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The Bite Before Christmas Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2012
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This holiday season, two of today’s most popular paranormal authors invite you into their worlds—where creatures are always stirring . . . and no one sleeps through the night.
About the Author
Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web at www.lynsaysands.net.
Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series and the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to nineteen different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling—by car. Airplanes, children, and cookbooks frighten her.
- Publisher : Avon; Reprint edition (January 1, 2012)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062022601
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062022608
- Item Weight : 6.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 0.92 x 6.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #460,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Just the right gift for them both
The author made one of my holiday wishes come true with this book. Teddy finally finds his life mate. I love how he tries to stick to his upbringing, but all bets are off when those pesky nanos get involved. I really enjoyed how the characters brought out the best in each other and made that important connection. Although the story is short, the author didn’t leave us hanging. There is just a touch of danger and urgency before the turn. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to find out who gets a mate next.
Home for the Holidays
And I thought my family was bad during the holidays
The author didn’t introduce any new couples in this story, but she made the most of the ones we love. This family is made up from so many different walks of life, but when danger threatens they stand together as one. The author kept the story moving with humor and innuendo making a holiday scene you will want to read again and again. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to whatever comes next.
Then the second story with Bones and his Vampires, takes off fast as a attempt to celebrate Christmas has a very unexpected guest dropping in and Bones finds out a lot about his family. Excellent on the danger, excitement and drama. Very different from the Canadian Argeneau family but then Canadians are so nice, even their vampires are polite.
Loved both stories.
Perhaps if I had read previous installments of this series it wouldn’t have been so off putting. And, old dude fetishists, you do you! But it doesn’t do it for me 😋
(5 stars = I really really liked it) "Home for the Holidays" by Jeaniene Frost - A Night Huntress novella - Looks like Annette has totally one upped Cat's birthday present to Bones but the surprise guest has almost every one in Bone's 'family' acting really wierd - Frost had released the first few chapter of this as a sneak preview a while back but even having read the beginning before, this Cat and Bones short was really excellent. If the anthology had been a mass market release, I'd have almost said that this story was worth the price of the whole book, since "Home for the Holidays" is a pretty substantial novella length short story, with a really great conflict, with a touching moment near the end, and with lots of cameos, plus a decent sized supporting role for Ian - he's so unabashedly bad but with a redeeming touch of loyalty that makes him a standout character.
(3 stars = ok) "The Gift" by Lynsay Sands - an Argeneau connected novella, starring Teddy the Port Henry Chief of Police who has appeared in quite a few of the books (Accidental Vampire for one). Teddy's attempt to avoid a 'charity' invite to one of his paired off friends' holiday celebrations, ends up with him snowed in and with no power, but with a very interesting neighbor to make the experience more interesting. - I was happy that Teddy got his HEA, but there were places where I was borderline squicked with the 60 something Teddy thinking 'gramppa thoughts' while lusting after the 20's looking Katricia. Katricia is around 1600 years old or something like that and Teddy feels bad about scoping her out before he learns her age, and Katricia is on the make from the start but ... I'd have been happier if the lustiness had waited until after the 'turning'. And I have had this pet peeve in the last five or so books, I wish Sands would stop using Little 'fill-in-heroes-name-here' for a significant male body part, it was cute the first time in Thomas' book but needs to be retired.
The last 14% of the book has sneak previews for Sand's next book Under a Vampire Moon (which if the rumors are true, will no longer be a hardback release) and for Frost's first Night Prince (Vlad's spinoff series) I am skipping both teasers - I will just wait for the real thing.
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the second story I found a little confusing perhaps it would also help to have read some of the authors other books. but it does grab you. intrigue action & romance in a marriage.