Title: North Pole Reform School
Author: Jaimie Admans
Date of Publication: November 6, 2013
Genre: YA rom-com, fantasy
Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.
Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.
She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.
But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.
A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music.
Suitable for older teens and upwards due to bad language.
Purchase link: Amazon
I am so happy that author Jaimie Admans dropped by and answered a few questions for us…
1. What music inspired you?
This book is quite a strange one for me because I never really listen to music while writing. I find it too distracting. But obviously with a Christmas book, I needed to get into the right mood, and I love Christmas music so much anyway! I accidentally came across an internet radio channel – I had named the radio station mentioned in the book North Pole Radio, and was having a quick Google to make sure it didn’t actually exist, and – oops – it did! I had to rename the one in the book, but I couldn’t resist listening to a bit of North Pole Radio too, and it ended up becoming the soundtrack to the whole thing! I had it playing quietly in the background through the whole writing process, and it didn’t distract me at all, it really helped with getting into the story, especially as the elves play music all the time in the North Pole!
2. Are you anything like your character?
Noooo! I absolutely love Christmas! I start getting excited for Christmas in September! I love the cold and the winter, I love the decorations and the lights, I love the festive feeling, and snuggling up inside with a warm blanket, a hot chocolate and a sappy Christmas movie. I found it quite difficult to write characters who hate Christmas as much as the people at the reform school do!
3. What inspired you to write a Christmas Romance?
It’s just as simple as that I love Christmas romances! I love festive books and movies, and having a plot idea for one was so exciting for me, I couldn’t wait to write it!
About Jaimie Admans
Jaimie is a 28-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, drinking tea and watching horror movies. She hates spiders and cheese & onion crisps. She has been writing for years but has never before plucked up the courage to tell people. Afterlife Academy is her third novel and she hopes you enjoy it. There are plenty more on the way!