#TCRXmas with Kerry Barrett + International #Giveaway

Posted December 8, 2015 by thischickreads in guest post / 7 Comments



Day 8 of #TCRXmas and continuing the celebrations here on This Chick Reads. Today I bring you a guest piece from Kerry Barrett, who’s the author of 6 novels and her latest ‘A Step in Time’ was published by Carina in October this year. Kerry’s here today to share her Christmas wish and has kindly donated ONE E-BOOK of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ for one of our blog readers. Read her post and enter the giveaway, which is open internationally of course. Thanks to lovely Kerry for visiting today and for offering a prize for our readers.



All I want for Christmas… is Star Wars!


When I was a child, way back in the mists of time before boys were boys and girls were girls, my brother and I watched Star Wars. A lot.

He was completely obsessed. My interests were wider (books, my Sindys, books, Abba, books…) but we both loved it.

Obviously, I loved Princess Leia, who kicked just as much ass as Han and Luke, who gave Han all the sass (if there’s a more romantic line in a film than “I love you”, “I know” then I’m yet to hear it) and who blinking well had the Force just like Luke did!
Princess Leia was my childhood hero (well, one of them. I also loved Agnetha from Abba, Maria Von Trapp, the Fossil sisters, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, and a friend of my auntie’s who had the furriest boots ever, but Leia was definitely up there with the best of them). She taught me that girls could do anything boys could do, that it was important to stand up for myself, and that princesses didn’t have to sit around and wait to be rescued – they could do some rescuing of their own.

Now I’ve got kids of my own and this Christmas there is a new Star Wars film coming out. We’re off on a family trip to the cinema the weekend before Christmas to watch The Force Awakens – and here’s where my wish comes in…

I really wish it’s good!

I wish it’s just as brilliant and exciting and thrilling and play-inspiring for my children as the originals were for my brother and me.

I wish that Princess Leia still kicks ass and sasses Han.

And most of all, I wish that the heroine – Rey – is in every bit of the action and that she inspires a whole new generation of kick-ass little girls.
Merry Christmas, fuzzball!




About Kerry Barrett

Kerry Barrett was a bookworm from a very early age, devouring Enid Blyton and Noel Streatfeild, before moving on to SweeB_Wt Valley Highand 1980s bonkbusters. She did a degree in English Literature, then trained as a journalist, writing about everything from pub grub to EastEnders. Her first novel, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, took six years to finish and was mostly written in longhand on her commute to work, giving her a very good reason to buy beautiful notebooks. Kerry lives in London with her husband and two sons, and Noel Streatfeild’s Ballet Shoes is still her favourite novel.




#TCRXmas with Kerry Barrett + International #GiveawayBaby It's Cold Outside by Kerry Barrett
Series: Could It Be Magic #3
Published by Carina
Published on 9.10.2014
Genres: chick lit
Buy on amazon.co.uk or Buy on amazon.com

For better or much, much worse…

Esme and Jamie have finally got their perfect wedding day planned. Beautiful snowy landscape – check. Amazing venue – check. Stunning dress – check.

But when an avalanche seals off their gorgeous mountain hometown from the outside world, their dream day starts to look more like a nightmare. Especially when Jamie’s ex turns up on their doorstep with a surprise neither of them expected!

Whilst Esme’s magical powers can solve a lot of problems, it's starting to look like their big day is doomed! Is Esme and Jamie’s wedding simply not meant to be, or can they still make it down the aisle, against all the odds?






Thanks to lovely Kerry, we’re offering you guys a chance to win AN E-BOOK OF BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE. The giveaway is open internationally and ends on 17th December. Winner will be contacted by e-mail or on twitter and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If we don’t hear from them during this period, we’ll be drawing another winner from those who’ve entered. Best of luck, everyone!


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7 responses to “#TCRXmas with Kerry Barrett + International #Giveaway

  1. Leigh Newton

    I didn’t have a Christmas wedding myself,we had an Easter one though.
    But a Christmas wedding always sounds so romantic xx

  2. I went to a wedding just after Christmas last year, and it was so much fun. They even had everyone bring Christmas jumpers, to have the novelty jumper photo outside the town hall!

  3. Miss Tracy Hanson

    OOOOH yes definitely. Would love to have all the Christmas colours as part of the wedding theme. Just need a “significant other” and unfortunately my favourite rockstar is married lol (sorry – I am listening to him at the moment though). 🙂 Merry Christmas.

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