The Bite Before Christmas
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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!
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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
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."
Thanks so much, this book looks like a lot of fun!
Saved for a Bookbox.
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Putting into Emmejo's Vampire Bookbox. Enjoy!
This was a pretty forgettable book, but it worked well for times when I just wanted some fluffy, silly, easy reading.
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!
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