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My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon

(Vampire Files #11.5 - Her Mother's Daughter)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  6,420 ratings  ·  256 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 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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Feb 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012, horror
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 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 14, 2015 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 14, 2008 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
Pam Nelson
Stalked – It was a nice story of love and duty because even though they may be on vacation/honeymoon doesn’t mean mutts won’t “try” and take advantage. Bahaha
Apr 23, 2012 added it
Shelves: audiobook
I wanted to try something a little new and I think I got what I deserve by trying something new. Anthologies are almost always going to be mixed bags, with different authors interesting/disgusting you with their themes/styles/characters; and no way to judge new authors other than to jump in and read.

The stories in this collection all share two aspects: someone is on a honeymoon (not always the main character) and something supernatural is involved. Oh, and a third is shared by many stories: the
I listened to Stalked by Armstrong and Heorot by Butcher.

I didn't enjoy Stalked as much as I thought I would, though I no longer remember what it was that didn't appeal to me.

I really enjoyed the Harry Dresden story. It was exciting, full of action, and interesting characters.

I returned this audio book back to the library because I just couldn't find the time nor interest to listen to any of the other stories at this time. Maybe I'll try this one at a later date, maybe for another road trip.
Mar 14, 2008 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 14, 2010 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
May 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Basic Premise: honeymoons and supernatural characters.

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. 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 stories, because the blurbs on som
Rachel Graft
Mar 26, 2011 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
Jamie Collins
Nov 05, 2007 rated it liked it
Jim Butcher's story is the best. It's typical non-stop Harry Dresden action and I smirked all the way through it.

P.N. Elrod's story is good, although I missed Escott. I'm ready for another Jack Fleming novel.

Kelley Armstrong's story features her werewolves Clay & Elena. It's okay, but it was written from Clay's point of view and I wish she hadn't done that. I like Clay better as mysterious figure.
Heather Cluskey
Apr 02, 2013 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.
May 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 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.
Mason Sabre
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome collection of stories
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Stalked - Otherworld Stories 7.3

Elena and Clay short about a run-in with mutts on their honeymoon.
"My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon" is a mixed bag of stories. Some of them are quite good, some are okay, and some are pretty bad. A lot of the stories in the anthology feature the author's pre-existing characters; some of these are easy for a new reader to jump into, others are much harder. Though there are some exceptions, I generally fond that the stories which had the main characters as the honeymooners to be weaker and more similar. The authors who played with the theme more tended to h
Stalked by Kelley Armstrong - 3 Stars
This is a SS in the Otherworld series. I read the first book in the series so I'm familiar with the characters. Elena & Clay are on their honeymoon and a mutt is following them hoping to lure Elena away to be his mate.

Heorot by Jim Butcher - 4 Stars
SS in the Dresden Files series. I'm currently on #7 in the series but I didn't feel like this was a spoiler. Harry gets a call to look for a missing bride. Turns out she has been abducted by a monster to be im
Apr 08, 2014 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
Susan Gottfried
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I don't usually like anthologies, but I'd been asked to pick this up by a Jim Butcher fan, who read the Jim Butcher story, shrugged, and handed the book back to me. It's sat on my TBR mountains ever since, and I finally grabbed it, wanting to read some stories to fill an evening.

This was about what I expected. I liked discovering new-to-me authors. I liked visiting with authors I already knew. And I still can't read Katie MacAlister without remember the writer's group we were both members of, a
Nov 22, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tina Falkner, Cindy, Shawn
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
Sandra DS
Aug 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
What a let down this book was... I was so excited to read this anthology and discover new authors, but every single story was terribly boring.

I have read series from 2 of the authors from this book and loved them, so I expected these stories to be in the same scope. It just feels like they rushed these small stories just to fill a book...

I would never recommend this book, you are better off reading original series from each of these authors to see if you like their work and don't let this book
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I always enjoyed Kelley Armstrong stories of women of the otherworld although this one felt a bit rushed but I suppose it being a short story and all that’s understandable.

Jim Butcher stories of Harry Dresden always good

P.N. Elrod- I have read short stories from the vampire files before and always mean to read more because I like the characters.

Anything else in this book was ok not something I would pick up and read on its own
May 01, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a fun read. The stories take place in existing worlds written by the selected authors so it will be more enjoyable for fans of those series but are self contained enough for anyone to appreciate.
Sep 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Hilarious. The Newlydeads story freaked me out, so I didn't finish it. The Heorot story with the Grendel descendent was super creepy too. I liked the Wulf story, Cat got your tongue, and Roman Holiday the most. Only Roman Holiday continues a story from Big Fat Supernatural Wedding.
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Great, quirky read.
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Only read Jim Butcher Story: it was more of the same, a couple new monsters and a surprise about Ms Gard...
Honza Prchal
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Surprisingly, Jim Butcher's excellent contribution is NOT the best story in this collection.
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