Horror Anthology — Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire

Horror Short Stories

This weekend we continue our look at anthologies coming out from Prime Books with one set to be published next month. Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire edited by Paula Guran with contributions from authors as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe and Tanith Lee or Lawrence Block and Lee Thomas.

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Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire is a new horror anthology edited by Paula Guran

Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire

Editors: Guran, Paula
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Horror Anthology
Page Count: 360pp.
Pub. Date: June 6, 2012
Publisher: Prime Books

Legends and myths of all cultures tell of those possessing captivating allure we are powerless to resist.

Sirens, demon lovers, femme fatales, and others compel our love, drawing us into realms of forbidden desire and uncontrollable passion. These seductions are not always supernatural, nor even sexual.

We can be haunted by unrequited desire, ensnared by our own minds, or swept away by another’s madness.

Obsession overwhelms, takes us to irrational extremes, involves us in dangerous liaisons and fatal attractions . . . obsession consumes. Enticing, compulsively readable tales from nineteen masterful storytellers.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction by Paula Guran
  • Medusa’s Child by Kim Antieau
  • Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes by Lawrence Block
  • Hymenoptera by Michael Blumlein
  • She’s Not There by Pat Cadigan
  • My Lady of the Hearth by Storm Constantine
  • Calypso in Berlin by Elizabeth Hand
  • Lady Madonna by Nancy Holder
  • In the Cold, Dark Time by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Nunc Dimittis by Tanith Lee
  • The Girl with Hungry Eyes by Fritz Leiber
  • Tallulah by Charles de Lint
  • The Snake Woman’s Lover by Catherine Lundoff
  • Land of the Lost by Stewart O’Nan
  • The Oval Portrait by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Hound Lover by Laura Resnick
  • Barbara by John Shirley
  • An Apiary of White Bees by Lee Thomas
  • Close to You by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • The Light That Passes Through You by Conrad Williams
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Editor Paula Guran's Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire is a collection of horror short stories surveying the ways we fall victim to obsessions

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