Book Review: Kim Harrison’s Dates from Hell

Posted February 24, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Kim Harrison’s Dates from Hell

Dates from Hell

by Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, Lori Handeland, Lynsay Sands


Series: The Hollows #0.5, Women of the Otherworld #5.2

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Pale Demon, Unbound, Something Deadly This Way Comes, The Good, the Bad, and the Undead, Every Which Way But Dead, A Fistful of Charms, For a Few Demons More, The Outlaw Demon Wails, White Witch, Black Curse, Black Magic Sanction, Eternal Lover, Love Bites, A Perfect Blood, Aftertaste, Hex Appeal, "Pet Shop Boys", "Trouble on Reserve", Into the Woods, Holidays are Hell, Ever After, Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions, Visions, Deceptions, The Drafter, The Masked Truth, "Waylaid", City of the Lost, Empire of Night, Forest of Ruin, Betrayals, The Operator, A Darkness Absolute, The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death.

Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

This Paperback has 416 pages and was published by Avon Publications on March 28, 2006. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

An anthology of four short stories that you’ll hope you never have to experience on a date!


“Undead in the Garden of Good and Evil” (Hollows, 0.5 although Harrison claims it as 2.5)
“Chaotic” (Women of the Otherworld, 5.2)

The Stories

Kim Harrison‘s “Undead in the Garden of Good and Evil” is a prequel to Harrison’s paranormal Hollow series and provides a good bit of background as to Ivy’s thoughts and feelings which lead to her encounter with Rachel as well as her relationships with Kisten and Picardy.

Lynsay Sands‘ “Claire Switch Project” is a fun read of two souls who have loved each other for years finally taking that step but in a truly unusual way as the girl of Kyle’s dreams does a double-date with his sister at their class reunion. A satisfying one-two punch to the class bitch and her Lothario date.

Kelley Armstrong‘s “Chaotic” provides the background on how Hope and Karl meet up. Hope thinks the interracial council has hired her chaos-demon powers to help the supernaturals but it all goes wrong when she’s set on the trail of Karl Marsten, werewolf jewel thief (think of a shapeshifting Cary Grant).

Lori Handeland‘s “Dead Man Dating” was my least favorite of the four and pits a demon hunter, Chavez, against an unsuccessful book agent, Kit, whom demons will not leave alone. Ah, the perils of online dating…

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