Thursday, November 28, 2013

Giving the Holiday Season Bite: A Vampire's Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden

 Giving the Holiday Season Bite

Tis the Season…To Be Undead.

Vampires and Christmas.  They go together—just like chocolate and marshmallows (and a really good graham cracker!).  One is dark and dangerous (that would be the chocolate AND the vampires), and the other is good and soft (Christmas! Happiness! And marshmallows!).  Ahem, okay, maybe that comparison is a little off, but you can see where I was going…

When I wrote A VAMPIRE’S CHRISTMAS CAROL, I wanted to create one very dark and troubled hero. After all, the original Scrooge wasn’t exactly a barrel of sunshine.  My vamp, Ben Prescott, is on the edge of a very dangerous precipice. If he can’t change this holiday season, more than just his undead life is on the line.

The paranormal visitors that Ben receives on Christmas Eve are fighting to save him, but Ben also has to fight to save himself.  And isn’t that the case for all of us?  In the end, we have to fight for the things that we want most in life.

Ben is a fighter…and he doesn’t intend to lose the most important battle of his life.

So, yes…vampires and Christmas do go together. Darkness and light. Determination and hope…ah, it’s what makes the holidays bright!

Happy holidays! (And thank you to Fang-tastic Books for having me over!)


Cynthia Eden

A Vampire's Christmas Carol 
A Novella
Cynthia Eden

Book Description:

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…

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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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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Rita said...

Sounds like a great read.


Victoria said...

I loved it! Cynthia is one of my authors that I know will always give me a great read. Nice twist on Dickens :).

salena said...

I love Vampire Romances! <3 Think this book sounds like an amazing read! :) I haven't read any of Cynthia Eden's books ,but I have added several of them to my TBR list! Can't wait to read this! Thanks so much for the chance to win this great giveaway and introducing me to a great book to read! Happy Reading! :)