Title: HUNTED HOLIDAY
Included in the anthology KISS OF CHRISTMAS MAGIC
Author: Mandy M. Roth
Publish Date: 11.11.14
Publisher: New Concepts Publishing
Category /Genre: Paranormal Romance, Short story
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Received from: Mandy M. Roth (in exchange for an honest review)
Date completed: 11.09.14
Goodreads link: HUNTED HOLIDAY
Description from the publisher:Dani Malloye hates the holidays, and with good reason. Though her best friend tries to force the Christmas spirit on her with giant Santas and elves that light up, she'd rather spend her time doing what she does best—enforcing paranormal law on the streets of Chicago. Nothing like a little evil bloodshed to lighten the mood. Besides, work means she can spend time with her sexy boss, Cornell Sutton. Too bad Cornell is uptight, her new neighbor, and a vampire. Everyone knows slayers and vampires just don’t mix. Or do they?
This is one of twenty stories compiled from today’s top authors. It does stand alone, but I hope it leads to more stories from this alternate reality.
Dani doesn’t remember the holidays ever being a good time of year. How could she, when her earliest memory involves seeing vampires destroy her family? Her best friend, Mimi, is trying her best to force the season onto her via giant lawn Santas and twenty, not so little, reindeer (cause eight just isn’t enough). Her new neighbor, and her boss, is the very sexy, vampire, Cornell Sutton. Dani would much rather be chasing the bad supernaturals of Chicago with Cornell than singing Fa-La-La-La-La with Mimi, even if he is an uptight stick-in-the-mud….. at least he’s a gorgeous stick-in-the-mud.
This was a fun holiday twist on paranormal romance. Vampires, slayers, and fae, I love them all - Dani, Mimi, Cornell, and Finn. Dani may hate the season, but she appreciates her friend and understands the love being shared. She also doesn’t lie to herself or her friends, no matter what the question. How refreshing is that! Finn may appear up-tight, but when he decides to claim his mate, nothing gets in the way of him vampiring-up! Sigh!! He’s sexy, sweet, and completely alpha yummy.
I am so glad I got to read this story from the anthology and I am looking forward to reading the rest of them and more from Mandy M. Roth.
Grammar/editing: A – near perfect
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