Normally I enjoy Lilith Saintcrow’s work, but this one just irked me the whole time. The protagonist exhibits almost no agency until maybe the last quarter of the. It’s bad enough that Selene is part slave to Nikolai, the Prime Power of Saint City, but she’s got her brother Danny and she’s got her job at the college. Lilith Saintcrow is an American author of urban fantasy, historical fantasy, paranormal romance She has also published several short stories [1] and the free online serial Selene[2] (with characters from her Dante Valentine series).

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Apparently Lilith Saintcrow has taken down the free copy of Selene online and instead published a paid version. The largest problem I had with this story is one shared with most of Ms.

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Is it hinted at? The characters in this book were flawed and damaged—none of them particularly likable but all thoroughly relatable, even in the instances when I wanted to slap some sense into them. Crow when writing for the teenage market.

Refresh and try again. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nikolai is also a badass character, though Sauntcrow wasn’t as interested in him as I probably should have been.

I appreciate an author who fills in those glimpses of interesting characters! American romantic fiction writers Living people births Women romantic fiction writers American women novelists American novelist, s birth stubs.

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Do we get the feeling that Nikolai really does ‘know’ Selene and like her as a person? Saintcrow builds rich, detailed worlds based in the darker side of magic and human behavior, then she throws in deep relationships, loyalties, and kick ass action, gives it a spin and builds a gripping storyline. There’s so much tension and fire and passion and trauma burning out of the pages whenever Selene and Nikolai are in a room together.

Even your own body betrays you. In case you think I am judging Lipith the character unfairly, I understand being confused and angsty when the world goes topsy-turvy and the things you take for granted reverse themselves and must be re-evaluated on the fly. The short story sequel helps a great deal in showing us a Selene who is beginning to create a life for herself, to move past her self-loathing, and make active decisions for herself. Chastity Courter rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Please try again later.

Treece rated it liked it May 31, It was only in the “epilogue” that Selene was a character that I wanted to know more about. Books by Lilith Saintcrow. Thousands of books are sainctrow, including current and former best sellers.

Abigail Hardison rated it it was amazing Dec 06, I only read ONE excerpt in a anthology.

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It’s great in the way that all Lilith Saintcrow’s books are: The glimpse of her relationship with Nikolai that I got in the Dante Valentine books struck me as one that really had a wealth of intrigue just waiting to be explored. I felt like skipping ahead a lottttt due to this.


It delves into dark, strange, and frequently unpleasant territory – both emotionally and physically, and invites the reader to experience and ponder what it would be like to have one’s own body commit such a heinous betrayal and yet have that betrayal be intrinsic to one’s very life. Whine, bitch, moan, complain.

It also makes Selene come across as stupid, which is So, I went and bought this and reread it.

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Kat rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Though Selene gets on my nerves with her running hither and thither, Nickolai is an antihero who can’t be denied. And for Selene to get her strength where they could go toe to toe.

Paranormal romance at its best I loved the characters. This review was cross-posted from my blog.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as a child, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. I have taken an issue with this author.

She’s strong and determined and she doesn’t take anything from anyone. Don’t have a Kindle? Quite a few Urban Fantasy writers need to learn from her. If only it had a definitive ending Not even going to go into the disappointment that was Just Ask haha. Rejecting him the first four or five times– I get her motivation.