"An anthology of ten quick vampire stories!"
This anthology is made up of ten different short stories by
ten different authors. Since there are ten stories and most
of them are very short, I'm only going to include three of
the longer ones in this review.
In A FIRE IN THE BLOOD by Tsyche Dwai, we have our heroine,
Talitha. One totally forgettable sexual experience in high
school has left her with a child to support and no way to
do it. Knowing she won't be able to make enough money in a
fast food restaurant—the only thing she's qualified for—
Talitha has turned to prostitution. The only reason she
does it is for Davy, her son, because even though she's
living with her mother, they can barely make ends meet. So
on Halloween—a particularly bad night—Talitha feels like
someone is touching her, but the only thing she can see is
fog. For the first time ever, Talitha is actually feeling
turned on. When the fog lures Talitha further away from the
main street, Talitha follows even though her instincts are
warning her not to go. Eventually, the fog materializes
into a handsome man.
Will Talitha give in to the lure and become his for all
eternity? What of Davy and her mother?
The next story I've decided to include in this review is
VAMPIRE DANCER by Cornelia Amiri. After having one too many
at the local pub, the seven McDuff brothers are taking a
shortcut home when they run across a cairn. Naturally, they
can't just let it be. One of them dares another to knock it
over. And considering how much they've had to drink, the
one dared knocks a rock over. They wait a few moments and
when nothing happens, the boys continue on their way. Only
to see seven beautiful women in front of them. When Ian
sees his brother fall, he grabs onto the woman approaching
him and holds her down. After sending his brothers for
help, Ian continues to hold the woman—Sorcha—down. Dawn
approaches and the six women vanish, leaving Ian and
Sorcha. Turns out Sorcha and her six sisters are none other
than the baobhan sith—dancing vampires. Now that the cairn
is repaired and her sisters are gone, Sorcha has no choice
but to go with Ian and his brothers.
Is there a chance of a happy ending between Sorcha and Ian?
Will Sorcha ever be reunited with her sisters?
Then we come to BLACK ROSE BEACH by Linndah, the third
story I've decided to include in this review. We have Laura
Mills, a romance writer who goes to Black Rose Beach every
summer. But Laura is not a typical woman, she enjoys the
taste of blood and wears a special ring that contains a
lancet. After getting everything moved into the cottage she
rents, she decides to go for a walk on the beach. Instead
of stopping at her usual turning around spot, Laura
continues to walk and comes across a house. When the owner
of the house turns out to be a very handsome man and
invites Laura to go swimming, she thinks she's hit the
jackpot and takes him up on his offer. As she attempts to
pierce his skin and get some of his blood, the man refuses,
but proceeds to take Laura's, and more than a little bit.
And so Laura begins a relationship with this mysterious
man, but never gets to taste his blood.
Will Laura ever get the chance to taste the man's blood? Is
he really a vampire, or what is he?
SLEEPING WITH THE UNDEAD, TALES OF VAMPIRE SEDUCTION is an
interesting collection of ten very different vampire
stories. With ten different authors, we get to read about a
variety of vampires and their mates. These stories take
place in all different areas of the world. If you're
looking for a quick vampire read with plenty of variety,
this is the book for you.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted December 29, 2008
Enjoy ten erotic tales of vampire seduction in this enticing anthology from L&L Dreamspell. The stories and authors are: Repopulation Assignment by Beth Stafford, Ink by M. Phillips, A Fire in the Blood by Tsyche Dwai, Being Alive by Robert S. Tyler, Redemption Song by Garnell Wallace, Ever Blue by C. S. Johnson, Vampire Dancer by Cornelia Amiri, Black Rose Beach by Linndah, Lady and the Vamp by Catherine Noonan, Fighting Fire with Fire by Samantha Stone