They might have fallen out of favor lately, but you can’t keep a good vamp down for long. Arriving today to help revive the sagging sucker sub-genre is Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women, a diverse selection of tales written by female authors, edited by Bram Stoker Award winner Paula Guran.
Curious? Then read on because Night Shade Books has given us five (5) copies to give away to Dread Central readers.
To enter for your chance to win, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS plus YOUR FAVORITE VAMPIRE and a BRIEF EXPLANATION OF WHY you picked him/her. We’ll take care of the rest.
This contest is open only to US residents and will end on May 12, 2015, at 12:01 AM PT.
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women (Night Shade Books; 978-1-59780-818-7; May 5, 2015; $15.99) collects a wide range of fantastical stories from New York Times bestsellers Holly Black, Nancy Holder, Catherynne M. Valente, and Carrie Vaughn and critically acclaimed writers including Chelsea Quinn Yarbo and Tanith Lee, all of whom have left their indelible mark on the vampire genre’s neck. Bloodsucking stalwarts Laurell K. Hamilton, Freda Warrington, and Charlaine Harris are represented as well.
Whether heroes or heroines, bloodthirsty monsters or tragic figures hiding in the suburbs or surviving in the far-flung future, the undead are a lively and varied lot. This anthology offers some of the best short fiction ever written by the blood sisters, women writers who know the vampire best: stories you can really sink your teeth into.
Contents (in alphabetical order by author):
• Kelley Armstrong, “Learning Curve”
• Elizabeth Bear, “Needles”
• Holly Black, “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown”
• Pat Cadigan, “The Power and the Passion”
• Suzy McKee Charnas, “Unicorn Tapestry”
• Nancy A. Collins, “Vampire King of the Goth Chicks”
• Storm Constantine, “Where the Vampires Live”
• Jewelle Gomez, “October 1927”
• Laurell K. Hamilton, “Selling Houses”
• Lisa L. Hannett, “From the Teeth of Strange Children”
• Charlaine Harris, “Tacky”
• Nancy Holder, “Blood Freak”
• Nalo Hopkinson, “Greedy Choke Puppy”
• Tanya Huff, “This Town Ain’t Big Enough”
• Caitlín R. Kiernan, “Shipwrecks Above”
• Nancy Kilpatrick, “In Memory of…”
• Tanith Lee, “La Dame”
• Angela Slatter, “Sun Falls”
• Lucy Snyder, “Magdala Amygdala”
• Hannah Strom-Martin, “Father Peña’s Last Dance”
• Melanie Tem, “The Better Half”
• Catherynne M. Valente, “In the Future When All’s Well”
• Carrie Vaughn, “A Princess of Spain”
• Freda Warrington, “The Fall of the House of Blackwater”
• Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, “Renewal”