THE GIFT in THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Anthology by Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost
Hardcover: Avon October 25, 2011
Paperback: Avon October 30, 2012
Also available as an ebook
Library download. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinion presented herein is my own except as noted.
If there’s one thing an Argeneau knows, it’s when they’ve found their life mate. So when Katricia Argeneau is stranded with gentle, gray-eyed cop Teddy Brunswick during a snowstorm, she’s more than up for the challenge of convincing this chief of police that not only is he not too old for her but he’s sexy as well. They belong together, so what could possibly go wrong?
THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Lynsay Sands was available on my library download and I’ve wanted to catch up on all the novellas. Yes, it is a Christmas themed story and it is not where near Christmas, but I don’t think you can only look at Christmas themed stories during the holiday season.
I had read about Katricia and Teddy in Lynsay Sands’ most recent release in the Argeneau series, THE IMMORTAL WHO LOVED ME. I was curious about how they got together and this explains it nicely. It is short but Lynsay manages to pack a lot of the components from her full-size novels. But she saves time because Teddy is friends with Argeneaus and other vampires (Elvi and Victor THE ACCIDENTAL VAMPIRE) so we lose the whole “We’re vampires from Atlantis and prefer to be called Immortals,” thing.
And, the other aspects of this tale save pages and to tell you more would be a spoiler.
This is a winner, but doesn’t stand alone. Reading up to THE ACCIDENTAL VAMPIRE would be good or at least the first book. Otherwise, I enjoyed this afternoon and evening read and the Cat and Bones short by Jeaniene Frost is also fun!