My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding Author:P. N. Elrod (Editor) An "ordinary" wedding can get crazy enough, so can you imagine what happens when otherworldly creatures are involved? Nine of the hottest authors of paranormal fiction answer that question in this delightful collection of supernatural wedding stories. What's the seating plan when rival clans of werewolves and vampires meet under th... more »e same roof? How can a couple in the throes of love overcome traps set by feuding relatives...who are experts at voodoo? Will you have a good marriage if your high-seas wedding is held on a cursed ship? How do you deal with a wedding singer who's just a little too good at impersonating Elvis? Shape-shifters, Wizards, and Magic, Oh My!
My favorite in this book was the Rachel Caine story! It was my first time reading Caine but I will definately be checking out more by her.
The Jim Butcher, Lori Handeland, Charlaine Harris, and P.N. Elrod stories were also great. It was nice to read a little something by these authors while I wait for their next books to come out.
I tried, but just could not get into the Esther M. Friesner and Susan Krinard stories. I hate Sherrilyn Kenyon, so I didn't even bother trying to read her short story.
I usually hate short stories. The length doesn't usually give enough time to develop the characters enough. I think that I was able to enjoy these, though, because I have already read so much by many of these authors that I knew the basic makeup of the characters or their "world".
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Helpful Score: 7
I liked four of the nine stories contained in the book. The theme of paranormal wedding stories is really fun, and the authors in the anthology are all well-known and have written multiple best-selling novels. The key here is realizing that a short story is a different form of writing, that a masterful storyteller in novel format may fall flat when writing in a tight 40 pages or less. The best stories were fun and hooked me into the story and characters right away: Rachel Caine's "Dead Man's Chest"; Charlaine Harris' "Tacky"; Susan Krinard's "...Or Forever Hold Your Peace" (a Kit and Olivia story, if you've read other anthologies with Susan Krinard); P.N. Elrod's "All Shook Up."
I bought this book to read "Something Borrowed" by Jim Butcher. I enjoyed the story but think that it may be confusing to anyone who doesn't read the Dresden Files series. The other story I really liked was "Charmed by the Moon" by Lori Handeland. This is the first time I've read this author. I enjoyed her writing style and didn't have any problem following the story, even thought it is from one of her on-going series.
Other enjoyable entries were by P.N. Elrod and Rachel Caine. I didn't care for the other stories in the anthology. So, I liked 4 out of 9. My overall rating: 3 Stars.