A Very Tentacular Christmas (Tentacular Tales #1.5) by Chloe Archer

A Very Tentacular Christmas is a very festive novella in this tentacular series!

From the blurb:


Ho, ho, ho…and tentacles? I’ve written a super secret Christmas novella in my over-the-top space
saga/tentacle romance series. Who could have imagined I’d have so many actual alien fans across the universe? I can’t wait to share this new story with them, but first I need some feedback I can trust. Who better to ask than my alien boo, and mega fan, Kai? So naturally, I plan an ultra festive Christmas-themed date night to get Kai in a festive mood to listen to my story. There will be cookies, cocoa, and hopefully plenty of sexy times. But as they often say about the best-laid plans of aliens and men…


I’m learning that when it’s River’s turn to plan our date nights, I have to be prepared for almost anything. Coming home to find my house looking like the set of a Hallmark Christmas movie exploded in my living room was not what I was expecting—especially in October! But once River brings out the sugar cookies and cocoa, I’m on board. He knows the way to my two hearts. However, when I’m getting in more than just the Christmas mood, trouble arrives in the form of River’s Uncle Benji, my brother, my mother, and my father. My inner grump may go full grinch if they don’t leave us—and my precious sugar cookies—alone!

A Very Tentacular Christmas (Tentacular Tales 1.5) is a 32,000 word novella that takes place between Books 1 and 2 in the series. It features more in the adventures of Captain Starblade and Lord Vardox who are trapped on a winter moon during a snowstorm and there’s only one bed (!), the unexpected arrival of meddlesome family members at the worst possible moment, sexy Santa lingerie, bells on balls, an unintentionally erotic sculpture, and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Angel's Review:

I liked seeing this glimpse into all of the characters' lives. I love River and Kai! And I really enjoyed the aspect of us (as readers) reading about a character who is writing a book and having someone review the book they are writing. It's a mind bender, but in a good way! It's really great! So unique and detailed, you can tell how much work Chloe puts into these. And I highly recommend watching her podcasts/Facebook lives. She does such a wonderful job giving the characters their own voices and I could hear them in my head the whole time reading this. 

I really hope Benji and Mal get together soon! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading about Kai and River but I need Benji and Mal's story. 

Rating: 4 Stars

Jacquie's Review:

A Christmas novella set in October shouldn't work, but does. I think that's part of the charm here. I just love how it doesn't take anything too seriously. There's plenty of humor and some steam.

River sets up a super cute Christmas date for Kai and reads some of his serial story to set the mood.
I adore the story within a story element and am invested in both sets of characters.

This also sets the scene for book 2, which I'm looking forward to.

Rating: 5 Stars

A Very Tentacular Christmas is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.