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A Creature of Moonlight
Rebecca Hahn
Saffron And Brimstone: Strange Stories
Elizabeth Hand
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Lois McMaster Bujold
Snow in May: Stories
Kseniya Melnik
Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire - Lawrence Block, Tanith Lee, John Shirley, Charles de Lint, Fritz Leiber, Laura Resnick, Joe R. Lansdale, Pat Cadigan, Steve Rasnic Tem, Elizabeth Hand, Conrad Williams, Kim Antieau, Michael Blumlein, Lee Thomas, Paula Guran, Catherine Lundoff, Stewart O’Nan, Nancy Holder, I was pretty excited to get an ARC of this brand-new book...
Unfortunately, none of the stories included are actually new - I'd read the bulk of the book before. This doesn't mean these aren't good stories... but if you're a fan of many of these authors, as I am, you've probably already read these.
Also, the cover is embarrassingly cheesy. Although, almost worth it, just for the "you are the spawn of Satan" glare I got from some disapproving elderly person on the subway, while reading it.
Still - it makes it look like paranormal erotica. It's not. It's a good, quality, fantasy/horror collection. Four stars, for the quality of the work.

“Medusa’s Child,” Kim Antieau
“Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes,” Lawrence Block
“Hymenoptera,” Michael Blumlein
“She’s Not There,” Pat Cadigan
“My Lady of the Hearth,” Storm Constantine
“Calypso in Berlin,” Elizabeth Hand
“Lady Madonna,” Nancy Holder
“In the Cold, Dark Time,” Joe R. Lansdale
“Nunc Dimittis,” Tanith Lee
“The Girl with Hungry Eyes,” Fritz Leiber
“Tallulah,” Charles de Lint
“The Snake Woman’s Lover,” Catherine Lundoff
“Land of the Lost,” Stewart O’Nan
“The Oval Portrait,” Edgar Allan Poe
“The Hound Lover,” Laura Resnick
“Barbara,” John Shirley
“An Apiary of White Bees,” Lee Thomas
“Close to You,” Steve Rasnic Tem
“The Light That Passes Through You,” Conrad Williams