Sleeping With The Entity), then read for the first time books two (The Entity Within), and the new holiday novella, The Entity Who Came for Christmas, that I just received from the publisher for review. I had forgotten how much I really enjoyed Devon's fun and irreverent take on vampires, who just happen to live in a section of Chicago called "Vamptown." (It doesn't hurt that the vampire heroes are series hunks, just ogle those book jacket covers.)
Long isolated from humans, the vamps have been falling for, you got it, humans, or part humans since book one in the series. First Daniella, a half-druid human (sister of the owners of Vamptown's only funeral home, more about that place in the books) caused Nick, the leader of Vamptown to swoon; then Zoe a witch from Boston, caused demon hunter Damon to reconsider his priorities; and now, in this holiday novella, a witch friend of Zoe has come to Vamptown along with the Vampire sire of Damon.
Of course, from the moment Pru (the witch) almost slams the door in Simon's face (the visiting vampire demon hunter), we know they must have a history. Soon we find out that they did hook up in London, but since then Simon's been suffering under a curse laid by Pru, because… Well, you just need to pick up the book to find out as I won't reveal any more plot points, except to say that Simon is a very old Vampire from the court of King Arthur, while Pru is the descendent of Morgan LeFey.
Their adventures as they search through Chicago for a very famous relic from Arthur are absolutely hilarious. This is a fun, fast-paced read and I absolutely loved it.
I highly recommend, if you haven't already, that you have your own copy of Cat Devon's fabulous series. Her heroines are really spunky, funny, and if someone doesn't do something with that Tanning Salon vamp, well anyway … I guess I just have to wait till January (or December 31 according to Amazon) when the third book in the series, Love Your Entity, will be released. A bonus chapter from it is included at the end of The Entity Who Came for Christmas.
If we all believed in the wonder of Christmas, in true love, and magic, I think we would be far happier. And if that was Devon's message, she certainly reached me! Five tree-top stars for this fabulously fun paranormal holiday read.
From the Publisher
Entity Series Book 2.5
The Entity Who Came for Christmas by Cat Devon
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
"The perfect holiday treat—better than spiked eggnog. Tons of fun and no calories." —New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz
In Vamptown, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
’Tis the season for a brand-new holiday novella from award-winning author Cat Devon!
Pru Daniels should know better than to hook up with sexy Simon Howell. He’s a vampire Demon Hunter and a former knight at King Arthur’s roundtable. She’s a witch, a descendant of Morgan Le Fay. Clearly things could get complicated.
When Simon shows up in Vamptown while Pru is visiting a friend and fellow witch, he claims to have come for the holidays to visit fellow vampire Demon Hunter Damon Thornheart. But things soon turn passionate as Pru and Simon join together to battle the forces of evil. The holidays won’t be the only thing ruined if Simon and Pru can’t work things out. Can this vampire Demon Hunter find his heart in time to save his love…and his immortality?
Look for the next novel in this spectacular new series, Love Your Entity, coming in January 2014 from St. Martin’s Paperbacks.
About the Author
Cat Devon is a pseudonym for an award-winning author. A former librarian and confessed bookaholic, she has a weakness for sexy vampires, imported dark chocolate, and decadent cupcakes. She and her family live in the Chicago area.