The Bite Before Christmas

by Heidi Betts | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0758247621 Global Overview for this book
Registered by princess-peapod of San Luis Obispo, California USA on 11/1/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by princess-peapod from San Luis Obispo, California USA on Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Hello Kind Reader,
Just a quick note that I've registered this book at BookCrossing.com, so that I can keep up on where it goes, who reads it, and what they thought of it. Please make a quick journal entry, then pass the book along to someone else who will appreciate it. We can all track this book's journey and the lives it touches forever more!
There are no strings attached and I don't get anything out of it...I just want to share the love of reading through the act of bookcrossing! If you do choose to join you can list me, princess-peapod, as the member who referred you.


collection of three vampire love stories;
"All I Vant for Christmas" introduces Connor, who loves trimming the Christmas tree, baking gingerbread cookies, and hanging the mistletoe. But his vampire siblings won't help. His friend Angelina sends party planner Jillian to the rescue. But when Jillian, who's mortal, discovers she's decking the halls for a family of vampires, she must decide between running for her life - or putting Connor's mistletoe to good use. In "A Vampire in Her Stocking," Vivian becomes heartbroken when she learns that her secret crush, Sean, is terminally ill. Confiding in Angelina, Vivian refuses to turn Sean into a vampire. Deciding to play Santa, Angelina changes Sean and leaves him wrapped in a red bow on Vivian's doorstep. Angelina, the heroine of "It's a Wonderful Bite," is happy with her boyfriend Ian, but she's ready for a commitment. After drinking eggnog and watching "It's a Wonderful Life" on Christmas Eve, Angelina falls into a dream where she is mortal and Ian isn't interested in her. Talk about the nightmare before Christmas! But Santa must have checked his list twice because this Christmas Angelina's wishes are coming true...

"Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack." --Virginia Woolf

Journal Entry 2 by princess-peapod at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (1/17/2012 UTC) at San Luis Obispo, California USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

If you found this book while in the area of San Luis Obispo, CA. feel free to come by and check out Joe Mommas which houses our bookshelf! We also hold our local meetups on the first Tuesday of each month at 5pm there, please come join the fun! The books on the shelf are free to for you to read, enjoy and pass along to another!


passing along to my fellow bookcrosser JennyC1230 who likes many of the same boooks I do
and I believe will enjoy this one!

"A book is a mysterious object, I said, and once it floats out into the world, anything can happen. All kinds of mischief can be caused, and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. For better or worse, it's completely out of your control."
Paul Auster


Journal Entry 3 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, March 19, 2012
This book came home in JennyC1230's Kitchen Sink Bookbox.

Thanks so much, this book looks like a lot of fun!

Journal Entry 4 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, April 22, 2015
My Review: This is a really enjoyable trio of stories! I especially loved the last one with Angelina and Ian, it's similar to It's a Wonderful Life movie storyline. I will look for more books from this author.

Saved for a Bookbox.

Journal Entry 5 by JennyC1230 at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, June 08, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (6/12/2015 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

If you have found this book, welcome to Bookcrossing and thank you for taking the time to let us know about its journey. Feel free to enjoy the book and pass it along to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, or simply leave it somewhere for another lucky reader to enjoy as you did! This book isn’t your type of read? No problem, don't feel obliged to read it, just be kind enough to help it on its journey. If you join, please use my name as your referring member: JennyC1230.

Putting into Emmejo's Vampire Bookbox. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, August 28, 2015
This book rode to the end of the Vampire bookbox and is now headed to my shelves.

Journal Entry 7 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, January 29, 2016
This was a light collection of vampire love stories. None were particularly creative, and I was rolling my eyes at plenty of the melodramatic tropes, but they were entertaining. I liked the second one best, since it dealt with some of the issues of consent that often get glossed over in the genre. Vivian was a little annoying at the beginning, but she grew on me as we got to know her as someone with strong convictions alongside the heart on her sleeve.

This was a pretty forgettable book, but it worked well for times when I just wanted some fluffy, silly, easy reading.

Journal Entry 8 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, March 11, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (3/11/2016 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book is one of the starting novels in the newest round of The Vampire Bookbox

Journal Entry 9 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, June 10, 2016
I'm claiming this from the Vampire bookbox. How could I resist a story called "All I Vant for Christmas"? {wry grin}

Later: Definitely on the fluffy side, these three novellas, though with some dark bits here and there. [Often, the darkest elements of the stories matched real-world concerns: disaffected offspring, career woes, etc. Compared to that, the "whoa, now I'm a vampire" thing doesn't seem quite so shocking!]

Of the three, I liked the first one ("I Vant...") best, with its single vampire-dad trying to adjust to his rebellious kids while fitting a new - and mortal - woman into his life.

"A Vampire in Her Stocking" had a nice twist on the "forced vampire transformation" plot: while heroine Vivian loves terminally-ill Sean, and would do almost anything to save him if she could, she draws the line at converting him without his consent. So her best pal decides to do it for her... Complications ensue, but things work out in the end.

"It's a Wonderful Bite" features Angelina herself, the character who brought the lovers together in the first two stories. Here she has to deal with her own choices - and she gets the "A Christmas Carol/It's a Wonderful Life" treatment when she dreams of what her life might be like if she'd never become a vampire.

Sexy seasonal fun!

Released 4 yrs ago (7/1/2016 UTC) at Post Office Bookswap Shelf (UBCZ), 353 Middlesex Rd. in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I plan to leave this book on the book-swap shelf in the Tyngsboro post office lobby at around 1:30 or so; hope the finder enjoys it!

*** Released as part of the 2016 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

*** Released as part of the 2016 Christmas in July release challenge. ***

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