Holidays Are Hell: Esther Egg Hunt by Sam Cheever

Holidays Are Hell: Esther Egg Hunt by Sam Cheever
Publisher: Changeling Press LLC
Genre: Holiday, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (64 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Hydrangea

Esther Mills is caught in Hell’s version of Groundhog Day. Every year she’s resurrected on Easter and relives her death, only to be escorted to Hell again. The one thing that makes her life tolerable is being escorted back to Hell each time by Lucifer, her sexy perdition guide. Esther and Luc share a hot crush. But for some reason he won’t act on his feelings.

This Easter, Esther’s going to make sure Luc can’t ignore her any longer. She’s going to take her life back… and when she’s done with her sexy devil, he’s not gonna know what hit him!

This was a neat take on Good Friday. I have never really thought about what is going on in Hell while I am praying on Earth. Sexy Lucifer is drawn to Esther from the first time he saw her. She is attracted to him as well. However Hell is Hell and Esther gets punished just because of the day she died. Since she died on Good Friday her fate is to relive dying every year. She has signed a contract and can not go against it, or else she will be severely punished. She has had enough, and plans on running away.

I thought a few things in this story were cool, like the fact that they have houses, neighbors and get to eat in Hell. They live as though they are on Earth. They even have fences for privacy. Interesting. I always thought that Hell was fire and pain. They have closets and clothes, and I can’t imagine what is so bad, other than being punished for not following the rules.

I also thought that it was weird that Lucifer was not the head demon. I always thought that Lucifer was Satan. It was also very weird to me that Lucifer was a fallen Angel. That was in scripture, and the author kept it, but not much else. Lucifer was also said to be a beauty in scripture, and when he was sent to Hell he lost his beauty. However Esther found him very attractive. I know that this is fiction, but as I read through the book I kept thinking these things in my head. It was interesting because I did not know where the story was going, and the ending was something I never expected. I really liked the ending though it wasn’t what I’d expected.

This is a story where the characters needed to have each other. Isn’t that the ultimate pleasure? The twists and turns in the book made the story more interesting!


  1. Sounds like a great read thank you for sharing with us .

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