator of European history, a tiny Principality on the French/Italian border, a family secret outed and a Christmas Angel who really does get herself involved in the meddling.

I wanted to read about Rafael and Marc forever 🙂


#ARCs kindly received from all the authors involved in this series in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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