Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist - even though Ian doesn’t want precious artifacts. He wants her to retrieve missing government files: documents that deal with the secret biological experiments that left Ian blind. What Raylene doesn’t bargain for is a case that takes her from the frozen outskirts of Minneapolis to the mean streets of Atlanta. And with a psychotic, power-hungry scientist on her trail, a kick-ass drag queen on her side, and Men in Black popping up at the most inconvenient moments, the case proves to be one hell of a ride.
©2011 Cherie Priest (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I read too much, like most genre, & am picky about narrators. I like strong characters, great dialogue, & quirky bits!
I like the characters, they are oddballs and eccentrics...in a paranormal world of SEATTLE. I especially like Adrian, and am on the fence about Ian. This series has potential, I hope Cherie is able to keep the pace. Bought it on sale and well worth the $5.
I don't want to purchase another book by this author by the chance its full of the same continual ramblings. The story line itself was interesting and the concept was a good one. But the inner ramblings became tiresome and i found myself hitting the forward button to get through it.
I enjoyed the narrator. Her voice was enjoyable and she gave life to the characters.
Possibly. With a series the inner monologues wouldn't go on forever and the editors would cut out the rambling and get to the point.
The concept was good but was buried in all the "filler".
Responsive to humanities needs with attitude and conviction.
Our hero Vampress and her client. Because of their patience with humans
When she fell for her client.
Would love to see her covered in a twenty book series
The main character was realistically cautious, the book opened several interesting lines of inquiry for future books to delve into
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Great new author if you have not tried her. Ms Natalie Ross really makes the character wonderful, funny and just one of the fasts books I have listen to in a long time. Hellbent is just as great. This is book 1 and Hellbent is 2
I have most of Ms Ross recordings. This is one of the very best.
If you like ms Ross, buy Linda Howard's After the Night and shades of Twilight
A semi-neurotic and paranoid vampire thief as the main character?!? That is simply inspired and hilarious. The story is great, the narration is perfect, and, overall, this could be a great series if that is the direction the author goes.
I need more ears!
Very entertaining book. Natalie Ross is a revelation as a tough cookie vampire. I'll be looking for more books by Cherie Priest and narrations by Ms. Ross. Highly recommended!
I think this could become a really fun series. As a first book it introduces the characters just enough that you like them, but sadly not well enough that you can't wait for the next book. I like the fact that the main character is no-nonsense, not sorry to anybody, I can do anything I want, sort of type gal. She doesn't feel quilty nor wallow in self pity much. I however could not understand the abrupt turn in the little romance/sexual attraction to one of the character in the story. It really did not fit her profile at all. I can see her physical attraction to the ex marine(SEAL?) turned drag queen but not really to her client. Maybe things will be clearer in the sequal.
Her non sequitar narrative might be off putting to some people but I found it enjoyable, especially in audio format. I think I will put this series in the same category as the Druid series and the Dorina series, although it lacks the punch the other two have. I have high hopes for the next book!
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