My rating: 5 of 5 stars
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Cleis Press (September 6, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1573447161
- ISBN-13: 978-1573447164
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
Red Velvet and Absinthe explores love and lust with otherworldly partners who, by their sheer fantastical nature, evoke passion and desire far beyond that which any normal human being can inspire. Although the greats such as Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, and Daphne du Maurier are long dead, these contemporary authors keep the Gothic spirit alive and well by interpreting it in new and exciting ways. Red Velvet and Absinthe offers readers a collection of unique and original stories that conjure up the atmospheric and romantic spirit of the Gothic masters (and mistresses) but take things a bit further by adding to the brew a generous dosage of eroticism. Lie back and listen to the wind howling outside your window as you read these stories in the flickering light of a candle, the absinthe you’re sipping warming your body like the caressing touch of a lover’s fingers . . .
Gothic Literature have never been this good!
Red Velvet and Anthology is a collection of supernatural, paranormal, gothic stories from awesome authors..Presented in celebration with Gothic Literature.
First and foremost the cover is stunning, it really pique my attention and urges me to request a review copy for it..well, I was not wrong, I was definitely engrossed with the book…
Plus a foreword by Kelly Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of Bitten.
From its stunning cover…I enjoyed reading the different stories offered, each of it with its own remarkable plot and characters…of page by page ghosts, vampires, werewolves, demons, alive paintings…everything a reader’s mind hasn’t yet discovered.
It is a well-written and well-edited book…:).. Each story giving the reader a crescendo of anticipation as to what kind of creatures would be offered next..
A fast-read..actually I read this book in one sitting, not missing a single word of it….I am transported into each world of magic and the unknown..and it feels like I was there with them, feeling the torture and the ecstacy….that’s how good authors could stir a readers imagination by just words…and admittedly I found myself included in those readers.
Off course it came to the fact..that there are my favourite ones like Cover him with Darkness and The Blood Moon Kiss…I really really loved this two….some of the stories are not so appealing to me..but all in all it’s a great packaged of literature and the supernatural…
It’s a book pack of romance, supernatural beings, suspense, mysteries, and erotica…
Now I know that fear coupled with love and anticipation makes a good couple.. Maybe that’s the reason why a lot of girls around in the world never stop dreaming of a vampire to bit them and bring them to his mysterious yet romantic world..a world of forever…
To every girl out there….or any young adults who want to enjoy a good,romantic, goose-bump-read..you should grab this one!
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