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Wishing Well Wednesday ~ Anthologies

Wishing Well Wednesday is a weekly feature showcasing the books we have on our wish lists and those we’re looking forward to being published.


I have a love/hate relationship with anthologies.

I love to read anything related to my favorite series and I love finding new series to read. In those regards, anthologies are my salve and savior. They give me a bit more or a behind the scenes looks at my favorite characters. They also provide a short introduction to series I would like to check out. Then, there’s the hate side of the coin. Anthologies are by definition a collection of short stories. Sometimes those shorts are a bit too short, leaving me more anxious for the next in series book than I was before I started. Others are just not that great. Some authors, in my opinion, are better at writing short stories than others. All that being said, I lust after any PNR/UF anthology that shows up on the upcoming lists. Here are a few that Ames & I have on our wishlists.



Kitty’s Greatest Hits by Carrie Vaughn
Release Date: 16 Aug 2011

The first-ever story collection featuring Kitty Norville and her companions from New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn, including two all-new works.





Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions by Melissa Marr (editor), Kelley Armstrong (editor), Rachel Vincent, Sarah Rees Brennan, Jeri Smith-Ready, Mary E. Pearson, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jessica Verday, Claudia Gray, Jackson Pearce, Carrie Ryan, Rachel Caine, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Ally Condie and Kimberly Derting
Release Date: 20 Sep 2011

Sixteen of today’s most popular writers of paranormal tales present stories with the common theme of journeys. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new landscapes and characters.

Whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart.


Supernatural by Larissa Ione, Alexandra Ivy, Jacquelyn Frank and G.A. Aiken
Release Date: 30 Aug 2011

In this tantalizing collection, four New York Times bestselling authors invite you into the alluring worlds they’ve created in the Demonica, Guardians of Eternity, Nightwalkers, and Dragon Kin series. Each mesmerizing page will leave you craving more…

“Vampire Fight Club ” by Larissa Ione

When a wave of violence forces shapeshifter Vladlena to go undercover, her first stop is a haven of vice—with a dangerously sexy vamp in charge. Both Vladlena and Nathan are hiding something, but they can’t conceal the lust that simmers between them…

“Darkness Eternal ” by Alexandra Ivy

After being held captive by one vampire for four centuries, Kata had no intention of taking another one to the underworld with her. Yet even in the pits of hell, there’s no ignoring the intoxicating desire awakened by his touch…

“Kane ” by Jacquelyn Frank

Kane knows Corrine was meant to be his. . . just as he knows that truly possessing the lovely human is forbidden. But on the night of the Samhain moon, the beast in every demon is stronger than reason, and Kane’s hunger is more powerful than any punishment…

“Dragon on Top ” by G.A. Aiken

Escorting the highborn Bram through deadly Sand Dragon territory will try Ghleanna’s patience. . . and her resolve. For Bram is determined to enhance the journey with a seduction no female could resist…


Home Improvement: Undead Edition by Charlaine Harris (editor), Toni L.P. Kelner (editor), Patricia Briggs, James Grady, Heather Graham and Melissa Marr
Release Date: 2 Aug 2011

The editors of the New York Times bestselling Death’s Excellent Vacation bring home a new collection…with a never-before- published Sookie Stackhouse story!

There’s nothing like home renovation for finding skeletons in the closet or otherwordly portals in the attic. Now, for any homeowner who’s ever wondered, “What’s that creaking sound?” or fans of “how to” television who’d like a little unreality mixed in with their reality shows, editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner return with an all-new collection of the paranormal perils of Do-It-Yourself.

Sookie Stackhouse resides in these pages, in a never-before-published story by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. And New York Times bestselling authors Patricia Briggs, James Grady, Heather Graham, Melissa Marr, and nine other outstanding writers have constructed more frightening and funny fixer-upper tales guaranteed to shake foundations and rattle readers’ pipes.


The Wild Side by Mark L. Van Name, Diana Rowland, Tanya Huff, Caitlin Kittredge, Gina Massel-Castater, Toni L.P. Kelner, Sarah A. Hoyt, Ticia Drake Isom, Dana Cameron and John Lambshead
Release Date: 2 Aug 2011

Take a walk on the “wild side” of urban fantasy. When the werewolf cubs are asleep and the baby vamps are tucked into their coffins, the adults come out to play! Feeling a bit undead and dying to shuffle off your toil and troubles and get it on? You’ve come to the right place! Spend some quality time lolling in the moonlight shadows with a love that only comes out at night. From light-spirited romps to black-hearted noir, from steampunk London to the bleeding edge of the present, tales of love, eros, betrayal and seduction in a beguiling vein. Best-sellers Tanya Huff, Caitlin Kittredge and Toni L.P. Kelner join Dana Cameron, Sarah A. Hoyt, John Lambshead, Diana Rowland and editor Mark L. Van Name create a dazzling cast of vampires, werewolves, witches and zombies, oh my. Oh my.


The Urban Fantasy Anthology by Peter S. Beagle (Editor), Joe R. Lansdale (Editor), Patricia Briggs, Neil Gaiman and Charles de Lint
Release Date: 15 Aug 2011

Star-studded and comprehensive, this imaginative anthology brings a myriad of modern fantasy voices under one roof. Previously difficult for readers to discover in its new modes, urban fantasy is represented here in all three of its distinct styles—playful new mythologies, sexy paranormal romances, and gritty urban noir. Whether they feature tattooed demon-hunters, angst-ridden vampires, supernatural gumshoes, or pixelated pixies, these authors—including Patricia Briggs, Neil Gaiman, and Charles de Lint—mash-up traditional fare with pop culture, creating iconic characters, conflicted moralities, and complex settings. The result is starkly original fiction that has broad-based appeal and is immensely entertaining.



Happy Reading!