Cravings

Cravings

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by Laurell K. Hamilton, Rebecca York, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks
     
 

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All-new sensuous stories from four of today's most provocative authors.

Laurell K. Hamilton

MaryJanice Davidson

Eileen Wilks

Rebecca York

Four favorite authors present their favorite characters in all-new tales of bloodlust, appetites that must be sated again and again, and the passion that feeds them.

Overview

All-new sensuous stories from four of today's most provocative authors.

Laurell K. Hamilton

MaryJanice Davidson

Eileen Wilks

Rebecca York

Four favorite authors present their favorite characters in all-new tales of bloodlust, appetites that must be sated again and again, and the passion that feeds them.

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Cravings is a quartet of unabashedly erotic novellas by four of today's most provocative writers -- Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks, and Rebecca York -- that includes a new Anita Blake tale by Hamilton that is as bloodcurdling as it is enticing!

Hamilton's "Beyond the Ardeur" -- an excerpt from her next Anita Blake novel, Incubus Dreams -- begins with everyone's favorite vampire hunter attending a friend's wedding. At the reception, sandwiched between two supernatural hunks -- Nathaniel, a stripper/wereleopard, and Damian, a green-eyed vampire -- Anita struggles to control her insatiable need to feed. As her yearning for lust (sexual energy, blood, etc.) grows, so does the potential for one unforgettable wedding reception!

MaryJanice Davidson revisits her Undead universe with "Dead Girls Don't Dance," a laugh-out-loud story about a vampire who fatefully gets unearthed by an old college crush. Andrea Mercer is a relatively young bloodsucker trying to find a way to Minneapolis to pay homage to the new vampire queen. When she hitches a ride with a former love interest, Daniel Harris -- a hulking stud muffin with the IQ of a head of lettuce -- she realizes being dead isn't necessarily the end of the world.

"Originally Human" by Eileen Wilks chronicles the plight of a three centuries-old succubi who must decide what to do with an extremely handsome -- and extremely naked -- man with amnesia. Rebecca York's "Burning Moon" is a bittersweet tale about a werewolf hunting down his wife's killer --- and the revelation he finds at his quest's end.

Stuffed with steamy supernatural sensuality, Cravings is perfect summertime reading. In a word: Hot! Paul Goat Allen

Publishers Weekly
One need only glance at this anthology's lineup of authors to know that it's bound to be loaded with kinky, creative sex. And indeed, that's exactly what Hamilton delivers in "Beyond the Ardeur," which uses the setting of a wedding to bring back virtually the entire cast of characters from her popular series about necromancer Anita Blake. While Hamilton's fans will enjoy revisiting these night creatures, some may be disappointed to find that this tale is all sex and no slaying; the only mystery is which paranormal hunk(s) will satisfy Anita's ardeur. Far more suspenseful is York's "Burning Moon," which follows a blind tarot reader and a werewolf as they steam up the sheets and try to trap a serial killer. Equally compelling but more inventive is Wilks's "Originally Human"; neither the succubus heroine (whose age varies between 19 and 300, with stops at 50 and 35) nor the reader uncovers her amnesiac mystery man's identity till the final pages. Davidson, meanwhile, delivers nonstop, witty repartee and a surprise denouement in "Dead Girls Don't Dance," a delightful romance between a vampiress and her old college classmate. By turns sensual, suspenseful and amusing, this anthology will satisfy almost any craving. (July) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515138153
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/29/2004
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
478,982
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and mother. Her bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels include Narcissus in Chains, Obsidian Butterfly, Blue Moon, Burnt Offerings, The Killing Dance, Bloody Bones, The Lunatic Café, Circus of the Damned, The Laughing Corpse, and Guilty Pleasures. She is also the author of A Kiss of Shadows and A Caress of Twilight. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.
Ruth Glick has written more than seventy novels, most of them under the pseudonym Rebecca York. She and her husband live in Columbia, Maryland.
MaryJanice Davidson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Undead novels featuring Betsy Taylor; Derik's Bane, and the new young adult novels featuring Jennifer Scales, written with her husband, Anthony Alongi, among other titles.
Eileen Wilks is a national bestselling author and a three-time RITA Award finalist, and has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Louis, Missouri
Date of Birth:
February 19, 1963
Place of Birth:
Heber Springs, Arkansas
Education:
B.A., Marion College
Website:
http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/

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Cravings 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 62 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the book because of Hamilton, I love her Anita Blake series. But I was suprised to find more authors with interesting stories in the same genre. Thank goodness. I have already read 3 more of MaryJanice Davidson's books. I have however read Hamiltons newest book, the one that this story is an excerpt of, and she has went from books with a lot of plot and no sex to books with a lot of sex and no real plot to speak of. It was very disappointing to say the least, and I wouldn't spend money on it if I hadn't already.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most of the stories in this anthology have a promising start, but the plot lines are horrible. I understand that erotica is an integral part of the horror genre, but erotic overkill, in my opinion, shouldn't qualify as real horror. I think the authors have geniune talent. They just need to stop watching soap operas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved th stories...well almost all of them. i didnt liked laurell hamilton's story it didnt catch mmy attention and i was confused the whole time. i liked all the other stories though they were great. two thumps up for them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After Undead & Unwed I couldn't wait to read another story from Mary Janice Davidson. Her writing is hilarious. My first exposure to the vampire world and now I am hooked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I always love how LKH out does herself each time. It took me an hour to get through her short story, but it was well worth it. I was completly shocked by the turn the story had taken in the end. I love all of her characters, especially Anita Blake. Who is tough, but with a soft side she does her best to hide. Favorite series, and I can barely wait to read the entire book.
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klixers28 More than 1 year ago
FYI, the laurell k hamilton story about anita blake was published in one of the main books for the anita blake vampire hunter series....SOOO if you have already read that series it's a re-read. Loved rebecca york's story. But I think that kind of passion only happens in the supernatural world. Eileen wilks, if you have read the lupi series, this is a major eye opener and makes you wonder if Molly and Micheal will be making an appearance in her future novels. Liked davidson's story..kinda hard for me to interpret all of the "like" "um" and "you, knows". but entertaining.
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