Collects modern lesbian vampire stories, including LeFanu s Carmilla, Pat Calfia s Vampire, and Katherine V Forrest s O Captain, My Captain.
Daughters of Darkness Lesbian Vampire Stories Collects modern lesbian vampire stories including LeFanu s Carmilla Pat Calfia s Vampire and Katherine V Forrest s O Captain My Captain
I picked this up a couple years ago in a used book store I m not lesbian but I do like vampire stories and I was curious what sharply erotic vampire stories would be like The introduction which included a history of vampire literature was the most interesting part about it for me Sadly, I read that two years ago when I started the book and don t remember much The subsequent nine stories mostly left me thinking, Oh, ok A third were interesting to me, a third were completely stupid, and the other [...]
For a supposedly erotic collection, there is very little sex In fact, some of the stories end just before the characters have sex Most of the characters are whiny politically correct lesbians that have been wronged by men Only a handful were actually sexy The stories are also extremely predictable, and pretty much all the same More or less ordinary female character is introduced Then she meets some other woman who is dominant, pale, and or avoids daylight, and then surprise plot twist woman who [...]
Uneven collection of lesbian vampire themed short stories My favorite is probably the excerpt of Jewelle Gomez s The Gilda Stories Pat Califia has a story in here, and of course she wouldn t be herself if the story wasn t based on s m This book also includes the Katherine V Forrest classic O Captain, My Captain.
I actually didn t finish this book The first few stories were horrible and I put it down and could never find the desire to pick it back up again.
Personally, in the perspective of my not being a lesbian and merely a garden variety feminist, the usage of spelling such as womon instead of woman was not easy for me to parse I have learning disabilities , and I don t feel it added anything in a literary sense, but actually detracted from the reading experience for me More power to the authors, just not my thing So that s one minor gripe I had with it No big deal really, and I don t really have any other gripes per se, it is just fairly unrema [...]
I wasn t a fan of all of the stories and I didn t think they all worked well together, but I did enjoy the overall theme of the book This is a nice introduction to lesbian vampire stories some erotic and some plain strange There is a reference section to further reading that I am going to explore.Favorite story was Oh Captain, My Captain I would give that one five stars alone.
There was not enough action, not enough sex,and the vampire characters SUCKED big time Horrible read I would not recommend anyone let alone lesbians read this story Unless you like old English and vampires.
fabulous collection and insightful analysis of the genre in the introduction
Rec by Toni Armstrong Jr and by Pam, whom I met at Toni s party
Daughters of Darkness Lesbian Vampire Stories by Pam Keesey 1993
Oh please Who doesn t love a good lesbian vampire story
Ten different stories and the quality varies but, if you collect vampires, worth reading.