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Publisher's Summary

It's the most anticipated reality television event of the season: three spiritualists gathered together in one house to raise the ghost of Marilyn Monroe. For celebrity medium Jaime Vegas, it is to be her swan song: one last publicity blast for a celebrity on the wrong side of 40. But unlike her colleagues, who are more show than substance, Jaime is the real thing.

Reluctant to upstage her fellow spiritualists, Jaime tries to suppress her talents, as she has done her entire life. But there is something lurking in the maze of gardens behind the house: a spirit without a voice. And it won't let go until somehow Jaime hears its terrible story. For the first time in her life, Jaime Vegas understands what humans mean when they say they are haunted. Distraught, Jaime looks to fellow supernatural Jeremy Danvers for help.

As the touches and whispers from the garden grow more frantic, Jaime and Jeremy embark on an investigation into a Los Angeles underworld of black magic and ritual sacrifice. When events culminate in a psychic showdown, Jaime must use the darkest power she has to defeat a shocking enemy: one whose malicious force comes from the last realm she expected.

In a world whose surface resembles our own, Kelley Armstrong delivers a stunning alternate reality, one where beings of the imagination live, love, and fight a never-ending battle between good and evil.

©2007 Kelley Armstrong; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Paranormal and show-business power struggles make for hard-to-put-down entertainment." (Booklist)
"Armstrong deftly juggles such creatures as werewolves, witches, demons and ghosts with real-life issues." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Autumn
  • Marina, CA, United States
  • 06-13-07

Excellent

This is Number 7 in the women of the otherworld. Bitten is also available in audiobook format, (just not through this service). This book is about Jaime, a necromancer and her love for the werewolf leader Jeremy.

I wish Audible would get the rest of the books. Awesome. 5 stars.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Joji
  • St Charles, MO, USA
  • 07-19-07

Good read, so-so reader

I like the paranormal genre and have enjoyed books by Kelley Armstrong. This one focuses more closely on Jaime Vegas, a necromancer. The story didn't disappoint, but the reader did. The main character's voice and the female voices were well done. The male voices left much to be desired, almost sounding to me like they'd inhaled helium before speaking. In previous books, Jeremy, her love interest, was a strong and very masculine character. In this audiobook, it was difficult for me to get past the sound of his voice and hear him the way he comes across in the written word. I've not listened to other books by this reader, but I'd certainly think twice before purchasing another audiobook read by her.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Joan
  • Swamp Yankee
  • 06-06-07

An Absorbing Read

I have to admit I didn't think I would like this book. Usually, books about people with supernatural powers are either incredibly cliched or so tongue-in-cheek or worst of all, so Anne Ricesque, that they invariably disappoint. NOT SO with this gem. The author has created a stand alone novel with a compplete alternate world. Also, this novel hints at the existance of others, but I have never read anything by her before and I couldn't stop listening. A cross between a mystery and mild horror/fantasy, the only problem I had was with the ending. A bit hasty- I still had questions - for my taste. However, as I believe there will be more novels with this main character, I'll have to wait and see!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • GH
  • Sherborn, MA, United States
  • 03-27-14

Necromancer, Werewolf and Magic - Good Read

Jamie Vegas is the main character in Armstrong's book 7. She has played prominent supporting roles in a couple of the previous books and it was good to finally see a story revolve around her. In this tale, she is in Hollywood to tape a reality TV show and she discovers evil and of course Jeremy (Alpha Werewolf) shows up to help de-tangle things as both sidekick and love interest. This is a major thriller and a littler romance.

Merlington continues to improve as the narrator of the series. I think she has finally hit her stride.

This series is interesting as the various factions of supernaturals are revealed and interact. This general genre is in vogue and this series is a good read in that vain. I give it a thumbs up -- keep going on to the next book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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From Bit Part to Center Stage

Kelley Armstrong has scored again in this story, bringing to the fore front a minor character from her previous books, Jamie Vegas. The story line is made believable and pulls the listener along as the story unfolds.

The characters are fleshed out nicely by sharing the trials of everyday life in the world of Spiritual Show Business.

I've enjoyed each of Kelley Armstrong's books, and wish Audible would gather up all the titles.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Jato
  • Alexandria, VA
  • 10-08-17

All time fav of the bunch

It’s hard not to say that every story in the Otherworld series is my favorite story because they’re all wonderful, the way they are intricately woven as well as written is amazing! This book however IS my favorite, and now that I’m on my third time reading through them (this time on audio) I’ve realized that it’s also the reason I started re-reading them....again. I couldn’t wait to get to this one. I don’t know if it’s because I relate to Jaime better than any of the other characters or if it’s because my crush has always been on Jeremy, it could be a little of both, whatever it is, I love this book, and if you are listening to them on audio and you’re listening to them in the order that they were written then you’re used to this performer. The one who narrated Bitten is still the best by far but I’m used to this one and she’s OK

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Better than expected

This book was much better than haunted. The story has plenty of action but without as much gore as Haunted.

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No Humas Involved

I really enjoyed this book. I loved getting to know Jaime Vegas a little better and I got to know Jeremy a little better too. This was a books filled with lots of ghosts and we had lots on exciting and interesting thins happen in this book. It had my attention the whole time.

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Fun good listen.

I liked this story. I love anything that connects with Elena and Clay, but wish they were more involved. Worthwhile though.

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Good story about Jamie

The story focuses on Jamie. Good story, but the narration could be better.
Laural Merlington keep the same voice from ealier books, but Jamie's voice and Hope's sound the same.