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Pub Date 08 Oct 2024 | Archive Date 22 Oct 2024


Featuring beautiful ruby sprayed edges!

Red, White & Royal Blue
meets The Nightmare Before Christmas in a sexy, quirky romcom where the golden-hearted Prince of Christmas falls for the totally off-limits Prince of Halloween.

Nicholas “Coal” Claus used to love Christmas. Until his father, the reigning Santa, turned the holiday into a PR façade. Coal will do anything to escape the spectacle, including getting tangled in a drunken, supremely hot make-out session with a beautiful man behind a seedy bar one night.

But the heir to Christmas is soon commanded to do his duty: he will marry his best friend, Iris, the Easter Princess and his brother’s not-so-secret crush. A situation that has disaster written all over it.

Things go from bad to worse when a rival arrives to challenge Coal for the princess’s hand…and Coal comes face-to-face with his mysterious behind-the-bar hottie: Hex, the Prince of Halloween.

It’s a fake competition between two holiday princes who can’t keep their hands off each other over a marriage of convenience that no one wants. And it all leads to one of the sweetest, sexiest, messiest, most delightfully unforgettable love stories of the year.

Featuring beautiful ruby sprayed edges!

Red, White & Royal Blue
meets The Nightmare Before Christmas in a sexy, quirky romcom where the golden-hearted Prince of Christmas falls for the totally...

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I was only mildly interested in this book because the tagline was RWRB meets Nightmare Before Christmas. I thought there is no way the author could possible incorporate these two amazing works. I was wrong. Sara does an amazing job with this book and I cannot wait to order a copy when it hits shelves.

Coal and Hex are such charming and amazing characters,that at times I like them more than RWRB characters. The side characters are also amazing and I am very concerned/anxious for the next book in this series as it appears they may not be as solid as I would like.

I will say that there should be a trigger warning in this book for anyone dealing with familial loss, grief and anxiety. There is also a small section that alludes to violence between a parent and child.

Overall, this book really is a must read for those who love holiday and LGBTQIA romances.

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J'ai adoré ma lecture ! C'est une histoire mignonne, avec des personnages attachants et un mood qui donne envie. Je dois avoué que la page couverture m'avait attiré au départ et je n'ai pas été déçu.

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A fun take on Nightmare Before Christmas that will be perfect for fans of thrillers/mysteries and are looking for something fun and engaging during spooky season. Great characters, story, and loved the overall writing style.

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OMG LOVEEEE!! I am so happy I got an eARC of this! It was such a cute book, will definitely be recommending it!

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First of all, this cover is gorgeous and is one of the main reasons why I wanted this arc. Second, the title is great. Third, this book checked all my marks in “this is a great fucking book” checklist and I canNOT wait to have this on my own shelf and at the library I work at.

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Thanks to NetGalley for my ARC!

I was so excited for this book when I saw it on “Recently Added”, you best believe, I requested for it immediately!! As a person who loved The Nightmare Before Christmas and watches it nearly everyday from Halloween to Christmas, this is 5 SKELLINGTON STARS!!!

Coal, fitting nickname because he’s a “screw-up”, presents himself as very human and does nothing but fumble the Christmas bag, if you will. He’s endearing and Hex seems to too! I actually really love this book because I can’t say too much about it otherwise it’s just such a spoiler. I love books like this because the writing is just that good for me to hand a book to someone and say, “you just have to read it. I swear by it!”

I also love how Coal had so many Christmas puns. He’s the embodiment of Christmas spirit and I love how Hex fell for him—ahh, I’m just rambling now! I love this book, and I guarantee that everyone else will love it too (as long as you love the holidays and romantasy rolled in one)!

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What a (sleigh) ride, pals!

Court rivalries (Christmas, Halloween, Easter? Oh my!), killer puns, and a duo I love— this book is a ray of cheerful sunshine that will have you giggling one moment and gasping the next. It’s steamy, laugh-out-loud funny, and action-packed— a perfect holiday romance.

Coal, our Christmas Prince, and Hex (our Halloween pal) are such a lovely duo as they work together and come to terms with their pasts.

You’ll love the adventurous fun (sleigh racing, anyone?!) paired with the court politics.

You’ll also wonder where Hex sources all his beautiful vests… no? Just me?

Thank you to Tor/Bramble for a copy to review!

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In this captivating read, the author masterfully weaves a narrative that is both engaging and thought-provoking. Through a blend of richly developed characters and a meticulously crafted plot, the book offers a unique exploration of its central themes, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the story's depth and complexity. The narrative is paced perfectly, balancing moments of intense action with thoughtful reflection, ensuring that readers are hooked from the first page to the last. The author's ability to evoke emotion and create a vivid, immersive world is truly remarkable, making this book a must-read for anyone looking for an exceptional literary experience.

Beyond its compelling storyline, the book stands out for its insightful commentary on the human condition, weaving philosophical questions into the fabric of its narrative. The author's skillful use of language not only enriches the text but also elevates the reader's experience, offering new perspectives on familiar themes. Whether it's the intricate dynamics of relationships, the exploration of identity, or the confrontation with ethical dilemmas, this book tackles complex issues with sensitivity and intelligence. It's a testament to the power of storytelling to illuminate the nuances of life, making it a valuable addition to any book lover's collection. Regardless of genre, this is a work that resonates on multiple levels, affirming the enduring impact of well-crafted literature.

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I’m not opposed to swearing, but it’s kind of awkward when there is a swear word (or multiple) in every other paragraph. This doesn’t feel like an intelligent well-crafted book I want to invest time in. Instead, it just feels repetitive and forced for “shock value” or “voice” or something…

I only made it ten pages. Dropping five stars and calling it a day.

Thank you to NetGalley and Tor for the ARC.

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