Busy, busy, busy. Haven't posted in a long time. Holiday cheer and all that rot. So all your shopping is done and your last batch of cookies is in the oven, now what? Well, not done here, but there's always time for some good paranormal reading. Obviously, the genre has to be stretched a bit to fit vampires and Christmas together, but hey, vamps have to endure Christmas with us all, too. So these are my Holiday Vampire Fiction Reads this season.
A Vampire for Christmas by Laurie London, Michele Hauf, Caridad Pineiro and Alexis Morgan. I powered through this anthology of short stories by some of the top authors of the genre in a couple of days. It is light reading and not too cheesy. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of short stories, because I like to invest time in getting to know the characters and seeing them evolve, which just isn't possible in depth in a short story. Also, this is heavy on the romance end of the genre, and I prefer my books more to the other end of the spectrum of these books-- let's just call it mystery (ahem, violence and blood). But if you want to download a book and a get a couple light vamp stories in before you open presents without a major time investment, this is a good choice. Short stories are great for that.
Nook Update: Barnes and Noble has sent me 3 Nooks now, and finally one arrived undamaged. Their packaging for shipping really needs to be redesigned. I highly recommend not ordering one of the these online-- buy it in store to avoid the damage in shipping frustration.
Well, I'm off to make Peppermint Pinwheels before we go out into the hustle and bustle of Holiday shopping. Happy Holiday reading!