Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blood Lite Review

Written by: Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kelley Armstrong...and many more stand-out horror stars!
Publication date: September 29, 2009
Released in Paperback

4 stars

Synopsis: Blood Lite...a collection of entertaining tales that put the fun back into dark fiction, with ironic twists and tongue-in-cheek wit temper the jagged edge.

Charlaine Harris reveals the dark side of going green, when a quartet of die-hard environmentalists host a fund-raiser with a gory twist in "An Evening with Al Gore"...In an all-new Dresden Files story from Jim Butcher, when it comes to tracking deadly paranormal doings, there's no such thing as a "Day Off" for the Chicago P.D.'s wizard detective, Harry Dresden...Sherrilyn Kenyon turns a cubicle-dwelling MBA with no life into a demon-fighting seraph with one hell of an afterlife in "Where Angels Fear to Tread"...Celebrity necromancer Jaime Vegas is headlining a sold-out seance tour, but behind the scenes, a disgruntled ghost has a bone to pick in Kelley Armstrong's "The Ungrateful Dead."

How I Came to Read This: I think I saw this in the store, and when I recognized some of the authors, I decided to give it a try.

My Review: This book was so funny! I actually read this sometime last year. There were so many stories that had me laughing out loud. If there's one story, one reason why you must read this book, it's Mr. Bear by Joe R. Lansdale. This one story had me in tears, laughing at it's wit, and dry sense of humor!

I love short story compilations like this because if there's a story you're not enjoying or you just can't get in to, you could always skip it. It's not like a one-story book where you'd have to just give up on the whole thing. But fortunately for us, there aren't any stories in Blood Lite that you'd want to skip over - they're all great!

Who Should Read This: You get a variety of unique paranormal stories by your favorite authors. If this is your genre, this is your book.

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