Monday, April 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesday 81: The Bite Before Christmas

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.

* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere in the book.

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

This is from my current read, though I am not quite this far in the book yet. It is from the first of three stories in an anthology I won off GoodReads last year. And yes, the stories are all Christmas-themed. Though I won the book in November, I did not receive it until late February, and wasn't exactly in the Christmas mood by then. Since we seem to have reverted to winter here (windchills in the 20s and snow in the forecast!), I figured I might as well pull this one off the shelf. If you're suffering frostbite alongside me, here's something I hope will warm you up! *WEG*

“I suppose the only way to find out is to give it a try,” he replied honestly.

“I don’t like being bitten by bugs or my cat,” she told him.

“I’m not a cat.” Or a bug.

“No,” she agreed. “Your teeth are bigger.”

“Other things, too, one would hope,” he felt the need to point out.

("All I Vant For Christmas," pg 76)


The Bite Before Christmas

By Heidi Betts

In Heidi Betts's collection of holiday novellas, vampires turn to Angelina Bertolli—vampire matchmaker extraordinaire—to help them find that special someone to curl up with under the mistletoe...

"All I Vant For Christmas"

Connor loves trimming the Christmas tree, baking gingerbread cookies, and hanging the mistletoe. But his vampire siblings won't help. His friend Angelina sends party planner Jillian to the rescue. But when Jillian, who's mortal, discovers she's decking the halls for a family of vampires, will she run—or will Connor have a beautiful woman to share the holidays with?

"A Vampire in Her Stocking"

When Vivian learns that her secret crush Nick is terminally ill, she's heartbroken. Confiding in Angelina, Vivian refuses to turn Nick into a vampire. Deciding to play Santa, Angelina changes Nick and leaves him wrapped in a red bow on Vivian's doorstep...

"It's A Wonderful Bite"

Although Angelina is happy with her boyfriend Sergio, she's ready for a commitment. After drinking eggnog and watching It's a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve, Angelina falls into a dream where she is mortal and Sergio isn't interested in her. Talk about the nightmare before Christmas! But Santa must have checked his list twice because this Christmas Angelina's wishes are coming true...

Disclaimer: This book was received through the GoodReads "FirstReads" program.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hmm, yes, I can see Christmas in April if you're still having snow! Egads! Hope you finally put the snow to bed....intriguing teaser.


LibrarySnake said...

LOL, good one.

Here's mine:

kaye said...

interesting teaser and that cover is certainly provocotive! Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Alice Audrey said...

LOL, leave it to a guy to point that out.

Yeah, we're getting frost bit here, too. It snowed again yesterday. I keep hoping for spring but there's no sign of it yet.

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: Yes, April is definitely being cruel this year. We went from 80F last Sunday (the 10th) to 30s and 40s over this past weekend. We've had a rain/sleet/snow mix fallign all day. *Shivers*

LibrarySnake: Thanks, glad you liked. *weg*

Heather said...

Kaye: Yes, he does have a certain look, doesn't he? LOL

Alice: But of course, hehe... Glad I'm not the only one suffering frost bite in April. This weather is crazy! The crappy mix we've had throughout the dat is supposed to transition to all snow overnight, thankfully only up to two inches here--farther north they're predicting 5-7. I'd really like to see some daffodils and magnolias now. Please??

Shelley Munro said...

Ah, typical male comment.

We're defintely into the cooler weather down here. I had to get the heater out of storage.

Heather said...

Shelley: I'm such a northern girl, I can't even imagine getting the heater out of storage. Heat is something that comes standard, LOL.