A Vampire at Christmas

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Vampire_200My Book: A Vampire’s Christmas Carol

Blurb: 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?

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You can read an excerpt here, but you might find this fun too. It’s a little effort I did a couple of years ago.  Each year I bring it out and try to refine it, add to it, improve it:

A Visit with the Vampire on Christmas Eve

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through hall
The vampire prepared for his last night of all.
A hundred years gone and the urge to drink blood
He’d struggled against and so far withstood.
With dawn’s early light, his cursed life would end
His soul, however, he’d maintain and defend.
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 pretty, her blood warm and sweet
To him, she was temptation, from her head to her feet.
Forced off the highway and lost on a back road,
With her car in a ditch, she’s alone alone in the cold
Ignoring his warning that his presence meant danger
Carol opted for shelter and passed time with the stranger.
Memories of Christmases long gone they traded
Gifts and feasts and treasures long faded,
And of 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 dastard 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 long night of strife.

Okay, it’s not done, but I continue to work on it.  And I don’t want to give away the ending, but I want to suggest there might be a solution to their problem, though it’s rather ridiculously hard and dangerous.

So… contest!

One lucky commenter will win two ebooks of your choice from all of my books that are available as in ebook format.

And… BONUS!  Anyone can suggest a couple more lines that are in the right scan and rhyming pattern that I decide to use in the poem will win an extra prize!

Below is a list of other participants in the hop, with more chances to win prizes!

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5 Responses to A Vampire at Christmas

  1. Eva Millien says:

    Sounds great so far, unfortunately, my brain seems to be missing right now and I can’t seem to come up with anything. Thanks for sharing the hop and giveaway. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season! evamillien at gmail dot com

  2. felicia sidoma says:

    There are so many new books that I want to read and that are on my wish list. As for what I have read there have been so many. Thank you for the hop and chance to win. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  3. bn100 says:

    Nice poem

    How about…
    She takes out her hidden knife
    and prepares to end the enemy’s life

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  4. Ashley Applebee says:

    Well I can’t think of any more verses to your poem, but I like it! I love vampire and paranormal books!!
    Thanks for joining in on the hop!
    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

  5. BookLady says:

    A Vampire’s Christmas Carol sounds like a great holiday paranormal story. Love your vampire poem. My suggestion for a few lines:

    In a desperate attempt to save the vampire love of her life
    She lopped off the coward’s head with a long bladed knife.
    Carol knew in her heart what she did was right
    And settled down with Michael to a future so bright.
    Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

    Thanks for the great giveaway. Merry Christmas!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com