Title: A Vampire’s Christmas Carol
Genre: Paranormal Holiday Romance/e-book/novella
Author: Cynthia Eden
Publisher: Cynthia Eden, Nov. 2013
Source: Free for Review
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
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…
Warning: This story features one very tortured vampire, a sexy ghost from his past, and hot scenes designed to melt the winter snow. Plenty of action, adult situations, and steamy times are ahead. Happy holidays!
(A VAMPIRE’S CHRISTMAS CAROL contains approximately 23,000 words.)
This is Cynthia Eden’s reimagining of Dicken’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL. It is well done and has all the scary feel of the original novel only this time with a scary vampire. The apparitions are magical but also totally relatable to Ben, the vampire. The demon, who visits to show the past, was once saved by Ben. The ghost, who comes to show him the present, was the love of his life. Last to come was a shifter who was present when Ben saved the demon and he shows Ben a dreadful future if he does not change his ways.
If you are new to Ms Eden’s writing then this is a perfect introduction to a wonderful wordsmith. This is an ideal holiday offering for those who love paranormal romance stories.
P.S.- I love the cover.