I adored this book! It is a supreme sampler of Who's Who and Who's New in the horror field.
It has some of my long-time favorite authors like Karen Taylor (See her wonderful 5-novel series The Vampire Legacy), Nancy Kilpatrick (another dark mistress with multiple vampire novels), Steve Rasnic Tem (who just won the Bram Stoker award), Yvonne Navarro (a master at both her original novels -- I LOVED DEADTIMES -- and her novelizations for ALIENS and the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER series), along with Tom Piccirilli, Brian Hodge, Hugh B. Cave, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Jay Bonansinga and a host of others with multiple novels under their belt.
Then there's this delightful group of new-comers, whose names I've never heard before, or who have just started popping up in the small press. This is a detailed snap-shot of who's actively working in the horror field right now. It may not have everyone, but it comes closer than you'll ever get again. It's a wonderful way to sample new authors as well as visit again with old favorites.
I've used the book much as you do any sampler -- as a guide for buying books by authors I've never tried before. If I liked their story, I bought one of their books. I've found some new favorites as a result of discovering them in this book.
And if you don't like a story or someone's style - well, they're all less than 1,000 words long. You'll be on to someone else in a few minutes time.