A Vampire's Christmas Carol

Rated 4.60/5 based on 5 reviews
On her way to her family's home on Christmas Eve, 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. To regain his soul, he needs to refrain from taking human blood for just one more night, but she's almost too tempting to resist. More

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About Karen McCullough

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 http://www.kmccullough.com and her site for the Market Center Mysteries series, http://www.marketcentermysteries.com

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Marjana Gole reviewed on April 8, 2012

It was intense all the way....to the end...I would like to read more....
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)
Elysa Hendricks reviewed on Jan. 3, 2012

In an attempt to save his soul from the damnation of becoming a true vampire, for a hundred years Michael has restrained from drinking human blood. He only has to make it through one more night and come Christmas morning he'll die with his soul intact. Carol is on her way to see her family for Christmas when she's stranded in a snow storm. Afraid that when faced with an agonizing death he'll succumb to the temptation to drink her blood, against his better judgement Michael allows her to take shelter in his home.

Through their sharing of Christmas memories the author uses the holiday season to show the reader how, Michael, a reluctant vampire and Carol fall in love with each other. Throw in Michael's evil vampire sire and you've got a great story that will keep you turning the page until the Happily Ever After.

Though Ms McCullough's story A VAMPIRE'S CHRISTMAS CAROL is set on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, it's a vampire romance that can be read and enjoyed anytime of year.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Katie Boofer reviewed on Dec. 21, 2011

In all reality, this story hasn't got much in common with Dicken's classic Christmas story. Instead the title is a play on words, but you don't find that out until halfway through the story. I would like to see more of this authors thoughts and ideas on vampires. Her proposed hierarchy seems as though it may be very complex. Also her suggestion that vampires have an intolerance to human tears is intriguing.

(review here)http://thebookshelfgoblin.blogspot.com/2011/12/different-kind-fo-christmas-carol.html
(review of free book)
Adina Stevens reviewed on Dec. 18, 2011

Although I was able to predict how the story would end, it was still an enjoyable read, even if it lacked a bit of suspense.
(review of free book)
Shelley Jenkins reviewed on Dec. 5, 2011

I quite enjoyed this paranormal romance. I felt the story was interesting and the characters likable. I would have liked more aggression from the Vampire and more revulsion from the Human but overall it worked. When I got to the end I wanted more and for that I highly recommend. :)
(review of free book)
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