Monday, August 3, 2009

Review – “The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire” edited by Trisha Telep

From The Bookcover:
Supernatural forces and desires come alive in these thirteen vampire tales. Like love, the adventures are never safe and hungers never die. And chances are taken. If you are seduced by the mystery of the heart, beating for a destiny unknown, you will helplessly follow the characters' in this collection—longing for one to call their own.

The Eternal Kiss turned out to be an excellent collection of young adult vampire fiction equally enjoyable for an adult readership. There were several standout out stories and every contribution to the anthology was a solid effort - a good introduction to the young adult fiction of each of the authors represented. Listed below are the links to the individual “Reviewettes” that I did for each of the stories in this diverting anthology.
  1. “Falling to Ash” by Karen Mahoney (3 ½ Eternal Kisses)
  2. “Shelter Island” by Melissa de la Cruz (3 ½ Eternal Kisses)
  3. “Sword Point” by Maria V. Snyder (3 ½ Eternal Kisses)
  4. “The Coldest Girl In Coldtown” by Holly Black (5 Eternal Kisses)
  5. “Undead Is Very Hot Right Now” by Sarah Rees Brennan (4 Eternal Kisses)
  6. Kat by Kelley Armstrong (4 Eternal Kisses)
  7. “The Thirteenth Step” by Libba Bray (4 ½ Eternal Kisses)
  8. “All Hallows” by Rachel Caine (4 Eternal Kisses)
  9. "Wet Teeth" by Cecil Castellucci (4 Eternal Kisses)
  10. “Other Boys” by Cassandra Clare (3 ½ Eternal Kisses)
  11. Passing by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (3 ½ Eternal Kisses)
  12. Ambition by Lili St. Crow (4 Eternal Kisses)
  13. “All Wounds” by Dina James (3 ½ Eternal Kisses)
TRISHA TELEP was the romance & fantasy book buyer at Murder One, the UK's premier crime and romance bookstore. She has recently re-launched this classic bookshop online at Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she completed the Master of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University before moving to London. She lives in Hackney with her boyfriend, filmmaker Christopher Joseph.


  1. I love anthologies. It's a great leg up for the aspiring writer and a way for the reader to meet them.

    I wanted you to know that we've passed on the "One Lovely Blog" award to SciFiGuy.

    Have a wonderful week! Details at our blog.

  2. Annie that is fabulous. Thanks so much. I'll link over to you folks on Saturday in my Weekend Report.

  3. Hi Doug!

    I've been enjoying all of your reviewettes for The Eternal Kiss!

    Lilith Saintcrow was impressed with your review. *pat on the back*

    Dottie :)

  4. Thanks Dottie. This format seems to work for me. I did see Lilith's response and needless to say I was quite pleased and surprised - after all it was a very brief review.


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