Happy Damn Christmas (Älskade jävla jul)

Birgitta Bergin

Julbok omslag

Rights sold

Sweden: Bokfabriken

 

Amy loves Christmas. At least she thinks she does. Lately all Christmas traditions and to-do-lists have felt forced. And the pressure isn’t getting lighter with the fact that Amy’s crime debut seems to have passed both readers and book shops by without anyone noticing. Even despite her efforts to make herself heard amongst the media noise.

Everything changes when Sweden’s most successful publisher contacts her. He flashes a five-book deal in her face, invents a new genre, wants her to add more erotic scenes and makes sure to get Amy on a news morning sofa on TV. The Swedish media wake up and suddenly Amy becomes coveted but at a price: she is being stalked by a cyberbully.

Life becomes more hectic and complicated than ever and Amy has to realize she can’t keep up. She has lost control over her authorship and her beloved Christmas is in danger. Things don’t get easier when she agrees to a bet with her husband that she must go an entire week without checking social media.

Christmas approaches quickly, the kitchen renovations turn into complete chaos, her book hits the bestseller lists and she is spotted in the headlines in a hot embrace with a complete stranger.

 

HAPPY DAMN CHRISTMAS is a realistic Christmas novel about the holiday so many of us love to hate. It's also a story with insights on how the life is for a debutant author in today's publishing industry with all its expectations and glamour.

 

352 pages

 

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