A Vampire's Christmas Carol, her holiday novella offered to readers for just $0.99. Eden's romances - both paranormal and contemporary - always make me ponder her characters as their motivations and lives are usually rather complicated. And this novella is no exception. And don't I love this about her!
A Vampire's Christmas Carol, which does take a nod from Dickens' classic, is a really interesting story. I was hooked from the beginning as we meet vampire Ben in a seedy alleyway as he attacks and almost totally drains his prey.
Along they way he meets his Christmas past, present, and future - a demon, angel, and shifter - who could show him other possibilities for his life apart from his apparent nihilistic existence.
And of course there's romance too. I won't reveal too much of the plot, but have a few Kleenex's at hand as you may find yourself tearing up from time to time.
Ms. Eden, thank you for this wonderful holiday gift to your readers!
From the Publisher
A Vampire's Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden heats up the holidays with...A VAMPIRE'S CHRISTMAS CAROL.
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 story 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!