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Friday, November 20, 2009

Review & Giveaway: Immortal: Love Stories With Bite Anthology

From the Cover: In Immortal: Love Stories With Bite, edited by New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series P.C. Cast, seven of today's most popular YA vampire and contemporary fantasy authors offer new short stories that prove that when you're immortal, true love really is forever.

Rachel Caine (the Morganville Vampires series) revisits the setting of her popular series, where the vampires are in charge and love is risky

Cynthia Leitich Smith (Tantalize) gives us a love triangle between a vampire, a ghost and a human girl, in which none of them are who or what they seem

Claudia Gray (Evernight) takes us into the world of her Evernight series, in which a pre-Civil War courtesan-to-be is courted by a pale, fair-haired man whose attentions are too dangerous to spurn

Richelle Mead (the Vampire Academy series) brings us the tale of a young vampire on the run from the rest of her kind, and the human boy who provides the getaway car

Nancy Holder (the Wicked series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) immerses us in a post-apocalyptic New York where two best friends are forced to make a choice that may kill them both

Kristin Cast (the House of Night series) introduces us to a new kind of vampire: one with roots in Greek mythology, and the power to alter space and time

And Tanith Lee (Black Unicorn) shows us what happens when a bright young woman with some supernatural savvy encounters a misguided (but gorgeous) young vampire

I had read about this book on Rachel Vincent's blog, so when the publisher offered a copy, I snatched up the opportunity to review. I had it on my TBB list and I would have gladly paid the purchase price! Excellent reading!!


P.C. Cast - Offers her views on why there is a fascination with vampyres. Could it be the search for immortality? How do teenagers view lifestyle and does this continues throughout adulthood? Interesting viewpoint, this author stirs my interest with her wit and wisdom.

Haunted Love by Cynthia Leitich Smith (new author for me)
Cody is the only vampire in town ... or so he thought. Come and watch what happens when he buys the local haunted theater. Monsters come in all shapes, sizes, and genders and they aren't always what we think.

Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast
Ever want to meet the furies? If you read this story, not only do you meet them, but their gorgeous son too. He has a mission and he must save her or lose his soul forever.

Dead Man Stalking (A Morganville Vampire Story) by Rachel Caine
What's like to live in a town full of vampires? If you visit Morganville, TX, you won't have to wonder. Vampires, zombies, and a crazy old man make this story come to life.

Table Manners by Tanith Lee (new author for me)
Lel has been sent to find a vampire .... but do you know what a vampire really is?? Only Lel and her father, Anthony Draculian can help with that question .... but wouldn't you like to know??

Blue Moon by Richelle Mead
Have you ever heard the saying 'once in a blue moon'?? Well, Lucy Wade of the Chicagoland Vampire Mob Wades hadn't until her eighteenth birthday draws near. She has to make a choice: leave, escape or die....by her own family's hand. Very blood thirsty.

Changed by Nancy Holder (new author for me)
The day the vampires came, Jilly ran, ran for her life, her love, and away from the death and destruction. But to save her true unrequited love, will she sacrifice herself??

Binge by Rachel Vincent
Andi sings to feed, and feed she must or she will die, all sirens need to feed off the energy of humans. But Mallory is something else all together. She gives to feed. But how do you know when you've given too much??

Free (A Story of Evernight) by Claudia Gray (new author for me)
New Orleans (1841) Patrice and Amos want nothing more than to be together, both are free. But Patrice's mother has other plans, and she'll go to the highest bidder. Until Julien Larroux tries to make her his ... A life for a life.

Each of these little novellas are a tasty treat well worth reading. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was filled with just the right amount of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. I'll definitely be trying some of these new authors.

Giveaway!!!!

Jennifer at Ben Bella Books has generously offered a copy of this fabulous book for giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment. For an extra entry post somewhere, please let me know where. For another try, follow and if you already follow, just let me know. This giveaway is open to US and Canada, but as always, for those of you across the big pond if you have a friendly US address to use, please feel free to enter. Contest will run until the end of the month, 11-30-09 midnight anywhere, winner announced December 1, 2009. Thanks and Good Luck!!!

I received this book for review from the publisher, Ben Bella Books. The views I have expressed are my own.

36 comments:

Cecile said...

Morning Dottie!!! I hope all is well with you this wonderful Friday!
You know you can drop my name in this wonderful hat of names... I will am stalker, I mean follower and I will be posting this up on my side bar... sometimes... early tomorrow morning (have to work Madewood tonight).
Have a wonderful day my friend!

Cecile said...

PS. when does the contest end??

~Jennifer~ said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower.

jennsicurella at verizon dot net

tetewa said...

My kind of read, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Alexia561 said...

Some of my favortie authors, so please count me in!

I'm already a follower, and sent out a twitter RT about the giveaway.

Thanks!

Alexia561@yahoo dot com

donnas said...

Happy Friday! Looks like a great anthology. I would love to be included.

I am a follower.

Linked on sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

bacchus76 at myself dot com

~Sia McKye~ said...

hey, Dottie. How's one of my favorite magical creatures today? May I say, your sparkling wings look mighty fine?

God, I'm so glad to see a post about positive things rather than one of the never ending battles about HQ. I'm armed with alka-seltzer plus for more than one reason.

I haven't read too many teen oriented paras. My son does. Or some.

Oh, and thanks on Teddy's. I have a book or two I wouldn't mind winning.

Have a great weekend hon!

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
What amazing authors!
Thank you for the opportunity to win.
It sounds like a delicious read.
All the best,
RKCharron
xoxo

Teddyree said...

This sounds awesome, lots of fave authors. It's going on my christmas wishlist :-)

Lea said...

Hey Dottie!

Thanks for the cool giveaway. This sounds like a great anthology and I would love to be entered...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the opportunity.

Best
L

K A K A R I said...

I would love to be entered for this contest! Getting this book would give me a better idea of which author's books to buy when I go to the bookstore next time. =]

kakari89(at)hotmail(dot)com

Thank you!

P.S. I am a new follower.

Surge said...

I'd like to enter =)
timesurge at live dot ca

LiLi said...

Hey Dottie, I'm already a follower and linked this contest to my sidebar: http://lilibethramos.blogspot.com/

chicareader@gmail.com

etirv said...

I would like to be entered!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

Google friend follower!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy] said...

I've had this one on my tbr pile too.
I'm a follower and I posted this on the Contests & Giveaways section on my sidebar

http://allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/

allthingsurbanfantasy[at]gmail[dot]com

Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

I'm also a new follower via Friend Connect.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Jenny N. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would like to enter.

jen4777[at]hotmail.com

Jenny N. said...

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Jullysay/status/5998011259

throuthehaze said...

Count me in please!

I am a follower

Raelena
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Lexie said...

Dottie! Don't enter me in the contest, I'm finishing up my review of the book now actually, but its not the Fates in Amber Smoke--its the Furies and they are an entirely different mythic creature.

-.-;; sorry its an OCD thing for me with mythology and mistakes...it got me into quite a bit of trouble in HS with my teachers...

Natasha (Wicked Lil Pixie) said...

Great contest! New follower here.

Count me in.

wickedlilpixie(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Stacie said...

I follow.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Anna ♥ said...

I would love to read this book. Please count me in!

Sidebar: http://goodgonegirl.blogspot.com

Anna ♥
goodgonegirl@gmail.com

Star Shadow said...

I would so love to get this book... I just recently found out about this author and want to read more of there books.

Thanks
Twolilstarz@gmail.com
new follower

Derek Tatum said...

Cool, I'd like to enter! derek.tatum(at)gmail.com

Emily Brown said...

Awesome contest. I am a follower.

emilyb3342@bellsouth.net

Ladytink_534 said...

Oh I like several of these authors! I'd love to be entered.
I'm a follower.

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

jmspettoli said...

Please enter me, been meaning to get my hands on this for a while.

Twitter:

http://twitter.com/jmspettoli/status/6156702862

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

stacy stew said...

Great giveaway.
I'm a follower.
samnstacyATmeDOT.com

Valorie said...

I would love a chance to win!

I follow.

Posted at sidebar: morbid-romantic.net

~The Book Pixie said...

Ooooo! Count me in. I'd love to win this book. It sounds really good.

+1 Follower
+1 Sidebar: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

MUM said...

Please include me. I'd love to win this book.

I'm a follower

Marie
utah91960[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jessy said...

I love all the authors that wrote a story for this book. I think it would be a good read.

I'm a new follower
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/6243760287

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Thanks for all the entries and spreading the word. This contest is now closed.

Thanks!

Dottie :)

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