Creatures of the Night and Santa’s Christmas duties don’t mix. Every myth and bedtime story tells you so.
But on Christmas Eve, when the Elves walked off the job over pension rights, it was time for me—Irwin, the only vampire on Santa’s payroll, despite recent diversity initiatives—and my trusty team to help out. Just deliver a few parcels, Santa asked me. Just help out on your local patch. Just for one night.
Armed with my reluctance to face all that human sentimentality, and accompanied by a wise-cracking werewolf and an unruly fairy with a taste for vodka, I did my best. Honest.
But we were heading for disaster until I came face-to-face with cute babysitter Benny. It’s Santa’s Number One Rule—no interaction with the clients. But Benny somehow managed to upset my appetite, inflame my libido, and restore my faith in the Christmas spirit, with one cheeky smile and a tasty body piercing.
It’s Christmas, and the show must go on!
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Advent Calendar "Bah Humbug."
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Participating in Dreamspinner Press's annual advent calendar is a true joy for me. Each year is a different theme and this year's hits close to home. “Bah Humbug” is pretty much me for the holiday season. Just not something I've ever gotten super excited about, at least not since I grew up, so this year's batch of stories delighted me to no end. A vampire, werewolf, and a sprite walk into a house. Actually, the vampire walks through the wall and then opens the window for the other two. While they're good-naturedly squabbling, Benny (a human!) comes around the corner and sees them. Oops. This violates Santa's number one rule. What to do? What to do? Irwin certainly didn't intend to get into a philosophical discussion with Benny over why Santa is giving toys to wealthy children who already have tons, while the orphans could certainly use more than just one toy each. With a snarky, sarcastic werewolf, and a slightly drunk sprite, all Irwin wants is to be left alone with Benny. It's been a really long time. A wonderful, funny, tongue-in-cheek Christmas story. Thank you, Clare. NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews