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Kisses from Hell

Kisses from Hell

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by Kristin Cast, Richelle Mead, Kelley Armstrong, Alyson Noël
     
 

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Truly, Madly, Undead-ly

This irresistible collection features stories of love amid vampires by five of today's hottest authors—Kristin Cast (Tempted), Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy), Alyson Noël (Evermore), Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning), and Francesca Lia Block (Pretty Dead).

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Truly, Madly, Undead-ly

This irresistible collection features stories of love amid vampires by five of today's hottest authors—Kristin Cast (Tempted), Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy), Alyson Noël (Evermore), Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning), and Francesca Lia Block (Pretty Dead).

From a fugitive vampire forced to trust a boy who might work for the group bent on destroying her to the legendary romance of two immortals whose love compels them to risk everything, this heart-pounding collection brings new meaning to the words "love you forever." Whether you're into romances that are dark and moody or light and fun, these stories will quench that insatiable thirst for enchanting tales of the beautiful undead.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Laura Lehner-Ennis
This is a collection of vampire love stories by five popular authors. In "Sunshine," which is a backstory for some of the characters in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, vampire royal Eric Dragomir finds true love with half-royal Rhea. In "Bring Me to Life" by Alyson Noel, Dani Kavanaugh is the key to life and restoration for an old hotel and its immortal inhabitants, including the handsome and charming vampire Bram. In "Hunting Kat" by Kelley Armstrong, vampire Kat is captured and about to be returned to her nemesis, the Edison Group. She manages to escape with the help of an unturned vampire who just might awaken some feelings in her that she had not thought possible, being dead. This collection is rounded out with stories by Francesca Lia Block and Kristin Cast. The strongest story by far is the Armstrong offering; an extension of her Darkest Powers series, it is suspenseful and has well-developed characters and a satisfying and hopeful ending. As vampire romance authors go, these five are among the best. Interest in this volume of the . . . from Hell series will be limited to die-hard fans of the authors. Reviewer: Laura Lehner-Ennis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062007988
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/24/2010
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
479,725
File size:
424 KB
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Kristin Cast is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the House of Night YA series. She has stand-alone stories in several anthologies as well as editorial credits. Currently Kristin attends college in Oklahoma, where she is focusing on attaining her dream of opening a no-kill dog rescue shelter in midtown Tulsa.


Richelle Mead lives in Seattle and is the author of the Vampire Academy series. When not writing, she can be found watching bad movies, inventing recipes, and buying far too many dresses.


When librarians finally granted Kelley Armstrong an adult card, she made straight for the epic fantasy and horror shelves. She spent the rest of her childhood and teen years happily roaming fantastical and terrible worlds, and vowed that someday she'd write a story combining swords, sorcery, and the ravenous undead. That story began with the New York Times bestselling Sea of Shadows and continues with Empire of Night.

Armstrong's first works for teens were the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising trilogies. She lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children, and far too many pets.


Alyson Noël is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-three novels, including the Immortals, Riley Bloom, and Soul Seekers series. With millions of copies in print, her books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have made numerous international bestseller lists.

Born and raised in Orange County, California, she’s lived in both Mykonos and Manhattan and is now settled back in Southern California, where she’s working on her next book. You can visit her online at www.alysonnoel.com.


Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Weetzie Bat; the book collections Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books and Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets; the illustrated novella House of Dolls; the vampire romance novel Pretty Dead; and the gothic werewolf novel The Frenzy. Her work is published around the world.

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Kisses from Hell 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 103 reviews.
terferj More than 1 year ago
I really liked the story from Richelle Mead. Now I'll probably go and read the Vampire Academy series. Alyson Noel's short was good. I really liked the one from Kelley Armstrong. Hopefully she will make Kat into a series. I skipped the short from Kristin Cast. The way it started, I didn't wan to finish it. Francesca Block's short was just okay. Overall it was a good quick read.
librachic More than 1 year ago
When i saw the newest installment that got published from the "From Hell" series i immediately picked it up because my favorite authors were in there like Richelle Mead,Alyson Noel and Kristen Cast,The first story was Sunshine by Richelle Mead and i was pleasantly surprised that it was about the world of Vampire Academy,She used that world as a background and i think it was an awesome decision.I recognized families such as Ozeras,Dragomirs and so on,the romance was so sweet between Eric and Rhea,loved it.The second story was Bring me to life by Alyson Noel and i enjoyed the romance and plot too,Kristen Cast's Above showed a very special world and made you assume the people or characters in it weren't vampires but as you read on they actually are,the other two stories were not as good as the first three and even lack background but overall,great novel and very easy and quick to read,recommended fro romantics everywhere.
sandssweetypie More than 1 year ago
Anyone who loved the Vampire Academy Series is going to love this. It's based on the series background. It had me going back into the books to check things out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the one by armstrong..... though i wouldnt bother reading it but im usualy a fan of these authors but this was kind of a dissapointment
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
This book has 5 short stories in it. I really enjoyed "Sunshine" by Richelle Mead which is in the world of the Vampire Academy series, "Hunting Kat" by Kelley Armstrong which is in the world of the Darkest Powers YA urban fantasy trilogy, & "Bring Me to Life" by Alyson Noel. I would recommend borrowing the book instead of buying it and wish that some of the stories where a little longer and more in-depth, but if you are a vampire fan and really like the authors you should read this book.
bookworm-reader More than 1 year ago
being that there are 5 short stories in one book, I'm only giving this book 3 stars since I didn't like Kristin Cat's story or Francesca Lia Block's and I only liked the beginning of Kelley Armstrong's story. I loved Alyson Noel's story and Richelle Mead's and I wish they were longer! I would have loved that! The only reason I got this book was because Richelle Mead wrote the story about how Lissa's parents meet, not about how they fall in love, because you never really get to see that!! I was so excited to get it to find out how they fell in love just to find out how they kissed even though they both had a bf/gf! I liked only those few stories so I would say just borrow it instead of buying it! Hope this helped!
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LindaFictionFervor More than 1 year ago
“SUNSHINE” BY RICHELLE MEAD (4.5 stars) I’ll admit, “Sunshine” disappointed me. I hold Richelle Mead in the highest standards — she’s on a platform with James Patterson and J.K. Rowling among all my favorite authors (I think I have author-worship of those three). So of course I expected action-packed, twists and turns, and surprises all along the way. What I got was a cute romance. It surprised me a bit, having this short story come from Richelle Mead. I mean, come on! Richelle Mead is like the queen of surprises in paranormal romance! But “Sunshine” was just … clichéd. But cute, I admit. “Sunshine” is a love story focusing on Lissa Dragomir’s parents — Eric Dragomir and Rhea Daniels. And although I was disappointed about not having those action-packed surprises, I was satisfied with the adorable romance between Eric and Rhea. I mean, there’s not that much you can do in a short story. “BRING ME TO LIFE” BY ALYSON NOËL (3.5 stars) “Bring Me to Life” was the epitome of a Gothic vampire story. I mean, it takes place in an “artistic camp” kind of place — big castle. The kind in the cartoon movies where the main character’s walking along on a sunny day, and suddenly the camera zooms in on the castle with stormy skies and lightning striking the tallest tower while creepy organ music plays in the background. Okay, so maybe “Bring Me to Life” was a little corny. Still. I loved the romance and the mystery in this short story. I loved the plotline and the characters. And I loved how Dani, the protagonist, finds who she truly is. “ABOVE” BY KRISTIN CAST (0.5 star) First things first. This has probably been the worst thing I’ve ever read in my entire life. That includes picture books with sentences like “The dog ran.” Why is it the worst? Because of the terrible “poetic”-like structure that Kristin Cast tried to exemplify. No offense, but that is so not working for you, girl. Practically everyone who’s read the book said that they had no idea what you were talking about. I, for one, got a glimpse. And what I saw I wasn’t too happy about. There’s mention of rape and “others” and murder and blood and goriness … um. Hello? Sorry, but this is a short story. Something light, please? “Above” was terrible. That’s just putting it simply. “HUNTING KAT” BY KELLEY ARMSTRONG (5 stars) I just loved this short story. Still not completely sure why. Probably partially in relief after reading a poetic disaster (read my review of “Above”), partially because I loved that I could easily follow the plotline of the story, partially because I highly enjoyed the characters, and partially because I just love the romance. Kat is a vampire, made this way because of a scientific group called the Edison Group, who experiment to create, well, vampires. And after they created these vampires, they killed them to see if they would actually become vamps that drank blood and all. Kat was killed. So she now drinks blood. Kat has escaped in the beginning of this story, but then she’s kidnapped again and thrown into a room where she meets two other vamps — though not yet “dead” — named Neil and Chad. Whereas Chad is incredibly annoying and yet well-built, Neil is a nerdy braniac that might just have feelings for Kat … “Hunting Kat” was light, fun, and entertaining; with its intriguing plotline and its budding romance, I couldn’t get enough of it. But I was left unsatisfied … only because I was waiting for that kiss. “LILITH” BY FRANCESCA LIA BLOCK (1.5 stars) I did not enjoy “Lilith.” The story, which focused on a boy — Paul Michael — who felt invisible in his school, was just too dark. When Paul Michael met Lilith, who was the new girl — pretty and Goth — in town, he had a feeling that she was different. (Cough! Corny! Cough!) But Lilith convinces him to do plenty of terrible things. Things like murder. And that’s just too dark for an anthology that’s supposed to focus on romance (hello? “Kisses”?) and has a story named “Sunshine.” I was not fond of the romance, either. Lilith and Paul have one of the strangest relationships I’ve ever seen. And they definitely don’t seem to be well suited for one another. All in all, I wasn’t the biggest fan of “Lilith.” The story, with its dark tones and odd romance, did not suit my tastes. THE ANTHOLOGY My thoughts on the book in total? Disappointing. I’d expected better from such good authors, but no, I was punished with terrible attempts at “poetic” writing and dark-toned stories. Also, I felt as if the title of the book wasn’t suited well enough. What happened to the romance? There were only two that I felt were romantic in any way — “Sunshine” and “Bring Me to Life.” Another thing I’d like to note is that the book was short in general. Several other reviewers commented on the large font and white spaces, and that just makes the book not worthwhile to buy if you’re spending it on blank paper.
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Nadiah Hernandez More than 1 year ago
Is this book really worth buying? I read the reviews and got a free sample and like the story so far I reached the end of the sample ... but don't like that it's 5 stories in one !!! It makes me want to know more about each story, and I can't. What should I do ?? I give it 3 stars because I haven't read the story just the sample and the sample was good.
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