Published by Cynthia Eden on November 11, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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 book 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!
Just the kind of holiday read I was looking for. I love my paranormals, and I wanted a holiday read. I’m glad this was distributed on it’s own so I didn’t have to buy an anthology which is what usually happens this time of year. I’m not a big anthology fan.
Ben is a tortured vampire after being turned against his will and losing his true love. He blames himself and has holed himself away, alone and unrestrained against his instincts.
In the true Christmas Carol style, he gets visited by ghosts of Christmases past, present and future to cure his vicious, evil ways. Ben’s heart is re-broken in the process and I almost cried. I’m not a crier. Avoid it at all costs, especially when I’m not expecting a happy ending. A Vampire’s Christmas Carol was worth the sniffles and I was pleased with the ending. As in all renditions of A Christmas Carol, this one is heartrending and enlightening in the true Christmas spirit.
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Challenge: 2013 E-book Challenge