November 25, 2013

Blog Tour Post/Book Review: A Vampire's Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden

at 11/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

A Vampire's Christmas Carol 
by Cynthia Eden

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…  

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!    

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This book was certainly not what I expected. It's a different kind of paranormal take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Our Scrooge in this version is the sexy, undead vampire by the name of Ben. Ben is suffering from the death of Simone, his one and only.  While everyone is off celebrating with family and loved ones, Ben is prowling the streets for anyone to deserves to be killed. Well, it's tough nuts for Ben. The powers that be have something else in store for him for Christmas and it starts with a visit from from peeps from his past. A trio of supernatural beings come together to help Ben get past his emotional trauma and hopefully direct him to make the right choices to a happier future. It was a great, novella-type read. The characters were worth investing in, emotionally.


The fire flared again, and in the next instant, William was right in front of Ben. 
The demon was fast. “You should be more grateful. You’re immortal. One of the most powerful vampires I’ve ever come across. But you’re going down a dark and dangerous path, a path you don’t want to take.”
Ben offered him a grim smile. “It’s the only path for me.” Blood and death and demons. Yeah, that all seemed right.  
“Once you wanted more.”  William grabbed Ben’s hand. The demon’s touch burned, and smoke rose from Ben’s skin. “You just need to remember that. Remember who you were before.” 
Ben twisted his wrist, but, even with his vamp strength, he couldn’t break free from William’s hold.  “Let. Me. Go.” Or he’d be ripping the demon’s head off in the next five seconds.
“I’m the first visitor of the night.”
The first?
“There will be three, and in the end, the choice will be yours.”  William glared at
him. “But I’m telling you, asshole, make the right choice.
Ben flashed his fangs and went for the demon’s throat. He braced himself for the acid burn to come. He’d drunk from a demon before, and he knew that taste would be a real bitch. 
Before his fangs could slice into William, flames erupted around them. Surrounded
them. And Ben knew he was about to die. 

His last thought…

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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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Rita Wray on November 25, 2013 at 8:01 AM said...

Great review, I can't wait to read it.


Victoria on November 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM said...

Nice review. I loved this novella. It would be nice if some time later Cynthia gives us a look into our demon and shifter as time goes on :).


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