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Apocalypse Happens (Phoenix Chronicles #3)

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Elizabeth Phoenix is one of a select few with the power to battle those who have escaped from the darkest level of hell—demons bent on destroying humanity and reclaiming earth once and for all. Liz is determined to stop yet another Doomsday. But this time, it's going to be more difficult than ever because someone she thought was dead isn't dead anymore…and is bound and det ...more
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Published November 3rd 2009 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Debbie
May 03, 2010 Debbie rated it liked it
I read this book a few days ago and have been trying to figure out how to but it all into words. I can start by saying that this is actually book 3 of the Phoenix Chronicles. It has that same basic cast of characters as the others (Liz, Jimmy, Sawyer and Summer). There is still the continuing concept of Liz as the seer, Jimmy a DK (demon killer) and Sawyer and Summers interesting input in the mix. They are all still fighting the demons, vampires and all evil from starting Doomsday / Apocalypse ...more
Natasha
Jun 12, 2011 Natasha rated it really liked it
"Apocalypse Happens" is the third installment in the Phoenix Chronicals by Lori Handeland.
I started this series a while back and read the first two novels in a day and a half. I was hooked. The bad thing was that I had to wait almost a year for the third one to be released and by the time it was I was side tracked with other releases and forgot how much I wanted to know what happens next. Good thing I came across this book the other day, because only a few pages in, I remembered how much I love
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Lawrence Kapture
Mar 10, 2010 Lawrence Kapture rated it liked it
Just finished. This is the third book in the series, so I'm probably missing something. Or maybe not, because the author endlessly reiterates the emotional talking points of the book: I love this guy, he doesn't love me, I have sex with this other guy, oops, I love him too...

Fun premise: The end of the world is in the process of happening. Buffy and the Scooby gang have to stop it, and have lots of sex on the way.

Fake parts: Sex is how two of the main characters "get power" so there is a built i
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Summer
I was a little disappointed with this book. It felt like the drama between the characters ate up most of the physical action. Not to mention a particular part of the book I was PO'd about. Without giving too much away, I was kinda rooting for him to get closer with Liz and now I think that's out of the question. Not to mention something else that happens shortly after that and now I'm not sure if he's coming back. I don't know where this series is going now, which is kinda interesting. I just th ...more
Ninetailedkat
Mar 06, 2016 Ninetailedkat rated it liked it
This book was the weaker of the three so far in many ways, but a lot of time is spent by phoenix reflecting on her life and choices she is facing. I think keeping this in mind while you read may help some readers - the stage is being set for the next book for sure. Phoenix definately has to work out some issues! Nothing is of course black and white, and she is faced with trying to decide who to trust - Sawyer or Jimmy? Other characters continue to develop. Betrayal lurks and she is forced to eva ...more
astrid
Jan 06, 2015 astrid rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
Das Lesen dieses Buches hat einfach keinen Spaß gemacht. Die Hauptprotagonistin versucht für meinen Geschmack ZU witzig zu sein. In jeder noch so unpassenden Situation sitzt ihr der Sarkasmus im Nacken und das hat mich auf Dauer tierisch genervt. Zumal sie mir herzlich unsympathisch bezüglich ihrer Entscheidungen und des Verhaltens gegenüber ihren Mitmenschen geworden. Die einzige Person in dem Buch, die ich - überraschenderweise - liebgewonnen habe, tauchte viel zu spät und zu kurz auf. Touché. ...more
Anja
Sep 10, 2012 Anja rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, it's been over two years since I read the first to books, so it took me a couple of pages until I got back into the story. Usually I hate when an author puts too much explanations from the previous books in it as I usually know what happened, but this time I was glad, cos it refreshed my memory and helped me to understand the story.

When I finally was back into the story it got me hooked, I liked the pace, the action and the total fu**** up relationship between Liz and Jimmy. I don't mind t
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Wendy Hines
Jun 20, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it

Who wants to be alone when the APOCALYPSE HAPPENS?


Elizabeth Phoenix is called the leader of the light. She is psychic, psychometric, and very powerful. She is also a sexual empath, one who absorbs powers through sex. When a Nephilim, a fallen angel, is nearby Liz usually gets a vision that tells her all about it. Liz is also a vampire; one she keeps controlled by a tight and magical collar.


Liz arrives in Los Angeles to destroy a nest of varcolacs, half human and half dragon creatures. They crave
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A
Jan 23, 2013 A rated it really liked it
I am absolutely loving this series. I started the first one randomly on my Kindle and since I started the series I cannot put it down till I finish with the series.

PROS: The main female characters is kickass. She doesn't always have the easiest choices to make and the road she traveled has been hard but she doesn't let that slow her down. She may be a woman at heard and have those emotions but she realizes there is more at stake and follows that. There are many times when I shake my head and go
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Joe
May 12, 2010 Joe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
The third in this pre-apocalyptic (well definitely not post-apocalyptic) series, we continue to follow Liz Pheonix in her adventures as the leader of light to stop the coming apocalypse. And when I say stop, I really mean slow down. Through the course of the three books you get a real sense for the inevitablitiy of the doomsday that was put in motion with the murder of Liz’s foster mother Ruthie in the first book.

Additionally Liz is dealing with her decision to take on the darkness by becoming a
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Debora
La Fine verrà di Lori Handeland è il terzo romanzo della serie urban fantasy per adulti di Phoenix Chronicles edita da Delos Books per la collana Odissea Streghe.

A distanza di mesi rincontriamo finalmente Liz Phoenix, ex-poliziotta Veggente dai poteri incredibili, nuovo capo delle forze del Bene con qualche nuovo accessorio molto poco “buono” aggiunto all’equipaggiamento.

Nel precedente romanzo, abbiamo assistito al sacrificio di Liz, unico modo per fermare la donna fumo, ovvero la madre di Sawye
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Amanda
Mar 15, 2010 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: vampires-etc
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Colleen
Book 3 of The Phoenix Chronicles (Any Given Doomsday and Doomsday Can Wait are Books 1 & 2) -- Despite Psychic/Shape-shifter/Vampire Elizabeth (Liz) Phoenix's efforts, somehow the Gates of Hell have been opened and the Apocalypse is at hand. Demons are flooding the earth and if Liz can't prevent Satan from taking control, humanity will end. Her newly acquired vampire abilities are her secret weapon against the demon hoards, but she still needs to acquire the Key of Solomon and the Book of Sa ...more
Nadine Maigatter
Nun kippt die Reihe in meinen Augen doch sehr.
Nun wird mir die Liz immer unsympathischer !
Es geht fast nur noch darum mit wem sie sich paaren knnte um deren Krfte zu bekommen.
Ich fand das Buch ziemlich durcheinander.
So ist Liz immer noch zwischen Jimmy und Sawyer hin und her gerissen.
Diesmal geht es darum das sie Liz ihre Mutter suchen und auch finden. Die Mutter ist der Phnix aus den Legenden und in dem Teil geht es eben um die suche nach ihr. Ich hatte das Buch eigentlich schnell durch aber i
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Nadine
Dec 31, 2014 Nadine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fertig-gelesen
Nun kippt die Reihe in meinen Augen doch sehr.
Nun wird mir die Liz immer unsympathischer !
Es geht fast nur noch darum mit wem sie sich paaren könnte um deren Kräfte zu bekommen.
Ich fand das Buch ziemlich durcheinander.
So ist Liz immer noch zwischen Jimmy und Sawyer hin und her gerissen.
Diesmal geht es darum das sie Liz ihre Mutter suchen und auch finden. Die Mutter ist der Phönix aus den Legenden und in dem Teil geht es eben um die suche nach ihr. Ich hatte das Buch eigentlich schnell durch ab
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Schnaucl
Jan 02, 2010 Schnaucl rated it really liked it
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Jessa ♥dhanger♥ EvilDarkSide
Nov 07, 2009 Jessa ♥dhanger♥ EvilDarkSide rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I really like this series overall but I'm beginning to get frustrated with the interaction between Jimmy, Liz, and Sawyer. I know this is not a gushy romance but can Liz just please catch a break with her love life. Jimmy acts like he can't stand to be around her and he doesn't hide that fact from her. And Sawyer, well....after reading this book, Liz and Sawyer's relationship went to a whole new level of f*cked up. I still like the series and I think Liz is kick ass, she does whatever she has to ...more
Karen
Jun 26, 2016 Karen rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Needing to ask for help from a past lover, along with her shaman adds some spice to this paranormal save-the-world. Enjoyable story with a great mix of characters.
Darcy
Dec 25, 2009 Darcy rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009, uf, demons
Liz is still settling into her role as leader of the light. With those few key trusted people around her, they are searching for a way to stop the events that have already happened.

In this book Liz has to face up to what being a leader is all about and make some very tough decisions, ones that will affect the fight they are all facing and will also affect her personally. She learns more about herself and also her heritage. It seems like everyone that she trusts around her also has their own age
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Jessica Woods
May 31, 2016 Jessica Woods rated it really liked it
Lizzy's story goes through more twists and turns with everybook and always leaves you wanting more.
David A. Carey
May 29, 2015 David A. Carey rated it it was amazing
This is book #3 of the Phoenix Chronicles. It started out a bit slow but then became a very good read.
Voss
Dec 17, 2014 Voss rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
solita roba.
Dubito fortemente che leggerò altro.
E' tutto così ridicolo :(
Crystal
May 10, 2010 Crystal rated it really liked it
I give it a solid 4.3. I like this series very much. I have a soft spot for antagonistic relationships and I love Liz's sarcasm and her sense of responsibility. This book is pivotal to the series and I don't want to give too much away. IT IS A TEARJERKER. Normally, I don't want to be depressed when I read but this book was definetly worth it. I will say Sanducci needs to grow a set and get over himself-that's just my personal opinion. His hot and cold game with Liz makes me think of a bipolar ma ...more
Irene Hollimon
May 01, 2012 Irene Hollimon rated it really liked it
It was good but after the third book I was getting kinda tired. The humor is a nice change. But when she did the cock ring thing, the story went from urban fantasy that doesn't take itself too seriously too spoof on urban fantasy. It's a hard line to walk- on one side it's nice to have a little bit of a lighter side to all the death, doom (doomsday) vampires werewolves etc. etc. etc. But then if you go too light then it loses it's feeling of urban fantasy and turns into a spoof or parody... the ...more
catherine james
Dec 18, 2009 catherine james rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, 2009
Better than second, but not quite as enjoyable as the first. I figured this would be my farewell to The Phoenix Chronicles, but Ms. Handeland managed to real me back. While I hate the back-and-forth of hurtful things Liz & Jimmy do/say to each other, LOATHE Summer with a bloody passion (I know, she's *supposed* to be unlikeable), and find the frequent sex scenes/Liz's Mary Sue-ish tendency to gain powers via the magic hooh-ha tedious, I'm invested enough in the overall arc to purchase and re ...more
Natalie
Sep 06, 2013 Natalie rated it really liked it
Book 3 in the Phoenix Chronicles.
Wow, totally didn't see any of THIS coming!!!! No spoilers here, don't worry. This continues to be a really good Dark Urban Fantasy series (a little high on the graphic sex scale but...). I'd sure like it if each book was longer because there's so much going on that I'd like more detail. If you've been reading the series so far then you won't be disappointed with this one.
Teresa
Nov 27, 2009 Teresa rated it it was amazing
Wow...all I can say is Lori Handeland's Phoenix series is definitely one of my top five! The series is getting better and better. :-) Quite the shock at the end though HOLY...but I do have some suspicion as to who's baby was left on her doorstep in the teaser for the next book. Oh and I am beginning to despise Summer more and more!!

Looking forward to the next one.... :-D
Jodie
Jul 03, 2010 Jodie rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I am really enjoying this series. I can't wait for the next one to come out. It reminds me a little of Stephen King's The Stand to a degree. It is a great storyline and the characters are pretty original. I am enjoying the love triangle and the way Liz Phoenix's journey is going so far.
crayolaab
Apr 08, 2010 crayolaab rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, paranormal
I found myself having to look back at a summary of the last two books, but once I did that I was able to really sink into this book and enjoy it.
Amber Humphries
Sep 27, 2010 Amber Humphries rated it it was ok
Series is alright but the author uses way to much sex as filler. Would probably not suggest this book to someone unless they are really bored.
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Lori Handeland has written over fifty novels, novellas and short stories in several genres--historical, contemporary, series and paranormal romance, as well as urban fantasy--for such publishers as: Dorchester, Kensington, Harlequin, St. Martin’s Press, Harper-Collins, Simon and Schuster and Penguin/Putnam

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