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Blood and Lipstick

2.8  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Since Carmilla in 1872 (25 years before Stoker's Dracula!) lesbian vampires have been a literary staple. The twining of female sexual desire with danger and deviance has been a common theme for a century or more. We're continuing that tradition with this anthology featuring those other ladies of the night. Sensuous but deadly, like velvet draped over razor wire, these lite ...more
Published April 26th 2013 by Storm Moon Press
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Meri Benson
Aug 29, 2013 Meri Benson rated it liked it
Shelves: smp
The first tale is 27 Days by Encarnita Round which follows Sarah through some troubles with her wife when a new love interest enters the picture. 27 Days is written in first person, which is a hard perspective to pull off, and unfortunately I think that very reason is part of the story’s downfall. As the reader, you’re so rooted in Sarah’s head that the actual actions are glossed over or jumbled most of the time. You get more thoughts and history and Sarah’s impressions than anything else. It’s ...more
Francis Franklin
Sep 01, 2013 Francis Franklin rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampires, lesbian, f-f
It's a little disappointing that the only lipstick in Blood and Lipstick is in the title itself. I suppose the 'lipstick' there could be a reference to 'lipstick lesbians', but... Hmm.

As often with short stories, it's a mixed bag.

Encarnita Round's 27 Days: I gave up on this quickly - the POV is severely distorted. ()

Leigh Campbell's Bloody Flowers: A delightful new approach to vampires and true love. This is the prize of the collection, erotic and sweet, well written with allusions to Greek myth
Sep 13, 2015 Aldi rated it did not like it
Relentlessly terrible. Insta-love galore, vampire cliché heaped upon lesbian cliché ad nauseum, off-putting stalkers and co-dependent "ILU4EVA"-spouting vampire groupies everywhere, consistent lack of good characterisation or dialogue, all these women are described like barbie dolls, and the sex ranged from laughably awkward to the kind that makes you flinch, but not in a good way (word to the wise: "crotch palming" is not sexy. Tugging at nipples with your teeth like a terrier with a bone is ...more
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