A Vampire for Christmas

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  • A Vampire for Christmas
  • Laurie London
  • English
  • 13 April 2017
  • 0373776446

About the Author: Laurie London

Thanks for finding me on Goodreads I love making new friends and seeing what you re reading, so be sure to friend me If I weren t writing so much, I think I d live here Okay, a little about me I m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of paranormal romance the Sweetblood series vampires and the Iron Portal series portals people with special abilities I live in the Seattle area with my family and a bunch of animals which are interchangeable sometimes , including my horse Check out my website forbook info www.LaurieLondonBooks.comSign up for my new release newsletter can find me online here www.facebook.com LaurieLondonAuthorwww.twitter.com LaurieBLondon


A Vampire for ChristmasAll They Want For Christmas Is You It S The Time Of Year For Twinkling Lights On Trees And Kisses Under The Mistletoe Yet The Passing Of Another Year Means Nothing To The Stunning Immortals Who Lurk In The Shadows Of The New Fallen SnowAnd They Don T Care If You Ve Been Naughty Or NiceLet Four Fanged Lovers Open Your Eyes To A Passion You Never Dared To Imagine After All, There S No Place Like Home For The Holidays And These Dazzling Vampires Can T Wait For An Invitation

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10 thoughts on “A Vampire for Christmas

  1. UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish says:

    There s nothing like curling up with a great romance during the holidays, and when those romances come from an anthology, I m evenexcited because the stories are short, varied and almost always have that magical happily ever after. And another plus is that they often give me a chance to get to know authors whose work I might not have never tried, otherwise However, one of the problems inherent with anthologies is that the authors have to perform a balancing act when contributing to them, There s nothing like curling up with a great romance during the holidays, and when those romances come from an anthology, I m evenexcited because the stories are short, varied and almost always have that magical happily ever after. And another plus is that they often give me a chance to get to know authors whose work I might not have never tried, otherwise However, one of the problems inherent with anthologies is that the authors have to perform a balancing act when contributing to them, especially when their contribution comes from a world they ve already created through a series They have to give those of us who are unfamiliar with their series enough information to keep us from feeling lost while at the same time not filling too much of their limited and very valuable page time with unnecessary information One of the stories in this collection suffered from too much information and another suffered from not enough, but all in all, I enjoyed this collection and have discovered authors whose work I ll be watching for.So here we go, my thoughts on each individual story1 Enchanted by Bloodby Laurie London This novella is part of the Sweetblood series and I can tell that Ms London has created a unique, exciting world, but even though I enjoyed this second chance at love tale, I think I would have enjoyed it a lotif I had been following the series before reading this book As I said above, it s a tough balancing act for an author, and in this case I felt like I was getting way too much background information laid out for me rather than being able to watch it unfold naturally Maybe had the plot been about something other than the politics of their world,time could have been devoted to the characters themselves which should always be the driving force of any romance book, regardless of the length And speaking of the characters from what little I saw of them, I really liked Trace, but Charlotte didn t do a lot for me, which I think could have been remedied iftime had been spent on character and relationship development The sex definitely sizzled, but their romance didn t give me the warm fuzzies I like, especially in my holiday reads All that said, I m definitely interested in readingof this series because I really enjoyed Ms London s easy, comfortable style of writing and something tells me that I d quickly get hooked on the world of Sweetblood3 stars2 Monsters Don t Do Christmasby Michele Hauf I had very high hopes for this story because it started so out strong and I was sure it would hold, but then it just fizzled There was so much potential for a great tale, but I found myself doing a lot of skimming and I was never able to become all that invested in either Daniel or Olivia, which in turn made it hard to stay interested in the story I wish I had learnedabout Daniel being changed and the world he gave up I get being bitter and all, but I could have totally invested in him if I had felt, and not just been told about, his anger.What I did like about it was the way Christmas commercialism was played down, and how Daniel, who believed himself to be a monster, didn t let the darkness rule him It was exactly the kind of Christmas story I would normally love, but something about the delivery just didn t grab me 2 stars3 When Herald Angels Singby Caridad Pineiro I reallyenjoyed this story It was such a sweet, romantic, sexy tale about learning from your past mistakes, admitting you were wrong, and being willing to sacrifice anything and everything for those you love As Damien and Angelina learned,believe in the power of love and all of Heaven will be yours4 stars4 All I Want for Christmasby Alexis Morgan Now see, very rarely is it that a novella can earn 5 stars because to do so the author has to be very careful to strike the perfect balance of world building and character development, while making it all emotionally compelling And let s be honest, that s hard enough to do in a full length novel, let alone a short one But this story had it all The plot was interesting, yet didn t require a lot of page time to set up, which madecharacter and relationship development possible, and in the end, allowed me to become totally invested in Eagan and Della, as well as the secondary characters, Tenn, Lupe, Harry, Daniel I d love to knowabout them all 5 starsThe bottom line While I enjoyed all of the stories, or at least parts of them, the last two carried the anthology and I ll definitely be readingby these authors This book was provided by netgalley.com in behalf of HQN Books.

  2. Laura the Highland Hussy says:

    by Blood by Laurie London 3.5 starsI really enjoy Laurie London s Sweetblood series, but to be honest, this one definitely wasn t one of my favorites The storyline was good, but there s one thing that really REALLY bugged me Charlotte s friend bailed on her at a club, so she heads back to her car alone Right before she is about to get accosted, someone swoops in and beats the thugs down Awesome, except that her hero is her ex lover Oh, and by Blood by Laurie London 3.5 starsI really enjoy Laurie London s Sweetblood series, but to be honest, this one definitely wasn t one of my favorites The storyline was good, but there s one thing that really REALLY bugged me Charlotte s friend bailed on her at a club, so she heads back to her car alone Right before she is about to get accosted, someone swoops in and beats the thugs down Awesome, except that her hero is her ex lover Oh, and she doesn t remember him because he s a vampire who erased her memory of their relationship.So far so good, and I loved watching Trace woo her, it was sweet I really liked the mini suspense plot too, except when she finds out what Trace did, other than a slap across his face, all is forgiven Really But definitely a good addition to the Sweetblood series, just a minor thing that hits my pet peeve button.Monsters Don t Do Christmas by Michele Hauf 2 stars This one starts out strong and then became really boring Not much happened and I didn t see Olivia as being a monster at all She feels she sof a monster than her self loathing vampire lover is Why She s a pop star Yep, except she s not really even diva ish The plot was a fail When Herald Angels Sing by Caridad Pineiro 3.5 starsI think this story starts off with a bang I liked it, found myself tensing up in the right places, palms sweaty, heart racing I will definitely readby Ms Pineiro The main reason I didn t rate ithighly, is that with the flashbacks which were well done and the timeline, I found myself wishing it had been a longer book so we could see what the author was trying to do with those flashbacks The world building was nil Absolutely none I don t know if it s part of another series or not Maybe then I would have knownabout her version of demon vampires and angels Other than that, I liked the idea of the guardian angel failing, the soul in question needing a Christmas Carol type lesson, and the devil taking his due All I Want For Christmas by Alexis Morgan 4 starsBy far the best story in the book Maybe because it works better as a stand alone It s not part of Alexis Morgan s vampires that she writes for Harlequin s Nocturne imprint, and it s your stereotypical vampire mythos I think that helps with a stand alone as she was able tofocus on the story and driving plot, than try to add in complex world building.This is a very sweet romance, with a vampire undercover cop and a sweet diner owner The writing was easy read, and it was a feel good story The perfect Christmas romance, if you don t mind a vampire or two in your Christmas story

  3. Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) says:

    Posted on Under the CoversEnchanted by Blood by Laurie London SweetBlood 2.5 3 starsCharlotte is ditched by her best friend at a dance club and decides to head home when she realizes she is being followed by two strange men Fear propels her forward to the safety of her car, but a man appears and does the ass kicking for her Since Charlotte has injured her hand during her scuffle to get to safety, this man offers to feed her and drive her home Trace is a guardian and a vampire And altho Posted on Under the CoversEnchanted by Blood by Laurie London SweetBlood 2.5 3 starsCharlotte is ditched by her best friend at a dance club and decides to head home when she realizes she is being followed by two strange men Fear propels her forward to the safety of her car, but a man appears and does the ass kicking for her Since Charlotte has injured her hand during her scuffle to get to safety, this man offers to feed her and drive her home Trace is a guardian and a vampire And although Charlotte has no recollection of this, the truth is, Trace and Charlotte had an affair before this Swiped clean of their memory, Trace uses this one night to relive their happy moments togetherin the comfort of her bed I liked Laurie London s story While Trace was a nice hero, I hoped for a littlewith Charlotte She wasn t too memorable for me I also thought that the beginning of the novella was stronger than the latter part, but that is not to say that the writing gets weaker as you read Overall, I enjoyed this read Monsters Don t Do Christmas Michele Hauf 2 stars Daniel s got his hands full in a fight with two werewolves when a woman wrapped in winter gear breaks up the party Sending the werewolves home, she invites the sexy vampire into her home for a quick kiss Olivia s got a dominant streak and isn t going to back down when the guy she has her sights on is right there for her picking Out of all the stories in this anthology, I thought Hauf s had the most memorable heroine Olivia definitely had the best introduction and I found myself liking her spunk However, after the strong beginning, I thought this story lost some of its appeal as it went on Olivia may be alpha of the relationship, but I thought that Daniel was a really sweet vampire who had just the right sexiness to suit Olivia s darkest desires While I really enjoyed the banter between Daniel and Olivia, that was the only thing keeping me reading And sometimes Olivia was a little too dominant for my tastes Let the man seduce, woman When Herald Angels Sing Caridad Pineiro 2 stars Damien was one of the better heroes out of all the four stories He was like a dark angel who I wanted to learnabout Christmas Eve is a hard time for him since a year ago on this day, he lost Angelina, his love When Perez Ramirez, the Captain of this immortal ship hands her to him, Daniel hopes that this Christmas will be better than the last There s some resemblance to A Christmas Carol where Angelina takes Daniel back into the past I m not quite sure I liked this aspect of the story so much In theory, it sounds like a lot of fun But I much preferred the parts where they were just in the present Whereas in the other novellas, I liked the story better than the characters, in Where Herald Angels Sing, I liked the charactersthan the story What I did like about this story was Caridad s writing style I liked the overall tone she evoked and she describes things very eloquently I hope to give this author another shot All I Want For Christmas Alexis Morgan 3.5 starsOut of all the stories, I felt that Morgan s story was the best It had a steady beginning, capturing my attention with Eagan, the vampire who just hates holidays I like him already And Della, a sweet diner owner who I d loved to be friends with Paired together, I thought they complimented one another well And the best part is, individually, both characters are strong on their own While I wasof an Eagan before starting it story, I definitely wished December were here by the time I finished Christmas t shirts, you ask Bring it on Ok, maybe not ARC provided by Laurie London

  4. Sarah says:

    I have been enjoying reading Christmas themed anthologies over the last few days so A Vampire for Christmas was just the kind of thing I was looking for Anthologies can be a great way of trying new authors and I have definitely added a couple of authors to my to read pile thanks to this one Although there were a couple of stories that I didn t enjoy as much as the others I d say this anthology was well worth buying just for Alexis Morgan and Laurie London s contributions.Enchanted by Blood by I have been enjoying reading Christmas themed anthologies over the last few days so A Vampire for Christmas was just the kind of thing I was looking for Anthologies can be a great way of trying new authors and I have definitely added a couple of authors to my to read pile thanks to this one Although there were a couple of stories that I didn t enjoy as much as the others I d say this anthology was well worth buying just for Alexis Morgan and Laurie London s contributions.Enchanted by Blood by Laurie London 3.5 starsI ve not read any of the books in the Sweetblood series but after reading this novella I ll definitely be picking up the first book in the series Bonded by Blood Enchanted by Blood is the story of Trace a vampire who is about to take his place on the governing council but is torn between his family duty and his love for the human Charlotte Although I did find a couple of things confusing because I ve not read the first few books in the series I enjoyed this novella and it reminded me a little of Lara Adrian s Midnight Breed series and J.R Ward s Black Dagger Brotherhood books My one irritation was that Charlotte forgave Trace a bit too easily for wiping her memory, it would have taken a lot longer for him to win me around after pulling a stunt like that but I can forgive it since this was a novella not a full length book I really liked both of the main characters and I m looking forward to readingof this series.Monsters Don t Do Christmas by Michele Hauf 2 starsThis story was OK but nothing special and I d started to get bored by the end of it Daniel was transformed into a vampire against his will and has believed himself to be a monster unworthy of happiness ever since He is drawn to Olivia but with her life in the public eye it isn t going to be easy for him to keep the fact he is a vampire a secret I felt that Olivia accepted the fact that Daniel was a vampire far too easily and I was surprised that she wasn t even slightly afraid of him in the beginning I was also annoyed that she kept referring to herself as a monster when there was no reason for her to Like I said this story was OK and I will try something else by this author in the future I have a couple of her books on my to read pile , hopefully I d be able to connect to the characters better in a full length novel.When Herald Angels Sing by Caridad Pineiro 1 star Did Not Finish I m not going to spend much time talking about this one I found the constant switching between the past and the present confusing I didn t connect to either of the characters and didn t even bother to finish reading the story I was worried that I hadn t given this one a fair chance because I had a really bad headache when I first picked it up so I tried to give it a second chance and had exactly the same problem I ve heard really good things about this author so will probably try something else by her in the future, unfortunately When Herald Angels Sing just didn t work for me.All I Want for Christmas by Alexis Morgan 4.5 starsThis was definitely my favourite story in the anthology and I m really looking forward to readingby Alexis Morgan in the future Vampire Eagan works as an undercover policeman and is investigating the murders of several teenagers He needs a cover story for being in the area where the teens have been disappearing from and Della s diner is the perfect location for him to observe what is going on Della loves to look after everyone and the customers who spend time at the diner arelike family, she is quick to welcome Eagan into her world but Eagan is used to spending his time alone and it isn t so easy for him to get used to his growing feelings for Della This was such a sweet story, it has a great Christmas feel good factor and I enjoyed every minute of it The A Vampire for Christmas anthology is worth buying for this story alone I would highly recommend it

  5. All Things Urban Fantasy says:

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy Enchanted By Blood by Laurie London Sweetblood 2.5 After being a little disappointed with the last Sweetblood novella story I read, I was really hoping for a novella that captured the same super sexy and dangerous feel of the full length novels And that s what I got The story here manages to incorporate the depth of a long term relationship while still letting readers experience the thrill of a new couple meeting for the first time Even though v Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy Enchanted By Blood by Laurie London Sweetblood 2.5 After being a little disappointed with the last Sweetblood novella story I read, I was really hoping for a novella that captured the same super sexy and dangerous feel of the full length novels And that s what I got The story here manages to incorporate the depth of a long term relationship while still letting readers experience the thrill of a new couple meeting for the first time Even though vampire Trance and human Charlotte had relationship prior to the start of this story, Charlotte doesn t remember it because of a mind wipe It s kind of the best of both worlds Trance already loves and cherishes Char when they first meet, but he has to win Char without ever revealing that So, yes to the super sexy dangerous plot courtesy of some nasty psycho vamps , but also yes to the tender love story too Sexual Content A couple graphic sex scenes Rating 4 5 Monsters Don t Do Christmas by Michelle Hauf This story is the most Christmas y of the anthology It s a very unusual story, but that s part of why I ended up liking it Human Olivia rescues vampire Daniel from an attack by werewolves she things it s muggers , but when she learns what he is, she asks for a kiss as a reward What follows is a romance that never goes the way you would expect, but ends up exactly where you want They each see themselves as monsters for different reasons and together find their souls again I think it might have worked better as a full length novel, but even at this length, the result is oddly beautiful Sexual Content A couple graphic sex scenes Rating 3 5 When Herald Angels Sing by Caridad Pi eiro By far my least favorite story in the anthology Plot holes, thin story, unlikeable and foolish characters are just a few of the problems I had in this story about a vampire forced to revisit the high and low points of his life by the woman he loves who is secretly an angel She dies and is reborn several times throughout the course of his life, yet he is shocked to discover she isn t human she meanwhile is basically raped by him in a public bar and then tossed to the ground when he s done and yet she feels bad for him when he has to relive the experience I was completely done with caring about either of them at that point, but struggled through the rest of the story which amounted to one long repetitive sex scene after another Seriously awful Sexual Content Several long, graphic sex scenes including one that could be perceived as rape Rating 1 5 All I Want for Christmas by Alexis MorganThis was the most charming story in the anthology, it really could end up being a Hallmark Christmas movie The story is about a diner owner who is selflessly devoted to her quirky regulars and is quick to welcome a reticent new loner who shows up just before the holidays Several cute scenes follow including the pair hanging lights together and getting caught under the mistletoe But romance is never easy for the loner who has to hide the fact that he s a vampire cop sent to spy on the busboy who may be involved in blood selling The dialogue had a tendency to drift into saccharine territory, especially the too schmaltzy ending, but overall it was a sweet and heartwarming story.Sexual Content A graphic sex scene Rating 3 5

  6. Melindeeloo says:

    3.5 stars Tis the season to be fangyEnchanted by Blood by Laurie London A Sweet Bloods connected short Trace s destiny didn t allow for the love of a human, so he erased Charlotte s memory of their love together, but fate has other ideas This was pleasant enough, the preexisting connection makes the story work even without her memories Charlotte feels drawn to Trace my only issues were with terms from the world building Darkbloods, Sweet bloods just struck me as being a bit chee 3.5 stars Tis the season to be fangyEnchanted by Blood by Laurie London A Sweet Bloods connected short Trace s destiny didn t allow for the love of a human, so he erased Charlotte s memory of their love together, but fate has other ideas This was pleasant enough, the preexisting connection makes the story work even without her memories Charlotte feels drawn to Trace my only issues were with terms from the world building Darkbloods, Sweet bloods just struck me as being a bit cheesy I like this one well enough, but if it hadn t been a short story the painless well at least for Trace resolution of the main conflict would have bugged me I liked it Monsters Don t Do Christmas by Michele Hauf A diva on holiday decides to learn how to take risks starting out by diving into a fling with a vampire This one was pretty good too, I never really saw why the singer sees herself as a monster, but I liked that she is able to help the vamp to realized that even though he is a blood sucker in reality he was a figurative killer in his former life he doesn t have the soul of a monster I liked it When Herald Angels Sing by Caridad Piniero Third time is the charm The ending was good, but I wasn t overly fond of what came before, I generally like Piniero s stories but there was just way too much sex and not enough development of the relationship for this grand love that the leading man has for a woman who has died immediately after each of their encounters in the past It was ok All I Want for Christmas by Alexis Morgan On the hunt for a supernatural who is preying on teens, a loner vamp enforcer develops an attraction to a woman with a big heart This was my favorite of the stories, the woman is just so caring that there was no way the vamp was going to be able to stay away for her own good, and the reveal was done in a smooth way too, but I especially liked the secrets of her little family as well I really liked it ARC provided by Netgalley

  7. Paraphrodite says:

    Feb 2018 re listened Laurie London Enchanted by Blood narrated by Eve Bianco This was the short story that prompted me to search out the Sweetblood series Still 3 stars.____________________________3 stars average This is another example of a book that read better than in audio The problem could be the unevenness of the narrators styles, or it could be just that I m getting a bit tired of vampire stories Alexis Morgan All I Want for Christmas narrated by Lola Holiday3.5 stars By fa Feb 2018 re listened Laurie London Enchanted by Blood narrated by Eve Bianco This was the short story that prompted me to search out the Sweetblood series Still 3 stars.____________________________3 stars average This is another example of a book that read better than in audio The problem could be the unevenness of the narrators styles, or it could be just that I m getting a bit tired of vampire stories Alexis Morgan All I Want for Christmas narrated by Lola Holiday3.5 stars By far the most enjoyable and understandable of the four Caridad Pineiro When Herald Angels Sing narrated by Jack LeFleur2 stars I think the narration let this story down a bit, it was so slow that I just lost interest Laurie London Enchanted by Blood narrated by Eve Bianco3 stars This one was ok so I m going to look into the whole Sweetblood series Michele Hauf Monsters Don t Do Christmas narrated by Viv Williams2 stars Couldn t really get into this one, the H h just didn t appeal

  8. Carla-Book Monster Reviews says:

    Review by Joanne Book Monster Guest Reviewer A Vampire for Christmas is a classic collection of love stories set in the world s happiest holiday of all What could be better than to read about four vampires looking for love at a time when love is overflowing in the human heart Each story teaches us something different about the human vampire connection.Enchanted by Blood by Laurie London is set in a time when vampires were still struggling with identity and attempting to set up rules to help t Review by Joanne Book Monster Guest Reviewer A Vampire for Christmas is a classic collection of love stories set in the world s happiest holiday of all What could be better than to read about four vampires looking for love at a time when love is overflowing in the human heart Each story teaches us something different about the human vampire connection.Enchanted by Blood by Laurie London is set in a time when vampires were still struggling with identity and attempting to set up rules to help them keep the truth from humans Trace Westfalen was the leader of the Guardians in Seattle and spent much of his time trying to keep the peace amongst the angry vampires in the city Charlotte Grant was a house decorator who is hired by Trace s grandmother to decorate their home for Christmas An affair develops between Trace and Charlotte and they fall in love But, at a holiday party, Charlotte walks in on a vampire drinking blood from a guest Before she has a chance to react, Trace wipes away her memory of everything and everyone and walks away He, as a Guardian, is not allowed to be involved with a human so now is the right time to walk away A year later, Trace saves Charlotte from being attacked by a group of renegade vampires and realizes how much he still loves her What should he do Should he follow his heart and try to win her love again Monsters Don t Do Christmas by Michele Hauf, takes place in modern day New York City Daniel Harrison has been a vampire for only a year and is having a difficult time accepting his new lifestyle Olivia Adorata is an independent woman who meets Daniel after she scares off werewolves from beating him up She laughs when he tells her what he is she thinks he s an actor who gets his kicks by trying to scare women into believing he is a vampire He was gorgeous, built like a model and, being a modern woman, if he was a vampire, well, it didn t seem to bother her at all Maybe being bitten by a handsome vamp wouldn t be so terrible So she invites him home using the excuse that he needs medical care She is totally fascinated by what he is and he s totally fascinated that she is so accepting of him Daniel had a great job, money, a fancy car a life and he lost it all when he was bitten He calls himself a monster and can t accept what he s become He doesn t want to celebrate Christmas or anything else Olivia considers herself a monster a talented upcoming singer who tries to hide during the day and live a quiet life hiding from fame because she doesn t have the courage to go all the way with her career Instead, she bakes cookies and at Christmas, goes around her neighborhood giving them out She can t accept what she is anythan Daniel can accept what he is Can they help each other come to terms with life and what it has in store for them What better time than Christmas to write a story about total love, redemption and guardian angels Caridad Pineiro thought it was the perfect time and dives right in In When Herald Angels Sing, the Archangel Raphael decides to save the soul of Damien a human turned vampire who, despite a horrid childhood and a miserable life as a vampire, still tries to help his fellow man when he sees it is needed Raphael sends guardian angel Angelina to help him make the necessary transformation but against rules, she falls in love with Damien and interferes in a dangerous situation to protect him She is killed and returns to heaven humiliated and chastised by Raphael This happens twice but Archangel Raphael is determined to save his soul so he sends Angelina down for a third and final time She is to reveal who she is and explain why she is there She is to help him accept his fate and not interfere in whatever is fated to happen If she does interfere, she will be banished from heaven and become a human again But Angelina, upon seeing Damien again, realizes how much she loves him and is not sure if she wants them to return to heaven or stay on earth and love each other eternally On the other end of the spectrum is All I Want for Christmas by Alexis Morgan in a tale where vampires are number one on the food chain and humans come in last Eagan McHale was born a vamp and takes it seriously He is a policeman whose job it is to keep vamps and werewolves under control to keep them away from the human population In a crime spree where vamps are paying humans to feed on them, Eagan uses a local diner, owned by Della, as a post to keep an eye on what s going on in the streets He is instantly attracted to Della s warm heart, humanitarian ways and home cooking But, she s human, and he does not want to get involved He doesn t want to drink the blood of a human woman and to him, that s a big part of lovemaking But being in the diner every night makes his desire grow stronger, especially when he realizes she feels the same way about him But a dangerous situation changes everything and in this fast paced, quick wit story, having to tell Della the truth opens up a whole can of worms But love conquers all, as it should be, in this book and this collection of stories gives us love in every possible form and brightens up our holiday spirit to the fullest.I give A Vampire For Christmas 4 Stars

  9. Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly says:

    4.5 Stars 3 5 Hotness RatingI was lucky enough to win a copy of this from review is for the Laurie London s novella onlyBlurb for Enchanted by Bloodby Laurie London found within A Vampire for ChristmasA Sweetblood connected short Trace s destiny didn t allow for the love of a human, so he erased Charlotte s memory of their love together, but fate has other ideas First of let me say this, the title of this nov 4.5 Stars 3 5 Hotness RatingI was lucky enough to win a copy of this from review is for the Laurie London s novella onlyBlurb for Enchanted by Bloodby Laurie London found within A Vampire for ChristmasA Sweetblood connected short Trace s destiny didn t allow for the love of a human, so he erased Charlotte s memory of their love together, but fate has other ideas First of let me say this, the title of this novella is completely apropos Our hero, Trace, is absolutely enchanted with our heroine, Charlotte Also, I was completed enchanted by this read.Trace Westfalen was about to become a member of the governing council The problem was that though he technically had inherited his membership about a year before, for some reason the council kept postponing his vote in He was starting to get a bad feeling about Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that his great uncle had been addicted to Sweet.Charlotte Grant was an interior decorator that had just started her own company One night, she and a friend went clubbing but her girl ditched her to go home with some guy that she just met Unfortunately that left Charlotte to fend for herself on the walk back to her car that was located blocks away from the club Too bad that the club was located in a shady part of Seattle Though she had her pepper spray, she was woefully unprepared to deal with the two men well, they were vamps but she didn t know that that suddenly appeared before her Then, suddenly, a stranger showed up and told her to get in the car, lock the door and wait for him while he dealt with the men.Trace was both furious and elated to find Charlotte in the same spot that he had left her What type of woman listens to orders from some stranger Good for her that he wasn t just an ordinary stranger Due to a mind wipe Charlotte had no memory of Trace or the fact that they had been lovers just a year before Had fate led Trace to Charlotte again Even when their vampire human relationship was doomed from the start There were TONS of awesome things about this story So many in fact, that I have no idea where to start.1 Trace This guy is a total man of worth I love that phrase If I needed to come up with some words that I relate to him I would choose DUTY, DEDICATION and HONOR He s all about being dedicated and honoring the deathbed promise that he made to his father He gave his all to the council though they were screwing him around.2 The casual sex situation One thing about the Sweetblood series that I love is that London always manages to slip in a line to tell her readers that her vampires voracious sexual appetites stem from trying to control their natural aggression The difference with this story is that it s the first time that we see a humans view of casual sex One night stands were definitely not Char s cup of tea Her thoughts showed how judgmental she was about casual sex in general Of course then she goes and knocks boots with Trace after he rescues her Though not actually stated, Char s eyes were obviously opened to the fact that even one night stands can lead to awesome things.3 The sexual intensity Turn off the heat because Trace and Char can start an inferno all on there own They were pulled towards each other like magnets Though there were not a lot of sex scenes in the story because of the length, the emotions between the two were easily palpable.4 Keeping it currant I adore how Laurie London is always adding little details to make sure that her Sweetblood world is up to date with current trends In Enchanted she mentions the game Angry Birds.5 The relationship with the other books in the series Though this novella is built as a stand alone read there were a lot of ties to the other books in the series I feel that this is a mark of a great author who can do this The thing with Trace s great uncle that I mentioned That all went down in Hidden by Blood, Sweetblood 1.5 We also see appearances from both Dom and Jackson in this book Jackson s few lines even managed to highlight an issue of his that will be a main part of his book, Tempted by Blood.OK so I ll shut up now I know that this review is long as hell Can you believe that this is the edited version LOL I guess that just shows you how enchanted I am by this excellent novella I m telling you, you must absolutely try the Sweetblood series

  10. Rhonda says:

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011A Vampire for Christmas by Laurie London,Caridad Pineiro,Michele Hauf, Alexis Morgan 3 STARSEnchanted by Blood by Laurie London.Trace is a vampire and he used to be a guardian Like a policeman for vampires, but he quit His father died last year and he was a council member The seat usually pass from father to son, but the council keeps puting the vote off.Charlotte got ditched at a dance club by her friend As she is walking to her car alone she falls and see shadow o Wednesday, October 5, 2011A Vampire for Christmas by Laurie London,Caridad Pineiro,Michele Hauf, Alexis Morgan 3 STARSEnchanted by Blood by Laurie London.Trace is a vampire and he used to be a guardian Like a policeman for vampires, but he quit His father died last year and he was a council member The seat usually pass from father to son, but the council keeps puting the vote off.Charlotte got ditched at a dance club by her friend As she is walking to her car alone she falls and see shadow of a man She is scared and then a third guy who is bigger comes from the other direction and tells her to get in car lock it and wait for him Charlotte does that Trace gets her to have coffee and takes her home and spends the night.But Charlotte does not remember that they were lovers last year but she found out about vampires and had erased her memories of him.Trace hires her to decorate his mansion and help with a party.she feels like she has been their before and thats how they met as she decorating for Christmas last year They became lovers again and does have lot of sex scenesWhen Herald Angels Sing by Caridad PineiroDamien was a vampire and twice in his life on Christmas eve a hundred years apart Angelina his lover was killed because of him Angelina was an angel sent to him to change Damien has not killed in all his years as a vampire But the devil wanted his soul Captain Pedro Ramirez the vampire turned him and promised to get Damien to kill him He trapped Angelina and took her wings she would die if did not get back.Monsters Don t Do Christmas by Michele HaufDaniel started fighting with 2 werewolfs till a women broke up the fight and invited him into her apartment.Oliva could not believe she saw 2 werewolfs and a vampire She kissed the vampire and invited him to ice rink the next night promising him another kiss.Daniel discovered she was the star singer performing They became lovers.Oliva found out Daniel was helping a homeless mother of 2 girls who drank was bitten that if she could hold without biting and drinking blood for one month she could stop turning into vampire.All I Want for Christmas by Alexis MorganEagan is a undercover cop and a vampire.Della was working at a diner she owned and lived above it in apartment.Their are a lot of boys disappearing some found dead Eagan was walking around the 8 block area and trying not to be noticed Della noticed Eagan went to diner to drink coffee and warm up Their was a werewolf in their Two punks tried to rob the tip jar and wanted the money in cashier drawer Eagan stopped them He decided to keep comming back and use diner to help search for who ever was killing boys Eagan noticed that the dishwasher Daniel was in the company of young vampires.My favorite one is the last one All I want for Christmas I like that their wasthan vampires Plus I like that Eagen was a cop who cared I had a hard time getting into these shorts stories.I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.10 24 2011 PUB Harlequin HQNBooks