I was away from the internet for a while.  Yes, even twitter.  I would stop in just to say hello, good morning, or to let people know that I was in dire need of coffee.  Of course telling others that I was in dire need of large quantities of coffee wouldn’t really get me anywhere, but I felt better sharing it anyway.  As to the reason for my absence (as if anyone really noticed since I don’t really have much input), I went on another reading binge, and honestly I have a feeling that it’s not going to stop anytime soon.  However, before I go even further into my binge I wanted to bring you up to speed on all the books I’ve been reading…if anyone is interested. 

I started with Kim Harrison’s Dead Witch Walking and was unable to stop myself until I had caught up with the rest of the series.  Below is a list of books I’ve read since I went MIA on the net. Synopsis mostly for the first books, unless I’m on the latest book in the series.  All the series I have read are great.  I’m waiting patiently for each new book to come out.  Also I started writing this blog about 2 months ago, and just finished it.  Sad, that I didn’t have this done earlier but I kept getting roped into another book.  I will let you know others that I have read that I may or may have not mentioned already. 

Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison

Rachel Morgan is on the run with a contract on her head. To clear her name, Rachel must evade shape-changing assassins, outwit a powerful businessman/crimelord, and survive a vicious underground fight-to-the-death. Fun, sassy, filled with action, humor, and romance, Dead Witch Walking is perfect for anyone who likes vampires, paranormal fantasy, romance, or just a great beach book.

Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton:  

Anita Blake may be small and young, but vampires call her the Executioner. Anita is a necromancer and vampire hunter in a time when vampires are protected by law–as long as they don’t get too nasty. Now someone’s killing innocent vampires and Anita agrees–with a bit of vampiric arm-twisting–to help figure out who and why. 

Trust is a luxury Anita can’t afford when her allies aren’t human. The city’s most powerful vampire, Nikolaos, is 1,000 years old and looks like a 10-year-old girl. The second most powerful vampire, Jean-Claude, is interested in more than just Anita’s professional talents, but the feisty necromancer isn’t playing along–yet. This popular series has a wild energy and humor, and some very appealing characters–both dead and alive. 

Meredith Gentry series also by Laurell K Hamilton:  

Meredith NicEssus is a faerie princess turned private investigator in a world where faeries are not only known to the general public, but are also fashionable. She takes on the pseudonym “Meredith Gentry” to hide from her family and her past while hiding out in Los Angeles, California as a private investigator at Grey’s Detective Agency. Merry, the only Sidhe (pronounced “shee”) royal to be born on American soil, fearing the continuous assassination attempts on her life thinly disguised as duels, flees the Unseelie Court in a final act of self-preservation. Her glamour (the art of magical disguise through illusion) is nearly unrivaled at court, and she is able to pass herself off as a human with fey blood. 

Kitty Norville Series by Carrie Vaugh:   

Kitty Norville, a late-night radio DJ, accidentally starts a late-night talk show about Werewolves, Vampires, and other mythical creatures. The catch is – she’s a werewolf herself, and the secret is supposed to stay silent. 

Burned (House of Night Series #7) by PC Cast & Kristin Cast:  

When friends stop trusting each other, Darkness is there to fan the flames…. Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her.  But how?  He will have to die to do so, the Vampyre High Council stipulates.  And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days left…  Enter  BFF Stevie Rae.  She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her own.  The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect them from the consequences.  Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own good.  The truth is, Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to getting Zoey home but also threatens to explode her whole world. In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it).  She’s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her with the goddess’s own voice, whether she wants it or not.  Aphrodite’s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance. Three girls… playing with fire… if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned. 

Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock series #2) by Faith Hunter:   

Jane Yellowrock is back on the prowl against the children of the night… The vampire council has hired skinwalker Jane Yellowrock to hunt and kill one of their own who has broken sacred ancient rules-but Jane quickly realizes that in a community that is thousands of years old, loyalties run deep… 

Darkness Calls (Hunter Kiss series #2) by Marjorie M Liu:   

Demon hunter Maxine Kiss, inked with living tattoos, is on a mission to rescue the man she loves from a bloodthirsty army. To save him, Maxine has only one choice: to lose control-and release her own powers of darkness. 

Thorn Queen (Dark Swan series #2) by Richelle Mead:   

Eugenie Markham is a shaman for hire, paid to bind and banish creatures from the Otherworld. But after her last battle, she’s also become queen of the Thorn Land. It’s hardly an envious life, not with her kingdom in tatters, her love life in chaos, and Eugenie eager to avoid the prophecy about her firstborn destroying mankind. And now young girls are disappearing from the Otherworld, and no one—except Eugenie—seems willing to find out why. 

Eugenie has spilled plenty of fey blood in her time, but this enemy is shrewd, subtle, and nursing a very personal grudge. And the men in her life aren’t making things any easier. Her boyfriend Kiyo is preoccupied with his pregnant ex, and sexy fey king Dorian always poses a dangerous distraction. With or without their help, Eugenie must venture deep into the Otherworld and trust in an unpredictable power she can barely control. Reluctant queen or not, Eugenie has sworn to do her duty—even if it means facing the darkest—and deadliest—side of her nature. . . 

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa:   

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined… 

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home. 

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change. 

But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart. 

The Reckoning (Darkest Powers series #3) by Kelley Armstrong:   

My name is Chloe Saunders. I’m fifteen, and I would love to be normal. 

But normal is one thing I’m not. 

For one thing, I’m having these feelings for a certain antisocial werewolf and his sweet-tempered brother—who just happens to be a sorcerer—but, between you and me, I’m leaning toward the werewolf. 

Not normal. 

My friends and I are also on the run from an evil corporation that wants to get rid of us—permanently. 

Definitely not normal. 

And finally, I’m a genetically altered necromancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying. 

As far away from normal as it gets.

 The Good Die Twice, Full Moon Bloody Moon, Chasing Ghosts, The Unseen, Sara Morningsky by Lee Driver: 

Chase Dagger is a private detective with no past and a knack for inheriting the most bizarre cases. To handle unusual cases requires unusual assistants. Einstein is a scarlet macaw with a photographic memory. Sara is Native American with the ability to shape-shift. When Sara witnesses the murder of a woman, she finds it difficult to convince Dagger that the murder took place. Especially after she identifies the woman as Rachel Tyler. According to Robert Tyler, his wife died five years ago. 

Vampire Babylon Series by Chris Green: 

Stuntwoman Dawn Madison’s father vanished while he was investigating the bizarre sighting of a supposedly long-dead child star. Joining her father’s odd P.I. colleagues for the search, Dawn discovers an erotic and bloody underground society made up of creatures she thought existed only on the screen—and some of them are dangerously attractive. 

Deadtown by Nancy Holzner: 

They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders-but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human. 

Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson series #5) by Patricia Briggs: 

All-new action in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she’d previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down. It seems the book contains secret knowledge-and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn’t take enough of Mercy’s attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam’s life forfeit. All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn’t careful, she might not have many more to live…

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