Hair-raising holiday tales...
**2008 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST ANTHOLOGY**
**2008 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST NOVELLA OR SHORT STORY (THE STAR OF DAVID by PATRICIA BRIGGS)**
**2008 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST NOVELLA OR SHORT STORY (CHRISTMAS PAST by KERI ARTHUR)**
**2008 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST NOVELLA OR SHORT STORY (GIFT WRAP by CHARLAINE HARRIS)**
The editors of Many Bloody Returns deliver the perfect howl-iday gift, with new tales from Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, and many more.
New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Keri Arthur, and Carrie Vaughn—along with eleven other masters of the genre—offer all-new stories on werewolves and the holidays, a fresh variation on the concept that worked so well with birthdays and vampires in Many Bloody Returns.
The holidays can bring out the beast in anyone. They are particularly hard for lycanthropes. Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner have harvested the scariest, funniest and saddest werewolf tales by an outstanding pack of authors, best read by the light of a full moon with a silver bullet close at hand.
Whether wolfing down a holiday feast (use your imagination) or craving some hair of the dog on New Year’s morning, the werewolves in these frighteningly original stories will surprise, delight, amuse, and scare the pants off readers who love a little wolfsbane with their mistletoe. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Contains stories by the following authors:
Charlaine Harris, Toni L.P. Kelner, Patricia Briggs, Keri Arthur, Carrie Vaughn, Donna Andrews, Dana Cameron, Karen Chance, Alan Gordon, Simon Green, JA Konrath, Nancy Pickard, Dana Stabenow, Rob Thurman and Kat Richardson.
Christmas Past - Keri Arthur
The only thing Hannah wants for Christmas is a good time with her family--what she gets instead is a vampire intent on bloody rampage, and a werewolf determined to make up for mistakes made Christmas past.
Rogue Elements by Karen Chance
A novella from the Cassandra Palmer series
Someone is kidnapping werewolves, and not just any wolves at that: every one is the daughter of an important clan leader. Desperate to find his daughter, Sebastian Arnou does the unthinkable: he goes to the Silver Circle of light magic users for aid. Their version of a police force is known as the War Mage Corps, and although they agree to help, few have much experience with Weres. The exception is disgraced, on-the-edge-of-being
-canned war mage Lia de Croissets, whose mother happened to be a high ranking member of the important Were clan Lobizon.
Someone with a werewolf mother isn’t much trusted by the Corps, and a mage with a human father is equally suspect as far as the clans are concerned. But her knowledge of Were customs and her background in human magic make Lia unmistakably the best person for the job. Whether they will be enough to keep her alive is another matter.
Star of David by Patricia Briggs
A novella from the Mercedes Thompson series
This novella centers on David Christiansen, who was briefly mentioned in Moon Called. It's a heartwarming story of how murder and deception can bring a family together.
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Anthology