BAD TO THE BONE Vampire thief Raylene Pendle doesn’t need more complications in her life. Her Seattle home is already overrun by a band of. Cherie Priest (born July 30, ) is an American novelist and blogger living in Seattle, Cherie Priest . Hellbent, September 6, , Bantam Spectra. Hellbent sees the return of the sassy super thief Raylene – also known as Cheshire Red – who is back to her usual tricks, hired to retrieve a.

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And i say “romp” with the highest praise; it’s a great type ehllbent book to read, and it looks like a very hard style to write well. How this adds to the plot of Ian’s House wanting him to man up and rule in the vacant place that has opened up I don’t get.

Second, Elizabeth wants to kill cuerie guy and thinks of everyone around as collateral damage. This is especially true with the story involving the Atlanta House.

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The old tale of Vampires naturally being obsessive compulsive is nicely played out with a tongue in cheek humour. Then there was this crazy sorceress who wanted the baculum for herself and so Raylene had to deal with that also. With an urban fantasy novel like this, where the author has to introduce new material most every book, the reader can expect digressions now and again to explain things. For a smackdown, everyone knows you wear something you could care less about because there is the off chance it might get ripped or soiled.

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Also living with Raylene is Ian Stott a blind vampire for whom Raylene has a friend with benefits relationship with. I am also enjoying the way she is embracing what is often a problem with on-going series: That has got to be worth at least a few new stories but guess the fanbase for these books was not large enough to keep them going which is a shame.


Actually, it occured to me after I clicked on this too fix something, that maybe the penis bones are for the kitten cause he might need them. To ask other readers questions about Cuerieplease sign up. What ends up drawing down the book a little bit is the fact that it’s time is split between two storylines. Seriously, you should hear her when she talks about the people she meets. View all 5 comments.

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In she left the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with an M. Meanwhile Ian’s brother Max is trying to track him down to kill him because Max wants to control the Vampire House and Ian is the current heir to it. Raylene was working two cases throughout the book and they were nicely balanced. First name Country where you live Book Your rating out of 10 1 2 3 4 prlest 6 7 8 9 10 Your review. This book is not dark but rather light and helbent.

Hellbent by Cherie Priest is the second pgiest in her Cheshire Red urban fantasy series. Shouldn’t compassion kind of go across the board?

Dec 18, Ranting Dragon rated it liked it Shelves: When Raylene discovers that heklbent brilliant,schizophrenic ex-NASA scientist is using them for her own mysterious reasons,Raylene begins to identify with her,and the more she learns,the more she wants to help her,in spite of her constant resistance to human attachment. The ending is predictable, but it makes sense. It’s a sold urban fantasy series that I will continue to enjoy!

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The first half or so is well paced, but the latter half contributes to the skin-deep feeling I got from the book, as a lot of stuff happens. In retrospect, it almost seems like a video game RPG, where you finish a set of quests and have new dialogue options hellbsnt your companions. Too bad – even though this was weaker than the first, I’d keep reading. She is also known for giving talks and writing articles about the hobby of urban exploration. She’s got a drag queen, a schizophrenic rocket scientist, a trio of vampires with disabilities one deaf, one blind, and one with OCDand two homeless kids, and none of them are a punchline or caricature.


But Raylene needs the fat payday that Horace is promising her for retrieving the bones to help take care of her new makeshift family, which includes a blind vampire named Ian and a couple of runaway human kids. There were fun trips into “House” vampire lore, I liked the subplot with the magic “penis bones” although there were about too many boner jokes, even for ME!!!

And it’s a true urban fantasy that is not a mis-labeled paranormal romance–there’s no sex here, just a lot of hilarity about penis bones and how to steal them. She is a regular attendee and panelist at DragonCon and several other genre conventions around the country such as Penguicon and Steamcon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And it keeps looking for Adrian’s sister.

The dry sarcasm, the world building and characters, the long arc that is evolving, the relationships In conjunction with the development of the characters, the banter between characters is absolutely stellar.

There are worse things in this proest than al-Qaeda and North Korea, Zach. It feels like this book has no plot but a series of stulid occurrences that somehow we are told and that are silly and make no sense whatsoever I am a fan of Priest’s writing, and this book isn’t an exception. In the first book, there were few over used urban fantasy cliches, here there are too many. So when she finds out where Elizabeth is going to next she wear a vintage Chanel that she bought herself in the s.