Review – Holidays in Hell by Erzabet Bishop

Hi all,

Weekend is here! I’ve been getting in the holiday spirit with lots of xmassy reads, and was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of Holidays in Hell by the fab Erzabet Bishop. I’ll give you wee tip, you might not want to read in front of the fire – you’ll be more likely to need a fan afterwards 😉

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This year Christmas just got a little hotter.

Deck the halls with all things kinky. Jonas is an incubus with an incurable lust for women, gingerbread, and holiday lights. He needs one more soul to meet his quota. Amid the baubles and frivolity of the Winter Carnival, he meets Holly Pendleton—a woman with emerald green eyes and a body built for sin—and marks her as the final soul to end his contract. But now Jonas faces a heart-wrenching decision: take what he needs to feed his hunger, or sacrifice himself for the woman who has lit his own demonic

soul on fire. Tied up with red ribbons, Holly just might be Jonas’s deepest Christmas wish and the one woman who could set him free.

Holly Pendleton is still recovering from the death of her husband and Dom. The holidays are especially lonely until a dark stranger walks in the door to Harlowe’s Bookery and Christmas Shoppe. The man’s enigmatic gaze holds her and ignites her body and her mind. When Holly accepts a job to decorate the sexy client’s apartment, she unknowingly steps into an age-old battle between the forces of darkness. Jonas Corsair is a man who makes her blood run hot and her dreams even hotter. But will she survive his hold on her soul?

Review – 4 stars

Jonas is an incubus, trapped into a deal with a demon, he has to deliver a certain number of souls within a timeframe or he’s dead. There’s just one soul to go, but time is running short. When he meets Holly, a erotica reading book-seller who is still mourning her husband and dom, they have an instant connection. Will Jonas be willing to sacrifice her though?

This was a fun read, short and steamy. Jonas was an interesting character, the big bad demon with a secret love for all things Christmassy. Holly was sweet and endearing, trying to come to terms with the loss of her beloved husband, while struggling with the guilt of being able to move on. The sex scenes were steamy and well-written, and though I would personally have liked a little more on the relationship development side, I appreciate you don’t always get that in a short story.

I thought some of the secondary characters were interesting, and would be intrigued to see more of them in further books. They did all suddenly seem to appear out of nowhere at the end though, and the ending for me did feel a little rushed, I would have liked it to be more of a confrontation between Jonas and Bael. Personal preference though I suppose.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read, hot demons, some steamy sex, and a good dose of Christmas spirit.

Make sure you grab your copy here:

Buy Links:

Etopia Press: http://goo.gl/QxC433

Amazon Universal: http://rxe.me/9AU1QE

All Romance: https://goo.gl/LmnoQL

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And Erzabet has been kind enough to share a wee sneak peak into some of Jonas and Holly’s top tens for Christmas. See if you have any in common!

Top Ten Favorite Books and Movies Holly and Jonas Watch or Read Together:

Panic Snap by Laura Reese

Practical Magic (Holly watches this one all the time and drives Jonas crazy.)

A Christmas Story

Christmas Vacation

Charlie Brown Christmas (with the soundtrack.)

Home Alone

Bad Santa (Holly hates this one but Jonas makes her watch it.)

White Christmas

Lost Boys. (They both love the music.)

A Christmas Carol

Top Ten Foods Jonas and Holly Enjoy:

Candy canes

Chocolate

Ghiradelli Chocolate squares. Any of them. All the time.

Strawberries and champagne

Steak

Cinnamon ice cream

Gingerbread cookies

Fruitcake (No really. Jonas loves it.)

Eggnog anything

Pumpkin pancakes with candied pecans. (Holly’s secret addiction.)

Ten Songs for Holly and Jonas

I Miss You by Adele

Fetish by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Ex’s and Oh’s Elle King

Fire Meet Gasoline by Sia

I Know You by Skylar Grey

Haunted by Beyonce

Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding

Yours by Ella Henderson

Boom Clap Charli XCX

Demons by Imagine Dragons

 

Hope you enjoy – have a fab Friday x