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Love in Vein: Twenty Original Tales of Vampiric Erotica
Love in Vein Twenty Original Tales of Vampiric Erotica Author:Poppy Z. Brite The classic horror tale is about fear. But now there is a controversial new literature of the macabre that goes deeper than horror, beyond fear, to explore our darkest, most intimate hungers. The ones even lovers are forbidden to share. Acclaimed dark fantasy author Poppy Z. Brite has brought together this new genre's most powerful and seductive... more » authors in an original collection of vampire erotica, a shameless celebration of unspeakable intimacies. It is not for everyone. But neither is the night.« less
I love Poppy's novels (Liquor, Soul Kitchen, etc.) and I truly enjoy paranormals. I knew this was to be erotic when I requested it. What I got were a conglomeration of stories that were mostly blood and gore in truly disjointed story lines. I can't wait to get it out of my house.
This book wasn't at all what I expected. I have never read anything by Poppy Z. Brite, and from her setting this book up, I woulnd't ever read anything she wrote either. Some of the stories in this book had no taste what so ever. Some made no sense. Granted this isn't her fault per say, Because she didn't write them, but she did read them and decided to use them in this book. There were a few good stories in this book, but in my opinion definitely not enough to buy this book, or even read it.
This book was not what I expected in the least. This book claims to be tales of vampire erotica, but there was very little if any erotica at all involved. The choices for the stories, too, were awful--like authors trying to write a big "L" literature piece in the vein of Bram Stoker. I think of vampire erotica to be just that--erotic, not something trying to be lofty and literary. I do not recommend wasting your time with this one.