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My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon (Vampire Files)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  5,872 Ratings  ·  227 Reviews
Nine popular fantasy and paranormal romance authors celebrate marital bliss supernatural style in a collection of honeymoon tales populated by demons, vampires, shape-shifters, magic-users, and other unusual characters in an anthology featuring works by Kelley Armstrong, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, P.N. Elrod, Caitlin Kittredge, Marjorie M. Liu, Katie MacAlister, Lilith Sai ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published January 2nd 2008 by St. Martin's Press (first published December 26th 2007)
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Jul 11, 2015 Jilly rated it really liked it
I only read the Harry Dresden short story. It was about Harry looking for a kidnapped newlywed, with help from Ms. Gard. It was good. Whatever. Not the point.

The point, you ask? Well, we have always known that Ms. Gard was some sort of supernatural creature, but didn't know what. Well, it turns out that she is a Valkyrie!!

A Valkyrie!!! As in Odin's beautiful Grim Reapers. (You know where I'm going with this!)

Wait, did someone say Odin?

And, when you think of Odin, who do you think of?

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Dec 02, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, read-in-2012
Stalked by Kelley Armstrong - I have never read this author before, though I have wanted to. This story was good, but it fits in between books in one of her series. The premise is that this couple is on their honeymoon (Surprised, huh? The title of the book just gives that completely away!). They are not your average couple, they are werewolves. Unfortunately for them, they are not alone...they are being hunted. We get all the politics of being part of a pack and what is called a "mutt". It's re ...more
Jan 01, 2008 Sarah rated it it was ok
As most compilation volumes, this one had some good stories, some ok stories and some bad stories.

Up first, Stalked, by Kelly Armstrong. Plot was eh, writing was marginally better.

Second, Herot, by Jim Butcher, was the standout. Fast past, tightly written, engaging, and unlike many others, it didn't require an understanding of the authors' previous works to enjoy the story.

Roman Holiday by Rachel Caine was a real disappointment. This one was a direct followup to the story in a My Big Fat Supe
Riju Ganguly
Feb 27, 2015 Riju Ganguly rated it it was ok
After a really long time, I got to read an anthology that can be considered total crap. So far, I had harboured rather positive ideas about these anthologies being edited by P.N. Elrod, but after reading this one..... But, let me describe my feelings about the stories.

1. "Stalked" by Kelly Armstrong: Had some muscle that was totally buried under overwritten flab.
2. "Heorot" by Jim Butcher: The best story of the book, and perhaps the best short work in the Dresden Files.
3. "Roman Holiday" by Rach
Nov 20, 2014 Wealhtheow rated it it was ok
The problem with these stories was that all the authors already had a series, or wanted one. Authors like Armstrog and Butcher had to introduce new readers to their long-established worlds while not alienating old readers. New authors felt the need to fit entire mythologies and backstories into the honeymoons. Few were even marginally successful.
The readable
Stalked, by Kelly Armstrong. Cute interplay between Elena, the only female werewolf, and her new husband (but old flame) Clay. This was one
Mar 14, 2008 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of any of the participating authors, fantasy fans who like a dash of romance
All of heavy-hitters in this book deliver- Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstrong, and P. N. Elrod really can't do much wrong by me. I also enjoyed Katie MacAlister's and Marjorie Liu's contributions and will absolutely be seeking out more Lilith Saintcrow based on the strength of her short story. The rest of the stories, though, I could take or leave. I felt dropped into the middle of series, and while that worked with the authors I'm familiar with (and I suspect their writing is strong enough that the ...more
Oct 09, 2014 Lesley rated it it was ok
Shelves: anthology
2.5 Stars

After greatly enjoying My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding, I’m more than a little disappointed in this follow up. The stories by Kelley Armstrong, Jim Butcher, and P.N. Elrod are great - funny, entertaining, action packed - and Rachel Caine and Marjorie M. Liu also made good efforts. But the other half of the stories, the ones written by Caitlin Kittredge, Katie MacAlister, Lilith Saintcrow, and Ronda Thompson, just plain sucked. The characters were whiny, self-absorbed, and stupid, and I
Jul 28, 2009 Kat rated it really liked it
This was a fantastic read- lots of good stories in it. I'm actually starting to recognize characters from the authors who routinely contribute to these types of short story collections. I'm actually beginning to think about looking a few of them up. the premise here is pretty simple: the idea of honeymoons and supernatural characters. Vampires, witches, and even werewolves all show up in this tome. I'm going to have to find the first collection (My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding) and read those st ...more
Rachel Graft
May 03, 2011 Rachel Graft rated it liked it
Excited to read another Book in the series. 9 authors make up this book and Katie MacAlister is part of the Dark Ones Series.

I finally finished the Book. It is a book in the series that is a half book with a variety of authors, including Katie MacAlister's short story about Book 1 - Raphael. I do feel the story could have been added to the first book in a Chapter used as a history lesson on his family but it was nice to find out more about his history. The short story Book is nice to get a taste
Jul 04, 2014 Kirsten rated it liked it
Some good, some bad, some in the middle.

Staked bored me. I worried about the rest of the book.

Heorot was better. I'm not a big fan of Jim Butcher, but I seem to like his shorter stories better than his books.

Roman Holiday was okay. A little bodice-ripping and not enough plot-gripping. I did like the decay pirate, who was wonderfully spooky.

Her Mother's Daughter was okay. Supernatural? No.

Newlydeads, now here's where things picked up! So atmospheric, so creepy! I will be looking for Caitlin Kittr
Apr 08, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Stalked by Kelley Armstrong stars werewolves Elena Michaels and Clayton Danvers which are characters from her Women of the Otherworld series.

I've never read that series or anything by Kelley Armstrong so I was going in blind. I didn't know that these stories were going to have characters from the author's other series. I was a little bit uneasy, just because I don't like to jump in the middle of things - I prefer to start from the very beginning and get to know the characters the way they were i
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon brings together the hottest authors in the science fiction and paranormal romance genres. Two authors I've are Jim Butcher and Marjorie M. Liu. Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, P.N. Elrod, Caitlin Kittredge, Katie Macalister, Lilith Saintcrow, and Ronda Thompson were all new to me authors. The running theme of honeymoon's was interesting and unique because honestly who doesn't want to celebrate a honeymoon. I love how each of the author's treated it! Jim Butcher ...more
Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
May 09, 2016 Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal romance
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: me
Stalked- ARMSTRONG- Werewolf couple Elena & Clayton find a nervy rogue mutt stalking their honeymoon, and teach him a lesson.
Heorot- BUTCHER- A wizard and a Valkyrie make mincemeat out of a grendelkin who nabs a young bride.
Roman Holiday...- CAINE- A honeymooning couple cannot ignore the groom's previous existence as a historical pirate, complete with ship & crew.
Her Mother's Daughter- ELROD- A 1930's vampire gumshoe searches for a missing groom at the church mere hours after the I do's.
Aug 03, 2014 Robin rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2009
This is a paranormal anthology with nine short stories. I bought this book because it contains stories from two of my favorite authors, Kelley Armstrong and Jim Butcher. The Armstrong book is a continuation of her Women of the Otherworld series. I found it entertaining, but I was really waiting for more to happen. It fell a little flat. The Jim Butcher story was part of his Dresden Files series. Even though I love The Dresden Files, I found this story to be just "ok".

My favorite story was by P.N
May 20, 2009 Jael rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shape-shifter, own
I bought this book purely for Kelley Armstrong's story "Stalked". Which (even though was only 35 pages) I really enjoyed from start to finish. If you've read Broken then you know there was still some unanswered questions in regards to Clay, but this short story handled it well.
Heather Cluskey
Apr 02, 2013 Heather Cluskey rated it it was ok
I bought this book for Katie MacAlister's short story in it, which I loved. There was only one other story in the book, by Rachel Caine, that I enjoyed. None of the other stories made me want to read any further works by the other authors.
Janet Martin
Jul 18, 2014 Janet Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy these types of anthologies because of the opportunities to read authors new to me in genres I enjoy--and revisit some favorites. I thought this one was particularly good. Although I was already familiar with some of the characters in some long running series, each of the stories was a good standalone experience, and the overall quality was excellent. I will be looking for several authors in the future on the strength of their stories, and, of course, looking for more from my estab ...more
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Stalked - Otherworld Stories 7.3

Elena and Clay short about a run-in with mutts on their honeymoon.
Kimberly Ann
Feb 10, 2016 Kimberly Ann rated it liked it
Shelves: dresden-files
I liked this, but not as much as "My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding". The reason being, some of these stories were quite dark and not-so-romantic nor was there as much humor within...but there was an underlying theme of fighting for & rescuing a beloved. All were well written and interesting however not so entertaining.

A few of the story lines:

* Werewolves being stalked on their honeymoon

* A Honeymoon/Family Casino resort where people just disappear

* Jack Fleming aiding a Chicago Gangster's da
Dec 12, 2014 Theresa rated it liked it
I like reading anthology’s once in a while, to sample other authors and series. This one’s not too bad. Though for some of the saying they are honeymoon and/or supernatural related is a stretch.

1)Stalked by Kelly Armstrong. Women of the Otherworld Stories #7.3. 3 stars. This book is reviewed separately. Please refer to that.

2)Herot by Jim Butcher. Dresden Files #9.5. 3 stars. It was ok, but I don’t really care for witch/sorcerer stories by themselves. So this was a bit too ‘witchy’ for me, th
May 15, 2012 Kilgallen rated it really liked it
I found this anthology to be one of the better ones that I have read.I enjoy reading short stories and these did not disappoint. Stalked by Kelly Armstrong was a nice visit with Elena and Clay. Heorot by Jim Butcher was a fun read. Roman Holiday by Rachel Caine was a little different being based on pirates. Her Mothers Daughter by P.N.Elrod was a instalment of the Vampire Files.I have never read the Vampire Files but had no problems following along. Gangster fun! Newlydeads by Caitlin Kittredge ...more
Stalked by Kelly Armstrong started out a bit slow, but picked up speed. Those familiar with the 'verse will have an inkling that Elena's nose knows. The story is fun as it unfolds.

The male narrator was not good. Besides the lack of southern accent for Clay (which I'm sure the reader had no clue about), Elena was voiced in a girlish falsetto. :: shudder::

Herot by Jim Butcher is solid and classic Harry, but I didn't find this short catching me the way the one in Supernatural Wedding did. I did enj
Jan 05, 2010 Jeffrey rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: fans of a contributing author
Shelves: fantasy, read-in-2010
I've given up being disappointed in these anthologies. One becomes accustomed to a certain quality level after reading too many of them. I have reached that point.

On the bright side, no Charlaine Harris story. After reading several of hers last year, this was a significant highlight. Jim Butcher's contribution is solid, if unspectacular. It provides a backstory for a supporting cast member which is nice, but I think it may demand a little too much of those unfamiliar with the Dresden files.

Mar 01, 2011 Kit rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, anthology
Meh... Some of the stories were ok. I don't mean to be critical, but I really wasn't impressed with this collection.

Stalked by Kelley Armstrong * * *
I've never heard of this author before, and I'm really not interested in changing that. This is the story of a werewolf couple dealing with an unwanted admirerer. This one is a side story in the Women of the Otherworld series - pretty ho-hum.

Heorot by Jim Butcher * *
This mini-story in the Dresden Files series was ok, but that's about it. A detective
Feb 05, 2013 Carol rated it liked it
I enjoyed the "My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding" anthology. I was looking forward to this one. I didn't like it as much as the other. I read most of the stories with a feeling of disappointment. The ones I liked best were Jim Butcher, P.N. Elrod, and Marjorie Liu.

*Kelly Armstrong - Stalked
I like werewolve stories, but the honeymoon theme didn't quite work with this couple for some reason.
*Jim Butcher - Heorot
Gosh, you can always count on Butcher for a good story. His short stories are even good
The "sequel" to MY BIG FAT SUPERNATURAL WEDDING, this anthology was pretty successful, although I enjoyed fewer stories than in its predecessor. That's not unusual for anthologies, but giving that I liked all but one previously, I had higher hopes for success.

As one suspects from the title, this time around all of the short stories are centered around honeymoons.

Also, it should be no surprise that yet another of Jim Butcher's Dresden File stories brought MY BIG FAT SUPERNATURAL HONEYMOON to my a
This book contains 9 short stories:

"Stalked" by Kelley Armstrong

"Heorot" by Jim Butcher

"Roman Holiday, or SPO-arrrrrr" by Rachel Caine

"Her Mother's Daughter" by P.N. Elrod

"Newlydeads" by Caitlin Kittredge

"Wher the Heart Lives" by Marjorie M. Liu

"Cat Got Your Tongue?" by Katie MacAlister
This story is about Joy and Rafael from Book 1 "A Girl's Guide to Vampires. It was published between Book 5 "The Last of the Red Hot Vampires" and Book 6 "Zen and the Art of Vampires."

"Half of Being Married" by Li
Jul 27, 2012 Bob rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I usually only get compilations so I can check out new authors in my favorite genres. This one, all in all, is not the best compilation for the paranormal/supernatural fan. For the record, I am a huge Harry Dresden (by Jim Butcher) fan, having read all of that series multiple times.

The first story, Stalked, by Kelly Armstrong was just OK. The second story, Herot, by Jim Butcher was awesome (by far the best story and also available in Jim Butcher's/Harry Dresden's "Side Jobs"). I had to skip the
Dec 10, 2012 Mo rated it it was ok
Stalked by Kelley Armstrong

For some reason, werewolf stories just don't hold my attention & this one didn't do much to change that.

Heorot by Jim Butcher

Not bad but not great.

Roman Holiday, or SPQ-arrrrrr by Rachel Caine

Continuation of her pirate story from My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding anthology. I don't understand the latter part of the title. The story itself was just okay.

Her Mother's Daughter by P.N. Elrod

Another mystery for undead PI Jack Fleming of The Vampire Files. Enjoyed it.

This is another series of stories, though apparently inspired by a previous anthology, “My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding”. Like most anthologies, the quality of the contained stories (and their general understandability) varies immensely. After all, when there’s an indescribable creature from the black lagoon, it’s hard to picture what it’s doing and how it moves.

Stalked, by Kelley Armstrong – 3/5. I was hoping for better from Ms. Armstrong as I’ve liked her writing style in the past.

Heorot, by
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