Review: A Vampire's Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Source: NetGalley
Published: November 13, 2013
Self Published
Series: No
Sex: R - Strong Sexual Content
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Let me start off by staying that I loved that Ms. Eden was able to put a paranormal spin on the classic Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. In her version, Ben a human turned vampire has Christmas eve to change or the future is not so bright for him or his lady love.

Ben, a vampire now lost everything on the night he was turned. He's bitter and angry...he also decides to take justice in his own hands, by doing away with those he feels harms the innocent. On this night, as he's about to make one of the biggest mistakes in his life, he like Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the past, present and future in a attempt to prevent him from going towards a dark and deadly future.

Why this got a three? Ben, I couldn't find myself to like him very much. Even during his visits from the people from his past, he was suck a jerk at made me want to just throttle him. He was just too angry and he barely paid attention to what was being said to him or what was going on. He just wanted what he wanted, I understand that he was grieving over his lost, but dude seriously?

I also like the fact that even for a novella, Ms. Eden gave us a complete story. She managed to fit all that she needed into this paranormal Christmas carol. I think if Charles Dickens were here today, he would truly appreciate what she accomplished here.

Anyways, loved the retelling of a much loved classic...and then throw in vamps, shifters and angels? got yourself a pretty good read on your hands.

Sharonda (SexxyBlogger) is a avid reader who enjoys a good book, good music, loves red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with the sexxy alpha males she reads about. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.


  1. Well this looks and sounds yummy. I will never grow tired of vampires :)

  2. Yes! The creativity of retelling the original story with all the paranormal bits is what I liked too. Ben was a tad choleric for sure. LOL

  3. She really did and awesome job...I really adored it. Now Ben..yeah, he takes some getting use too..loll!

    But I'm glad I really as it: )

  4. I'm a vamp girl at heart and the combined of them and C Dickens classic was really cool to read.

  5. I've only read one book book by Eden and it was a novella and I was pretty impressed. I always meant to read something else by her.

    -Amanda P

    Where the Night Kind Roam

  6. her writing is pretty dang on good, like Sophia said...the creativity in her retelling is something to like a whole lot :)

  7. Interesting. A Christmas Carol isn't typically my favorite christmas story (other than Scrooged, with Bill Murray, but I'm in love with him so....) However, the vampire twist might be kind of interesting, even if he is a bit of a jerk :)

  8. it worth the read Liz...even with him being such a jerk, lols. The secondary chararcters more than make up for it :)

  9. Oh that's a fun twist. I haven't read her yet but have her on the tbr list. Have a couple of them too I think.

  10. I've been wanting to read this since I spotted it on Nina's blog >.< LOL great review Sharonda, it sucks you couldn't like Ben so much with his nasty attitude but at least you got to enjoy it! :D

  11. It really its, very different. I still have a couple of books of her to read that I won in a giveaway a while back. Can't wait to read now :)

  12. thanks Neyra!

    lawd, he was just too hard to like...lols. Well at least the story makes up for it :D