Review: Secret Santa by Sierra Dean

Posted December 19, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Secret Santa by Sierra DeanSecret Santa by Sierra Dean
Series: Secret McQueen #2.5
Published by Samhain on November 29th 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: ARC
Source: Author
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four-stars

"'Tis the season for ho-ho-homicide. "
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.

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Secret Santa is a great Novella in the Secret McQueen series by Sierra Dean. It’s fast paced with mystery, action and a touch of naughty with some holiday cheer.

Secret is getting use to her new job title that she earned at the end of A Bloody Good Secret. Secret’s work and personal life is never easy and with the events in Secret Santa we get to see that her future in the love department is not going to get any easier anytime soon!

I won’t go into much details so that I don’t give away any spoilers but I can tell you that Secret McQueen is in my top 5 favorite Urban Fantasy series and Ms. Dean is in my top 10 favorite authors.

If you like your Urban Fantasy books filled with sarcastic humor, kick-ass heroine with a spicy seasoning of sex and violence then this series is for you.

 

 

About Sierra Dean

Sierra Dean is a reformed historian. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies and is allowed annual exit visas in order to continue her quest of steadily conquering the world one city at a time. Making the best of the cold Canadian winters, Sierra indulges in her less global interests: drinking too much tea and writing urban fantasy.
Ever since she was a young girl she has loved the idea of the supernatural coexisting with the mundane. As an adult, however, the idea evolved from the notion of fairies in flower beds, to imagining that the rugged-looking guy at the garage might secretly be a werewolf. She has used her overactive imagination to create her own version of the world, where vampire, werewolves, fairies, gods and monsters all walk among us, and she’ll continue to travel as much as possible until she finds it for real.

She’s also a book lover (of course!), obsessive collector of OPI nailpolish and the owner of way too many pairs of shoes.

Portrait Credit: Megan Lara

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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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