Saturday, October 13, 2007

Back in the Hollows Again

There’s no witch in Cincinnati tougher, sexier, or more screwed up than bounty hunter Rachel Morgan, who’s already put her love life and her soul in dire jeopardy through her determined efforts to bring criminal night creatures to justice.

Between “runs”, she has her hands full fending off the attentions of her blood-drinking partner, keeping a deadly secret from her backup, and resisting a hot new vamp suitor.

Rachel must also take a stand in the war that’s raging in the city’s underworld, since she helped put away its former vampire kingpin – and made a deal with a powerful demon to do so that could cost her an eternity of pain, torment, and degradation.

And now her dark “master” is coming to collect his due.



I recently read an anthology called Dates from Hell and there was a story in it by
Kim Harrison which made me realize just how very much I have missed the Hollows so I decided to pick up where I left off with the third book in the series called Every Which Way But Dead and it was even better than I ever could have hoped! I’m kicking myself for taking so long to read it.

Since I did take a break from the Rachel Morgan's world I was a little confused at first because Harrison’s books don’t read very well as stand-alones but because I have read the others (although it’s been awhile) I was able to puzzle out key things (like who people were) eventually. The author does try to give a little back story but unless you have read the previous two books then you will more than likely will be lost.

I have to say that I’m really happy with the direction the series is going and I hope Rachel keeps her current love interest! There was so much action and drama in Every Which Way that I’m still wondering how it all fit into only 500 pages. So much happened in the book that I’m still
wondering when that poor girl found time to sleep!

I’ll be starting the next book in the series (A Fistful of Charms) soon. I’m just hoping it will be as good this one but since Rachel and Ivy always seem to be getting into some kind of trouble (with many people trying to kill them), I’m assuming it will be.

The Rachel Morgan (Hollows) Series:
1. Dead Witch Walking (2004)
2. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (2005)
aka Where Demons Dare
7. White Witch, Black Curse (2009)
8. Black Magic Sanction (2010

Anthology

Reminder: As always, the pictures are also links to various things (interviews, information, etc.)

7 comments:

  1. I don't do the "blood drinking" ~~shivers~~

    Is it just me or does the red choker look like her neck has been slashed and the blood is dripping down...

    And no I didn't know the pictures linked up to other stuff...thanks for the heads up!

    Have a great day!

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  2. I kind of like the red choker. Does that make me morbid?

    I'm also something of an old-school romance reader. I like paranormals, but I have a hard time with books wherein the hero and heroine don't get an HEA that sticks after one book. Eek! Would I be okay with this series, or would it traumatize me?

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  3. I honestly don't know. I really, really like Kistin but Rachel is a bit emotionally messed up so they might not stick.

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  4. I really need to read this series. I wish I could take a paid year off of work just to read. Unfortunately, I don't think my employer would approve such a deal. :-)

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  5. I'd love to read for a living too!

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  6. Haha! Welcome back to the series, Jen. I finished Fistful of Charms a few weeks ago. This book, Book 3, is my favorite so far. Book 4 is actually pretty good, and some significant developments happen.

    Sadly, there wasn't any of the two demons in it (Big Al and the other one, Nero?).

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  7. I'm so glad you posted on this - I actually was looking at Dates from Hell tonight at work when I was choosing books to put on a creepy/horror book display, and I made a mental note (which I promptly forgot all about) to find out which book came first in Kim Harrison's series and try it out. I just put the first one on hold after reading your post, and I'm looking forward to the series. It sounds like a lot of fun!

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