Thursday Thirteen: Anthologies

Did everyone see my post about Short Story Saturdays this past weekend?  If you didn’t, just think reviewettes and a way of sharing them.  Or you can go read Nicola’s introduction, where she does a far better job than I did.

However, with S3 in mind, I thought I would follow Nicola’s lead and do my first Thursday Thirteen with a list of anthologies I’m looking forward to.  It seems like anthologies are a dime a dozen any more, but these are the ones that caught my eye. If you check out Nicola’s list, between the two of us, you’ll have 26 different anthologies to pique your interest and maybe read in time for our first S3 on December 5th.

  1. Bad-Ass Faeries featuring CJ Henderson, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Monica Richards and Adam P. Knave as well as the sequel Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad featuring Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jeffrey Lyman, L. Jagi Lamplighter and Lee C. Hillman (Fantasy)
  2. Warriors (3/1/10) featuring George RR Martin, Diana Gabaldon, Carrie Vaughn, plus more (Fantasy)
  3. Taken by Sin (2010) featuring Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Shannon Butcher, Rachel Caine, PN Elrod, Deirdre Knight, Vicki Pettersson, Lilith Saintcrow and Carrie Vaughn (Urban Fantasy)
  4. Blood Lite: An of Humorous Horror Stories featuring Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Kevin Anderson (Urban Fantasy)
  5. Inked (1/5/10) featuring Karen Chance, Marjorie M. Liu, Yasmine Galenorn and Eileen Wilks (Urban Fantasy)
  6. The Eternal Kiss: 12 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire featuring Lilith Saintcrow, Karen Marie Moning, plus others (Para-Romance)
  7. The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance featuring over 30 different authors (Para-Romance)
  8. The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance featuring over 30 different authors (Para-Romance)
  9. My Zombie Valentine (12/29/09) featuring Angie Fox, Katie MacAlister, Marianne Mancusi and Lisa Cach
  10. First Blood featuring Susan Sizemore, Erin McCarthy, Chris Marie Green and Meljean Brook (Urban Fantasy)
  11. Hellbound Hearts featuring Neil Gaiman, Conrad Williams, Tim Lebbon, Kelley Armstrong, Nancy Holder, Sarah Langan and Chaz Brenchley
  12. Burning Up featuring Angela Knight, Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh and Virginia Kantra
  13. Death’s Excellent Vacation (August 3, 2010) featuring Charlaine Harris, Katie MacAlister, Jeaniene Frost and many others

And because I am simple can’t wait to read these and they bare repeating since Nicola included them on her list, you should also think of checking out:

Strange Brew featuring Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, and more (Urban Fantasy)

Never After featuring Laurell K. Hamilton, Marjorie Liu, Yasmine Galenorn and Sharon Shinn (Urban Fantasy)

Unbound featuring Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost, Vicki Pettersson and Jocelynn Drake (Urban Fantasy)

Huntress featuring Christine Warren, Marjorie M. Liu, Caitlin Kittredge and Jenna Maclaine (Urban Fantasy)

So which anthologies are you looking forward to?  Which ones have introduced you to new authors? Which ones would you recommend?

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.


  1. Hi, wandered over from Alpha Heroes –

    reading ‘Must Love Hellhounds’ right now, the one I’m looking forward to is ‘Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance’ (I think). Have you read an older one called ‘Queen of Winter'(fantasy)? It had Sharon Shinn, Claire Delacroix, Sarah Monette, and Lynn Kurland.

    • I have to say, I haven’t heard of Queen of Winter yet. In fact, all four of those authors are new to me, so I may have to check that out soon.

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