A tantalizing selection of stories from some of the best
female authors whoâ€™ve helped define the modern
Bram Stoker was hardly the first authorâ€”male
or femaleâ€”to fictionalize the folkloric vampire, but he
defined the modern iconic vampire when Dracula appeared in
1897. Since then, many have reinterpreted the ever-versatile
vampire over and over againâ€”and female writers have played
vital roles in proving that the vampire, as well as our
perpetual fascination with it, is truly immortal. These
authors have devised some of the most fascinating, popular,
and entertaining of our many vampiric variations: suavely
sensual . . . fascinating but fatal . . . sexy and smart . .
. undead but prone to detection . . . tormented or
terrifying . . . amusing or amoral . . . doomed or deadly .
. . badass and beautiful . . . cutting-edge or classic . .
Blood Sisters collects a wide range of fantastical
stories from New York Times bestsellers Holly Black, Nancy
Holder, Catherynne M. Valente, and Carrie Vaughn, and
critically acclaimed writers Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Tanith
Lee, all of whom have left their indelible and unique stamps
on the vampire genre. Whether they are undeniably heroes and
heroines or bloodthirsty monsters (or something in between),
the undead are a lively lot. This anthology offers some of
the best short fiction ever written by the â€śblood sistersâ€ť
who know them best: stories you can really sink your teeth into.