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Title: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on February 28, 2008, 05:34:20 am
Has anyone read any of her Cassandra Palmer books? I have read the first two Touch the Dark and Claimed by Shadow and have already preordered the third one Embraced the Night.

Here is the blurb for Touch the Dark

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Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits-talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead.  The ghosts of the dead aren't usually dangerous; they just like to talk...a lot. The undead are another matter.

Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires.  But when the bloodsucking Mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she's forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection. The undead senators won't help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire-and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay...


If you like Kim Harrison then I would def recommend this series. There is also a spinoff book out this year and features a dhamphir called Dory - called Midnight's daughter and will be the start of a new series

Blurb and excerpt can be found here :)

http://www.karenchance.com/books_md.html
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on February 28, 2008, 10:00:34 am
*nods* I have the books too, they are good!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Good Mazoku on February 28, 2008, 10:44:02 am
Oddly enough, I read the first one, Touch the dark, and wasn't very impressed with it, but decided to give the second book a try anyway. I never got past the first few chapters: I don't know why, but Cassandra just pisses me off, can't really understand why or how, but I can't bring myself to like her. :-\
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on February 28, 2008, 11:52:57 am
Really?  I love those books :)  Can't wait till the next one comes out...only 2 more months :/
I kinda want Cassy and Pritkin to end up together though.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on February 28, 2008, 11:57:40 am
I think I know what you mean Maz about Cassie but in the last book she seems to be accepting her position now and basically she doesnt want to be a pawn like the previous Pythia was. And I acutally want Mercea and Cassie to get together but Pritkin is nice ;)
I really didnt like Tomas though - there is something about him that doesnt ring true- but I am looking forward to the sequel and also the spinoff sounds more gritty and has def more of a harder edge heroine than Cassie.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on February 28, 2008, 12:02:13 pm
Yep.  Im looking forward to it too :)
The other series that K.C. is writing says that there is a half human/vamp in it and if I understood it right Mercea was the father.  So maybe him and Cassy do end up hooking up...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on February 28, 2008, 12:03:42 pm
no love lost for tomas here either....  what is getting a little annoying as that mark-thingy that is going on... shoot, how is the name... that makes her over-sensitive to mercea.... hmhmhm
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on February 28, 2008, 12:08:09 pm
the geis?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on February 28, 2008, 12:09:36 pm
Its a gea - and I agree that is getting tiresome as well. I think part of the problem with Chance's writing is that she seems to drag on certain plot points yet shes good at writing writing action and fast plotting.
I think in the new book Cassie has to get a book which everyone is else is after which will help her get rid of the gea.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on February 28, 2008, 12:16:41 pm
geas, right..... haha, had to laugh so hard, has... did you just mention that in the adam/mercy relationship thread

;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on February 28, 2008, 12:24:30 pm
I did LMAO - but unlike Adam and Mercy who seems to be interrupted at every turn. Cassie and Mercea are being bonded against their will ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on February 28, 2008, 12:28:11 pm
uh, he looks good, mercea right? hmmm not sure if I would mind having that geas *grins*

what totally threw me off and had me go back to reread was that whole "geas strenghtening with meeting in the past"-thingy..... ::)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on February 28, 2008, 12:30:36 pm
Thats the thing about time travel - its confusing and def gives you a headache trying to sort out the when and the hows.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on February 28, 2008, 12:34:27 pm
How did she end up putting one on him?  I never got that one...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on February 28, 2008, 12:36:21 pm
I think when she went to the past- she removed it and it was reset but it wasnt removed. But when she went back and encountered the past Mercea it came back. I think that is what happend- Its confusing :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on February 28, 2008, 12:46:03 pm
it IS confusing..... and the problem with reading so many books is you tend to mix them up in your head *sighs* I would have to reread it to be 100% sure, but I think they TRIED to remove it.... but wth, I will just reread it when I am waiting for a new book to come out, to have something to do inbetween and then I (hopefully) will understand it ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on February 28, 2008, 12:52:46 pm
LOL  ok

Thanks. :)  I understand it now.  And then when she went back to her own time, it was intensified for Mercea b/c the geas had followed her into the past where she met him....3 or 4 times?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on February 28, 2008, 12:55:28 pm
Yes thats it lol- its coming back now- she had to stay away from Mercea but because she went to the past - it intensified the gea even more!

I agree Cheese especially since I read quite a few urban fantasy- sometimes I actually confuse plot lines with other books  :-[
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on February 28, 2008, 01:03:40 pm
me too, has..... oh tomorrow is the last day of february, which means march is starting soon (gee, am I smart ? ) and then it's not too long until ilona andrews' second book is coming out.. loved the first one... *nods*

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regarding the geas (is it with or without s.... or is it geis? god I mix it all up.... I even thought vishtau for amoment, but that's crimson city *lol*... oh and while we are at it, why not mix in the chosen-mate thing like rule turner and lily yu ;) ;) ;) )

I think the meeting mercea in the past strenghtened the bond, especially for him! I remember that there was a scene where he actually looked worn out and very effected directly after cassie came back from a time-trip? right?  imagine, she just met him in the past a few moments ago, but for the mercea in the "now" it felt like 200 years........ did he not keep a red stiletto? god, my brain stores THINGS!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on February 28, 2008, 01:10:14 pm
ohhhh I love Ilona Andrews- Mmmmmmmm Curran. Cant wait for Magic Burns- shes also contracted for another couple of books so yay!

I dont know the spelling for geas/geis - its like Fey/Fae :(

I think Mercea keeps the stiletto - awww a bit of Prince Charming there!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on February 28, 2008, 03:57:27 pm
LOL  ya he does keep it.  I remember something about her looking around for her lost shoe in the tattoo parlor or something like that...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on March 01, 2008, 12:38:12 pm
oookay, I hade some time and reread.

it's spelled geis and mircea placed the geis on cassie when she was about 11 or 12 to ensure that she was not going to be touched by some teenager ;)

Whithout knowing, Cassie doubled the geis when she was in London in 1889 and met Mircea there... that's why Mircea was practically writihing with the urge to touch her when she came back to her time and met him there...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: charmed on March 02, 2008, 10:07:16 am
Over at Coffee Time Romance, Karen Chance is running a contest for a signed copy of her newest book and a box of chocolates.  enter here (http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/ContestPage.html)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on March 02, 2008, 10:11:43 am
Thanks Bea  :-* for the heads up!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on March 03, 2008, 12:24:10 pm
yep :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on April 03, 2008, 07:45:24 am
Has anyone read Embrace the Night yet?

I preordered it - but there was a mix up apparently amazon UK didnt let me know that they were not supplying the US edition because they are now supplying the UK edition which has been out for some time :P
I have now cancelled and reordered it - But I cant get the book until next week :(
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on April 03, 2008, 08:57:19 am
Has anyone read Embrace the Night yet?

I preordered it - but there was a mix up apparently amazon UK didnt let me know that they were not supplying the US edition because they are now supplying the UK edition which has been out for some time :P
I have now cancelled and reordered it - But I cant get the book until next week :(

I finished it up two days ago. I like Cassie a lot in this book. I liked her a lot in the other books, but you can see her personality getting stronger, which I like. And I think Mircea came out in a .. better, or at least more interesting light here, too. And Pritkin became absolutely fascinating! He's almost the star of the whole book. But I did think that it meandered for a while before it got down to business and had some unnecessary plot deviations (IMO).
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on April 03, 2008, 09:39:29 am
Thanks!!!
I am glad that the plot is progressing especially with Mircea- I was afraid that it wouldnt.
And I am interested to see what happens with Pritkin - I wish I have  the book :(
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on April 03, 2008, 04:29:35 pm
Has anybody already read the 3rd one?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Gwendolynn on April 03, 2008, 05:41:47 pm
I really enjoyed Embrace the Night.  Pritkin has really turned into an interesting character!  I like the way things worked out with Cassie and Mircea too.  It was a good book, but I have read so many good books this month and it seems mild in comparison. :-[
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on April 04, 2008, 11:57:11 am
I need to get it bad!!!  1 question though:  Do Cassie and Pritkin have anything romantic happen between them?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on April 06, 2008, 11:48:05 am
hi all....

I am looking forward to the third book too.....  I am curious on how things will work out between mircea and cassie and what role pritkin will play.... and I hope we don't see too much of tomas.... I just don't like him
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on April 06, 2008, 04:05:54 pm
I LOVE tomas!!!  sometimes more than Mircea
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on April 07, 2008, 01:29:54 am
really? I don't like him ;) see, that's how different we all are ;)

I just received a mail by amazon, the book is on the way wohoooo!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on April 07, 2008, 12:31:00 pm
UGGGG!!!!  I want it soooo bad!  But I actually have to have money first and even then I'll prob. just need a gift card b/c who knows when the next time we go by a book store will be :/
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on April 09, 2008, 10:23:59 am
I read it!!! And I liked it, though there are some parts that seem - IMO - rather hurried. And of course the whole time travel thingy is quite confusing... 
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Thea on April 20, 2008, 04:16:35 am
I think that the most recent book redeemed the confusion of the other books and it ROCKED!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on May 06, 2008, 11:44:18 am
It was AWSOME!!!!  I wish we could already read the next one...there is going to be another right?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on May 06, 2008, 10:28:12 pm
I certainly hope so.... but the next book she is going to release is not about cassandra, but about a half-vampire
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Thea on May 09, 2008, 03:27:14 am
I thought that this was the finish of the Cassandra books. At least that is what it felt like
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on May 23, 2008, 11:56:17 am
Well it said that it was just the begginning in the end of it soooo....Besides it seems like there were too many questions left and with the Gods, coucil, and circle it seemed like there will be a lot more...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on May 23, 2008, 12:09:15 pm
There are more Cassandra books- There is a 4th book out next April and its called Curse the Dawn.

But there is also a spinoff book out over the summer that features a dhampir called Dorina. Being a dhampir isnt easy and she has many bouts of madness because of her mixed heritage- also her father is Mircea and that complicate matters :D
The first book is called Midnight's Daughter and you can read more here

http://www.karenchance.com/books_md.html

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: bebe1613 on June 10, 2008, 05:52:25 pm
I began the series about 3 months ago... I really liked the first two books... the last one even though I read it and liked how everything turned out.... I got a bit lost with all the moving around in the timestream..... either  way I will be awaiting the fourth book to see what happens with Cassie and Mircea as well as the abandoned Tomas in the fae world.     
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 11, 2008, 07:22:36 am
About Thomas, there is or will be a selection this summer with a short story on him. I liked the series.... But, I don't know, compared to Mercy... I would prefer 3 more books of Mercy than those three.... It feels like she is taking too long with everything, too much self-denial and as much as I understand her wish to be free (who would want to have a vampire tell her what to do) I just wished her to get over it already. And Pritkin? Oh Gawd!!!!!! If she has to choose between Pritkin and Mircea... I'll take her 2nd choice.... they are both.... just too good.

Thomas, well liked him/ didn't like him/ liked him..... It's like that depending on the way he operates.

On the Dhampir book.... I hope things will go a bit faster, it's like the Anna and Charles series, a side story that made it to a series, the starting short story was -I think - in the selection On The Prowl like Alpha and Omega, it was called Buying trouble and the main character in it , Claire, is the girl Dory wants to save from whatever Vampire....The fasc. thing is the spark between Dory and Luis-Cesare.... Oh, he was something.... I already preordered the book.. with Wolfsbane and mistletoe, they will be here by november.... Such a nice winter I will have....  ;D

(Ok and Now I'll stop talking ;D)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on June 11, 2008, 06:43:25 pm
Do you think that Cassie could be her mother?  Not really sure though, since didnt it say that she murdered her mother?  And I dont think that she would be able to kill Cassie....

I dont know...I kinda want her to pick Mircia but being with him would be WAYYYYY to complicated.  And I also want her to be with Pritkin...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 11, 2008, 09:30:10 pm
I think it was stated that she was born 500 years ago so Cassie as her mom is out of the question, (Could you really imagine Cassie getting pregnant by Mircea of all people? She would scream till someone went to the bathroom with her when she'd see the pregnancy test going positive.... Though I have a feeling she would wait till meeting with him in person to start the fighting....)

I can only imagine how a relationship with Mircea would be.... him trying to control her, her trying to get out of his vontrol.... With Pritkin... it might be better, it might be worse... But as I said... whoever she dismisses... I can take....  ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on June 12, 2008, 01:54:36 am
I'm looking forward to that new book.... though I would love to see how things turn out for cassie and mircea now ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Lyranda on June 12, 2008, 03:14:58 pm
I've really liked all of her books so far, and can't wait for Midnight's Daughter and the next Cassie book.  I used to be rooting for only Mircea, but after the third book, I started to like Pritkin alot more as well, so now I'm a little torn.

It says in the except for Midnight's Daughter that Dorina's mother was a serving girl that Mircea was messing around with right when he got turned into a vampire, so I'm pretty sure Cassie isn't her mom.  Or atleast that's what she was told...could make for an interesting twist if it turned out to be otherwise.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 12, 2008, 11:01:19 pm
What? Like Cassie went back in time (500 years) and stayed there for 9 months (or more) just to get pregnant and give birth to Mircea's child? too far fetched even for me... And I can get really far fetched when speculating on that subject....

Don't want to spoil the fun for anyone who haven't read the 3rd book....




******SPOILER*****
But I just loved Pritkin when Cassie was trying to figure out why he was treating her that way in the lobby and a whole different way any other time.... "You don't need a sword...." It really was interesting.... And when she made the assumption that his dad could help with the geas... But I can't understand... When she went back in time to Paris for the Codex Pritkin knew he could feed on her, so how could he not know when he got married and accidentally killed his wife???
****SPOILER****
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on June 13, 2008, 01:39:49 pm
I dont understand why he doesn't need underwear?


Ya, now that you point that out, I dont think Cassie would be the mother either...I wonder if she is still alive?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on June 13, 2008, 01:48:56 pm
From what I gather- although I could be wrong. Mircea fathered his daughter shortly after he was turned as a vampire. I dont think Vampires can father children because essentially undead and their sperm dies.
And I doubt Cassie is the mother but you never know - it could be a great twist ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Lyranda on June 14, 2008, 01:23:43 pm
I also don't see Cassie just abandoning her child for 500 years which makes it even more far-fetched, but I suppose another way of twisting it would be to make her mother someone else we know already.  Not really sure who though.  Maybe Myra, although that would be pretty hard to make work as well considering she was trying to kill Mircea.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on June 14, 2008, 05:44:14 pm
Maybe it was Agnus...would she have been alive then?  I dont remember if it said how long a Pythia would live...

Never mind about A.  b/c it said she was like a hotel or bar person...

IDK maybe it was just some random person.  Like that REALLY old man vamp. in B3 said that he could charm anybody so....
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on June 15, 2008, 02:26:36 pm
I actually would like it best if Dory's mom was someone we didn't know. I might find an overlap of characters to be too farfetched (if we ignore that the whole plot is fantasy!) :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on June 16, 2008, 11:27:07 am
I kinda hope she's dead.  Because now that I think about it, that would get more confusing...which is why I hope she's dead.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on June 16, 2008, 11:30:18 am
I got a feeling that Dory's mother is dead- shes human but from the sounds of it Dory has inherited the longevity of the vampires. Unless she travels back in time or there is a flash back I doubt we will see much of her mother.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on June 16, 2008, 01:26:01 pm
I got a feeling that Dory's mother is dead- shes human but from the sounds of it Dory has inherited the longevity of the vampires. Unless she travels back in time or there is a flash back I doubt we will see much of her mother.
Excellent point, Has
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on June 17, 2008, 11:30:41 am
Wonder if she'll turn up in the Cassie books...kinda hope she doesnt....and just from the little excerpt we got, and how it seem that her and M hate each other, unless one of them REALLY needs something and its a last resort thing, I doubt we'll see her.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 20, 2008, 09:16:25 am
*Excitement*

I was just gonna start a page for the Cassie Palmer books!! I am excited that there is already one here!!

I started reading the Cassie Palmer books in November of last year. I loved them. My cousin let me borrow them and I read the first two in the same night!! they were great. I just got the third one a couple weeks ago. I didn't even know there was a third one. I walked by it in Border's and started jumping up and down. I was really excited. Although I haven't finished the third one yet, I am working on it. I kinda ruined it for myself. I read ahead in a couple places, and I pretty much know how it ends and what happens. I was gonna finish it today, but I have no ambition. This  is me being lazy.

I don't understand how the geas [gaes?] was broken. Wasn't it suposed to bind Cassie and Mercea together??
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Lyranda on June 21, 2008, 03:18:31 am
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It was, but Mircea added an out clause to it (something I think they always tend to do just in case they don't want the geas in place anymore, etc) which required sex between Cassie and him/or his designated replacement.  I think because of the way the geas was evolved, that's why sex with Tomas didn't break it.  Both the Mircea from Cassie's present time and a Mircea from sometime in the past were required to be in the same time/area with Cassie when they had sex in order for it to be broken since all three of them were now a part of the geas.  So by releasing the present Mircea from the trap box and having sex with him while the Mircea of like two weeks ago (from right before the ending of Touch the Dark) was off chasing Pritkin just a little ways away, the geas was broken.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on June 23, 2008, 12:34:01 pm
Any guesses as to whether Cassie and Mircea will have an actual relationship?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Lyranda on June 23, 2008, 12:43:00 pm
I think it'll depend on how controlling Mircea tries to be and whether he learned anything from the geas or not.  I believe Cassie's main objection to a relationship with Mircea is that she thinks he'll try to control/use her to help out his own things and the vampires, which she doesn't really want.  But I could see him changing some to let Cassie act more on her own after all that he suffered from the geas.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on June 23, 2008, 05:49:28 pm
Me too.  And if that doesn't work there is always Pritkin.  Who I am kinda starting to favor...IDK  I like them both WAYYYYY to much!  So I can't really pick a favorite...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on June 23, 2008, 05:55:06 pm
I have to admit that I have a preference for Pritkin that keeps getting stronger with every book. The way he was described, and the make-out scenes, in the third book... that was just--YUMMY.

Plus, Mircea is sooooo "other," being a vampire. I know she understands vampires, but they have such a different value/thinking system. If that makes sense. Hopefully, it does.  ???
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 23, 2008, 10:08:39 pm
this is sort of spoiler so anyone who hadn't read all 3 books and doesn't want the fun spoiled please go down to next message  8)

**********SPOILER*********

Mircea is *other* as he is a vampire (and a really good one at that) and I agree that Cassie is afraid of his control as much as he was that she would be the greater power in their relationship with the geas on.

Pritkin, is even stranger, he is Half-Incubus, his father is the Lord of the Incubi and he is alive since Arthur (?)
He has his own agenta and Cassie is as afraid of him as of Mircea I think.

I do favor Pritkin though.... He is sooooo Hot and not a vampire, though I guess he is as much *other* as Mircea... and a total stranger to Cassie. He started out as an enemy, became a sworn protector only to confuse us in the 3rd book when at least I couldn't understand what he was planning... I guess he himself had his own agenta on how Cassie should 'work' her office and he always thought she would be too 'dumb' to understand it... or that she would become corrupted as Myra or would alliance with the vampires and let them control her....

Hope I make sense.... Bottom line? GO PRITKIN............!!!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on June 24, 2008, 06:59:27 am
You make an excellent point, white unicorn, about Pritkin's "otherness." Well, that just shot my rationalization to hell. LOL Now all I can go with is the fact that he's HAWT, and that I'm kind of secretly bored with the whole "falling for the vampire" schtick. Which doesn't keep me from re-reading Charlaine Harris's Dead series, but it's nice to see a writer maybe go a different way. <shrugs>

*********SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE THIRD BOOK**********

To me, Pritkin's motivations became much clearer in the third book. I thought it clarified why he's completely obsessed with being the fine, upstanding, perfect "knight-protector" type. He's fighting his own nature as a creature who takes advantage of others. Additionally, because he's been so over-focused for centuries, basically, he just flat-out doesn't understand how Cassie can A) NOT know what the heck she's doing; B) not WANT to do it; C) be so generally flighty (bless her heart:P). So he's incredibly impatient and frustrated with her. Not to mention, he's pretty suspicious of the vampires and took quite some time to be convinced that she wasn't their pawn. And to figure out that she has her own code of honor and isn't anyone's pawn.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on June 24, 2008, 07:17:47 am
I can see Cassie and Mircea having a sexual relationship, but I am having serious trouble picturing them sticking together for a serious romantic relationship. I see the same problem with Pritkin, albeit for different reasons.

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 24, 2008, 07:35:13 am
*********SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE THIRD BOOK**********
To me, Pritkin's motivations became much clearer in the third book. I thought it clarified why he's completely obsessed with being the fine, upstanding, perfect "knight-protector" type. He's fighting his own nature as a creature who takes advantage of others. Additionally, because he's been so over-focused for centuries, basically, he just flat-out doesn't understand how Cassie can A) NOT know what the heck she's doing; B) not WANT to do it; C) be so generally flighty (bless her heart:P). So he's incredibly impatient and frustrated with her. Not to mention, he's pretty suspicious of the vampires and took quite some time to be convinced that she wasn't their pawn. And to figure out that she has her own code of honor and isn't anyone's pawn.

Well I guess if you have spent some years (eons on earth) in Hell you tend to see things differently. Don't forget that he was the best Demon-Hunter of the Silver Circle, so he knows nothing, or almost nothing, about Vampires... that 1st book was hilarious... *Holy Water?*
A) he knows she had no education and I don't think he can help with that - they are both in the dark on the hole time shifting thing - he does help with guns, as much as he can....
B) I had some problems understanding that... but after the 3rd book, I guess he should guess, Cassie was careful, she knows nothing comes for free and the whole Apollo coming again really shows that she was right up to a point.
C) I guess that goes together with the whole Vampire-pawn thing... He suspects everyone and everything, it's how he stayed alive.

I just loved the scene with Lord Rose (was it?) at the lobby.... He is HOOOOOOT oh, but of course these types of men are trouble in the real world that we don't (or that's what they want us to believe, I have my doubts) have vampires and mages... though if it was like Pritkin and Mircea.... well you know what I mean... who could say no, to those amber green eyes combined to the dark hair? I don't think I could....
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on June 24, 2008, 12:38:11 pm
What was with the whole underwear thing though?  I think I might understand but Im not sure...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on June 24, 2008, 05:21:30 pm
You mean, Cassie's fascination with the fact that Pritkin doesn't wear underwear? I thought that was just funny.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 24, 2008, 09:22:46 pm
probably he 'destroys' too many pairs of pants so....

or, it's just uncomfortable with the sword on his back...

of course there are many more interpretations but Pritkin hasn't shown  any 'interest' in more nefarious activities, at least in the present time.... ::)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 25, 2008, 09:43:23 am
I FINISHED!!!!!!!!!

Yay. I finished last night. I had twenty minutes to read three chapters, but I did it( My sister came home and gets bored when I read constantly).

I liked the fact that Pritkin goes camando. Maybe he just doesn't like underwear because they are rather uncomfortable. Or maybe the sword thing. . . . .

I do have a preference for Pritkin. I don't know how to explain it. . . He is, like, badass. . . . !! I don't know. He is just a copious amount of attractive. I choose him over Mircea. I am sick of vampires anyway!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on June 25, 2008, 12:51:43 pm
I think thats one of the major things that I like about Pritkin: He's a total Badass!!!
Mercia can be a badass but its more like the undercover badass.
But ya, Im kinda leaning towards Pritkin right now...so he can NEVER have sex w/o killing the person hes doing it with?  Or am I misunderstanding that?  That would TOTALLY suck if he cant though...think of all the built up sexual frustration LOL  and cold showers... I could go on and on but Im gonna stop.  (FYI I really am a girl, but when you get a lot of teenagers together sex HAS to be brought up AT LEAST 2 times.  And if you add in boys, then it's pretty much the whole nights topic LOL)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 25, 2008, 03:07:07 pm
Huh. Oh Goody. Maybe he can if he tries hard enough to stop feeding. I mean, what would your life be like if you hadn't had sex in a thousand years? That would pretty much suck for him.

Mircea isn't really badass badass. He is more like attractive mysterious vampire badass. And it helps that he is a gentleman!! But he is pretty great.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on June 25, 2008, 05:56:42 pm
Huh. I never thought that it was that Pritkin ALWAYS drained those he had sex with, more that it was a serious danger. And with him being married, presumably there would be lots of opportunities for danger.

But seriously, if it's been centuries since he's gotten laid, then no wonder he's in such a bad mood. I'd be pretty homicidal myself!  ;)

I'll have to read it again (oh, darn) to see if I missed something about that.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 25, 2008, 06:59:13 pm
DIdn't the book say that it was the first time Pritkin and his wife had sex that she was drained??
Or was it just a random time?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on June 25, 2008, 09:50:00 pm
tantalized,

I don't remember if it was the first time or not, but just in case it was the first time, maybe it happened because pritkin was inexperienced.... which he is no longer.....

damn, if he hadn't got any in centuries no wonder he's in a foul mood half the time....
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 26, 2008, 01:21:56 am
Yeah, I think it was their first time, but.... remember in the 3rd book when Cassie goes back to france for the codex and he is there.... he starts to feed off her, and he knows what he is doing... So, how was it he didn't know when about a century later he drains the woman he loved?

Unless if it had something to do with control and I hope he is better on that after another 2 centuries.... I guess he was too focused on his job, "Demon-Hunter" and hating what he is that... he wouldn't let himself be with a woman after he killed his wife....

And, I guess if he hadn't had any sex for about 2 centuries, being constantly in that sour mood is understandable...  ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 26, 2008, 07:59:43 am
What if he can't stop feeding off his wife when they had sex? Or maybe, he didn't realize he was doing it.

Well, the no sex for 2 centuries would give someone the right to be in a foul mood constantly. :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 26, 2008, 08:05:32 am
Questions, and more questions... hopefully the next book will give some answers together with even more questions.... ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 26, 2008, 08:13:24 am
When is the next book coming out??

Is there gonna be another book??
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 26, 2008, 08:17:12 am
of course! the title will be Curse the Dawn, it's coming out (Amazon's date) April 7 2009 and you can pre-order from now.... isn't that something... pre-ordering about a year before you will actually receive the book....  ::)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 26, 2008, 08:21:31 am
I have to wait til' next year April??? That is ridiculous. I want the boook now!!!!!! :D

Sweet. I didin't know there was gonna be more!!!

How many are threre gonna be?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 26, 2008, 08:38:15 am
Much as many of us would like certain books right away, (Mercy's and Anna's) series included that can't be unfortunately...  ;D

Not sure how many there will be.... :D hope enough but not too many.... ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on June 26, 2008, 09:12:23 am
So I started digging around last night, because I get the feeling that in my zeal to finish the book and get to the end of the story, I read really fast and missed some stuff (not uncommon for me), and tried to find Embrace the Night so I could read it again. I can't find it. I've misplaced it somewhere (and I have an embarrassing number of piles of books in various rooms of the house). I've got the first two but of course, what I really wanted was the third one.

I even went to Karen Chance's web site last night hoping for a fix... pre-release chapters, ebook short stories, anything.

Zilch. Not even a forum.

She'd better be devoting all her energy to this new book. <pouts>
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Lyranda on June 27, 2008, 12:24:26 am
I read somewhere (her site, her newsletter, an interview...not sure where anymore) that she has another Cassie trilogy planned that is focused on the war that is breaking out.  I'm not sure if all three are contracted or not though.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 27, 2008, 05:21:20 am
Huh. That would be interesting, but couldn't she just tie Cassie into the war in the next book?

Or is she gonna leave out most of the Cassie part and focus on the war??

Does Karen Chance have other books having to do with some Claire character??

My algebra teacher bought me a book that had the short storie in them. I know there was one from Patricia Briggs about Charles going to Chicago. That is why my teacher bought me the book. I gave her the Mercy Series. Anyway, it had a story from Karen Chance in it and the main character was some claire lady. I thought I would read it anyway, but then at the end of Embrace the Night she had an exerpt from another book, and I tink it is about this Claire woman...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on June 27, 2008, 05:27:14 am
There is a spinoff called Midnight's daughter which will feature a Dhamphir called Dory who is Mircea's daughter. That book should be out in the summer- I think the short story Claire is a character from the same universe but I am not sure if she is going to carry on writing about her in future anthologies or books.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 27, 2008, 07:52:05 am
Okay. Sweet.

Has anyone else read the short stories??
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on June 27, 2008, 08:03:47 am
Yes, and Patty's and Karen's were the best stories in that anthology. If you read Karen's story again, you'll see that Claire tells her captors that her roommate will come after her to find her. That's Dory, the protagonist in her new book, Midnight's Daughter. Having read the first few chapters for that book, I'm assuming that Dory's search for Claire might also come into play somehow in that plot.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 27, 2008, 08:12:01 am
Oh. Okay. I didn't read the whole short story. I figured I wouldn't know what it was talking about so I just skipped it.

Patti's story was AMAZING. I wanted it to go on forever. It was so good. Soryy, I'll stop. This isn't the right place for that.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on June 27, 2008, 08:20:01 am
That connection isn't emphasized much. I can't even remember where it is in the story or who Claire tells it to. I only caught it when I read the first few chapters of Midnight's Daughter. I think the only reason Claire's comment about her roommate stuck with me was because it seemed important but it didn't get resolved or mentioned again in the story. So I kept wondering who this person was. I don't think I gave away any spoilers if you haven't read the whole story. It's very good, though!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on June 27, 2008, 06:32:43 pm
That's interesting. I'll have to go back and re-read the Karen Chance short story in that anthology as well. I am looking forward to the Dory story... but I have to admit, I'm just not buying the short 18th-century French fop with the long, curly hair as that sexy. I just see kind of a Michael Bolton thing or something. I dunno. I have never found long hair on men very sexy, and long, girly, curly hair? I just don't see it. Which doesn't mean I'm not open to having my mind changed, but... what can I say? I guess I'm a hair bigot!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 27, 2008, 07:19:25 pm
Ditto. Long hair on guys is wierd. I can never imagine it. . .
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: charmed on June 27, 2008, 07:21:38 pm
Oh. Okay. I didn't read the whole short story. I figured I wouldn't know what it was talking about so I just skipped it.

Patti's story was AMAZING. I wanted it to go on forever. It was so good. Soryy, I'll stop. This isn't the right place for that.

Did you mean Patty's story as in Patty Briggs? Patti is Patti L and Patty is how Mrs Briggs shortens her name.

I had to read your post several times before realizing what you were talking about :D But then, I'm easily confused. :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on June 27, 2008, 07:50:37 pm
LOL  Join the club charmed :D

I think SOME guys look good with long hair, but it all depends on their body, face, hair/skin tone/color, and hair texture (straight, curly, greasy, red, black, purple, dandruffy, ect.)  But ya, on some guys it really DOES NOT work
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on June 28, 2008, 06:36:54 am
I am not a fan of the long hair as well- when I read the description of  a guy who has really long hair- I keep thinking of Fabio or really bad rock band hair mullets. Although I do know some men can wear it and look HOT.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on June 28, 2008, 08:29:32 am
Oh, no, you had to bring up FABIO??? Now I'm REALLY not going to be able to take Louis seriously.

<going to go bleach my brain now...>
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on June 28, 2008, 08:36:31 am
;D ;D ;D
Well if its any consolation I view Louis with shoulder length hair - but with LKH characters- def Fabio territory :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 28, 2008, 11:00:57 pm
Well, I love long hair on certain men...

It depends on a lot of things though and I certainly love Charles Native American long braided hair....

It's a 'brain' thing.....
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on June 29, 2008, 07:43:20 am
Native Americans look odd without long hair. So of course  Charles would be sexy with long hair. . .
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on June 29, 2008, 12:02:48 pm
Ooooh, good point. Charles must have his long hair. It is perfect on him and appropriate. I was trying to come up with some elaborate explanation as to why long hair is good for some guys (although damn few, in my o so humble opinion), and glam-metal or foppish on others.

I just don't find Chance's descriptions of Louis sexy. At all. Obviously, your mileage may vary. ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on June 30, 2008, 12:31:43 pm
Well you know, if you dont like it, it's your mind thats picturing it, so just change the long hair to short hair in your head.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on June 30, 2008, 06:00:02 pm
LOL -- it's probably the writer in me, but that never occurred to me!!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Thea on July 08, 2008, 01:57:37 pm
my husband has a thick mane of hair that is often past his waist.
But he is much like a lion so it suits him.

But I am a long haired man fan! mmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Killer Kitten on July 11, 2008, 12:00:27 pm
Me too, but only on some people!! :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on July 28, 2008, 10:01:14 am
Karen Chance has a story in the new Mammoth Book of Vampire Romances. It's about Tomas ...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on July 28, 2008, 12:02:38 pm
Im not sure how much Im going to like that one...I think I'll prob. just not read it.  And if I remember right, then she said that Tomas would come back in later on, so I'll prob. just wait for that to see some more of Tomas.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on July 28, 2008, 02:34:41 pm
I am not a huge fan of Tomas - so I dont think I will pick it up or I might borrow it from the library instead if they get hold of it.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on July 29, 2008, 08:27:54 am
I really wanted to read this one and the two by Lilith Saintcrow, so I just read them in-store :) It was pretty good, but they're all so short.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on August 31, 2008, 10:33:46 am
The cover and blurb are up for Curse the Dawn- from the email that i got today, this would start off a new arc which will involve Cassie facing Apollo -

http://www.karenchance.com/books_ctd.html

I like the cover but the model looks like Billie Piper from Doctor Who/Diary of a Callgirl.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on August 31, 2008, 09:38:57 pm
I'm not sure if I like this cover of Cassie... I liked the 1st 3... the pentacle on her back not being visible could indicate that she is no longer depended on it... or that she decided to face everything head on, as the review claims...

Also I did like the earlier model better too...

I guess it's becoming more 'lighted' since the last book... wonder if there will be some heated scenes in 4th book as well... we had Mircea in the 1st, Tomas in the Second...Pritkin's Dad, Pritkin (?) and Mircea in 3rd...

I hope she will end up with Pritkin in the end,... or that at least that they will have a chance on it...


on the other part now... I read the Day of the Dead in Mammoth book of vampires and... it left me laughing in the end...picturing Tomas resigning or accepting that way was really so funny (at least for me at the time.... )I lliked the story, though it wasn't in the top10 of the anthology....
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on September 01, 2008, 02:05:25 pm
Im w/ you on wanting her to end up w/ Pritkin.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Goddess of the Night on September 01, 2008, 02:24:46 pm
Hey I should thank all of you who have posted here so far... because of what you guys said I started reading KC and I love her stuff.... so thanks for helping me find another fav author.

I hope she ends up with Pritkin too... in the end I think he is more trust worthy then Mircea (who has to follow he Consul's orders). I love how Pritkin and Cassie banter too.... Pritkin is just so much Yummier  :D

The new cover seems like it doesn't fit in with the other three, maybe there will be a reason for that in the book.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on September 02, 2008, 08:36:56 am
I agree with you, Has, about it looking like Billie Piper. Funny :) It looks like the story will be interesting. I'm really looking forward to seeing how she handles Mircea now :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on October 17, 2008, 12:28:45 pm
I have not read any Karen Chance yet but I really enjoyed her story in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe so I think I'll look up her stories at the library pretty soon.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on October 20, 2008, 07:38:37 am
I just finished Midnight's Daughter and have a question - have we met Christine, the girl Louis Cesare helped? I'm thinking she's the same woman Cassie met in book one. I'm also wondering if we met her in the short story about Tomas. I can go back and look, but I thought I'd check here first :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on October 20, 2008, 07:48:55 am
I havent read the short story with Tomas- is that in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe?
I need to skim through book 1 but I dont think Louis Cesare helped anyone in the book from what I remembered although I can be wrong- its been awhile since I read the first book.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Goddess of the Night on October 21, 2008, 06:21:16 am
I haven't started Midnight's Daughter yet, every time I go to sit and start reading something has come up. My fingers are crossed that I can start it tomorrow.

The short story with Tomas can be found in The mammoth Book of Vampire Romance. The Lady from that story is named Sara. Her Magical abilities make her a Jinx.

The Lady saved in Touch the Dark, who also appears in Claimed by Shadow and Embrace the Night is named Francoise. She is a powerful Witch and was/is a gypsy from the past.

I don't remember and can't find a Christine in the Cassie series and there wasn't a Christine in the Tomas story.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on October 21, 2008, 06:42:06 am
Thanks for the reminder on Francoise. I was trying to turn her into Christine in my mind, too. Given my recent Amazon binge, it'll be a while before I can get back to the Karen Chance books again.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on October 22, 2008, 03:28:15 pm
Thanks Goddess! I lost track of all the supporting women. I guess this is a new development we'll hear about in the series.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Goddess of the Night on October 23, 2008, 08:06:14 am
I haven't started Midnight's Daughter yet, every time I go to sit and start reading something has come up. My fingers are crossed that I can start it tomorrow.

The short story with Tomas can be found in The mammoth Book of Vampire Romance. The Lady from that story is named Sara. Her Magical abilities make her a Jinx.

The Lady saved in Touch the Dark, who also appears in Claimed by Shadow and Embrace the Night is named Francoise. She is a powerful Witch and was/is a gypsy from the past.

I don't remember and can't find a Christine in the Cassie series and there wasn't a Christine in the Tomas story.

I forgot to mention that the short story with Claire can be found in On the Prowl. Claire is a powerfull Null. She appears in Midnight's Daughter. You don't need to read her story in On the Prowl to enjoy Midnight's Daughter but On the Prowl does explain what happened to her while she was missing.

The leading Lady in Midnight's Daughter is named Dorina (Dory) and she is Claire's roommate.

I did get to read Midnight's Daughter yesterday. I enjoyed the book. I really like Karen Chance's writting style. Dory is a very interesting character and it was nice to find out more about Mircea, his family (the Basarab line, Dory is Mircea's daughter, Dracula is Dory's Uncle). The Leading man in the book is Louis-Cesare, who also appeared in Touch the Dark. You don't have to read Touch the Dark first to enjoy Midnight's Daughter but I think you would understand Louis-Cesare more if Touch the Dark was read first.

Christine is only mentioned on the sidelines of the real story in Midnight's Daughter. She was a part of Louis-Cesare's past (which becomes part of the story in Midnight's Daughter) but she is not seen in this story.

Tomas' story in The mammoth Book of Vampire Romance isn't needed to enjoy any of the other stories at this point (it explains what happens to him after we see him last in Claimed by Shadow). I think it will become connected later in the Cassie series (when she goes to look for him) or in the next Dory book (the way this book ended makes me think that Louis-Cesare and Tomas will have an encounter in the near future... Christine lead to the connection between Tomas and Louis-Cesare).

That's as much as I am willing to say... I don't want to give anything away.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on October 23, 2008, 01:59:02 pm
Do you think Dory is going to come into the Cassie books?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on October 23, 2008, 02:35:20 pm
Well, I would find that fun, but I'm thinking that there may be continuity issues like those that Patty would face bringing Anna into the Mercy books. Since the Dory book seemed to take place roughly after the first Cassie book... how would they bring her in? It seems like the Louis Cesare/Dory storyline is going to be a separate, probably mostly parallel storyline to the Cassie one.

Interesting point -- how much is Louis Cesare in books 2/3 of Cassie? Anyone know off the top of their head. I seem to spend most of my time reading the books in a Pritkin-induced haze...

MMMMMMMMm, Pritkin.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Goddess of the Night on October 24, 2008, 05:22:12 am
Louis-Cesare doesn't appear at all in Claimed by Shadow and Embrace the Night. I figure Midnight's Daughter happened at the same time. It would explain why is Mircea isn't able to go hunt Dracula himself (since he has his own "issues" at that time) and it explains why Louis-Cesare isn't in book 2&3 of the Cassy series.

During Midnight's Daughter there is mention of the timeline issue of Louis-Cesare's 'birth' as a vamp (which happened in Touch the Dark), Dracula was released during Claimed by Shadow. Embrace the Night happens not long after Claimed by Shadow ends (I think less than a week has passed) and Embrace the Night takes place in about a weeks worth of time. In Midnight's Daughter Dracula has been free for about a week. Midnight's Daughter is (at most) a week, but I think closer to four days long. When Mircea talks with Dory at the end of Midnight's Daughter his 'issue' has been fixed. That would put the ending of Embrace the Night and Midnight's Daughter around the same time.

If I am right then the next Cassy Book will be taking place at the same 'time' the next Dory book would be. I think we will have to wait and see, but any character could slip into each other's books now that they are 'together' timewise.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on October 24, 2008, 07:55:05 am
Thanks for the clarification, Goddess. I think I was assuming that, because when we saw Mircea in the Dory book, he wasn't a sniveling mess, the whole Dory book happened BEFORE he was really screwed by the geis.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Goddess of the Night on October 24, 2008, 02:11:42 pm
I could be wrong, but I think the Dory book happened after the geis problem was fixed, or at the very least while the geis problem was being fixed. That is (in my mind) the only way Dracula could have been free for a week at the begin of the Dory book and the only way Mircea could be sane at the beginning and end of the Dory book. I think I have it in my mind that during the middle of the Dory book is when Mircea lost control. Wouldn't he have delt with Drac on his own otherwise?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on October 24, 2008, 05:13:58 pm
No, I'm sure you're right. Your way makes much more sense than mine. :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on October 25, 2008, 08:10:47 am
You know what - there needs to be a Timeline for the books/series - because all that time travelling can be confusing for us readers. Its hard especially because something mundane in book 1 is very important in later books :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on November 03, 2008, 02:48:13 pm
Sample chapters are in :D Chapters 1-2

http://karenchance.com/books_cursethedawn.html
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Goddess of the Night on November 04, 2008, 05:50:23 am
Oh good, thanks Iris  :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on November 04, 2008, 06:16:51 am
Ohhh thanks for the heads up Iris- I think this excerpt is fitting especially since Guy Fawkes night is tomorrow  lol :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on November 10, 2008, 01:13:37 pm
I read the chapter previews today... Did anyone else get really happy when they saw the incorrect "April 2008" release date at the bottom of the preview? Then, of course, I went and checked Amazon and it's April 2009. Crap. Now I gotta wait. But the chapter previews were fun. :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on November 10, 2008, 11:13:12 pm
I read Midnight's Daughter last weekend and liked it. It was good and I like Dory!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on November 20, 2008, 04:53:18 pm
Awesome!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on November 21, 2008, 02:42:55 am
I'm on the process of re-reading Midnight's Daughter and Mircea is really confusing me there.... It made me laugh, cry, and unsure on whether I should find funny a few scenes in there.... but I loved the "You're sitting on him" comment of Mircea...

The Basarab Bloodline... too confusing even for the family members.... ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on December 14, 2008, 12:47:22 pm
I read Midnight's Daughter and the first of the Cassandra ones. I did enjoy them, but do they all have that much sex in them?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on December 14, 2008, 02:26:11 pm
Yeah, there's a fair amount of sex in her books, I guess. It's interesting, because it's kind of integral to the plot of the Cassie stories, so I didn't notice it as much as I have with some other books. I hadn't considered how much sex there was until you said that. :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on December 15, 2008, 04:45:17 am
Your right I didnt realise that lol
But then again if you look at Cassie's history with men it makes sense in a way especially how the Pythia powers is tied up virginity/sex. I think in the next story arc its going to be a love triangle with Pritkin and Mircea. It could also be a love square if from the looks of it that she saves Tomas from the fae but I hope she doesnt get involved with him because I dont think they have no chemistry at all.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on December 15, 2008, 06:36:58 am
Yeah, I'm afraid Karen would really have to convince me of some actual chemistry with Tomas. He just seemed like kind of a pretty... blank. Like, not much going on behind the eyes, you know? All brawn and urge to save the girl (whichever girl happens to be handy) and no brain for witty repartee like Mircea or Pritkin.

Mmmmm. Pritkin.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Iris101 on December 15, 2008, 11:59:15 am
Ya Im def. going to be on Team Pritkin
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on December 15, 2008, 12:07:18 pm
Can I join the club as well- I think the last book made me a fan ;D
I think Mircea is great but Pritkin is definitely more interesting!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on December 15, 2008, 01:14:39 pm
Oh that's too bad. I never enjoy books as much when they are loaded with sex scenes. I did realy like Dory though. Cassie was ok, but them I've only read the first story so far.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on December 15, 2008, 01:19:53 pm
Artangel I wouldnt say the books are overloaded with sex  ala LKH or that it is meaningless sex far from it but I would definitely say that there is more of a love triangle or square forming with Cassie, Pritkin, Mircea and Tomas.
But I think the next arc from book 3 alot of loose ends are tied but new story threads have emerged and book 4 Curse the Dawn is really the start of a new story arc. From what I can sense Cassie is really drawn between Pritkin and Mircea and I think that would be the main subplot and that doesnt mean that she will do alot of bed hopping though :D
Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on December 17, 2008, 02:45:13 am
Don't forget Thomas is in another storyline back in S. America from the "Day of the Dead" story....

I'm in the Pritkin team ever since the possibility rose.... and still it's more of a "need" for lack of a better word, in Cassie's story to have some sex in... (After all if she didn't have sex with Thomas no Pythia throne and not geas undone without a bit of sex with Mircea....) but still it's too far away from the sex-packed Anita world that really had me on edge (as to whether I should read another story on her) ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Louve_des_bois on December 17, 2008, 10:14:04 am
Oh It is a difficult choice bewteen Pritkin and Mircea ... Mircea is smarter and more class. Pritkin makes me things of a Pit-bull  ;D

Perhaps I am the only one, I did not enjoy Midnight's daughter. I found the book rushed from fights to another fights, with little characters building.
I did not find Dory Sympathique. After reading that book, I have not bought the last Cassie Palmer ... which is Curse the Dawn.

However after reading her short-story in wolfesbane and mistletoe, I wanted more. So I might invest inthe last Cassie Palmer.
Anybody has read it? Like it?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on December 17, 2008, 12:00:16 pm
I personally loooooved the last Cassie book. I kind of agreed with you about Midnight's Daughter. I actually enjoyed reading it, but I also felt like she didn't give as much character development in it as she has done in the Cassie books.

Besides, the third Cassie book wraps up the whole Mircea-geas thing. And there's super hot Pritkin.

Of course! That's why you're not on team Pritkin yet... you haven't read the last one!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Elle on December 21, 2008, 07:49:58 pm
I keep hearing about her and seeing these books on the shelves but I've not gotten one yet. Maybe I'll grab the first one and give it a go.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ipod frk on January 07, 2009, 03:32:31 pm
Pritkin and Cassie just HAVE to get together in Curse the Dawn. I just HATE how her feelings are for Mircea! Christ, he's been with a hundred thousand different women and for all she knows he's pretending the whole loving her thing, even though it doesn't look that way at all. But hey, he's a master vampire on the Senate, and being a senator is being a trickster too. It's practically a job requirement (I think that's an exact quote from somewhere in Embrace the Night)
That said, how can she NOT fall for Pritkin? He's a mysterious (I'll bet my macaronis he still has a lot more going on with him even though we discovered who he really is), dangerous, disgruntled and furious, hot, and gun-toting one heck of an all-in-one man! xDD

And... Mircea? Eh. Typical twilightey edwardiness. Pretty and depthless.

go team pritkin!!! wooo!!! xDDD

Elle, you go ahead and grab one right now! Don't even think of passing these books up! xD
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ipod frk on January 07, 2009, 03:39:23 pm
Other than the whole love triangle with Cassie and Mircea and Pritkin (I don't think Tomas would get a place there; he's only been mentioned like 5 times in Embrace the Night), I'm pretty excited about what will happen in Curse the Dawn. For one thing I expect Tami and Jesse and the other homeless kids to play a much more important role; there's a war going on after all. Every new Cassie book has been very different from the last; I wonder what kind of complicated plot Karen Chance will put in there.

Hmm, I gotta go sleep now. Can't think straight. Heh, Karen Chance books adrenaline rush. To type out theories. Who would have thought.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Elle on January 07, 2009, 07:25:24 pm
I guess I'm holding off because I see the main character in a love triangle. Has she chosen a guy or is she in a I don't know which one is right for me mode? Pritkin sounds pretty hot though. ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ipod frk on January 08, 2009, 11:46:42 am
He so totally IS! *drool*

but why are you holding off? The best part is WHEN the main character is in a love triangle! All this uncertainty and brash decisions and embarassing moments. Its delicious!!! xDD It's strange but, as soon as a hero/heroine finds their happily-ever-after mate, readers tend to lose interest. Even if the mate they'd been going for is the one they wanted to be with the hero/heroine. I guess thats why most authors close off a series of books once the two most favorable characters get together.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on January 08, 2009, 11:59:26 am
I dont think thats the case if there is a single love interest- JD Robb for one is a good example. And although I do like love triangles - I dont like it if it drags on for too long like the Stephanie Plum series or the mess that Anita Blake has turned into.
Writing an interesting series with an ongoing couple is harder than a love triangle but perhaps thats the romance reader in me :D

I think in this case - it sounds like a new story arc and I think the love triangle is going to get more intense now. And there might be a chance of a new love  interest introduced along the way. In many ways- the first 3 books was the coming of age of Cassie- discovering her powers and becoming the Pythia- now its like the discovering what the powers really entails and initializing and becoming her own woman rather being dictated by other parties.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ipod frk on January 08, 2009, 02:19:05 pm
You know, you're just right! In all three books Cassie wasn't really making her own decisions, they were being made for her, sort of. Not so much in embrace the night since she could almost fully control her powers then. And now that the geis matter has been resolved (thank goodness! I hated she was tied in such a way to Mircea >:( eek!) I'm really excited how the decisions she will consciously make turn out. Do you think the cover of Curse the Dawn sort of reflects this decisiveness? =P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on January 08, 2009, 02:30:11 pm
Def - I think shes like Im more assertive and I am my own woman. Its the first cover where shes actually facing the audience and has a gun!!!! :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Elle on January 08, 2009, 08:36:03 pm
I was out today and grabbed the first book. I guess I'm leary because it seems most series like to drag the love triangles on and that's never been a favorite theme with me. I shouldn't judge without at least giving her a try so I picked it up. :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on January 09, 2009, 03:36:49 am
I really hope you enjoy it Elle :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Elle on January 09, 2009, 05:36:51 pm
I finished it this afternoon.

Hmmm...I did enjoy it but it didn't grab me. Does that make sense? I guess I felt a bit disconnected with Cassandra and there was a huge information drop in this first book. She has good world building but it was a bit dry for me and I'm not a fan of famous people becoming vampires and there was a lot of recognizable historical figures in this which I found distracting.

On the flip side...I didn't really catch any kind of love triangle vibe so I guess I was leery about that for nothing.  :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on January 10, 2009, 07:21:23 am
That is one of the main criticisms of the first 2 books Elle- there is another info dump in the second and the time travelling also adds to the confusion. But by halfway through the second book and by the 3rd the worldbuilding is more established and settled as well as the characterisations. I think with all the time travelling - we will get to see more 'historical' figures but interestingly enough that is toned down in later books and the humour which is more in line of Kim Harrison's series is more upfront. Also the love triangle/or quadrangle :D is formed in the second and 3rd book.
Personally I think the first 3 books is just establishing the series and characters as well as the coming of age of Cassie - coming to her power and becoming the Pythia and forming relationships.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on January 10, 2009, 10:59:35 pm
I am currently reading the second book about Cassie. It is much better than the first.
Elle- I also found that the first was enjoyable but not "WOW" :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on January 14, 2009, 09:58:33 pm
I just finished the third one now. Pritkin really surprised me! He is not at all what I was expecting. And yes he is yummy :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on February 27, 2009, 01:02:37 pm
Interesting UK cover for Curse the Dark- It looks pretty random although I wonder what the ring signifies - I prefer the US one.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/0141037768/ref=dp_image_text_0?ie=UTF8&n=266239&s=books
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Midangel on February 27, 2009, 01:13:15 pm
I prefer the US one also. I find the UK one very bland and it doesn't catch your eye.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on February 27, 2009, 02:05:58 pm
I DEFINITELY prefer the US one... the UK cover looks like it's a Christian novel or something ???
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on March 03, 2009, 12:37:04 pm
That's a little strange ... I find the urban fantasy covers to be a little too similar these days, but that ring is just too weird.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on March 03, 2009, 02:20:34 pm
I know - from what I read in the blurb there is nothing about a ring. European covers are sometimes too abstract and is it me - it looks like a wedding ring lol

Hey heads up guys!
Nalini Singh is giving away Curse the Dawn as part of mega giveaway- 24 hour limit to enter.
http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Midangel on March 04, 2009, 07:56:57 am
I just entered. I hope I'm not too late.  :D

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on March 19, 2009, 05:48:26 am
Quote
Product Description
Cassie Palmer, the world's chief clairvoyant, just can't seem to stay away from trouble. After trying to come to an agreement with the Silver Circle – the magical organisation that's been trying to kill her for years – she finds herself kidnapped by one of its members and swept away in the ley line system, a series of magical currents that occupies the space between worlds. Cassie manages to escape but, fearing for her safety, she decides to invest in a magical device for protection. However, all she can afford is a statue that grants wishes . . . But what Cassie doesn’t realize is that the statue doesn’t always grant wishes the way the wisher would like. And when she wishes for the strength to shift herself and companion Pritkin away from a dangerous fight, the statue grants the wish by switching her into Pritkin’s body and him into hers. And that’s when the real trouble starts . .

I found another synopsis for Curse the Dawn but I put the last sentence in spoiler tags - but this looks great! lol
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on March 19, 2009, 05:52:20 am
sounds promising
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on March 19, 2009, 05:58:04 am
I think this is really the start of a new arc. And I can see this is already out in the book depository but I am going to be a good girl and wait until late April to get it :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 19, 2009, 06:27:28 am
Oh, hell no. That sounds hilarious! After reading that, I don't think I could wait. Your willpower is impressive, Has. Is book depository European?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on March 19, 2009, 06:33:43 am
Yep but they ship worldwide for free!
I know - I am really tempted in getting but I am going to be good.

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on March 19, 2009, 07:39:40 am
Mmmm... Pritkin :D

Sounds like all kinds of chances for drama! And so Cassie-like!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 19, 2009, 12:53:36 pm
Hmmm. Tempting, so tempting, to try to order it from Book Depository. But with shipping time, I don't know that it would get here any sooner.  ::)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on March 19, 2009, 01:04:42 pm
I know- the funny thing is its not even suppose to be out yet in the UK as well. Amazon has it listed as the same week as the US edition- and I think it has a better cover as well.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on March 19, 2009, 04:04:33 pm
I've read all of the Cassie Palmer series so far and I really love them but has anyone read Midnight's Daughter yet. I have to say those series are promising also. Dorina Basarad series is another time line to the Cassie Palmer series. The first book which is Midnight's Daughter and the second which hasn't been released yet it Death Mistress. The book Midnight's Daughter was a real shocker to me it seems there's alot more to Mircea history than I would have believed.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 19, 2009, 05:48:22 pm
I quite liked the Midnight's Daughter book, although not as much as I liked the Cassie Palmer books. I think it's because I find Louis slightly less interesting as a love interest than Pritkin. (Mmmm... Pritkin)

Okay, alot less interesting than Pritkin. :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on March 19, 2009, 06:38:03 pm
Between the two ladies I prefer Dorina, maybe it's because Cassie is so helpless alot of the time. and Dorina is nuts so that is hilarious... I wonder what that says about me?  :D

Between the men I definitely prefer Pritkin, but then I'm not much into vampires as love interests. They are dead!!!! Eww... ok, sometimes they are hot ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on March 19, 2009, 07:05:04 pm
Sorry but, Pritkin, No way not my cup of tea. He's just so aggressive I would rather prefer Louis-Cesare.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 20, 2009, 07:30:46 am
I guess I just likes me some alpha menz...  ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on March 20, 2009, 09:44:32 am
I think Louis-Cesare is the eye of the hurricane just before the storm. You see there's a reason why he is the senate's champion. I know he would give Pritkin a run for his money. He's second best only to Mircea.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on March 21, 2009, 06:08:49 am
I love Dorina... she is just... *tries to find the correct word... fingers slapping on desk... ouch...* not so sane and has issues with 'daddy' Mircea (did I mention I am a vamp fan as far as they are... like Mircea... Louis-Cesare.. and the like? Of course Pritkin is a close second in that case) But Cassie... I think sometimes it takes her too much time to understand a situation and act properly... not to mention the whole "Dhampir - crazy - animal - mind" taking over for Dorrie... and I still can't stop laughing when I remember the scene with Dorrie, Mircea and Louis Cesare in the 2nd's house "LC : I will be happy to remove that stain for my Lord. - Mircea : You will do no such thing! - and Dorrie trying to suppress her laughter... it was hilarious (Spoiler for those not familiar with the book.

As for Cassie's new adventure... can't wait, already pre-ordered in Amazon US and can't wait...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on March 21, 2009, 10:01:13 am
For those of you who haven't read Midnight's Daughter it's best to start out reading the novella from the book On The Prowel the title is called Buying Trouble it'll give you more insight on the things thats going on in the book.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 21, 2009, 01:52:31 pm
For those of you who haven't read Midnight's Daughter it's best to start out reading the novella from the book On The Prowel the title is called Buying Trouble it'll give you more insight on the things thats going on in the book.
True, but those events don't REALLY come into Midnight's Daughter until, what, half-way through the book? That confused me for a bit.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on March 21, 2009, 02:03:23 pm
well, I have the impression it shows up early, it just took me too long to remember it... it's there when Dorrie starts the fight at the bar... it's actually why she goes at the bar... the vampire told her her roomate was pregnant by a vamp.. and it goes from there... so it is from the beginning....
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 21, 2009, 02:05:22 pm
That's true, it is mentioned early in the book, but the events don't have major significance until later in the book. If that makes sense.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on March 21, 2009, 02:15:59 pm
yeah, it makes sense. but still it helps to read the short story first so you know things are others than what Dorrie finds out...(if that makes sense... ;D)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 21, 2009, 02:18:38 pm
ah, yes, that makes perfect sense. ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on March 27, 2009, 01:36:52 pm
I just saw the cover for Dorrie's #2 Death's Mistress.... great cover and the story seems good as well.... can't wait for those books as well...

Wolfsbane's short story was really good and the next one in strange brew is looking really promising... oh crap... 2009 is going to be full of books to be purchased and read.... not sure if my badget will survive it.... :o
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 01, 2009, 06:23:28 am
So I got Curse the Dawn early, and as soon as I had devoured Ilona's new book, I couldn't hold out any longer and started reading. Not nearly enough naked Pritkin so far.  >:( >:)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on April 09, 2009, 06:48:10 pm
Curse the Dawn is in the mail!!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on April 09, 2009, 09:17:04 pm
So I got Curse the Dawn early, and as soon as I had devoured Ilona's new book, I couldn't hold out any longer and started reading. Not nearly enough naked Pritkin so far.  >:( >:)

hehe. yum. pritkin.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 10, 2009, 05:08:49 am
So I got Curse the Dawn early, and as soon as I had devoured Ilona's new book, I couldn't hold out any longer and started reading. Not nearly enough naked Pritkin so far.  >:( >:)

hehe. yum. pritkin.

Um. Yeah. Karen certainly fixed the issue of not enough naked Pritkin, didn't she? lol
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on April 11, 2009, 01:04:32 pm
just got Curse the dawn... Book Depository is so quick!!!! (still waiting for Magic Strikes and I will re-order it from the depository... 2 is better than one eh?) I can't wait to start it...  ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ipod frk on April 12, 2009, 04:40:08 pm
So I got Curse the Dawn early, and as soon as I had devoured Ilona's new book, I couldn't hold out any longer and started reading. Not nearly enough naked Pritkin so far.  >:( >:)

hehe. yum. pritkin.

Um. Yeah. Karen certainly fixed the issue of not enough naked Pritkin, didn't she? lol
i laughed so hard when i read your post, Kate ;D she sure fixed it a LOT more than enough. MmMmmmMyea. i am sinfully greedy right? xD and i especially loved the part where Cassie went 'I was beginning to wonder why Pritkin ever got out of bed.' looooool xD
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 12, 2009, 06:10:56 pm
Yeah, that was pretty awesome. Also, the "Are we having sex yet?" line. And her shaving his legs... ::giggle, snort::
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Demi on April 13, 2009, 07:18:54 am
It was a funny book and i am looking forward to the next  :)
I laughed a lot, but ( spoiler)
Is our Heroine switching to Pritkin now? The love to Mircea was just a spell,
and he is the rich man that wants his woman be at home and go shopping?
And Pritkin is the one to steal horses with?
Don´t get me wrong i like Pritkin too but, i thought the love issue would have been solved
in the last book.


Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 13, 2009, 07:38:30 am
I think she's just wavering between them. She's worried that her feelings for Mircea are only spell-related, and at the same time, has figured out that she deeply cares for Pritkin (which seemed to come as kind of a surprise to her during book 4). Mircea, in turn, (as evidenced by the final scene in book 4) is concerned that her feelings for Pritkin are pulling her away from Mircea. that's just my take on it.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Demi on April 13, 2009, 09:09:14 am
Yes but it seems to me this is a 180° turn.
I was ready to start together with them into something new, and now
there is the love problem again? Have´nt needed that one, i thought it
was setteled. And it was. The author just stretched the issue, and thinks
of reasons why. Three books with Mircea the hero, and now we are switching
to Pritkin because he is not what we thought he is?

I do understand the reasoning, and the thoughts the heroine gives, but
it is nothing i would have needed nor expected.


Well that is the only thing i am not happy with, but the rest was
entertaining, nevertheless.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 13, 2009, 09:15:32 am
Huh, that's interesting, Demi. I never saw Mircea as anything near a clear-cut "hero." He put the whammy on her in the first place, to suit his own needs and strategies. Just because the whammy backlashed on him doesn't make him a hero. And I think Pritkin has been evolving over all three books. He got assigned to her in book 1, so she was stuck with him, but over the books, he has changed his attitude towards her immensely to where he's all about protecting her, even at the expense of himself. At this point, I think Mircea does genuinely care about Cassie. But would he ever put her ahead of his own strategies and/or the vampire senate?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Demi on April 13, 2009, 10:26:50 am
Huh, that's interesting, Demi. I At this point, I think Mircea does genuinely care about Cassie. But would he ever put her ahead of his own strategies and/or the vampire senate?

Yes but would you have thought so before the last book?
I understand all you say, i agree with you, but it´s still easier to read english than to express myself.
I like them both, i see the progress they all made, but this issue was solved for me,
at the end of book three.
However it seems like i was wrong and it bothers me  :)
Maybe it´s just that i like mircea more then i like pritkin. Seriously, red long hair against
short blond?  ;)


Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on April 13, 2009, 02:38:53 pm
*whimper*
All these black spaces are killing me  :'(
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 13, 2009, 03:31:56 pm
Art -- have you not read it yet?  :o
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on April 13, 2009, 03:35:34 pm
It's in the mail still.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 13, 2009, 03:36:44 pm
D'oh!!! That's awful! I hope you get your Cassie fix soon!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on April 13, 2009, 03:55:15 pm
Oooh, it was great!!! I tried to put it off, but I couldn't. I think this one may be her best yet. It's amazing how Cassie can jump from crisis to catastrophe to victory back to crisis to ... you know. I think she really shows her smarts here, too. I really like that. And we get some more information on Pritkin, too. I'm not sure what significance the title had - anyone think it had any?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Demi on April 14, 2009, 01:00:39 am
It's in the mail still.

Don´t worry the most is me drooling :) hope you get your copy soon though.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on April 14, 2009, 02:16:10 am
It's in the mail still.

my copy is still on it's way too. *sighs dramatically*
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Demi on April 14, 2009, 05:31:43 am
It's in the mail still.

my copy is still on it's way too. *sighs dramatically*

I had ordered mine by amazon, and again they tried to change
the date when it would be delivered. I canceled the order, and
bought it from elbebuecher, it is a amazon seller. They send it right away.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on April 14, 2009, 05:38:57 am
demi, I only just ordered the book, so it's okay for it to be still in the mail. I'm not happy with book depository right now, though. ordered magic strikes there when I got the e-mail from amazon that it would be delayed. bd-delivery is still not here, but amazone came a week ago. *shakes head*
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on April 14, 2009, 12:14:19 pm
I like this last book to but I think that Mircea has always had some feelings for Cassie. In book one he sent Tomas to her because he did not think she would like the fact that the man who told her stories when she was little would take an interest in her. As a matter of fact he didn't know how he felt until they we're all in the sitting room after coming back from Dante's. It wasn't the spell that made them think that they were in love with each other the spell only intensified what was already there from what I understood the geis responded to power so It really didn't cause the feelings which Casanova explains to Cassie in book two. Mircea Truely does have feelings for Cassie but I think he's trying to keep her out of the Senates grasp. It's true that he does want Cassie but he wants her for himself and I think he likes her independent nature he just afraid of losing her. I don't think he ever really thought he could control her that's why he never wanted to complete the geis after she became Pythia he was more afraid of her controlling him that's why he named her his second so the consul wouldn't force them together. Wait! that is why is sent Tomas he was the fell safe he was suppose to had broken the geis so Cassie would have a chance to become Pythia. But things got out of hand when Cassie ended up doubling it. Now as for Pritkin I do think he has a thing for Cassie and their no doubt she feels something for him to. But I don't think Pritkin trusts himself to get involved with Cassie or anyone else for that matter because he doesn't know how to control the demon part of him he has always denied himself to learn anything about that part of him. I not sure if he feels he can have a physical relationship with anyone without killing them. But I think things are really going to get very interesting in the next books to come out. I think some of the time lines from Dory books and Cassie's will end up on the same level which I pretty sure the pictures she found in Mircea's bedroom was those of Dory and Cassie is very determined to find out as much as she can about Mircea and the girl in the pics. Oh and has anyone else thought about this, when Mircea left her to go take care of  family business as he told her I have no doubt he was going to Radu's house to take care of the things that was going on with Dory and Louis-Ceasar. Well I was just adding two and two together. I mean and the fact that he told her Radu wasn't doing well that's why he left and when he got back from Radu's things where ok but that Radu had to redecorate is home. I'm just reading between the lines from both books I guess.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Demi on April 15, 2009, 01:34:11 pm

Nice to see your thoughts.

CheeseBK we need to find a new source for the books, i quess.
I am not happy with amazon right now.
Do you have something in mind?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on April 15, 2009, 10:17:56 pm
demi, no not really. I used to be very satisfied with amazon, I'll give them another chance (it'S not as if there were so many other online bookstores I could choose from ;) )
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on April 16, 2009, 12:20:13 am
strange, Book Depository has delivered Curse the dawn but I'm still waiting for Second Skin that has been sent earlier than curse the dawn. I am still waiting for Magic Strikes as well from both sources...

Back on topic though... the 4th book was soooo great... hilarious, making you think, even a bit sad.... I loved the scene with Cassie in bed (in pritkin's body) and Pritkin oh so calm waiting for her to get dressed so they could talk... "and lightly chilled is usually sufficient...." it really has me laughing out loud every time i think about it... also... "You saved my legs!?" And I think Mircea is actually afraid of losing her as he lost Dory's mother. Pritkin is not sure he will be able to control his incubus half and Cassie wants to figure out what she really feels.... oh, it will be a good book 5... me thinks....

that's it for now. got to go.... ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ipod frk on April 16, 2009, 10:20:08 am
strange, Book Depository has delivered Curse the dawn but I'm still waiting for Second Skin that has been sent earlier than curse the dawn. I am still waiting for Magic Strikes as well from both sources...

Back on topic though... the 4th book was soooo great... hilarious, making you think, even a bit sad.... I loved the scene with Cassie in bed (in pritkin's body) and Pritkin oh so calm waiting for her to get dressed so they could talk... "and lightly chilled is usually sufficient...." it really has me laughing out loud every time i think about it... also... "You saved my legs!?" And I think Mircea is actually afraid of losing her as he lost Dory's mother. Pritkin is not sure he will be able to control his incubus half and Cassie wants to figure out what she really feels.... oh, it will be a good book 5... me thinks....

that's it for now. got to go.... ;D
i personally agree with everything you said!! i laughed myself silly for like 10 pages during the body swap.
and it was actually quite touching when it made us think Pritkin was going to die. what followed after though... absolutely fantabulastic oomph. *gigglesnort*

also second your last thought!!
what I'm really afraid of though is Mrs Chance will NOT resolve or even point the love triangle in the *right* direction (TEAM PRITKIN ALL THE WAY!!!) in book 5. I was so hell bent on it becoming slightly clearer in Curse the Dawn. but there was no such thing. Unless you count Cassie getting even more confused over her feelings for M (i shall not mention that oh-so-hated name!!! grrr) and Pritkin :( >:( .
Sigh!!! well, i suppose the *STILL* unresolved love triangle will spur me on to buy book 5. must be one of Mrs Chance's *maddening* ways to keep readers loyal to her amazing books. >:( ;D

sooo.. now that Apollo's done with and out of the way (with a spectacular finish I might add), what do you think will happen between the Silver Circle and Cassie (and everyone who's on her side)? Maybe the Circle will see finally see her for who she really is instead of that bloodthirsty freak and put her (officially) on the Pythia's post? Unlikely, but now that Marsden seems to have gained some influence over the Circle and is possibly going to train Cassie in the Pythian ways, the odds seem to have evened. Your views?

Not too mention there are soooo many loose threads left to be resolved! like,
- WHO really is Cassie's dad & what this means for Cassie - mebbe she'll develop necromancer skills herself if what was said about daddy was true...
- IF they're going to rescue his spirit form from Tony
- IF there will be a confrontation with Tony
- WHO is M's 'heartstoppingly beautiful' mystery woman - and if M's having a relationship with her (if he is -- HAR HAR!! caught you out, evil vamp. Now Cassie can be with with Pritkin *glee*)
- There was bargain struck with some king in Faery, or Faerie, I believe, for the Codec. Probably won't be too pleased to find it's destroyed. Wonder where that will lead to. *if* it leads to anywhere -- i think it wasn't even mentioned in Curse the Dawn.

and finally.......
- WHO will Cassie end up with?? (remember, yell TEAM PRITKIN when you see this)

im very biased on this one matter -- but i just cant help it -- i really really hate M and i love love love Pritkin!!


yup. your views?? ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 16, 2009, 12:47:37 pm
Not too mention there are soooo many loose threads left to be resolved! like,
- WHO really is Cassie's dad & what this means for Cassie - mebbe she'll develop necromancer skills herself if what was said about daddy was true...
- IF they're going to rescue his spirit form from Tony
- IF there will be a confrontation with Tony
- WHO is M's 'heartstoppingly beautiful' mystery woman - and if M's having a relationship with her (if he is -- HAR HAR!! caught you out, evil vamp. Now Cassie can be with with Pritkin *glee*)
- There was bargain struck with some king in Faery, or Faerie, I believe, for the Codec. Probably won't be too pleased to find it's destroyed. Wonder where that will lead to. *if* it leads to anywhere -- i think it wasn't even mentioned in Curse the Dawn.

and finally.......
- WHO will Cassie end up with?? (remember, yell TEAM PRITKIN when you see this)

im very biased on this one matter -- but i just cant help it -- i really really hate M and i love love love Pritkin!!


yup. your views?? ;D
Well. As to the above,
the heartstoppingly beautiful woman in Mircea's photo album is his daughter, Dorrie, about whom one book has already been written (Midnight's Daughter. Mind you, I have a feeling that Cassie will be just as vexed that he never told her about Dorrie... so this will probably still back up on him.

I suspect that the next plot(s) will involve Tony and the Fae. That should also involve finding out more about her father, which would be good.

And yes, I agree that the love triangle isn't going away anytime soon. Sorry. I'm generally on Team Pritkin too, but for some reason I'm enjoying the triangle. :)

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: charmed on April 16, 2009, 06:48:00 pm
Ouch. My head hurts looking at all those black lines.  ::)


 :D :D


Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on April 16, 2009, 06:52:28 pm
They are being very, very cruel.

My book box hasn't arrived in the mail yet.  :'(
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 17, 2009, 05:04:50 am
I thought I was being cruel to be kind -- so you don't have to see the spoilers if you don't wanna. I'm sorry you're still waiting, Art!!  :-*
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on April 17, 2009, 05:22:21 am
I am all with you guys.. I know how it is to see black spaces and not be sure if you want a spoiler to come your way before reading the book....

IPOD FRK.... Mircea is a good guy... deep deep down I think... and Pritkin is really growing on me since book 3... (not a spoiler here eh?) so yes I am quite torn...

also, Kate is right, Dorry will be the big skeleton in the closet and I do like a lot that the time line is so - in accordance I think is the word - for both stories... Radu having to redecorate.. that was soooo much fun....

sooo that's it for now... *gallops away to read Magic Strikes that arrived  just yesterday with Second Skin....*
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on April 17, 2009, 10:27:12 am
yeah. got the book.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on April 17, 2009, 11:31:47 am
OH OH OH almost forgot.... I loved the part when Cassie shows her teeth to Mircea and Pritkin with the whole, "I am Pythia, you want the power not me and that I cannot have... tell me everthing so I can do my job!" and Mircea "I know you have a job to do and I cannot keep you under my protection as I would like to do - intellectually!" It made me think better of her and of him...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 17, 2009, 11:56:09 am
Yeah, white_unicorn, that gave me a new understanding and appreciation for both of them, too. ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on April 17, 2009, 03:31:05 pm
*fan girl squeal*

It's in! It's in! I can relax and read it tomorrow after work!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Howl~n~Growl on April 17, 2009, 04:16:56 pm
As far as the whole "Girl in the photo album". (yes i know who it is, but didn't want to use too many black lines.  ;D)
I am hoping that when Cassie finds out who it is, or when Mireca finds out the book is missing and Cassie realizes how much it means to him, she will go back and get it, since it won't "techinacally" (sp?) change anything.
Also I hope that when she does (that is if she does) Dory will overhear their conversation and find out how much Mireca really does love her, and wants her to be part of the family, since that seems to be a HUGE scar for her
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on April 17, 2009, 10:16:23 pm
If I were him,  I would have a double album back in Court.... in a safe that no one would be able to reach.... but I wouldn't leave something this important to lay (?) around.

Also, had I been in her place I would have taken it with me.... and ask him as I gave it back... now that would be a scene I would love to read..... He gets an apoplexy.... ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on April 18, 2009, 08:23:34 am
You shaved my legs!!!

I haven't laughed so hard in a long time :D And I used to be totally team Pritkin since vampires are not really my thing... I mean they are dead!... But now I'm not so sure.

Good book ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on April 18, 2009, 09:06:11 am
Curse the Dawn is a good book. I like when Cassie and Pritkin switch bodies, It was hilarious when Mircea thought Pritkin was Cassie and took him to the other room and kissed him.  ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 18, 2009, 01:12:04 pm
I haven't laughed so hard in a long time :D And I used to be totally team Pritkin since vampires are not really my thing... I mean they are dead!... But now I'm not so sure.

Good book ;D

Wait! How on EARTH could this book have swayed you from Team Pritkin? Come back over here!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on April 18, 2009, 01:27:45 pm
This book cemented my Team Pritkin membership!
I think she has more heat and feelings for Pritkin ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 18, 2009, 01:44:34 pm
w00t! Has, come on over and we'll start making the banners and signs. why does he ever leave the house? ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on April 18, 2009, 01:51:38 pm
I could make a banner :D Team Pritkin and one for Team Mircea. I dont think Tomas is in the picture anymore and I hope Cassie doesnt go back there :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 18, 2009, 02:04:37 pm
Oh that would be fun. Yeah, don't bother with Tomas. Totally not worth it.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on April 18, 2009, 02:16:31 pm
Sorry but I'm team Mircea I just can't get enough of him! And yes I do think Tomas will be coming back, he is in faerie and they have to go back to faerie to face the fae king and Tony so I'm pretty sure they will run into Tomas.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on April 18, 2009, 02:19:26 pm
I actually dont like Tomas and thought he was a waste of space- I think Karen must have intially thought he would be the other romantic lead in the series because Pritkin in the beginning wasnt that fully fleshed. Just a psycho warrior mage. :D
But I am glad we got to see him fleshed out more - hes definitely one of the more interesting characters in the series.
The fae is definitely going to be featured in the next book and I think we might see and discover more about Cassie's father. Also Tony! Do you think any of the other gods will appear some to take revenge or try to gain power?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Howl~n~Growl on April 18, 2009, 05:31:19 pm
There is actually a side story of what happened to Thomas....
I'm going to try to put the link here...I hope it works, let me know if it doesn't.

http://www.karenchance.com/books_dayofthedead.html

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on April 19, 2009, 10:15:45 am
You know, about Tony, I keep wondering if Dorina have something to do with bringing him down. Since the faerie king seems so interested in her

I guess it depends on how much the series will interlap.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on April 19, 2009, 01:08:51 pm
The Caedmon (the light fey king) Who at all cause faked his death so that his nephew Esubrand would not attack his son who the Svarestri know could never rule because he was only part fey and you had to have more than 50% fey blood to be an heir. Caedmon interest in Dory was that he knew so was looking for Claire as he was, and he knew he would have a better chance in finding her by keeping close to Dory. Now his nephew Esubrand and some of the other fey were the ones who was trying to kill Dory because they thought she was Claire and if she was she would have been threating Esubrand chances for becoming king. You see Caedmon heir would only have the rights to become king and if he never gotten an heir the throne would have gone to his nephew. (You'll have to read the book to find out how this all involves Claire) Sorry  ;)

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Howl~n~Growl on April 19, 2009, 01:17:21 pm
I really don't think that Dory had anything to do with bringing Tony down, I think that was all Cassie.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on April 19, 2009, 01:21:28 pm
But he is hiding in faerie. So I just wondered if something Dory may do when she visits Claire or something will chase him out. This is purely speculation, not based on anything in the books.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on April 19, 2009, 01:36:54 pm
I could see that but maybe from the hints and forshadowing in Curse the Dawn it looks like the faerie will feature heavily in the next book. And the thing about crossovers it can be tricky and confusing if both series overlaps heavily.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on April 19, 2009, 02:06:16 pm
But he is hiding in faerie. So I just wondered if something Dory may do when she visits Claire or something will chase him out. This is purely speculation, not based on anything in the books.


Claire is with the Light Fey. Tony is hiding with The Dark Fey, or do all fey live in faerie together. I know the Light and the Dark Fey both have kings so how would that work?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Howl~n~Growl on April 19, 2009, 02:11:45 pm
I thought all the fae were in the same realm.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on April 19, 2009, 02:14:16 pm
They may have bounderies
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on April 19, 2009, 02:21:30 pm
Yep from what I remember there are - and I think there is a power struggle as well with both courts I think. Ohhhh I bet that is how it kicks off.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on April 19, 2009, 03:06:11 pm
No I think the power struggle is with the Silver and Black Circle. The fey are having problems with breeding that's why they were going back to kidnap witches before they were fated to die so that the children would be born with more magical abilities. I'm still not sure which feys were involved. Mircea told Cassie in Touch the Dark that the Dark and Light Fey were accusing each other.That is why Rodella (the pikie) wanted the roon stone so badly and was willing to help Cassie however she could to get it.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: sachsemily on May 08, 2009, 05:27:15 pm
I thought Claire was with the black fairies?  And the white fairies were doing the people stealing?  Claire's story was introduced in ...On THe Prowl anthology... I think.  She's a null.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on May 09, 2009, 12:34:57 am
I thought Claire was with the black fairies?  And the white fairies were doing the people stealing?  Claire's story was introduced in ...On THe Prowl anthology... I think.  She's a null.

No she is with the light fairies but landed in the dark fairies' realm when they went through that portal.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on May 10, 2009, 09:56:02 am
if i remember correctly the fey kingdoms are in the same world, the have boundaries... like Canada and North U.S. or Europe and Asia... Claire landed in the Light fairies kingdom (1 of the 3) and through the chase came close to the dark fey realm where her father found her when she shape-shifted. The light Fey were buying witches from the Black Circle while the Dark fey were being exploited by Tony... after all both Light and Dark Fey have breeding problems but human physiology is closer to the Light Fey...
I am not sure if there is a power struggle between the Light and Dark Fey, as with the Circles but the 3 tribes of the Light Fey do have internal, political struggles for quite a long time..... i hope that clears it a bit... ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on May 17, 2009, 05:55:34 pm
As far as Claire she has both Dark and Light Fey in her blood I think her grandmother or something was part Light Fey and her uncle had some Dark Fey in him. That's what made her such a threat to the king's nephew. And yes she did end up in the Dark Fey kingdom but that was only temp. Once things got settle I think she was suppose to go back to the Light Fey.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: berryblu on May 18, 2009, 09:34:21 am
No, Claire's father was Dark fey, a dragon shifter, so Claire is half dark fey.  That short story didn't say that there was any other fey blood in their line if I recall correctly.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on May 19, 2009, 10:23:02 pm
I think her uncle - that left her the house - was in a percentage fey as well... so she is more than 50% fey and that is what was required to earn the throne... so her child will be more than 50% as it combines her more than 50% and the guy's 50% (why can't I remember any names today???) and will be able to get the throne (as the King says there is no rule saying the ruler must be more than 50% Light Fey... just Fey... )
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Midangel on May 20, 2009, 02:22:42 am
I've got the UK edition of Curse the Dawn, and I'm not liking the cover at all!

Just looked at the US cover, and it's ten times better.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ipod frk on May 24, 2009, 01:34:50 pm
I've got the UK edition of Curse the Dawn, and I'm not liking the cover at all!

Just looked at the US cover, and it's ten times better.
agreed. i think someone before this page said it was sort of vague-looking and didn't grasp the complexity, or feel for that matter, of the book. i agree with that too. it totally fails on those points and also fails to grasp the attention of a potential reader. most likely they'd skim right over it in the fantasy section of the bookstore. :( it also looks too YA-ish. heck, a small kid could pick it up because it looks that much innocent. or not too adultish anyway.

here's the comparison:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/33z5r7q.png) (http://i39.tinypic.com/246qc0p.png)

US of course is definitely more eyecatching (for an eligible age potential reader). UK's Curse the Dawn doesn't even match the other covers in the series!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on May 24, 2009, 03:49:59 pm
What's up with the ring? The US cover is definitely better!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on May 26, 2009, 05:31:31 am
I think the silver ring is suppose to represent the Mage's circle. I only got it after I read the book but the cover is definitely too vague and abstract.
The irony is that Penguin also has the UK/Commonwealth rights - they even used the previous book cover which  was toned down in colour and was muted and shadowy but it retained the original US cover.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on May 26, 2009, 05:34:50 am
Well, Penguin is owned by Pearson, which is a UK-based company, so it makes sense that they'd retain the rights. (I used to work for a division of Pearson myself.) I still don't understand why they changed the cover so drastically. It looks like it's supposed to be religious fiction now. (And wouldn't someone who thought that be sooooooo surprised!!!! :o)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Demi on May 26, 2009, 06:23:17 am
I thought about marriage and then about Lord of the rings when i saw the cover.
But i know the cover problem, my last Mercy Book Cover was not hot too.
http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/images/1841496863/sr=8-4/qid=1243351317/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=52044011&s=books-intl-de&qid=1243351317&sr=8-4 (http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/images/1841496863/sr=8-4/qid=1243351317/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=52044011&s=books-intl-de&qid=1243351317&sr=8-4)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on May 26, 2009, 06:32:00 am
I forgot about the marriage but that could also signify that although the cover and the tone didnt convey the feel of the book really well. I hope the next cover is a huge improvement.

UK covers tend to be silhouette and shadowy for UF - I think the worst covers is the Kim Harrison ones- White Witch, Black Curse is the worst example I think.
 
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 05, 2009, 03:37:19 am
I dont know if this has been mentioned on here or not...
Death's Mistress is being released October 1st on amazon.co.uk (http://amazon.co.uk) The editors in the UK were able to release the book on time. Where as the editors in the US were not. The shipping is probably the same amount as the book but its could be worth it. I am seriously thinking about getting it.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on August 05, 2009, 11:58:52 am
Book depository :D  FREE Worldwide shipping!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 05, 2009, 01:29:58 pm
 that is very good to know. Thanks Has!  :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on August 05, 2009, 09:17:33 pm
Book depository :D  FREE Worldwide shipping!

yeah, but they seemed to have misplaced austria on the map *g*  I ordered three books with normal delivery time. got each book separateley.. the first took 2 weeks to arrive, the other two were three days apart. quite strange.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on August 06, 2009, 05:20:04 am
might they have been shipped from different warehouses?

Wow, offtopic. Um... Can't wait for next Dorrie book... *runs away, giggling*
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Midangel on August 06, 2009, 09:54:36 am
I actually preferred the Dorrie book to the Cassandra Palmer series.  But, alas, Death's Mistress has been delayed until next year. *sigh*

I still have Curse the Dawn to read. For some reason, I keep forgetting a lot details that have happened in the previous books, so need to do a re-read.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 06, 2009, 10:17:22 am
The UK is still releasing Death's Mistress on October 1st. I just preordered mine from the Book Depository (Thanks Has!) which has free shipping worldwide. I cant wait to read this book.  :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Midangel on August 06, 2009, 12:11:26 pm
Oh, they are keeping to the UK date? On her website, it has January 2010.

I'll keep my fingers it's released 1st October. :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 06, 2009, 01:50:39 pm
Apparently, UK's editors were able to release the book on time where as the US editors were not. The book's release date for the UK on is on amazon.co.uk. I'm so excited.
I love me some Louis-Caesar.  :-LOVE
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on August 06, 2009, 10:14:20 pm
I'm with you on the Dorrie series being more favorite to me than Cassie's
I have it on my wishlist at book Depository, if only my empty accounts were more co-operating.... >:(
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on August 06, 2009, 10:17:31 pm
Apparently, UK's editors were able to release the book on time where as the US editors were not.

I'm not going to complain if I get my greedy paws on the uk-version.... but isn't this quite odd?  ???
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on August 06, 2009, 10:58:56 pm
I like both series, I'll have to read the next book before I pick a favorite.
And I agree about Louis-Ceasar
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Midangel on August 07, 2009, 03:16:08 am
I sent off an email to Karen asking about the release dates for confirmation. Just to make sure.But yay if it's October.  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 07, 2009, 04:12:45 am
I sent off an email to Karen asking about the release dates for confirmation. Just to make sure.But yay if it's October.  bOuNcY

I hope I'm not spreading rumors.  LOL  That's just what I read on another forum and checked the release date on the UK Amazon and book depository. And they both have it set to release for October. Fingers Crossed that I am not wrong! 
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: esiders on August 07, 2009, 04:19:02 am
Add me to the Pritkin fan club...just finished reading all 4 books.  I still love Mircea, but Pritkin just gets better and better with each book.

Off to B&N to buy Midnight's Daughter...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on August 07, 2009, 04:31:23 am
Mircea Ok but he's so demanding
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 07, 2009, 04:34:11 am

Off to B&N to buy Midnight's Daughter...

Midnight's Daughter is wonderful!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on August 07, 2009, 09:52:46 am
Mircea Ok but he's so demanding


as much as i love the vampire from Romania with the strange eyes brown - green - amber (the descriptions vary in the 3rd and 4th book or is it just me?) I like pritkin much more... it;s that... anti-hero perk i have i think....
 bOuNcY
*crosses fingers while chanting "make it to be 1st October..."*
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Shipa on August 10, 2009, 07:21:18 pm
Midnight's Daughter is wonderful!
Seconded! I'm liking Dorina much more than Cassie. Although Pritkin makes up for that.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on August 11, 2009, 12:51:00 am
Pritkin

 bOuNcY Pritkin! hmmmm,  after Kmm's dreamfever I'll have to reread karen chance's books for a good portion of pritkin...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on August 11, 2009, 03:14:58 am
Yep Def Team Pritkin here as well and the last book we definitely had more of him in more ways than one *evil grin* ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 11, 2009, 03:23:57 am
*Manscaping*  LOL

Pritken: "You shaved my legs!"   LOL  Priceless!!!!  LOL



Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on August 11, 2009, 04:29:37 am
*Manscaping*  LOL

Pritken: "You shaved my legs!"   LOL  Priceless!!!!  LOL


*lol* that was fun ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on August 11, 2009, 04:47:27 am
I really like Pritkin but I hate to say it But I like the vamps better
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 11, 2009, 04:57:36 am
I really like Pritkin but I hate to say it But I like the vamps better

I like the vamps also. I have always between torn between Pritken and Mircea. I cant decide who I would like to see Cassie with. Pritken - bad boy mage; Mircea - bad boy vamp... I love both.

But Louis-Caesar is the epitome of yumminess!  :-LOVE
I want to see some Dory and LC action in Death's Mistress... ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on August 11, 2009, 05:11:05 am
I'm team pritkin.  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on August 11, 2009, 07:13:55 am
Team Pritkin ALL the way. "Can we call it sex yet??" LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 11, 2009, 07:26:53 am
Even tho I say I love both Mircea and Pritken... I wouldnt mind a little Pritken/Cassie action - or at least finish what they started.  :-whistle
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: esiders on August 12, 2009, 04:24:54 pm
But Louis-Caesar is the epitome of yumminess!  :-LOVE
I want to see some Dory and LC action in Death's Mistress... ;)
  I've got to read Midnight's Daughter because this is the image I have of Louis-Cesare...and its not a good look.  http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4034631936/nm0000596
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on August 12, 2009, 05:09:23 pm
Yes you certainly need to read it!  I am looking forward to the sequel.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on August 12, 2009, 05:24:13 pm
But Louis-Caesar is the epitome of yumminess!  :-LOVE
I want to see some Dory and LC action in Death's Mistress... ;)
  I've got to read Midnight's Daughter because this is the image I have of Louis-Cesare...and its not a good look.  http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4034631936/nm0000596
LOL LOL LOL
Yeah.... he definitely isn't described like that in the book!!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on August 12, 2009, 10:57:48 pm
 LOL
even in the Cassie books he isn't described like that....

read Midnight's daughter.... i am eagerly awaiting eath's mistress...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 13, 2009, 03:31:02 am
But Louis-Caesar is the epitome of yumminess!  :-LOVE
I want to see some Dory and LC action in Death's Mistress... ;)
  I've got to read Midnight's Daughter because this is the image I have of Louis-Cesare...and its not a good look.  http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4034631936/nm0000596

 LOL I almost spewed coffee out my nose!  LOL
You definitely need to read Midnight's Daughter.  ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Midangel on August 13, 2009, 06:10:43 am
Well, I've heard nothing from the author regarding the email I sent her. Unless she is super busy or her email is not working....

At the moment, there is still no official word if Death's Mistress is delayed only in the US or UK. Also, don't take Book Depository's and Amazon's word for the release date. If the publishers haven't told them of the change in date, they keep the current one they have.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 13, 2009, 06:15:34 am
Ah well.... my fingers and toes are crossed for the UK release to be October.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Midangel on August 13, 2009, 06:21:34 am
Mine too. :D

It's strange. I have the latest Cassie book that I haven't read and I'm not too bothered about picking it up for some reason.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on August 13, 2009, 06:25:07 am
OMG, I LOVED the latest Cassie book.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 13, 2009, 06:25:44 am
Mine too. :D

It's strange. I have the latest Cassie book that I haven't read and I'm not too bothered about picking it up for some reason.

Oh but you should!  :D
I think its one of the best books! Its truly a rollercoaster of fun and I now look at Pritken in whole different way... Sex on a stick!  LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Midangel on August 13, 2009, 06:27:57 am
Sex on a stick??

My oh my, I think I might indeedy pick up this book. *grins*

I need to re-read the others first so I can remember what happened. LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on August 13, 2009, 06:28:45 am
Yeah, he qualifies as sex in ANY form.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 13, 2009, 06:30:16 am
 LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

apparently my minds in the gutter this morning.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on August 13, 2009, 06:31:19 am
Well, when we talk about Pritkin my mind is always in the gutter. And in the bedroom. And the bathroom. And the kitchen table. And the backseat of a car.... :-[
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Midangel on August 13, 2009, 06:32:42 am
Hehe. :D

You both have my very curious now. Before, Prikin was sort of annoying. But, looks like there is something then? Will have to make time to re-read the books.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 13, 2009, 06:36:31 am
closet, floor, dressing room, on a boat...  >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on August 13, 2009, 06:49:20 am
Flying carpet ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on August 13, 2009, 06:52:06 am
non-flying carpet. ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 13, 2009, 06:54:44 am
mud would be fun... 
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Midangel on August 13, 2009, 06:56:33 am
 ???

Ok, now I'm going to have to read the book just to make sense of what y'all posted above.  :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on August 13, 2009, 07:11:55 am
Not all of it comes from the books but from our own depraved and smutty imagination :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on August 13, 2009, 07:35:12 am
Yes, I iz depraved.  >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Howl~n~Growl on August 13, 2009, 08:50:07 am
Has anyone picked up the anthology Strange Brew?

I liked the story from Wolfesbane and Mistletoe and read that it continued in Strange Brew. Has anyone read it? what did you think of it? I can't wait for the next Dory book in January. I read somewhere that the next Cassie book was coming out summer or fall 2010. I can't remember where I read it, but once I do and I find it again I'll post it here.

Has anyone checked out Karen's new forum?

Ok, done with my questions..... :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Howl~n~Growl on August 13, 2009, 09:13:33 am
BTW just incase anyone wanted to know. Karen said there are 9 books planned for the Cassie series. So 5 more books!!!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 13, 2009, 09:17:43 am
Oh Yay!  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on August 13, 2009, 09:25:30 am
Thanks Howl!!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 13, 2009, 01:40:33 pm
There is a sample of chapter one on Karen Chance's website for Death's Mistress.

Here is the link:

http://www.karenchance.com/books_deathsmistress.html (http://www.karenchance.com/books_deathsmistress.html)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: charmed on August 13, 2009, 01:46:34 pm
Has anyone picked up the anthology Strange Brew?

I liked the story from Wolfesbane and Mistletoe and read that it continued in Strange Brew. Has anyone read it? what did you think of it? I can't wait for the next Dory book in January. I read somewhere that the next Cassie book was coming out summer or fall 2010. I can't remember where I read it, but once I do and I find it again I'll post it here.

Has anyone checked out Karen's new forum?

Ok, done with my questions..... :D


The story did continue in the new anthology and it was very good, better than the first IMO.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: esiders on August 18, 2009, 01:40:52 am
Just finished Midnight's Daughter at 1am ...I'm fiending like heroin addict for the next installment.  
Dory, Louis-Cesar, Caedmon, STINKY and Olga =  LOL :-\ ??? :o :-LOVE.  
There were so many moments in that book when I just sat on my sofa cackling like a nutter.  Need more...like NOW!  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 18, 2009, 03:42:14 am
Just finished Midnight's Daughter at 1am ...I'm fiending like heroin addict for the next installment.  
Dory, Louis-Cesar, Caedmon, STINKY and Olga =  LOL :-\ ??? :o :-LOVE.  
There were so many moments in that book when I just sat on my sofa cackling like a nutter.  Need more...like NOW!  bOuNcY

Yes, I felt the same after reading Midnight's Daughter.  I'm in LUV with Louis-Caesar.  :-LOVE
One of the funniest scenes was dinner at Radus with the cows... bahahaha  LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on August 18, 2009, 09:19:06 am
Can't wait for Death's Mistress, out in October for UK readers, I've had it on pre-order for months. I want it now!

Been re-reading Midnight's Daughter and I prefer Dorina to Cassie, by far. She's just nuts! And I liked Caedmon - hoping he makes an appearance in the next instalment. Not sure on the Dorina/Louis-Caesar pairing though.

We shall see.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on August 18, 2009, 09:33:06 am
Pendle -- I'm fairly certain the UK release has also been pushed back for the new Dorrie book. :(
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 18, 2009, 09:35:41 am
I really wish book depo would change the date if that's true. Amazon finally did. Penguin has announced the date for Jan as well.  :(
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on August 18, 2009, 09:38:41 am
I thought the date changed ages ago but nothing has appeared different on amazon for months. Just checked. I'll see what happens.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 18, 2009, 09:44:11 am
well, at least I thought Amazon did.  ???
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on August 18, 2009, 09:45:37 am
Penguin website says 7th January. Sucks.  :(
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 18, 2009, 09:49:56 am
i agree pendle...  :-'
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on August 18, 2009, 02:22:14 pm
Just finished Midnight's Daughter at 1am ...I'm fiending like heroin addict for the next installment.  
Dory, Louis-Cesar, Caedmon, STINKY and Olga =  LOL :-\ ??? :o :-LOVE.  
There were so many moments in that book when I just sat on my sofa cackling like a nutter.  Need more...like NOW!  bOuNcY

Yes, I felt the same after reading Midnight's Daughter.  I'm in LUV with Louis-Caesar.  :-LOVE
One of the funniest scenes was dinner at Radus with the cows... bahahaha  LOL


Lol, no the best scene was the flying carpet/stool. I was laughing so hard that I was crying  LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on August 18, 2009, 02:41:19 pm
Oh the flying carpet was laugh out loud hilarious. Dory was determined to take down the carpet.  LOL LOL 
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Omega 303 on August 20, 2009, 07:56:17 am
Ok I just read the sample chapter of Death Mistress on Mrs. Chance's website and as far as I've read it's going to be great I can't wait to read the book  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on August 30, 2009, 11:29:28 pm
Somehow I missed all the comments about the first chapter being posted and i just found it. I want it now!!!!

I love Dorina. She just totally kills me!

"Loved him to pieces." *giggle*
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on September 05, 2009, 12:21:08 am
i am still holding back on the 1st chapter... is it january???? well... it might work for my cash problems but not for my book-addict's neeeed....
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on September 05, 2009, 09:33:46 am
I couldn't resist and read Chapter 1.  I can't wait for the rest of it.  I think I like this series better :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on September 05, 2009, 11:38:03 am
I think I like this series better :D

I'd agree with that. The worlds aready set out, so you don't get the same kind of info as with Cassie. That and I like Dorina better, she's more interesting being a half-breed and being a lot older. More could go wrong for her.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Howl~n~Growl on September 05, 2009, 03:02:40 pm
The one really big downfall with Dorina's stories is that there is NO Pritkin!   At the moment I'm team Mircea but when reading Dorina's series I find myself missing Pritkin.  Oh NO!! Does that mean I'm becoming a convert, switching to Pritkin's side????
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on September 06, 2009, 08:09:21 am
Sure is. Team Pritkin all the way.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on September 06, 2009, 08:16:56 am
i'd say i'm torn  between Mircea and Pritkin... and I was at some point... but... I think I've cleared it now...

I'd like more Mircea and Dorina action, the whole dysfunctional family story is so interesting to me...
But I looooveeee Pritkin and Cassie in action.... it's the anti-hero in Pritkin that does it I think....

Join the club Howl n Growl.... TEAM PRITKIN IT IS....
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on September 14, 2009, 11:57:46 pm
Chapter 2 of Death's Mistress is up!

http://www.karenchance.com/books_deathsmistress2.html (http://www.karenchance.com/books_deathsmistress2.html)

I am already really liking this book!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on September 15, 2009, 03:34:44 am
Thank you ArtAngel...
I wish I could speed up time and read this book NOW!  LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on September 15, 2009, 05:36:59 am
Argh, trying to stay away from early readings of this and the snippets of Ilona's book... but it's sooooo hard!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on September 18, 2009, 06:50:22 pm
Give in Kate...Give in >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Shipa on November 12, 2009, 05:07:02 am
The one really big downfall with Dorina's stories is that there is NO Pritkin!   At the moment I'm team Mircea but when reading Dorina's series I find myself missing Pritkin.  Oh NO!! Does that mean I'm becoming a convert, switching to Pritkin's side????
However there is Louis-Cesare  >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on November 13, 2009, 01:14:57 pm
Now, I'm not sure about Louis-Cesare. There's something off about him. Maybe he'll be okay once he's gotten over Christine, and his people issues.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on November 16, 2009, 04:58:12 am
Now, I'm not sure about Louis-Cesare. There's something off about him. Maybe he'll be okay once he's gotten over Christine, and his people issues.

He's got his issues but he's trying to work through them - that's why he left Dory, I think. I cant wait to see what happens when Dory and L-C come face to face again.   ;D

I'm counting down the days until Death's Mistress comes out.  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: TheDoctor on December 02, 2009, 09:44:50 am
I can't wait for Death's Mistress either! I've been trying to stay away from the sample chapters though. They just tease me and once i get to the end i get pissed off cause i have to wait for more :-[

In the Cassie series though I'm torn between Pritkin and Mircea, although i do tend to lean towards Pritkin. He just has more personality, not just a sultry and a protective side like Mircea. Really hope Pritkin and Cassie end up together honestly, or that there's more friction and drama to make the decision harder for her.  >D

L-C though, love the drama between him and Dory. Also have a thing for the Fae king though, hope he shows up again honestly.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on December 02, 2009, 10:00:47 am
I hope Dory kicks L-C's butt next time she sees him. Then, they can have hot make-up sex. LOL Of course, the fae king is pretty yummy too.

On the Cassie front, I am Team Pritkin all the way.  >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on December 02, 2009, 10:15:49 am
I just finished Midnight's Daughter for the second time to get ready for Death's Mistress. The sexual tension that is between Dory and LC is smokin Hot! I think they will definitely battle it out then the sex will follow shortly after.  >D At least that's what I'm hoping.  ;D

I also just finished Curse of the Dawn for the second time... I have re-established my love affair with Pritken.  :-LOVE There are so many moments in this book made me laugh so hard I cried - one word: Manscaping  LOL. And then there were the tender moments between Cassie and Pritken that made me sigh. I love the chemistry between Cassie and Priken.  :)  

I'm wondering if we will get a sneak peak at the 5th Cassie book at the end of Death's Mistress...I'm dying to know when it will be released.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: TheDoctor on December 02, 2009, 10:33:00 am
You're SO right about teh chemistry between Cassie and Pritkin. Love it. So glad i brought those book with me, i have to re-read them now  :-LOVE
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on December 17, 2009, 12:49:06 pm
19 days until Death's Mistress is released...  bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on December 17, 2009, 02:32:52 pm
Still feels like a loooong time. I've had it on pre-order since May!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on December 17, 2009, 02:54:54 pm
Squeeeeeee... I better be getting some Amazon or B&N gift cards in my Christmas stocking...  :-whistle
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on December 17, 2009, 04:10:50 pm
19 days until Death's Mistress is released...  bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY



Squeee! I've been thinking it will be forever for so long now that I forgot it's released in Jan!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: TheDoctor on December 18, 2009, 05:48:08 am
I'm so excited for Death's Mistress! It's going ot be fantastic.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Howl~n~Growl on December 19, 2009, 09:19:01 am
and the count down continues! 17 more days! bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY :D :D :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on December 19, 2009, 02:16:22 pm
OMG! I am so impatient for this book!

 bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: esiders on December 20, 2009, 02:50:35 pm
oh boy oh boy...got to re-read Midnight's Daughter, so I'm ready for this!!  :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on December 20, 2009, 04:46:38 pm
oh boy oh boy...got to re-read Midnight's Daughter, so I'm ready for this!!  :D

Gotta find my copy.  Now what box is it in? * goes off muttering distractedly to myself*
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on December 23, 2009, 08:41:51 am
My copy of Death's Mistress has been DISPATCHED!! Could not believe my eyes when I saw the email. It's meant to be here tomorrow but it's unlikely to arrive. It is after all Royal Mail, Christmas Eve and we've had heavy snow. (All depends what the Postie feels like in the morning!!  9))
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on December 23, 2009, 08:45:23 am
Oh man Pendle, I am so freakin' jealous! Hopefully, Books A Millions will put it out early like they usually do with new releases. Shhhh... that's a secret, they arent supposed to do it.  :D

 bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on December 23, 2009, 08:51:42 am
Oh!!! DOUBLE JEALOUS!!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on December 23, 2009, 11:17:41 am
OMGOMGOMGOMG
Is this via Book depos????
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on December 23, 2009, 11:33:41 am
Its available at book depot - I just ordered it. Now if I actually get it by next week...

I'm praying that I get it soon!   bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on December 23, 2009, 02:02:56 pm
OMGOMGOMGOMG
Is this via Book depos????

Amazon, that and it's been on pre-order since the dawn of time!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on December 24, 2009, 04:29:40 am
Looks like the UK Amazon released the book early. It would cost me $20 total to have it early. I think I will wait...but its killing me.

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on December 26, 2009, 05:49:48 am
Got it. Read it. Loved it.  :D

It's twisty!! A well thought out story. I loved the characters relationships, the Daddy moments, the Uncle moments. And Louis-Cesare's definately growing on me. :P

(Got it on Christmas Eve - finished it by 4am. Sister and parents started shouting for me to open presents at 8.45am. Was shattered yesterday.  ;) )
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on December 26, 2009, 10:06:05 am
ARGH -- I have pre-ordered it for Kindle which means that I probably won't be able to get it until actual release day. I can wait. I can wait. I can wait.  :-'
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Howl~n~Growl on December 27, 2009, 03:29:32 pm
WHAT!!!! :o
You got it alread?!?!?!?!?!
So jelous! AAAARRRRGGGGG!!!
9 more days!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Littlewolfe on December 29, 2009, 09:49:29 am
Wow...you are VERY lucky to have gotten it early!!  Online, it says you can buy it now, and I totally went to the bookstore expecting it to be there....but no.  It's not out yet :-'  I was so bummed!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on December 29, 2009, 04:44:14 pm
I didn't see it this weekend in the bookstore either :(.  *jealous*
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: bones83 on January 04, 2010, 09:21:09 pm
Oh man Pendle, I am so freakin' jealous! Hopefully, Books A Millions will put it out early like they usually do with new releases. Shhhh... that's a secret, they arent supposed to do it.  :D

 bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY
My local BAM had Death's Mistress on the shelves this weekend, and I went Sunday to pick it up.  Got to the register, the clerk scanned it, and I found out that it's got a hard release date--he couldn't sell it to me  :-' Someone made an oopsie in putting them on the shelves.  Fortunately, he took my info and put it behind the counter; I'm going in the morning to pick it up.  As I left the clerk was rushing back to the shelves to remove the 8 or so copies left.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 05, 2010, 04:32:09 am
Mine is being delivered to my doorstep today - should be there when I get home from work! I may have to call out tomorrow.  LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on January 05, 2010, 01:13:14 pm
I preorderd mine via BoB but i cant download it- theres a bug *Cries*
I've contacted them but ugh :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 05, 2010, 02:52:53 pm
I HAZ IT!!! On my Kindle!!

... but I have rehearsal tonight....  :-'
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on January 05, 2010, 03:15:39 pm
I made contact with BoB - havent heard back :P
But its probably be ok because I have a few books to get through before I can read Death's Mistress but I hope when you get the chance you will find quiet time to enjoy!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Howl~n~Growl on January 05, 2010, 07:03:12 pm
Nobody had it today. NOBODY! I hit 3 book stores, and do you know what I was told?  "It should be on shelves by tomorrow, we can take your name though and hold a copy for you."  WHAT?!?!?!?!  I don't want you to hold a copy for me, I drove 20 miles on icy roads so I could buy this book, because said book was released TODAY not TOMORROW!

even worse though, I called all 3 book sotes last week, and they all said that they had ordered it and they WOULD have it.  They did, in a box... in the back. . . 

AAAGGGGRRRHHH!!!!!! >:( >:( >:(


Needless to say, I didn't get the book, my kids were cranky because when mamma don't get her book, they don't get their book. (kinda like when mamma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy)

Maybe next week when I go into town again, when the kids start school again, maybe. . .

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on January 05, 2010, 07:05:53 pm
*hugs*  If it makes you feel any better I don't have a copy either.  My bookstores is closing :(
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Howl~n~Growl on January 05, 2010, 08:09:16 pm
*hugs*  If it makes you feel any better I don't have a copy either.  My bookstores is closing :(

oh that is so sad  :-'  why is your bookstore closing?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 06, 2010, 06:58:51 am
I do have it, but... I'm in Chapter 8 and NO Louis Cesare OR Caedmon yet!!! WTF???
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 06, 2010, 07:01:00 am
Yup, I know Kate. I'm marked at Chapter 10 right now and its really good so far but dang!



Edit: Once I got to Chapter 11, I was happy.  ;)  

I'm very happy with the book so far. Karen Chance always exceeds in my expectaions.  :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on January 06, 2010, 01:38:27 pm
I love the Dory series better but will read Cassie.

Don't look on Karen Chance's blog. Cassie 5 slated for release...summer 2011.  :-'
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 06, 2010, 02:49:13 pm
Yup, I know Kate. I'm marked at Chapter 10 right now and its really good so far but dang!



Edit: Once I got to Chapter 11, I was happy.  ;)  

I'm very happy with the book so far. Karen Chance always exceeds in my expectaions.  :D

Does that mean I'll be happy in Ch. 11? I can wait for that!

Pendle... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on January 06, 2010, 04:58:51 pm
*hugs*  If it makes you feel any better I don't have a copy either.  My bookstores is closing :(

oh that is so sad  :-'  why is your bookstore closing?
They are closing all the B'Daltons :(.  Back on topic...um.. I am going to try and get it this weekend *looks hopeful*  I am enjoying read the spoilers too :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Piper on January 06, 2010, 05:31:36 pm
*hugs*  If it makes you feel any better I don't have a copy either.  My bookstores is closing :(

oh that is so sad  :-'  why is your bookstore closing?
They are closing all the B'Daltons :(.  Back on topic...um.. I am going to try and get it this weekend *looks hopeful*  I am enjoying read the spoilers too :D



I'm sorry E!! I hope you do get it this weekend! I got it last night and am hoping to start it tonight! LOL I can't stay away from the spoilers either. :-whistle
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on January 06, 2010, 05:38:40 pm
Enjoy it :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Piper on January 06, 2010, 05:44:51 pm
Thank you! :) I am looking forward to it!  Now if I could just get my girls off to bed!! >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 07, 2010, 04:52:03 am
Kate - You have probably read past Chapter 11 by now so YES you should be happy too.  :D

I am really taking my time with this book. I'm trying to savor every moment with Louis-Caesare.  :-LOVE

Ray is fabulous. He has cracked me up the whole time.

Pendle - I saw the blog and my head hit the desk.  :(
I'm crossing my fingers that her agent can make it happen this year...I dont think I can wait a year and a 1/2 for the next Cassie book. I will go into serious Pritkin/Cassie withdrawls.  ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 07, 2010, 07:55:35 am
Lilliana -- yes. Yes, I have read up to the point in which I'm VERY happy. >D

As to Cassie book, could we start a campaign or something? Start sending silver circle-type things to the publishers? lol
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Littlewolfe on January 07, 2010, 08:51:52 am
O.o I haven't checked her blog in a while....how sad :-'  I was getting excited that it might come out this summer.  I don't think I will make it without my Cassie/Pritkin dosage!

Got the new Dory book...loved it^^  Did anyone buy Inked as well?  Karen's short story in there is pretty good too.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 07, 2010, 03:56:39 pm
Nope, but I plan on buying Inked eventually.

I'm looking forward to reading the short stories Karen Chance has said she is going to post for FREE!
A Pritken POV story, Mircea POV story, and a Francoise POV story. She said within the next couple of months. Sweet! :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 07, 2010, 05:35:24 pm
Frankly, I don't think I care very much about the Francoise story, but I would looooove to read the other ones.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 08, 2010, 04:33:15 am
Oh I know, its going to be interesting to know what is going on the brains of Pritken and Mircea...  :-LOVE


I finished Death's Mistress last night and I have one word: BRILLIANT!  :D 

Everything about the book was 5 stars!

I will wait to post any thoughts with spoilers until after the weekend. I know I'm guilty of peeking at spoilers and I dont want to give anything away.  ;D





Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 08, 2010, 07:23:31 am
I agree with lilliana! I don't know if I would say that it was five stars all the way through. I thought it was a bit of a slow start, but maybe just because I was waiting for something in particular. But the last 3/4 of the book MORE than made up for it!!!!  :-LOVE
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 08, 2010, 07:29:30 am
I hear ya Kate! I was anticipating the same thing. But I think the story just had to work itself up to that point and by the time we got there, it was well worth it.   :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on January 08, 2010, 10:00:38 am
i need that book now... hopefully it will be here by tuesday.... oh well, On The Edgeand Hunting Ground are on the bed for later tonight.... bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: TheDoctor on January 10, 2010, 03:43:49 pm
I finally got Death's mistress, but i keep getting distracted so i haven't even gotten the chance to open it :(
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 10, 2010, 05:53:27 pm
Oh, you MUST remedy that! ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: esiders on January 11, 2010, 05:02:26 am
GAH, you are killing me...bought Death's Mistress on Saturday.  Haven't opened it because I just started Jim Butcher's Summer Knight.   Maybe I can put Jim down for a few days and get my Dory fix??  hmmm
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 11, 2010, 05:16:52 am
Put Jim down and read Death's Mistress... Its FRIGGIN' FANTASTIC!  :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: gryphon340 on January 11, 2010, 04:21:19 pm
Never ever put Jim down just read faster
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 11, 2010, 04:56:32 pm
Or you could do that too.  LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 12, 2010, 04:39:17 am
Couple of random thought about Death's Mistress...  *Serious Spoilers for those who havent read the book*

I loved everything about this book. The daddy/Dory tender moments - made me extremely emotional. LC and Dory make out sessions were extra spicy. Ray just cracked me up. I love his character. I hope to see him in future books.
And of course Radu. Du is just fabulous!  :-LOVE   There was never a dull moment in this book. There never is in a Karen Chance book.  :)

Cassie's name was brought up in the presence of Dory and I was on the edge of my seat hoping that Marlowe would say something about their relationship, but nope, nothing said. Its going to be interesting when Cassie and Dory finally meet.  ;D

Also, I have a feeling that Cassie and Pritken will be a part of the Ley Line race.


Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: esiders on January 12, 2010, 07:00:09 am
Never ever put Jim down just read faster
 Jim is too intense to read fast...put him aside for the moment.

Reading Dory and having a good time!  Forgot how much Dory cracks me up...plus Stinky and Olga!

Trying hard not to click on Liliana's spoilers above...must..resist.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 12, 2010, 08:14:47 am
More spoilers for people to resist ;D

I was really surprised at the ending -- I didn't expect anything resembling a HEA for LC and Dory. I mean, it's not like we can trust that everything will be perfect in their world, of course, but it was a good, happy ending. And we've seen real emotional growth from Dory. More, I think, than we've even seen from Cassie.

But I did LOVE when Mircea's "relationship with the Pythia" was brought up by the reporters.


Timeline-wise, I'm pretty sure that this book happens AFTER the most recent Cassie book, right?
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Post by: lilliana on January 12, 2010, 09:12:53 am
I was completely surprised too Kate. The ending left me with a warm gooey feeling.  :-LOVE 

If I'm not mistaken, Curse of Dawn and Midnight's Daughter happened during the same timeline. Remember when Mircea took Cassie on the plane to Radus and handcuffed her to the couch? I think that is when he went to battle Vlad. So, its a good possibility the new Cassie book and Death's Mistress could have the same timeline as well.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 12, 2010, 09:16:49 am
lilliana, that makes sense. For some reason, I thought that Midnight's Daughter had taken place earlier in the Cassie timeline. Before Mircea got all messed up with the geis. But it makes a little more sense that way.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on January 12, 2010, 09:52:06 am
couldn't resist those black lines and now I am all too excited to get my greedy paws on those pages....  >D *must calm down* -maybe the postman has delivered it today? or I'll just stay in Hunting Ground for a bit more....-

ps thanks for the spoilers guys :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on January 12, 2010, 12:02:54 pm
I have to move this up on my TBR pile.  Maybe during my re-scheduled hair appointment Thursday :).
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 12, 2010, 12:05:09 pm
I'm impressed with your will power. I devoured this book the moment I got my hands on it.  LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on January 12, 2010, 12:28:39 pm
I had to re-read Midnight's Daughter before I could start Death's Mistress, so I was only able to pick up the latter book last night and read through the first three chapters, maybe? I've managed to avoid the spoiler bars, b/c I like to enjoy a book on its own. I'm glad to hear that people like it because so far it's not grabbed me. I'm assuming it happens a little later than my current stopping place.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 12, 2010, 02:21:43 pm
Cerulean -- I actually found the first 10 chapters or so kind of lack-luster, primarily because I was waiting for a certain character to show up. ;) Once he did, it was AWESOME.  >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on January 12, 2010, 04:37:51 pm
I think the
timeline thing makes sense- in Midnight's Daughter there was the Pirate ship at Dante's which appears in the huge showdown in the Cassie series.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on January 13, 2010, 09:41:10 am
I confused myself with the first few chapters. I was waiting for 5 chapters? before anyone explained who the baby was. I initially thought Aiden was Stinky in disguise. LOL (It could have happened :D there was only month between MD and DM.)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on January 13, 2010, 09:42:42 am
I just finished Midnight's Daughter. I really, really like Dory. Maybe it's because she is insane but she and all of her friends just crack me up!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: esiders on January 13, 2010, 09:58:13 am
I just finished...LOVED IT!!!   :-LOVE

Now, I'm going back to my Jim Butcher book.  Death's Mistress was an awesome diversion.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on January 13, 2010, 10:04:24 am
I just finished Midnight's Daughter. I really, really like Dory. Maybe it's because she is insane but she and all of her friends just crack me up!

Yeah, she's nuts, but she's honest and nuts, which is a likeable trait because she's not in denial. And she doesn't complain about the cards she's been dealt with either.

I liked the DM ending, it suited her. She simply had to pull the trigger.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on January 14, 2010, 12:20:35 pm
okay that does it... I'm off to read this book... (It just arrived today *does the happy dance* I do not think I will sleep tonight... oh well... I am used to it by now...  >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on January 14, 2010, 04:22:09 pm
Started reading it at my hair appointment today :D.  Very very good.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: mtomni on January 15, 2010, 05:16:10 am
I just finished the anthology "Inked" with Karen Chance's story and I'm confused.  I know about Cassie and Dory, but even though I feel as though Lia has her own books, but I haven't found any yet.

Loved Lia!  A lot more than Cassie.

Does anyone know if Chance will be doing a book on her?  Or if she has one, what the name is? 

Thanks!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on January 15, 2010, 05:28:54 am
Lia  is the main character in 3 (i think) short stories in anthologies.... it started with Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, Strange Brew and now Inked... I might be missing one more but I don't think so (and I need to get INKED...)

I actually like Lia and Dory more than Cassie.... but Pritkin makes up for it.... Louis-Cesare (up to chapter 13 in DM) just makes me want to hit him with a cast-iron skillet over the head

All in all I adore Dorry and Du... so much fun in the 1st chapters.....
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 15, 2010, 05:35:02 am
That's correct WU. There are only 3 short stories with Lia in them. I havent read Inked either which I really want to as soon as possible.

I love both Cassie and Dory - I dont think I could ever decide which series I like more. Although I think I do like Pritken more than I like Mircea. Pritken stole my heart in Curse the Dawn.  :-LOVE  And I have always really liked Louis-Cesare. Yum!   :-*  :-LOVE   

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: mtomni on January 15, 2010, 06:15:42 am
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Strange Brew?  Oh good.  I have both anthologies, so I can read those stories.  Thanks again!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Littlewolfe on January 15, 2010, 08:01:29 am
Just reading some of the stuff said here...I think I need to go read Curse the Dawn again and then read DM again.  I'm still confused on the timeline > <

I have to say, I think that Lia's story in Inked is my favorite of the three short stories she is in.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 15, 2010, 08:06:38 am
Curse the Dawn and Midnight's Daughter are on the same timeline - just in case you missed that part in the discussion.  ;)  I'm guessing that DM and the next Cassie book will be the same timeline.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Littlewolfe on January 15, 2010, 01:02:44 pm
Ah, ok, I was thinking in the right direction there.  I got confused as to whether Curse the Dawn and DM were at the same time too.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Shipa on January 15, 2010, 07:11:55 pm
I loved loved loved Death's Mistress. I had to go back and reread DM and Curse the Dawn to compare the timeline. At some point in the future, there needs to be a gathering of Dory, Louis-Cesare, Mircea, Cassie and Du.  LOL LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 15, 2010, 07:13:15 pm
I would LOVE to see Cassie and Dory meet. I can't IMAGINE that it would go well for Mircea. That would be toooooooo delicious.  :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Piper on January 15, 2010, 07:22:17 pm
Do you think in Curse the Dawn the photo album Cassie found in Mircea's destroyed quarters at the Senate, was full of pictures of Dory? I have always wondered about that.  ???
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 15, 2010, 07:25:13 pm
3girlmom, I was sure of that.  ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Piper on January 15, 2010, 07:31:27 pm
Thanks you! :D It has been awhile since I read Curse the Dawn.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 16, 2010, 04:56:20 am
Do you think in Curse the Dawn the photo album Cassie found in Mircea's destroyed quarters at the Senate, was full of pictures of Dory? I have always wondered about that.  ???

Definitely. If only Cassie had enough nerve to ask Mircea who the girl was instead and just pushing it aside. Cassie needs to start asking some questions instead of jumping to conclusions.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: mtomni on January 16, 2010, 08:07:25 am
Loved the beginning of Lia's story in Inked.  Hilarious!

I really do wish Karen Chance would give Lia her own books.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on January 16, 2010, 09:36:33 am
okay... after finishing Death's Mistress early this morning (after a whole night reading >D) I have to say that I like Mircea more as the 'father figure' he tries to become - after 500 years - more than the 'lover' part he does with Cassie... I have this 'nagging' feeling that, being close to a human being - Cassie - has made him... remember how it was to be human and 'feel'.

and here are some spoilers so... don't look if you want all the fun of reading it... O) 1st I LOOOOVED the Tolkien quote as well as Radu's speech in the hotel, 'the Vodka is British and I suspect the plumbing is Russian" just cracked me up... all in all, it was a.. balancing theme between laugh and cry - and I had my share of both.

I LOved Louis-Cesare in the end and could even understand some of his motives but Mircea made me tear up a bit too many times... and the 'Cassie' dialogue with Marlowe left wondering and wanting more explanations, after all, we don't get Mircea's POV except for a few scraps of memories... the 'More or Less' comment was as true as Mircea was going to admit and I have a deep-rooted hope that Cassie will not tolerate manipulation by the Senate, Mircea, the Circe or Pritkin on how to do her job better.

The bad guy was hiding in plain sight and the moment I finally understood the Who was in the tunnels with the 'Anthoneee' call... it just dawned to me that she was so quite and underestimated and off course she thought Vampires to be evil and herself halfway to redeemed after that 1st kill.

Dorry reminded me of Kate in the shot.... the scene when Kate controls the Vamps up to the point when the ceiling caves in... I loved that one... what I missed was Mircea in the end but 'Du, Caedmon and Louis-Cesare made up for it... the "i picked a few thoughts now and then" made me laugh while tearing.

And I have to say I didn't see the Rune there... it was a nice "Merry-go-round" only to have it allmost from the beginning. I admit I was thinking Aesubrand had the rune as Dorry missed injuring him twice but Caedmon did make sense in the end. Aesubrand wasn't after Aiden... he was after the Rune and Dorry (though I guess she was more of 'two kills with one stone' case.

The reaction of Mircea and Luis-Cesare when she brought up the Aesubrand attack had me reeling... Finally I got some true emotion from Mircea and Luis-Cesare started to show what he felt....


And I'll stop here though I also wish Cassie to start asking more 'painful' questions and 'see' her relationship with Mircea for what others see it as well... The Pythea under the Senate's influence through one of the Senators... Though she needs their help I really wish she will be with Pritkin.... (I am on the Pritkin Team what can I say?) And I can't wait to see the reactions of everyone when Cassie and Dorry find out about each other.... Mircea will find himself in a tighter spot that when he was among the Circle and the journalists... >D

I need to re-read Curse The Dawn and Midnight's Daughter and then re-read Death's Mistress to remember all that had taken place but I have a feeling I will wait more impatiently for Dorry's books than Cassies.....

ahem... O) thanks for bearig with me and my tangled thoughts :-[
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: mtomni on January 16, 2010, 11:47:43 am
Now I'm confused.  I didn't read the spoilers, but it sounds like her 2 series are intertwined?  Connected?  I read the first 2 Cassie books, but I don't remember any crossover characters in Midnight's Daughter.  Or do I need to reread the books again?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 16, 2010, 12:08:56 pm
mtomni, Mircea is heavily featured in both series. He's one of Cassie's love interests, and Dory's father. He's also a major member of the U.S. Vampire Senate. Marlowe (head of the U.S. Senate's intelligence) and Louis-Cesare (Dory's love interest) are also featured in both series.

The timelines are similar. Midnight's Daughter, the first Dory book, happens during the same time frame as Curse the Dawn, the most recent Cassie book. So far, Cassie and Dory haven't met.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: TheDoctor on January 16, 2010, 08:08:10 pm
Aaah finally got the chance to read Death's Mistress, and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Very good.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: mtomni on January 17, 2010, 04:29:36 am
Okay, that means I do need to read the books again.  I zipped through Midnight's Daughter so quickly and it's been awhile since I read any of the books of Cassie.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on January 18, 2010, 11:37:32 am
Now I need to go back and re-read Curse the Dawn. I was so confused about the pirate ship!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on January 18, 2010, 12:25:03 pm
and I just checked mrs Chance's website... Cassie's book Nr 5 is due in Summer 2011.... I guess we will have it together woth Alpha and Omega's 3rd book... oh well... there are a few too many books in my TBR pile still... :-\
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on January 18, 2010, 07:06:32 pm
Thinking positive. :P The date's not definate, and the date for the Pritkin short story has been announced for the 31st March. 8)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 19, 2010, 04:37:03 am
Whoot! Pritken short story!  :-LOVE :-* :-LOVE :-* :-LOVE :-*

Edit: Look at the cover for the John Pritken short story Shadowland... Nice!

http://www.karenchance.com/news.html (http://www.karenchance.com/news.html)

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 19, 2010, 06:48:07 am
I think his hair's too neat. But other than that, I kind of started giggling when I looked at it. Mmmmmmm... Pritkin.  :-whistle
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 19, 2010, 06:53:05 am
Yeah, the hair and the outfit is all wrong. I imagine Pritken to be Bradly Cooper.   :-LOVE Of course, I imagine most of my men in books to be Bradly Cooper.   >D   LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: esiders on January 19, 2010, 07:35:56 am
Yeah the hair and outfit is totally wrong!  Dang...I'm going to reread Curse the Dawn.  :-LOVE
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 19, 2010, 10:12:33 am
The only things I didn't like about the outfit were the shoes (Pritkin usually wears boots in the books) and the jacket (it's a LONG leather coat, not a short one). But, lilliana, I'm afraid I can't get behind Bradley Cooper as Pritkin. He doesn't look dangerous enough. But I have to admit -- he's one of those that I see VERY clearly in my mind, and for once, he's not associated with any actor for me. He's just Pritkin. LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 19, 2010, 10:23:33 am
That's ok Kate, I will just keep Bradly for myself.  LOL 
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: esiders on January 20, 2010, 03:59:31 am
The Pritkin in my head is not pretty as the guy on the cover.  My Pritkin is a little "geeky-cute"...the kind of guy that fades in the background and one day you look at him and go "DAMN...he's hot"! 
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on January 20, 2010, 09:15:07 am
The Pritkin in my head is not pretty as the guy on the cover.  My Pritkin is a little "geeky-cute"...the kind of guy that fades in the background and one day you look at him and go "DAMN...he's hot"!

That's a bang on description. The guy on the cover looks nothing like Pritkin, he's too neat.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 20, 2010, 09:22:49 am
Its definitely what happened to Cassie. At first she didnt really notice him, and then all of sudden she started to notice his silly-messy light brown hair, his long eyelashes attached to bright green eyes, and a very muscular body. The way she describes Pritken, makes me weak in the knees. I love hot nerdy guys.   :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on January 20, 2010, 02:40:36 pm
I just had to take a second (and a third... fourth... okay I just stared! >D) look on Pritkin in that cover... It's like.... when I read about Charles... I just get this...  :-LOVE feel that I could just fall for this guy... (I think that's a definite sign that I need to get a life) I need to re-read Pritkin's descriptions but I guess you are right... he is the kind that you don't notice untill he 'rubs off' on you and then... it's too late.

I think that's the main difference with Mircea... Mircea you notice from the 1st time you see him but... he is... too manipulative and has that "you belong to the family" and controlling kind of way that would just suffocate me... Pritkin  on the other hand... well you start noticing him one day and then... there is no return to the previous state of mind...

Yep, definetely in need of geeting a life, but darn... living in that kind of fantacies is just too addictive...  >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 21, 2010, 08:21:00 am
I think things are changing with Mircea. Being manipulative and controlling comes with his job. But, according to Marlowe, the Geis has rattled his head and he has gone soft. However, I think he is starting to realize that what was important to him, like power, has been taken down a notch. Like he said, the geis cleared his head.I feel like his (almost) rekindled relationship with Dory and his initmate relationship with Cassie has helped him change and feel a bit more human again. He also admitted that he wouldnt sacrifice everything for power anymore. The conversation between Marlowe and Mircea was quite interesting.  ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 21, 2010, 08:33:16 am
I agree, lilliana!

.... but I'm still TEAM PRITKIN!!!!!  :-LOVE
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 21, 2010, 08:37:18 am
 LOL  You crack me up Kate.

I'm totally Team Pritken too, but I have a soft side for Mircea.  :D  

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on January 21, 2010, 08:50:29 am
Totally Team Pritkin. And I prefer Mircea in the Daddy role.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on January 22, 2010, 08:55:31 am
Thanks Pendle... I knew I wasn't alone in that opinion...  :D I'd love to see Mircea getting a bit more... 'human' but I think the Consul wouldn't see that as a good option or even an option....
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on January 22, 2010, 10:50:30 am
I still like Tomas...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on January 22, 2010, 11:17:17 am
Well, I do like Tomas but...he has his own priorities and agenda.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on January 22, 2010, 11:32:16 am
True.  Maybe I need to read the last Cassie one...Still haven't read that but glommed both Dorina ones :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 22, 2010, 11:43:33 am
I have to admit that I really don't care for Tomas.  :-whistle Dunno why.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on January 22, 2010, 12:37:32 pm
*Stage whispers.* "I think Kate's got Pritkin on the brain."
LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 22, 2010, 12:44:13 pm
LOL it's not that. I'd shout that one from the rooftops. I think Mircea is sexy as heck, but I would prefer Cassie with Pritkin. But I don't even find Tomas sexy. I find him whiny and annoying. But different strokes. ;) E can have Tomas, I'll cozy up to this crazy war-mage over here.  :-whistle
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: e_booklover on January 22, 2010, 02:22:44 pm
Why thank you Kate ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on January 22, 2010, 08:22:19 pm
I'm Team Pritkin too... Kate, you need to share  :-'  ;)

I think the problem with Mircea is he's been manipulating Cassie since she was a little girl and I still get the "little girl crush" vibe, which is creepy. Cassie meets Pritkin when they are both adults and that definitely changes the tone of their relationship.

 I would like to see Mircea with a HEA, but not Cassie. He needs someone who challenges him from day 1, like Dorrina's mother did
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on January 22, 2010, 08:29:18 pm
I agree completely on Mircea, Art.

Regarding the sharing of Pritkin.... hm.... Well, I guess if I can have Tybalt from Rosemary and Rue on alternate days, you can have Pritkin then... LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Howl~n~Growl on January 23, 2010, 05:32:39 pm
HEY everyone Karen is putting up a Short story from Pritkins POV on March 31st. Check out her site for more details. It's awesome!

www.karenchance.com

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on January 23, 2010, 06:09:55 pm

Regarding the sharing of Pritkin.... hm.... Well, I guess if I can have Tybalt from Rosemary and Rue on alternate days, you can have Pritkin then... LOL

Lol, sounds good. Or we can switch every week  ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on January 24, 2010, 06:46:28 am
Simmer down now ladies...  LOL  There are others who would like a piece too.  >D

I think Cassie has been been a challenge for Mircea. She's tempermental and stubborn. She doesnt listen and do exactly what Mircea wants her to do or anyone else for that matter. But, I agree, Pritken and Cassie would be better together.  ;) Of course, I wonder if Pritken can have sex without taking Cassie's life?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on February 04, 2010, 02:26:20 pm
ahem... we need to figure a sharing program for Pritkin (as long as he is free... well... If and when he ends up with Cassie I will give up on the claim.... >D)
For now I am Team Pritkin.... and though Cassie does seem to infuriate Mircea and disobey and all that.... I just.... well... I can't see Mircea as anything else now but Dorrie's dad.... and... oh heck.... I hope he gets his HEA but Cassie should be with Pritkin.... bOuNcY

(Kate how about I get Pritkin on sundays?  O))
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on February 04, 2010, 07:29:07 pm
Oh, fine. You can have Pritkin on Sundays. But we really should set a rest day for him. Even sexy war mages need some sleep.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on February 05, 2010, 04:14:57 am
 LOL LOL LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on February 05, 2010, 09:34:55 am
Oh dear. LOL

I agree, Pritken and Cassie would be better together.  ;) Of course, I wonder if Pritken can have sex without taking Cassie's life?

Well he has some degree of control over his power, but would that be enough? He wasn't so scared of his power before he accidentally killed his wife.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on February 09, 2010, 12:33:57 pm
There are two character portraits up on Karen Chance's blog. www.karenchance.com/news.html
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on February 09, 2010, 12:40:20 pm
I find those two much more on-target than the Pritkin one.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on February 09, 2010, 12:45:05 pm
I agree.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on February 09, 2010, 02:17:33 pm
I agree too. Those pics are really good.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on February 13, 2010, 07:03:15 am
Tomas's portrait is on the blog. Not sure about this one either.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on February 13, 2010, 07:18:23 am
Not how I imagine him at all. 
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Piper on February 13, 2010, 07:20:05 am
Not how I imagine him at all.  


Ditto! Doesn't fit my minds eye at all.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on February 13, 2010, 08:56:23 am
His face is okay; I wouldn't call it a complete miss... but doesn't Tomas have super-long hair in the books? ???
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on February 13, 2010, 09:19:32 am
Yes, hair down to his butt.  LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on February 22, 2010, 08:25:45 am
Kit Marlowe short. http://www.karenchance.com/news.html
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Piper on February 22, 2010, 08:42:55 am
Not how I pictured Kit at all. :-\
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: MinnChica on February 22, 2010, 11:39:56 am
Me either... not by a LONG shot..  :-\
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on February 22, 2010, 02:41:50 pm
 :o Who the heck is that? This is NOT Kit Marlowe. No way. I think I will stick with the Kit in my head.  ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on February 22, 2010, 04:09:01 pm
Me either, but I have to admit that I'm stuck on the Kit Marlow from Shakespeare in Love. Can't find a pic of him in the movie (sigh), but here's a picture off of his IMDB page. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2631768320/nm0000391 Of course, he recently had terrible plastic surgery... so I'm thinking of him before that.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on February 23, 2010, 04:54:57 am
He's good looking and I can see why you would choose him - I love the movie Shakespeare in Love and I remember him.

The person who most resembles Kit in my opinion is Orlando Bloom - I think this picture best describes the Kit in my head:

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3886389248/nm0089217 (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3886389248/nm0089217)

He has the shoulder legnth, dark brown, (somewhat) curly hair with the goatee.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on February 23, 2010, 12:30:09 pm
Physically, I can see Orly in the part. But he lacks the age and treachery of Rupert.  :-whistle
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on March 02, 2010, 12:56:31 pm
Cassie and Billy have a photo in the gallery now.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on March 02, 2010, 02:13:53 pm
That is definitely Cassie. I've seen another picture of her that looked similar. Very pretty. And I do like Billy. I never could imagine him.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 02, 2010, 04:01:34 pm
I like Cassie, but I see her as slightly less sex-kitten-y (although, with all she gets up to in the books, I'm not sure WHY! :P) And Billy I saw as a little bit portly, for some reason, and the guy in the pic looks kind of skinny. But I don't think he's ever described as portly, I think I just decided that for some reason! LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on March 03, 2010, 10:08:55 am
It's hard to lose your own made up image.

Though the Cassie portrait reminds me of someone I know, and I just can't compare the two.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on March 12, 2010, 03:45:58 pm
Mircea gets the portrait treatment. And it's the best guy photo.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on March 13, 2010, 06:43:03 am
Well, I don't know. Obviously I had someone else pictured in my head. I could almost imagine him as Tomas - he just looks a little young. Wasn't Mircea changed in his thirties? And what is up with the caterpillar eyebrows!  LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on March 13, 2010, 07:17:23 am
It's the better of the bunch. It seems we're happy with girls (because who cares what they look like? :P), but not so happy with the boys. But, your right liliana it could pass for Tomas.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 13, 2010, 08:50:12 am
I can sort of see the Tomas angle to it, but I think I like it. I did picture him as slightly older as well, but I like this one. :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on March 13, 2010, 09:05:25 am
It is definitely the best guy pic of all of them. The more I look at it, the more I like it.  :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on March 24, 2010, 04:15:29 am
KC's website has announced that Mircea's short story comes out in September. Even though I'm Team Pritken, I adore Mircea.  :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on March 28, 2010, 12:50:18 pm
The Pritkin short is coming up soon. What is everyone hoping for?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 28, 2010, 04:10:55 pm
Nakedness. Hawt nakedness.  >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on March 28, 2010, 09:08:52 pm
Considering what he is that's almost a definite  ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on March 29, 2010, 02:36:06 am
Nakedness. Hawt nakedness.  >D

Mind. Gutter.

LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on March 29, 2010, 04:47:01 am
Nakedness. Hawt nakedness.  >D

I'm not ashamed to agree! Lots and lots of nudity will be just fine with me!  LOL >D :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: charmed on March 29, 2010, 01:55:55 pm
Ahem, ladies (and I use that term loosely :P ) Let's confine our nudity to the Naughty Corner please? Thank you :)  O)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 29, 2010, 02:24:49 pm
Have you READ the Cassie books? I think Karen Chance's thread IS the Naughty Corner! **flees Charmed's war-axe**
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: charmed on March 29, 2010, 02:36:56 pm
Have you READ the Cassie books?

Just the first two, they were meh.  :-'
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 29, 2010, 05:12:49 pm
LOL that's fine. Different strokes for different folks. I even disagree outright with Maz on one particular series that she loves and I hate. ;) But generally speaking, Karen Chance's stuff is NAUGHTY. And we likez it that way. >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Piper on March 29, 2010, 05:25:00 pm
I'm with you there Kate!! >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on March 29, 2010, 05:25:46 pm
I really like her short stories. The Lia de Croissets series is fun. Her werewolf boyfriend wants to protect her, but she is a fully trained war mage and can't let him.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: charmed on March 29, 2010, 05:47:39 pm
Janilee, I've read 2 of those short stories and enjoyed them. Are there more?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on March 29, 2010, 06:26:36 pm
I believe there are three. 1st when he follows her to Las Vegas. 2nd when her students try to kill her on the orders of a traitor. Third when he is captured during some were politics.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: charmed on March 29, 2010, 06:27:48 pm
I haven't read that last one, where would I find it?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on March 29, 2010, 06:28:36 pm
Is that the one that's in Inked? Anthology
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on March 29, 2010, 06:30:29 pm
Yes, the third is in Inked.

Do you know how hard it is to give a short story plot without giving anything away?  9)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: charmed on March 29, 2010, 06:32:05 pm
LOL Janilee, that IS a problem. Thanks ladies, I'll look for "Inked".
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on March 30, 2010, 12:18:36 am
I haven't read any of her free short storie yet. I have to dig them up one of these days.

Charmed- Cassie's story is meh for me too (except for Pritkin) but I really enjoy Dorina's stories, you should try them.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on March 30, 2010, 03:27:36 am
I'm with Kate and 3gm!  >D

Artangel - The only short story available right now on KC's page is Toma's story, Day of the Dead. She will be posting 3 more short stories this year. Pritkin's short story comes out March 31st.  :-LOVE
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on March 31, 2010, 06:32:44 am
The first two chapters of Shadowland are up.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Shipa on April 08, 2010, 07:45:22 pm
Charmed- Cassie's story is meh for me too (except for Pritkin) but I really enjoy Dorina's stories, you should try them.

Bea, I second this. I think you'll like the Dorina books. Dory and Lia are more appealing characters than Cassie. And once you know how Dorina and Cassie's timelines overlap, it's fun go back and track down how/where the two stories are referring to the same event/issue. Me likey.  ;D

Read a the four chapters of Shadowland. Hope the rest gets posted soon!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on April 19, 2010, 12:24:02 pm
So...Shadowland got pulled. :-\

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: esiders on April 19, 2010, 02:00:22 pm
I'm glad she pulled "Shadowlands".  I tried to read it last week and found the story confusing and weird...couldn't get through the first two chapters.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: charmed on April 19, 2010, 02:53:34 pm
I finally got my hands on "Inked" and really enjoyed it. I like Lia and Cyrus as a couple and I like Sebastian too.

I do have one complaint. I don't recall Chance doing any foreshadowing in the earlier stories about Lia being a "real" Were. She made it seem as if Lia were human, biologically at least. I don't care one way or the other about Lia being Were, I just wish it hadn't come out of the blue. One good thing though, she didn't drag out that storyline endlessly. Overall, I really liked it.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on April 19, 2010, 03:52:17 pm
In the first story there was a certain amount of the foreshadowing. The kidnapped niece of Cyrus thought she was a were based upon smell.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: charmed on April 19, 2010, 04:28:27 pm
Ah, ok. I don't actually own that one, just the second one. Thanks :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on April 20, 2010, 03:07:36 am
I'm glad she pulled "Shadowlands".  I tried to read it last week and found the story confusing and weird...couldn't get through the first two chapters.

Yep, I agree. I couldn't get into it.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on April 20, 2010, 07:34:36 am
I'm glad she pulled "Shadowlands".  I tried to read it last week and found the story confusing and weird...couldn't get through the first two chapters.
Yep, I agree. I couldn't get into it.

I'm in two minds, yes the author shouldn't put something out to the audience she isn't completely happy with. And Shadowland was jumpy, but I got through it and only had the epilogue to go. Bit miffed about that. :-\

On the brightside, she is re-writing it. :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on April 20, 2010, 07:39:43 am
WANT. PRITKIN. STORY.  ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Jazz on April 20, 2010, 09:41:11 pm
I agree, that'd be awesome! He's my favorite character in the Palmer series. I'm quite fond of Luis-Caesar in the Dorina series too :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on May 14, 2010, 10:26:47 am
Kit Marlowe's free short is up. It's not Pritken -- but its pretty good. Enjoy!  :)

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/14755 (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/14755)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Addicted Gamer on May 19, 2010, 01:31:40 am
Oh I just LURV Dorina. Her conversations with daddy dearest and Kit Marlowe are a blast.
"Mages, such liars" LOL I also like Radu, he's sweet...kind of

Or Lia and Cyrus, in almost all their short stories they end up in the infirmary a lot LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on May 23, 2010, 05:45:57 pm
Just finished Touch the Dark. I had only read her short stories until now. I like the world she has created. Until I read this book I had not realized it was a uniform world and was being told via several points of view.
 
8)

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Letitia on June 15, 2010, 09:11:48 am
The next three just continue to get better, Janilee! Love Cassie & Mircea & Pritkin! If you've read the short in On the Prowl, those characters - Claire and Heidar - are in the Dorina Basarab series. Love Dory and Louis-Cesare, as well!  :D


A Mircea short story is forthcoming on Chance's site! Titled Masks. Curious what it'll be about. (link (http://www.karenchance.com/freebies_short_stories.html))
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on June 15, 2010, 09:15:57 am
A Mircea short story is forthcoming on Chance's site! Titled Masks. Curious what it'll be about. (link (http://www.karenchance.com/freebies_short_stories.html))

Could be a while yet. The Masks cover was moved when Mircea got a new portrait in the gallery.

I want the Pritkin short!! :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Australian Emm on June 15, 2010, 01:40:50 pm
CAN'T WAIT FOR MASKS
Although Pritkin is kick ass, I much perfer Mircea, so bring on the awesomeness.... bOuNcY bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on June 16, 2010, 02:41:28 am
Sacrilege! :o
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Letitia on June 16, 2010, 04:03:51 am
 LOL I prefer both... I can't pick.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on June 16, 2010, 04:22:25 am
I with you, Letitia. They both have different personalities and are oh so very yummy -- poor Cassie, whatever will she do.  :D I guess I'll just take the one she doesn't choose.  >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Australian Emm on June 16, 2010, 11:09:26 pm
That was only if I had to pick a sides, and Mage vs. Vampire, well vamps win hands down! But, with pictures recently placed on-line. Pritkin is much nicer looking in that sense :-)
BUT
My total fav, and one and only love

RAFE!
So lovely!
Deadly hope she makes a pic of him. And continues with him in the books  :-LOVE
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Letitia on July 06, 2010, 10:20:09 am
Cassie #5 has a release date now - June 2011.  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on July 06, 2010, 10:23:50 am
NIIIIIICE! It may be far away but a month/date is better than nothing. I'm excited!!!!  bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on July 06, 2010, 11:46:32 am
I saw that, but it's so far away.

I can wait for Cassie though. I suppose Dory's third book will have been pushed back with the schedule re-shuffle. That's harder to wait for :-'.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on July 06, 2010, 03:35:04 pm
Ditto...  :-' I want more Dory!!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Letitia on July 07, 2010, 04:42:59 am
At the moment, I'm more excited for another Cassie book. Dory's ended on such a happy note with Louis-Cesare that's it easier to wait. That and I really want to know where things go between Cassie, Mircea, and Pritkin.  ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on July 07, 2010, 04:59:53 am
Death's Mistress did have a very nice ending... *sigh* Louis-Cesare  :-LOVE :-LOVE :-LOVE
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on July 07, 2010, 05:35:22 am
At the moment, I'm more excited for another Cassie book. Dory's ended on such a happy note with Louis-Cesare that's it easier to wait. That and I really want to know where things go between Cassie, Mircea, and Pritkin.  ;D

What Letitia said!!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on July 07, 2010, 08:34:30 am
The wait may not be as long as I first thought.

Quote
Dory Antho

Athena – I noticed that you’ve mentioned a couple of times now that Dory is having an anthology released in 2011. My question for you; is the story set after DM or Dory 3 or is it set in a different time period altogether?

Karen Chance – In Vino Veritas is se just after Death’s Mistress (about two days later). Hope you have fun with it!

Quote
Cover Art

Karen Chance - As I've said before, the images weren't meant to force anyone to see the characters in a particular way. They were designed as covers for the short stories I have written that will be appearing on the web page. The one of Dory is for "In Vino Veritas," a short which will be out in an anthology in 2011, and which my contract with the publisher allows me subsequently to post here for free.

Quotes taken from Karen Chance’s Forum.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Australian Emm on September 02, 2010, 03:28:41 pm
So... FIRST TWO CHAPTERS OF CASSIE 5TH IS UP  bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY

Hunt the Moon

And heres the link

http://www.karenchance.com/books_huntthemoon.html

Looks ACE!

JUNE 2011, why must you be so far away?

I hope she puts up the short stories soon...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on September 02, 2010, 03:38:26 pm
Thank you Emm!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Letitia on September 03, 2010, 03:54:39 am
A title and the first two chapters?! Awesome! bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on September 03, 2010, 03:59:18 am
OMG, OMG, OMG!  I want MOOOOOOOORE!  bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Raven on September 04, 2010, 11:12:42 am
What a roller coaster ride!  Spectacular.  This is turning out to be one of my all time favorite series.
I love Mircea, but when it comes to Cassie all the chemistry is with Pritkin.  Volatile, heart stopping & yummy!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on September 04, 2010, 06:43:54 pm
Aaarrrggghhhhh, since the book isn't coming out till the middle of next year, I'm trying to not read the chapters....  :-' :-' :-'
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on September 07, 2010, 04:11:13 am
I know, Kate. By the time book 5 comes out, it will have been 2 years since CTD was released. 2 YEARS! I needed a Pritken fix, so I read the chapters and now I'm thinking maybe I should do another re-read of the series.  :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on September 08, 2010, 01:34:48 am
I read the chapters and I'm dying to get my hands on the book. *sobs*
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on September 08, 2010, 05:51:34 am
See.... this is why I'm afraid to read the chapters!  LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on September 08, 2010, 06:26:39 am
It did help for small period of time but then afterwards you think this is not out till June!!!!!!!!!!!! :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on September 08, 2010, 06:36:50 am
*Groans*  June 2011............  :-'
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Letitia on September 09, 2010, 04:02:58 am
I guess I must enjoy the torture... Because I am always looking for those snippets and previews. For all my favorite authors.  ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on September 09, 2010, 07:36:35 am
Me to Letitia. Great chapters.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on September 09, 2010, 07:46:34 am
Mmmmm... Neked Pritken  >D :-whistle
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on September 09, 2010, 07:56:31 am
LOL

Cassie and Pritkin nekkid together. Not exactly the scene I imagined... :-whistle
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on September 09, 2010, 08:46:53 am
AAwwww, crap. I read the black bars of doom. Now I'm totally going to cave and read the preview chapters.  ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Piper on September 09, 2010, 08:52:25 am
AAwwww, crap. I read the black bars of doom. Now I'm totally going to cave and read the preview chapters.  ;D


Ditto!! I caved!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on September 09, 2010, 10:45:40 am
 LOL Me too... Those are two good chapters!

It really kills me that vampires get creeped out when they guard her.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on September 09, 2010, 05:31:22 pm
WHY? WHY? WHY? did I read it??

It was soooo gooooooooood..... and then I got to the "JUNE 2011" bit and I wanted to cry.

At this rate, I may get nekkid Tybalt before I get smexy Pritkin.  :-'
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Australian Emm on September 10, 2010, 12:21:48 am
Oh its ACE delightful!!!!

But the time!

Would work so much better if it was published in Feb, everything is published in Feb

But still..... swoon!

I just hope Rafe is in this book  :-LOVE, Pritkin and Mircea anti got nothing on Rafe  LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on September 10, 2010, 02:30:29 am
WHY? WHY? WHY? did I read it??

It was soooo gooooooooood..... and then I got to the "JUNE 2011" bit and I wanted to cry.

At this rate, I may get nekkid Tybalt before I get smexy Pritkin.  :-'

LOL Well we got nekked Curran this year which helps :P but I got a feeling we will see a nekked Pritkin soon than Tybalt that plot point is going to take a long while methinks :(

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on September 10, 2010, 05:34:34 am
We've had nekked Pritkin. I want Pritkin nekked and doing stuff.  >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on September 10, 2010, 05:35:47 am
Yes yes yes. Me too!  >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on September 10, 2010, 06:30:43 am
But we didn't have nekked Pritkin and nekked Cassie in the same room and proximity right? *Wracking my brains* I would remember that!

That's different right? :D Yeah I know I am grasping at straws :P LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on September 10, 2010, 07:21:36 am
Hm. Now that you mention it, none of those HAWT Cassie/Pritkin scenes have included full nudity on both parts. ??? Impressive writing on Chance's part. ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on September 10, 2010, 11:00:08 am
I know! How is it when you have a couple you SO want to get together - ARE naked but nothing really happens :D LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: CheeseBK on September 13, 2010, 07:51:27 am
But we didn't have nekked Pritkin and nekked Cassie in the same room and proximity right? *Wracking my brains* I would remember that!

That's different right? :D Yeah I know I am grasping at straws :P LOL

I am too!!! god, can't  wait for this book. btw, you might want to put the naked part under spoiler tags?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on September 13, 2010, 09:15:38 am
Cheese, I think the naked stuff all refers to stuff from previous books, and wild speculation/wishful thinking for the next book. :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on September 13, 2010, 11:00:26 am
Yup! ;) Although it does look like we are getting the nekked treatment again in the next book!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on October 04, 2010, 10:51:04 am
More portraits up (http://www.karenchance.com/freebies.html)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Letitia on October 04, 2010, 10:54:10 am
Louis is lookin' pretty cute! :-LOVE
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Australian Emm on October 04, 2010, 10:02:44 pm
Yes and no, I had to search and check the name to work out who it was... But they're really good! I really like her images. I hope she does Radu and Rafe, and appearently she'd really like to. That would be ACE
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on October 05, 2010, 04:17:32 am
Eh, definitely do not like Dorina (she will always be the cover model for me) and LC doesn't fit my image of him. He's cute but a little too pretty.


Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Letitia on October 05, 2010, 08:37:55 am
Yeah, he's not how I imagine him - but he's cute. The hair is right. Pritkin's is really close. Dory's is WAY off. I'm sorry, but Dory's portait is just not at all attractive to me.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on October 05, 2010, 12:37:45 pm
I agree about Dory. Just... wrong. Louis Cesare is not how I pictured him, but I could see him that way. I still think Pritkin is too skinny. 9)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on October 09, 2010, 07:26:21 pm
I loke most of them but not Dorina... the character on her book covers are way better!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Australian Emm on November 04, 2010, 06:40:47 pm
OHHHH! Cover Arts is Up! Well sorta, appearently its gone from her site now...
 Luckily...

(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af209/BeebeeH47/hunt_the_moon.jpg)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on November 04, 2010, 06:41:30 pm
Cute!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on November 05, 2010, 03:49:49 am
 :-LOVE :-LOVE :-LOVE IT! I want this book soooo bad!  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Letitia on November 05, 2010, 04:51:13 am
Looks like the same model as the last cover. I like it! Can't wait for this book!  :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on November 05, 2010, 09:14:46 am
Brrr...but I like it. :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on November 06, 2010, 05:28:57 pm
Yes, yes. Nice cover. Whatevs. The important question is...

WHEN DO WE GET MORE NEKKED PRITKIN?? ??
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on November 06, 2010, 05:30:14 pm
WHEN DO WE GET MORE NEKKED PRITKIN?? ??

Poor man would be completely blue, if it were up to you all to keep him dressed!  :P
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on November 06, 2010, 05:31:26 pm
He's a war mage. Surely he has SOME way to keep him warm. What? He doesn't? Well, then, I guess I'll just have to keep him warm.  :-whistle
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Australian Emm on November 06, 2010, 06:43:24 pm
I still frown at all this Priktin love. The man is not a nice guy! He doesn't even act nice, at least Mircea (heart bless the lying mastermind) acts like a nice guy, and looks nicer and smiles more, I've never one-sided when it comes to this discussion
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on November 07, 2010, 09:35:41 am
WHEN DO WE GET MORE NEKKED PRITKIN?? ??

Poor man would be completely blue, if it were up to you all to keep him dressed!  :P

 ;D That really struck my funny bone... blue? Pritkin? Not much chance of that  O)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on November 08, 2010, 05:17:19 am
WHEN DO WE GET MORE NEKKED PRITKIN?? ??

Poor man would be completely blue, if it were up to you all to keep him dressed!  :P

 ;D That really struck my funny bone... blue? Pritkin? Not much chance of that  O)

Bahahaha  LOL Yeah, I don't see Pritkin ever having a problem being cold.  :-whistle
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on November 18, 2010, 12:29:09 pm
I still frown at all this Priktin love. The man is not a nice guy! He doesn't even act nice, at least Mircea (heart bless the lying mastermind) acts like a nice guy, and looks nicer and smiles more, I've never one-sided when it comes to this discussion
Well, there's a large contingent of us who prefer our men up-front and dead-honest, even if that means that he's prickly. Mircea, on the other hand... I just don't fancy a man whom I have to analyze everything he says to figure out if it's really the truth or some twisted version thereof that he's using to get what he wants. That's just my take on it.

Although I have a little more sympathy for Mircea after reading the Dorina books.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Letitia on November 19, 2010, 07:55:02 am
Well, there's a large contingent of us who prefer our men up-front and dead-honest, even if that means that he's prickly.

Huh. Well said. Separates the men from the boys, yeah? LOL

I do fancy Mircea too, but you know what you're getting with Pritkin. He won't BS.

I have no idea why everything I had to say came out... Accented?  9)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on November 19, 2010, 07:27:14 pm
It's the Pritkin-effect, Letitia. ;)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: lilliana on November 22, 2010, 04:38:57 am
 LOL  LOL

Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on November 22, 2010, 05:18:17 am
It's the Pritkin-effect, Letitia. ;)

And he is more potent than the Lynx/AXE?? US version? Effect ;D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Kate on November 22, 2010, 11:04:45 am
It's the Pritkin-effect, Letitia. ;)

And he is more potent than the Lynx/AXE?? US version? Effect ;D
Yes, he is. Also, significantly less stinky.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on November 22, 2010, 12:09:44 pm
Oh yes he is - he's full of Manmage :D

I gotta stop with the bad puuuuns :S
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Shadow on December 30, 2010, 10:06:16 am
Has anyone heard anything lately about the next book? I keep checking her webpage but it's not updated and the Forum has been removed.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on December 30, 2010, 11:10:19 am
I think the next book is scheduled out in June of next year - it had to be pushed back because Karen was dealing with real life issues. No idea of when the next Dory book will be out though.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Shadow on December 30, 2010, 01:50:00 pm
Thanks Has. I knew it had been pushed back, just wasn't sure how far. It's nice though, that she tried posting shorts to hold everyone over.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on March 02, 2011, 11:46:32 am
Guys - I had an interesting email just now :D

Cassie number 5 - aka as Hunt the Moon will be out this June and will be the longest book yet. Over 140000 words to be exact - it will also answer questions and deals with Cassie's feelings for Mircea - here is the blurb.

Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you'd think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn't work that way when your new job description is Pythia — the world's chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea.

But someone doesn't want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens—including attacking her mother before Cassie is even born.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on March 05, 2011, 03:38:34 am
So it's just another normal day for Cassie then? LOL

And Karen Chance stories are like buses, you don't get one for ages then two come along at once. ;D

Chicks Kick Butt Anthology out on the 7th June:-

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Chicks are awesome--and never more so than when they are kicking some serious vampire/werewolf/demon/monster butt.

Chicks Kick Butt is an anthology that features one of the best things about the urban fantasy genre: strong, independent, and intelligent heroines who are quite capable of solving their own problems and slaying their own dragons (or demons, as the case may be).

Our story, "In Vino Veritas," features Dorina Basarab shortly after the events of Death's Mistress.  Ray, the somewhat mentally-challenged vampire, is in need of help yet again. To get him out, and to save herself, Dory will need to prove that she can kick butt in a totally new way--while drunk off her ass

I :-LOVE Dory, she's insane!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on March 08, 2011, 06:56:29 pm
 LOL She's insane enough sober, I'm curious to know how hard I'll laugh when she's drunk!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on March 09, 2011, 03:33:48 am
Well if it's anything like the fey wine... :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on April 20, 2011, 03:33:20 am
Karen has answered some questions at her facebook fanpage. I think you can view them if you dont have a facebook account.

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=114642458616877
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on May 07, 2011, 11:50:12 am
Part 2 of the Q&A at Karen's Facebook page!
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=116537678427355
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Piper on May 07, 2011, 05:47:17 pm
Thank you, Has!!!  :-*
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on May 16, 2011, 09:34:58 am
3rd Q&A (http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-cassandra-palmer-series-by-karen-chance/third-qa-with-karen-chance-is-posted/119771798103943)

Just her bodyguard? Really?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on May 24, 2011, 03:12:48 am
Book Lovers Inc has an interview with Karen - some interesting answers!
http://www.bookloversinc.com/2011/05/interview-author-karen-chance.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on June 04, 2011, 03:27:10 am
4th Q&A (http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-cassandra-palmer-series-by-karen-chance/fourth-qa-with-karen-chance-is-posted/122911097790013)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Shadow on June 08, 2011, 07:34:37 am
This is one of those 'Gimme, gimme!' series. I have to say though, I am very much more of a Pritkin fan than anything else! Yum!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on June 10, 2011, 08:23:42 am
Me too! But there's a good chance that Mircea might kill him. Providing Pritkin can get out of Hell first.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Shadow on June 15, 2011, 06:12:30 am
Just finished HTM, and OMFG.
Another year or so for the next? I'm not gonna make it!  :-'

If Pritkin doesn't get out of hell, I'ma be MIFFED. <3 Pritkin. And he showed TONS of friggin' growth this book. and I REALLY would prefer him and Cassie. M was very manipulative this book, regardless of how scared he was. 

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Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 15, 2011, 06:51:13 am
Totally agree there... Team Pritkin here....  >D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: esiders on June 15, 2011, 08:43:27 am
Gah...I looked at the black bars!!! 

I'm re-reading the series before I read the new book...and I'm only on book two!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Siren on June 26, 2011, 11:33:02 am
Just finished HTM, and OMFG.
Another year or so for the next? I'm not gonna make it!  :-'

If Pritkin doesn't get out of hell, I'ma be MIFFED. <3 Pritkin. And he showed TONS of friggin' growth this book. and I REALLY would prefer him and Cassie. M was very manipulative this book, regardless of how scared he was. 

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Ditto!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Cerulean on June 28, 2011, 12:52:57 pm
I think it's a given that Pritkin will get out of hell. It would be a huge blow to the series otherwise. I think his father will see that Cassie is a demigoddess and given that Pritkin risked everything to save her - and vice versa - he'll bank on letting Pritkin go in the hopes he'll hook up with Cassie. It's the closest the father (can't remember his name) will have come to his goals in centuries.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: esiders on June 29, 2011, 11:08:16 am
CERULEAN - I totally agree. I wouldn't be surprised if Lord Roisier sets Pritkin free only under the condition that he and Cassie produce a demigod-incubus baby!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on June 29, 2011, 01:19:22 pm
 LOL I can almost imagine Mircea's face at that kind of news...  :o  >D never mind Cassie and Pritkin, Mircea would have a heart attack before all (no pun intended  9) ) hell breaks loose.... O)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on July 02, 2011, 01:10:31 pm
I think it's a given that Pritkin will get out of hell. It would be a huge blow to the series otherwise. I think his father will see that Cassie is a demigoddess and given that Pritkin risked everything to save her - and vice versa - he'll bank on letting Pritkin go in the hopes he'll hook up with Cassie. It's the closest the father (can't remember his name) will have come to his goals in centuries.

Good idea!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on July 02, 2011, 01:26:04 pm
But there's an interesting answer in the seventh Q&A. (http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-cassandra-palmer-series-by-karen-chance/seventh-qa-with-karen-chance-posted/131228280291628)

Also,

the sixth Q&A. (http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-cassandra-palmer-series-by-karen-chance/sixth-qa-with-karen-chance-posted/127869453960844)

and the fifth Q&A. (http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-cassandra-palmer-series-by-karen-chance/fifth-qa-with-karen-chance-posted/125836590830797)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: simplyme on July 03, 2011, 01:42:30 pm
While I love Mircea, I really do hope Cassie ends up with Pritkin...
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Shadow on July 05, 2011, 02:17:58 pm
Anyone ever hear what happened to the shorts she was supposed to give us? Or why she took the forum down on her site?
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on July 07, 2011, 12:41:00 pm
They keep saying the shorts are coming soon, but they've been saying that since last August. She took the Pritkin short down last March (2010) because she wasn't happy with it. Fair enough really.

As to the forum, I have no idea.

I'd like to know when the next Dory book is coming out. I'm presuming next year. I prefer Dory to Cassie, but the Cassie books have got a lot better as the series progresses. :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: white_unicorn on July 09, 2011, 12:54:54 pm
re-reading Dory's books and I do agree, in certain ways i do prefer her pov..... >D though I admit I prefer Pritkin to Louis-Cesar O).....

but i have a question which is spoiler-ish when in Midnight's Daughter Mircea says Vlad was hurting the ones Mircea loved everytime he escaped.... did he finally decide it was enough because of the timing Cassie being with him and him saying he loved her or because Dorina had suffered enough already?

And the whole "Protect Cassie" thing is it because he had lost Elena half a millenia before? :-whistle  will go to bed now.... O)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on July 16, 2011, 09:17:17 am
I just picked up the anthology "Chicks kick butt" and it has a Dory story!!! It was fun  :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on September 05, 2011, 09:23:28 am
A Family Affair is online for free http://www.karenchance.com/freebies.html
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on October 29, 2011, 02:56:30 pm
Deleted scene from Death's Mistress. (http://www.karenchance.com/freebies_deletedscenesdm.html) :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: ArtAngel on October 29, 2011, 05:35:43 pm
 bOuNcY  bOuNcY  bOuNcY

More Dory!!!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on October 30, 2011, 12:28:46 am
That was fun. Love the food! :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: bookworm on February 05, 2012, 08:51:16 pm
I think it's a given that Pritkin will get out of hell. It would be a huge blow to the series otherwise. I think his father will see that Cassie is a demigoddess and given that Pritkin risked everything to save her - and vice versa - he'll bank on letting Pritkin go in the hopes he'll hook up with Cassie. It's the closest the father (can't remember his name) will have come to his goals in centuries.

I just finished HtM, and I gotta say I'm rooting fora similar situation. As someone else said, I'm going to be SERIOUSLY miffed if Pritkin leaves the series, even for just the length of a book (though that's unlikely, since Cassie was pretty clearly off to save him in the last words of HtM), because he has rapidly turned into one of my favorite characters. I totally root for Pritkin with Cassie, too, though a lot of things would have to change for it to really work, and I can see her staying with Mircea, too, should things change there instead. They are poised to, potentially.

You know, it's funny, though they are the same character, you see different sides of Mircea in the two series, so much so that I find I like him a lot better in Dory's books than Cassie's (though I don't particularly dislike him there). Some of it is just his different relationships with the two girls (I'm looking forward to Cassie figuring out that Dory's the one in the photo album), and maybe it's that we see more of his motivations in the Dory books. That and I think he's actually a little less protective of Dory in the stifling ways because he has more faith in her ability to protect herself (though his opinion on that with Cassie may have just undergone a change :D).

Also ... it's going to be a long hard wait for the next Cassie book!  :-' Thought I'd mention that in a sympathetic forum!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Has on February 06, 2012, 08:38:24 am
I saw Goodreads slated this for 2012 but I think its 2013 with Dory's book later in the Fall. I agree it will be a long wait but it beats out the dry two year spell of the previous book that we had to wait for!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on April 28, 2012, 02:22:27 pm
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3866/skissg.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/skissg.jpg/)

And the first two chapters can be found here. (http://www.karenchance.com/books_furyskiss.html)

I've been waiting way too long for this!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on April 29, 2012, 03:22:29 am
 :D O.K., that was fun. Louis-Ceasar may need a lot of time to recover from that rescue. LOL
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on April 29, 2012, 06:53:12 am
LOL

It's good to see Dory's vampire half, I've always wondered what happens when she blacks out. I imagined it to be mindless.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on April 29, 2012, 07:19:07 am
I hadn't thought about it.

That ending wail that He Never Listens sounds so childlike. I had not thought much about how the suppressed half would feel.
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Pendle on April 30, 2012, 02:47:55 am
That's got to be a dig at Mircea. :D
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on April 30, 2012, 02:57:55 am
 :D Yup!
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on November 30, 2012, 11:18:45 am
New free short story. http://www.karenchance.com/shadowland.html
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Varg on November 30, 2012, 11:27:01 am
thanks :)
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on March 05, 2014, 10:25:12 pm
Excerpt from Reap the Wind.

http://www.karenchance.com/books_rtw_preview.html
Title: Re: Karen Chance
Post by: Janilee on September 21, 2018, 09:09:02 pm
Finished the latest Dory short story. She gets to meet a crazy warmage named Pritkin. bOuNcY