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♥ Ashleigh ♥  Contrary to popular belief I'm not actually mad! (cheshire_red) just a quick question, has any one noticed that a lot of paranormal books that try to sound like there actually real are played out in Seattle or Atlanta in america. A few books i have read by different authors seem to always base there characters in these citys


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Joe (Zedboy83) | 16 comments Throw in New Orleans and I think you've covered about 90% of the series I read.


Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) (ter05) | 608 comments I must read different books as I haven't noticed that. I guess I need to look back at them!


Karen ~ Divhine (karenjs) | 36 comments I agree with New Orleans.


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Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 216 comments Ashleigh wrote: "just a quick question, has any one noticed that a lot of paranormal books that try to sound like there actually real are played out in Seattle or Atlanta in america. A few books i have read by diff..."

Your comment got me curious, so I went through my collection of UF to see where in the world they did take place. Here's what I found:

Indiana:
City Fictitious and/or Unknown-
Madelyn Alt's Bewitching Mysteries series
Cedar Point-
Lee Driver's Chase Dagger mystery series

Illinois:
Chicago-
Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampires
Jim Butler's Harry Dresden
S. D. Tooley's Sam Casey series

Washingtion:
Seattle-
Yasmine Galenorn's Sisters of the Moon series
C. E. Murphy's The Walker Papers series
City Fictitious and/or Unknown-
Yasmine Galenorn's Chintz 'n China Mystery
Patrica Briggs's Mercy Thompson series
Christine Warren's The Others series
Karen Kincy's Other series

Nevada:
Las Vegas-
Carole Nelson Douglas's Delilah Street series
Christine Warren's The Others series
Vicki Pettersson's Sign of the Zodiac series
Erin McCarthy's Vegas Vampires series

California:
San Francisco-
Seanan McGuire's October Daye series
Juliet Blackwell's Witchcraft Mystery
City Fictitious and/or Unknown-
Martha C. Lawrence's Elizabeth Chase series

Louisiana:
New Orleans-
Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series
Christine Warren's The Others series

Colorado:
Denver-
Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series

New York:
New York City-
C. E. Murphy's Negotiator Trilogy
Manhattan-
Christine Warren's The Others series

Oregon:
City Fictitious and/or Unknown-
Christine Warren's The Others series

Ohio:
Cincinnati-
Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series

Missouri:
St. Louis-
M. R. Sellars Rowan Gant series

Massachusetts:
Boston-
Ashlyn Chase's Strange Neighbors series

Georgia:
Atlanta-
Phaedra Weldon's Zoe Martinique Investigations

Got any to add? :-)


♥ Ashleigh ♥  Contrary to popular belief I'm not actually mad! (cheshire_red) wow you did your research, lol
thats pretty impresive


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Pamela (foxglovewitch) | 614 comments Mod
Actually, the Tri-Cities in the Mercy Thompson series are real. :) They're in eastern Washington.

And I agree with the Seattle/Atlanta thing. I wonder why Atlanta in particular is so common. Seattle makes sense for paranormals, in a way, thanks to the gloomy weather. Atlanta surprises me.

I'm waiting for a paranormal or UF set in Portland, Oregon. :D


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Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
I know there are a couple more series set in Chicago. The Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword is set in Chicago--in 30's Chicago, but still, in Chicago. lol, I loved the blurb on that first Billi book--only one man in all of Chicago is big enough to stand up to Al Capone. And he's a dwarf. There are others, but unfortunately, I can't remember what they are right now.

I've noticed the Atlanta/Chicago/Seattle/New Orleans thing too.

Oh, and you forgot the Kate Daniels books for Atlanta. And the Bloodhound Files books for Seattle.


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