Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fairy Tale Christmas {+ Giveaway}

Fairy Tale Christmas.FWith colder temperatures and early snow already hitting parts of the U.S., it’s a perfect time to be participating in Shadow Mountain’s virtual blog tour for FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS by the father and son writing team of Michael and Scott McLean.

As part of the tour, I’m sharing my thoughts on this charming story and a brief look at the authors. In addition, there’s a tour-wide giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more details on the giveaway.

FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS by Michael and Scott McLean

Every fairy tale has a happy ending, but image what would happen if evil won over good.

When the evil counterparts of several fairy tales get together, they decide to change the endings of their stories in their favor and to call themselves ‘The Clandestines’. They kidnap Santa Clause and hold him hostage until the heroes and heroines of the fairy tales agreed to give up their ‘happy ever afters.’

Not wanting to be the cause of children not celebrating Christmas, the good guys (and girls) agree to the villains’ demands. But Santa has his only condition as Christmas Eve is almost over and he is behind due to the kidnapping. The Clandestines have to help deliver the presents before they can have their own happy ever afters.

Throughout the night, good and evil worked side-by-side making sure that every child (good and bad) received a present. As the dawn approached, those delivering presents realized they had all been given a gift too.

FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS is a delightful story of how there can be good in everyone if given a chance. The authors have blended the fairy tales of old with the Christmas spirit for an entertaining tale to delight the entire family. 

There are numerous black and white illustrations throughout the book that enhances the story. In addition, readers are instructed on how to download free music that the characters enjoyed.

This is an enchanting story that will quickly become a Christmas favorite for young and old alike. This is a story that will have you smiling from beginning to end.

Fairy Tale Christmas by Michael McLean and Scott McLean, Shadow Mountain, @2014, ISBN: 978-1609079307, Hardcover, 176 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher as part of the authors’ virtual tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.


Michael McLean has released more than two dozen albums, has written, produced, and directed award-winning films and television commercials, and has annually presented his landmark Christmas production, The Forgotten Carols, based on his book, to sold-out audiences throughout the United States since 1991. 

He and his wife, Lynne, live in Heber Valley.

Scott McLean is an actor, songwriter, and playwright. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC) and The National Theatre Conservatory (Denver).

Scott lives, creates, acts, and auditions in New York City.


This giveaway is tour-wide. To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I’ve enticed you to check out this delightful book. Do you have a favorite fairy tale? What would you think if the villain came out on top of that fairy tale?

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  1. Seven villains got together and captured Santa - clever idea for a story!

  2. Mason - Thanks for sharing this story. It sounds like a nice one for those 'fireside evenings' as the holidays get closer.

  3. What fun. And yes, I would like to see the fairy stories retold from another perspective...


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