Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Published by Self Published on November 11, 2013
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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…
Ben Prescott is trying to teach someone a lesson. But in the next instant you’ll have a tear in your eye. Cynthia hooked me in with this retelling of one of my favorite Christmas stories. One difference you will find is that it has a sexy twist – it would probably make Charles Dickens blush.
Once you start to read, there is no way that you can’t mistake the classic holiday tale made modern. This is a good bedtime read but it’s not for children. Now that the holiday time is here, people are busy and sometimes they forget to do something for themselves. Why not give yourself an hour or two and sit down and read Cynthia’s book. When you’re trying to unwind from a hectic Christmas Eve day, relax with your favorite drink while you’re reading this holiday novella.
If you’ve read any of Cynthia’s others works you won’t be disappointed by adding this to your library. If you’re a fan of the paranormal, then this might suit your fancy. And in staying true to the original, you will find yourself smiling at the end. Cynthia also has me wondering if she has more plans for Ben? Maybe she’ll try taking on Shakespeare or D.H. Lawrence next.
The only disappointment I had was that it was so short. You start comparing this work to the original and know that it should be longer. But then you have to realize that you might not read it if it were longer just because you don’t have that kind of time. And with this story being a novella, you just can’t put it down until you get to the very last page. I hope you will add this to your shelf. (Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds from Romance Reader Enthusiast)