The 12 Terrors of Christmas

A Christmas Horror Anthology

Fiction - Horror
316 Pages
Reviewed on 12/27/2017
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Author Biography

Claudette Melanson writes & edits in Kitchener, Ontario with her four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English, BS in English Education and an MA in Literature. Harboring a deep admiration of vampires since the age of five left her with the desire to eventually become one, and fuels the creation of her favorite paranormal characters. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many stories playing out inside her head.

In her very scant spare time, she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories...along with other genres of great fiction, as well as riding every roller coaster she encounters in both her hometown and away at signings.

Future dreams include a cabin boasting a roaring fire, isolated inside a snow-filled wood in the Yukon—the perfect writing spot—and the completion of dozens of future novels and stories. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic and loving bunmom, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.

Lynn Lamb is the author of the post-apocalyptic Survivor Diaries Series, Opus of the Dead Series, Mechaniclism, and The Oxymoron of Still Life. She is also an independent filmmaker, graphic designer, and scriptwriter.

The explosive Survivor Diaries, the chilling Mechaniclism, and the terrifying Lullaby of the Dead, have made a big bang and a scream on the literary scene. Grab these titles, and don’t miss out on this chart-topping author!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

The 12 Terrors of Christmas by Claudette Melanson is sub-titled A Christmas Horror Anthology. Draw the curtains, dim the lights and open the door to 12 original tales of terror. Find out what Santa wants for Christmas, what he has always wanted. See the cost of righting a wrong and find out what evil lurks in the innocent white of deep snow. Follow the terror that is stalking the elves as they get ready for Christmas Eve, and feel your heart hammer in fright as Santa’s sleigh falls out of the sky, ripping Christmas and hope to pieces. Follow 12 tales as they lead you through a darkness you hope never to see again, and change the way you see Christmas forever. Meet vampires and demons, ghosts, terrible elves, and other dark and nasty creatures hidden just out of sight, under the crinkly merry wrapping of a not so traditional Christmas.

The 12 Terrors of Christmas: A Christmas Horror Anthology by Claudette Melanson is a terror-filled book that shows us the other side of Christmas, a side that we don’t want to admit might just exist! Twelve tales of perfect spine-tingling terror, tales that will stop you closing your eyes on Christmas Eve and stop you hoping for a visit from the man in red himself! These tales are very well written, very descriptive and eye-opening as they draw a line between the merry legend of Santa Claus and the darker legends of vampires, werewolves, demons, and ghosts. If you love short stories and want to read something different, I would recommend this book. It will draw you in, it will terrify the life out of you, and will begrudgingly let you go at the end.