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Adrian Phoenix
« on: October 14, 2008, 11:38:51 am »
This was the up for the October book discussion on Kelley's Armstrong forum. I have to say this book was excellent. Here is a synopsis of the book A Rush of Wings.

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HIS NAME IS DANTE.

Dark. Talented. Beautiful.  Star of the rock
band Inferno.  Rumored owner of the hot New
Orleans nightspot called Club Hell. Born of the
Blood, then broken by an evil beyond
imagination.

HIS PAST IS A MYSTERY.

FBI Special Agent Heather Wallace has been
tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as
the Cross Country Killer...and the trail has led
her to New Orleans, Club  Hell, and Dante.  But
the dangerously attractive musician not only
resists her investigation, he claims to be
nightkind: in other words, a vampire. Digging
into his past for answers reveals little.  A
juvenile record a mile long.  No social security
number. No known birth date.  In and out of
foster homes for most of his life before being
taken in by a man named Lucien De Noir, who
appears to guard mysteries of his own.

HIS FUTURE IS CHAOS.

What Heather does know about Dante is that
something links him to the killer -- and she's
pretty sure that link makes him the CCK's next
target.  Heather must unravel the truth behind
this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young
man -- who, she begins to believe, may indeed
be a vampire -- in order to bring a killer to
justice.  But what Heather doesn't know is that
Dante's past holds a shocking secret, and
once it is revealed not even Heather will be
able to protect him from his destiny


This book is very dark, and Dante is an incredible, diverse character who you will simply fall in love with. I would definitely recommend this book. Also, if anyone who has read this book, Adrian Phoniex herself is taking part in the discussion for this month over at Kelley Armstrong. 

http://www.kelleyarmstrong.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=134;t=24261;st=30;&#entry849634

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Re: Adrian Phoenix
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 12:06:41 pm »
Ohhhhh my interest is piqued :D

This sounds like something I would like- I will definitely try to check it out - ;D
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Re: Adrian Phoenix
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 04:07:12 pm »
I read that and it looked a little cheesy to me, how was the actual plot turn out?
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Re: Adrian Phoenix
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 04:24:29 am »
The plot turned out very well, especially events concerning certain characters including Dante and Lucien. :)

The theme was a lot more darker, and it had a Gothic type style to it. It tempered well with the supernatural edge and the detective work. I enjoyed it, I thought it was different compared to some other books out there.

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Re: Adrian Phoenix
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 11:59:12 am »
From the comments on the discussion thread- it sounds like many others have the same view- it sounds like a dark urban noir - So if you enjoy Caitlin Kitteredge or Kat Richardson this sounds that its in the same vibe/style
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Re: Adrian Phoenix
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2008, 06:32:05 pm »
definitely sounds interesting.  i'm going to see if my library has it  ;D

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Re: Adrian Phoenix
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012, 08:20:32 am »
I see she's got several other titles out, including a series, "The Maker's Song)" and co-editor of an anthology, "Urban Fantasy Collection - Vampires" with J. F. Lewis.
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