Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire

Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire

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by Paula Guran, Storm Constantine, Joe R. Lansdale, Tanith Lee
     
 
Legends and myths of all cultures tell of those captivating creatures whose allure we are literally powerless to resist. Sirens, demon lovers, femme fatales — they compel our love, drawing us into realms of forbidden desire and uncontrollable passion. Sometimes these seductions are supernatural, sometimes sexual . . . and sometimes we are haunted purely by an

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Legends and myths of all cultures tell of those captivating creatures whose allure we are literally powerless to resist. Sirens, demon lovers, femme fatales — they compel our love, drawing us into realms of forbidden desire and uncontrollable passion. Sometimes these seductions are supernatural, sometimes sexual . . . and sometimes we are haunted purely by an implacable madness. Obsession: it overwhelms us, takes us to irrational extremes, involves us in dangerous liaisons and fatal attractions. Obsession consumes, as do these enticing, compulsively unforgettable tales from nineteen masterful storytellers.

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ISBN-13:
2940014381253
Publisher:
Prime Books
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
File size:
869 KB

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Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Review: Obession: In the Cold, Dark Time, by Joe R. Landale was quite some read that was indeed interesting. The story was from one of the Tales of Irresistible Desire. This is one of the 19 collections of well written storytellers....'dark obessions.' Some of these stories may even be considered some type of fantasy, horror, paranormal and even some anthologies. Be ready for a well written read: “Medusa’s Child,” Kim Antieau “Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes,” Lawrence Block “Hymenoptera,” Michael Blumlein “She’s Not There,” Pat Cadigan “My Lady of the Hearth,” Storm Constantine “Calypso in Berlin,” Elizabeth Hand “Lady Madonna,” Nancy Holder “In the Cold, Dark Time,” Joe R. Lansdale This author story was just a healing through one dying person... giving words of encouragement to another WWI soldier who was a patient. For he was needed to help care for the children. Later, he was able to help with kind words ...another patient (soldier) who was a pilot. He told the solder that he "would get out of my bed and go back to the front lines to help the refugee children, and after the war he would help those who remained." ................................................................. "I think again of the old man and the life he gave me back and the mercy he gives the children through me." I found this a very touching story that I really enjoyed and I would recommend you pick up this read. “Nunc Dimittis,” Tanith Lee “The Girl with Hungry Eyes,” Fritz Leiber “Tallulah,” Charles de Lint “The Snake Woman’s Lover,” Catherine Lundoff “Land of the Lost,” Stewart O’Nan “The Oval Portrait,” Edgar Allan Poe “The Hound Lover,” Laura Resnick “Barbara,” John Shirley “An Apiary of White Bees,” Lee Thomas “Close to You,” Steve Rasnic Tem “The Light That Passes Through You,” Conrad Williams I did notice that a few of these stories I had already read but still they were good in this collection. Be ready for some "irrational extremes, involves us in dangerous liaisons and fatal attractions . . . obsession consumes. Enticing, compulsively readable tales from nineteen masterful storytellers." If you are into "Sirens, demon lovers, femme fatales, and others compel our love, drawing us into realms of forbidden desire and uncontrollable passion" you have come to the right place to enjoy a good read.