Frost Bite by Tuesday Morrigan
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Holiday, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (30 Pages)
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly
When Julian wakes to find three beautiful women on his bed his thoughts are predictably X-rated. When he discovers that the three women are the Fates, the gods responsible for the death of his beloved, he is livid... until he hears their proposal. They will give Julian three days with Jacklyn. Three days to love her, touch her, kiss her, and change the course of history. Three days to tell her his secret.
Three days to prevent the death that never should have happened.
Waking up with not one, but three women in his bed is a new experience for Julian. He can’t remember bringing them home, and he knows he wasn’t drunk the night before, just a little tipsy. After all, it's hard to get a vampire drunk.
When one of the women tells him who they are, Julian is more confused than ever. Seems they are the Fates, and they are there to help correct an error made three years before, when a woman died before her scheduled time. That woman was Julian’s mate and true love Jacklyn, and they are giving him three days to fix things, and figure out what he needs to do to keep his love with him. Can Julian be honest with the woman he loves, and change her fate? Will Christmas have new meaning this time around? Can honesty break through the lies of the past, and save them both?
There is a lot going on in this story, and I like the fast pace that Tuesday Morrigan has here. This is very hot, and there is a lot of sex and passion between Julian and Jacklyn. I do wish this could have been a bit longer, but the story is a strong romance.
Julian is a vampire, and he is one hot guy. But he has guilt issues, and wonders if he could have saved his love if he had been more open. I liked how he was finally able to work through the lies and be honest, in spite of the result that happened at first.
Jacklyn is the woman who loves Julian, even though she senses that there is some secret he has been keeping from her. She is loyal and devoted up until he reveals his secret: that he is a vampire. It was great that even when she feared what he was, she still loved him.
This is a wonderful story of love reclaimed, and new beginnings. There is a happy ever after that these two really deserve, and a surprising new beginning for them as well. The heat level in this one is off the charts, and is the perfect warm up for a cold night.