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Kiss Me Deadly 13 Tales of Paranormal Love

October 21st, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: August 3, 2010

Publisher: Running Press Kids

Descriptoin from If you can possibly thirst for more mysterious metaphysical accounts of love, Trisha Telep has organized some of the greatest and most thrilling tales of paranormal paramours since The Eternal Kiss. She presents the acclaimed literary talent of thirteen unique authors, creating a collection of stories that will undoubtedly capture the imagination of every soul who dares to read them. Werewolves, ghosts, zombies, vampires, and fallen angels drive the plot of these riveting romances.Kiss Me Deadly includes the exceptional writings of several authors, including: – Sarah Rees Brennan (faeries) – Becca Fitzpatrick (angels) – Caitlin Kittredge (witches) – Karen Mahoney (vampires: sequel to story from The Eternal Kiss) – Daniel Marks (ghost kids) – Justine Musk (sorcerers) – Diana Peterfreund (unicorns) – Michelle Rowen (demons) – Carrie Ryan (zombies) – Maggie Stiefvater (werewolves) – Rachel Vincent (banshees) – Daniel Waters (zombies) – Michelle Zink (gothic ghosts)

This was an enjoyable read but of course some of the books were better than others so I don’t want to give the book an overall rating.   After reading the first story by Michelle Zink I was a little worried about how the rest of the book would go.  Granted the story was only 29 pages long but I still thought it was rather random that the main character is basically dragged to the home of a strange guy and next thing you know she’s having sex with him.  I like to see some development of the relationship if it’s supposed to be I’m in love or so attracted to him I can’t stop myself from having sex with him.  If you are going to have a story that short do the two main characters really need to sleep with each other?  I don’t think so.

My favorite two stories were Rachel Vincent’s and Daniel Waters.  I have both of their books sitting on my shelves and after reading these short stories I am eager to go dive into them.  Rachel Vincent’s story in particular really caught my attention and I had to read the entire thing in one sitting.  The relationship in it was perfectly done and the story was intriguing and perfectly done within the short story format.

Posted in Books, Romance, Young Adult

3 Responses

  1. Michelle

    I’ve enjoyed the work of so many of the authors included in this book that I knew I had to get it. I know I won’t like all of the stories but I hope I’ll like a good portion. UGH on the first story though….wonder what compelled the editor to go with that one first?

  2. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

    I have this one on my to-buy list for my Not So Bebe Girl Autumn. Thanks for the review!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  3. Candace

    I’ve been waiting to see a review of this one. I definitely agree that having sex in a story that is that short is probably not the best idea, but in some cases I suppose it might work. One of these days I’ll have to pick this one up.

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