Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A Vampire's Christmas Carol, by Cynthia Eden - Novella Review

A Vampire’s Christmas Carol, by Cynthia Eden
Published:  November 5, 2013, Amazon Digital Services
Pages:   79 kindle
Genre:  Paranormal, Seasonal
Source:  Author/Free Day on Kindle

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…
I’m not really a vampire book reader but I couldn’t resist this paranormal take on The Christmas Carol, especially as author, Cynthia Eden, was offering free days on Amazon! This is a unique, endearing twist to the traditional holiday tale.

Ben is busy with his usual during the yuletide season, stalking prey and sucking the life out of them, when he gets his first of three visitors, the demon William Marley. Despite the fact that Ben prides himself on using his vamp powers to hunt down only criminals and killers, he eventually learns that he may not exactly be 100% in the know about his alleged victims.

Between the demon Marley, the ghost of his former love Simone, and the panther shapeshifter, Ben is taught a thing or two to try get him to change his ways of heading too far down into the dark side. Ben also discovers the real depth of Simone’s love for him, from the beyond.

This is a charming, short, and sometimes sizzlingly sexy read that will give paranormal and seasonal readers a sweet bit of Christmas. Grab a copy for a feel good read during your holidays. 4.3 Stars!

Cynthia is an award-winning author of several romantic series and you will find her at these links:

Have a wonderful holiday season everybody!

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