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ISBN13: 9780451460936
ISBN10: 0451460936
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“Cassie, look at me.”

I fought him, knowing from childhood that looking a vampire directly in the eyes made it easier for him to control you, but everyone ignored us, I guess under the assumption that I was just a lousy dancer.

Unlike the legends, his body felt warm against mine and as smooth as muscled satin, but he may as well have been carved of steel for all the hope I had of breaking his hold. My pulse sped up and I thought I would faint when he bent his head and I felt lips trailing over my neck. I think my heart actually stopped as he delicately kissed the skin as if tasting the pulse under the surface. I felt like my blood could sense him; that it moved slower and thicker in my veins, waiting for him to set it free. I broke into a sweat that had nothing to do with the heat of so many bodies crowded into a small place. Was he going to kill me right there, in front of a couple of hundred witnesses?

I should have known something like this was going to happen. Every time I trusted someone they betrayed me; every time I loved someone, they died. Since he was already dead, I guessed the pattern held true.

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emmejo, July 22, 2009 (view all comments by emmejo)
Cassandra is a clairvoyant who was raised by vampires after her family was murdered. Three years ago she ran away after having discovered that the vampire who she lived with killed her parents in order to gain possession of Cassie and use her powers for his own purposes. Since then she has been on the run, trying her best to avoid all contact with vamps, weres, mages and other supernatural beings.

This book started out very slow and had some pacing problems through out, but they got much better in the second half of the book. The writing was at times shaky, but for the most part good. The characters are flat out brilliant. I recommend it, just don't give up because of the wobbly start.
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mediafraulein, August 16, 2006 (view all comments by mediafraulein)
I haven't been able to find it yet, (grrr!) but everything I've heard/read leaves me chomping at the bit to get my hands on it!

It sounds like Ms. Chance's vampire novel(s) will be hot, sexy, and action-packed, right up there with Rachel Caine, Kim Harrison, and maybe even Laurell K. Hamilton!

The artwork is certainly first-rate, and tantalizing to boot!

I love to see women who can (and do) take care of themselves and others! If this book lives up to it's hype, I'll be up all night with its suspenseful machinations. Can't beat well-written "Literary Smut" (as I call it), either!

My favorite things are rooting for a heroine as she does her best to take care of business; be a good person; fix her mistakes; and stay out of trouble while getting her mind opened to whole new worlds she never knew existed!
Can't Wait!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451460936
Author:
Chance, Karen
Publisher:
Roc
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Fantasy - Dark/Horror
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Cassie Palmer
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 0.45 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
Youd think that being chief seer for the supernatural world would come with a few perks. But as Cassie Palmer has learned, being Pythia doesnt mean you dont have to do things the hard way. Thats why she finds herself on a rescue mission skipping through time—even though she doesnt entirely understand her dimension-bending new power.

Rescuing her friend John Pritkin should have been an in-and-out kind of deal, but with the near-immortal mages soul lost in time, Cassie has to hunt for it through the ages—with Pritkins demon dad in tow. Hes the only one who can reverse Pritkins curse, but with the guardians of the timeline dead set on stopping anyone from mucking about, Cassie will have to figure out how to get her friend back without ruffling too many feathers—or causing a world-ending paradox or two....

"Synopsis" by ,
Dorina Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. But so far, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing...

Dory is used to fighting hard and nasty. So when she wakes up in a strange scientific lab with a strange man standing over her, her first instinct is to take his head off. Luckily, the man is actually the master vampire Louis-Cesare, so he’s not an easy kill.

It turns out that Dory had been working with a Vampire Senate task force on the smuggling of magical items and weaponry out of Faerie when she was captured and brought to the lab. But when Louis-Cesare rescues her, she has no memory of what happened to her.

To find out what was done to her—and who is behind it—Dory will have to face off with fallen angels, the maddest of mad scientists, and a new breed of vampires that are far worse than undead…

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