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Cravings
Cravings Book Cover, written by Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks and Rebecca York
Cravings Book Cover, written by Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks and Rebecca York
Author(s) Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks and Rebecca York
Publisher Jove
Publication date June 29, 2004
Media type eBook
Paperback
Length 368 Pages
ISBN 978-0515138153 (Paperback)
ASIN B000OCXGAK (eBook)

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Cravings is an anthology collection written by Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks and Rebecca York. In this collection the work Originally Human by Eileen Wilks is about a succubus walking on the beach who finds a wounded man with magical powers.


Overview

  • Title: Cravings
  • Authors: Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks and Rebecca York
  • Published By: Jove
  • Length: 368 Pages
  • Format: eBook & Paperback
  • ASIN: B000OCXGAK (eBook)
  • ISBN-10: 0515138150 (Paperback)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515138153 (Paperback)
  • Publishing Date: June 29, 2004


Plot Summary

Four favorite authors present their favorite characters in all-new tales of bloodlust, appetites that must be sated again and again, and the passion that feeds them.


Book Review

The following review can be found in the External Links below:

  • 4 of 5 stars
  • It satisfied my Cravings for paranormal romantica...
  • August 1, 2004
  • By ChicBookFiend

I couldn't wait to pick up this paranormal romantica anthology because two of my favorite authors of said genres, Laurell K. Hamilton and MaryJanice Davidson, are featured in it. However, I was disappointed when I found out that Hamilton's "Blood Upon My Lips" is actually some sample chapters of the upcoming novel Incubus Dreams -- the twelfth Anita Blake installment. I haven't read Narcissus in Chains and Cerulean Sins, and so I decided not to read the new novel's excerpts. My disappointment was short-lived because I absolutely loved MaryJanice Davidson's "Dead Girls Don't Dance," and Rebecca York's "Burning Moon." Davidson's novella is an in-between story of the hilarious Undead series. It's about a depressed vampire who runs into her old high school crush. After her crush discovers that his old schoolmate is now a nocturnal babe on a liquid diet, he agrees to take her to meet the new vampire queen (Undead and Unwed's Betsy Taylor). What transpires is a novella full of Davidson's signature wit and hilarious dialogue. I loved it! I also loved York's "Burning Moon." This is a sweet and sensual story about a werewolf's quest for revenge. He wants to find and kill the serial killer who has murdered several women, including his wife. However, a beautiful and blind tarot card reader could well change all of that. This is a very well-told story. The characterization is excellent for such a short novella. And I loved the fact that there is some mystery in the story as well. Eileen Wilks's "Originally Human" is truly remarkable. The whole guess-what-supernatural-species-the-hero-is enthralled me from beginning to end. "Originally Human" is definitely the most creative story in the book.

This is a wonderful anthology. I've become a big fan of paranormal fiction, and this book has the perfect blend of fantasy, erotica and romance that I love. I give it four stars instead of five because Ms. Hamilton has truly disappointed me. This anthology could have been the perfect opportunity for her to write a separate story about one of Anita Blake's characters. A prequel of the Anita Blake novels centered on Jean-Claude, Asher and Julianne's love triangle would've been excellent. Well, all isn't lost. At least I discovered the works of Rebecca York and Eileen Wilks. "Burning Moon" is part of a series, and I look forward to reading said series. All in all, Cravings is a very fun anthology that's perfect for the beach. Enjoy...


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