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Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Real Saint Nic by Drea Becraft

Title: The Real Saint Nic
Author: Drea Becraft
Sub-Genre(s): Erotic, contemporary, vampires
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: November 2011
Format: eBook from Author
Reviewer: Dawne
Rating: 4 Cups

Aimee’s life changed one night, not long ago, when she staked a vampire to save another. Still reeling from that life changing night, Aimee decides to go home with Brenda, her best friend, for the holidays. She never expected Brenda’s brother, who comes off more like the Grinch then Santa, to have so many saint like qualities. Years spent alone, with no family or friends, plays heavy on her mind but Nic could possible be the one who changes it all.

Christmas has always been a sore spot for Nicolai. He’s the real saint Nic, but society has him all wrong. He’s no saint. In truth, he’s a vampire. Over the centuries, Nic has spent the holidays fighting off the ridicule from his younger brother and giving to those less fortune, not seeing his own worth. Until one mortal, brought home by his sister Brenda, changes the holiday and his outlook on life for eternity.

Is it possible that Nic has finally found his Mrs. Clause? When worlds meld, can Aimee find the happy ever after she once asked Santa for so many years ago, or is she doomed to spend forever lonely on Christmas?

Not one for vampires, (I know, I know- how is that possible? But it is.) Becraft does a sweet task of creating a believable paranormal story, without the glitter, shimmer and glow most vampires are known for, in this holiday book.

Becraft creates characters with minimal effort, while I wish more in-depth personalities and character backgrounds were developed, I truly found this fast paced novel a fresh glimpse into the holiday ambiance adding a twist of paranormal flair.

The connection between Aimee and Nic, not only physical but mental, increases the favorable effect the story line played on me. Not sure why, but holiday romance stories always tug at the heartstrings and The Real Saint Nic is no exception.

If you're looking for a new view on the holiday scene, I highly recommend this novel. Many times self-published books are weak with plot but not in the case of The Real Saint Nic. The only recommendation I would have for Becraft, and every self-published author, is to have an extra set of eyes for proofreading. While a few grammatical errors were found, they did not take away from the main plot or storytelling.

Available at:
Amazon (Kindle Edition)
Barnes & Noble (Nook book)


*Blurb Courtesy of Amazon

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