The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2: Love Bites MOBI

The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2: Love Bites MOBI A wonderful variety of compellingly original vampire stories, many of them wholly unexpected, from award winning, New York Times bestselling authors There are typical vampires who would be right at home in a horror story or a gothic romance historical vampires contemporary, gritty, urban vampires fang in cheek comedy boy meets girl sweetheart stories if a little bloodier and erotic tales of inhuman passions and midnight pleasures Look out, too, for stand alone stories relating to existing series and characters of contributing authors, or stories which develop fully characters who have only walk on parts in those authors longer fiction Includes writing by big name authors such as Jennifer Ashley, Kim Harrison writing as Dawn Cook, Caitlin Kittredge, Diane Whiteside and Eileen Wilks This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Took me longer than I thought, but I finished Some are sweet, some are nice, some really picked my interest and some others, good that they are just short stories, probably would not be able to read anything longer At the moment I think there was only couple of authors that picked my interest, I was eager to find maybe , but I understand that I can t read all of them in one go I like vampires and I realise I like the ones who are not on our realm or the ones in modern days History was no Took me longer than I thought, but I finished Some are sweet, some are nice, some really picked my interest and some others, good that they are just short stories, probably would not be able to read anything longer At the moment I think there was only couple of authors that picked my interest, I was eager to find maybe , but I understand that I can t read all of them in one go I like vampires and I realise I like the ones who are not on our realm or the ones in modern days History was not my fave in school and it looks that nothing have changed for now.This isfor my self, as I always forgot what I read I will leave a little comment for all of them and what stuck out for me or what I don t need to bother about Paris After Dark Jordan Summers 4 detectiveThis was not bad at all I would readof this kind of stories I like the simple things Some action, some good alfa characters, some sexy love and a promise of happy ever after I don t need much to be pleased.Coven of Mercy Deborah Cook 3 hospitalThis was a lot darker and sadder, cruel reality There is something strange when I read about hospitals, cancers or any other illnesses that can t be cured Its reality and its depressing Through in a Vampire and it should get better, bet then it leaves a sadness s behind, that it really was just a hopeful imagination, way how to cure the incurable Hope to be saved by anyone Even a vampire Rosemary was lucky that Micah has liked her and wanted her for him self As others just get their peace at the end of their battle and suffering Le Cirque de la Nuit Karen MacInerney 2circus This reminded me that vampires still can be evil, even in these days of all vampires are sexy and not bad at all Ok maybe not like evil, evil, but cruel, even if they fall in love, or if it s just a passion But I like to stick with the good ones Perdition Caitlin Kittredge 2.5history, western I m not into history, and apparently western style of stories are not my thing either I kinda thought I liked them in one point of my life, apparently not anyKates and Johns story is quite interesting As they are the historical figures, I googled them, as of course I didn t know who they are This one probably is the only one where one of them actually dies and Kate keeps her word and don t let John be the living monster vampire They are bad here, they are really just monsters here I like the opposite I like fairytales not reality Deliver Us From Evil Dina James 3physic false , curse This one was quite funny I think I would like to reed some , because of the humour in it It was nothing thrilling or too exciting, but something was there I can t put my finger on it Maybe I just liked Marcos and Marina Blood and Thyme Camille Bacon Smith 3cooking, restaurant, chef I m not into food at all and each story have their own kinda place and time or profession where they work There was an interesting view, of what happens to vampire when they don t drink Completely different than usual The story was interesting enough, but there was not many emotions or passion in it Something was missing, if there would be that something, it could be a really nice one And then there was a thing vampires are born not made Does it mean they don t have happy ever after, she will die and he will continue to live Into the Mist For Ever Rosemary Laurey 3Roman invasion, healers, doctors surgeon I m not into history but I do like Roman warriors or any kind of warriors, so this one didn t bother me too much The history aspect of it was fine for me As most of the time, here as well, sex and feeding go hand in hand I do like the activity in books, but I don t really like the stories where both acts are bond together, like one can t exist without the other But this story was cute Gwyltha I probably never will be able to pronounce her name and Justin, I would really like to read if their forever was as promising Would he accept and understand what she did to him Would their love blossom and last Blood Feud Patti O Shea 4 demons, vampires, detective This one is something similar to G Showalter Alien Huntress I do like the idea of like a detective style novels, they always have a lot of action and some mystery The characters need to work together to find something and eventually they need each other so much they can t live without other Even, most of the time, they are together for the shortest time ever, mostly, just couple of days But still, I like these stories I was looking into some books from O Shea, but couldn t pin, which ones would I like I m never fan of the titles or covers of PR Obviously, I should try the Blood Feud, but the bloody covers I just hate them My partner always thinks I m reading some kind of porn DLove Bites Angie Fox 4TV show, old versus modern I mean, this one was pretty hilarious, the idea of the TV show and how it all started Kinda ridiculous And then very clich of a warrior on a bike and Katarina believed she will be happy finally, have some adventures Like classical 90 s girls dreams, to find a hot, rebel bad boy to take far away This one really felt short, like too short Fionnlagh what a name , warrior as he is nice and hot and all alfa, he gave in too quick I don t know why it felt different from others, but he gave in like 2 pages too quick He was on a mission to bring her back, all is work and all is job nothing else, but then he kisses her on the bike Why Too quick He was just bringing her back to her father, they just started the journey and he already lost They did go kinda crazy at the church Hot crazy Well that s the part why I read these stories sometimes This one could be a really sweet romance story if it would be a lot longer Could be a good movie cheesy good movie Rom Com Love it And I m gonna read the The Accidental Demon Slayer I hope its hilarious Flotsam Caitlin R Kiernan no ratingI m not a poetic person or philosophical either and this peace is too deep for me to even want to understand The Murder King s Woman Jamie Leigh Hansen 4rescue mission This one was one of the funny ones and same time so romantic Another kind of a rom com It was nice for a change that all the heroic work was based only on the heroines shoulders and it was all about her and what she can do and what she want to do I want fool book about these characters Is there any Only found The Murder King s Summons thats also a short story no idea Of course there s this like a little bit of father daughter relationship going on, but then, you know, if he is a vampire and he has saved you and you were not a child but a teen or young woman, if you want to get stronger, better, then there can be definitely love To be honest, if in real life that age difference is too big I would not like it, but if in this reality he is not ageing and so maybe yes I know, I can t get my thoughts right The story was fun and sweet I liked it, a lotLicking her lips, she gathered her courage and gave him what she hoped he sought I vow that I will be your woman Instantly, he crushed her against his chest, his arms steel bands around her and his face buried in her neck His voice, when it came, was ragged Thank you Butterfly Kiss Carole Nelson Douglas 3cat, detectiveI didn t get it at first I had no idea that I m reading about a cat like something after 3 4 pages it hit me It was funny Different way of story Still a little detective Storie Have the Sabrina vibes, because of the Midnight Louie But then it s a paranormal investigator Delilah who leads the case And vampire actually is not the main character he is in the case, but he is secondary for the story.Interesting story from a cats point of view, something a little bit different Crimson Kisses Diane Whiteside 2.5 history, runaway, young love1865 this one is like a regular romance novel about a couple falling in live and they are young and happy, but then the father of the girl doest prove the marriage So they run together But they are separated and agree to meet later And he comes for her, and she is not there, as she thinks she is protecting him that way But he doesn t give up and comes after her anyway And then they stay together for ever Something like that a little drama in some romance novel Just it happens that Edmund is a vampire But in this story that doesn t really means much, he could be a boy from a different country or something and the result and the story would be the same It s not because he is a vampire father doesn t approve of their relationship No one knows and it s just the way how most of the stories in this age was told Vampsploitation Jaye Wells 4 detective, slayer, assassinEverything what I like Hot characters Both bad ass characters Working together to find something or kill someone, doesn t really matter I know I m easy to please, as there is so many stories like this, but I still enjoy them the most, I just like them and I like the way how they are I liked Slade, he was such an ass at the beginning, arrogant, all knowing the he was just lane nice and cute and understanding and everything else and then at the end he actually was a real ass that did disappoint me a little, there was no happy ever after in here But the story was still cool and I understand that there is a big series about Sabina Kane And I probably need to reed some books of hers to get my happy ever after feeling I like it that way But everything else was nice, just how I like it, so I imagine I would not regret reading the full novels Trust Me Stacia Kane 3 history, murder, detectiveAgain old days 1888, what a year good thing this one waslike a detective investigation style Something that Sherlock Holmes would do And the good part not knowing who is really the bad guy till the end Sad to recall that most of the ladies were prostitutes at this time, specially if she was widowed But I suppose it was the only way how a woman could work, on a street or as a maid They meet for 5 min and they already have sex Quick even for me laughs mockingly Dominant male character and a quite, calm, agreeable lady To be honest it was all about sex Such a short story and so much of it It was like an old movie with a mistery and again he was a vampire but even if he wasn t and the killer would be just a regular killer, the story would not change at all So, again it s not essential for the story what he is The Scotsman and the Vamp Jennifer Ashley 3Hollywood, movies Another rom com in the age of 1925 It must be that in old times you know 80 100 y ago the only way how to write about them, if just take a regular character and call him her a vampire Nothing much changes in the story It could be a mire, demon, angel, ghoul anything it would not change the story This one was really like a Hollywood romance comedy Easy to ready little funny Cute I Need More You Justine Musk 2.5 This one again is the onepoeticto think not too much of a plot but still it had some sort of a context of love They suffer because they can t be together, but they come together once Till the next timeLove, he said, and his voice was hoarse and ancient and thick, and I knew he wasn t suited to language, had to fight to trespass this limitation Love, he said again, and very gently kissed my forehead Point of No Return Jennifer St Giles 3 Even if this is the age of 1808 it s a lot better that all the 19th and early 20th century novels as here vampires are mystery and there is also other creatures You can t just replace the character with some other human being, as in other stories, then it will not work, the story will be lost This is a nice little story Itsor less regular vampire love story With Friends Like These Dawn Cook 3 A different story not about lovers but friends The Vampire character was a little odd and creepy or maybe freaky I like vampires as alfas He was smart and everything but he was freaky The story was interesting, even there was no real idea what exactly happened and why it happened Is there a fuller version It could be interesting to reed maybe A different style of vampire and different priorities.Blood Gothic Nancy Holder 1 Didn t like it Its just like a real life horror story and the culprit is your imagination And in real life the fantasy is only in our heads, and the wish for it, we live for it, but it never comes and then we imagine , everything that happens we interpret that it is because of that but it s just plain real life, plain normal life which can t be changed and our mind just go crazy I just don t like these kind of stories Fantasy is fantasy, fiction, other worlds yes But I was never good with phsihological thrillers or mind games Eternity Embraced Larissa Ione 4 Thats how I came across this book, because I m currently reeding L.Iones book series of Demonica And this story doesn t disappoint a lot shorter of course, but still, same elements I like, same kind of characters and things they do The Ghost of Leadville Jeanne C Stein 2 writer, history, westernAnother John Holiday interpretation Another history western peace The Vampire, the Witch and the Yenko Tiffany Trent 3.5vampire, witch, mechanics Another rom com But there was some big gaps as it could be taken out of a bigger novel For a short story it was not fluent But it was cute and funny Circle Unbroken Ann Aguirre 3.5 One of them when you never expect the ending to be the way it was Romantic, a little bit gappy, but still nice Skein of Sunlight Devon Monk 3.5 Knitting, really Was there a moment when it was popular or cool Thats when this one came out Nice to see some little older character, not just teens and not just in early 20s It was humorous and funny And lovely at the end This review is only for the Demonica short story 3.5 by Larissa Ione Eternity Embraced This is the story of two demon hunters, Kaden and Andrea When Kaden is captured by vampires and he is turned into one, he thinks that his life is over He refuses to live, he refuses to drink blood.Unfortunately Andrea is captured by the same vampires and she is thrown into his cell Bloodlusted Kaden will try to keep away from her, but the hunger is consuming him.Their love will survive this test and An This review is only for the Demonica short story 3.5 by Larissa Ione Eternity Embraced This is the story of two demon hunters, Kaden and Andrea When Kaden is captured by vampires and he is turned into one, he thinks that his life is over He refuses to live, he refuses to drink blood.Unfortunately Andrea is captured by the same vampires and she is thrown into his cell Bloodlusted Kaden will try to keep away from her, but the hunger is consuming him.Their love will survive this test and Andrea will convince Kaden that he is not the monster he thinks he is.Now they just need to fight the other vampires and the other Aegi guardians who want Kaden dead.Maybe the New York unit where Kynan and Tayla work could help them.We will definitely seeof this couple in later books.An excellent short story packed with action and unstoppable love An I liked it for variety Lots of Little Bits Of Love With Just A Hint Of Fang, Editor Trisha Telep has done it again, she s used her connections and apparently her cyberstalking talents to amass another BIG batch of vampire quickies 25 in all If you are a short story fan looking for a whole bunch of little reads perfect for squeezing into even the busiest of schedules, this is the book for you Unlike its predecessor The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance Mammoth Books , not only are t An I liked it for variety Lots of Little Bits Of Love With Just A Hint Of Fang, Editor Trisha Telep has done it again, she s used her connections and apparently her cyberstalking talents to amass another BIG batch of vampire quickies 25 in all If you are a short story fan looking for a whole bunch of little reads perfect for squeezing into even the busiest of schedules, this is the book for you Unlike its predecessor The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance Mammoth Books , not only are the majority of the stories presented here actually romances, but a good number of the authors successfully delivered in their small number of allotted pages, a tale complete with back story, hookup and at least the promise of a happily ever after Most of the stories here avoid the darker side of vamp romance but there are a few that shun the light If you are an avid urban fantasy and paranormal romance fan like me, you ll recognize most of these authors, but even I discovered a few I hadn t read before My favorites stories were the ones by Bacon Smith, Stein, Trent and Aguirre And though there didn t seem to be as many connected stories in this incarnation of the Mammoth Book quite a few of the authors seemed to be breaking into new territory Ione s Demonica short was good too So here s just a few words each to give you an idea of what s lurking within MBofVR2 s 556 pages 2 stars didn t like it 3 stars ok 3.5 pretty good 4 liked it 4.5 really liked it 5 stars loved it 1 Jordan Summers Paris After Dark A NYPD cop broken by the loss of her partner, finds a new life in Paris after a run in with a vamp serial killer While the heroine gets a resolution, I liked that Summers didn t try to force a HEA on the starring pair She just delivered a romantic connection complete with hook up and left the HEA to the readers imagination 4 stars 2 Deborah Cooke Coven of Mercy An oncologist who refuses to ever quit the fight, learns of mercy from an unusual angel The hero had potential but his part of the story was too brief to make up for the fact that I just didn t connect with the heroine, although she was fairly well developed 3 stars 3 Karen MacInerney Le Cirque de la Nuit A circus aerialist whose performance stirs a hidden watcher, wants to go solo in the spotlight, but is she willing to pay the cost of succumbing to the dark allure of Le Cirque de la Nuit Not a romance, even though there is a sensuality to the woman s performance, vampire fans who like their vamps with bite will appreciate the dark HEA 3 stars 4 Caitlin Kittredge Perdition Doc Holiday s a vampire slayer in the old west The romantic elements of the story are told in flash backs, but for some reason this one just didn t grab me 3 stars 5 Dina James Deliver Us From Evil A fake psychic eases a vampire s hunger I was hoping for a continuation of Jame s story from the Mammoth Book of PNR, so that may have colored my reaction 3 stars 6 Camille Bacon Smith Blood and Thyme The owner of vampire catering company, whose servers are also the hordeuvres, needs to find a chef when human food is required on the menu for a special event I just really liked this one, mostly because I liked the starring pair Even so, I would have loved for this story to have been novella length, so that I could have seeninteraction between the leads and I would have loved to have seen a bitof their HEA, there is just the promise of it here 4.5 7 Rosemary Laurey Into the Mist For Ever connected to her Forever Vampires series A roman soldier medic falls for a warrior woman on the brink of a battle between her people and his we finally get Gywlth and Justin s story 3.5 stars 8 Patti O shea Blood Feud A vamp enforcer is teamed up with her old demon lover to stop a war between their races I liked this one and wished there was4 stars 9 Angie Fox Love Bites After her 879 year marriage finally ends, a vamp princess looks for love on a dating game show, only the sexy bachelor she chooses has other plans for their dream date this one was fun, and who can resist a hero in a kilt no brogue though, boo hoo 4 stars 10 Caitlin R Kiernan Flotsam this story was previously published as Not One of Us a man heeds a monthly call to attend an ancient one as she rises from her watery resting place Keirnan s style is poetic, but not enough actually happens here to satisfy me 3 stars 11 Jamie Leigh Hansen The Murder King s Woman A Vampire s pet pulls off a daring rescue the rescue was really well done, and I liked the heroine s plan for getting what she really wants I d readvamps stories by Hansen if she decides to write4 stars 12 Carole Nelson Douglas Butterfly Kiss When tomcat Midnight Louie stumbles on a vampire at the edge of true death, Louie needs to call in someone with hands, and he knows just the someone fellow PI Delilah This short brings Douglas Delilah Street and Midnight Louie series together, the cat s eye view initially put me off of this one but story turned out to be cute and humorous Though whereas I might checkout the Delilah books, this wasthan enough of Louie here for me 3.5 stars 13 Diane Whiteside Crimson Kisses connected to her Texas vampire series A young woman arranges to run off with her vamp lover, little realizing that the meeting place she has chosen will force her lover to violate a powerful vamps territory if you are used to Whitside s Texas vamps, you are going to find this one very tame 3.5 stars 14 Jaye Wells Vampsploitation Sabina is on first assignment as an assassin This is a prequel to Red Headed Stepchild, and sets Sabina on her solitary path 3 stars 15 Stacia Kane Trust Me A woman becomes mistress to a mysterious man whom she suspects of being Jack the Ripper this story fit the space and managed some steamy stuff along the way 4 stars 16 Jennifer Ashley The Scotsman and the Vamp A vampiress leaves behind her betrothed to become a silent film star I liked the flapper filmstar idea but the romance was just sort of generic 3 stars 17 Justine Musk I need More You A vampire suffers from the continual abandonment of her angel lover but can t resist when he calls her to him onceI read this one twice, mostly because I hit this part of the book when I was really tired and it requiredcareful reading than many of the others stories in the book The story here is layered under the texture of the setting and there was much that I missed the first time through and I did actually end up liking it 4 stars 18 Jennifer St Giles Point of No Return He has watched from the shadows and fallen in love from afar with the woman who is equally smitten with the statue which bears his likeness There was much that I liked about this story, but I would have liked to have seen what St Giles would have done with this in novella length andspace to develop the leads and establish their connection a bitgradually 3.5 stars 19 Dawn Cook aka Kim Harrison With Friends Like These Hey what are friends for if not to help you with those pesky relatives This was not at all a romance, instead it features a vamp and his roomie bud, 3 stars 20 Nancy Holder Blood Gothic reprinted story A teacher dreams of a vampire lover who will offer her eternity Not only is this reprinted but this is second anthology containing this story in the last month or so By Blood we Live Is the vamp real or not I didn t find this one engaging or like the ending when I read it in either of the anthologies 2 stars 21 Larissa Ione Eternity Embraced a Demonica short An Aegis vampire hunter embarks on a rescue mission knowing that saving her lover from a fate worse than death will likely require a stake since vamps tend to turn captured hunters I really like Ione s series and this was a nice little tidbit not connected to the main series arc This short works because of the already established connection between the leads and the fact that Ione doesn t try to force the ending which leaves the reader with the promise ofthan could be delivered in this short space 4 stars 22 Jeanne C Stein The Ghost of Leadville A vamp remembers the one that got away this is the second Doc Holiday story in the collection but it was my favorite of the two and one of my favorites in the anthology This is a short story that really works, Stein told the complete story effectively and even brought a few tears to my eyes 4.5 stars 23 Tiffany Trent The Vampire, the Witch and the Yenko Disguised as a mechanic, a witch who is undercover on a mission to take out a Mafioso magic theif who drains witches of their power, crosses paths with a male vamp who is being stalked by a female vamp in heat determined not to take no for an answer But even though the witch s cover is blown, she just may have the solution to both of their problems This is my first story by Trent but I thought story worked pretty well as a short, but that doesn t mean that I wouldn t have liked4.5 stars 24 Ann Aguirre Circle Unbroken Fascinated with her prey, a vampiress gets caught in her own trap A slightly different take on vamps from Aquirre who manages to deliver a story and a romance that feels complete 5 stars 25 Devon Monk Skein of Sunlight A Yarn about a cancer survivor and her chance to make new memories I like Monk s writing and the hero and the attraction between the starring pair made this one work for me 4 stars I read this as part of the anthology The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 Love BitesI love this author I did not love this story though Was this a try at vampire romance set in old England For an average author this would be okay but Stacia Kane can do a whole lot better 2 stars.Merged review Anthology I m kind of 90% over vampire books but there are a few authors that I love so I m going to pick and choose what I want to read I don t usually do this and try to give every story a try I read this as part of the anthology The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 Love BitesI love this author I did not love this story though Was this a try at vampire romance set in old England For an average author this would be okay but Stacia Kane can do a whole lot better 2 stars.Merged review Anthology I m kind of 90% over vampire books but there are a few authors that I love so I m going to pick and choose what I want to read I don t usually do this and try to give every story a try but like I said, I m kind of done with vampires.I only read a few of the stories and I think overall they were mediocre I own this book so I may come back some day and finish the rest of the short stories or maybe not.15 Stacia Kane Trust Me I love this author I did not love this story though Was this a try at vampire romance set in old England For an average author this would be okay but Stacia Kane can do a whole lot better 2 stars 19 Dawn Cook aka Kim Harrison With Friends Like These A story about two seemingly young men and when they meet one of the guy s big bad brother Pretty good story 3 stars.21 Larissa Ione Eternity Embraced Lovers are forced not only to declare their feelings but whether or not they should kill each other Good story 3 1 2 stars24 Ann Aguirre Circle Unbroken I like her sci fi but this story yuck I didn t like it at all 1 1 2 stars

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