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paulgoatallen
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Joe Lansdale kicks butt. I love his pulp style.



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I am almost done with Joe Lansdale's "The Bottoms" - a blistering look at racism in '30's Texas wrapped up in a serial killer tale.


Finished. Great novel. It's not fantasy at all, but if you like suspense written by a master storyteller, I highly recommend it.



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Phyllis,
 
I really loved Night Keepers and Jessica did such a good job blending the Mayan Mythology with the Modern day that the narration was very smooth.   There was some romance but if also had a lot of action in it to keeyou interested.  I wish that I didn't have to wait two months for Dawn  Keepers to come out.
 
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Hi Toni,

Thanks for letting me know about Nightkeepers. It sounds like something I would like to read. I think I am going to order it.
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paulgoatallen wrote:
Joe Lansdale kicks butt. I love his pulp style.

Another good book in the same genre is James Newman's "Midnight Rain." Newman's writing style is different than Lansdale's, but he is a born storyteller as well.
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The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason
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Currently reading: 
 
Charlaine Harris: From Dead To Worse  (I LOVE this series!)
Holly Black: Tithe
Melissa Marr: Wicked Lovely
 
 
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Currently reading The Bleeding Dusk and The Laughing Corpse
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Just finished Kelley Armstrong's Summoning, which left me with more questions than season 1 of Lost.  Going back to The Historian now.
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I recently read "Heart-shaped box" by Joe Hill...it had a good idea...but I did not care for the characters. I also read "Twilight" hearing really good things about it. I think it is really great for teenage girls interested in Vampires, but not really for adults.
 
I just finished Haunted Lily - The Nightmare Ball". Wonderful book. Fast paced and intriguing. Exciting moments throughout, especially during the paranormal investigations. The characters are compelling and easy to relate to. Well written. I couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next installment. I highly recommend this book.
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I just finished Wicked Game by Jeri smith Ready, and it was so good. Its a must read. It is the first book I have read so far that has meaning behind it, don't get me wrong i have loved all the other books i have read so far to date, but this one kind of touched home with the girl Cira, as you can se  the in my previous post about book in the sub-feature..
 
 
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I just finished Songs for the Missing, the First Look program selection, and now that I am back from vacation I will get back to The Host and read Wicked Game.

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Attempted to read The Historian, couldn't get into it.  There was too many extra words, and I felt like I was reading a history texbook/research term paper/encyclopedia.  WAY too wordy. So I read Requiem for the Devil by Jeri Smith-Ready, which was Amazing! Now I'm working on the Host.  So here's hoping it's better than the Twilight series.
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I just went out and bought (from the extra money i had left over) midnight alley and feast of fools. Yesterday I started and finished the dead girls dance, and today midnight alley. I'm almost afraid to pick up feast of fools because i know ill finish it off in one go. I really just want to wait and read it slowly and not be on the edge for a few days for the next book to come out. I'm glad at least her 6th book is already in the process of being written. I love the originality and cleverness of these stories. Anyone else reading them? I'm just hoping feast of fools isnt to much of a cliff hanger (fingers crossed).

After this series i look forward to vampire academy book 2. But after that i'm not sure what else i should pick up to read. Any suggestions?
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Dragonchica wrote--Attempted to read The Historian, couldn't get into it.  There was too many extra words, and I felt like I was reading a history texbook/research term paper/encyclopedia.  WAY too wordy. So I read Requiem for the Devil by Jeri Smith-Ready, which was Amazing! Now I'm working on the Host.  So here's hoping it's better than the Twilight series

The first time I attempted to read The Historian, I just couldn't get into it at all, so I put it down, I thought it was to wordy and I couldn't force myself to read it.  Last year, I picked it back up on a whim, and I was transported to a world of magic, it was one of the best books I ever have read.  I couldn't understand what I was missing the first time.  Dracula does make a appearance in The Historian, I just couldn't get my nose out of the book until I finished it.  Perhaps if you pick it up at a later date and just get past those first few chapters, you will find the magic that the book offers.  It is truly a good read.  I finished it last year and  I haven't forgotten the book.  It isn't forgettable.  :smileyhappy:
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I just finished WIcked Game, and I think my next book will be the Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy.
Or Grimspace by Ann Aguirre.
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Or Grimspace by Ann Aguirre.

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Synde,

Kelley Armstrong is featuring this book in her online book club this month. I am still hoping to get to it after I finish The Host and read wicked Game....

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I am trying to read Fool Moon but am having trouble sticking to it.  I finished Captains Fury by Butcher too.  I was more compelled by the Codex Alera books then the Dresden files.  I am also reading House of Cards by CE Murphy.  I am also finding this book easy to put down so I am also reading Fledgeling(just started)  by O Butler.  In the wings is Nymphos of Rocky Flats.   Ah, life is good. 
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lilithesque wrote:
I am trying to read Fool Moon but am having trouble sticking to it. I finished Captains Fury by Butcher too. I was more compelled by the Codex Alera books then the Dresden files. I am also reading House of Cards by CE Murphy. I am also finding this book easy to put down so I am also reading Fledgeling(just started) by O Butler. In the wings is Nymphos of Rocky Flats. Ah, life is good.





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Fledgling is great! I'll be curious to hear what you think of it.

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I am have just finished "Songs for the Missing", Haunted Lily", and "From dead to Worse"... love the vampires!
 
 
"Wicked Lovely" is next on my hit list!
 
 
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Or Grimspace by Ann Aguirre.



I'm curious about that one. I don't know if it is just being marketed this way, but it looks like the urban fantasy "style" has been adapted into a new setting. So let us know how it turns out.
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