The Nick Before Christmas sets the stage for the main character to choose between a comfortable future with a nice man or a second chance with an unpredictable man who sets her heart on fire.


About The Book

Publication Date: January 29, 2024

Will an angel’s dire warning, a quest to discover a second act by Christmas Eve, and a touch of Christmas Magic lead Nickie Wright back to the one that got away?

Nickie Wright is ready to celebrate the big 5-0 for Christmas in July, but a hot flash leads her to a sobering revelation: her life has hit rock bottom. Her successes–the home and the car–feel empty. Her vision board has been a waste of time, her job is unfulfilling, and she’s mulling over a proposal from Smith, who she’s not sure she likes. The best day of her life spirals into the worst. During a near-death experience, a meeting with her guardian angel presents Nickie with an ultimatum – either go to heaven or return to Earth and find her second act by Christmas Eve. If she fails, her future’s bleak — her life will be filled with days no better than her worst.

Her second act sets her on a collision path with Evan Goodman, the man who makes her content, and Jordan Devlin, the first love who drives her crazy. She’s torn between two worlds–contentment and safety, passion and excitement.

Time is running out for Nickie.

She only has from Christmas in July until Christmas Eve to find her calling, follow her dreams, and figure out which romantic interest will help Nickie embrace the best of herself.

The Nick Before Christmas is the perfect romantic comedy to help you find your calling and renew your faith. It delivers unforgettable moments of self-discovery and romance. It’s an enchanting story to fill your heart with joy this Christmas.



The Review

Nickie Wright has reached a milestone birthday, certain that all her sacrifices will finally pay off in the form of a long overdue promotion and a raise.

However, a twist of fate torpedoes that path and torches the relationship with her bestie. It’s not until a car wreck featuring a visit from her dead mother that Nickie is forced to decide on a more productive future.

Author K.L. Brady uses plenty of humor in The Nick Before Christmas. Nickie must get her life back on track by Christmas, or she’s doomed to suffer misery and despair.

Nickie’s character seems bold and brash on the outside, but she is a woman who sacrificed her true love and never truly pursued her love of writing.

Amid all the humor and frustration, there’s an important lesson to learn about finding the courage to let things go so new opportunities can be considered.

The Nick Before Christmas sets the stage for the main character to choose between a comfortable future with a nice man or a second chance with an unpredictable man who sets her heart on fire.

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About The Author

USA Today Bestselling author K. L. Brady is a D.C. native and award-winning author of 20 novels. She self-published her first book, THE BUM MAGNET, after an Oprah “live your best life” moment, which was picked up by Simon & Schuster in a two-book deal. She’s been publishing romantic comedies ever since.

K.L. is a Washington football fan and professed nerd-girl who loves all things Star Trek, Star Wars, and Big Bang Theory. She lives to write stories involving hilarious quirky characters looking for love. She’s hard at work on her next several projects, including Sincerely, Santa, a heartfelt romantic comedy that also celebrates the special friendship between her late mother and grandmother.


Blog Tour Schedule

December 14: Long and Short Reviews
December 14: The Avid Reader
December 21: Sandra’s Book Club
January 4: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
January 11: Literary Gold
January 18: Novels Alive – review only
January 25: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
February 1: Westveil Publishing
February 8: Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – review only
February 8: Kenyan Poet
February 15: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
February 22: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
February 29: Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Love
March 7: The Key Of Love
March 14: Celticlady’s reviews
March 21: Dawn’s Reading Nook
March 28: A Wonderful World of Words
April 4: The Faerie Review – review only
April 11: Beverley A Baird – review
April 18: The Eclectic Review – review only
April 25: Fabulous and Brunette
May 2: travel the ages


Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


  1. Thank you so much for hosting my tour stop and the review! I appreciate it. It’s truly an honor for me to share this story of second acts and second chances. I hope it inspires others to seek their second acts.

    • It has to be early in the book when Nickie is heading into work thinking all her dreams have come true with the impending promotion. The description of her carefully put together self falling apart on the way to work was so relatable!


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The Nick Before Christmas sets the stage for the main character to choose between a comfortable future with a nice man or a second chance with an unpredictable man who sets her heart on fire.4.5-STAR REVIEW: THE NICK BEFORE CHRISTMAS by K.L. Brady