Title: Loving and Loathing Vegas (Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar)
Author Name & Publisher: Lex Chase (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 1, 2015 – 62 pgs
Jackson has loved Vegas since God created Man—literally. As a demonic incubi hailing from the Seventh Circle of Hell, Jackson and Vegas have never been anything more than roommates. Now living among humans, they run Eaven, a TripAdvisor-recommended detour-worthy diner famous for its devilishly decadent pies. Business is dead on the holidays, and Jackson will gleefully stab himself with a spatula if he has to clean spotless pots and pans one more time.
For fun—or torture—Vegas makes him a bet that should Jackson win, they take a much-needed vacation. Should he lose, he’s doomed to clean out grease traps for all eternity. When the challenge is to fall in love with other people by Christmas, it proves Vegas isn’t the least bit interested. But when they find an abandoned baby in the trash, she could be the Christmas miracle to warm Jackson’s cynical heart.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.
So let me start this review off by saying this was such a hot Holiday short story about two demons who finally admit to their feelings for each other! I really did not want this one to end, it was just so damn good!!!
Jackson is a incubi along with his friend Vegas.. They have both known each other forever! They also own a diner together which is in a very small town.
Well they both make a bet with each other that the other would not be able to find a someone to fall in love with before Christmas. Little to Jackson know what was really going on with Vegas or Jackson realizing just how hard the thought of Vegas with someone beside him in is life.
Now when these two finally admit their feelings it was honestly just so damn hot!! Then there was the baby added to the mix which was so cute!
All together I thought this was such a cute Holiday story and I loved it!
I would definitely recommend this story!
I have never been much of the fantasy/demon type of story but this was surprising good. I think after reading the types of stories that I’ve read in Dreamspinner’s Advent Calendar series I’m definitely going to be looking into different type of books that I’ve been reading. I mean a story about two demon’s falling in love. Yet it was excellent for a short story. This was definitely different type of Christmas story but it worked. There were some problems with it but I was able to overlook those and just enjoy reading the story.
Weaving tales of cinematic, sweeping adventure and epic love—and depending on how she feels that day—Lex sprinkles in high-speed chases, shower scenes, and more explosions than a Hollywood blockbuster. She loves tales of men who kiss as much as they kick ass. She believes if you’re going to going to march into the depths of hell, it better be beside the one you love.
Lex is a pop culture diva and her DVR is constantly backlogged. She wouldn’t last five minutes without technology in the event of the apocalypse and has nightmares about refusing to leave her cats behind. She is incredibly sentimental, to the point that she gets choked up at holiday commercials. But like the lovers driven to extreme measures to get home for the holidays, Lex believes everyone deserves a happy ending.
Lex also has a knack for sarcasm, never takes herself seriously, and has been nicknamed “The Next Alan Moore” by her friends for all the pain and suffering she inflicts on her characters. She is a Damned Yankee hailing from the frozen backwoods of Maine now residing in the burbs of Northwest Florida, where it could be 80F and she’d still be a popsicle.
She is grateful for and humbled by all the readers. She knows very well she wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them and welcomes feedback.