The Bite Before Christmas(2007)
A collection of stories by Laura Baumbach, Sedonia Guillone and Kit Tunstall
Sin and Salvation by Laura Baumbach Ian Flynn, a vampire finds his perfect love in 1823 Victorian England in the form of Trevor Sheffield, a young stage actor. He keeps his true nature a secret from his lover until one Christmas Eve when Trevor is brought to the edge of death by a street gang mugging. Rather than lose the man who helped him discover he still had a soul (and a heart to break), Ian turns Trevor. Afterwards, he spends every Christmas Eve alone, wondering if he committed a selfish act of greed or a selfless act of love eternal. But Trevor won't leave Ian alone this Christmas. A Vampire for Christmas by Sedonia Guillone Christian St. Cyr, a vampire trapped in the nether world between soulless existence and redemption, has sworn not to kill from anger. He feeds only from mercy, which he does when he finds the beautiful man shot and bleeding to death near his home. However, the stranger revives and St. Cyr cannot resist making love to him. Little does he know that the lover who just claimed his heart for eternity is an immortal empath sworn to kill him. The Master's Gift by Kit Tunstall Chris Hanna didn't expect to provide blood and sex for vampire Hugh Klein when he became his assistant. He also didn't plan to fall in love with the other man. And he most definitely didn't think he would end up torn between his new lover and the woman who had captured his heart. He wants both of them, and the magic of Christmas just might make it possible. Publisher's Note: The Bite Before Christmas is an anthology of nontraditional romances. It contains sexual practices that may be offensive to some readers: oral, anal and ménage sex with male/male and male/female sexual contact.