Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Books with Bite

Are you craving something a little darker than twinkling lights and snow? Maybe a fang or two?

There are several paranormal and urban fantasy books available that have a little holiday bite to them.
A few just recently hit shelves while a couple have been around for a year or two.

Recent paranormal romance books featuring holiday themes include Christmas with a Vampire, a new romance collection from Harlequin. It features stories by Lori Devoti, Merline Lovelace, Linda Winstead Jones, Lisa Childs and Bonnie Vanak.

Another new paranormal Christmas book released this year is Heidi Betts The Bite Before Christmas. This steamy read will make you wish Santa would leave a vampire under your tree.

Paranormal holiday releases from Christmases past include:

Holiday with a Vampire I, II and III various authors from Harlequin Nocturne

All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire (Love at Stake Book 5) Kerrelyn Sparks

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe an anthology featuring some of the best authors in urban fantasy and paranormal including Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, and Rob Thurman

The Morgue the Merrier a collection of romantic and haunted Christmas tales from Rosemary Laurey, Karen Kelley, and Dianne Castell

Hot for the Holidays a steamy holiday collection from Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast and Allyson James

and Holidays are Hell a great UF anthology featuring paranormal holiday tales from Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Vicki Pettersson, and Marjorie M. Liu.

I've read almost all of these books- many adorn my shelves right now.

I haven't read the newest yet though- Christmas with a Vampire- have you?

Do you know of any other good paranormal holiday books, either print or ebook? If so please let me know in the comments I am always on the look out for holiday books with a paranormal twist

This post is an excerpt of my December Paranormal and Urban Fantasy column in the Night Owl Reviews Book Lovers Magazine.

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Read this column in its entirity on December 15th.


cait045 said...

The Magical Christmas Cat is an anthology with some good stories.

Roxanne Rhoads said...

Oh you know I seen that one but I wasn't sure if it was actually a paranormal anthology.

Thanks for the suggestion I'll check it out.