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Vulnerable (Little Goddess #1)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  860 Ratings  ·  104 Reviews
Working graveyards in a stop & rob seemed a small price for Cory to pay in order to get her degree and get the hell out of Nor-Cal. She was terrified of disappearing into the aimless vortex that awaited the lost and the young that haunted her neck of the woods. Until the night she actually stopped looking at her books and looked up. What awaited her was a world she had ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by iUniverse
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Dec 28, 2009 Parajunkee rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Parajunkee by: Amazon reviews -- lies!
Meet Corinne Carol Anne, otherwise known as Cory. Cory is a sad, chubby, little goth girl. She's also a bit on the white trash side of the fence and just happens to work the graveyard shift at a Chevron station. Cory, who absolutely hates herself, her life and her town, is not a very lovable character. She is rather on the pitiful side.

After a few paragraphs of smack talking and descriptions of herself as a tough chickie...the book veers right into statements that only halfway make sense and hin
Jun 16, 2008 Amy rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one.
Recommended to Amy by:
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DarkHeart "Vehngeance"
Feb 07, 2009 DarkHeart "Vehngeance" rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009, urban-fantasy
Such a wonderful book. The characters are wonderfully developed so that you become completely engrossed in the story and their lives. Amy Lane has created wonderful characters in Cory, Adrian and Green, and a wonderful supporting cast in Arturo and Bracken. There is a very sexual side to her main characters which I think she presents wonderfully. She writes it all in such a way that I think it would be hard for anyone to take an issue with the relationships amongst them as she makes it all quite ...more
Cory (Corinne Carol-Anne Kirkpatrick) a nineteen year old girl works at night at a gas station to earn money for her planned escape of her small hometown. She wants to go to college and make something of her life and herself. One night shes accidentally touched by Arturo an elf and suddenly she can see what was hidden from her view up to this moment. Her customers are not really humans but elves, shapeshifters and vampires. When she meets Adrian, a vampire her life changes dramatically. Not only ...more
Nov 20, 2008 Denni rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Good reviews are available for this book, so I will only comment that this is one of my alltime favorits. The characters are very well developed, and storyline is interesting. Very emotional journey watching heroine grow and learn to love and to accept love.

Although there are editing errors, IMO the excellence of the story transcends the errors. Amazed this author hasn't been picked up by a major publisher. I recommend this book to to everyone that enjoys Paranormal romantica.

Menage caution.
Dec 15, 2008 Jen rated it really liked it
Fair warning: you have to be pretty open-minded to read this. If you’re not, that’s too bad, because you’re missing out on a great story. Cory meets, and falls in love with a vampire, Adrian, and an elf, Green, and there is a touching love triangle between the three. Although the development of these relationships is a big part of the story, it isn’t the only thing that happens. The preternatural community is being targeted by someone, killing them off in a gruesome manner. Cory, Adrian, and Gr ...more
Camille-Dhark Nytmhare
I usually don't like first person narratives because you don't get the detail that I love with world-building. The author makes Cory an intelligent but very down to earth character so she is properly scripted and eloquent in descibing her surroundings, experiences, and her interactions with the other characters in the story. I also thought it ingenious to use 3 POV's to tell the story. Doing so gave tremendous insight to each main characters feelings. And that allowed us to connect and understan ...more
Jan 16, 2008 Courtney rated it really liked it
This book introduces us to Cory, the imperfect, eminently likeable heroine of Amy Lane's Little Goddess series. She leads a mundane life working at a gas station and taking classes to better herself and get out of the little, nowheresville in which she lives...until one day, she's touched by an elf who awakens her powers and introduces her to a world simmering just below the surface of her life.

Cory falls in love with Adrian and becomes a part of Green's Hill, a world populated by sidhe, pixies
Grammy 1
Jan 29, 2010 Grammy 1 rated it it was amazing
I have heard about this series from friends on an Amazon thread and ordered all 3 books of the Little Goddess Series by Amy Lane. Being an avid reader and not so new to PNR, I have felt some of the more well known authors and their stories were starting to blend together and looking a little the same.

This story starts out with an idea that made me sit back a minute and think of my own life. How one thing in one moment in time a touch a look can change EVERYTHING..
Also relatable is the heroine
Carolyn F.
May 03, 2010 Carolyn F. rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book! I loved everything about it. Cory discovers a whole different world that's always been around her, falls in love twice, loses one of her loves and tries to live.

As an aside, I lived around that area for about 15 years and still live very close so as she is describing all these different locations, buildings, streets, I'm thinking, "I know that place, I've been on that street, I've shopped in that store." I loved her descriptions of the climate and landscape, almost poetic
Jan 12, 2011 Kelli rated it it was amazing
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Jun 18, 2010 Amandatheprwriter rated it it was amazing
I have no words to describe the sensual beauty of this novel. I fell head over heels in love with Adrian . . . and Green, and Bracken and . . . This is the most errotic and emotional story I've ever read. But the sex scenes arn't rounchy, they're heartfelt and lovely and very, very hot. The prose is written so fluidly that it feels like poetry. I recomend this book to anyone who enjoys romance, paranormal, sci-fi, well, to anyone and everyone. Amy Lane deserves to be picked up by a top-name publ ...more
Christy Duke
This is going to be a difficult review for me to write and that's why I've waited until I have read it twice before even making the effort. It will be hard for me to describe the beauty and the love that is found here with Cory, Adrian, Green and the rest of the Hill. But, before I do that, I need to express how amazing I think Amy Lane's writing is in Vulnerable. The writing is lyrical, evocative and descriptive in a way that makes you feel the beauty and the wonder of this new world that the a ...more
As a general rule I don't review books I have not finished, but I sense the fault was not entirely mine. Ok, so I was time constrained reading this because it was a Kindle lend and I had borrowed too many books for someone with ADD to read in two weeks. but I started this one 4 days before I had to return it and that's my average time frame for reading a book (as long as I'm interested enough). I read the first 25% in one seating, could not put it down. I thought, hey, I may even finish this bef ...more
Vicki Keire
Jun 21, 2011 Vicki Keire rated it it was amazing
I actually stumbled across this in one of the strangest of places- a used bookstore that I haven't visited much since I got my Kindle. So thank you Amy Lane for getting me back to the neighborhood bookstore, but also for your wonderful addition to the Indie canon. This is an excellent read. This reminds me a lot of Laurel K. Hamilton's Meredith Gentry series. This is a seriously excellent piece of urban fantasy- vampires and fey in the Sierra foothills. The characters are good, the romance is fo ...more
Hope Corizzo
Aug 26, 2008 Hope Corizzo rated it really liked it
Quite a different universe than that of Twilight, but it has all the vampire action a girl could want, plus a lot of erotica. Not for teens!

Self-published, so the books are pricey, but I enjoyed it. Ordered the following two books of the series.
Sep 22, 2008 Jane_doh rated it did not like it
Ugh! I hear that the rest of the books in the series get better but I can't bring myself to commit the time to it. Teenage writing and immature "kinky" sex just isn't what I want to read.
Kat Kennedy
Jan 14, 2012 Kat Kennedy marked it as do-not-read
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Jul 22, 2013 Kaza rated it did not like it
I read this book a few years ago now and it was so horrible it stands out in my mind even now. I can't impress enough how bad the grammar and writing was. IT WAS TERRIBLE. I hope she has fixed some of it by now but I doubt she even realizes there are problems to fix given just how bad it was.

This book was unfortunately the first independently published (IP) author I had ever read and it put me off reading another for AGES. It gave me a bad impression of the quality of IP authors and I'm glad I
Dec 10, 2012 StrangeBedfellows rated it it was ok
I liked it, then I didn't like it, then I loved it, then I hated it. Do not be fooled by the numerous raving reviews you'll find for this book, particular on Amazon. It's lauded as something original, clever, boundary-pushing. The worst part is, it could have been. Could have. But it's not.

I can understand why people want to like this book. There is something there, a wonderful idea for a story that might have been great if treated right; unfortunately, it was completely mangled by horrifically
May 14, 2011 ALPHAreader rated it really liked it
Cory had a plan to get out of the California Foothills. She was going to study hard, escape her parent’s double-wide and hitch a ride on a University scholarship. In the mean time, she works the graveyard shift at a gas station.

The graveyard shift is pretty monotonous and soul-sucking. So it suits Cory’s Goth-bitch persona pretty damn well. But in between crunching out English essays and barely tolerating her customers, Cory stumbles across a whole new world as it tramples through her gas stati
Jul 23, 2009 Wendy rated it really liked it
Cory works the graveyard shift in a little gas station to pay for college. Her one goal is to get her degree and get out of the black hole that is the boring hick town she grew up in. She doesn't want to end up like others who live there, aimless and without purpose; going through days without knowing what's out there.

But everything changes one night when she sees something strange in someone. Next thing she knows, a world of magic and fantastical creatures is all around her, where nothing is wh
Carolyn G.
Sep 30, 2010 Carolyn G. rated it liked it
I think the first half of this book was poorly written. I had a hard time following a lot of the story because the sentences were not written well and it made it very confusing. I feel it would really benefit the book and the author to rewrite the first half of the book.

That being said, I loved the last half of the book. It was really captivating and the characters really started to grow on me. Like some of the other reviewers, I did think some of the characters fell flat, especially Adrian. Co
This cannot be a full review because I read this about a year ago. What I can remember and say about this is: it's a unique kind of book. I thought the story while not tremendously different from a lot of other UF it was uniquely presented in certain ways.
I wouldn't recommend this book to my friends. I would suggest it for anyone who is extremely tolerant of grammar or editing mistakes. This will please some people but not most who are experienced or critical readers. Needs more polishing to pu
Rachael Orman
Jan 18, 2016 Rachael Orman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I picked this book up because it was an Amy Lane story... who I love. But upon opening it, I found it was her FIRST story, which excited me to be honest. I love reading an author's first work and being able to see just how much they've grown.

Now, I will say that had I not read other stories of her, I might have knocked it down maybe half a star, but I have and that makes it easier for me to say that this was an excellent start from this author.

The story line rings very close to Laurell K. Hamilt
Joyfully Jay
Jun 02, 2015 Joyfully Jay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jason
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.75 stars

Now here is a tough one, a story that left me at a loss, a story that felt epic at times. With subtle writing, detailed world building, and organic character development and dynamics, Lane truly created a world within a world. I am a fan of fiction for a reason, but find that the best fiction has a balance, that the characters may be awesome, hot, funny, but also be flawed, realistically enough for us to relate to them, thus drawing us further into the story. Lan
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5 star review by Vicki

I’d like to start off this review by saying that you need to know this book is not an m/m romance. There are girls in this story…. If you are ok with that, this is an amazing book and you should read it! I’d say it’s urban fantasy, with some romance, some sex (but not overly graphic), and some amazing characters.

I read this book first in November 2010, I’d been reading m/m for a bit over a year. I had read the first two Promises books by Amy Lane and loved them, I had been
Indra Vaughn
Nov 11, 2014 Indra Vaughn rated it it was amazing
A post on my FB timeline reminded me I've read this book a long time ago. I liked it a lot, but what's more interesting is the way I came about reading it. I was going on vacation and in the rush to get to the airport in time I'd forgotten to bring my book (this was before I had an eReader). I sat on the airplane ready to be bored out of my mind when I found Vulnerable in the pocket of the seat in front of me. I started reading it because I had nothing else, and then couldn't put it down. I kept ...more
Aug 05, 2015 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall I liked this book, and I found the concept of Green and Adrian's hill really intriguing. I thought most of the characters were well drawn and were developed. The one character that did annoy me a bit (and I know that this is Amy Lane's first novel, so I am keeping that in mind, because writers always develop from their first novel. I wanted to read it because it _is_ her first novel, to see how different her style is now). But, back to Cory. She was one of those female characters who doe ...more
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“I didn't have time to tell Bracken to care for her. I didn't have time to tell Arturo that I knew why he was hard on me, and it was okay. I didn't have time to tell Green that he was the sun and the moon and the stars. The Goddess gave me just enough time to feel her pain, to let her know I loved her. I had just long enough to say goodbye.” 16 likes
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