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Friday, December 31, 2010

Review: The Ghost of Vampire Present by Seleste deLaney

Book Blurb: 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, Jocelyn's a bit more concerned about the other guests on the agenda. She'd prefer to never see another vampire, and the ghost tells her to expect not one, but three.

When the one from her past shows up even though he's supposed to be dead, she decides she's dreaming and suffers through the night. By the time dawn breaks, she's not so sure anymore.

But if it's not a dream that means her nightmare is far from over.

Our Thoughts:

****WARNING: This book contains spoilers if you have not yet read the story prior to it, "Of Course I Try"****

     Bea: The Ghost of Vampire Present takes place a few months after the events of Of Course I Try and occurs at Christmas time. In the spirit of Christmas, deLaney has chosen to write her story as a modern take on the three ghosts of Christmas. I was hesitant about that, uncertain how well it could be integrated into the story and not get saccharine or ridiculous. Happily, deLaney pulls it off, so well I almost missed one lol. The ghosts help move the story along but the conceit doesn't take over the story.

     The story was an engaging mix of romance, mystery, danger, and relationships. I got caught up in the story and was delighted that it was longer than it's predecessor. The novella length allowed deLaney to develop the characters and the emotions, while also building her world and setting up future plot lines. There are questions left unanswered, both for Jocelyn and the reader, but happily there is more to come in the Blood Kissed series.

     Jax: I said it about Of Course I Try too- my only complaint about this story is that it's so short. The Ghost of Vampire Present is a wonderfully crafted story, one with mystery, hot sex and sweet romance. And it's a fun paranormal twist on three well known Christmas ghosts! The supporting characters are hilarious additions to the Blood Kiss stories. I love that Jocelyn has real doubts as to what's going on, weighing and measuring the evidence and coming up short on an answer. While I don't envy her concerns, I would love the dilemma of choosing between Max and Chad!

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Release Date: December 10th, 2010

More Info: goodreads

This ebook is owned by the reviewers. The author is a personal acquaintance of both reviewers.


  1. Great review, ladies. :)

    I enjoyed the way the three ghosts of Christmas became vampires for Seleste's story.

    Definitely looking forward to more from the Blood Kissed series. ;)

  2. I'm looking forward to reading this one. I just read Of Course I Try and loved it


  3. Thanks for the great review, you two :) The next one is longer (again) :P Glad you're sticking with me for the ride.


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