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Old May 28 2014, 11:51 AM   #76
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Re: Urban Fantasy: Vampire and Witches and Weres, oh my!

I can't believe I haven't noticed this thread till today. I've been reading many urban fantasy series over the past three years and these have been my favorites:

1. Any novels by Richelle Mead (Georgina Kincaid series, Vampire Academy series, Bloodlines series, Dark Swan series)
2. Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniels series
3. Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series
4. Ilona Andrew's The Edge series
5. Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series (I've only read the prequel and book 1. Currently reading book 2, so far its been good)
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Old May 28 2014, 11:21 PM   #77
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I was busy for half the day yesterday, only got started around 3 and a headache with some visual disturbances came on after about an hour but I kept reading until around 5 and had to give up until bedtime and read another chapter before going to sleep. Otherwise I'd have probably finished it in one sitting.

With how long this took to come out I'm beginning to worry I may never see the series through, but I'm looking forward to more of his work.
I always try to pace myself when reading a new 'Dresden' but I can only savor it so long. I stretched this one from Early Tuesday Morning thru about an hour ago Wednesday Afternoon.

Skin Game was awesome! Best one yet from my perspective. Slightly nudging Dead Beat down into the #2 spot. He's closing in on the finale at this point but it's going to be 8 more years (MINIMUM) and that's if he stops at 20 casebooks and starts the B.A.T.

All I can say is, Bring on Dresden #16: PEACE TALKS (Can't wait)
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Old May 29 2014, 06:36 AM   #78
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Oh, has that been announced as the title? Any tentative dates? I noticed Amazon list Cinder Spire 1 as an August release.
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Old May 29 2014, 07:24 AM   #79
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Oh, has that been announced as the title? Any tentative dates? I noticed Amazon list Cinder Spire 1 as an August release.
Butcher said on his recent Reddit AMA that it would be the title, but I haven't seen an "official" announcement yet.
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Old June 1 2014, 07:12 AM   #80
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Anyone here read the Syrena Legacy books? I picked up the first one today cheap for my Kindle app. I've been curious to check out some modern mermaid stories, and this ones seems pretty well liked. I read the Kindle sample a few months back, and I enjoyed it.
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Old June 1 2014, 07:40 AM   #81
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Oh, has that been announced as the title? Any tentative dates? I noticed Amazon list Cinder Spire 1 as an August release.
Butcher said on his recent Reddit AMA that it would be the title, but I haven't seen an "official" announcement yet.
It's about as "Official" as these things go. Jim's been using the "PEACE TALKS" title for Book #16 during the current Book Tour.

FYI the current title for Book #17 is MIRROR MIRROR (Which should hold firm as long as the story doesn't swap position in the current order which has happened a few times so far.)
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Old June 1 2014, 10:51 PM   #82
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In A Fist a Fist Full of Charms, I very glad that Rachel and Jenks started talking again fairly early in the book. I was afraid that was going to be dragged out forever. Jenks is one of my favorite character in the series, and I was afraid he wasn't going to be in the book much.
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Old June 18 2014, 04:20 AM   #83
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Does anyone know of any Urban Fantasy other than The Iron Druid Chronicles that takes place in the western US? All I could find on Goodreads was at least some of the first Dorina Basab book (NYC, San Fransisco, and Vegas), and at least the first Georgina Kinkade book (Seattle). I was mainly interested in California.
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Old June 18 2014, 08:55 AM   #84
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Now that you've mentioned it, I suddenly realize most of the urban fantasy I've read are situated in eastern USA. I'm hard pressed trying to remember any that are located in western USA. In fact, I only remember one series that's based in California.

While Richelle Mead's Vampire Series was largely set in Montana, Portland and Siberia, the followup series Bloodlines is situated in California and an occasional trip to Vegas. The reason being vampires hate sunlight, which makes California the perfect location to hide a vampire princess who many powerful factions want to kill.
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Old June 19 2014, 12:27 AM   #85
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Yeah, it's weird.
I can't remember if I've mentioned it here, but I'm actually working on my own Urban Fantasy story, and it was originally going to be in NYC, but after seeing how little UF takes place west of the Mississipi, I'm tempted to move it to LA instead.
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Old June 19 2014, 06:43 AM   #86
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My guess is its a subconscious effort by authors to distance themselves from the two major genre-defining series that were both located in California, Buffy and Angel.
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There's the Sandman Slim books.
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Old July 14 2014, 01:58 AM   #88
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I spent a couple hours reading Magic Bleeds earlier today, and in those 40ish pages there were some huge developments for the series. I can't wait to see where this one goes.
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Old July 16 2014, 01:29 AM   #89
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I finished Magic Bleeds last night.
My review:
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Wow, this is a great book. I've been a big fan of this series since the first book, and there were several things that have been building throughout the previous entries that saw some major developments here. Luckily these have been things that I have enjoyed, so these developments made me very happy. I can't wait to see where things go from here.
Rating: 5\5
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Old July 16 2014, 01:39 AM   #90
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Oh, has that been announced as the title? Any tentative dates? I noticed Amazon list Cinder Spire 1 as an August release.
Butcher said on his recent Reddit AMA that it would be the title, but I haven't seen an "official" announcement yet.
It's about as "Official" as these things go. Jim's been using the "PEACE TALKS" title for Book #16 during the current Book Tour.

FYI the current title for Book #17 is MIRROR MIRROR (Which should hold firm as long as the story doesn't swap position in the current order which has happened a few times so far.)
Incidentally, we know more about Mirror Mirror than we do about Peace Talks. All we know about Peace Talks is that it's going to have the White Council, and Ivy, and more supernatural violence than any previous book. And presumably some sort of talks.

Mirror Mirror, on the other hand, we know its caused by Mirrorverse Harry summoning Prime Harry in order to kill him to as part of a faking his own death scheme. And he bit off more than he could chew by grabbing the freaking Winter Knight instead of some other more vulnerable alt.

We also know that the two Harrys diverged at the end of Grave Peril. Presumably, Mirror Harry let Bianca take Susan to prevent the war. And that led to a whole lot of bad choices.
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