The Day of the Dead

Rated 4.75/5 based on 12 reviews
"The Day of the Dead" is a short story connected to the New York Times bestselling Cassandra Palmer series of urban fantasy novels. It was first published in the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance (2008) and is now being offered as a free ebook. It features Tomas, a character from Touch the Dark (2006), the first Cassandra Palmer novel.
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Goldie Locks555 reviewed on on July 15, 2018

this author has an interesting collection of books
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eva mader reviewed on on March 6, 2016

awesome, finaly some more about tomas, i love it. thanks so much for this short Story!!! :)
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Peter Stass reviewed on on Aug. 6, 2013

Very powerful story, I loved it, short story however very entertaining. Another good read is A Synthetic Illusion by Christian Clarke, I think smashwords has the best selection of authors
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Willow Webster reviewed on on June 27, 2012

I love her books & stories & this one was great!
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LorreF reviewed on on March 9, 2012

The Day of the Dead is a free short story about Tomas, one of the vampires in the Cassie Palmer series. I was really curious to know what Tomas did before he reappeared again in the series.
Well, after reading this short story I know. I really love Tomas in the Cassie Palmer series and it was great to read more about him and his past.
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Rodney Blake reviewed on on Nov. 4, 2011

The story is powerful, adventurous and astrological.
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Jackie B reviewed on on Aug. 1, 2011

Tomas was first introduced to us as a minor character in 2006's [book:Touch the Dark|67513], in [book:The Day of the Dead|7623711] he is now on the run intent on putting an end to his evil maker Alejandro. While in a local tavern on his way to confront the Master Vampire he encounters a mysterious young woman who is trying to find her missing brother. The story while short is tense and action packed, one of the finer examples that a book does not have to be 300-400 pages long to give you immense satisfaction and a great look into Tomas's background and current circumstances. The ending leaves the reader cheering Tomas and wishing he had a bigger part to play somewhere in the full length books in the series. (free e-read from Smashwords and also on the author's web site.)
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RAVENSWOOD PUBLISHING reviewed on on July 16, 2011


This is a short story about a young girl looking for her brother during the "Day of the Dead" celebration in Mexico. She ends up becoming the hostage of a Vampire coven and has to be rescued. This story also involves raising Zombies! A good short story with plenty of heart-stopping action!

-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club

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Tina H. reviewed on on May 31, 2011

Have never read Karen Chance before, and this is a good introduction to her writing. For anyone not yet familiar with this talented author, give The Day of the Dead a try. I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.
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Cheryl M-M reviewed on on April 3, 2011

Great short story that features Tomas, a vampire from the Cassie Palmer series. It also introduces Sarah, a tough cookie armed to the back teeth , who is looking for her brother.
I loved the mix of magic, action and the possibility of a ne character on the Karen Chance horizont.
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Ecowitch reviewed on on Jan. 18, 2011

Pretty good short story following Tomas, the vampire from chance's Cassandra Palmer series, as he hunts down his old master Alejandro on the South American Day on the Dead. In doing so he meets up with Sarah and co, an ecclectic group of 'outside contractors' who are on the hunt for Sarah's brother, Jason. Not a bad read with a good mix of action and magic and enough backstory to each of the characters for the reader to follow the story well enough. A good taster to the Plamer series.
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kirstie reeve reviewed on on June 11, 2010

Amazing i love karen chance books, well that i have been able to read so far (desprately saveing up to read them all) and i love this one just as much as the ridiculous amount that i love that others shes wrote
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