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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Blitzened by Elizabeth Jewell

Sugarplum: Blitzened by Elizabeth Jewell
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (21 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Nick hasn't seen Ian in a while -- Ian's been studying. But when Christmas Eve rolls around, the vampire bouncer gets a yen to kindle some holiday spirit in his human boyfriend's heart.

'I’ll be home for Christmas' takes on a whole new meaning.

And there’s eggnog!

I love holiday stories. Add a couple of handsome men, and I’m hooked. Ms. Jewell nabbed me from page one with Blitzened. This story had me in stitches and made me smile at the emotion involved. The writing is nice and tight, which made me want to know what would happen next.

Nick is a vampire, jaded by life and the holidays. Sure, he misses the festivities and the church celebration, but he misses his boyfriend more. I could relate to his feelings of depression and his desire to see the man he cared about. Ian’s practically knocking himself out in an attempt to get his degree in computers. I could relate to him as well, being a former college student, I remember the stress of exams and fitting time in for everyone. Ms. Jewell writes the emotional overload of both Ian and Nick well and I felt for both men.

I love the addition of the eggnog and the description of such. Yeah, it had me in stitches, but I can’t give too much away. The ending had a moment I didn’t see coming at all, yet I couldn’t see it happening any other way. And the love scenes? White hot. I read them again and again, not wanting to let go of these two handsome guys.

If you want a book that will warm your heart and make the holidays bright, then you need to read Blitzened. I give this story 4 cherries.

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