My favorite Christmas novella so far this year! A Vampire’s Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden is a take off of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with the main character, Ben, being forced to view his past, present and future from none other than a demon, an angel and a shifter. How cool is that?
Cynthia Eden knows how to write paranormal characters with such human emotions. Ben is a vampire that has gone to the dark side since he was changed. He lost the love of his life, Simone, and feels that life is not worth living any longer. You ache for him while reading this and how completely lost he is. However, Simone wants Ben to have another chance to change, so she negotiates for a little angel magic in order to help him see the error of his ways. It is a brilliant plan and I was amazed at how well it all fit together and how complete the story turned out to be in such a short time frame.
The picture on the cover of A Vampire’s Christmas Carol is exactly how I picture Ben and the way he is feeling. Lost. Hopeless. When he is visited by a demon, angel and shifter, he begins to see what life could be like if he turns from the darkness. He finds hope again. He finds his true love again. When reading this, you will experience passion and the deepest love there is. You will also smile at the fun and snarky comments that lighten the story just a bit. It is a hard book to put down because it moves quickly and you are drawn in from the beginning.
A Vampire’s Christmas Carol is a story that reminds us that we make the choice about our actions now, regardless of what has happened in the past because they will affect our future. It is a story about second chances and when we have those we should embrace them. I highly recommend you give A Vampire’s Christmas Carol a try. It is only 99 cents. What have you got to lose?
~ Reviewed by Amy ~
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About the Book:
Title: A Vampire’s Christmas Carol
Author: Cynthia Eden
Publisher: Cynthia Eden
Release Date: November 11, 2013
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased from Barnes & Noble
Buy: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
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…
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About the Author:
USA Today Best-selling author Cynthia Eden has written over twenty-five novels and novellas. She was named as a 2013 RITA® finalist for her paranormal romance, ANGEL IN CHAINS, and, in 2011, Cynthia Eden was a RITA finalist for her romantic suspense, DEADLY FEAR.
Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings. She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.
Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, Greece, and Brazil.
(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people). Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.
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