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A Madness of Angels (Matthew Swift, #1)
Matthew Swift wakes up on the floor of his apartment--two years after he was brutally murdered. Now he has no money, no clothes, and an otherworldly p ...more
Feb 10, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1)
Jane Yellowrock, a shape-shifting bounty hunter, is hired to hunt down a rogue vampire in New Orleans. I have no idea how successful she is in the end ...more
Nov 08, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1)
Merit is attacked one night, and a vampire saves her life by turning her. Now, instead of writing her dissertation, Merit has to deal with a whole new ...more
Aug 31, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
Havemercy (Havemercy #1)
This is an unholy cross between Sorcery and Cecilia and The Mirador, with little of the charm of either. The metal dragons of Volstov are on the cusp ...more
Aug 21, 2008
Sep 02, 2008
Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #17)
Hamilton burst into my awareness with Guilty Pleasures, a book that introduced us to a world where vampires were legal citizens, raising the dead was ...more
Jan 04, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
Heart of Stone (Negotiator Trilogy/Old Races Universe #1)
Margrit "Grit" Knight (ugh, the name!) is a public defender with too little time and too much courage. A chance encounter with a handsome stranger in ...more
May 19, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2)
Merit was attacked by a master vampire in Some Girls Bite, and to save her life she was turned into a vampire. Since then, she's tried to figure out h ...more
Mar 16, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #18)
Why did I do this to myself? Why return to Anita Blake, when all she does is annoy and frustrate me?

Because I am a fool.

But as foolish as I am, at le
Sep 08, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
The Demon's Lexicon (The Demon's Lexicon, #1)
I waited for this book to come out for at least a year, and when I finally got it (tonight!) I started reading it and didn't stop until it was done. I ...more
Oct 2009
Mar 13, 2009
Street Magic (Black London, #1)
Combine the mannerisms of John Constantine from Hellblazer, the looks of Spike from Buffy, and complete incompetence, and what do you get? Jack Winter ...more
Dec 09, 2013
Aug 05, 2011
Lady of Devices (Magnificent Devices, #1)
Lady Claire has finally graduated finishing school. Despite her best efforts, none of her professors would teach her engineering, and her parents refu ...more
Feb 04, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
London Falling

Like Hellblazer crossed with Peter Grant crossed with--I dunno, all sorts of strange fantasms and philosophies. It started badly--in
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Lost Souls
If you're going through puberty and feeling weird, this is a great book to read. With enough vampires, gay sex, incest and goth clubbing to satisfy an ...more
not set
Jul 29, 2007
Ironside (Modern Faerie Tales, #3)
Ironside follows shortly after the events of Tithe and Valiant. Roiben was a loyal knight of the Seelie Queen, even after she sent him to serve her si ...more
Mar 27, 2009
Mar 15, 2009
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Vampires are real, and they've become a barely-contained plague on humanity. In some parts of the world humans and vampires are engaged in open war or ...more
Jun 27, 2014
Feb 25, 2014
Companions of the Night
One of the few really excellent vampire novels out there. The entire plot has so much common-sense and believability working for it, and the character ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2007
Peeps (Peeps, #1)
Woah. This book is creepy. Giant rats, vampires, and lots and lots of SCIENCE (very readable—no bio background required). Oh tales of epidemics, I lov ...more
Apr 2006
Jun 28, 2007
The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)
Chloe just wants to grow up and direct movies, but the periodic horrific hallucinations she suffers from makes leading a normal, easy life improbable. ...more
Dec 28, 2010
Oct 24, 2008
Welcome to Bordertown (Borderland, #5)
Bordertown was one of my favorite set of stories back when I was a teen. The writing was often a little clunky, and once I started going to night club ...more
May 10, 2012
Aug 05, 2010
Street Magic (The Circle Opens, #2)
After becoming a council-recognized mage in his own right (at only 13!), Briar and his crotchety teacher Rosethorn start traveling their world, seekin ...more
Apr 2012
May 04, 2012
Fated (Alex Verus, #1)
As a disaffected teen, Alex apprenticed himself to a Dark Wizard. Years later he realized his mistake, but to escape his master he endured torture and ...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
Zoo City
Zinzi December grew up rich and privileged, but her drug addiction led to the death of her brother and jail time. Now she lives in Zoo City, the ghett ...more
Feb 29, 2012
Jan 01, 2012
Blood Engines (Marla Mason, #1)
Marla Mason has a problem. She may be the most powerful sorcerer in her city, but she has only days until a rival deletes her from existance. She and ...more
Mar 17, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
Heiresses of Russ 2012
Lesbian speculative fiction, most of it very good.

My favorites:
"To Follow the Waves" by Amal El-Mohtar. Hessa is a dream-crafter, but when someone co
not set
Sep 06, 2013
The Severed Streets (Shadow Police, #2)
The four Sighted police officers of London are faced with another case only they can solve: Jack the Ripper is back, and he's killing rich white guys ...more
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Fables, Vol. 7: Arabian Nights (and Days) (Fables, #7)
The Adversary began his rampage through European fables' homelands, and they fled in a disordered and panicked mob. But the empire is ever-growing, an ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Midnight Riot (Peter Grant, #1)
Peter Grant is at the end of his probationary period as a London cop, but instead of getting on the detective track, his distractability and curiosity ...more
May 26, 2013
Jul 23, 2011
The Demon's Surrender (The Demon's Lexicon, #3)
The Demon's Lexicon introduced us to Alan and Nick Ryves, brothers who had been on the run from power-hungry magicians all their lives. The Demon's Co ...more
Nov 14, 2012
Feb 16, 2011
The Emperor's Edge (The Emperor's Edge, #1)
Amaranthe is a low level enforcer in the imperial capital. Most women go into business; few pursue a martial career, and so Amaranthe is viewed with s ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Feb 04, 2014
Last Call (Fault Lines, #1)
Twenty years ago, the main character lost his soul in a game of cards. To prevent his foster sister from suffering as well, he enters into a battle fo ...more
Jan 2007
Jul 30, 2007
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