Mixed bag, as most anthologies are.A few standouts:
Patricia Brigg's "Gray" -- Sadly sweet tale from the perspective of vampire. Takes place in the Mercy Thompson world, but no crossover. Well worth the time spent reading.
Stacia Kane's "Rick the Brave" -- Don't miss your chance to see Chess and Terrible from another person's perspective. Rick's POV was funny and made for an interesting change.
Toni L.P. Kelner's "In Brightest Day" -- I really enjoyed the unconventiality of Dodie, a freckled houngan with her own sense of style. I would definitely read more of this. Hint, hint.Honorable mention:
E.E. Knight's "Woolsley's Kitchen Nightmare" -- This hilarious spoof of Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares had me laughing.
Seanan McGuire's "Through This House" -- Interesting characters, May's mythology really intrigued me. I've not read any of the October Daye novels yet, but this definitely moved them up the list.
Suzanne McLeod's "Full-Scale Demolition" -- Also intrigued me enought that I may look up a few of the Spellcrackers books.Didn't even show up for the party:
Charlaine Harris' "If I Had a Hammer" -- Unfortunately, this story did little to interest me. If this were the first Sookie book I'd gotten my hands on, I don't know that I'd look up anymore.