Book Review: The Christian and The Vampire

Happy Wednesday, friends! Today I’m delighted to feature The Christian and The Vampire by Vikki Kestell. Be sure to check out this excellent short story which is FREE to download on Amazon Kindle!

About the Book

What happens one sultry summer night when a Christian and a vampire meet on a fire escape and agree to engage in a cordial conversation? A touch of hilarity, plus eye-popping—and Undead heart-starting—revelation, as vampire myth and legend give way to greater Truth! 

Think Anne Rice meets Frank Peretti! 

“Oh, I’m just in the mood for some good conversation. Cordial conversation, I assure you.” The shadows twisted and I thought he turned toward me. “What do you say, Taz?” 

“I can always agree to a cordial conversation.” 

“Ah. Good.” I saw that flash of white again and the faint outline of a sharp jaw. His voice was young and cultured, and I guessed his age at about thirty, but . . . but his elegant manner belied that relatively youthful age. Something distinctly mature emanated from him, and I warned myself not to base my estimation of his age on his appearance. 

“I watched you work down in the Glades tonight,” he murmured, “and I confess I am somewhat curious . . . about you. . . Taz.” 

He paused before adding, casually, “Dear me. This rusty old fire escape doesn’t lend itself much to comfort or civility, does it? Might we be more at our ease inside?” 

“You want me to invite a vampire into my home.” I waggled my eyebrows and just looked at him. Like, really

He giggled low in his throat, tickled that I’d found him out so quickly. “But surely you’re not afraid?” 

I shrugged. “Not afraid. Just not stupid.” 

He spread his hands again, a self-deprecating gesture. “It was just a . . . cordial suggestion, Taz.” 

“Well, could I offer you something to drink?” Ismiled this time. “In the spirit of cordiality, of course.” 

It was quite interesting how his eyes flared red. I hadn’t been 100 percent certain where they were until they did. 

Annnnnd apparently I’d ticked him off. 


My Thoughts:

What an interesting read! This may be a short story but it definitely packs a big punch! This story is unlike anything I’ve ever read, and I enjoyed it so much! I loved main character, Taz, he’s such an awesome guy, and I’d love to read more stories about him. I also loved that this story is written in first person POV (my personal fave!) If you enjoy excellent, thought provoking, outside the box reads be sure to check this one out! Highly recommend!

About the Author

Vikki Kestell’s passion for people and their stories is evident in her readers’ affection for her characters and unusual plotlines. Two often repeated sentiments are, “I feel like I know these people,” and “I’m right there, in the book, experiencing what her characters experience.”

Vikki holds a PhD in organizational learning and instructional technologies. She left a career of twenty-plus years in government, academia, and corporate life to pursue writing full time. “Writing is the best job ever,” she admits.

Also an accomplished speaker and teacher, Vikki and her husband, Conrad Smith, make their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Post by contributor Caitlyn Santi


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