Twice Bitten: Love in Vein II by Poppy Z. BriteTwice Bitten: Love in Vein II by Poppy Z. Brite

Twice Bitten: Love in Vein II

byPoppy Z. Brite

Mass Market Paperback | March 1, 2005

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A second helping of blood and passion ...

Acclaimed dark fantasist Poppy Z. Brite's previous excursion into the nightmare realm of terrifying sensuality offered readers a sumptuous blood feast of unspeakable pleasures. Now she has done it again, serving up more provocative tales from some of the most inventive and accomplished writers in the field -- an unabashed exploration of shadow places and terrible hungers that's more dangerously seductive, more boldly erotic than the first.

If you found Love in Vein disturbingly dark, unsettlingly seductive, and deliciously carnal -- you're going to adore Twice Bitten: Love in Vein II. But be warned. It may be more than you can handle. It may open doors into the darkest corners of your unspoken fears. And it may be exactly what you've been secretly lusting for.

Poppy Z. Brite is the author of seven novels, three collections of short stories, and much miscellanea. Known for her horror fiction, at present she is working on a series of novels and short stories set in the New Orleans restaurant world. Her novel Liquor was recently published to general critical acclaim, and her followup novel, Pr...
Title:Twice Bitten: Love in Vein IIFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.09 inPublished:March 1, 2005Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:006105657X

ISBN - 13:9780061056574

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from The worst book I've ever read! I had to force myself to finish this book just to see how bad it could get. "Vampire Erotica" my butt. There are about 3 lame vampire stories, and none of the stories are erotic. I was looking for the vampire aspect, and was sorrily disappointed. If you totally love the ending of the movie Fight Club, and you like horror (but not scary) stories, you might be able to read this book. There is A LOT of pointlessness.
Date published: 2006-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thought-provoking collection This collection is vastly superior to its predecessor, with some very strong writing indeed. You know it's going to be good when the book opens with Neil Gaiman's off-kilter retelling of the Snow White story. And no, it's not downhill from there. The following stories are well-crafted and fascinating. My favourite was "The Dripping of Sundered Wineskins" by Brian Hodge. It is an imaginative story about a modern-day wannabe saint, and the pre-Christian trinity he is obsessed with. I wish this could be made into a novel. I was wrapped-up in the world Hodge created. My only qualm about this book was the lack of an introduction. I'd really like to have read how Poppy chose these stories, and how she was introduced to the various authors. Ah well....
Date published: 2000-09-05

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Slip into something comfortable and get ready for a truly arousing read. Explore sumptuous stories that prove that dark desires are everywhere-from the New Orleans Goth scene to the punk bars of Amsterdam, from the dark side of glistening Las Vegas to the secret lovers who dwell in Lugosi's tomb. Poppy Brite brings together her favourite writers in an orgy of 18 original vampire stories that unearth the most unspeakable intimacies. Yummy! Love in Vein II is the second sensuous collection brought to you by the brilliant Brite.