Carol agrees that “this holiday season has bite”.
“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!”
A Vampire’s Christmas Carol
by Cynthia Eden
5 out of 5 stars
A Vampire’s Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden is the perfect book for a self professed lover of paranormal romances that also loves Christmas books. My only complaint is that is was too short.
This book was such a sweet story, Yes, I said sweet! Ten years ago, Ben was so happy. He had fallen in love with the most wonderful woman, Simone, and planned to spend the rest of his life making her happy. But, fate had other plans. On Christmas Eve he was attacked in Central Park by a vampire but instead of just killing him, the vampire fed Ben his own blood which turned him into a vampire himself. Flash ahead ten years to what has become of Ben’s life. Without Simone, he has lived his life in the darkness. He only kills the lowest of the low, life’s truest and lowest criminals, to feed on. It is now Christmas Eve again but this night he is given the gift of seeing his past, present and future in order to try to set a new path for himself.
He is first visited by a demon, appearing as a man covered in tattoos, William, who shows Ben his past.
His second visitor is an angel but to his surprise, that angel is his beloved Simone. Simone shows Ben the present but there were many things that Ben hadn’t taken the time to notice.
His third and final visitor to show him what his future holds if he doesn’t change his path is a shape-shifter who can change from a man to a black panther, Jamison.
All three of these visitors had a part in the night ten years ago that Ben was changed. They show Ben a different perspective on his past and choices he has made and how it will affect his future if he doesn’t change his ways. Can what they show him truly lead Ben out of the darkness? What price did Simone pay for loving Ben? I enjoyed every page of this book and it was the perfect entrance into my favorite time of the year.
note: Due to some adult content, this book is for mature readers only.
Thank you so much to Netgalley and Cynthia Eden for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
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Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas.
Cynthia is a “hybrid” author. She has published extensively with New York (her New York publishers include Kensington, Grand Central, and Harlequin), and she has also enjoyed success in her indie writing career.
Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking. You can find Cynthia chatting daily on Twitter or on Facebook.