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Kelley Armstrong lives in Ontario with her husband and two children.Author Location: Ontario, CanadaBroken (9781841493428), Haunted (+3411), Bitten (+3503), Stolen (+3541), Dime Store Magic (+3237), Industrial Magic (+3404)
In Armstrong's assured seventh Otherworld paranormal romance, her first in hardcover (after Broken), pretty Jaime Vegas, a 44-year-old necromancer who can reanimate the dead, faces her biggest career challenge yet--freeing the trapped ghosts of six murdered children. Thankfully, Jeremy Danvers, Jaime's hunky and very Alpha werewolf boyfriend, tags along for this hair-raising ride. Jaime, who has made a living onstage and off by her ghost-whispering skills, is in L.A. as one of three celebrity mediums participating in Death of Innocence, a TV special that hopes "to raise the ghost of Marilyn Monroe," but instead uncovers a serial-killing cult intent on man-made black magic. Seeking justice for the lost children and punishing the dark arts practitioners don't prevent Jaime and Jeremy from finding time for love. Armstrong deftly juggles such creatures as werewolves, witches, demons and ghosts with real-life issues. The only disappointment? Marilyn's ghost never shows. (May) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Kelley Armstrong's series: 'Exhibits the unique blend of dark horror, quick wit and flawless storytelling that is fast becoming Kelley Armstrong's trademark ... a gripping and enjoyable read' DREAMWATCH 'Makes Buffy look fluffy' DAILY EXPRESS 'A tasty confection of werewolves, sex and vendettas. Gory, sexy fun' SFX
In Armstrong's (Bitten, Dime Store Magic) seventh installment in her series, narrator/heroine Jamie Vegas, a 43-year-old necromancer, is drawn into trying to help the trapped children's spirits she encounters while on a shoot for a new TV show. She is joined in her adventure by several characters from other Armstrong books, including love interest Jeremy, who is the alpha of the werewolf pack introduced in Bitten. Jamie's mature age adds complexity and depth to Armstrong's characterizations, and Jamie's relationship with Jeremy and her growing realization of her own changing goals in life are nicely developed. Although the book does contain some strong language and explicit sexual encounters as well as some dark, horrific scenes that could upset some readers, the nonstop action will keep readers enthralled to the last page. Sure to be equally as popular to Armstrong's many fans as her prior novels, this is a recommended purchase for public libraries.--Crystal Renfro, Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib. & Information Ctr., Atlanta Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.