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An erotic and sensual collection details the darkly captivating nature of the lesbian vampire who breaks the constraints of society and includes the original 1871 version of J. Sheridan LeFanu's Camilla--the most famous lesbian vampire story ever written. Reprint....

Title : Daughters of Darkness: Lesbian Vampire Stories
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ISBN : 9781573440769
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 250 Pages
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Daughters of Darkness: Lesbian Vampire Stories Reviews

  • Ruthie
    2019-04-04 10:24

    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 third were unmemorable. And only one seemed erotic to me. The others were about vampires who happened to be lesbian but the "sexual and seductive" qualities hinted at on the back cover totally eluded me.

  • Alexis Williams
    2019-03-28 09:05

    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 is obviously a vampire turns out to be a vampire.

  • Freyja Vanadis
    2019-04-13 10:28

    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".

  • Jean
    2019-04-05 08:05

    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.

  • Abstractica
    2019-03-25 11:13

    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 unremarkable insofar as reading enjoyment. Half decent beach read, nothing more really. It is a tepid book in the erotic sense, so much is true. It really should not be considered 'erotica' at all, and is extremely tame by today's standards in a world where atrocities such as 50 Shades exist (I make that judgement not for subject matter necessarily, but sheer value of the writer's ability to craft their skill, of which FSoG has none). However, when you consider the times when it was published, the genre label fits a little better. The following may be helpful to people who are just picking up this book in this era, insofar as this book being called 'erotica' when it really isn't by today's standards. I bought this book back then when it was just out, early 90s, and the climate back then was such that the lesbian bookstore in Vancouver BC was having constant problems with the products they'd ordered being let across the border and through customs in a timely and professional fashion, a "luxury" afforded every other bookstore in the region. The owners of the bookstore were even in court often because of these issues and while I don't recall the details, their shipments were constantly being seized, under justification of 'pornography'. It went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. Cite for any interested parties - http://digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.c...Also during this time (to help illustrate the cultural timbre of the time), there was a prolonged dispute with the 'morality brigade' to keep out distribution of the free local LGBT weekly paper, to keep it out of libraries. Outside of Vancouver and probably some locations in the city, it could be a hassle to find a copy. Eventually they allowed the paper to be distributed there, but it was hidden atop a tall shelf at the very back of the library.I'm not even kidding. So yes, it isn't really very erotic at all, but back in the day, things were a lot different and it could be considered a lot more erotic in its time, sadly merely for the fact that is was lesbian focussed. I daresay not these days and more the better. And I'm glad we have come a long way since those times. Living moment to moment, one tends to not muse upon such things, and when reminded of history, it helps broaden perspective and see how far the work many people have done for human rights, has gotten us. Onward and upward...

  • LeeAnne
    2019-04-17 12:20

    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.

  • MsTiptress
    2019-04-06 09:08

    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.

  • Ginna
    2019-04-14 09:08

    fabulous collection - and insightful analysis of the genre in the introduction

  • gdnght
    2019-04-15 11:13

    Rec. by Toni Armstrong Jr. and by Pam, whom I met at Toni's party :)

  • Lisa
    2019-04-18 12:33

    Daughters of Darkness: Lesbian Vampire Stories by Pam Keesey (1993)

  • Marielle
    2019-04-21 11:27

    Oh please. Who doesn't love a good lesbian vampire story?

  • Roberta
    2019-03-30 13:31

    Ten different stories and the quality varies but, if you collect vampires, worth reading.