Book Review of vampy goodness… Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires, ed. by Rayne Hall
I’m completely and utterly vampire obsessed. Have been since I was a kid watching reruns of “Dark Shadows.” My current favorite TV vampire offerings = Vampire Diaries and True Blood. In the written word, I can’t get enough of the vamps in J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. And Kresley Cole has also penned some addictive vamps in her Immortals After Dark Series. If you don’t have time to read a series, try an anthology, such as Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires, a collection of short vampire stories edited by the fabulous Rayne Hall. This one is well worth your reading time.
Here’s my review:
“Bring On The Vamps”
As a huge fan of vampire fiction, it was with great pleasure that I devoured this anthology of vampire short stories. Each tale is well written and unique. The excellent world building in two stories — “Tangled Dreams” (choir geeks – great concept) by Liv Rancourt and “The Dhampir’s Kiss” by Carole Ann Moleti — made me wish they were novels. I wanted to know what would happen next in their respective worlds. My absolute favorite of the ten is “The Land of the Rising Sun,” by Debbie Christiana, a story so haunting and clever I read it again and again. The humorous “Reality Bites” by Jim Bernheimer, and the suspenseful “Night Train” by Rayne Hall hooked me as well. In truth: all ten stories are great reads. I highly recommend this anthology.