This is the special Christmas story that features the gangster Gallagher and Simi when Gallagher is temporarily relocated to New Orleans to help battle Daimons.
Written as a gift for DH fans, it originally appeared in the back of the first edition of Dance with the Devil. It’s also found in its entirety in Dark Bites, and also appears in print in Dark-Hunter Companion.
“Yes, Simi, I would like to be your family.”
What a heartwarming Christmas story! It makes you ache and also makes you smile.
It is a Simi short story. Simi is one of my favorite characters ever. I adore her charmingly childlike attitude, unique personality, and extravagant appearance.
It is also a Gallagher short. Ms. Kenyon has the talent to create background stories you never forget for all of her Dark-Hunters, not only in full-length novels, but in only a couple of paragraphs. I really hope I will meet Jamie Gallagher sometime later in the Dark-Hunter Universe.
A Dark-Hunter Christmas is a perfectly constructed short story without idle words, with some intriguing new details about Acheron, and an engaging punchline at the end.
Fascinating Christmas read! It would be a sin to miss it!
Some facts about Simi:
Full Name: Xiamara Parthenopaeus
Job: Guarding akri ‘cause he needs it.
Height: Varies to my emotional state.
Hair Color: Changes to math akri’s
Eye Color: Well, that depends too. Red unless the Simi gotta look human.
Best Friend: Acheron
Worst Enemy: Artemis
Fave Pastime: Eating!
Mode of Transportation: Akri’s body
Weapon of Choice: Don’t need no weapon to eat someone. Well, maybe a fork.
(Source: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s website.)
See my favorite quotes on my Tumblr page,
Daily Quotes by Exina, from 249 to 253.