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Addition to WFC schedule
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There will be a group reading from Blood and Other Cravings Friday 3-4pm in the Tor suite--(no room number yet but it will be a Lanai suite).
Reading will be
Barbara Roden
Steve Rasnic Tem
Elizabeth Bear

I'm hoping Nicole Le Boef-Little will also be participating. I'll confirm once I hear back from them.

Interview with me from Innsmouth Free Press
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A new interview with me about Blood and Other Cravings

Introduction to Blood and Other Cravings
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If you'd like to know what the book is about, you can read my introduction on Erin Underwood's blog: Underwords--you can read excerpts from a bunch of books and scroll down to find my entry.

Two rave reviews for Blood and Other Cravings
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The Stars at Noonday September 28, 2011
Brendan Moody's blog The Stars at Noonday
Best quote:
"In fact, the stories in this latest volume are so diverse, and the theme of vampirism such a general one, that it feels more like a non-theme anthology of the first order. Ranging from psychological horror to ghost stories to dark fantasy to Lovecraftian cosmicism, Blood and Other Cravings has a first-rate story for readers of every taste."

and
Stella Matutina blog:Stella Matutina
Best quote:
"I truly enjoyed this. These stories are the literary equivalent of the gentleman killer who butchers you without splashing so much as a drop of blood on his perfectly tailored suit. They’re brutal and beautiful; thoughtful and nightmare-inducing."

available here

Blood and Other Cravings publication Day
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Table of Contents

All You Can Do is Breathe   by  Kaaron Warren                     
Needles  by Elizabeth Bear
 Baskerville’s Midgets   by  Reggie Oliver (reprint)
 Blood Yesterday, Blood Tomorrow by  Richard Bowes           
X For Demetrious  by Steve Duffy     
 Keeping Corky  by  Melanie Tem
 Shelf-Life    by  Lisa Tuttle
 Caius      by  Bill Pronzini & Barry N. Malzberg
Sweet Sorrow  by   Barbara Roden
 First Breath    by  Nicole J. LeBoeuf
 Toujours   by   Kathe Koja                  
Miri      by  Steve Rasnic Tem               
Mrs. Jones   by   Carol Emshwiller      (reprint)  
Bread and Water by    Michael Cisco                    
Mulberry Boys by         Margo Lanagan                          
The Third Always Beside You by John Langan                              
The Siphon      by      Laird Barron

From Library Journal
"This collection of horror stories selected by an award-winning sf/fantasy editor shows that a wide assortment of fiends share vampire cravings. Several stories will leave readers feeling uncomfortable, even queasy. But for those stout of heart and eager to sample brilliant writing, this is a terrific anthology. "

I've been instructed to point out where it can be bought:
http://tinyurl.com/69t8qja
and

http://tinyurl.com/6a4a4pg


Early reviews of Blood and Other Cravings
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We've gotten a few early reviews (the book won't officially be out till September 13th) and most seem to "get" the anthology, which is always a plus.

Some quotes (and links where applicable)

From Publishers Weekly: "Datlow (Blood Is Not Enough) has created another must-have anthology for discerning vampire and horror fans."

From Library Journal: "This collection of horror stories selected by an award-winning sf/fantasy editor shows that a wide assortment of fiends share vampire cravings. Several stories will leave readers feeling uncomfortable, even queasy. But for those stout of heart and eager to sample brilliant writing, this is a terrific anthology."

From Romantic Times (!) "This book is tailor-made for our post-Twilight world. Bloodsucking vampires are played out in popular culture, and it’s no coincidence that the most frightening ghoulies in Datlow’s latest collection opt to drain their victims’ life essences (souls, emotions, etc.) instead of blood."

From Shroud http://tinyurl.com/3hl5aha : "This top-notch collection takes vampirism as its theme, but each story veers far and away from the now-worn tropes of the genre."...
"Blood and Other Cravings reminds us of why we should fear those that stalk the night."

What draws you to vampires?
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The Vampire Book Club is giving away copies of Blood and Other Cravings and asked me and my contributors the eternal question, What draws you to vampires?

Blood and Other Cravings
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Rave from Library Journal, August
The money quotes:

This collection of horror stories selected by an award-winning sf/fantasy editor shows that a wide assortment of fiends share vampire cravings. Several stories will leave readers feeling uncomfortable, even queasy. But for those stout of heart and eager to sample brilliant writing, this is a terrific anthology....

These 17 mesmerizing tales, each one creepier than the next, will delight vampire and other horror fans.

Blood and Other Cravings
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This is the final TOC (although possibly not the final order of stories) for my adult vampirism/vampire anthology being published by Tor in the fall of 2011. There are two reprints, the stories by Carol Emshwiller and Reggie Oliver. The rest are new.


Introduction by Ellen Datlow

All You Can Do is Breathe by Kaaron Warren
Needles by Elizabeth Bear
Baskerville’s Midgets by Reggie Oliver
Blood Yesterday, Blood Tomorrow by Richard Bowes
X For Demetrious by Steve Duffy
Keeping Corky by Melanie Tem
Shelf-Life by Lisa Tuttle
Caius by Barry N. Malzberg & Bill Pronzini
Sweet Sorrow by Barbara Roden
First Breath by Nicole J. LeBoeuf
Toujours by Kathe Koja
Miri by Steve Rasnic Tem
Mrs. Jones by Carol Emshwiller
Bread and Water by Michael Cisco
Mulberry Boys by Margo Lanagan
The Third Always Beside You by John Langan
The Siphon by Laird Barron

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