Death's Excellent Vacation
It really can be an endless summer - if you're immortal. Though a vampire would be ill-advised to take a cruise to Bermuda, the possibilities for getting away from it all - an...more
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
1) Each author had a short introductory paragraph outlining their biography and their work. What a great idea. I now have a few authors to look into.
2) The vacation theme was kind of fun. I liked all the different takes on vacation stories.
3) There was a nice mix of authors. I recognized Jeaniene Frost, Charlaine Harris, and Katie MacAlister. The rest were new to me authors and some I will definitely look up.
My favorite stories in this a ...more
The Boys Go Fishing - Sarah Smith - A crotchety old superhero's lonely ex ...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
"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 ...more
Favorite stories in this anthology for me:
- Sookie story -- Two Blondes
Pam and Sookie take a vacation together. Quite a setup ;) I love Sookie Stackhouse and I was happy with this story. Plus, even though Eric isn't really in the story, we got plenty of Eric-love. Yay!
- Bones/Cat story ...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
This review is only for "One for the Money" by Jeaniene Frost
Gosh, how I missed Cat and Bones. They only appeared as cameo in the two Night Huntress World books, so I totally welcome this novella. This time, Cat and Bones must postpone their vacation to help protecting a heiress, as a favor for Cat's uncle Don. There are also Cat's mom, Justina, and the ghost, Fabian, making appearance. I think the story is entertaining, funny at some point (especially in regards to Cat's behavior towar ...more
One For The Money.
A Short story of Cat and Bones.
As Always Frost manage to give a story that satisfies her fans. Altough it was short you get a glimpse of the love and chemistry between the couple. I loved it!
Ahhhh...Love me some Bones"
Can't wait til Feb 22 for the next book!!!
"Meanwhile, Far Across the Caspian Sea" by Daniel Stashower
"The Innsmouth Nook " by
A Lee Martinez
"The Demon in the Dunes" by
"Home from America" by
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
All stories considered, this anthology is probably one of the more balanced collections of its kind (that’s really not saying much). There are several taken from currently running series. Unfortunately, these were the least entertaining. Still, I was able to find a few authors I’d never heard of whose writing was intriguing enough for me to add them to the TBR.
“Two Blondes” - A Sookie-verse story from Charlaine Harris. With Pam and Sookie as the main characters, this should have been a w ...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
Cat a ...more
* Two Blondes ~ 3 stars.
It was ok. I enjoyed Sookie and Pam but it would've been much nicer with more Eric. The "mission" Sookie and Pam went on was a little hokey and I would never believe that Eric would send them on something like that without back up. But it is a short story and it is what it is.
* One For the Money ~ 4.5 stars.
Bloody Hell! that was some hot stuff but not enough...that's why it's not getting 5 ...more
The Sookie Stackhouse story is completely forgettable. If you are thinking about buying this book for just that, it's not worth it. Read it at the library or something. No Eric (except for a phone call).
The Jeanine Frost story was GREAT. Cat and Bones are my second favorite series (behind Ward's BDB) and this story didn't disappoint. I wanted MORE as per usual. This story is the ...more
Not a bad little collection of stories. Nothing knocked my socks off, mostly 3-star stories that were enjoyable but forgettable, and a few 4 stars that made me smile, but weren't enough to pull up the total book rating. Thankfully, there were no 1 star stories, and the closest to a 2 star story was the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse offering. It seemed added as an afterthought since Harris was editing the volume. The best gem in the collection is clos ...more
Only read "One for the Money" to get my Cat and Bones fix which was awesome! I can never get enough of those two!
"By the time Bones announced it was Tammy's turn, I'd fallen in love with him all over again. Flowers and jewelry worked for most girls as a romantic gesture, but here I was, misty-eyed at watching him show my mother how to stab the shit out of him."
"The Boys Go Fishing" by Sarah S ...more
I read Two Blondes by Charlaine Harris, in which Pam and Sookie take a sort of working holiday. Boy, oh boy is it a) hilarious, b) fucking disgusting. I know this series is on the violent side, but the image of someone (view spoiler)[having their ears pulled off and tongue pulled out (hide spoiler)]... PUKE. I enjoyed it, though, because of Pam. I'm always up for more Pam. It's just a shame that rather than Harris focusing on this interesting character and her potential for such humour, ...more
The “headliners,” as evidenced by whose names are in big type above the title, are Harris, Katie MacAlister, and Jeaniene Frost. Each of these three authors contributes a vignette from one of her popular series: SOOKIE STACKHOUSE, AISLING GREY: GUARDIAN, and NIGHT HUNTRESS r ...more
Two Blondes by Charlaine Harris: I wanted to like this story. I tried to like this story. And I actually did like it—parts of it made me smile and snicker quietly to myself—until, that is, I could no longer suspend my disbelief about both Pam's and Sookie's actions. I like that Harris's vampires are occasionally vulnerable, but Pam s ...more
This short makes no sense on so many levels, it's kinda of offensive to a long time loyal reader. For the casual reader - it'll probably be really cute.
The point of anthologies is to hook new readers into buying the series.
I'm willing to bet most people who decide to read the series after this - starting from book 1 & reads through until book 10 & then ...more
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry an ...more