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Tales from the Den: Wild and Weird Stories for Bears

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You're not afraid of wild and weird things that go Woof in the night, are you? Enter the Den, where this frightfully stimulating collection of fifteen hot and hairy stories--written by and for the masculine men who call themselves bears, cubs, wolves, otters, and the critters who love them--will be sure to give you a chill up your spine and a thrill between your furry loin ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Bear Bones Books (first published October 14th 2011)
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Erica Pike
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Friggin' good! Bears are officially hot. Over all, this anthology is a wonderful read with unusual but very well written stories. Don't let the bad cover art fool you (sorry designer!). I'm giving the anthology as a whole five star for great entertainment.

Daddy's Gift by Larry C. Faulkner: 3.5 stars
Wasn't sure what kind of a creature Steve was at first, didn't come clear until the end. It was very well written, very unusual for this type of story. I liked it very much.

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Jerry L. Wheeler
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bears don’t scare easily. However, their intimidating appearance and ferocity is no match for the supernatural, which is what makes R. Jackson’s Tales from the Den: Wild and Weird Stories for Bears work so well. This stellar collection from Bear Bones Books is the latest—and possibly the most intriguing—of Jackson’s anthologies under this imprint. The first tale, Larry C. Faulkner’s “Daddy’s Gift,” sets up the traditional vampire myth but goes conventions one better with a neatly turned ending t ...more
Nathan Burgoine
Oct 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
"Daddy's Gift," by Larry C. Faulkner

Most of the stories in Tales from the Den, edited by R. Jackson, have a chill to them. The collection as a whole is hair-raising (and since we're talking bears, there's a lot of hair to raise). The first story, "Daddy's Gift," has that chill of the grave to it throughout, voiced by a bear who is no longer alive, strictly speaking, and slaking a vampiric thirst of a particularly bearish bent.

Vampire short fiction can end so darkly, and even when you know and lo
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