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Blood Lite II: Overbite by Kevin J. Anderson

Blood Lite II: Overbite

by Kevin J. Anderson (Editor)

Other authors: Kevin J. Anderson (Contributor), Sam W. Anderson (Contributor), Kelley Armstrong (Contributor), L. A. Banks (Contributor), Mike Baron (Contributor)29 more, Allison Brennan (Contributor), Edward Bryant (Contributor), Amy Sterling Casil (Contributor), Derek Clendening (Contributor), Don d'Ammassa (Contributor), Heather Graham (Contributor), Brian J. Hatcher (Contributor), Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Contributor), Janis Ian (Contributor), Nancy Kilpatrick (Contributor), J.A. Konrath (Contributor), John R. Little (Contributor), Sharyn McCrumb (Contributor), Scott Nicholson (Contributor), Mark Onspaugh (Contributor), Aaron Polson (Contributor), Daniel Pyle (Contributor), Mike Resnick (Contributor), Lezli Robyn (Contributor), Jeff Ryan (Contributor), D. L. Snell (Contributor), Lucien Soulban (Contributor), Eric James Stone (Contributor), Jeff Strand (Contributor), Jeff Strand (Contributor), Jordan Summers (Contributor), Joel A. Sutherland (Contributor), Steve Rasnic Tem (Contributor), Christopher Welch (Contributor)

Series: Blood Lite (2)

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An anthology of humorous horror stories. I thought the first collection (titled, unsurprisingly, Blood Lite) was kind of a mixed bag. This one is, too, although overall perhaps a slightly less interesting one. There are a few delightful stories -- Lucien Soulban's "Good Breeding," about Lovecraftian horrors trying to figure out what to do with themselves after bringing about the apocalypse, is a hilariously entertaining standout -- but far too many are more gimmick than story, or are playing with tired Halloweeny tropes in not terribly interesting ways. ( )
  bragan | Jun 5, 2014 |
Enjoyable, light collection. Mostly stand-alones. ( )
  bgknighton | Feb 13, 2014 |
I only read the Kelley Armstrong story. I love Hope and Karl is okay too. It is a short story, only 30 something pages. Very cute story. I really enjoyed this story. ( )
  mlsimmons | Sep 20, 2013 |
So I finally made my way through this one. As mentioned before, the people-eating got really tiresome. Let's see..the stories I enjoyed:

Death and Taxes (Heather Graham) was fun. You really can't escape taxes, no matter your state of death.

The Day the Devil... (Scott Nicholson) was just great. The end was a little anticlimactic, but the devil was nicely imagined.

The Halloween War (Brian Hatcher) had promise. The ideals of imaginary monsters vs. the reality-based monsters negotiating for control of Halloween? It could have been great, and it started out well, but partway through it fizzled.

Day Care of the Damned (Nina Kiriki Homman) was entertaining. I'd love to get some more short stories set in this world. Poor girl; or poor kids? Hard to decide!

The Close Shave (Resnick/Robyn) is a tight story with some good elements.

Lucifer's Daughter (Kelly Armstrong) read like an installment in a longer on-going series. It was intriguing, but felt unfinished.

I'm about halfway through and I'm a bit disappointed on the reliance on cannibalism as a story basis/twist. Hoping the rest are more creative and less gross. ( )
  Krumbs | Mar 31, 2013 |
Honestly, I have to wonder if I actually read this. Now I know I did but I don't remember a single thing about it except I didn't laugh. My reaction through the whole book was "And the funny part?"

When reading I do remember thinking it was like the guy who tells a joke to a whole room and the room just sits there and stares at him waiting for the funny punch line, the one that never comes. I felt actually embarrassed for the authors. It made me decide that perhaps I really won't like a couple of them and they are on my reconsider reading this list.

Not a good book in what appears to be a series of not a good books.

edited to add:
After I did this I noted my note on the progress of the book as I read it.
"And I fell asleep. I never fall asleep in the middle of a book unless it is deadly dull. This does not bode well for the rating. I opened my eyes realized the reading light was still on and the ereader was under me. Not a good sign." It appears that this book lived up to its promise. ( )
  pjh1984 | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Anderson, Kevin J.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, Kevin J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, Sam W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Armstrong, KelleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Banks, L. A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baron, MikeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brennan, AllisonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bryant, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Casil, Amy SterlingContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clendening, DerekContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
d'Ammassa, DonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Graham, HeatherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hatcher, Brian J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoffman, Nina KirikiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ian, JanisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kilpatrick, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Konrath, J.A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Little, John R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCrumb, SharynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nicholson, ScottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Onspaugh, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Polson, AaronContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pyle, DanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Resnick, MikeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robyn, LezliContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ryan, JeffContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Snell, D. L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Soulban, LucienContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stone, Eric JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Strand, JeffContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Strand, JeffContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Summers, JordanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sutherland, Joel A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tem, Steve RasnicContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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"Dark Carbuncle" by Kevin J. Anderson & Janis Ian

"Death and Taxes" by Heather Graham

"Table for Two" by Jeff Ryan

"Treatment" by J. A. Konrath

"Dead Clown Séance" by Christopher Welch

"The Day the Devil Swallowed a Heapin’ Helpin’ of Pride at the Beaulahville Gospel Jubilee" by Scott Nicholson

"Piecemaker" by Don D'Ammassa

"Good Breeding" by Lucien Soulban

"Tails" by John R. Little

"Dog Tired (of the Drama!)" by L. A. Banks

"A Sweet Girl for Todd" by Mark Onspaugh

"Tastes Like Chicken" by Jordan Summers

"Presumptuous Beast Throws Sumptuous Feast" by Mike Baron

"Bad German" by Edward Bryant

"The Halloween War" by Brian J. Hatcher

"Oh, the Ho-Ho Horror" by Joel A. Sutherland

"The Unfortunate Persistence of Harold Francis Beamish" by Aaron Polson

"Dick and Larry" by D. L. Snell

"Son of . . . a Bitch!" by Sam W. Anderson

"Her Lucky Day" by Allison Brennan

"A Wing and a Prayer" by Sharyn McCrumb

"Barewolf" by Daniel Pyle

"American Banshee" by Eric James Stone

"The Epicurean" by Amy Sterling Casil

"The Ghoul Next Door" by Nancy Kilpatrick

"Daycare of the Damned" by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

"Season Tickets" by Derek Clendening

"The Close Shave" by Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn

"Shaggy Dog Story" by Steve Rasnic Tem

"Eight-Legged Vengeance" by Jeff Strand

"Lucifer’s Daughter" by Kelley Armstrong
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Presents a collection of short horror fiction by such authors as L.A. Banks, Heather Graham, and Kelley Armstrong.

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