Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner.
Never-before-published vampire stories by Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstrong, and many others.
Suspenseful, surprising, sometimes dark, sometimes humorous – these all-new stories will ensure that readers never think of vampires (or birthdays) in quite the same way again.
In New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris's "Dracula Night," Sookie Stackhouse is the only human at the annual commemoration of Dracula's birth. But this year, the Prince of Darkness actually shows up – and finds Sookie to be a tasty-looking present.
New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher's crime-solving wizard Harry Dresden, of the Dresden Files novels, heads to a role-playing party to give his vampire brother a birthday present in "It's My Birthday Too," only to discover there are some bloodthirsty party crashers who don't share their brotherly love.
In "Twilight," Cassandra DuCharme, who appeared in New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's Dime Store Magic, knows she has to kill to live as a vampire another year – but finds herself disturbingly disinterested in the hunt.
Plus ten more bloody good birthday stories that take the cake.
- Preface: A Few Words Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner
- Dracula Night by Charlaine Harris
- The Mournful Cry of Owls by Christopher Golden
- I Was a Teenage Vampire by Bill Crider
- Twilight by Kelley Armstrong
- It's My Birthday, Too by Jim Butcher
- Grave-Robbed by P. N. Elrod
- The First Day of the Rest of Your Life by Rachel Caine
- The Witch and the Wicked by Jeanne C. Stein
- Blood Wrapped by Tanya Huff
- The Wish by Carolyn Haines
- Fire Ice and Linguini for Two by Tate Hallaway
- Vampire Hours by Elaine Viets
- How Stella Got Her Grave Back by Toni L. P. Kelner
Charlaine Harris (born November 25, 1951 in Tunica, Mississippi) is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over twenty years. She was raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and, later, teenage angst, she wrote plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She began to write books a few years later.
After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris launched a lighthearted series "starring" Georgia librarian Aurora Teagarden, with Real Murders, a Best Novel nominee for the 1990 Agatha Awards. Harris wrote eight Aurora titles. In 1996, she released the first of the much darker Shakespeare mysteries, featuring the amateur sleuth