Devlin, Delilah (editor). “Girls Who Bite: Lesbian Vampire Erotica”, Cleis Press, 2011.
Love among the Undead
It’s no surprise that we would get some vampire lesbian erotica now that we are in the middle of a vampire comeback. Vampires are big news now and hey, they need love too. The stories in this volume are nothing like those on “True Blood” or The Twilight Series. These are sensual vampires who want love and go after it at all costs. The all new stories in this anthology will surprise you with their cleverness and their erotica. But they are more than erotic—they are sensitive and emotional and to me, at least, they fall into the category that I call literary erotica.
It seems that we have a lot of vampire literature lately so in order to have these stories succeed they needed to have something special and they do. To vampires, blood is the necessity to stay functional and here blood is a bit more than that—it is the conduit to relationships that are fed by blood and love. The book gives a new twist to the paranormal.
“Take a walk on the wild side with some of the hottest erotic romance authors out there. In “La Caida,” a Mexican “salt-eater” saves a fallen angel and redeems her own soul. In “Bloody Wicked,” a powerful witch’s spell to lure a lover turns her into a vampire’s love slave. Through a “Pet Door,” a shape shifting vampire meets the dominatrix of her dreams. South African “Impundulu” sweeps you back to a vampire’s primeval beginnings. With a list of contributors that include Adele Dubois, Christine d’Abo, Paisley Smith, Myla Jackson, Shayla Kersten, and Vivi Anna, Devlin delivers a dark and sexy read you can sink your teeth into”!
One always finds a favorite in an anthology but here each story is so good and so well-written that the entire book is being added to my favorite list. Now all we need is for someone to compile an anthology of “Men Who Bite: Gay Male Vampire Erotica”.