Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date published. December 1st, 2011
Paranormal, Vampires, M/M, Holiday
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher
Gavin loves Christmas and all that it entails but when finding out that his boyfriend, Malcolm, could care less about the holiday, Gavin is crushed. Hurt and angry, they spend Christmas Eve apart, both thinking they are right. But Malcolm comes to find out that Christmas is more than presents and carols, it’s about being with the one you love. Can these two find a Christmas miracle that will bring them back together again?
A VAMPIRE GRINCH is a short, sweet and at times, sexy holiday story of two men who find the true meaning of Christmas. Ms. Frye does a really great job in creating characters that had me enthralled till the very end. I do want to mention this is a short novella so I am not going to get too much into detail just in case you haven’t read it yet. The author takes the story ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and gives it a twist (vampires) with a fresh new take on it. I absolutely loved it. It was fun, sweet, sexy and relatable. Who hasn’t been with someone who mutters ‘Bah Humbug’ around the holiday season? Ms. Frye makes the characters, Gavin and Malcolm, stand out and very enjoyable. I really felt the infectious joy Gavin had in the beginning as he decorated the house he shares with Malcolm. What made me laugh was the fact vampires get PMS and I had to chuckle over that line a few times. The author creates a wonderful stirring story full of captivating characters, tight writing and a fast paced storyline. The sex is sweet and sexy at the same time and doesn’t overshadow the story at all. In fact, it enhanced the connection these two people have together.
A VAMPIRE GRINCH is sure to become a classic to read around the holidays. I can’t wait to see what else this author has in store for her readers and look forward to pursuing her backlist of titles for some gems of a story to enjoy. If you enjoy moody, broody vampires with heart of gold and a man who tries to show his lover what the holiday means to him, then pick up A VAMPIRE GRINCH and be prepared to laugh, sigh and smile throughout the story. Lacey-Anne Frye has a new reader fan and I can’t wait for more from this author.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.