Games Creatures Play

This collection of short stories will grab your attention right from the first page and it will not let go until the very end. Being a big fan of Charlaine Harris it was her name that drew me to the book. As I read through each story I was highly entertained. There were twists and turns that I did not see coming and a great variety of stories. From roller derby to fencing this anthology is sure to have something for most readers. There are fifteen stories in all and each one will give you the shivers and some even more than that.

I enjoyed my visits to each of these new worlds. Of course as with all anthologies there were some stories that stood out more than others, but as a whole this is a good book. I am a big fan of paranormal and horror, put them together and I am a happy camper.

I really enjoyed IN THE BLUE HEREAFTER by Charlaine Harris. I love Sookie and her world and to be able to visit it again was fun. Another stand out story for me is FALSE KNIGHT ON THE ROAD by Mercedes Lackey. As a fan of this authors work I was excited to read this fun story.

It was nice to be able to try new authors with this anthology and find some new favorites to look for more from. Each and every story makes for a good read. There is not a story that disappoints.

This anthology is full of so many different worlds and creatures. From a game of hide and seek to a werewolf in a bowling alley you have a treasure trove of variety. There are so many other places and creatures to enjoy. I was pulled in to each story and enjoyed my ride, some even had me wondering more about their worlds and what ifs. If you enjoy paranormal creatures and sports this is one anthology that should not be missed.


Book Blurb for Games Creatures Play

Includes a brand-new story featuring Sookie Stackhouse and Manfred Bernardo

ALL-NEW TALES OF UNUSUAL ATHLETICS BY JAN BURKE * DANA CAMERON * ADAM-TROY CASTRO * BRENDAN DuBOIS * CHARLAINE HARRIS * TONI L. P. KELNER * CAITLIN KITTREDGE * WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER * ELLEN KUSHNER * MERCEDES LACKEY * JOE R. LANSDALE * LAURA LIPPMAN * SEANAN McGUIRE * BRANDON SANDERSON * SCOTT SIGLER

Welcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner are your announcers for this all-new story collection of the most peculiar plays ever made?

Sports fans live and die by their teams’ successes and failures though not literally. But these fourteen authors have written spirited in more ways than one new tales of killer competitions that would make even the most die-hard players ask to be benched.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s The Blue Hereafter,” Manfred Bernardo learns about softball from a certain blond barmaid in Louisiana.

Life-and-death stakes make the competition get serious in New York Times bestseller William Kent Krueger’s Hide and Seek.”

New York Times bestselling author Mercedes Lackey’s False Knight on the Road” features a high-stakes drag race on a foggy mountain road between a clever young bootlegger and a mysterious stranger.

In New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s Ice,” a young girl learns the true story behind a bit of neighborhood folklore.

New York Times bestseller Seanan McGuire presents Jammed,” in which a chimera loose during the Roller Derby makes it anyone’s guess as to who will still be skating by the time the buzzer sounds.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson’s Dreamer,” a game of cops and robbers is a new challenge when the players are able to switch bodies at will.

And New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler follows ghost stomper Hunter Hunterson as he investigates a haunted, never-ending baseball game in The Case of the Haunted Safeway.”

These and eight more supernatural sporting stories are guaranteed to have you rooting for the home team or else


Night Owl Reviews May, 2014 4.00