Charlene is surprised to find herself following the instructions of a stranger who saves her from being attacked. Enchanted by the Blood by Laurie London Sweetblood Series 2.5, Charlene allows Trace to hire her to decorate his house for the holidays but wonders why everything seems so familiar. Trace can’t stay away from Charlene, even though he knows being with her could upset his chances at being allowed on the vampire council and Charlene doesn’t remember their past relationship.
In Monsters Don’t Do Christmas by Michele Hauf, Daniel was a hotshot on Wall Street until he is attacked and turned into a vampire. Left to his own devices, Daniel is trying to find meaning for his existence and to counter the monster he has become. Olivia treasures her time by herself but when she saves what she thinks is a man from being beat up, her alone time is interrupted but she finds herself drawn to this stranger. When reality intrudes upon them, both must come to terms with their perceived inner monsters if they want to find a way to be together.
Damien has one last chance to win his soul mate Angelina, in previous times he was given the opportunity to win Angelina but he failed to see her worth. losing her in the process. When Herald Angels Sing by Caridad Pineiro, Damien remembers the past experiences of the two of them but Angelina does not and Damien must convince her that they are in love or risk losing her forever.
All I Want For Christmas by Alexis Morgan, Egan is an undercover cop and vampire searching for vampires who have attacked and killed teenagers. As he is working, Egan meets Della, a diner owner who is drawn to the loneliness in the mysterious Egan.
The thing I love about anthologies is they give you a taste of new authors that you may not have read otherwise, the thing I hate about anthologies is you never know what you are going to get. Technically, I would rate A Vampire for Christmas as a 3.5 stars, I really enjoyed the first story, the second story was okay, I didn’t really care for the third story and I liked the fourth story. That being said, A Vampire for Christmas was a quick paranormal Christmassy read, which you don’t find a ton of. Like I said, the stories were a mix of liking and not really caring for them but I am interested in reading the first book in the Sweetblood series by Laurie London because of the sampling of the series I read in this anthology.
You can read an excerpt here.
Title: A Vampire for Christmas
Format: Paperback, eBook
Page Nos.: 384
Release Date: November 2011
**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.