The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance

The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance

by Tricia Telep (Editor)


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24 new short stories from the hottest names

Fall in love with someone out of this world.

If love transcends all boundaries then paranormal romance is its logical conclusion. From the biggest names around, here are 24 tales to take you to another time and place.

Let Alyssa Day, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cheyenne McCray, Jeaniene Frost, Ilona Andrews, Kelley Armstrong, Maria V. Snyder, Carrie Vaughn, Allyson James Marland and others show you powers beyond your wildest imaginings.

Within these pages mythical beasts, magical creatures of all shapes and sizes, heart-stoppingly handsome ghosts, angels, and mortals with extra-sensitive sensory perception play out the themes of extraordinary desires.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762436514
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 03/10/2009
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Trisha Telep manages the romance section of the world-famous Murder One bookshop in London, which specializes in American imports. She lives in London.

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The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Pandabbit More than 1 year ago
Its a good book, some of the stories are very good, some not so much, and a few in between, but that's exactly why I purchased it. It allowed me to read many stories for a smaller price, and the ones I loved I can now follow the author, see if they have more books for me to purchase. Overall, its a worthy purchase for anyone (especially those of us who've seemed to have read them all in this area!).
PTbooklover More than 1 year ago
this was a verrry good book overall. had a lot of different takes on romantic, if ur lookin 4 happily ever after or a nicely wrapped up ending in ur stories, be warned not all of these stories do that! for the large part the stories were great, some didnt reach the peak i though and felt they should have, especially from some of my favorite authors. I wish some could have gone on longer then they did, but thats not part of an anthology. overall read this book.
Miyakawa More than 1 year ago
I was given two Mammoth books for my birthday and I never though I would get into it because I'm always expecting more out of short stories. So I decided to read these when I am in between books. My favorite author, out of the many in this book, has become Dina James. In the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance she introduced her characters that are featured in "Once a Demon" in this book. I am eagerly waiting for her novel to come out to hear more of Kyle. Thanks to this book I have found her.
LookingCalifornia More than 1 year ago
This book was a lot of fun. Some of the stories were awful, but most were interesting. A few were excellent and I thought it was a shame they were so short; I would have loved for some of the stories to continue on and it'd be great if the authors would consider converting them into novels. Strangely, there weren't many vampire tales in this book and of the few, only one of them was any good. My favorite story in the book was a fascinating and erotic tale about a Dream Catcher. Overall, I would recommend this book; especially to those who enjoy quick, easy reads.
Hilndlas More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed this collection and some of the stories were truly outstanding. As with all anthologies, some stories didn't appeal to me as much as others but I have to say I liked almost every story in this book. It also introduced me to a couple of authors I hadn't read before but found fascinating.
JVJC More than 1 year ago
Gave me a good idea of other authors I would be intrested in, I would recommend this book if you're looking for new author's to read. I have a whole new list of books to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read. If you enjoy paranormal romance, I highly reccomend this. I really liked jeaniene Forst's story 'Pack'. It is her first story on weres and I cant wait for more. Illona Andrews and Kelley Armstrong also had good short stories in this book.
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BellaMiaow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm extremely surprised by how much I enjoyed this anthology! I picked it up intending to just read the stories by authors I know I like—Kelley Armstrong, Ilona Andrews, Carrie Vaughn, Holly Lisle, Jeaniene Frost, Maria V. Snyder. I had never heard of some of the other authors. A few names I remembered seeing in other anthologies and not enjoying their work.I did, however, deliberately put myself in a tolerant mindset: this is a book of romance stories. It wouldn't be fair to judge them as anything else.That worked rather better than it has in the past. I still got a little annoyed at having so much of each story dedicated to couples (and all het/mono couples, at that!) rather than some intriguing world ideas, but managed to stay on track.In the end, I only skipped one story—I just don't like the Weather Wardens stuff at all. I found a couple of others substandard, but all in all, Telep chose very well. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance (maybe even those who usually stick to just romance), and most urban fantasy fans.
shelleyraec on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A solid collection of original 24 short stories that were easy to read and great examples of the genre. I think this would be an ideal introduction to the genre for someone interested, and a great read for fans.There is a nice variety - vampires, shifters, ghosts, and even a gargoyle and only a few that had links to the authors series eg Blue Crush by Raechel Caine (Weather Warden series) and The Wager by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Lords of Avalon series). I have read something from most of the authors so far but a few were new to me like Anna Windsor (John Doe), Lori Devoti (When Gargoyles Fly) and Meljean Brook (In Sheeps Clothing) and i'll be looking for more from them.My favourites were mainly by authors I am already familiar with - Taking Hold by Anya Bast; Gace of Small Magics by Ilona Andrews and Pack by Jeaniene Frost. There were only two that didn't appeal. My local library got this for me on interlibrary loan from another state - have to say - libraries rock!
mthomas1975 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I specifically bought this book for the story "Pack" by Jeaniene Frost because she is my favorite but found other authors in there that I liked as well. As much as I wanna give this book a great review, it's kinda hard to do. The stories by Jeaniene Frost, Anya Bast and C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp were really good but way to short therefore I can't give the book more than 2.5 out of 5 stars. That's what you get when you cram 24 short stories into one anthology. I wasn't disappointed by the story telling; I was severely disappointed by the length of the stories. I just feel that 20 - 25 pages isn't enough to do a story justice. My three favorite stories in the book were good but I found myself wanting to know more about the characters and let down that I didn't get to know them better. I felt that Anya Bast's story "Taking Hold" was a bit censored. She writes paranormal romance that lean to the erotic side and she had to water down her story to the point that the sex was only referred to. Guess I just didn't expect that with a book titled "Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance". It is romance after all. Chances are they may make a sequel to this anthology and unless there is an author I cannot live without reading I will not pick it up.
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Twenty-four, that's right. Count 'em, twenty-four short stories from some of the big names in current paranormal romance...all in one fairly heavy trade paperback! "The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance" is a mammoth undertaking edited by Trisha Telep with stories by Carrie Vaughn, Cheyenne McCray, Kelley Armstrong, Anna Windsor, Anya Bast, Jean Johnson, CT Adams & Cathy Clamp, Holly Lisle, Mary Jo Putney, Eve Silver, Ilona Andrews, Maria V Snyder, Catherine Mulvany, Jeaniene Frost, Lori Devoti, Sara Mackenzie, Lynda Hilburn, Alyssa Day, Michelle Rowen, Rachel Caine, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Meljean Brook, Allyson James, & Dina James...whew! I hadn't planned to include every author, but who on that list would you leave out?Now at 528 pages divided by 24 authors...ummm, OK you do the math. None of the stories are long , but each is just enough to give you a quickie taste of your favorite, or give you an idea of whether or not you'd like the author. Since I'd read at least one book by all the authors with the exception of Dina James, this was more of a 'quickie read before bed' book than a 'sit down and power read book'. Some of the stories are set in worlds I already knew from other books by that author with familiar characters. Others were something new and different. All but a couple left me wanting more and hoping that respective author would expand in a full-length novel soon.Since there are so many stories, it would be difficult for any paranormal reader NOT to find some gems. The heroes and heroines run the gamut from human to vampire to gargoyle to shifters to witches and on and on. "The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance" will stay on my keeper shelf.
cmwilson101 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to read the Ilona Andrews short story The Grace of Small Magics, which is about a powerful mage who stakes his life on a woman with small magic but a large indomitable spirit. The heroine's family is indentured servants to the Mage's family, and she is required to help him, but ends up making the choice whether to help him or not for her own reasons. The world that Ilona Andrews has built is fascinating, and I would love to see more of it.
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anitssor More than 1 year ago
some of the stories are good but for the most part its too short to get in depth enough to be enjoyable. i'd much rather get a regular sized book.