An Apple for the Creature

The stories amongst this collection are short enough to be read on the fly whenever one has time, and engrossing enough to keep reading all of them in one sitting. I must admit, the only author I was familiar with was Charlaine Harris as I am a huge fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series. Shamefully I had never even heard of any of the other authors. Thankfully, by way of this short story collection, I have found so many wonderful and exiting authors and stories to add to my 'to be read' pile.

An Apple for the Creature, made up entirely of shorts stories from famous and popular paranormal authors, includes stories from the likes of Charlaine Harris to Nancy Holder. It entails a never before published Sookie Stackhouse tale, a vampire scene investigation (VSI), and a canine evil amongst a puppy obedience school among many more set in this school and academic themed paranormal collection.


Book Blurb for An Apple for the Creature

Includes a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story!

What could be scarier than the first day of school? How about a crash course in the paranormal from Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, editors of Home Improvement: Undead Edition? Your worst school nightmares—taking that math test you never studied for, finding yourself naked in school assembly, not knowing which door to enter—will pale in comparison to these thirteen original stories that take academic anxiety to whole new realms.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s story, "Playing Possum," Sookie Stackhouse brings enough birthday cupcakes for her nephew's entire class but finds she's one short when the angry ex-boyfriend of the school secretary shows up.

When her guardian, Kate Daniels, sends her undercover to a school for exceptional children, teenaged Julie learns an all-new definition of "exceptional," in New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews's "Magic Tests."

For those who like fangs with their forensics, New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder offers "VSI," in which FBI agent Claire is tested as never before in a school for Vampire Scene Investigation.

And in New York Times bestselling author Thomas Sniegoski's "The Bad Hour," Remy Chandler and his dog Marlowe find evil unleashed in an obedience school.

You'll need more than an apple to stave off the creatures in these and nine other stories. Remember your first lesson: resistance is fruitless!

Includes stories by: ILONA ANDREWS, AMBER BENSON, RHYS BOWEN, MIKE CAREY, CHARLAINE HARRIS, DONALD HARSTAD, STEVE HOCKENSMITH, NANCY HOLDER, FAITH HUNTER, TONI L.P. KELNER, MARJORIE LIU, JONATHAN MABERRY, THOMAS SNIEGOSKI


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2012 4.00