"Can evil deeds be turned to good?"

Santa Paws is a short story about JR Thornton, a werewolf seeking redemption for his unwitting evil deeds and Phaedra, a wood fairy that hates JR for what he did to her and her family. To redeem himself JR dresses as Santa and delivers gifts to an orphanage. Enter Phaedra who at first would rather shoot him then talk to him. But can he change her mind and show her he is really ready to turn the other cheek.

Phaedra has hated JR for a long time but seeing him in the Santa suit may change her mind, or is it that love and hate really are two sides of the same coin. JR says he has changed but can Phaedra believe him? Does she dare give into her desire to sit on Santa's lap and have her own evil ways with him?

Lena Austin brings to life these two characters in her short story Santa Paws. Bringing Christmas to the readers and showing them that just about every evil deed can be turned to good, given the right incentive. Many readers will enjoy this short story that shows just what Christmas can be all about, at least to the magical creatures of the world

Reviewed by Stacy Link
Posted December 13, 2008


A Multi-Author Series

“’Twas the night before Christmas…” JR Thornton seeks redemption for his many unwitting evil deeds by dressing up in a Santa suit to deliver gifts to an orphanage, but the angry wood fairy guarding the house is more interested in blowing his head off.

Phaedra hates JR for destroying her home forest and the lives of her family. Now a caregiver putting herself through college, she’s determined to give the most evil and handsome man she knows a piece of her mind.

So why does she want so badly to sit in Santa’s lap?

Genre(s): Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Hot Flashes
Theme(s): Werewolves, Christmas, Seasonal Themes, Elves, Dragons & Magical Creatures
Series: Gingersnaps
Length: Hot Flash

Other books in the Gingersnaps series:

  • Gingersnaps: Santa Paws by Lena Austin
  • Gingersnaps: Canine Cop by BJ McCall
  • Gingersnaps: Serendipity 5A by Dawn Montgomery
  • Gingersnaps: Christmas Knight by Alecia Monaco
  • Gingersnaps: Another Chance by L. Shannon
  • Gingersnaps: Cupid by Sierra Dafoe
  • Gingersnaps: Serendipity 7C by Lexxie Couper
  • Gingersnaps: Sophie’s Present by Anne Kane
  • Gingersnaps: Summoning by Leila Brown
  • Gingersnaps: Sugar Plums by Kate Hill
  • Gingersnaps: Pole Serpent by Renee George
  • Gingersnaps: Christmas Party by Moira Rogers
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    Santa Paws
    by Lena Austin

    Changeling Press
    December 1, 2008
    Available: December 1, 2008
    ISBN #1605210986
    EAN #9781605210988
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    Lena Austin

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    Faux Paws
    Paws to Heal
    Must Love Dogs
    Beware The Fury
    Bonds of Matrimony
    Rise to Power
    Moontyger's Quest
    The God's Wife
    Healer's Heart
    Blood and Magic
    Stallion's Heart
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