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Eternal: More Vampire Stories with Bite (The Morganville Vampires: Extras)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  1,026 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Immortal: Love Stories With Bite, edited by P.C. Cast (author of the #1 New York Times phenomenon House of Night series), collected dark, romantic short stories from seven of the hottest vampire writers in YA. Now Eternal: More Love Stories With Bite presents all-new YA stories featuring vampires, the romantic heroes and heroines that still hold the reading public enraptur...more
Paperback, Large Print, 276 pages
Published November 4th 2010 by ReadHowYouWant (first published November 2nd 2010)
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I got the book out if the library because Jeri Smith-Ready said that her story features the kids that are in her new WVMP novella Let it Bleed (available for free on her website and an important part of the WVMP series, you should get it). But I actually liked most of the stories that I read and added several of the authors' books to my to-read list, so the anthology model was largely successful again.

Claudia Grey - Josephine Baker helps her? Then she runs into one of her old loves, a Russian v...more
Another continuation in the "Eternal" YA anthology based on vampires.

"Bloodshed" by Claudia Gray: I read the first Evernight series a year ago, and I don't remember Patrice's character at all. However, I don't think that background is needed to enjoy this short story about Patrice and her human lover prior to his assignment to Germany during WWII. Gray skillfully fills in the blanks.

"Say Yes" by Lili St. Crow: I like the inclusion of how the title gets picked for the short story. In movies I usu...more
This review was originally posted on my blog, Mel Reviews Books

Eternal is a collection of short stories that involve vampires. The stories are all different and interesting in their own right and there is plenty for everyone who likes vampires. I have reviewed each story separately.

Bloodshed by Claudia Gray
This is a story that belongs in the Evernight universe. Set in World War II, Bloodshed is a story about a vampire, Patrice, who is in love with a human, Charlie, who is about to be shipped off...more
Like Immortal, this collection of vamp short stories is mixed. First, the bad: "Bloodshed" by Claudia Gray. Again, not a fan of her writing. The narrator is a vampire lady who's been around for about 150 years, but has learned very little about reality. Here's a tip: People don't like being turned into vampires without their consent! It's a dirty trick! Mostly, she just annoyed me. "Say Yes" by Lili St. Crow is awesome, but it's basically a reworking of another story she wrote for The Eternal Ki...more
i loved Eternal, but not as much as the first one. The stories were still amazing and creative though and the characters were interesting and there were some amazing plot twists!

Again, P.C Cast wrote an amazing introduction, which shed new light on what it is like to be an author, and how books shouldn't be judged based on what they are about.

Again, Claudia Gray delivered an amazing story with "Bloodshed", which delved more into Patrice's history! I loved it and now cannot wait to read Evernight...more
This was a decent read, I checked it out from the library and enjoyed it but wont be purchasing it for my permanent library. I've read all the morganville vampire books so I esp. liked the morganville short story.
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
I have to say I usually don't like all the stories in anthologies but I loved every one of these! Jeri Smith-Ready's Thief was my favorite :)
Not as good as the last one I read, but still good.
Sheppard Memorial Library
Like Immortal, this collection of vamp short stories is mixed. First, the bad: "Bloodshed" by Claudia Gray. Again, not a fan of her writing. The narrator is a vampire lady who's been around for about 150 years, but has learned very little about reality. Here's a tip: People don't like being turned into vampires without their consent! It's a dirty trick! Mostly, she just annoyed me. "Say Yes" by Lili St. Crow is awesome, but it's basically a reworking of another story she wrote for The Eternal Ki...more
♏argot  (The Bookworm Experiment)
Rating: 3 stars

List of short stories featured

Bloodshed by Claudia Gray - 3.5 stars
Sequel to the short story "Free", from the anthology Immortal. It's Word War II and Patrice goes to the Europe to save her love interest. I liked Free better, there was more action in it.

Say Yes by Lili St. Crow - 3.5 stars
This one is similar to another short written by St. Crow (Ambition, from The Eternal Kiss), only in Say Yes the MC is a rich kid, her father is a lawyer, her best friend dies, and the guy is i...more
Kendra /Books Complete Me
This is actually a 3.5 star book for me... Goodreads, why oh why don't you allow half stars in your ratings?

Bloodshed by Claudia Grey - Even though I have never read her Evernight Series, I did really enjoy this story. Enough to make me want to check out the series.

Say Yes by Lili St. Crow - This story was ok, a bit predictable. Not one of my favorites in this anthology.

Letters to Romeo by Nancy Holder - A different take on the Romeo/Juliet story... continuing after their death. It is an inter...more
One story gives good bite while others only nibble

As a follow-up to her first young adult anthology, editor P.C. Cast brings together six more short stories of vampire romance in Eternal: More Love Stories with Bite from some of the most popular young adult paranormal authors today, including Claudia Gray, Lili St. Crow, Nancy Holder, Heather Brewer, Rachel Caine, and Jeri Smith-Ready.

"Bloodshed" by Claudia Gray - Like her contribution in the first anthology, Gray uses her tale to provide back s...more
Overall i think every story in this earned somewhat 5 stars

Bloodshed by Claudia Gray 4/5: It was a good way to start the anthology since the first book "immortal" ended with a story about patrice and this one started with her afterwards.

Say Yes by Lili St. Crow: 4/5 this one was my least favorite at of all of them. I dont really have reasoning. lol

Letters to Romeo by Nancy Holder: 4/5 this was a very creative continuation of Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet. It held close to his story by mentioning...more
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Not to argue with P.C. Cast, but vampires stories can be a bit stale at times. Nevertheless, this anthology was a fun read overall. **3 1/2 stars**

Bloodshed by Claudia Gray * * * *
I enjoy the Evernight series somewhat (especially the first book). Naturally, I enjoyed this interesting side tale giving part of the story for a couple lesser characters (especially Ivan). It didn’t hurt that the story was set during World War II.

Say Yes by Lili St. Crow * * * *
This story was a little less predictab...more
Beth Dufraine
"Eternal: More Love Stories with Bite"
Anthology of six vampire stories; there was a little something for everyone.

"Bloodshed" by Claudia Gray.
Interesting story, but not overly stimulating/exciting. Still, I might give the "Evernight" series a go.

"Say Yes" by Lili St. Crow
I didn't really care for this one too much. It wasn't a bad story, it just had a "choppy" feel to it.

"Letters to Romeo" by Nancy Holder
This was an interesting take on Romeo and Juliet, vampires in modern times.

"The Other Side" b...more
Eternal: More Love Stories with Bite is the follow up to yesterday's review of Immortal: Love Stories With Bite. P C Cast has gathered another group of talented authors in a collection of vampire-related stories. Claudia Gray, Rachel Caine and Nancy Holder also contributed to the first anthology, with Lili St. Crow, Heather Brewer and Jeri Smith-Ready rounding out the group.

The anthology opens with "Bloodshed--A Story of Evernight" by Claudia Gray. I've stated previously that I had not read the...more
Originally, I was going to rate this lower because I was really unimpressed with the first half of the book. The second half, particularly the last 2 stories, raised my rating.

Claudia Gray's Bloodshed follows Patrice from the Evernight series. I didn't remember Patrice, besides the name being familiar, and I was unimpressed with the story. There really wasn't any action and it ended pretty suddenly.

Lili St. Crow's Say Yes I was really looking forward to. A girl can't seem to stay away from the v...more
Daniela G. Ulibarri
I enjoyed reading this....well, most of it. The problem with anthologies is that not every story has the same quality. So here I go:

Bloodshed by Claudia Gray: I am a fan of ALL of her books, and I loved this story. Of course I had some background knowledge on Patrice, so I really don't know how this would look to someone who is not familiar with the story.

Say yes by Lili St. Cloud: This one was weird and I kind of hated it. There was no structure to the story, and it just fell like a few things...more
This second anthology edited by P.C. Cast has more of the vampire romance stories we love. Authors Rachel Caine, Claudia Gray and Nancy Holder make a second appearance in this anthology and are accompanied by Lili St. Crow, Heather Brewer, and Jeri Smith-Ready, all highly praised and sought after writers. A personal favorite in the collection is Nancy Holder’s “Letters to Romeo,” which reinvents the ultimate tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by giving Romeo eternal life as a vampire waiting for his fa...more
Angie (Mind Malfunction)
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In my review for the companion anthology, Immortal, I said I wanted more anthologies of this kind in the future. Young Adult Paranormal Romance stories these may be, but they're dark and tinted with a reality I appreciate. Love doesn't conquer everything in these stories.

"Bloodshed" by Claudia Gray
Set in her Evernight Universe
Its a good idea to have read "Free" in Immortal because a lot of Patrice's actions are a direct consequence to the tragedy in that story. Patrice is probably one of my fav...more
This review is based only on the following stories.

Claudia Gray – I liked this one set in the Evernight world. I haven’t always liked Patrice, but this little short made me like her better, made me hope things would work out for her, even though I didn’t think it would. I would love to know if Patrice ever met up with her love again.

Lili St. Crow – This one was just odd for me, probably the weakest in the bunch.

Rachel Caine – I always love seeing Eve getting worked up and with this story she had...more
Aisha Shaikh
It was a great book, but there wasn't enough time to bond with the characters on account of the fact that they were just little novellas. Otherwise, there were parts were that were really sad. Sometimes, I didn't get whose vampire and who's not easily. But it was an entertaining book.
This is really a 4.5 star read. Sure wish GR would get the 1/2 star capability! There really wasn't a bad story in the whole book, though I liked Heather Brewer's story the least. Loved Rachel Caine's Morganville story about Eve & Michael, but I'm a Morganville junkie anyway. Jeri Smith-Ready has quickly become one of my favorite UF authors and she didn't disappoint with her story. Claudia Gray's story about Patrice was excellent and I don't really care for Lili St. Crow, but I even liked he...more
I like PC Cast so I checked out this book. Ended up enjoying two of the stories so much I wanted to read more from those authors!
Short story collection with varying vampire themes. Drama Queen's Last Dance by Rachel Caine is a Morganville tale with Eve and Michael that confronts Eve's insecurity when confronted with a new vampire in town named Gloriana. Thief by Jeri Smith-Ready is a poignant tale of the insular Travellers as a physically challenged Liam Flynn and his underage fiancee Mary Cassidy are threatened with separation and must seek help from their vampire friends when all other avenues fail. The Other Side by He...more
Amanda Gylling
As happens with most anthologies, I hated one of the stories, only liked a couple of others, and loved a couple of the stories. I read the short story that Lili St. Crow has in this book, and I absolutely hated it! This is weird because I usually really like her stories, but she really dropped the ball with this one. Claudia Gray's, Heather Brewer's, and Nancy Holder's stories were all okay and I enjoyed reading them. But I absolutely loved the short stories by Rachel Caine and Jeri Smith-Ready!...more
This book contains 6 short stories:

"Bloodshed" by Claudia Gray.
Interesting but not overly exciting.

"Say Yes" by Lili St. Crow
Not a bad little story with a twist.

"Letters to Romeo" by Nancy Holder
A creative take on Romeo and Juliet involving a vampire in modern times.

"The Other Side" by Heather Brewer
Awesome, awesome, awesome.....Very surprising ending :)

"Drama Queen's Last Dance" by Rachel Caine
Loved it! But then again I love the Morganville Vampire books.

"Thief" by Jeri Smith-Ready
Didn't get b...more
Eternal includes several short stories by leading YA authors focusing on vampires and the paranormal. I didn't know quite what to expect w/ this book, but since I liked several of the author's featured, figured it was worth a shot. And although I liked the majority of the stories, I was also dissapointed in some ways. I can't specifically say what dissapointed me, but I definately was looking for something more. Because of this, I would not necessarily recommend this book to others, especially a...more
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P.C. Cast was born in the Midwestern United States, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. With her tour in the USAF completed, she taught high school for 15 years before retirin...more
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