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Product Details

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Books of the Dead (March 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098681573X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0986815737
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,557,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"BEST NEW VAMPIRE TALES goes for the throat with chilling and innovative new takes on the undead. Highly recommended for the bloody-minded!" 
-Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of THE KING OF PLAGUES and WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE

"This vampire anthology brings together the assorted talents of some of the finest genre writers we have today, and the short stories contained within are perfect for anyone looking to get back into horror books... engaging and entertaining."
~ John Milton, AndyEurpts

About the Author

JAMES ROY DALEY is a writer, editor, and musician. He studied film at the Toronto Film School, music at Humber College, and English at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Terror Town, Into Hell, 13 Drops of Blood, Zombie Kong, and The Dead Parade. In 2009 he founded Books of the Dead Press, where he enjoyed immediate success working with many of the biggest names in horror. He edited anthologies such as Zombie Kong - Anthology, Best New Vampire Tales, Classic Vampire Tales, and the Best New Zombie Tales series.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Milton on November 4, 2012
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I think it's fair to say that for the recent past, I've avoided quite a lot of vampiric fiction, perhaps as a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to Twilight-mania which seems to have swept the globe. My faith in this classic horror archetype has gradually been restored through reading the likes of Kim Newman's Anno Dracula, William Meikle's The Watchers Omnibus, Justin Cronin's epic The Passage; and viewing the likes of Stake Land.

Now against that background, I was drawn to Best New Vampire Tales (Vol I), a 2011 anthology of stories featuring those cursed creatures of the night, vampires.
This vampire anthology brings together the assorted talents of some of the finest genre writers that we have today and the short stories contained within are perfect for anyone looking to get back into horror books but has neither the time nor patience for something more voluminous. These short stories are by and large pacy, engaging and entertaining.

My main criticism of this book is the use of the word "new" in the title. Indeed, many of the stories have been conjured up within the last one to five years but the oldest of them are from the early 90s, about twenty years ago.

However, this does not detract from the quality of the work here, which NY Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry has described as "Best New Vampire Tales goes for the throat with chilling and innovative new takes on the undead. Highly recommended for the bloody-minded!"

With Best New Vampire Tales Matt Hults starts proceedings with his North American vampire story, Through the Valley of Death.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Char's Horror Corner on January 6, 2013
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3.5 Stars

This was a decent short story collection. All vampire themed stories, some much better than others. The standouts for me were as follows:

Through the Valley of Death by Matt Hults. I believe I read this story in a collection of Mr. Hult's works. Nevertheless, I was happy to read it again and I liked it just as much as I did the first time.

A Sunset So Glorious by Rycke Foreman. I liked the originality of this story of vampire and djinn.

The Verbpire by Frederick Obermeyer. At first the idea seemed pretty silly, but by the end of the story, I thought it was awesome.

Morning Sickness by William Meikle. Just plain awesome. (This was my first experince with this author, it won't be my last.

Preserver by Tim Waggoner. A unique look at what else a vampire can suck away from you.

The Sabbatarian by David M. Fitzpatrick. I thought that not only was this a good story, it was kind of funny too.

Moving Lines bt Steve Vernon. Having a gypsy read the palm of a vampire is probably not going to turn out well.

A total of 18 stories, with 7 standouts (for me), leaves me with a 3.5 rating. Because the stories that stood out REALLY stood out, I rounded it up to 4 stars.
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By DonnKep on October 19, 2014
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All kinds of different authors with different stories, lots of imagination in there
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