Let me just preface this review by saying that I like all three authors in this anthology and was really looking forward to reading it. Unfortunately, the anticipation was better than the actual reading, and here's why:
The first story, by Ashley, was my favorite of the three. It told the tale of an author of vampire nonfiction who was staying at a vampire-themed Vegas hotel, where she met a hot master vampire. She thinks he is finally going to give an interview for her new book, but he thinks she's the woman he needs for a "blood slave" to restore his power. I enjoyed this story because I liked the characters. I even found myself liking the main bad guy at the end. Seems like there's room for a sequel or two here. There were a few problems, though. There was a complicated dead/living vamp distinction that was never clearly explained, and I could have used more backstory.
MacAlister's story was about a revenant counselor (she counsels new zombies) with a spirit guide. Through a series of extremely confusing twists she meets Sebastian, a Dark One who is out for revenge & is convinced she's his Beloved. I normally love MacAlister, but in this story the humor seemed over-the-top and forced. Things happened with little to no explanation. I felt like I needed to go back and read all her other books because I couldn't remember all the backstory. The characters weren't all that likeable (mostly because they weren't that well developed) and I had trouble getting through this one.
The last story was by Minda Webber. I thought her historical vampire books were great, so I figured I would love this story. Not so, unfortunately. Her heroine is the hostess of a cheesy paranormal talk show. She longs to have a "real story" instead of all the fluff she does. She stumbles upon a story when she finds out about a particularly nasty form of incubus loose in the city, but she's thwarted at every turn by her ex, the sexy vampire cop she never got over. This story had potential, but it wasn't carried out. The heroine was alternately whiny, bratty, and judgemental, and she was constantly spouting horrible sayings that were supposed to be Southern. Ugh! What an insult to Southerners! The hero was barely developed, so I was never able to see why she liked him (or why he would even consider taking this whiny jerk back). The incubus angle was never really resolved, as the previous reviewer pointed out, so I was left feeling cheated out of a real ending.
Overall I felt that this book was a poor read, and one that was very unworthy of these talented authors! I hope their next efforts are a bit more developed.