The Bite Before Christmas~Jeaniene Frost, Lynsay Sands -My Review
Being that I haven't read any of Lynsay Sands other books, I didn't read this short by her, yet. I usually follow a series to the grail. I read Home For The Holidays by Jeaniene Frost.
"Home for the Holidays" in Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. Cat and Bones may long to wrap presents and set up a tree, but this Christmas, an evil vampire and long-buried family secrets will threaten to take a bite out of their holiday cheer. ~Goodreads
I have to say this short is wonderfully done, a really well written, plot induced story. The flow of this short is crafted with Frost's ability to write stories with characters of the past books and have them come together once again to fight the battles of good verses evil in the Paranormal World.
This short should be read as # 9 in the Night Huntress World Series. More info on the order of the books starting with #0.5 can be found here:
This short starts off as a surprise birthday party Cat is throwing for Bones. She invites all their friends over to their house to celebrate his birthday party. The friends that we as readers have grown to love. Ian, Spade, his mate Denise, Menchares, his mate Kira, Fabian and his new girlfriend Elisabeth, and Annette all make an appearance in this short.
Annette being late for the party sets off a string of problems for the group. As new faces emerge that will compromise the group and set them on a path toward destruction. A relative of Bones decides to finally make an appearance after centuries of being unknown, and with him comes an evil. An evil that will have the strongest members of the group under a spell. Three members of the group don't fall victim, Ian, Denise, and Cat. Now they must work together and find a way to be rid of the evil forever, and save their friends and loved ones before it's too late. Ian and Cat work together beautifully, and place a plan into motion. To get rid of one evil they must work with another evil of the same species, but can this evil be trusted? Will they be able to save all including Cat's beloved Bones. Will love really conquer all this time, and be strong enough to overcome the possessed...Read it and see how sacrifices are made, and one is lost to the evil forever...