Remember the werewolves of classic stories and films, those bloodthirsty monsters that transformed under the full moon, reminding us of the terrible nature that lives within all of us? Today's werewolves are much more suave — and even sexy — and they've moved from British moors to New York City lofts, shaved, and got jobs. But as the tales of these writers will show you, they remain no less wild and passionate, and they still tug at the part of our being where a wild animal used to be. Running With the Pack includes stories from Carrie Vaughn, Laura Anne Gilman, and C.E. Murphy, and they will convince you that despite their gentrification, werewolves remain as fascinating and terrifying as ever.
Нью-орлеанские вампиры — надменные и стильные красавцы?!
Сказки для детей младшего готского возраста!
Обычные… гм… кровопийцы с обычными проблемами!
Один страдает от избыточного веса!
Другой тщетно мечтает об операции по перемене пола!
Третья, чтобы заработать на квартиру, танцует в дешевом клубе! Ну а четвертый, рвущийся стать Принцем города, — вообще по совместительству предводитель банды «черных братьев»!
Война, конечно, неминуема…
Но — какой она будет?!
Джулс Дюшон, тучный кровопийца из Нового Орлеана, предпочитал питаться крупными чернокожими, не слишком ограничивая себя в этом пристрастии. Но однажды, вернувшись домой после очередного обеда, обнаружил там недобро настроенного вампира, запретившего Джулсу отныне употреблять темнокожих в пищу. Случайно нарушив указ, Дюшон лишился дома. Как остаться в живых и не лишиться любимого лакомого кусочка?
Jane Yellowrock is back on the prowl against the children of the night...
The vampire council has hired skinwalker Jane Yellowrock to hunt and kill one of their own who has broken sacred ancient rules—but Jane quickly realizes that in a community that is thousands of years old, loyalties run deep...
Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who's always up for a fight — even if it means putting her life on the line...
The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty problem on his hands. Rogue vampires — those who follow the Naturaleza and believe that humans should be nothing more than prey to be hunted — are terrorizing his city. Luckily, he knows the perfect skinwalker to call in to take back the streets.
But what he doesn't tell Jane is that there's something different about these vamps. Something that makes them harder to kill — even for a pro like Jane. Now, her simple job has turned into a fight to stay alive...and to protect the desperately ill child left in her care.
Jane Yellowrock is a shapeshifting skinwalker you don't want to cross — especially if you're one of the undead...
For a former vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and they're not afraid to go through Jane to do it. After an attack that's tantamount to a war declaration, Leo knows his rival is both powerful and vicious, but Leo's not about to run scared. After all, he has Jane. But then, a plague strikes, one that takes down vampires but leaves humans untouched, as carriers of the dread disease.
Now, to uncover the identity of the vamp who wants Leo's territory, and to find the cause of the vamp-plague, Jane will have to venture into the underbelly of vamp society, where rules were made to be broken. As she circles closer to the truth, she finds the answers to the secret that could turn every vampire in the U.S. true-dead...
The vampires of Asheville, North Carolina, want to establish their own clan, but since they owe loyalty to the Master Vampire of New Orleans they must work out the terms with him. To come up with an equitable solution, he sends an envoy with the best bodyguard blood money can buy: Jane Yellowrock.
But when a group of local campers are attacked by something fanged, Jane goes from escort to investigator. Unless she wants to face a very angry mast vampire, she will have to work overtime to find the killer. It's a good thing she's worth every penny.