Review: A Vampire’s Christmas Carol

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A Vampire's Christmas Carol A Vampire's Christmas Carol by
Published by on November 11, 2013
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Pages: 72
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four-stars

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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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!

Cynthia Eden’s knack for writing dark heroes who straddle the line of good guy/bad guy really shines through here.

It’s Christmas Eve, and Ben is out hunting. he’s a vampire with a vigilante streak. But he’s no hero, in fact someone pulled some major strings to give him one last chance to change. If he kills this night, his soul will be lost.

Embarking on a Dickensonian journey of redemption, we see Ben from both before and after he was turned. And we see that maybe the darkness was inside him before he was turned.

Only one person ever saw the real Ben, and she’s dead.

Or is she?

At one point Simone tells him, “You’re so busy punishing the world,” she told him, her heart aching, “that you forget you can save it.”

And when she reminds him of just who he can be, you’d think he’d see the light and change, but not every story has a happy ending. It takes a huge sacrifice, and a tragic ending for Ben to change. The big question is, will it be too late?

With a dark, gritty world, and an anti-hero to die for, Cynthia Eden uses her talent to the fullest. Sometimes the best endings aren’t always perfect.

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four-stars

 

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