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Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author

I love urban fantasy and paranormal romance! Although I'm not too keen on books that are overly sexy, I don't mind a little heat if it goes along with the story. At the same time, I'll read pretty much anything from classic novels to contemporary fiction.

Currently reading

Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane
Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style)
Tim Gunn, Kate Maloney
Oaths of Blood (Ascension #2)
S.M. Reine
Dead Witch Walking - Kim Harrison When Rachel Morgan, a Inderland Security employee, decides to quit her job as a runner and go into business for herself, she finds herself on the wrong side of the law.

I'll admit that I wasn't thrilled with the first few chapters of this book. I didn't care for the main character (too snarky) or the setting (way too complicated). However, by the third chapter, I was hooked. The hard-boiled detective voice of the novel won me. Rachel turned out to have a soft spot (several, actually), and her sidekick Jinx the pixie was one of my favorite characters.

The book is pretty grim in spots, and Rachel takes her share of abuse at the hands of the bad guys, but she's tough and has plenty of back up to help her through. I enjoyed the fact that, although there was a bit of a romance, it didn't overpower the story. Also, there were plenty of action scenes that made me want to read on.

I'm definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series.