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The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance (Mammoth Books) Paperback – July, 2008
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Since these are truly short stories some of the endings are a bit abrupt. A few of the entries tied into the authors' existing series, Gleason's and Arthur's read like deleted scenes from early books, and Devlin's, Holder's, Raye's, Chance's and Saintcrow's (the first of her two) explore other characters/pieces of their worlds. It's my first time with authors Kiernan, Devlin, Hart and Walker, but I suspect Walker's was a connected story too. My favorites were the ones from Chance, Black, Devlin, Emrys, and Morgan, they did the best with their characters and stories in the very short space. My least favorite were both of Kiernan's entries and Pettersson's - the vague poetic style of these stories left me unconnected to their characters.
*** "Fade to Black" - Sherri Erwin - A professor's tryst with a gorgeous student brings a whole new meaning to `unsafe sex' when he infects her with the `vampire' virus. (3 stars - This one was pointless and not a romance, it was all set up and then a too abrupt ending.Read more ›
[FADE TO BLACK] by Sherri Erwin, When a vampire obsessed professor finds out one of her students is one of the undead their tryst forces choices on her she never saw coming. --While I liked the whole professor-has-vampire-as-student concept the story felt like it came out of another book and just didn't do it for me. 2/5 stars
[ODE TO EDVARD MUNCH] by Caitlin R. Kiernan, Our narrorator is a musician passing through Central Park each night where he befriends a mysterious young female vampire, one whom he dreams of in so many ways. --I loved the narration but this story was very short and poetic, not really romantic. 3/5 stars
[FANGS FOR HIRE] by Jenna Black, Gemma is a vampire hitwoman who is good at her job and when a client hires her to kill his step-father over an inheritance she gets a lot more than she bargained for. --I didn't think I'd like this one but the step-father character pulled the story together and would have made an excellent hero for a longer book. 4/5 stars
[THE RIGHTEOUS] by Jenna Mclaine, In this historical, when a vampire who is charged with weeding out the bad seeds of his race meets a human slayer who stirs his blood will they remain foes, or could he prove to her not all his kind are evil?Read more ›
It isn't something I would want for anything other than to find a new author.
I don't like these type of books.
The Sacrifice (Rebecca York)
A princess named Morgan, that travels to a forbidden cave in search of a great legendary monster from centuries gone by. She decides to sacrifice herself in order for him to help save her father's kingdom from attacking hoards. Through her interact and talking with the creature, she comes to realize he's not the monster of nightmares.
The Music of the Night (Amanda Ashley)
A vampiric telling of Phantom of the Opera. A teacher, Christie goes to Paris to see the original theater from Phantom of the Opera. She sits through many shows and waits long after everyone has departed in an effort to see the 'real' Phantom. Erik, the phantom takes Christie to his lair underneath the theater. Here, they develope a passionate friendship as he shares his story with her.
The Righteous (Jenna Maclaine)
Justine is an opera singer in Paris, and former courtesan to both King Louis XIV 's and King Charles. A beautiful, talented woman, who was very dangerous. Devlin watches Justine take out 3 vampires who are killing a human as they feed from her, and he is more than intrigued, he feels alive for the first time.
The above is just to name a few. There were lots of great stories that were different and hard to put down. This book overall was a good read
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love these books, wonderful read. They are a wonderful compilation of stories that can give you a enjoyable doctors vist, bus ride, or just fill a rainy day! Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lorna J. Dodge
A mix of authors and settings, led to a mixed review. Some of these stories are good, some are average and some are dreck. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Heidi Aussie
After reading this, I’ve found that I’m not really a fan of short stories. If the story is good, I want to be immersed in it longer. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jamie W.
Talk about scarey but sexy too this book is wonderful. Sneak up on an unsuspecting woman only to knock her socks off.Published on March 4, 2014 by Stella Shahan
Once you start to get into the stories, they are over. This will definitely let you know who you want to read more of! I liked it, but I didn't love it.Published on February 13, 2014 by Mickayla Mace-McNary
some of the storys were great but others really bite some i will think of seeing if those authors have seriesPublished on January 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer