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Where Will You Run?

(Dion #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  23 reviews
As a San Francisco homicide detective, Mari Lucas was used to calling in favors to get her sister, Kerry, out of trouble, but this was the last straw. Instead of her usual minor brush with the law, Kerry landed herself in a locked psychiatric ward rambling about vampires who were out to get her. Working in San Francisco, Mari had seen a lot of crazy things, but vampires? M ...more
Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published August 18th 2011 by M. E. Franco (first published August 17th 2011)
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May 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Where Will You Run is a fast-paced novel that had me turning pages, hungry to get to the end (pardon the pun). The characters were relatable and consistent, and the plot well thought-out—there were a couple of things I did not see coming (I won’t go into details for fear of spoiling things). I particularly enjoyed the banter between characters and the main character’s sense of humour. I enjoyed it so much that as soon as I finished it, I bought the next book in the Dion series. I’m looking forwa ...more
Jeannie Walker
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I hope all of us remain strangers to mental illness, but unfortunately too many are afflicted these days by this awful disease.
In "Where Will You Run", the author puts one of her characters in a psychiatric ward. Kerri rambles on and on about vampires being out to get her. She has mental problems, but she is not crazy. Kerri is petite and beautiful with soft blue eyes and glowing blonde hair. Her sister, Mari, has black hair, is muscular with an athletic physique. She is anything but petite.
C.A. Kunz
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME, so loved this book! The characters, the setting, the writing, the plot, everything about this book was wonderful. I can't wait for the next one. Totally love books that hook me from page one and this one had me hook, line and sinker! I couldn't put it down! I will not put any spoilers in here I just hope you read this one because you will definitely want more! ...more
Thomas Amo
Jan 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
M.E. Franco's "Where Will You Run" boldly goes where a great deal of writer's and readers have already gone. The idea to wander into the same dark woods, created by such heavy hitters as, Bram Stoker, Anne Rice, Stephanie Meyer, M.E. Franco, steps up to the plate and handles the challenge with the all the finesse required to take on the subject of vampires. As I mentioned the names that precede this amazing first time author, one would probably whisper the advice, "This could be a mistake." Espe ...more
Mireille Chester
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Wow. Did I saw WOW? What started out as a fantastic mystery story took a twist that left me with my mouth hanging. Holy crap I did NOT see that coming. I knew something was coming, but not this. lol I refuse to say more on the twist because I hate giving spoilers.

The characters in this story were great. Mari is a homicide detective, a very independent woman who has been taking care of her sister since the day their parents died. She refuses to be weak and feels she needs to prove herself a
Jenn Green
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing!! It had it all! Bloody-Action, a surprising turn of events half way thru. A kick-ass, sarcastic heroine in Mari. A Superhott Superstrong Supersexy sometimes aggravating Hero in Raith. An interesting variety of supernaturals in his crew -Bohdan, Pierce, Steve, Marco, Aran & Ami with lots of laughs to go around & a villain in Chris Collins who is as crazy & twisted as he is rich & gorgeous which makes for a wicked-bad combination. Throw in a dash or two of heartache & your i ...more
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read the first novel in this series, Where Will You Run by author ME Franco when it first came out and became a fast fan of the series.

I have to confess that from the moment I picked up the book I could not put it down. So there I was at twelve midnight reading, knowing that I had to go to work in five hours, and literally had to force myself to put it down! That first night I read more than half the book.

Right from the beginning the excitement boils with a sneak peak at the history of Reinn.
Becky Price
Dec 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic story. The characters were all amazing, every single one of them. Each had life and a story behind them that really drew you in and made you care about them. You wanted to know what was going to happen to them and rooted for them like they were real people. I really loved that Mari was such a strong female character. I loved that she wasn't dependent and told people where to shove it. I especially loved that from page one you were sucked into the story and didn't want to put ...more
Janna Shay
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Where Will You Run is a fast-paced paranormal read with just the right amount of romance. It is an action-packed story filled with adventure, suspense, and a touch of humor. The characters are well-developed and draw you into this awesome story from the first page. The paranormal twists and turns will keep you guessing until the end.

M.E.Franco demonstrates her talent for words as she draws new parameters for the vampire world and transports them to a new dim
Ann Balambao
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a new author so I definitely had no expectations. I was delighted to find I enjoyed reading this book and am looking forward to the second installment of this series. The characters Mari and Raith were developed just enough in this first book to leave me looking forward to more of their back-stories, especially Raith’s. I will tell you I had become bored with vampires but was finally happy to have a different twist on the lore. This is no Twilight. It is better and a little more grown up ...more
Charity Parkerson
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Kerry's ramblings about vampires lands her in the psychiatric ward, but then she disappears, and her sister Mari sets out in search of her with the help of missing person's detective, Raith.
Here are my top three reasons for loving this book:
1.) Vampires-but with new rules.
2.) Raith- sexy, sexy, Did I mention sexy?
3.) Funny- there were several places that I found myself laughing.

Go get this one!
Jean Booth
May 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Awesome and suspenseful!
Where will you run for me was an incredibly fast-paced, suspenseful novel. I loved Franco's take on vampires and their personas. The subculture was not unlike the differing subcultures of humanity, yet they were enhanced to the nth degree. This was an unstoppable, exciting book that had me giggling in spots and gasping in others. Buy this book. You won't regret it. :)
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mari always protects her sister from trouble, especially now that their parents are dead. Trouble finds Mari's sister Kelly like flies find rotting food. Mari has always been able to maneuver Kelly out of trouble from her connections as a homicide detective. When Kelly lands in the psych ward though, that may not be so easy this time. Kelly was put there for saying there are vampires, they are real, and they are killing people. Mari, like the others, think Kelly may have finally lost it and gott ...more
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am so excited to have found a new urban fantasy that pushes all the right buttons for me. Mari is the type of character I love. She has a strong personality with a caring heart and will to what it takes to find the truth and right the injustices. She is the friend I want to get to know and keep checking in with from time to time to find out what adventure she is up to next. Raith is a definitely a bit of the yumminess that we love in the male counterparts of a fun series. Where Will You Run? i ...more
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When SanFrancisco homicide detective Mari gets a call that her sister Kerry is in a psychiatric hospital, she can't phantom why. She's always calling in favors to get her out of trouble, but she wasn't looney. Mari left the precinct without telling anyone. She can't believe what the doctor tells her, she has to hear it from Kerry. Kerry tells her she heard Collins, one of the cities richest and sexiest, honorable man in the city was selling humans to other vampires for their blood. She believes ...more
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Where Will You Run? was a delightfully surprising thrill of a ride! To say that the cover doesn’t do it justice is an understatement. ME Franco is a fantastic storyteller, drawing the reader in from the first page and never letting go. It was one of those books that you don’t want to put down until you get to the end.

The story starts with Mari, a homicide detective who just found out that her sister, Kerry, was admitted to a mental facility for going on about vampires. At first, Mari thinks that
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Jacqueline Smith
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Where Will You Run? is an exciting and fast-paced novel for any paranormal reader. As many reviewers have mentioned before me, it follows the story of homicide detective Mari Lucas as she searches for her sister, Kerry, who disappeared from a psychiatric hospital after claiming that vampires were after her. Mari has come to expect irrational and sometimes troubled behavior from her sister, but what she doesn't expect is being partnered up with the excruciatingly handsome and charismatic Raith Ma ...more
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Original books based on vampires are hard to find as so many authors have covered the subject that i didn't think any new ideas were left to be found. This book proved me wrong, it's refreshingly different and a great read. ...more
Not sure what put me in the mood for a vampire book...

...but anyway...this one is actually fairly good. Well written, nice flow.
Rae Schroder
Sep 26, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was easy to read and entertaining in a Janet evonovitch (sp?) sort of a way but with vampires. Ok. Would probably read more if needed a filler book.
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
All I have to say is “Where have you been all my life?" Why have I never heard of this author! This book was amazing!! Loved every second of it!! ...more
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Paranormal and Ho...: Where Will You Run? by M. E. Franco 6 31 May 28, 2013 08:14PM  
After writing poems and short stories for a number of years, I finally got brave and wrote a book which is the first of a series. It's a paranormal romance called Where Will You Run? I live with my amazing husband, 2 crazy kids, my dad, two dogs and the rest of the Franco zoo.

For more information about my books, please see my Amazon author page

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