Author: Clare London
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 12/01/2016
Length: Short Story (<15K)
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal, Winter Holiday
Creatures of the Night and Santa’s Christmas duties don’t mix. Every myth and bedtime story tells you so.
But on Christmas Eve, when the Elves walked off the job over pension rights, it was time for me—Irwin, the only vampire on Santa’s payroll, despite recent diversity initiatives—and my trusty team to help out. Just deliver a few parcels, Santa asked me. Just help out on your local patch. Just for one night.
Armed with my reluctance to face all that human sentimentality, and accompanied by a wise-cracking werewolf and an unruly fairy with a taste for vodka, I did my best. Honest.
But we were heading for disaster until I came face-to-face with cute babysitter Benny. It’s Santa’s Number One Rule—no interaction with the clients. But Benny somehow managed to upset my appetite, inflame my libido, and restore my faith in the Christmas spirit, with one cheeky smile and a tasty body piercing.
It’s Christmas, and the show must go on!
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Advent Calendar “Bah Humbug.”
Okay I will admit it. I am not much of one for vampire stories. Sorry, I know that many of you consider that sacrilege, but I just can’t get into them. However, I had to give this one a chance if only for the author, Clare London.
Bite Night is cute. Yes there is a bit of vampy biting going on, but mostly it is just a complete twist on the elf mythos. Mostly, it is just about 20 pages of fun. Instead of jolly old St. Nick delivering presents to millions of boys and girls, you have a vampire, a drunk fairy, and a demon. What could possibly go wrong? Yeah, that is what I thought to. London gives us a little bit of creepiness on Christmas mixed with a little heat. Oh and don’t forget the human who wants to be vampire chow for Christmas..
Fans of Nightmare before Christmas will likely love this short little tale. Fans of vampires will get a kick out of it. Fans of fun will also enjoy it.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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