The Eternal Kiss: 12 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire

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There’s an allure to vampire tales that have seduced readers for generations. From Bram Stoker to Stephanie Meyer and beyond, vampire stories are here to stay. For those fresh-blooded fans of paranormal romance or for those whose hunt and hunger never dies, these stories have what readers want!

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Overview

There’s an allure to vampire tales that have seduced readers for generations. From Bram Stoker to Stephanie Meyer and beyond, vampire stories are here to stay. For those fresh-blooded fans of paranormal romance or for those whose hunt and hunger never dies, these stories have what readers want!

This collection of original tales comes from some of the hottest, most popular, and best-selling YA writers, including:
• Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Tithe)
• Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty)
• Melissa De La Cruz (Blue Blood)
• Cassandra Clare (City of Bones)
• Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires)
• Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (Wicked)
• Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof, Queen of Cool)
• Kelley Armstrong (Women of Otherworld)
• Maria V. Snyder
• Sarah Rees Brennan
• Lili St. Crow
• Karen Mahoney
• Dina James

They will make everyone a sucker for eternal kisses.

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Editorial Reviews

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Veteran dark romance editor Trisha Telep deals out a dozen blood-hot vampire tales by authors including Kelly Armstrong, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Caine, Cassandra Clare, Melissa De La Cruz, and others.
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Gr 8 Up—This anthology is full of high-quality fiction that mixes some well-established authors of vampire stories with some new ones. The selections have diverse story lines, some strong on the horror component but including lighter fare with some comedy and romance, and an array of writing styles. Vampires are portrayed in a variety of ways along with their history and lore, making this an entertaining read. Particularly noteworthy are Sarah Rees Brennan's "Undead Is Very Hot Right Now," Karen Mahoney's "Falling to Ash," Holly Black's "The Coldest Girl in Coldtown," and Libba Bray's "The Thirteenth Step." These fang-tastic tales are a must for libraries with a strong vampire fan base.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762437177
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/27/2009
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 818,216
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Trisha Telep was the romance & fantasy book buyer at Murder One, the UK’s premier crime and romance bookstore, before its sad closure after 21 years of bookselling on the Charing Cross Road. She has recently re-launched this classic bookshop online, however, and you can now find it at www.murderone.co.uk. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she completed the Master of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University before moving to London. She lives in Hackney with her boyfriend, filmmaker Christopher Joseph.

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

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    Gives Cliffhangers a new meaning

    The stories started out so wonderfully, but didnt go anywhere. It was like reading the first chapter of a book then BAM. It was over. That made me so mad that I never read past the second story.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2009

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    Eternal Kiss

    If you love the paranormal genre than you will love this book. This is a collection of short stories by several talented writers , including Melissa De La Cruz (Blue Bloods), Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires), and Cassandra Clare (City of Bones).


    Each individual story takes a different unique view into the dark world of vampires. I'm usually not a compilation type girl. But the lure of reading Rachel Cane's short story made me want to buy it. By buying it for one story it exposed me to other author's literary style in the supernatural genre.

    I found myself going to the bookstore with a list of books I wouldn't normally purchase. Each individual story was like an appetizer that left me craving more.

    If your like me, constantly searching for new and better authors to read I highly recommend this book, just beware the title says "story's of blood and desire" but there was no desire...just blood.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2009

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    Great Stories

    This book is great! The only problem I have is that I'm left wanting more with some of the stories. I got so wrapped up in some of the stories that I was completely saddened when I realized that was the end of the story. Discovered some writers that I look forward to reading.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2009

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    Loved it!

    Just enough of each story to keep you wanting more. Very well written stories. Couldn't put it down.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2009

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    really good

    the only promoblem i had with it was i wanted a couple of the stories to contuine...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2009

    ok book

    the good part of this book is that there is thirteen stories in it. so you have a lot of stories to read. but the downside is that the stories are really short. so the story and the characters don't really have that much depth. overall an ok book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Awesome Vampire Short Stories!!!!

    I lovedd every single of the short stories collected here. Every single one of them had me on the edge of my seat, wondering what was going to happen next. Some of them I wished were longer and made me thirst for more but the author probably wanted to leave sone things up to the reader's imagination. All in all, it was a great book and I throughly enjoyed the short stories. I would definitely recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Wicked Reads

    This book captured all of my attention with the mini storys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Great

    I loved the book it was amazing. The vampire tales were killer.

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    Five. Stars

    This book is 100% captivating! i personally love anything by holly black. espically if its wicked and mysterious. she will astound and have you sitting on the couch wanting more! i hated when this book ended. it was truly astounding. i just have to say this book is worth every penny. theres no way to hate this book. so give it a try? youll be amazed and glad you did! :D

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  • Posted April 20, 2010

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    Eternal Kiss

    I loved the last tale, "All Wounds." I don't know if it's because it's the last one I read, but I definitely enjoyed it more than others. In the bio part is says something about the author writing a book based on this short story. If she does, I'm all for it. In the end, I'd say a majority of the stories are really good. I loved the "Kat" tale as well, since I enjoy reading the author's Darkest Powers series. Definitely a good read.

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  • Posted February 28, 2010

    too short!

    okay, so I know that the book is a collection of short stories, but they were too short! most of the stories left me with a whole bunch of questions, and I just couldn't believe that the story was over already. It was entertaining and great to read before I went to bed, that way I didn't stay up too late, however I was just left wanting.

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  • Posted February 9, 2010

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    The 13 Tales

    the first tale, was a very cute, but yet very sad ending. book two is my faveorite it has my mind looking for an end.
    Book three, wow! fencing, is a great sport but I never knew that you can kill vampires ith it!, I am on the 4th book now, witch is farely well.

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

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    ...The Eternal Kiss...

    The Eternal Kiss. Yes please. This book is a collection of practically all of my favorite authors. Each short story shows a hint of each writer and every story is very different. If you've read any of the authors books before you read The Eternal Kiss you can tell which story belongs to who, which is pretty cool. I love Falling to Ash, Shelter Island, Kat, Other Boy and probably more once i finish reading it. lol. -spoiler alert- Unfortunately,this book is full of short stories. I want to know more about these characters. I want to know if the characters do find happiness and love or if the vampires who affected there lives just disappear. I'm saddened by the thought of not knowing. I wish they could add on and make the stories more detailed, too, but other than that it is very cute, very different. it is just some more ways to think of how being a vampire would feel like and I've found new authors and new books that i wouldn't mind reading. :]

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2009

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    One of the Best Paranormal Anthologies for All Ages

    I am an adult who picked up this book without realizing it was technically YA, so I am amazed to say it was probably the best anthology I've ever read (and I've read a lot of them.) Anyone who things YA fantasy is all pretty-boy vampires and mopey heroines will think twice after reading this collection; only one story, Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie's "Passing", even qualifies as romance by most people's standards, and even that features more fighting monsters than lingering gazes. There are some very dark stories here-- Cecil Castellucci's "Wet Teeth" is more horror than urban fantasy, while Holly Black's "The Coldest Girl in Coldtown" is one of the creepiest, loneliest, most disturbing things I've read recently (that's a compliment), and Cassandra Clare's "Other Boys", Lili St. Crow's "Ambition" and Libba Bray's "The Thirteenth Step" all deserve mention for their bleak (though oddly similar) final twists. On the other end of the spectrum, after four re-reads I'm still giggling my way through Sarah Rees Brennan's hilarious "Undead is Very Hot Right Now." The collection is not perfect. Only two authors, Kelley Armstrong and Rachel Caine, choose to set their entries in the familiar settings of their full-length novels, and both rely a bit too heavily on the reader's prior knowledge of their characters and worlds. Others, in particular Karen Mahoney, Maria V. Snyder, and especially Dina James, seem to have written introductions to novels rather than true short stories. But overall, if you are a teen or an adult looking for some truly great vampire stories with a huge range of takes on the genre, I cannot recommend this book more.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2009

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    Excellent!!

    There are some great stories in this book - some I hope will continue.... (:

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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