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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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The Hot Shot is Live!

I'm so excited to announce that THE HOT SHOT, book 4 in the Game On series is finally here!


First we were friends. Then we were roommates. Now I want more…

What can I say about Chess Copper? The woman is capable of bringing me to my knees. I know this about five minutes after getting naked for her.

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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.”
Kristen Callihan, The Hook Up

“I think you’re beautiful,” he says softly.
“Beauty fades,” I choke out.
“Not when it comes from inside.”
Kristen Callihan, The Hook Up

“We are all imperfect creatures, love. I don't want perfect. I just want you.”
Kristen Callihan, Moonglow


Help us pick Nothing but Reading Challenges' April 2013 Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/SciFi/Fantasy Book of the Month from among the books our members nominated. Also, please note that members can now use the Power Votes. For more information check out this post: Banking Voting Power Points: The Rules.

Firelight by Kristen Callihan
Firelight (Darkest London, #1) by Kristen Callihan
Once the flames are ignited . . .

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.
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Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
From the winner of the Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize, this mesmerizing, suspenseful, and richly atmospheric tale of time travel draws us into the heart of a heroine we won't soon forget...

The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew at once that it was her house. Now, twenty-five years later, by some strange chance, she has just become the new owner of the sixteenth-century Wilshire farmhouse. But Julia soon begins to suspect that more than coincidence has brought her there. As if Greywethers were a portal between worlds, she finds herself abruptly transported back in time. Stepping into seventeenth-century England, Julia becomes Mariana, a beautiful young woman struggling against danger and treachery, and battling a forbidden love for Richard de Mornay, handsome forebear of the present squire of Crofton Hall. Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past, falling ever deeper in love with Richard...until one day she realizes Mariana's life threatens to eclipse her own--and that she must find a way to lay the past to rest, or risk losing a chance for love in her own time.
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Death's Daughter by Amber Benson
Death's Daughter (Calliope Reaper-Jones, #1) by Amber Benson
Calliope Reaper-Jones so just wanted a normal life: buying designer shoes on sale, dating guys from Craig’s List, web-surfing for organic dim-sum for her boss...

But when her father—who happens to be Death himself—is kidnapped, and the Devil’s Protege embarks on a hostile takeover of the family business, Death, Inc., Callie returns home to assume the CEO mantle— only to discover she must complete three nearly impossible tasks in the realm of the afterlife first.
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The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
“Leave it to Peter Heller to imagine a postapocalyptic world that contains as much loveliness as it does devastation. His hero, Hig, flies a 1956 Cessna (his dog as copilot) around what was once Colorado, chasing all the same things we chase in these pre-annihilation days: love, friendship, the solace of the natural world, and the chance to perform some small kindness. The Dog Stars is a wholly compelling and deeply engaging debut.” —Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted

A riveting, powerful novel about a pilot living in a world filled with loss—and what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace.

Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life—something like his old life—exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return—not enough fuel to get him home—following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face—in the people he meets, and in himself—is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.

Narrated by a man who is part warrior and part dreamer, a hunter with a great shot and a heart that refuses to harden, The Dog Stars is both savagely funny and achingly sad, a breathtaking story about what it means to be human.
  12 votes 12.6%

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
In this classic story that inspired the hit movie by the same name. Charlie Gordon, a mentally disabled adult who cleans floors and toilets, becomes a genius through an experimental operation.
  10 votes 10.5%

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy, #1) by N.K. Jemisin

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together.
  10 votes 10.5%

Geist by Philippa Ballantine
Geist (Book of the Order, #1) by Philippa Ballantine
Between the living and the dead is the Order of the Deacons, protectors of the Empire, guardians against possession, sentinels enlisted to ward off the malevolent haunting of the geists...

Among the most powerful of the Order is Sorcha, now thrust into partnership with the novice Deacon, Merrick Chambers. They have been dispatched to the isolated village of Ulrich to aide the Priory with a surge of violent geist activity. With them is Raed Rossin, Pretender to the throne that Sorcha is sworn to protect, and bearer of a terrible curse.

But what greets them in the strange settlement is something far more predatory and more horrifying than any mere haunting. And as she uncovers a tradition of twisted rituals passed down through the dark reaches of history, Sorcha will be forced to reconsider everything she thinks she knows.

And if she makes it out of Ulrich alive, what in Hell is she returning to?
  7 votes 7.4%

A Darkness Forged in Fire by Chris Evans
A Darkness Forged in Fire (Iron Elves, #1) by Chris Evans
We do not fear the flame, though it burns us,
We do not fear the fire, though it consumes us,
And we do not fear its light,
Though it reveals the darkness of our souls,
For therein lies our power.
-- Blood Oath of the Iron Elves
First in a stunning debut series, A Darkness Forged in Fire introduces an unforgiving world of musket and cannon...bow and arrow...magic, diplomacy, and oaths -- each wielding terrible power in an Empire teetering on the brink of war.

In this world, Konowa Swift Dragon, former commander of the Empire's elite Iron Elves, is looked upon as anything but ordinary. He's murdered a Viceroy, been court-martialed, seen his beloved regiment disbanded, and finally been banished in disgrace to the one place he despises the most -- the forest.

Now, all he wants is to be left alone with his misery...but for Konowa, nothing is ever that simple. The mysterious and alluring Visyna Tekoy, the highborn daughter of an elfkynan governor, seeks him out in the dangerous wild with a royal decree that he resume his commission as an officer in Her Majesty's Imperial Army, effective immediately.

For in the east, a falling Red Star heralds the return of a magic long vanished from the earth. Rebellion grows within the Empire as a frantic race to reach the Star unfolds. It is a chance for Konowa to redeem himself -- even if the entire affair appears doomed to be a suicide mission...

and that the soldiers recruited for the task are not at all what he expects. And worse, his key adversary in the perilous race for the Star is the dreaded Shadow Monarch -- a legendary elf-witch whose machinations for absolute domination spread deeper than Konowa could ever imagine....
  5 votes 5.3%

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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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