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A brilliant re-telling of a classic
on 17 November 2013
**ARC Provided by Netgalley and Cynthia Eden for an honest review**
This is a twist on Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.
We have a man turned vampire that has had his whole world turned when he was changed and lost his girlfriends Simone all in the same day.
Ten years later, Ben is on the edge of falling into the dark side without a chance for change. Ben is given a gift.
William a demon he accidentally saved one night owes him a favour and is his first visit of the night. They go back to the night he was turned into a vampire, making love to his girlfriend and then her death by car accident. It hurts when he sees it with fresh eyes and as its actually happening to him.
His next vist comes from Simone herself. She is the visitor of the present. But she has a few home truths to reveal. Namely that she was his guardian angel but she fell for him. she wasn't supposed to reveal herself, which left her vunerable. She has pettitioned hard to be there with him just for the hour. What she shows him changes how he had looked at things at hurt just as badly.
His last visitor is a panther shifter, a man he saved ten years ago, the same night and time as William. Again by accident. Jamieson shows him the possible future if he continues down the same path and also lets slip that, on his last night with Simone he turned her vampire. that she has sacrificed her wings in order to help him that night and would now be a full vampire. If he doesn't change, she goes down with him into darkness and death.
It does have a happy ending though. Ben turns his life around that night and at midnight, Simone looses her wings for good and becomes a full vampire. She turns up at Bens door where he immediately pounces on her and claims her as his partner forever.
A brilliant re-telling of a famous classic.