So I read the very limited product description and wanted to find out which other authors besides Gail Carriger were in the book. I did a web search and found a description that says it has 20+ stories and includes Sharon Shinn, one of my favorite authors. So based purely on it having stories by Carriger and Shinn plus my belief that it will probably contain a few more authors I like, I buy. Then in the intro, Trisha Telep laughingly says, oh, I couldn't include all the stories that were supposed to go in here so I cut out the ones by Catherine Asaro, Dru Pagliaosotti, Robin Owens, Sharon Shinn, and 4 other authors, but ha ha I'll be placing two of them in a future book of ghost stories and I won't even tell you where I'm placing the other stories. Telep, the editor, has cut the stories by the BEST authors (except for Carriger) and it's now only 17 stories -- only one by an author Carriger I want to read. And I'm supposed to find it funny and good that I get to buy a book in the future (the book isn't even listed on Amazon) to read the other two stories by Pagliasotti and Shinn and who knows in which future book the Owens and Asaro stories will be?? I'm not only insulted by wasting the money for a whole book with only one story I want to read BUT also insulted for the authors who wrote stories for this book and then were discarded by Telep. I really think that Amazon should list all the authors in the book before we purchase. And someone needs to tell Telep that she's not winning fans in her intro.
So future potential purchasers, here's the list of authors actually IN the book below.
Sherri Browning Erwin
Helen Scott Taylor
IMHO, Telep discarded most of the ones who write intelligent, thoughtful urban fantasy/sci-fi romance and filled with several schlocky Harlequin and many unknown writers ... I fear it's going to be as big a waste of my money as her Mammoth Book of Irish Romance (a horrid book).