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Benedict Jacka

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Benedict Jacka Yep, the way things are looking, I'm going to be writing Alex Verus novels for a good long time to come. People keep buying them, and that means the…moreYep, the way things are looking, I'm going to be writing Alex Verus novels for a good long time to come. People keep buying them, and that means the publishers are happy to keep on putting them out!(less)
Benedict Jacka Yes, but the differences are mostly things like how to spell the word 'colour'.
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Various bits of news for this week.  First and foremost, as of yesterday, I’ve finished and sent off the copy-edits for Fallen.  There’ll be proofreading and author queries still to be done, but basically, the manuscript is done:  the version I just sent to my publishers is something like 99.5% identical with the one you guys will be reading this autumn.  

And yes, I know, that’s a long time to...

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Marked by Benedict Jacka
"I have a major problem with this series.

It doesn't come out fast enough.

Can't really get enough of it. It's easily the most badass a diviner has ever been in just about any lit I can think of, and Jacka does such a nice job of making his magic sys..." Read more of this review »
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Warning!: This review contains the usual random fanart and pointless comics done by me. Enjoy! All images can be found with better resolution here:

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" Hi RA - not this year, unfortunately. "
Bound by Benedict Jacka
"This is the eighth book in the Alex Verus series, and I'm glad to find that Alex is finally realising that he has to do something other than just deal with today's problem then sit back and wait for tomorrow's. He's starting to think ahead, and th..." Read more of this review »
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“I've heard of a guy in Chicago who advertises in the phone book under "Wizard",though that's probably a urban legend.”
Benedict Jacka, Fated

“I don’t sell spells, and I don’t sell tricks. I don’t carry illusions or marked cards or weighted coins. I cannot sell you an endless purse or help you win the lottery. I can’t make that girl you’ve got your eye on fall in love with you, and I wouldn’t do it even if I could. I don’t have a psychic hotline to your dead relatives, I don’t know if you’re going to be successful in your career, and I don’t know when you’re going to get married. I can’t get you into Hogwarts or any other kind of magic school, and if you even mention those stupid sparkly vampires I will do something unpleasant to you.”
Benedict Jacka, Cursed

“Starbreeze doesn't rest, doesn't sleep and can hear anything carried on moving air. It'd make her the perfect spy, except that most of what she hears goes in one ear and out the other.
"I'm looking for a Precursor relic, a new one"
"What's a relic?" Starbreeze said curiously.
"A powerful magical thing. It would have been found a week or two ago"
"What's a week?”
Benedict Jacka, Fated


Which series (with 10-12 published books as of 6/2019) would you like SOS to host as our next series read (one book a month throughout 2019)?

(Members are welcome to write-in PNR/UF-related series fitting this criteria)

Knights of Black Swan series by Victoria Danann (write-in)
  17 votes, 15.5%

Chicagoland Vampires / Heirs of Chicagoland by Chloe Neill
Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill / Wild Hunger (Heirs of Chicagoland, #1) by Chloe Neill
  13 votes, 11.8%

Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones
First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones
  12 votes, 10.9%

Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter
Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) by Faith Hunter
  8 votes, 7.3%

Elder Races & Moonshadow by Thea Harrison
Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison / Moonshadow (Moonshadow, #1) by Thea Harrison
  7 votes, 6.4%

Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1) by Kelley Armstrong
  7 votes, 6.4%

Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) by Charlaine Harris
  6 votes, 5.5%

Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon by Yasmine Galenorn
Witchling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn
  3 votes, 2.7%

Dark/Carpathians by Christine Feehan
Dark Prince (Dark, #1) by Christine Feehan
  3 votes, 2.7%

Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh
Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh
  3 votes, 2.7%

Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian
Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian
  3 votes, 2.7%

Ghostwalkers by Christine Feehan
Shadow Game (GhostWalkers, #1) by Christine Feehan
  3 votes, 2.7%

Argeneau by Lynsay Sands
A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1) by Lynsay Sands
  3 votes, 2.7%

Cal Leandros by Rob Thurman
Nightlife (Cal Leandros #1) by Rob Thurman
  2 votes, 1.8%

Psychic Eye Mysteries by Victoria Laurie
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mystery, #1) by Victoria Laurie
  2 votes, 1.8%

Demonica & Lords of Deliverance by Larissa Ione
Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione / Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #1, Demonica, #6) by Larissa Ione
  2 votes, 1.8%

Breeds by Lora Leigh
Tempting the Beast (Breeds, #1; Feline Breeds, #1) by Lora Leigh
  2 votes, 1.8%

Katherine "Kitty" Katt by Gini Koch
Touched by an Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #1) by Gini Koch
  2 votes, 1.8%

Alex Verus by Benedict Jacka
Fated (Alex Verus, #1) by Benedict Jacka
  2 votes, 1.8%

Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spear
Heart of the Wolf (Heart of the Wolf, #1) by Terry Spear
  1 vote, 0.9%

Kitty Norville by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1) by Carrie Vaughn
  1 vote, 0.9%

Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon (write-in)
  1 vote, 0.9%

Accidental Friends by Dakota Cassidy
The Accidental Werewolf (Accidentals, #1) by Dakota Cassidy
  1 vote, 0.9%

Guardians of Eternity by Alexandra Ivy
When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1) by Alexandra Ivy
  1 vote, 0.9%

Vampire Queen by Joey W. Hill
The Vampire Queen's Servant (Vampire Queen, #1) by Joey W. Hill
  1 vote, 0.9%

Dark Ones by Katie MacAlister
A Girl's Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones #1) by Katie MacAlister
  1 vote, 0.9%

The Others by Christine Warren
One Bite With A Stranger (The Others, #1) by Christine Warren
  1 vote, 0.9%

Dragonfire by Deborah Cooke
Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire, #1) by Deborah Cooke
  1 vote, 0.9%

The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (write-in)
  1 vote, 0.9%

Nightside by Simon R. Green
Something from the Nightside (Nightside, #1) by Simon R. Green
  0 votes, 0.0%

Nightcreature by Lori Handeland
Blue Moon (Nightcreature, #1) by Lori Handeland
  0 votes, 0.0%

Blood Destiny by Connie Suttle
Blood Wager (Blood Destiny, #1) by Connie Suttle
  0 votes, 0.0%

Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter
The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1) by Gena Showalter
  0 votes, 0.0%

Darkyn & Kyndred by Lynn Viehl
If Angels Burn (Darkyn #1) by Lynn Viehl / Shadowlight (Kyndred, #1) by Lynn Viehl
  0 votes, 0.0%

Eternal Mates by Felicity Heaton
Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates, #1) by Felicity Heaton
  0 votes, 0.0%

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Olivia Thanks for accepting my friend request. I just finished reading Taken and I thought it was the best in the series so far. I'm eagerly anticipating Chosen.

Jonathan Merry Christmas and thanks for accepting my request. I read Fated & Cursed within the last week or so and i've just started Taken. Absolutely awesome.

Theresa I'm having the best time with Alex. I agree with Jim Butcher, Alex and Dresden would be great friends. Wouldn't it be fun if they had the chance to work together.

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