by Molly Harper
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release:November 17th 2014 by
Genre: Fiction- Adult: paranormal
How I got it: NetGalley
Experience the vampire world for the holidays through the eyes of Gigi Scanlon in this e-novella prequel to The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire from beloved paranormal romance author Molly Harper!
College co-ed Gigi is headed home to Half-Moon Hollow for her first Christmas since her sister, Iris, was turned into a vampire by her beloved undead husband, Cal. Iris is working overtime to make this holiday as normal and special as possible. After all, it’s taken her months of working with Jane Jameson and the Hollow’s vampires to convince herself that she won’t bite her baby sister on sight.
Gigi has her own worries. She’s falling out of love with her high school sweetheart, Ben, and has no idea how to tell him. She’s got a secret job interview with terrifying teen Council official, Ophelia Lambert. And there’s a handsome but cagey vampire following her around town and then disappearing before Gigi can confirm that he’s not, in fact, a figment of her fertile imagination. Holidays with family are complicated. Christmas with an undead family can be downright dangerous.
Review: I love Molly Harper's books. It's really nice to see Gigi starting to come into her own. This is the prequel to The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire which I haven't read. In this novella Gigi returns home for Christmas. Her sister Iris has been changed into a vampire by her new brother-in-law and is pretty much surrounded by supernatural beings. While Iris tries to give Gigi a "normal" holiday the fates and undead family conspire against her, or do they? I mean seriously who's family gatherings are normal? Toss in a vampire secret admirer/ stalker and it's an undead Christmas to remember.
As always Ms Harper combines wit, humor, and crazy characters to create a wonderful story. This also toss out the mystery of Gigi's vampire stalker which makes me want to read The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire all that much more. I really enjoyed this short story and it totally got me in the holiday mood. Bringing back all my favorite characters from the past books, to create scenes that made me laugh out loud. I absolutely loved Dick's gift for Jane. Another great read from Ms Harper.