Death's Excellent Vacation (Sookie Stackhouse #10.1 )
2. The Boys Go Fishing - Sarah Smith - A crotchety old superhero's lonely exile is invaded - he longs for death, but may yet discover how to truly live
3. One for the Money - Jeaniene Frost - Night Huntress short - Cat and Bones pull guard duty...more
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Pam suddenly invites Sookie on a weekend getaway to enjoy some gambling while running an "errand" for Eric - which, of course, means Sookie's telepathic powers will be put to use (Is it just me, but it seems Sookie is used by Eric left and right?) What foll...more
Two Blondes by Charlaine Harris | The Sookie story; Sookie and Pam go to a strip club. As strippers.
The Boys Go Fishing by Sarah Smith | Great story about aging superheros. Fabulous.
Meanwhile, Far Across the Caspian Sea by Daniel Stashower | Researcher is recruited to shadow conspiracy. Good, but the ending falls a little flat.
The Innsmouth Nook by A. Lee Mar...more
Horrible. Mindless. Drivel. I really only picked this book up for the Harris and MacAlister short stories but thought the others would be fun, short, paranormal stories that would maybe introduce me to a new author. Not. I know who's books I would never freaking touch with a ten foot pole. I may actually never go into the paranormal section again for fear of traumatic flashbacks.
First of all, shame on you Harris...more
The editors of Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns deliver a new collection-including a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story.
New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Katie MacAlister, Jeaniene Frost-plus Lilith Saintcrow, Jeff Abbott, and more-send postcards from the edge of the paranormal world to fans who devoured Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns.
With an all-new Sookie Stackhouse story and twelve other original tales, editors Charlaine Har
The Boys Go Fishing - Sarah Smith - A crotchety old superhero's lonely exile is invaded - he longs for death, but may yet discover how to truly live
One for the Money - Jeaniene Frost - (Night Huntress World #4.5) - Cat and Bones pull guard duty for a human heiress targeted by supernatural hit men
Meanwhile, Far Across the Caspian Sea... - Daniel Stashower - An...more
I found some of the stories more entertaining than others, which is about on par for an anthology. I skipped the Sookie Stackhouse story since I might read the series and didn't want any possible spoilers.
My favorites were:
Two blonds 2 stars
It was ok but not great but i don't really Charlaine Harris books i read them but don't buy them.
The Boys go Fishing 2 stars
I don't think it was really developed but it was a cute idea and i liked the author's writing style.
One for the money 3 stars
I live Jeaniene Frost but this was not as good as the books but that might be because to seemed too short.
Mean, Far across the caspian sea 5 stars
i liked this story it made me think of pulp fiction and how each s...more
A short Sookie Stackhouse story; Sookie and Pam are on their way for a holiday weekend, mixing fun with some business. Their business part goes bad when they are visiting this strip-club and the manager has other things on his mind.
The boys go fishing by Sarah Smith
An old superhero longs for death after he lost everyone around him, but he gets a visit from a bunch of “talented” kids, who are in need for some training/guiding.
One for the money by Jeaniene Frost
Charlaine Harris - Two Blondes: Not just a Sookie story, it's a Sookie & PAM story. I love Pam, which made me love this. Pam & Sookie have a "Girls Weekend" at the casinos in Mississippi, where they can gamble, see a show, and do just one little job for Eric. Cue danger. Fun story, over too quickly, one of my favorite Sookie shorts. Probably best enjoyed by fans of the series (and to be honest, if it wasn't f...more
C. Harris - This was her best short story so far. Normally I'm highly disappointed in her shorts, but this one was fun. Probably because Pam was involved. I would have loved to hear Eric's reaction to what Sookie and Pam did.
S. Smith - I was bored.
J. Frost - I love Cat and Bones and this was still good. The only problem, and it's the same that I have with every Bones book, was that it didn't keep going for thousands...more
There are thirteen short stories by different authors in this book. Please be aware that I read only the stories by Charlaine Harris and Jeaniene Frost. I planned to read the others, but as you all know, I'm no fan of short stories and another book caught my attention in...more
"Somehow, I got the feeling you really didn't think enough of humans to want to claim one as a friend." (Sookie)
"You're not as intolerable as most," Pam said Lightly
The Boys Go Fishing by Sarah Smith - 3/5: This one didn't do it for me. Found myself confused with what was g...more
"The Boys Go Fishing" by Sarah S...more
The only other author in...more
The Boys Go Fishing: boring
One for the Money: Enjoyable, but I haven't read the Night Huntress series, so I feel like I am sort of lost. However, since I enjoyed it, I might look into the series now.
Meanwhile, Far Across the Caspian Sea: I didn't get it.
The Innsmouth Nook: boring...held zero of my attention
Safe & Sound: Proves a fact I've always believed - reporters spend way too much time focusing in on stori...more
2. The Boys Go Fishing - Sarah Smith - *** Odd, but interesting introduction to this author. Have The Other Side of Dark by her on my to-read list. This was about a dried-up old superhero taking some kids on a fishing trip.
3. One for the Money - Jeaniene Frost - Night Huntress **** Excellent, as always =) Cat...more
Sookie and Pam go to the Mississippi Las Vegas to meet with someone at 'Blondes' strip club on behalf of the Las Vegas king... and they poison Pam, and Sookie & Pam attack & disable them... but then the police are at the club,so they 'hide' at the ameteur night strip show, dance together... and get away... hmmmmm....
Aisling & Jim... Aisling & Drake going on vacation (with their twins?), and send...more
Two Blondes by Charlaine Harris - Book #10.5 in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mysteries series. 3 stars. An okay very short story. I thought it could have been better, with more humor. I thought Pam & Sookie, this will be hilarious!... and it really wasn't. Pam and Sookie go on a road trip to Tunica to meet with Michael and his human companion, Rudy at their strip club called “Blondes .” Victor, the ki...more
I read this one for the Cat & Bones story, but did read some of the others in this one. Some just did not grab me and I stopped or skimmed over those.
I did read:
Charlaine Harris' Sookie story "Two Blondes" that revolved around Sookie and Pam going to a Tunica casino. 3 stars - good but did not add anything to the Sookie universe.
Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress story "One for the Money" - 3 stars; again good but this did not add anything to the storyline.
Death's Excellent offers a variety of vacation themed shorts. I enjoyed the mix of stories - a few with a touch of romance and some with a touch of horror - and even found a couple of new authors on the way, but I have to say that some of these vacations make finding a new travel agent, or safer still, taking a 'staycation' at home seem like a really good idea.
1. Two Blondes - Charlaine Harris - A Sookie short - Sookie and Pam head off to the riverbo...more
I bought this because I enjoyed Harris and Kelner's previous anthologies, plus 3 of my favorite authors were in there. Not a lot, but hey, there was a Cat and Bones story in there and I needed my Frost fix other than her last two amazing novels, I still wanted to see Cat and Bones as the lead! And boy did they hav...more
This was great.. I am glad that I made myself read the other stories before the ones I wanted because I really liked a couple of them. Sookie was ok.. could have been a little better but, hey, its a fix..lol.. the Cat's and Bones was FRIGGIN AWESOME!!!! I LOVE Frost's writing... cant wait for the next Night Huntress....
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr...more