Thursday, November 6, 2014

*Blog Tour and Giveaway* Twas the Night by Robin Reed

Title: ‘Twas the Night

Author: Robin Reed

Published: November 8th, 2012

Word Count: 35,000

Genre: Horror Comedy

Content Warning: Comedy Horror Violence

Age Recommendation: 13+

Rollo is the overworked, stressed-out Head Elf at the North Pole. As he prepares for Christmas Eve, he has to deal with toys that look like they’re having sex, terrorist reindeer, and worst of all, the sudden death of Santa Claus. Rollo has to save Christmas after he finds out that Santa is not just dead — he is undead.

‘Twas the Night is a novella of approximately 35,000 words. It is a satire and contains adult language and themes.

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I would like to start by saying that I had planned on NOT doing any blog tours or cover reveals during the month of November because of #NaNoWriMo and #BookBlogWriMo, but when I saw this book about undead Santa, and the fact that it was a novella, I just had to jump on the chance to review it, and I'm oh so glad I did. 

This little gem of a multi-holiday novella is chock-full of delightful Christmassy euphemisms such as "she jingles the bells of all the elves." There are several sections where the prose is almost lyrical, actually there are several instances where the prose is quite literally lyrics, from some of the most popular Christmas tunes of course. 

Even though this novella is only about 35,000 words, it had humor, suspense, mystery, action, and horror, all woven together in an almost perfect little satirical Christmas story package. The descriptions of the North Pole made me feel like I was actually there, and I would love to be a part of the post Christmas Launch party that the elves enjoy every Christmas Eve. If you are like me and prefer slightly less cheery holiday stories, you will enjoy this novella. 

5 out of 5 stars. - Katie

About the Author

Robin Reed is the author of a strange collection of books. She writes science fiction, horror, humor, and humorous science fiction and horror. She was born in Chicago but found her way to Los Angeles, swearing to never again experience a midwestern winter.

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