Laurell K Hamilton's name is used "above the title" as the hook to sell this book and it is with this I have a problem. I will admit that this book was published before her Anita Blake novel, Incubus Dreams, but I read the novel first. So I was very disappointed to quickly realise that her story in the book is just an abridged version of the first part of Incubus Dreams. Consequently I could not be bothered to finish it.
On the other hand, Mary Alice Davidson has taken the trouble to write a short story in the Betsy Taylor genre. Betsy is not one of the main characters in this story, only appearing near the end, but it's a light hearted vampire tale of a incident which takes place sometime in the 3 month period between the first two Betsy books.
The two stories by Charlaine Harris and Rebecca York are much darker tales of good versus evil, revenge and even detective mystery. Both well worth reading.
Pity about the Anita Blake, but buy it for the other three stories.