Many Bloody Returns

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From cakes to stakes, a celebration of everyone’s favorite bloodsucking subculture by a baker’s dozen of favorite authors. Each of these thirteen original stories offers a fresh and unique take on what birthdays mean to the undead. From Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse attending a birthday party for Dracula to Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden battling bloodsucking party crashers, these suspenseful, surprising, sometimes dark, sometimes humorous stories will ensure paranormal fans will never think of vampires or birthdays quite the same again.


“This […] anthology of 13 new vampire stories proves that heavy-weight contributors can give some substance.”

Publishers Weekly

“13 talented writers have found clever ways to intertwine two seemingly disparate themes. Some stories are better than others, but all are entertaining and worth reading. This excellent collection will appeal to the growing legion of paranormal fans.”

Library Journal

“Experienced genre hands ensure the high quality of 13 stories about birthdays and vampires.”


“[An] amusing original anthology. For fans of the series represented here, this is an entertaining birthday party well worth checking out.”


Awards & Accolades


#30 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller


#29 New York Times Paperback Bestseller