The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire

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The Eternal Kiss
Cover of The Eternal Kiss
Author Trisha Telep
Country United States
Language English
Series 13 Tales
Genre Paranormal romance
Urban Fantasy
Publisher Running Press
Publication date
July 2009
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 416 pp
ISBN 978-0-7624-3717-7
Followed by Kiss Me Deadly

The Eternal Kiss is an anthology of vampire short stories edited by Trisha Telep.[1] Eternal Kiss is first book in series of 13 tale books all edited by Trisha Telep. This collection brings together the top fantasy youth writers of our generations. This collection features authors such as the author of the Blue Bloods series Melissa de la Cruz, the author of the Otherworld series Kelley Armstrong, the author of The Morganville Vampires series Rachel Caine, and many more.

List of stories[edit]

Author Title Series
Karen Mahoney Falling to Ash
Melissa de la Cruz Shelter Island Blue Bloods
Maria V. Snyder Sword Point
Holly Black The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Sarah Rees Brennan Undead is Very Hot Right Now
Kelley Armstrong Kat Darkest Powers
Libba Bray The Thirteenth Step
Rachel Caine All Hallows The Morganville Vampires
Cecil Castellucci Wet Teeth
Cassandra Clare Other Boys The Mortal Instruments
Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié Passing Crusade
Lili St. Crow Ambition Strange Angels
Dina James All Wounds Stranger Things


Falling to Ash[edit]

Introducing teenage vampire, Marie ‘Moth’ O’Neal. In ‘Falling to Ash’, Moth is sent by Theo (her Maker) to retrieve the ashes of a powerful master vampire. The catch? The funeral urn is currently being kept in the apartment of a vampire hunter with a notoriously high success rate. But when Moth comes face-to-face with the hunter’s young son, Jace, who will come out on top?

Shelter Island[edit]

Hannah, a fifteen-year-old, has been living along with her mother on Shelter Island for the past three year, ever since her parents separated. Her life seems pretty simple until she encounters a young boy around her age in her room, who calls himself a vampire. He however seems harmless enough, and looks rather pensive and pained. She later finds out that he's been hiding in her room from another kind of vampire, one that feeds on other vampires instead of animals and humans, and needs her blood so that he can gain strength to escape it in order to survive. The reason he could hide in her particular house is because it was earlier a foster home which he was a part of. Will she help him escape? The last part of this short story lets us know that his name is Dylan Ward, a character from the Blue Blood series.

Sword Point[edit]

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown[edit]

Undead is Very Hot Right Now[edit]


A short story by Kelley Armstrong based in the Darkest Powers universe. This story follows a non-series character, named Katiana (preferred name Kat). She is on the run from vampire hunters with Marguerite, a vampiric foster mother. She later learns that they are not vampire hunters but actually part of the Edison Group. Kat has lived with Marguerine for eleven years. Kat is a supernatural just not a vampire. Kat begins the story not knowing what kind of supernatural she it. She hopes she is a were-cat of some sort because of here deep love of cats. The story starts with Kat and Marguerite making an escape while vampire hunters surround where they are staying, possibly waiting for daylight even though Marguerite is not affected by sunlight.[2] This is just the beginning of Kat's story. She is also featured in the story Hunting Kat which is part of the anthology Kisses from Hell.

The Thirteenth Step[edit]

All Hallows[edit]

Wet Teeth[edit]

Other Boys[edit]

Other Boys is an unusual cautionary tale of high school dating. Jennifer’s conservative parents won’t let Jennifer date yet her cousin Gabby is free to date as much as she pleases. Then Jennifer meets goth boy Colin and prepares to break all the rules to spend time with him. He intimates that he is a vampire and they find ways to sneak off together. But nothing is as it seems either for Jennifer, Colin or Gabby. Even Jennifer’s parents are in for a surprise when the family secret and all of the truths and consequences come to light. Entertaining with a couple of solid twists at the end.



All Wounds[edit]


  1. ^ "The Eternal Kiss (review)". School Library Verdict (Book Verdict). Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Armstrong, Kelley (July 2009). "Kat". In Telep, Trisha. The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire (Running Press). 

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