Ghosts of Christmas Past

Author: Cricket Starr

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Release Date: December 2005

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5 Blue Ribbons

Format: EBOOK

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Calla works in a fast food place.  The money is bad and she can barely make ends meet.  She hasn’t had a proper bath in a long time because the flophouse, as she calls it, doesn’t have a working shower.  On her way home, she stops at a soup kitchen to get something to eat.  When she sees the Christmas tree and all the decorations, she panics and runs home.

She stands on the roof trying to decide whether or not she’s really going to jump.  She imagines all kinds of things, like how it’ll feel to fly and then there is bound to be pain when she lands on the sidewalk so far down.  She gets up on the wall.  When the wind starts to blow, she’s not so sure she really wants to do this after all, but she has no choice and begins her freefall down to the sidewalk.


Daniel saw her leave the soup kitchen in a panic and followed her.  He has problems with Christmas himself.  Each year he chooses a companion to keep him company during the holidays.  On Christmas Day, he removes his mark and lets the companion go.  That person always leaves with enough money and clothes to take care of her for a long time.  Daniel has a problem with commitment because of his Christmas ghost.  A companion for a few days works for him.


Cricket Starr offers a wonderful story of newfound love in GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST.  Daniel puts to rest many of the misconceptions about parafolk.  He doesn’t see himself as a vampire, but rather a nightwalker.  He even sees his reflection in a mirror.  The story offers a great lesson in going face to face with those ghosts and laying them to rest.  The dialogue flows, the humor is just right and you find yourself cheering them on.  The sex is very hot.


Will Daniel be able to let her go after their time is up?  Or are his and Calla’s phobias and ghosts too strong to let go?  This is a definitely must read and a keeper.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Nickie Langdon

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