Their Dark Masters, from Red Skies Press. This one features Durham, North Carolina (formerly Greenville, South Carolina author) and a previous contributor to Fissure magazine, Brian K. Ladd, wit his short story, "Leandros and the Raki.".
In addition, editor Mark Crittendon, has nominated one of Brian's short stories to Ellen Datlow for Year's Best Horror 2010. Brian has had short stories published in previous anthologies edited my Mark as well.
Brian's story is intelligent, terrifying, highly unusual and well researched. On this story which takes place in a monastery in Constantinople, during the 1821 Greek Revolution, Brian utilizes his amazing ability to create complex, unpredictable characters, miss, them up in his cache of plot twists while touching upon his fascination with philosophy, ethics, history and philoogy. Take it from me - this is a most unusual story. I had the luck to read it during one of our writers meetings and found it most delightfully disturbing.
Description of the contents from Red skies Press: When vampires have outlasted eternity, their dark masters will rise from their ancient slumber. What evil games will they play? Find out in these fourteen tales of dread by Lee Hughes, Brian K. Ladd, Lily Childs, Erik Boman, Paul Anderson, Erin Cole, Gregory Miller, Marissa Farrar, Henry Brasater, Tyree Campbell, Rebecca L. Brown, Barry J. Northern, and Mark Anthony Crittenden, and featuring the art of Marie-Claire Graham. Warning: horror content is extreme.