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The media has a nickname for Marnie Baranuik, though she'd rather they didn't; they call her the Great White Shark, a rare dual-talented forensic psychic. Twice-Touched by the Blue Sense - which gives her the ability to feel the emotions of others, and read impressions left behind on objects - Marnie also has a doctorate in preternatural biology and a working knowledge of the dark arts. She is considered without peer in the psychic community.

Then her first big FBI case ended with a bullet in one shoulder and a chip on the other, a queasy heart and a serial killer in the wind, leaving her a public flop and a private wreck. When the FBI's preternatural crimes unit tracks her down at a remote mountain lodge for her insight on a local case, her quiet retirement is promptly besieged by a stab-happy starlet, a rampaging ghoul, and a vampire-hunting jackass in tight Wranglers. Marnie figures the only real mystery is which one will kill her first.

Too mean to die young, backed up by friends in cold places, and running with a mouth as demure as a cannon's blast, Marnie Baranuik is about to discover that there's no such thing as quitting time when you're Touched.

©2011 A. J. Aalto (P)2017 Tantor

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What did you love best about Touched?

I absolutely LOVE the snark, humor, and action. But mostly it's so nice to actually have a book with a real story line, plot, character development, it's non stop entertainment.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

never ending action or witty banter.

What does Amy McFadden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I read this book and was delighted when they added it to audible, although I was nervous ( I am the ultimate narrator snob) Amy was a perfect choice, she is amazing at holding character, accents, and different voices without sounding like an idiot. I would listen to her again in a heartbeat

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

So amazeballs we had to make it into a Movie!!! well, okay, so I"ll never make a career in marketing. But I would watch this movie, for realsies.

Any additional comments?

if you like books like the Kate Daniels series, Charlie Davidson, Iron druid, or Mercy Thompson this book is absolutely for you!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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why

All of the characters in this book are constantly and unbelievably horny, like they can't go five minutes without thinking or talking about how much they want to bone the main character and how she wants to bone everyone else. There's also a minor subplot about vampires and magic or something.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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nothing much to say but meh.

Aside from the narrator who did a fantastic job as always, the book just didn't hit any good spot. The main character was immature in her ways of thinking and doing things, and the love triangle throughout the book go especially annoying once things seem to work out/heat up with was of the love interests. Almost felt like cheating to a extent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing.

In all honesty the dialogues are icredebly 'witty' as one commenter says, but the story overall is badly overshadowed by the inadequate heroine. I could have loved this book if someone had plucked out Marty and exchanged her with someone else. I kept trying to find something to like about her and it just wasn't happening. She is moody, unreasonable, and woefully egotistical in my opinion. the author kept trying to portrait her as some 'darling can do no wrong' type, but the result is an annoying Mary sue know it all trying inafectually to stomp her desire for Mark the FBI agent but is still bitter that her vampire (oh excuse me) revenant 'partner' won't take her for a romp in the sheet. At this point I don't think even she know what she want. Made it almost halfway trough chapter 33 before giving up.

Also the mystery is a little interesting but not so much as to be compared to Sherlock and Moriarty's incredible rivalry, I assume that is where the author was going with the sherlock and Marty names. Again the dialogues are quite injoable, as the story is quite lengthy (which I like in a book) you get a lot of that. I expecially like Harry and his infinite and creative pet names. but not enough for me to endure the protagonist.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining

slightly unique storyline. Entertaining characters. Sexy fun. Sometimes confusing don't understand the relationship between the cop and the vamp I would like to read more.

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LOVE THIS

It is hard to find a vampire series that is not geared completely towards the YA audience. This was a perfect cure. The quirky relationships that involve love, devotion, confusion are just deep enough to be fun, goofy and suspenseful. The narrator is awesome.

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Fully enjoyable

I love the main character. She’s witty, silly, and downright relatable. Her companion is able to match her play for play. I really enjoyed every moment of this story.

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So Bad!

The main protagonist is boring and whiny, I had to give up by chapter 17.

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loved it

I loved the different take on vampires and how they interact with humans.
must read!! I would strongly suggest that you read or listen to this.
Amy McFadden is on point as always!!

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  • Kimberly
  • Walworth, NY, United States
  • 11-14-17

Loved it!

So many great one liners. It made me laugh out loud... even at work. Got some good looks from my coworkers.

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  • miss v houtris
  • 11-01-17

Spot on

Amy McFadden was the perfect choice to narrate. She was without a doubt the ideal marnie and got marnies quirky personality and amusing swearing combos down to a T. Lovely to finally hear one of my favourite series

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  • elly gausden
  • 01-15-18

Diverting but not satisfying

Well read and amusing in places, but far, far to long for the amount of actual plot in the book. All the constant back and forth of lusting after the two 'love' interests is tedious after the millionth example of it.