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ISBN-13: 9780515138153
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/29/2004
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 301,758
Product dimensions: 4.23(w) x 6.68(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and the Merry Gentry series. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.

Ruth Glick has written more than 70 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 young adult novels featuring Jennifer Scales, written with her husband, Anthony Alongi. Her works also include the Wyndham Werewolf series and the Royal series.

Eileen Wilks is the New York Times bestselling author of the Novels of the LupiShe is also a three-time RITA Award finalist and the recipient of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times.


St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Birth:

February 19, 1963

Place of Birth:

Heber Springs, Arkansas


B.A., Marion College

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Cravings 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 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.
shelleyraec on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I enjoyed this anthology - four solid stories with a bit of erotic spice and a mix of supers, magicks, mystery and humor.Incubus Dreams, from which Blood On My Lips was taken, was the first Anita Blake book I ever read and I think its a good story to introduce the tone that the later books by Hamiltion take. This focus's on Anitas struggle to control the Ardeur and find a place in her life for Nathaniel.Dead Girls Don't Dance was entertaining, I enjoy Davidson's humor and this story was fun to read. There is a glimpse of Queen Betsy and Sinclair at the end but really it is it's own story.Originally Human was intriguing, I liked her style and the story itself was strong. I havan't read anything by Wilkes but I am looking to do so now.Burning Moon was OK, a neat little mystery but didn't really grab me.
BookWhisperer on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I enjoy reading book compliations of short stories such as this one. It allows me to be introduced to other authors styles.
MrsMich02 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I picked this up for the short story by MaryJanice Davidson. Unfortunately, it is set in Queen Betsy's world but doesn't have much to do with her. I also made the mistake of reading the Laurell K Hamilton short story. Don't get me wrong, I love Hamilton's stuff and was excited to see an Anita Blake story in this collection. As a reference, I have only read the first 2 books in the Anita Blake series so....yeah, just about every word in this short story was screaming "Spoilers,Spoilers" to me. Ah, well. Can't review the other two works in the collection as I did not even read them.
amf0001 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Read it before. First time was okay, second time I was annoyed and sadly none of the stories were worth rereading.
rocalisa on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Three hundred years ago, Molly was cursed by a vengeful goddess to become a succubus, a creature who lives off men's sexual energy. For all that, she remains very much human at heart. When a strange man literally falls at her feet, wounded and amnesiac, she takes him in and cares for him, physically and soon emotionally as well. She calls him Michael, and together they try to piece together who he is, where he has come from and who is chasing him. I loved this story. I loved the characters, the setup, the pacing, everything. It was a delight to read and I'll be getting hold of my own copy as soon as possible. Molly is a delight and Michael is wonderful, knowledge and naive at the same time. The twist at the end of Michael's identity is brilliant and Molly's last line is perfect. This can be read alone, but technically it belongs in Wilks' Moon Children series along with 'Only Human' from the anthology Lover Beware and Tempting Danger. I think I would have got some throw away references to Molly and Michael in Tempting Danger better if I had read this first, but it doesn't really matter.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Laurel K Hamilton has a horrible tendency to contribute to some compilations like this a story or excerpt from existing books, instead of other stories. This is no exception, the first story, Blood upon my lips, is an abridged version of the start of Incubus Dreams so if you were looking for something new in the Anitaverse forget it. (3/5)Dead Girls Don't Dance has apparently appeared elsewhere but I hadn't read it. A vampire chick is going to meet Betsy and bumps into a guy she fancied in college. He goes with her. It's all you expect from MaryJanice Davidson, witty one-liners, fabulous clothes etc. (3.5/5)I'd never read a Eileen Wilks before and this made me want to. A Succubus befriends a rather cute guy she finds naked on the shore. They try to find out where he's from and why he's turned up on her door. She was cursed to be a succubus by an unnamed goddess whose supporters are getting stronger. (4/5)Burning Moon was the sweetest of the stories. A werewolf hunting the murderer of his wife ends up following clues to a small town, Sea Gate in New Jersey. There he finds a blind guesthouse owner willing to house him and starts looking for the murderer while also having to deal with his growing love for the owner who also reads tarot cards for him. (4/5)
hoosgracie on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Decent collection of stories. Davidson¿s story is good. Hamilton¿s is just the beginning of a book. The other two stories are OK.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Interesting stories of different types of paranormal creatures. Each story is both mysterious and humorous in turn. A fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved these stories and would like to read more on them!
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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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