A Vampire’s Christmas Carol (Novella)

by
Cynthia Eden

Blurb:

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! 

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Cynthia Eden Guest Blog:

A Vampire’s Favorite Holiday Songs

(Thank you so much to Got Fiction? for having me over today!)

We all have our favorite holiday tunes. By the end of November, you’ll always catch me humming along to Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer…

There are just some songs that put you in the holiday mood! 😉

But, if you were a vampire (like the hero of my new release, A VAMPIRE’S CHRISTMAS CAROL), what would you like to sing as the holidays crept closer? Hmmm…perhaps you wouldn’t want to sing at all. Perhaps you’d just growl at all the happy humans. That sounds like a good option for a vamp.

I gathered up this list of songs that I thought paranormal heroes and heroines might enjoy…

Silent Night (Cause, you know, a vamp would’ve slayed all his enemies and the night has to be silent.)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (But the lyrics would probably be a bit different…a little more like…On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a strangely shaped vampire hickey…)

All I Want for Christmas Is You (And, specifically, a bite of you…)

Do You Hear What I Hear? (Because no one can hear like a vamp.)

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree (Trust me, vamps know how to rock.)

But these are the faves for the paranormals…what is your favorite holiday song?  Share! I’d love to know which songs you enjoy–or which songs you think a vamp might enjoy.

Happy holidays!

Excerpt
Lust clawed through him. The need, the red-hot desire, seemed to
burn Ben from the inside.  He grabbed
Simone, yanked her flush against him. His mouth locked on hers. He’d always
tried to be so careful with her in the past. Played the gentleman because she mattered.
He wasn’t
a gentleman any longer. Ben wasn’t even sure what he was. He just knew he
needed Simone naked, and he had to be in her.
He carried her back to his
bedroom. He ignored the glittering New York skyline. She was the only thing he
could see. Desire pounded through him. His cock was so swollen that he hurt
and—
His teeth were extending.
Stretching in his mouth.
Ben dropped Simone on the bed
and stepped back, horrified.
“Ben?”  Simone sat up on the bed and pushed back the
blonde hair that had tumbled forward. “What’s wrong?”
She was so gorgeous and
sexy staring up at him.  Looking at him
with those wide, dark eyes.

 

I’m going to hurt her. He grabbed for the control that he’d always
held so easily in the past. Only that control was broken. Shattered. “You need
to leave.”


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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