I’ve been waiting and waiting to see a review or three done on Blood Lite 2, but there’s been nothing. We’re talking crickets people. I don’t expect everyone to love it or my story in general, but you would’ve thought that someone, someplace would’ve reviewed it by now. I finally found a review on Critical Mass. They had the following thing to say about the anthology:
Blood Lite 2: Overbite edited by Kevin J. Anderson, Gallery, 2010, $16, ISBN 978-1-4391-8765-4
Following the success of the first volume, the Horror Writers Association provides its second selection of humorous horror. Truth in advertising – I have a story in this one. Humor is a peculiar thing varying from person to person, so what I might find hilariously funny might strike someone else as leaden or just silly, and humor mixed with horror is even trickier. Not surprisingly that means that I didn’t find that all of the entries here tickled my funny bone, but there were no real clunkers either. A few were quite effective, however, and I think on balance this is a better collection than the first. Lucien Soulban has an absolutely hysterical sendup of the Cthulhu Mythos, a subject I would have thought long exhausted of new potential. Jeff Ryan provides the funniest grossout story I’ve ever read. Jordan Summers introduces us to the ghoul police. Sharyn Crumb describes the consequences of appointing a Native American god as a college department head. Jeff Strand’s tale of a plan of revenge gone hysterically awry is also excellent. Very good stories as well from Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Steve Rasnic Tem, Nancy Kilpatrick, and Edward Bryant. The balance are all pretty good as well. A couple of them did not seem to me to have any humorous content, but they were entertaining anyway. 10/6/10
I’m tickled that my story was considered one of the standouts. Now back to work on NaNo. Sigh.