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Product Details

  • Library Binding: 297 pages
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval (January 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1417666897
  • ISBN-13: 978-1417666898
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 10.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 23 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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From Publishers Weekly

Those looking to take a brief taster's tour through five sexually charged paranormal worlds may enjoy the stories and novellas served up in this anthology, but readers with an appetite for something a little more meaty likely won't be sated. Although Hamilton's name dominates the cover, her contribution is a meager 30 pages, which amounts to little more than a teaser for her next Anita Blake novel. Harris's offering is similarly slim and static, though it shows off the cleverness of Sookie Stackhouse, the psychic heroine of her Southern Vampire series (Dead to the World, etc.). By far, the collection's best offerings are Knight's "Galahad" and Taylor's "Blood Lust." In the former, a fledgling Majae (i.e., witch) teams up with the famed knight Sir Galahad, who's really a benevolent vampire, to destroy a nest of deadly cultist vampires. And in the latter, Taylor imagines a much more traditional world, wherein vampires can't touch anything sacrosanct and are organized hierarchically, a system the protagonists, a junior vampiress and a microbiologist-turned-vampire, are about to dismantle. The action moves swiftly in both stories, as does the romance, but like the other entries in this anthology, they lack depth and development. Nevertheless, this is a suitable introduction to the various worlds these authors have popularized. (Jan.)
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About the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and the author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, and Merry Gentry series.

Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse fantasy/mystery series; the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard mystery series; and the Midnight, Texas series.

MaryJanice Davidson is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including the Undead novels featuring Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor. With her husband, Anthony Alongi, she also writes a series featuring a teen weredragon named Jennifer Scales. MaryJanice lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children and is currently working on her next book.

Angela Knight is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mageverse novels and former newspaper journalist.

Vickie Taylor is the national bestselling author of Carved in StoneFlesh and Stone, and Legacy of Stone. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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Excellent paranormal erotica anthology. More specifically, vampire paranormal. There are about five stories in here and each could stand on their own as a novella, I beleive. Ms. Hamilton has complied something for everyone and it shows. If you just want a few good stories, then get this one. It's worth it. I also liked: Dead Sexy: Two Tales of Vampire Erotica.
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I really enjoyed this book. My favourite story was Galahad and if you read it you'll know why. I highly recommend you get this book if your into vampires and a little sexual fun. Great read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A book with some serious bite. Pardon the pun. Sept. 12 2005
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Laurell K. Hamilton's story occurs in the interval between BLUE MOON and OBSIDIAN BUTTERFLY. Of course, Ms. Blake is the main character. She is asked to hunt for a girl who is under age and determined to be changed.

Charlaine Harris, my personal favorite vampire series author, gives us a short story involving the characters from her SOUTHERN VAMPIRE series. Sookie Stackhouse has inherited a legacy from an out of touch vampire kin. Bubba (we all know who this famous, supposedly deceased, rock star is since people still claim to have sightings of him) and Bill are the two vampires helping out in this tale.

Then comes Mary Janice Davidson's Dr. Sophie character. She may be a vampire, but she is also a vet. She protects the people in her area AND cares for their animals. If ever there was a good vampire, Dr. Sophie is it.

Next up is Angela Knight whose character is a witch who must team up with THE Sir Galahad (vampire) and enter a horrible super natural battle.

Last, but not least, is Vickie Taylor's enthralling tale of a man whose invention of synthetic blood, to help millions of humans, is stolen by a strong and nasty vampire. The human man needs to be changed into a vampire in order to get his formula back. He ends up joining with an unwilling female vampire and starting a vampire revolution.

**** Five authors of five vampire series have gotten together to create short stories, spin offs of their own series. I give a glimpse of each story in my synopsis. I purchased this book solely for Charlaine Harris's story. I L-O-V-E her SOUTHERN VAMPIRE series! The other tales are good too and this book is worth your time and money even if you read only one of these authors often. As for me, I've read all the authors and can honestly tell you that all five of these authors are terrific! ****

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2.0 out of 5 stars Bite Me July 9 2016
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I am only rating Hamilton story which is what I read.
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 good stories Feb. 15 2009
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Laurell K Hamilton put together a nice group of stories from all my favorite authors. Charlaine Harris doesnt dissapoint, This was the reason I bought the book. This back story was a fun read while waiting for the next Sookie book. Maryjanice Davidsons characters Liam & Sophie make an unusual Minnesota couple. Angela Knight steames up the pages with a great story and HOT bedroom scenes. Vickie Taylor's story Blood List has a nice twist to it. It made me wanting more.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Short Stories is an Understatement Jan. 14 2005
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I honestly got this because Laurell K Hamilton is in it. By the end of the book, the only story I really liked was Angela Knights. Laurell's is just too short and seemed rushed though from what I understand was not. It seemed like an unflushed idea that would make a decent story if more time was put in it. It was only 30 pages. Charlaine Harris I have never read before and this was not all that great an introduction to him in my opinion. I have her first book and will eventually get to it, but this did nothing to interest me in her at all. I would like to read more about Bill and Bubba and the Queen, but this particular store, like LKH's was just too short. Though I will say I liked Charlaine's better then LKH's...and I own all of her books in hard and paperback. MaryJanice Davidson I have never really liked and this story did NOTHING to sway that. Her writing is just a little on the juvenile side for me. Angela Knights was my favorite. I LOVE the King Arthur and the knights and the Avalon aspect. I just really liked it all. I think the ending could have been a little better and not so abrupt and "easy" but in a short story you can't really expect too much. Vickie Taylor's wasn't too bad, but not one that would make me look into other works of hers. All in all, I would not bother spending my money on this one. I would check it out of the library, buy a used copy or borrow it from a friend.