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Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she'd rather be. She is a RITA winner and three-time nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer's Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine's Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher's Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

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Kristen Callihan lol. Thank you! I'll be trying my best to get Gray's story to you as soon as I can! Gray isn't very good at waiting either. ;-)
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“I’m not going to say it was love at first sight. No, it was more like oh, hell-yes-please, I’ll have that. With a helping of right-the-fuck-now on the side.”
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“I think you’re beautiful,” he says softly.
“Beauty fades,” I choke out.
“Not when it comes from inside.”
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“We are all imperfect creatures, love. I don't want perfect. I just want you.”
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Help us pick the November Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/SciFi/Fantasy Book of the Month. Since the first poll had such a large number of nominations, we decided to use it to narrow it down to the top four books. Hopefully this will ensure the one most members wish to read is nominated.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.

And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune--and remarkable power--to whoever can unlock them.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved--that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.

And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.

Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt--among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life--and love--in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

A world at stake.
A quest for the ultimate prize.
Are you ready?
  24 votes 28.9%

Firelight (Darkest London, #1) by Kristen Callihan
Firelight by Kristen Callihan


Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.

They will burn for eternity . . .

Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.
  21 votes 25.3%

The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma
The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma

Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence.

What happens if we change history? The author explores this question in the novel, weaving an historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting—a story full of love and adventure that transports readers to a haunting setting in Victorian London for their own taste of time travel.
  19 votes 22.9%

Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead
Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven't stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess getup complete with whip and wings. And she can't have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy's life. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can't.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help because Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny...
  19 votes 22.9%

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message 14: by Selene

Selene Hi, Kristen! ❤️ Your writing! Thanks for accepting :-)

message 13: by Sharon

Sharon Hello! Thank you for accepting my friend request! I absolutely ADORE your Darkest London series~~ <3

message 12: by Saleen

Saleen Hi Kristen,
I love Firelight and Moonglow! I'll have to look into the rest of the Darkest London books. Is there a chance your Darkest London books will appear on the big or TV screen?

message 11: by Donna

Donna Sweeney Hi Kristen, trying again to get a copy of success !!! Any ideas ? LOL Donna

message 10: by Donna

Donna Sweeney Hi Kristen, sorry to hassle you but can you shed any light on why I cannot get a copy of Entwined (darkest London 3.5) ?. has buy link but.......nothing !!!!! Grrrrr, can you help ? LOL Donna

Sophia Hi Kristen! Thank you for accepting my friend request. I have been enjoying your creative historical paranormal series so much.

message 8: by L.

L. Rosario Thank you for accepting my friend request :)

Kristen Callihan Emily wrote: "Hey Kristen,

I've posted reviews for both FIRELIGHT AND MOONGLOW. I also posted the review of FIRELIGHT on Amazon. They were both amazing, but I really enjoyed MOONGLOW. I'm looking forward to WIN..."

Sorry that I missed this! To answer your question, it is only available in ebook format. :( However, I *think* you can also purchase ebooks to read on your computer. I don't know if that helps...

And thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed the books. :)

message 6: by Emily

Emily Hey Kristen,

I've posted reviews for both FIRELIGHT AND MOONGLOW. I also posted the review of FIRELIGHT on Amazon. They were both amazing, but I really enjoyed MOONGLOW. I'm looking forward to WINTERBLAZE!

Is EMBER only available in ebook format? I would like to read this prequel, but I don't have a kindle/nook/etc.

I'm stubborn and refuse to buy one :-)


Kristen Callihan Interested in getting your hands on a copy of MOONGLOW? 35 copies are now up for grabs via Goodreads giveaways! Enter here (US Residents only):

Graeme Stokes Hi Kristen, Thanks for the Friendship:)

Inessa Hi Kristen, thanks for the add! :D
I really loved your book "Firelight". I just read the excerpt of Moonglow which followed the novella "Ember" and now I can't wait to read it!

Best, Inessa

Kristen Callihan Hi Fathima! Nice to meet you too. :) And thank you for taking a chance on Firelight. I hope you enjoy it! Best, Kristen

Fathima Hey Kristen , thanks foe adding me up . Nice to meet you !!! I'm waiting for your book 'Firelight' to be released on Kindle .. Sounds really interesting :D

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