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Posted September 4, 2011
Devlin, Delilah (editor). "Girls Who Bite: Lesbian Vampire Erotica", Cleis Press, 2011.
Love among the Undead
It's no surprise that we would get some vampire lesbian erotica now that we are in the middle of a vampire comeback. Vampires are big news now and hey, they need love too. The stories in this volume are nothing like those on "True Blood" or The Twilight Series. These are sensual vampires who want love and go after it at all costs. The all new stories in this anthology will surprise you with their cleverness and their erotica. But they are more than erotic-they are sensitive and emotional and to me, at least, they fall into the category that I call literary erotica.
It seems that we have a lot of vampire literature lately so in order to have these stories succeed they needed to have something special and they do. To vampires, blood is the necessity to stay functional and here blood is a bit more than that-it is the conduit to relationships that are fed by blood and love. The book gives a new twist to the paranormal.
"Take a walk on the wild side with some of the hottest erotic romance authors out there. In "La Caida," a Mexican "salt-eater" saves a fallen angel and redeems her own soul. In "Bloody Wicked," a powerful witch's spell to lure a lover turns her into a vampire's love slave. Through a "Pet Door," a shape shifting vampire meets the dominatrix of her dreams. South African "Impundulu" sweeps you back to a vampire's primeval beginnings. With a list of contributors that include Adele Dubois, Christine d'Abo, Paisley Smith, Myla Jackson, Shayla Kersten, and Vivi Anna, Devlin delivers a dark and sexy read you can sink your teeth into"!
One always finds a favorite in an anthology but here each story is so good and so well-written that the entire book is being added to my favorite list. Now all we need is for someone to compile an anthology of "Men Who Bite: Gay Male Vampire Erotica
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Posted December 31, 2012
Posted March 2, 2012
What a well written collection of lesbian erotica! I didn't know what to expect when I bought this book. I was familiar with several of the authors in their own right but the stories in Girls Who Bite are the type of literary erotica that harkens back to the Victorian age. Devlin chose the cream of the crop and it's obvious. Each story in Girls Who Bite rivals the next. Well done. I just hope there is a followup and am looking forward to Devlin's anthology She Shifters.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 28, 2011
Review by Stephanie O: Cover Drool!
Ok. I consider myself a pretty open minded person, when it comes to the combinations that can be made when it comes to love/relationships. When it comes to reading, I'll give most things a go . . never know if you will like it if you don't try it, right? So, after I read a few books that were m/m/f, I found myself wondering . . Where are the f/f or f/f/m books? I came across a few and they were good, but when I read the blurp for this one, well I thought I died and went to heaven. When I actually read it, I knew I found the hope I was looking for. A world that gave women the freedom to explore, and there were vampires in it too!
Absolutely Amazing! Packed with heat, sexuality, and darkness. This book deliveries on so many levels. Let me see if I can give you a few ideas of why this book is so hot:
Blood Wicked: Women of the uniform. Enough said.
Pet Door: "Lick it and don't stop until I say."
Dark Guard: "Good. Try not to lick any of the evidence."
The Gift of Lilith: "Do you always prance around in your unmentionables?"
"Only for the people I want to do the unmentionable with."
Red Horizons: Three's Company.
Impundlilu: "Have you ever plunged through a cloud while it wept?"
Night at the Wax Museum: "I'm not some guy who pees his pants over a little thing like talking to a vampire."
To say I enjoyed this book, honestly doesn't do it justice. Very well put together book that shows in a tasteful, paranormal way of women loving other women. I will be spreading the word of this book to my friends.
Favorite Quote: "You admit to being a witch?"
"Yes. Do you admit to be a @itch?"
Posted September 29, 2011
So, I open the book and I'm expecting so many great things from the huge lineup of awesome authors and guess what... of course it delivered. You had doubts? Ah, I'm ashamed.
Seriously, there truly was not one story I didn't love. But, then I had to debate my approach to the review...do I give you a run down on each story? Well, in all honesty, they are very short and it is quite possible that I'd give away too much of one of these beauties. So, I decided to pick a few that stood out. Believe me, with this line up, that is an amazing task.
In no particular order, here are the stories that touched me and why:
Al Dente by Delphine Dryden
Now, I bet you think it's because it was totally rockin' hot. Well, it was, but that's not why I loved this one. It was the author's ability to capture the realism without turning my stomach. I'm a huge fan of horror and all things icky, so when the vamps started picking things out of their teeth, I knew I'd found a new author to stalk. Sorry, Ms. Dryden, I will be watching you.
La Caida by Anna Meadows
Admittedly, this one took me a little longer to read, but there is something very poetic in the author's voice. The story was fresh and borderline gothic fantasy. I know, it sounds like a crazy combo, but it's actually one of my faves. The heroine's innocense draws you in and takes you to a younger place---but so not in a creepy way. Loved, this story and the rich world the author created.
The Gift of Lilith by Mila Jackson
This very contemp paranormal had an urban flair mixed with a little chick-lit. What? I know it's just my take. I know you probably think it must have been all over the place, but really it just had what every woman wants... a story to drive the love. And it made me cry. When's the last time 2Kish did that for you?
Okay, I could go on and on and on, but I know you guys have other stories to read about. I hope that you'll give this very hot, very fresh anthology a try, even if you're not "into" girls. This will definitely give you a different perspective into the world of lesbian erotica and I'm glad I spent my first time with Ms. Devlin's beautiful choices.