Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bite - Various

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 297
Reason for Reading : Short Story Reading Challenge

A collection of short stories by some of the hottest vampire authors around. Most of them have some very steamy sex scenes and a lot of action.

The Girl who was Infatuated with Death - Laurell K Hamilton
An Anita Blake story set between Blue Moon and Obsidian Butterfly. Anita is called in to investigate a case of a 17 year old girl whose mother finds two vampire bite marks at the top of her inner thighs. In this world vampires are citizens but it is illegal to turn someone under 18 which takes 3 bites. The twist is the girl has bone cancer and becomming a vampire will save her from a leg amputation. Anita goes to see her vampire "friend" Jean Claude and gets sidetracked by his sexiness.

One Word Answer - Charlaine Harris
A tale of Sookie Stackhouse. One night a strange black limo turns up with a strange supernatural man inside. He tells her that her cousin was turned into a vampire and then killed in a cemetary in New Orleans trying to raise the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. The plot twists as it emerges who the real killer was.

Biting in Plain Sight - MaryJanice Davidson
De Sophie Tourneau is a vet and a vampire and seems accepted by the twosnfolk of Embarrass, Minnesota. One man in particular, Liam, has accepted her and has been secretly in love with her for years. He decides to finally tell her as a vampire is causing young girls to seeminly kill themselves. The enlist the help of Queen Betsy on their quest to track him down and kill him.

Galahad - Angela Knight
A mixture of Arthurian and Grail legends with vampires, dragons, witches and hot hot sex! Some very silly ideas, but the sex scenes were amazinginly hot.

Blood Lust - Vickie Taylor
Daniel Hart is a microbiologist who has created synthetic blood when a vampire comes along and steals his research, home, woman and car. He tracks down another vampire, Deadre Rue, to turn him so it can be a fair fight. A few twists along the way.

I loved Galahad but more for the sex than the mythology. I also really enjoyed Blood Lust and Biting in Plain Sight. The Girl who was Infatuated with Death was my least favourite. It had a really good premise, but Hamilton seemed to forget it once Anita met up with Jean Claude sadly.

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Unknown said...

Great review! I'm glad to see you felt the same about the book as I did. I was disappointed in Laurell K. Hamilton's - I LOVE both her book series, but this story was just not up to par with the rest of her writing. And, it was the same story she included in her short story book Cravings. Bummer!

Melody said...

I haven't read this anthology yet. I'm not sure about reading Laurell K Hamilton's books in the near future because it seems to me the story is getting to nowhere... Angela Knight writes great paranormal romances. I think you should check out her books! ;)

Jane said...

Sounds like a great book Rhinoa! Thank for the review!

Ana S. said...

I hadn't heard of this book before. It sounds cool. I'm not familiar with most authors, but vampire stories are always fun.

samantha.1020 said...

I picked this up for cheap awhile ago. Glad to see you liked it!

Ladytink_534 said...

I've read this twice. This is what introduced me to Charlaine Harris, MaryJanice Davidson and Angela Knight.