Review: Santa Got Run Over by a Vampire (New Orleans Nocturnes #4) – Carrie Pulkinen

© Carrie Pulkinen

Paranormal Rom-Com, Comedy, Satire, Humorous Dark Comedy, Holiday Fiction

What is it?
Santa Got Run Over by a Vampire is the fourth book in the new New Orleans Nocturnes Series.
There are 5 books in the series.

Release Date:
December 7, 2020

Author Blurb:
# of Pages (per Amazon): 102

Father Christmas has just been damned to darkness.

Jane Devereux is adjusting to her new life as a nocturne fabulously. She runs the most popular nightclub in the French Quarter and is married to the hottest vampire in New Orleans.

When she accidentally runs over Santa Claus and has to turn him into a vampire to save him, her perfect undead life begins to crumble like a week-old sugar cookie.


Jane has three days to teach Santa the ways of the vampire and get him back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve.

Oh, and if that’s not stressful enough, her dad is coming for Christmas.

And he doesn’t know she’s a vampire.

Or that she’s married.

Double whoops.

Grab a mug of miracle cure and join the vamps of New Orleans Nocturnes in this fast, fun holiday read.

NOTE: If you haven’t read License to Bite, Shift Happens, and Life’s a Witch, you really should start there. While you could technically read this as a stand alone, it’s really not meant to be and I wouldn’t recommend it!

Man, 2020 really kicked my butt.  I actually had this book read a while back, but thanks to everything that was going down, am just getting the review out now, and I feel terrible!  Let’s get to it, though!

Carrie Pulkinen is back again with another New Orleans Nocturnes book!  How could that not be exciting?

The very FIRST thing you should notice about this book is that it’s listed as #4, when Finders Reapers previously held that slot.  Do I think it’s a big deal?  Not really, and you’ll soon understand why.

This book, if you’re reading in order of release, returns to focusing on Jane and Ethan.  If you’re coming late to the party and are reading them in the order listed, you’re still with them.  Jasmine and Asher aren’t in this book, and I did miss them, but it was nice to get back to Jane and Sophie too.  And the stakes (no pun intended, but come on…) couldn’t get much higher than having her father come to visit for Christmas when he doesn’t know that she’s not only a vampire but married!

That is until Gaston finally lets her drive Genevive and she runs over Santa, and it appears he’s actually dying! 

This book is a Christmas blast, complete with Jane-level shenanigans and attitude, Ethan brooding, and Gaston drinking drunk humans.  What I loved in this book is seeing Gaston grow a little bit (who knew he’d be a pro at making eggnog – only the best holiday drink EVER!).  Jane’s love of Ethan is clear too, seeing past how hot he is and getting to see how much she wants him to be happy, even if it takes a minute to get through to her sometimes.  Poor Ethan really puts himself through the wringer on this one, and it just made me love him more.

I can’t say I was super surprised, because I don’t like super alpha males, but Jane’s father was a bit of a turn off for me, despite the fact that he made a big turnaround as one would hope a father would.  I think he, Ethan, and Jane are in a good space now, but I can completely understand Ethan’s nerves!

Having read Finders Reapers before this, I do kind of wish there was a little more interaction between Jazz/Asher and this half of the series’ characters, but I also still understand that that simply might not happen.  I also missed seeing Crim and Mike this time around too; it would’ve been nice if there had been a way to bring everyone together a little bit using the holiday as a reason they would all be in the same place.

Personally, I could have done with one or two fewer Christmas puns too, but, really, how often do you get a chance to do something like that?  So it was still fun!

This installment of New Orleans Nocturnes is shorter than the others at 102, compared to the 166 – 194 of the others, but it was still a great read that I recommend picking up for yourself.

Will I continue the series?
Clearly I’m in love with this series, so, of course I plan to read all of them that come out and will continue to review them too!

Each of the books are currently $2.99, and free if you have KU.

Final Thoughts:
I’m still completely in love with this series and look forward to each one coming out once I hear about them.  I credit this group of books with helping me get through the terribleness that was 2020, and I think this book was a fitting end to the year.  These books, this one especially, are witty, funny, quick reads that feel like they’re full-length!  I absolutely still recommend picking them ALL up if you haven’t yet!

How to find it:

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