Title: Vampire Claus
Author: Robert Winter
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 15, 2017
Genre(s): Paranormal M/M Christmas
Page Count: 112
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
’Twas the night before Christmas, but what’s stirring is a little more dangerous than a mouse.
Taviano is nearly two hundred years old and never wakes in the same place twice. Weary and jaded, the vampire still indulges in memories of childhood Christmases in Naples. He lingers in shadow, spying on mortals as they enjoy the holiday.
When Taviano spots a handsome young man in Boston loaded down with presents and about to be mugged, he can’t help but intervene. Soon he’s talking to joyous, naïve, strong-willed and funny Paul, a short-order cook who raised funds to buy Christmas presents for LGBTQ children. Before he knows what’s happened, Taviano is wrapped up in Paul’s arms and then in his scheme to get the presents delivered by Christmas morning.
A vampire turned into a Christmas elf… What could go wrong?
I liked this! I’m not always a fan of vampires, but Taviano was so sweet, I really liked him.
Taviano is a hundred and ninety-four year old vampire roaming the street looking for someone to feed from. Taviano only feeds from bad men though, so when he sees three men stalking a lone figure he knows they are planning on robbing the poor man.
Before they can hurt the man, Taviano grabs them, feeds from them and alters their memories. Of course the man, Paul, has seen everything and needs his memory altered now too. But instead of being afraid of Taviano, Paul seems smitten.
Taviano doesn’t know why but he is hesitant to simply alter Paul’s memory and end their night together. So he ends up trailing after Paul to help him deliver gifts at the local GBLT homeless shelter..
This was very cute. There was a lot of insta-love going on, but who cares, it’s a heart-warming holiday story with a sexy vampire!
I also loved Paul. He used an awful lot of slang, but I decided it was adorable instead of annoying. He was just so OTT, I couldn’t help but love him.
I thought the end was a little rushed, but I didn’t mind it all that much. It had a good solid HFN with lots of hints to a real HEA.
Yeah, this was a very nice holiday read.