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Some days, you just can't win. Witch and former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan has managed to escape her corrupt company, survive living with a vampire, start her own runner service, and face down a vampire master.
But her vampire roommate, Ivy, is off the wagon; her human boyfriend Nick is out of town indefinitely and doesn't sound like he's coming back, while the far-too-seductive vampire Kisten is looking way too tempting; and there's a turf war erupting in Cincinnati's underworld.
And there's a greater evil still. To put the vampire master behind bars and save her family, Rachel made a desperate bargain. Now there's hell to pay: literally. For if Rachel cannot stop him, the archdemon Algaliarept will pull her into the sorcerous ever-after to forfeit her soul as his slave. Forever.
"The third, and steamiest, Rachel Morgan novel...[features] an endearing cast of central characters, nonstop action, and Harrison's wicked sense of humor...pure, unadulterated fun." (Barnes & Noble Editors Review)
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By Ananda on 01-28-09
oh! the trashy goodness!
the author is great, as is the reader, but the subject matter is... well, the best supernatural summertime reading i've come across in quiet some time. it's got violence, a plucky female lead, sex, horrid fashion sense, foreseeable plot lines and engaging writing style! on the whole highly recommended! the only bad thing is the reader's pauses at inappropriate times. like. in the. middle. of a sentence.
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By dusty on 05-30-10
Okay, so I didn't know it was a sex/romance novel (well at one point it explodes into a romance novel). This was my first Kim Harrison book. I had seen her titles all over the place at Border's, and I liked her kitschy comical horror/Sergio Leone spaghetti western titles. I was rrrrrrreally disappointed with Dan Brown's "Lost Symbol" narration--and the book in general, and I was extremely skeptical about audible. I finally just went with this--and I am glad I did. I liked it, I didn't like it, then I loved it and Kim Harrison, then I didn't like it again, and then I liked it--and finally I realized that it got me through an entire week of work. I was so involved with the story that the hours flew by, and I had a hard time every day turning off my myPod (my iPod) and forcing myself to stop listening.
Would I recommend it? Yes. Highly. I probably should have started with her first book, but as I said, this was my first K. Harrison novel, and I was just looking for something really long to get me through a week of boring work. The action is detailed, but not neurotically so, the protagonist is likable, and occasionally unlikeable. She doesn't always "win," or get her way, she whines, she lies (well sometimes), and most important: she is human (as in "not perfect"). That makes her entirely believable.
The only drawback IMHO were the few over-the-top romance novel romanticized scenes that I found saccharine and unreal. Men were a bit two-dimensional (mostly muscular though) and women were for the most part hard to get along with. The only proper action I suppose is to do more research. Thus, I will buy her first novel (of this character) and see if this was a plot device, or if this is a writing style issue. I will report back on my findings. All in all though, it was a good time, and a fun ride--despite a few blemishes.
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