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Stacia Kane is the author of the light-hearted romantic urban fantasy "Megan Chase" series starting with PERSONAL DEMONS.

She currently writes the gritty dystopian urban fantasy "Downside" series starring Chess Putnam and featuring ghosts, human sacrifice, drugs, witchcraft, punk rock, and a badass '69 Chevelle. She bleaches her hair and wears a lot of black.


Okay, there will be a new post on Monday, because I’ve had a cold (I’m finally better now) and this week got sooo far away from me.


But I’m still here, I just don’t have a finished post and it seems silly to post it late on Friday night.


So, see you Monday, for some ranty goodness and such.


(I’ve just spent like an hour trying to find an adorable image or funny gif or something to put here, but co...

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Home (Downside Ghosts, #3.6)
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Ernest Hemingway
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“Readers have the right to say whatever the fuck they want about a book. Period. They have that right. If they hate the book because the MC says the word “delicious” and the reader believes it’s the Devil’s word and only evil people use it, they can shout from the rooftops “This book is shit and don’t read it” if they want. If they want to write a review entirely about how much they hate the cover, they can if they want. If they want to make their review all about how their dog Foot Foot especially loved to pee on that particular book, they can."

[Blog entry, January 9, 2012]”
Stacia Kane

“NO reader has ANY obligation to an author, whether it be to leave a review or to write a "constructive" one. I put out a product. You are consumers of that product. Since when does that mean you have to kiss my ass? Hey, I like Pop-Tarts and eat them a few times a year; since when does that mean I'm obligated to support Kellogg's in any way except legally purchasing the Pop-Tarts before I eat them? I wasn't aware that purchasing and consuming a product meant I was under some sort of fucking thrall in which I'm only allowed to either praise the Pop-Tart (which to be honest isn't hard, especially the S'mores flavor) or, if I am going to criticize a flavor, offer a specific and detailed analysis as to why, phrased in as inoffensive and gentle a manner as possible so as not to upset the gentle people at Kellogg's."

[Something in the Water? (blog post; January 9, 2012)]”
Stacia Kane

“You know I do, aye? Love you right, Chessiebomb.”
Stacia Kane, City of Ghosts

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Please help us pick the next group series read. We started out with so many nominations in the first poll that we decided to narrow it down to the top 4 series and then vote again. (This was suggested by one of our members as a way to ensure we select the series the majority of our members wish to read.)

The Maze Runner series by James Dashner.
There are four books in the series.

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner

The synopsis of the first book, The Maze Runner is:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
 
  21 votes 36.2%

Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane
5 Books total in the series:

Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1) by Stacia Kane

Synopsis of first book in series Unholy Ghosts:
THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED.

The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living are under attack. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead. But Chess is keeping a dark secret: She owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump, who wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job that involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump’s ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah.
 
  15 votes 25.9%

The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
There are 19 books in this series.

One For The Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich

The synopsis for the first book in the series, One For The Money:
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash--fast--but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family.

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water--wanted for murder.

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight--and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.
 
  13 votes 22.4%

The October Daye series by Seanan McGuire.
There are 6 books in the series.

Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire

Synopsis of the first book, Rosemary and Rue:
The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie's survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, these second-class children of Faerie spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Or, in the case of October "Toby" Daye, rejecting it completely. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating into a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, Faerie has other ideas.

The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose, one of the secret regents of the San Francisco Bay Area, pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening's dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby is forced to resume her old position as knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills and begin renewing old alliances that may prove her only hope of solving the mystery...before the curse catches up with her.
 
  9 votes 15.5%

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“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”
Ernest Hemingway

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message 16: by Elena

Elena Schmid torre Stacia, I just had to tell you how much I love this series! Chess and Terrible (especially Terrible!) are among my favorite characters ever.... I love that they are not your typical leading characters, but flawed and real. I am so sad that I just finished Chasing Magic, and now have to wait for the next one :(


message 14: by PageTurner (last edited Sep 23, 2014 09:04PM)

PageTurner Stacia, thanks for adding me as a friend! Your Downside Ghosts series is a work of art...by far my favorite UF series EVER!


message 13: by Kim

Kim  *Mo Chridhe* Hi Stacia! I just finished Chasing Magic last night. I loved it so much! I hope you continue writing Downside. I don't think I'll ever get enough of it. I know they're fictional but I care so much about Chess and Terribe. I think this will be a long book hangover.


message 12: by Maggie

Maggie Ms. Kane, I cannot tell you how pleased I am to find a punk author. Your Downside series is among my favorites. Anyone who puts The Stooges in their books is my hero. :)
/fangirling


Derrolyn Anderson You're awesome. Just the name "Foot Foot" alone...LOL XD



Sarah (SB) ღ Hey! Happy (late) Birthday! Did you make your own cake?


message 9: by Julia

Julia You are wonderful and I adore you.


Georges Kariotis ......................................... Hi Stacia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for your friendship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Andrea Caro I love your attitude about reviews so much that I just bought everything of yours that I could off Amazon in one fell swoop.


message 6: by Lisa

Lisa Happy Birthday Stacia!!


Sangr1a Thanks for adding me as a friend! :D


message 4: by Lisa

Lisa I recommended your Downside Ghost series to my favorite local book store...today after lunch I was happy to see your books are on display! :~)


message 3: by Lisa

Lisa just ordered the first Megan Chase! I have a feeling I'm going to be re-reading my Downsides again. I can't stop comparing each book to them. :) This is a good thing, except the waiting for #4 will seem long!
Have a great week.


Stacia Kane Lisa wrote: "Just finished City of Ghosts! Wow! I love your writing style. I love Chess, Terrible and Lex. I am so happy to have found this series and your books! Look forward to finding more! Have a fantastic ..."

Thanks Lisa! You too. :-)


message 1: by Lisa

Lisa Just finished City of Ghosts! Wow! I love your writing style. I love Chess, Terrible and Lex. I am so happy to have found this series and your books! Look forward to finding more! Have a fantastic weekend!


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