Thursday, November 1, 2012

Book Review: The Ghost of Vampire Present

The Ghost of Vampire Present

By:  Seleste deLaney

Published By:  Decadent Publishing, LLC

Publish Date:  December 10, 2010

Format:  eBook, 36pgs

Genre:  Urban Fantasy Romance

Series:  Prequel # 2 in Blood Kissed Series; Prequel #1 ~ Of Course I Try, Short Stories ~ 0.1 ~ Christmas in Chains, 0.2 ~ Devil's BargainShort Story 0.3 ~ What Have I Done, 0.4 ~ The Cost of Love

Recommendation:  Oh yes! Love this sexy vampirian take on a Christmas Carol!

Jocelyn has finally found her knight in shining armor in Chad, and ghosts are the last thing on her mind.  Even when one shows up in her bedroom on Christmas Eve...

First Sentence:
I've dreamt of Max almost every night since I killed him.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
Jocelyn dreams of Max almost every night, but last night was different.  It's Christmas morning and last nights dreams weigh heavy on her mind as she waits for her visiting old college room mate to wake to talk to her.  First a ghost, here crazy grandmothers ghost, warning and wanting to help her, then three visitors after that and not all were welcomed guests.  Past, Present and Future men collide in one night.

Oh this novella is a very interesting and sexy Vampire twist on A Christmas Carol.

Oh the hints in this novella!  There is something special about Jocelyn.  What?  I'm curious.  Max is remembered, and I'm curious how he manages to do this.  The current boyfriend, that cute guy named Chad from the dance in Of Course I Try...yeah it's him. Yum.

Jocelyn has been trying to be stronger since Max.  She's started self-defense classes and fighting better along with becoming more physically fit than she ever has.

I have to say I love the description of the ghost.  Yes, it's someone she knew.
"She's the antithesis of the fairy godmother I'd always wished for.  All she needs now is a lit cigar between her fingers to totally bastardize that particular childhood fantasy."

The telling of this story starts with Jocelyn waiting for Kait then when she comes out we get the front row seat of the happenings as we are there with her.  Then we are back to the morning and Kait leaves and Jocelyn gets ready for Christmas at her mothers and waits for her boyfriend.  We seen clues that last night might not have been a dream... but then things change and answers aren't connecting with what happened, so maybe it all was after being out with the girls drinking and all.

I'm left curious as to what was real and what was a dream.  I think it's all real, but there is more than real and not here, there's secrets.  I want to know what they are.  There is something special about Jocelyn, but I'm not sure what exactly it is.  I'll definitely be reading the first novel, Kiss of Death very soon to figure it all out.

This is definitely a romance, with intimate moments.

**I read this novella for my own enjoyment.
**The thoughts shared in this review are of my personal opinion.


Carole Rae said...

Good for her! Getting stronger and whatnot!

I really like that cover though....yum

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I love that description too! LOL

Okay, I love retellings of A Christmas Carol so I know I'll have to read it.

Alexia561 said...

Great review! Never read a vampire take on A Christmas Carol...sounds awesome!

Gina said...

Wow yeah I'd say that's a pretty big twist; glad you enjoyed it! ^_^

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Carole Rae, I really loved this one. Such a cool take and twist with the story. And yes great cover!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melissa (B&T) You know I read this and wondered why no one ever did this before... A Christmas Carol with vampire twist. Really loved it!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Alexia, Oh, I really loved this one. Such a twist! :D I highly suggest this romance UF read. :D Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

GMR, Oh I really loved the twist to this one. Great read. :) Thank you!