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Hellbent | [Cherie Priest]

Hellbent

Vampire and thief Raylene Pendle doesn’t need more complications in her life. Her Seattle home is already overrun by a band of misfits, including Ian Stott, a blind vampire, and Adrian deJesus, an ex–Navy SEAL/drag queen. But Raylene still can’t resist an old pal’s request: seek out and steal a bizarre set of artifacts. Also on the hunt is a brilliant but certifiably crazy sorceress determined to stomp anyone who gets in her way.
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Publisher's Summary

Vampire and thief Raylene Pendle doesn’t need more complications in her life. Her Seattle home is already overrun by a band of misfits, including Ian Stott, a blind vampire, and Adrian deJesus, an ex–Navy SEAL/drag queen. But Raylene still can’t resist an old pal’s request: seek out and steal a bizarre set of artifacts. Also on the hunt is a brilliant but certifiably crazy sorceress determined to stomp anyone who gets in her way. But Raylene’s biggest problem is that Ian, after the death of his vaunted patriarch, has become the next target of some bloodsucking sociopaths. Now Raylene must snatch up the potent relics, solve a murder, and keep Ian safe — all while fending off that psychotic sorceress. But at least she won’t be alone. A girl could do a lot worse for a partner than an ass-kicking drag queen — right?

©2011 Cherie Priest (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Witty, fast-paced, and fabulous...a vastly entertaining read!” (New York Times best-selling author Jeaniene Frost)

“Catapults the kick-ass urban fantasy heroine into the realm of the truly bad-ass.” (Nicole Peeler, author of Tempest’s Legacy)

“Refreshing and addictive.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Julia DIAMOND BAR, CA, United States 01-30-13
    Julia DIAMOND BAR, CA, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2011

    books are my crack

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Enjoyed this second installment in Cherie Priest's vampire series. The story was great, but the narration by Natalie Ross was even better.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dottie 11-22-12
    Dottie 11-22-12

    I love to read! However, since I'm exhausted when I get home, I don't really want to do anything that causes me think. So, I watch TV.

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    "Exciting Read"
    What did you love best about Hellbent?

    This is a great story; makes me want more every time I listen. I really hope there is more to the story.


    What about Natalie Ross’s performance did you like?

    Natalie Ross's is perfect and really nails the characters and make the story come alive.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. J. Melton OKC 07-05-12
    R. J. Melton OKC 07-05-12 Member Since 2008

    I read too much, like most genre, & am picky about narrators. I like strong characters, great dialogue, & quirky bits!

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    "Raylene's OCD is going to save the world!"

    Really, for light entertainment these books are pretty good. I really love the character off Adrian and wish we got more of him...Ian has yet to sell me. HOPE 3 picks up the pace!

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    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 05-16-12
    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 05-16-12 Member Since 2015

    To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

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    "Sorry, but this story was a Drag!"

    This story was so boring. I enjoyed the first book in this series and bought the second book. However, so much didn't make sense in this telling. The tale really dragged on and on and on. Don't get me wrong there were high points, (the penis bones), but the development was poorly done, and the rescue of Isabelle was just rushed. If you have nothing else to read then read this otherwise skip it. I was sooooo disappointed.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 10-11-11
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 10-11-11 Member Since 2013

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    "Cherie Priest new vampire series with humor."

    I have just finished "Hellbent". I've read some of Ms.Priest's other books, and they had a heavier theme. "BloodShot" had humor, and showed a different kind of vampire than we are used to in many of our current venues. I enjoyed this story, however it did leave you open to the next book in the series this one "Hellbent". , and I think that it might have worked better as one book. I thought "Hellbent" gave more closure and still made characters enjoyable. If you get "BloodShot" you'll want to get "Hellbent". You won't be disappointed, this may be the start of an excellent series. (ie Sookie Stackhouse)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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