Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS by FELICITY HEATON @felicityheaton














Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton 
Publisher:  Dark Rose Publishing
Published: November 2,  2010
Genres:  Paranormal Romance 
Pages: 91
Format: ebook
Source:  Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Reading Challenges: HoHoHo Readathon




What the Story is about.
The story introduces Rafe a vampire/vampire hunter and Shannon a demon hunter. They have worked together for two years. Their relationship was unconventional has Shannon hates vampires.  A vampire killed her family several years ago and since then she made it her mission to destroy them. As such, being partnered with one did not sit well with her. However, the more time she spent in Rafe’s company she realised he was not the bloodthirsty killer she thought him to be and in the process her feelings towards him changed. Afraid to face these feelings, she is determined that their current mission will be their last one as partners.


Rafe has no desire for their partnership to end. He is in love with her and hopes to prove to her they belong together. However, he only has a few days to do so, but the appearance of a slimy demon intent on disrupting Christmas puts a kink in his plans. Will he get the chance to win her heart before it is too late and defeat the demon in the process?



Vampire for Christmas has been on my shelf for a while and I have no idea why I waited so long to read it.  Well, thanks to the HoHoHo
read-a-thon it finally made it on my reading list. I went in to this book with high expectations, after all it is written by Felicity Heaton and she did not disappoint.

The Story
Vampire for Christmas is a short and sweet romantic story.  Humour, action and heart-warming scenes flowed through the pages.  In spite of it being a short story, it did not feel as if anything was missing. The story was complete. The characters knowledge of each other prior to the start gave credibility to their romance.

Characters.
For a short story, I thought the characters were well-developed. Shannon’s conflicted emotions as it relates to Rafe leapt off the pages. She feared admitting her feelings, but she was afraid of ending their partnership.  I thought they were great together, which was evident from how in sync they were when out in the field. In addition, they brought out the best in each other. The more time she spent in his company, Shannon realised he differed from other vampires. Knowing her motivated Rafe to become a better version of himself.

Conclusion/Recommendation
Overall, this a was lovely Christmas story and one I would recommend for fans of paranormal romance.

He needed to know what had happened to her. He wanted to understand her pain and fear, so he could find a way to open her eyes to her feelings and show her that it was alright to be with him, because he would never hurt her. Her words tore at his heart and doubt firmly plunged its claws into his mind.




New York Times and USA Today Best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton presents
Vampire for Christmas.

It was one last mission. Shannon, a demon hunter with the agency, is looking forward to leaving behind the small town and the vampire she’s been stuck with for the past two years. Things are getting complicated fast and she wants out. A fresh start, free of her vampire partner, awaits her if she can survive their final mission and the lonely Christmas holidays.

It was one last mission. Rafe, a vampire doing time with the agency, watches it approach with dread weighing heavily in his stomach. Two years of working with Shannon has been difficult, especially since he started falling for her, but he doesn’t want their partnership to end. He has barely a few days to make her face her feelings and stop her from leaving, and he intends to do just that.

When a slimy demon threatens the season of peace and goodwill, it’s the chance Rafe has been waiting for and the moment Shannon secretly fears. Rafe’s determination to prise open her heart and her own resolve to keep it closed clash as violently as they do with the demon, and threatens to end as messily.

Can Rafe make Shannon see that his love for her is real and that she feels something for him too? Can Shannon face her fears and her past, and stop herself from running away from both? Will a wish on a star bring her what her heart truly desires—a vampire for Christmas?



ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:


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