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Running with the Pack - Mike Resnick, C.E. Murphy, Carrie Vaughn, Laura Anne Gilman, Lawrence Schimel, Susan Palwick, Jeffrey Ford, Peter Bell, Marie Brennan, Steve Duffy, Amanda Downum, Samantha Henderson, Jesse Bullington, Karen Everson, Ekaterina Sedia, Geoffrey Goodwin, Genevieve Valentine, A short story collection centered around a wolf transformation, aligned more closely to horror than urban fantasy. While some are inventive, many read like a short story workshop: "What if you mix werewolf with...?" Some of these are Very Serious Short Stories with Important Life Lessons. (Must outsider always equal woman/native/gay?) In the spirit of not taking myself too seriously (with apologies to Gail Ambrosia (http://gailambrosius.com/explore-flavors/) story by story:Wild Ride: Hershey's darkSide-Effects May Include: green-tea infused chocolatesComparison of Efficacy Rates for Seven Antipathetics As Employed Against Lycanthropes: cacao beansThe Beautiful Gelreesh: chocolate chipsSkin in the Game: Cocoa PuffsBlended: cognac chocolatesLocked Doors: leftover Halloween chocolateWerelove: Chocolate Chunk Luna BarsIn Sheep's Clothing: Ghiradelli bittersweet baking chocolateRoyal Bloodlines: Fig chocolatesThe Dire Wolf: dark chocolate truffleTake Back the Night: Easter Bunny missing an earMongrel: Nutella by the spoonfulDeadfall: vanilla creme chocolatesRed Riding Hood's Child: Caramel Sprinkled with Grey SaltAre You a Vampire or a Goblin: Cinnamon/Cayenne chocolateThe Pack and the Pickup Artist: Shiitake Mushroom chocolateThe Garden, The Moon, The Wall: Sweet Curry with Saffron chocolateBlamed for Trying to Live: pecan turtlesThe Barony at Rodal: Soy Delicious Chocolate ice creamInside Out: chocolate chip cookiesGestella: Orange Almond chocolate