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Monday, November 18, 2013

153) A Vampire's Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden

The Blurb :

This holiday season has bite.

Ben Prescott hates Christmas—he’s a vampire, and to him, there’s certainly nothing jolly about the holiday season. While the humans are running around being merry, he’s hunting in the shadows. Ben plans to spend the holidays his way…by stalking deadly prey.

But fate has other plans for Ben.

Three visitors are coming Ben’s way…A demon who will force Ben to face his past, a ghost who will show Ben the present he could have, and a shifter who will reveal the darkness that waits in Ben’s future. Unless Ben can change his ways, he may just turn into a real monster, one who can’t be saved by anyone or anything.

’Tis the season…to be undead.

Ben’s redemption rests in the hands of the one woman he loved and lost—Simone Laurent. If Ben is going to have a chance at being more than just the beast in the darkness, he has to prove himself to the lovely Simone. A very hard task, considering that, once upon a Christmas Eve, Simone died in Ben’s arms…

My Thoughts :

It is time to get into the Christmas spirit because in five weeks it is that time of year again.  So when I got the chance to read this Christmas themed vampire novella I decided to jump on it.  Despite not having read anything by this author recently I really do love her work and really need to spend more time reading her wonderful books.  I was actually looking forward to delving back into her delicious paranormal world even if it was only a short trip.

I wasn't disappointed by this story.  Well ok, slightly...it could have been longer!  But that is the problem with most of the short stories out there.  However other than that I didn't find any fault with this one.  Paranormal elements were great, plot was interesting and captivating, twists in the story made me keep reading and the romance was hot and steamy.  All in all a perfect recipe that Cynthia Eden has perfected over the years.

The supernatural version of A Christmas Carol really is a genius storyline and things are made even more interesting by the slow addition of facts surrounding Ben's past and what happened to him and Simone.  I liked the ending a lot and wonder if these characters will ever make an appearance in any of Cynthia's other books.  It would be nice to see how they get on.

So if you are looking for something short, sweet and supernatural to read to get you into the Christmas spirit, you may want to give this one a chance.  If you haven't already tried this author then A Vampire's Christmas Carol is a great introduction.  Already a fan?  This is a must read!

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Diane said...

I bought it and plan on reading very soon!

Victoria said...

Read it over the weekend and LOVED it!

Aurian said...

Sounds good! I haven't read anything by this author yet.

QPT said...

Happy Christmas!!!
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