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The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance: The Classic, Bestselling Collection of 25 Short Stories Paperback – 8 September 2020
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- Publisher : Robinson; 1st edition (8 September 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 528 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1472145313
- ISBN-13 : 978-1472145314
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 3.18 x 19.69 cm
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`Fade to Black' - Sherri Erwin - A teacher gets a little more than she bargained for from her overly pale student ; ) *3.5 stars* Not bad, well written apart from the abrupt ending and silly imagery.
`Ode to Evdard Munch' - Caitlin Kiernan - A man shares his blood periodically with a mysterious stranger. *2.5 stars* Dreamy, surreal prose. O.k but there was no connection with the characters.
'Fangs for Hire' - Jenna Black - A vampire mercenary finds her target to be more than she expected. *2.5 stars* I found the leads irritating and the plot pretty darn dull.
'The Righteous' - Jenna Maclaine - The balance between humans and vampires is established, with the help of a sorceress and a King. *4 starts* A fuller, more interesting story.
'Knowledge of Evil' - Ravent Hart - A vampire intellectual experiences a meeting of the mind and soul. *2 stars* This concentrates on the turning, it tries to be disturbing but was just annoying, with transparent characters.
'Viper's Bite' - Delilah Devlin - Equally lonely a vampire and mortal connect through a bite that brings lost memories to the surface. *4 stars* About loss, memory. Both sad and reflective.
'Dreams' - Kerri Arthur - Riley Jensen stars with vampire Quinn. *2 stars* Dreams and their connection are the focus with a tiny bit of action (and plot!), reads like an extra scene.
'Love Bites' - Kimberly Raye - A vampire slayer or `SOB employee' is unable to complete her first kill, instead she takes her hansom target home to heal and well you know.... *2 stars* Poor characters with little chemistry.
'What's at Stake' - Alexis Morgan - A chancellor decides to help a past vampire friend and almost lover when he gets charged with murder. *3.5 starts* The leads had great chemistry but the world could have been built up more.
'Coming Home' - Lilith Saintcrow - skimmed it...something about the lead being hired to kill an old flames nemesis. *2 stars* Couldn't get into it. Features characters from her Dante Valentine series.
`To Ease the Rage' - CT Adams & Cathy Clamp - To help her old police partner, whose now a vampire, Sylvia might need to go through some changes. *3.5 stars* Very good, solid writing and engaging characters.
`Dancing with the Star' - Susan Sizemore - A vampire finds her soul mate through a series of dream sequences. *2 stars* Irritating prose and dull plot.
'Play Dead' - Dina James - Vampire finds soul mate and fights to keep her. *2 stars* Entertaining enough.
'In Which a Masquerade Ball Unmasks an Undead' - Colleen Gleason - The hunt is on! *2.5 stars* More lust than romance, good but reads like a stuck on scene to an established series.
'A Temporary Vampire' - Barbara Emrys - A vampire finds someone unexpected and alluring in New Orleans. *3 stars* Nice atmosphere but could have been longer.
'Overbite' - Savannah Russe - Dentist meets vampire! *3 stars* pretty good.
'Hunter's Choice' - Shiloh Walker - A newbie to the slaying game seeks help from an old flame, who happens to be a vampire. *4 stars* This works quite well as the leads had an established connection.
'The Sacrifice' - Rebecca York - A beautiful princess will give her own life to a powerful monster to save her father's kingdom. *2 stars* Terribly uninspired writing, beyond boring.
'Remember the Blood' - Vicki Petterson - Two vampires lovers have to face periodically losing their memory. *2.5 stars* I expected more from Petterson, not great.
'The Midday Mangler Meets his Match' - Rachel Vincent - A teenage vampire must protect her little sister in a world where vampires are the established species. *3.5* stars* I liked this, felt like the beginning of a new series.
`The Music of the Night' - Amanda Ashley - Our obsessive lead gets to meet her very own phantom. *2 stars* Blah
`The Day of the Dead' - Karen Chance - Will Thomas be able to finally destroy his former evil master once and for all? With the help of a certain fiery mercenary maybe. *4.5 stars* My favourite, I love her Cassie books and this added to it. (can be read on Chance's website for free!)
'Vampire Unchained' - Nancy Holder - A vampire's secret dealings my cause trouble for him and his human lover. *3 stars* A spin off from an established series, I found it quite engaging though.
'A Stand-up Dame' - Lilith Saintcrow - A PI returns from the dead to settle unfinished business. *2 stars* Unoriginal and dull.
'Untitled 12' - Cailtlin R. Kiernan - A sick women will undergo anything to live. *2 stars* Concentrates on the turning, I didn't like this.
Overall it's o.k but there were too many stories I didn't care for in the least and the ones I did enjoy were too short to fully engage. As a package it's varied enough to entertain but I think dedicated readers of PR will be disillusioned and others looking to get into the genre would be much better off reading someone like J. R Ward.
I thoroughly enjoyed a lot of them and I couldn't pick a favourite! I was surprised about the length of them and the quantity. I'd assume this was going to be a quick read but in fact took me longer than normal to get through them and for only being a pound, I couldn't recommend it enough!
I'd say nearly all the books where of high quality and although I am not a grammar fan, I didn't find that any of them where badly written. The plots where quick and although there was definitely some cringe-worthy clichés, if you are a fan of the Vampire Romance genre, then you have to accept them!
I liked the balance between the more romantic stories and the more action-y ones and I have to say quite a few of them made me want more! I actually searched out the authors for more of their work as I enjoyed them that much!
It gets four stars as although I think it was a great compilation of Vampire Romance stories, I wouldn't call it truly "Mammoth" and I definitely would of put a more varied type of plot in there. I know there is only so much one can do with the whole Vampire Romance but even though some stories stayed unfinished in a way, most of them had a happy ending.
I particularly disliked the two stories by Lilith Saintcrow. She uses long disconnected sentences, that were frankly very confusing. I would never buy a book by her as I dislike her writing style.
A couple other stories felt like they ended abruptly, I suppose they had reached the limit allowed for each story, but I felt short changed by it.
All in all, if you love vampires it is not a bad book and worth the read.