Vampires Don’t Sparkle! edited by Michael West
Seventh Star Press, 2013
Available: New, used and ebook
Vampires Don’t Sparkle! is an anthology of vampire tales, both modern and historical. From fun to splattery, and with a smattering of regional specialties, Michael West has assembled a collection of stories designed to leave prissy, playboy bloodsuckers in their condos and compounds. In his selections, monsters run the streets again.
Standout stories include Joel A. Sutherland’s “Skraeling”, “Dreams of Winter” by Bob Freeman, and Jerry Gordon’s “Vampire Nation”, though with so much great fiction inside it’s hard to pick out just a few. Definitely recommended for public and private horror collections.
Contains: violence, gore, sex, language
Reviewed by Michele Lee