Vampire for Christmas

Title: Vampire for Christmas

Author: Felicity Heaton

Published: November 2, 2010 by Dark Rose Publishing

Price: Free on Kindle.

☆☆☆☆☆/5

Blurb: It was one last mission. Shannon, a demon hunter with the agency, is looking forward to leaving behind the small town and the vampire she’s been stuck with for the past two years. Things are gettIt was one last mission. Shannon, a demon hunter with the agency, is looking forward to leaving behind the small town and the vampire she’s been stuck with for the past two years. Things are getting complicated fast and she wants out. A fresh start, free of her vampire partner, awaits her if she can survive their final mission and the lonely Christmas holidays.

It was one last mission. Rafe, a vampire doing time with the agency, watches it approach with dread weighing heavily in his stomach. Two years of working with Shannon has been difficult, especially since he started falling for her, but he doesn’t want their partnership to end. He has barely a few days to make her face her feelings and stop her from leaving, and he intends to do just that.

When a slimy demon threatens the season of peace and goodwill, it’s the chance Rafe has been waiting for and the moment Shannon secretly fears. Rafe’s determination to prise open her heart and her own resolve to keep it closed clash as violently as they do with the demon, and threatens to end as messily.

Can Rafe make Shannon see that his love for her is real and that she feels something for him too? Can Shannon face her fears and her past, and stop herself from running away from both? Will a wish on a star bring her what her heart truly desires—a vampire for Christmas?ing complicated fast and she wants out. A fresh start, free of her vampire partner, awaits her if she can survive their final mission and the lonely Christmas holidays.

It was one last mission. Rafe, a vampire doing time with the agency, watches it approach with dread weighing heavily in his stomach. Two years of working with Shannon has been difficult, especially since he started falling for her, but he doesn’t want their partnership to end. He has barely a few days to make her face her feelings and stop her from leaving, and he intends to do just that.

When a slimy demon threatens the season of peace and goodwill, it’s the chance Rafe has been waiting for and the moment Shannon secretly fears. Rafe’s determination to prise open her heart and her own resolve to keep it closed clash as violently as they do with the demon, and threatens to end as messily.

Can Rafe make Shannon see that his love for her is real and that she feels something for him too? Can Shannon face her fears and her past, and stop herself from running away from both? Will a wish on a star bring her what her heart truly desires—a vampire for Christmas?

Review: Okay, now I know what you’re thinking…’Samantha…WHY are you reading a CHRISTMAS book in April?’ and you’d be right to wonder that. I wondered that very same thing myself. I have a perfectly good reason as to why I put myself to thinking about Christmas when it’s no where near time. Because of my book journal. You see, my dear fellow readers, this journal is in alphabetical order and I had already written this particular title in long ago. Probably when I was reading Her Dark Angel by Felicity Heaton, of which I did a review back in 2015…six years ago. Jeezums. Anyway, I am pretty much caught up on all my review requests and all the books that I had already read, but hadn’t gotten around to putting the reviews up when I hit my major slump. So what do I do now? Well, fellow book dragons, I go through my book journals, where I’ve written down entries for a lot of the books I downloaded on my kindle. This one was just next in line! Now that you know why I’ve subjected you to the torture of thinking about Christmas in April, on to my review!

I have got to say that I love this author. Everything that I’ve read by her…which I think is…only three books? I think? She hasn’t disappointed me though! I’ve really enjoyed my time reading her books and I think she’s getting up there to being a favorite author, right there with Christine Feehan.

Now, this is a stand alone short story, so the expectation for insta-love and insta-everything was there, however this author did an excellent job at creating a time line for these characters spending time with each other for two years, building up that relationship, giving the audience that connection. I could feel the emotion coming from them. It felt realistic in the midst of vampires and demons.

I did catch at least one sentence that had an instance of a forgotten word, but otherwise, I was hooked and very engaged. I will be honest and say that I did have a few days where I didn’t read it, but that was all me. I was struggling not to slide back into that slump, it’s very tempting. The difference with this though, I wanted to pick this back up. I wanted to know what happened with them even though I knew they would end up together, I kept thinking about it. That’s a good sign of a really good book. I really enjoyed their dynamic and how Rafe treated Shannon, it was very heartwarming.

This is an example of how to write a short story that is very engaging and keeps the reader emotionally invested and coming back. I could feel what they felt and I could imagine the sass rolling off of them when the scene called for it. I could see the scene play out in my head like a sweet, fun, supernatural Christmas movie and I haven’t had a mind movie in a long time.

I would highly recommend this book and this author to those who enjoy a good paranormal romance.

Thank you for reading my review.

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