Thursday, December 15, 2011

Twas the Night Before...Guest Blog and Giveaway with Jesse Kimmel-Freeman

Gather round all you children, you bats and you pups, come learn how monsters celebrate Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the den
Not a creature was stirring, not even a lycan.
The spiders and wolfsbane were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Vladimir soon would be there.

The monsters were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of moonlight danced in their heads.
And Drac in his coffin, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our fangs for a long winter’s nap.

When out in the belfry there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the crypt to see what was the matter.
Away up to the graveyard I flew like a flash,
Tore open the mausoleum and ran into the bash.

The moon shining down on the new-fallen snow
Gave the luster of daytime to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a count, and eight of his monster friends that he holds dear.

With following darkness, he was quite something to fear,
I knew in a moment it must be St Vladimir.
More rapid than vultures his followers they came,
And he hissed, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now werewolves! now, witches! now, goblins and ghouls!
Come, vampires! Come, trolls! come zombies and demons! My fools!
To the top of the tomb! to the top of the vault!
Now mash away! Mash away! Mash away never to halt!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they danced away without fear or reason to why.
So whirled they did into the night, and witches crackling over their brew,
With Christmas delight, St Vladimir did too.

What does any good monster do on a holiday? It has a good party! To know how the main characters from Bella Notte spend their first Christmas together, pop over and read the FREE short story “A Bella Notte Christmas Story.” Perhaps Christmas isn't your thing, you hate, never get what you want, spend it alone, can't find anything open to get your O-positive, spend it this year reading a good book.
Bella Notte is the first book in the Bella Series.

Here's the blurb for it:
Vampires? Check. Werewolves? Check. Death prophecy to hang over your head? Double check. Seventeen year old Emma Hutchinson struggles to find her place in the world she has been born to as she tries to decide whether she should be with Michael, the boy she has been dreaming about since she was three or if she belongs with Dominic, her betrothed.
Have a great holiday season!
A big thank you to Fang-tastic Books and all you readers!
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SandyG265 said...

Monsters and Christmas is a fun mix.

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carol said...

What a fun poem. Thanks!

Merry Christmas!

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Debby said...

Fangtatic is fun to read nad enjoy. Thnaks
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mnjcarter said...

Very clever little poem!! I love werewolves! Would very much like a chance at reading one of you books.

wanda f said...

I love your poem thank you for sharing it with us today and for offering up an ecopy of Bella Notte.Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Unknown said...

Wow! Two guys a poem what can go wrong lol! great giveaway!!! good luck everyone!

Tanya1224 said...

I liked that version =) I'll have to read that one to my son. I'd love a chance to win this book. A cool new read. Count me in please. Have a great Christmas.

lindalou said...

Monsters & Christmas! Love it!!!!! LOL! We've already go plans to re-watch the 1st season of the Walking Dead over the holidays...
Thanks for the giveaway!

lindalou said...

By the way, I LOVE your poem!

Linda Andrews said...

I'd loved your version of a Visit from St. Nicholas and am looking forward to reading your Christmas story. The books sound great.

Tore923 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest.I would love to read this book. Sounds good.

Jesse Kimmel-Freeman said...

I'm so glad everyone is loving the poem! :0) Happy holidays everyone! And good luck in the giveaway!


In Julie's Opinion said...

I loved your story! Much more fun than the original, although I don't think I'll be reading it to my little ones this year! Thanks for an awesome giveaway! I can't wait to read this book:)

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CelticAmazon said...

This was a great poem. Love the concept of Monsters and Christmas.
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