BITE and digest
I like my vampires dark and intense, and BITE is interesting in that it showcases some very original premises that are well worth appreciating. Yet, ultimately, this book seems to be more about extending these authors' series work and not creating self-contained short stories. For instance, Hamtilton gives us a glimpse of her awesome Anita Blake character and her nemesis/lover Jean-Claude; and Harris continues her Sookie Stackhouse character. And I actually haven't read the other authors before, so I'm not sure if their stories were based on established characters or not.
At any rate, if you like to catch up with old favorites, you'll like this. If you enjoy vampire romance, you'll eat this up. If you want some clever twists on vampire life, this is your chance to grab some of it.