Friday, January 28, 2011

Christmas Goes Camo

Title: Christmas Goes Camo
Author: Desiree Holt, Allie Standifer, Brenna Zinn
Publisher: Total-e-Bound
Publisher URL:
ISBN: 978-0-85715-366-1
Genre: {M/F}, Fantasy, Seasonal-Christmas
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amazon Nymph

Trapped by Ice by Allie Standifer - 4.5 Nymphs

After being parachuted off course, Teague doesn’t think that the new experimental drug the military is testing is worth the side effect of a constant hard on. Kendil is resentful that she has to be at the South Pole scouting out a new location for a toy factory and having to watch out for humans. This was a fun story to read and I could feel the ice melt when Teague and Kendil got together. Kendil’s reaction to Cupid’s arrows was priceless, as we all sometimes wonder if we are being loved for ourselves and not some artificial reason.

Tempered by Ice by Brenna Zinn – 4.5 Nymphs

Six months ago, Tasha found Axel almost frozen as he was testing the new drug he had been working on. Axel thought he had been hallucinating and after he got back to base, he tried to improve Thermavan. While testing the drug at the South Pole, he runs into Tasha again and realizes he can’t live without her. This story was a little different even though there was a common theme. I was disappointed by that, as I was waiting to see Axel’s reaction to one of Cupid’s arrows. Axel and Tasha definitely had the chemistry going between them.
Melting the Ice by Desiree Holt – 4.5 Nymphs

Sonia is the elf in charge of the mission to find a new location for the new toy factory. She ends up getting trapped in her tent by Cupid’s Vinions. Jaguar Martin ends up in her tent attempting to get shelter from the storm and hating the side effects of the drug he is testing. This story did not include a reaction about getting hit by Cupid’s arrows, either. The chemistry between these two will melt ice, but their relationship was peppered with constant interruptions from the assault by the Vinions and suspicions each have.

Christmas Goes Camo was a very fun read. I have to give kudos to all three authors for the imaginative use of the elf names and the whole concept surrounding the war between Santa and Cupid. I do wish the last two stories stayed with the concept of getting hit by Cupid’s arrows though.

The fact about military drug testing was realistic and I appreciated the fact that all three men knew they were testing this drug; while in real life, this is not always the case. I was laughing about the reactions the elves had to the men and the men’s reaction to the whole concept of battle elves. I will be reading this one again, and may make this an annual holiday read.


Gale Stanley said...

This one just went on my to be read list. Sounds great!

Calisa Lewis said...

This sounds so fun! I will need to read more.

Allie Standifer said...

Amazon nymph, you made my day. These characters pretty much wrote themselves and had me laughing like a loon, alone at my desk. So glad you 'got' them as well.

Brenna Zinn said...

Thanks for the fabulous review! So glad to hear you liked our stories. Can't tell you how much fun it was to write.

Brenna Zinn said...

Thank you for the fantastic review. So glad to hear you liked our stories. Can't tell you how much fun they were to write.