The Nutcracker Battle – Annabeth Chatwin

The Nutcracker Battle – Annabeth Chatwin
★ Two boys. ★ Two ballets. ★ One role. Gabe’s thrilled when he’s cast as The Nutcracker Prince— until he hears the rival ballet academy’s also performing a nontraditional Nutcracker, and super-hot, super-talented Kit is dancing the same part. Gabe has to out-dance Kit. Kit has to out-dance Gabe. Each school has to out-perform the other in the city’s annual Nutcracker Battle. When a life-saving run-in brings Gabe and Kit together, sparks fly between two teen dancers with so much in common. Their studios hate it. Their choreographers flip out. The alternative paper scoops it as a tale of starcrossed lovers, battling ballet studios, and dueling princes. But Gabe and Kit scheme out a solution just crazy enough that, with the help of their Claras, could end the town’s Nutcracker Battle— for good. A super-fluffy Christmas story by internationally bestselling YA author Annabeth Chatwin, The Nutcracker Battle is a stand alone novella in The Heart of the Holidays: A Stand Alone Gay YA Series. The Heart of the Holidays series: The Nutcracker Battle by Annabeth Chatwin: The Music of Mercy by Daniel Elijah Sanderfer: Merry Little Lies by Addison Llyod: Silent Night by T.R. Valleroy: Sunkissed by Bronte Meredith: Do You Know What I Know by Shane K. Morton: Join The Heart of the Holidays group for more books in the series: About The Author: Annabeth Chatwin hit best seller lists in three countries with her debut novella “He Called Me Beautiful,” a gay YA romance set in 1998. Hailed as “full of yummy pop culture references!,” “He Called Me Beautiful” reaches back to Annabeth’s high school years as a bisexual teenager. She earned numerous writing awards during her graduate program in fiction. These include a position as a top-ten finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Writing Competition in the novel-in-progress category and an award of semifinalist in the novella category, both in the same year. Annabeth’s young adult fiction features LGBTQ teenagers dealing with gossip, finding themselves, and living extraordinary lives in ordinary situations. She writes characters people want to “wrap up and snuggle,” often in instalove and friends-to-lovers situations. She especially loves manic pixie dream boys and the complications they bring to the real world. Annabeth taught creative writing and wrote in the freelance (read: non-fiction) world before turning to young adult literature, with pieces appearing in The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and The Huffington Post. During that time, she was a featured guest on CNN, NPR, and Canadian public radio. Much of her writing focused on her three sons, all of whom have offbeat names and love David Bowie. While she spends most of her days unschooling her boys, Annabeth spends her spare time writing, usually curled up on the loveseat with her beloved German Shepherd (it’s his seat, and he side-eyes anyone who takes it, including her husband). She is addicted to energy drinks; loves blue glitter and sloths; and when she has time, kayaks and hikes in the mountains of North Carolina. Join Annabeth’s reader group on Facebook! Find it easily by searching under groups and “annabeth chatwin.” Or visit her on the web, where you can find freebies, links to playlists, and more! Search for ‘annabeth chatwin” on the search engine of your choice. Annabeth is always available for free mom hugs! Email her at #BRVL

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