Do you like the traditional, blood-sucking, dangerous type of vampire? Then this story collection is for you.
Ten authors have created creepy, chilling, funny, thought-provoking and scary stories about dark suckers.
Are vampires to be pitied for their vulnerabilities, or envied for their powers? How do we know who is a vampire? How do we know what vampires want from us? What if they are expressions of our own forbidden desires?
What if the victims give their blood willingly, in return for a boon? What if they drain from their victims not blood, but something more precious – their courage, their faith, their ability to love?
Is what they offer a fair exchange for what they take? Do you yearn for thrills, for immortality, for everlasting youth? Would you be willing to pay for this with your blood, your life, your soul?
Ten authors probe these questions in their tales. Each story in this book explores a different concept of vampires, a different question, a different danger. To reflect the authors’ individual voices, you will find both American and British words and spellings in this book.
See which story resonates most with you. Enjoy the tales – but be warned: these vampires are dangerous.
1. TANGLED DREAMS by Liv Rancourt
Sometimes it’s safer to leave history’s secrets alone.
2. REALITY BITES! by Jim Bernheimer
Vampires have problems just like the rest of us.
3. NIGHT TRAIN by Rayne Hall
The train is about to enter a tunnel – and vampires are on board.
4. WINTER FLOWER by Jonathan Broughton
Dark desires unfurl where shadows thrive.
5. IT’S IN YOUR BLOOD by Pamela Turner
Be careful when accepting an invitation.
6. THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN by Debbie Christiana
When you help someone, it may come back to bite you.
7. THE FLEDGLING DOUBT by Lana Bange
What if you’re one moment too late to protect a victim?
8. THE DHAMPIR’S KISS by Carole Ann Moleti
Can any vow survive immortal life?
9. EXILE by April Grey
Death could be just the beginning.
10. WHY I WON’T READ SONG OF SOLOMON by Douglas Kolacki
A vampire may feed off a victim without leaving bite marks on the neck.
Who among us doesn’t love a Vampire story. This anthology had everything you could ask for. The Authors are each uniquely talented writers who spins vastly yet equally spooky tales.
One of my favorites was Night Train by Rayne Hall. This tale was well written and suspenseful. When Shelley bores the Night Train she never knew vampires hunted would be on the hunt. As she settles in her cabin for the night with strangers she is fearful of who the vampires could be and if she will make it through the night. This is a well written tale and finishes off with just the right amount of spooky.
I also enjoyed Tangled Dreams by Liv Rancourt. This story captured me. Allie was the good girl who liked to sing and dreamed of more. Her Sister Renee was the bad girl and who couldn’t keep her nose out of anything to her sisters own demise. What takes place is a bizarre dinner and Renee left hours later in a zombie like state that Allie must now take care of. This is one of those short stories that after it’s over you crave more.
All ten stories in this anthology were captivating and unique. The perfect Halloween Vampire anthology. If you are looking for something to read tomorrow night while you are handing out candy this is a good one.