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About the Book

Original Publication Date: October 31, 2000

Setting: Modern New Orleans

This is the Christmas story that features the gangster Gallagher and Simi when Gallagher is temporarily relocated to New Orleans to help battle Daimons.

It’s currently one of the stories in the DARK BITES anthology and Winter’s Night ebook.


To order a copy of the story in a book, please see the Dark Bites page.



The Hero: Gallagher

James Cameron Patrick Gallagher came into the world with a chip on his shoulder. The son of poor immigrants, he rose through the ranks of the Irish mob to be a major crime boss. Quick to anger, he took nothing from anyone and refused to be tamed until the day a Portuguese immigrant's daughter crossed his path. Instantly in love, Gallagher defied everyone to claim her for his own. He adored his wife and was trying to go straight when fate...

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The Heroine: Simi

Hello, I'm the Simi and it is more than a name it is an attitude. I would tell you what Simi means, but then I'd have to kill you and though you are probably quite tasty, Akri gets all cranky when I snack on humans. Akri knows, but he's not telling neither. I have been with akri for a long, long time. How long? I don't know. It's something like dog years. What is a dog year? I had a dog once, but I ate him so he didn't last a whole year. He...

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  • Acheron

  • Kyle Peltier

  • Nicolette

  • Marvin

  • Nick (Squire)

  • Simi

  • Wren

  • Zar

  • Aimee

  • Colt

  • Dev

  • Gallagher

  • Justin

  • Tabitha

  • The Howlers

  • Sanctuary

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

  • Dark-Hunter

  • Dream-Hunter

  • Were-Hunter

  • Dark-Hunter Handbook

The Story Behind The Story

Gallagher's story was posted online before the first Dark-Hunter book came out. Sherri wanted to give it as a gift to the readers who were eagerly awaited Night Pleasures. The fans were so enthused, that they were threatening to storm the flat iron building and demand copies. Some of those original fans waited over two years to get their first glimpse of the Dark-Hunter world.

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can't wait for the newest DarkHunter book ,,you rock and I loved meeting you ,,I'll treasure the memories always

Lisa, March 4, 2014

Savitar, when will there be a book soley on Savitar? Please.

Liz, December 7, 2013

when is savitar's story coming out he just seems so introverted due to some long ago sadness and the special person for him will need to be not only a purely happy one but have that sense of humor that would take him by the heart

angie, October 17, 2013

I'm curious about the man Jamie met when he was a it Ash? somehow I don't think he'd wear a bowler hat.

Ruby, September 29, 2013

How do I download the Dark Hunter Christmas.....

vicki, February 8, 2013

    Click read excerpt and it's the whole story.

    Carl, MB Staff, March 22, 2013

Thank you for posting this great story. Being two weeks before Christmas, I've been feeling a bit down, missing my children and my late husband. This made things a little easier. Merry Christmas and God Bless.

Gloria, December 11, 2012

How can I get A Dark Hunter Christmas in Audio, Love all your books...Thanks Lee

Lee, March 25, 2012

We need MORE! Acheron, Kyrian, Vane, Fang, Valarius, Z, Wulf, Talon had families and kids who are mysterious They are all immortal so their lives continue.. MORE! Please! Thanks!

Victoria Johnson March 8, 2012, March 9, 2012