Many Bloody Returns
by Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstong, and others.
Edited by Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner (Eds.)
Review by Carolyn Frank
Ace Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441016754
Date: 03 February 2009 List Price $15.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Two attributes define the modern vampire: being of human stock and drinking blood. Since all humans have, and most celebrate, their birthdays, why shouldn't vampires? Of course, being immortal and not being particularly interested in eating anything such as cake would normally be reasons for not bothering with birthday parties, but that would be stereotypical thinking. Instead, consider the alternatives, and wish these current-day vampires, Many Bloody Returns! From official release/information:
Product Description: From cakes to stakes, a celebration of everyone's favorite bloodsucking subculture by a baker's dozen of favorite authors. Each of these thirteen original stories offers a fresh and unique take on what birthdays mean to the undead. From Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse attending a birthday party for Dracula to Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden battling bloodsucking party crashers, these suspenseful, surprising, sometimes dark, sometimes humorous stories will ensure paranormal fans will never think of vampires or birthdays quite the same again.