Secret Santa

Secret McQueen, book 2.5

Secret McQueen is a badass, private investigator, half-vampire with a werewolf boyfriend who deals mostly in supernatural cases. When an other worldly creature starts killing teens and stuffing their body parts into Christmas stockings, the police ask for her help.

Reluctantly, she steps in, but the creepy creature of the night even has her spooked. Amid the holiday cheer, her couple of suitors, and the mounting body count, Secret's life is hectic. Then a friend's disappearance raises the ante. Can Secret stop a monster with abilities she's never seen before?

For those of you who enjoy gory whodunits with high stakes, Secret Santa is for you. I loved Secret's character, she's an alpha male stuffed into a female vampire's body. Fun stuff!

The villain was one strange monster. Not strange scary, strange weird, but it was interesting. Not to long and not to short, Secret Santa kept the pacing perfect and the story flowing. Good job.

Book Blurb for Secret Santa

’Tis the season for ho-ho-homicide.

Secret McQueen, book 2.5

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The season for mistletoe, Christmas lights…and a killing spree. When Secret’s friend, Detective Mercedes Castilla, asks for help to solve a series of murders longer than a string of lights, Secret resigns herself to the fact her holidays will be anything but peaceful.

It seems someone is killing New Yorkers in an unusually gruesome way, and as the bodies pile up faster than presents under the tree, the police are no closer to finding the killer than Secret is to finding the perfect present for one of her boyfriends, Lucas.

Tracking down a monster in Manhattan the week before Christmas is almost as difficult as shopping for her ever-expanding collection of loved ones. When tragedy strikes close to home, Secret must do everything in her power to put an end to the horror in time for Santa to come down the chimney.

Warning: Contains a less than merry McQueen with a sword and a reason to use it; a festive new use for mistletoe; and a promise that will haunt Secret like the Ghost of Christmas Future.

This book was previously released by Samhain Publishing.

The new edition contains minor word changes but no story changes.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2011 4.00