Saturday, July 4, 2009

Author Lori Handeland
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
ISBN 0-312-94919-7
Genre: Urban Fantasy

From the back cover:
Darkness will summon her…
Elizabeth Phoenix once used her unique skills as a psychic to help in the Milwaukee Police Department's fight against injustice. But when Liz's foster mother is found viciously murdered—and Liz is discovered unconscious at the scene—her only memory of the crime comes in the form of terrifying dreams...of creatures more horrific than anything Liz has seen in real life. What do these visions mean? And what in the world do they have to do with her former lover, Jimmy Sanducci?

To places she's never been before…
While the police question Jimmy in the murder, Jimmy opens Liz's eyes to a supernatural war that has raged since the dawn of time in which innocent people are hunted by malevolent beings disguised as humans. Only a chosen few have the ability to fight their evil, and Jimmy believes Liz is among them. Now, with her senses heightened, new feelings are rising within Liz—ones that re-ignite her dangerous attraction to Jimmy. But Jimmy has a secret that will rock Liz to her core…and put the survival of the human race in peril.…

Any Given Doomsday opens Lori Handeland’s Phoenix series, a sexy, first-person urban fantasy. In Elizabeth Phoenix, Handeland has a gutsy, wise-cracking heroine who rises to the occasion of saving the world, a world that is very different than she ever imagined. Mix our heroine with two strong love-hate interests, a Navajo Skinwalker and a half-breed Vampire, add in a cast of evil that doesn’t fall into the standard paranormal clichés, and the result is a strong, complex story.

Handeland’s Any Given Doomsday was a compelling read that wouldn’t let me put it down as I raced to the end. When I finished this book, I was very glad I had already purchased the second of the series, because I quickly needed another fix of this intriguing, perilous world.

Reviewed By: Debbie Kaufman
Ratings: 5 Petit Fours & 4 Hot Tamales


Debbie Kaufman said...

Watch for my upcoming review of Doomsday Can Wait, Book 2 in this series.

Cyrano said...

This story really interests me. What a cool premise and I love first person.
Great review Debbie. I can't wait to go out and buy it!
Have a beautiful morning,

Sandy Elzie said...

It's been a long time since I read a book in first person. I'll have to check this one well as book two.

Thanks for the interesting review.


Tami Brothers said...

I agree with the other first person comments. The last one I read was by Gena Showalter and I LOVED it, so I will definitely be checking this one out.

I, too, love series books. I'll have to grab this one. I'll be looking forward to your next review to see if it keeps living up to your expectations!!!


Lori Handeland said...

Thanks so much for the review, Debbie. I'm thrilled you enjoyed AGD and hope you like Doomsday Can Wait as much.

The third book, Apocalypse Happens, will be out in November, with the fourth, Chaos Bites, to folllow in May 2010.

Debbie Kaufman said...

Definitely waiting on the third!