I know, it is only a week until Christmas and some of you are looking for that perfect holiday read. I can recommend two.
Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom
Synopsis: One Christmas Eve in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, struggling songwriter Jesse Walker witnesses a strange spectacle: seven devilish figures chasing a man in a red suit toward a sleigh and eight reindeer. When the reindeer leap skyward taking the sleigh, devil men, and Santa into the clouds, screams follow. Moments later, a large sack plummets earthward, a magical sack that will thrust the down-on-his luck singer into the clutches of the terrifying Yule Lord, Krampus. But the lines between good and evil become blurred as Jesse’s new master reveals many dark secrets about the cherry-cheeked Santa Claus, and how half a millennium ago, the jolly old saint imprisoned Krampus and usurped his magic.
Now Santa’s time is running short, for the Yule Lord is determined to have his retribution and reclaim Yuletide. If Jesse can survive this ancient feud, he might have the chance to redeem himself to his family, to save his own broken dreams…and help bring the magic of Yule to the impoverished folk of Boone County.
I have read this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is by far not your traditional Christmas story. Click on the cover below for the Kindle version for only $1.99.
And speaking of classics, my second recommendation is Charles Dickens’ eternal classic: A Christmas Carol, I am sure most of you know this timeless tale of a miserable old man who is visited by three ghosts to teach him the meaning of Christmas and spare him from a horrible afterlife. I read this book for the first time last year and can honestly say that so many of the adaptations leave out some of the little things that make this a much more enriching story. If you click on the link below, you will find the Kindle edition (for free) with the original illustrations.
Any of you last minute shoppers who don’t know what to get those pesky relatives/friends, check out my Author’s Page. There is still time for Amazon to deliver these books. A Merry Christmas to you all or happy holidays.