This book was a great compilation of short stories! I am not normally a fan of short stories, but I'm so glad I read this book. I found a couple of new authors to read, and a couple of others I'm looking forward to their different series (Jeanne C. Stein, for example; I didn't care for the Anna Strong books, but the short story "The Witch and the Wicked" makes me hope she has a line of books coming out from this "world.") There's a typical Sookie Stackhouse story, a great Dresden Files story and I am so glad I got to read more of P.N. Elrod's work, and was introduced to Tanya Huff and a couple of others. There are, of course, some stories I didn't care for, but that's ok, I feel like I saved myself the trouble of buying a disappointing book or waiting in a long wish list for nothing.
I'm not sure if I'm actually going to keep it yet, but I do recommend this book to others who enjoy the paranormal worlds. 4.5 stars
Full list of authors:
Jeanne C. Stein
Toni L.P. Kelner
I really enjoyed this book. There were stories from long time favorite authors and stories from authors I haven't read before but definitely will now. Gotta love those vampires!
A really quick enjoyable read. Almost all of the stories are just little shorts that go to authors series. A bit of everything, there is paranormal romance, young adult, urban fantasy, & more. A few of the authors are new to the paranormal realm including the author of my favorite story in the book How Stella Got her Grave back. I usually don't like short stories, I prefer anthologies by far. Short stories usually seem to lack depth to me, & always leave me hanging, but this just left me wanting to read more so I will be picking up the next book in all the series featured so I can find out more. I really hope that Tanya Huff will wright more about Henry & Vicki, I must say the story was a big teaser since I think the series is over. Correct me if I am wrong, but she has not written anything about them in awhile so I'm assuming that the series is over. Now I'm off to see if I can find some more anthology & collaborations featuring these authors, because I just need another fix. I swear reading is my addiction.
This was a really fun collection. The thing I love most about art is that you can give two different people the same concept, and they will come back with drastically different results. This compilation of short stories is a great example of that. Besides, vampires and birthdays, what can be more fun than that?
I bought this book because I am a huge Charlaine Harris fan. I didn't really expect to be interested in the other authors here. Wow was I wrong. I really enjoyed every single story. Albeit, I probably wont get into every author in here, but my interest has been piqued for a few. (I never thought I'd be interested in Jim Butcher...ever!)
A lot of the stories are sad, but there is a good amount of humor mixed in. It's definitely worth a read!