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Vampire for Christmas

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,485 Ratings  ·  145 Reviews
It was one last mission. Shannon, a demon hunter with the agency, is looking forward to leaving behind the small town and the vampire she’s been stuck with for the past two years. Things are getting complicated fast and she wants out. A fresh start, free of her vampire partner, awaits her if she can survive their final mission and the lonely Christmas holidays.

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Published November 2nd 2010
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Kathie (katmom)
Yes, I know, Christmas is about 11.5 months away! But I like to read Christmas stories all year long, and this short story (87 pages) is a good one.

While we didn't get all the details about just who these people work for, I thought there was "enough" for us to get a clear picture of who the players are. I actually hope that we see more of the "agency" and more of these two.

The slime monster was interesting. Reminded me of Ghostbusters, and I did laugh, just a bit.

The UST between these two was o
Jun 16, 2012 Ollie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a quick read but it was satisfying as it left me with a smile on my face. Rafe and Shannon have worked with each other as partners and during that time Rafe's feelings for Shannon has increased and he wishes that Shannon will sees him as more then he is; her partner and a vampire. Shannon tries to keep an emotional distance from Rafe because of her inability to let the past from haunting her. The developing passion that slowly erodes the walls around Shannon's heart was beautiful becaus ...more
Laurie Garrison
Very satisfying short holiday novella, I really enjoyed ever minute of it. This is going to be a short review because the book description says enough already, so I wont be going to spoil any detail of the story. I enjoyed reading the story and both Rafe and Shannon as characters. There is more story then sex, but once you get to the sex its hot. You’ll also find a hot shower scene. I would suggest this book to anyone that reads paranormal romance or erotic romance.
Dec 20, 2015 Arianna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this would be an interesting book because of the cover and because it would be a paranormal romance, but I found this book to be quite boring. When I started off reading this book I found no parts particularly interesting, and as I continued to read this book I lost more and more interest in this book. After a few chapters I gave up on reading further into this book.
Anna-marie Buchner
Vampire for Christmas

What happens when you partner a Demon Hunter with a Vampire? Not telling you. You’ll just have to read this enjoyable Novella released for the holidays. But I will give you a smidgen of the story.

Shannon was employed by the Agency as a Demon Hunter after an attack on her and her family by a Vampire which left her entire family dead.

Rafe is also employed by the Agency and was brought on to see if he could be reformed. You see Rafe is a Vampire and did what Vampire’s do, hun
 * Kazzy * -aka Stryker-
Having read Winters Kiss, I decided to find another Felicity Heaton book to see if she is a consistently good writer, and came across 'Vampire for Christmas' as a free download so thought I would give it a try as the previous book by her was so good. I thought this was a good storyline, with a clear build up of the situation and exploration of the characters history. It gave enough for the reader to understand the plot and reactions of the characters and had enough action and romance to keep me ...more
Shannon is a demon hunter and has been working reluctantly with vampire Rafe as her partner for the last 2 years. She just has one last mission to get through before she can move on to her new assignment on the other side of the country and will never have to see him again. It hasn't been easy for Rafe to work alongside Shannon, especially since he started falling for her, so he is determined to use this last mission to convince her they belong together. Will he be able to manage it or will he h ...more
Dec 02, 2010 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this novella. It moved quickly, but since the characters had known each other for a couple of years and were finally choosing to act on their feelings it made sense. I like the world that Felicity Heaton has created. It makes sense to me. Maybe it's from all those years of watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer but I can totally get behind a shadowy agency dedicated to keeping the clueless mortals safe from the nasty demons that are running around.

Shannon and Rafe were both well writ
First paragraph: His favourite prey.
Rafe stood on the lawn, his dark eyes following her from room to room in her large house. Shannon disappeared from view on the top floor only to reappear in the living room. He couldn’t see much through the open curtains but his senses made up for what he lacked in vision. He tracked her with them, focusing until the dark world around him drifted into the distance and there was only her.

I've always enjoyed Heaton's style of writing, the way she allows you to h
Egads I can't believe I am mentioning this but ... There is sections that sort of reminded me of Slimmer from Ghostbusters... Other than that it was a fast paced quick holiday read that I found enjoy and steamy :)

4 stars for this holiday romance from Heaton
Dec 31, 2015 Vonnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is Christmas time and all you want to do is cuddle up by the fire with a sexy vampire, right? I saw a fellow blogger review this last Christmas and it caught my attention, mostly because of the cover (What? I thought it was hot!). I hesitated to read it at first because it was another vampire book. I was burned out from all the paranormal vampire romances that exploded years ago and I wasn't too eager to revisit this genre. But...I came across Vampire for Christmas again and saw that it was f ...more
Apr 09, 2014 Kaylia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a very sweet short story about a vampire and a demon hunter.
actually. they are both demon hunters working together as partner to hunt down vamps. demons and all sorts.
She because of how she watched vampires massacred he family when she was really young
Him because he wants to redeem himself of his wrongdoings when he was 'younger'
They were together for two years and he has fallen for her. but this job before christmas will be their last job together as she can no longer deny these dangerous fee
Ronda  Tutt
Enjoyable Read,

3 1/2 STARS

A very sweet story of desire and love between Rafe and Shannon. Shannon a demon hunter and Rafe a vampire working together and secretely being attracted to one another. Shannon keeps a front up to keep from crossing the line with Rafe because of her past but finally Rafe reaches out to her and the story heats up and Shannon gets what she wishes for after wishing upon the christmas star.
Julie Burns

Cute little love story.
Vampire and human both loving each other for years, neither wanting to make the first move.
Rafe was a vampire with morals. And Shannon was a weary and angry human. Over time she came to love her partner.
I liked it.
Loved the goo monster. Some funny one liners.
A free read with I really enjoyed. (But not enough for 4 stars)
Will go look for more of the authors work.
Didn't work for me. The story seemed like rough notes for a longer novel.
It wasn't bad and the beginning was promising but then it got really weird. On moment she wanted to kill her partner the next she dreamed about him. She had all those feelings boiling inside and the suddenly all these conflicting feelings were gone.
The best thing about this book is the cover. As a rule I'm not a lover of short stories but the book was free so I gave it a chance. To sum everything up in one word...lame. It gets better the closer you get to the end. If you enjoy reading about a love sick vampire this book is for you.
Sara Santana
Yeah. Yeah, I read this. No. It had potential, I think? It was just insanely short and not much plot or anything. But it is a book to add to the list.
Surprisingly enjoyable.

She wasn't actually that much of a badass. Kind of normal when it came down to it.

He kind of bothered me, but I did like him more. The reason he bothered me was that he literally did not think she could protect herself. He first met her, and decided that 'well fuck, if I don't stick around, she'll die.' Like I said, she came across as normal. However, that thought of his made me feel like she was a little helpless, which wasn't necessarily the case.

I did like it. I had mor
This was a fast paced, action packed, steamy novella. I enjoyed it tremendously - I wish it had been longer.
Anna Marie
Dec 21, 2015 Anna Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I figured it couldn't be any worse than 'Cowboy for Christmas'. That one blew. But this one? It was exciting. Romantic. Well written. VERY good!

Demon hunter Shannon has feared her vampire partner for a long time - mostly because her family was killed and she was attacked as a child by one. But Rafe isn't like the others. He's made a conscious decision to help humankind, and he is very much in love with Shannon.

Foreplay on a slime demon, kisses in front of the Christmas tree, and a wish on the No
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
OK, so I know October is the wrong month to be reading about Christmas but it was next on my list ;)

This is a novella so the storyline is fast paced and moves along swiftly. Saying that, you will still find all the information you need to be engrossed in the story of how Rafe and Shannon came to be partners and what their histories are.

This is a wonderful story that I would recommend for a rainy evening or when you are curled up in front of a fire, who knows maybe even during the build up to the
There was a lot more plot to this than I was expecting, which was definitely a pleasant surprise. It's nice when I pick up a paranormal romance that's not all about the sex.

The relationship between Rafe and Shannon was the best part of the book. While what they want to be for each other isn't *technically* a forbidden love, it IS a difficult one. Shannon's dark and depressing past makes it hard for her to trust Rafe. Given what she went through, it's perfectly understandable. also doesn't h
3.5-4 stars

This was a pretty good story. I liked both Rafe and Shannon and liked their story. This is the first story I've read by this author and based off this I may try more of her work in the future.

Shannon is a 32 year old human. Her family was killed by a killer vamp when she was a teen and Shannon barely survived the attack. Since then, she’s been working for an agency that uses both humans and reformed paranormals to fight bad paranormals.

Rafe is a vampire that’s about 120 years old. H
Shannon is no ordinary girl: she’s a demon hunter, working with the agency to rid the world of infestations, and she wants nothing more than to finish her last mission and leave town forever. For the past two years she’s been forced to work with a vampire she cannot trust, and things are beginning to get too complicated. Gentle, affectionate and thoughtful, Rafe is nothing like the vampires she kills for a living, and Shannon’s changing feelings towards him are more dangerous than any demon.

May 07, 2012 Shirley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Guilty pleasure… yep, I admit it. That was the sole reason why I finally caved and downloaded this book. Come on, with at title like Vampire for Christmas, what else would you read it for? Really? Well, leave it to Felicity Heaton to give you more than you bargained for. ;)

One thing that I’ve noticed since I started tearing through Felicity Heaton’s novellas and full novels is that she has a way of bringing out the vulnerability in her characters. The vampires, demons and other immortals have as
Lynn Worton
Nov 25, 2012 Lynn Worton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review 6******

I love Felicity Heaton's books! This story is no exception!

Shannon is a human demon hunter, working for an agency that monitors demon's and their activities. She is a wonderful character. She is full of spunk and determination. However, the complication of her partner being a vampire has Shannon wanting to transfer out.

Rafe is a reformed vampire, working for the agency in penance for his activities in the past. I love his character! He is uber sexy and charming. Unfortunately for m
Dec 06, 2011 Katrina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A short Christmas story for any reader who enjoys kick arse female characters and hot vampires to swoon over, passion, lust, and lots of moments where you will be grinning and fanning oneself.

Shannon is a Demon Hunter and on her last mission with her Vampire Hunter partner Rafe. But amongst all the turmoil Shannon and Rafe discover that a partnership in hunting is not all they want. Can Shannon get over her past to move on to a new future? Will Rafe give in to his heart’s desire?

A story filled
Dec 22, 2012 Miki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This Review was first published on my blog Lecture toute une Aventure

Felicity Heaton offers us a good erotic paranormal holiday romance. I didn’t enjoy it as much as Heart of Darkness that I’ve read last month though but it’s still a really pleasant read.
The relation between Shannon and Rafe is interesting; I loved to see how patient he was as well as how disturbed by the idea of their separation he is. The fact that he is studying in hope to protect her better was really cute too. Now we get mo
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Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton is about Shannon and Rafe. Shannon is a demon hunter and Rafe, a vampire, is her partner. Rafe is working for the agency as a sentence for past crimes. They have been working together for 2 years and their time as partners is about to end. Rafe is in love with Shannon and doesn’t want to lose her. He has keep silent about his feelings for a long time and decides it’s now or never to convince Shannon to be a part of his life. Shannon has kept a shield arou ...more
Goodreads Synopsis:

It was one last mission. Shannon, a demon hunter with the agency, is looking forward to leaving behind the small town and the vampire she’s been stuck with for the past two years. Things are getting complicated fast and she wants out. A fresh start, free of her vampire partner, awaits her if she can survive their final mission and the lonely Christmas holidays.

It was one last mission. Rafe, a vampire doing time with the agency, watches it approach with dread weighing heavily
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