December 10, 2012

A Vampire's Christmas Carol

A Vampire's Christmas Carol

A Vampire's Christmas Carol by Karen McCullough

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Can Christmas Eve get any more fun? On her way to her family's home, Carol Prescott’s car slides into a ditch in a deserted area with no cell phone signal. The only available shelter is already occupied…by a vampire. To Michael Carpenter, Carol is the bait of a trap. In an effort to hold onto his soul, Michael has resisted the urge to drink human blood for almost a century. Now he hovers between human and vampire. If he doesn’t drink from a human before the night ends, he’ll die. He’s desperately thirsty, but Michael has seen the soulless monsters vampires are and he prefers death. Carol is pure temptation to him, the Christmas present from hell…or is it from heaven?

My Review

It was Christmas Eve one hundred years ago that Michael, on his way to his fiancees house to propose to her, was bit by a vampire and doomed to exist in the dark shadows. Only by drinking human blood would he be able to live forever, but Michael is loathed to be a monster like his master.

Dying takes time. It took Michael 10 years before he woke up undead, but he still needs to drink the blood of a human in the next 80 years or he will die.
He promised himself that he would never drink human blood but would rather die reunited with his human soul. So, this Christmas Eve, times up. Will he give in to his bloodlust? or, die?

I think it was evil supernatural forces that made Carol show up on his doorstep to tempt him, but she was more like an angel to help him.
Michael was on the verge of losing it and fought back with all his might to contain his bloodthirst. The rest of the story is best written in the pages of this ebook. I thought it was a well written holiday paranormal romance
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Here's an AWESOME Promo blurb from the authors website . 

A Meeting with the Vampire on Christmas Eve 

Twas the night before Christmas and all through hall 
The vampire was ready for his last night of all. 
A hundred years gone and the urge to drink blood 
He’d struggled against and so far withstood. 
When out on the porch there arose such a clatter 
He trudged to the door to see what was the matter 
When what to his wondering eyes should appear 
But a young woman shivering with cold and fear. 
Her face it was lovely and her blood warm and sweet 
To him, she was temptation, from her head to her feet. 
Ignoring the warning that his presence meant danger 
She opted for shelter and passed time with the stranger. 
Memories of Christmases long gone they traded 
Gifts and feasts and treasures now faded, 
The terrible night, a century ago, 
When a vampire stole his life and his hope. 
As he suffered the death throes of blood-hunger pollution, 
She struggled to help him and find a solution. 
When an enemy terrible showed up to gloat 
He tries to make Carol a sacrificial goat. 
She’s no willing victim and fights for her life 
And to help Michael get through a night of strife.

About the Author 

Karen McCullough is the author of ten published novels in the mystery, romantic suspense, and fantasy genres and has won numerous awards, including an Eppie Award for fantasy. She’s also been a four-time Eppie finalist, and a finalist in the Prism, Dream Realm, Rising Star, Lories, Scarlett Letter, and Vixen Awards contests. Her short fiction has appeared in several anthologies and numerous small press publications in the fantasy, science fiction, and romance genres. Her most recent release is A GIFT FOR MURDER, published in hardcover by Five Star/Gale Group Mysteries. 

She invites visitors to check out her home on the web at and her site for the Market Center Mysteries series,

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