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Subject: Cheyenne McCray's "Armed And Dangerous" Series are re-writes of her "Wild"
Date Posted: 12/16/2009 12:12 AM ET
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Has anybody else figured out that Cheyenne McCray's series "Armed and Dangerous" is actually re-writes of her "Wild" Series? The characters' names have been changed, the storyline lengthened. Zack: Armed and Dangerous is Wildfire (Wild, Bk 1), and Luke: Armed and Dangerous is Wildcard (Wild, Bk 3). I had started to read "Luke" tonight and after the first couple of pages, realized it was way similar to a book I'd read a couple of months ago. After checking out my BIR list, I found it. I was happy to figure this out because was having no luck obtaining a copy of Wildfire as it's out of print and the few copies available for sale are wayyyy out of my price range. FYI - the "Wild" series was published by Ellora's Cave.

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 10:07 AM ET
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How different are they?  I have Wildfire on Ebook and I have Wildcat  (or Wildcard-one of them) in print.  I have the newer ones on my WL.  Is the story changed enough to make it worth reading both versions? 

I think she fall out of some kind with Ellorascave.  Although I'm not sure-they still have some of her books available on their site. I could be miss-remembering.  But it could explain why she had to change the titles and character names. 

Now I'm just wondering if it's worth keeping the newer ones on my WL.  (I wonder if Amazon has excerpts available to read part of the book-I'll have to look).

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 11:38 AM ET
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I would also be interested in hearing from someone who has possibly read both versions. I just recently found out that these two series were one and the same. I was just going to try to collect the newer ones, but now I'm wondering if there was a lot cut out or censored since the new ones aren't Ellora's Cave novels. 

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 11:42 AM ET
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Wildcard is 179 pages, Luke is 276 pages with an additional 14-15 pages of her upcoming urban fantasy novel "No Werewolves Allowed" which is due out Summer of 2010.

This note is on the first page of Luke:  To My Readers.....Luke: Armed and Dangerous has its foundations in a novel I wrote several years ago for a small e-publisher. If you read that short novel, you will find this endeavor different. This novel is almost twice as long as the original book and richer with more action, adventure, and mystery.

You will be glad to know that you'll find "hot" scenes just as memorable as before (yes, that hot tub scene and Luke's chaps are as sexy as ever!), and you're in for a lot more danger and intrigue.

Along the lines of change, much has changed within the government since I originally wrote that shorter novel referred to above. Under the Department of Homeland Security, agencies and departments have been reorganized and restructured. I hope I have accurately reflected some of those changes in this novel.

Thanks to all of you Armed and Dangerous fans--the cowboy in the hot tub and the cowboy in chaps are for you.

Personally, I recognize this book being a re-write. The story is the same. I'm currently on page 114 of Luke and the hot tub scenario was just a few pages ago. I did end up purchasing Zack as I don't have Wildfire and don't want to read the e-book. But I doubt if I purchase the remaining re-prints. I have the original Wild books yet to read and since the storyline is basically the same, that'll be good enough for me.

 

 

 

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 12:05 PM ET
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so she left the nookie in the re-issue/re-titled books?! heck if there's more story I may take t he wild books off my wl and add these other ones! thanks for the heads-up!

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 12:34 PM ET
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LOL, Susanna, my thinking exactly! I have the Wild books on my expanded erotica WL, but I may remove them as long as the smut stays the same and she's planning on "reissuing" all of the books. :-D

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 5:40 PM ET
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Hmm. Well I have Wildcard and WildFire (ebook).  So I might take the rewrites of those off my WL. I have one of hte Wild books still on my WL. I think I'll take that one off and put the rewrite on my WL. 

Or do I have Wildcat?  I have to check. I sold some credits a couple of months ago and bought one of hte Wild ones from Amazon.  Now I wish I hadn't. I'd rather have the rewrite if it's longer.  Oh well. 

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 8:41 AM ET
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Isn't the Wild series the one that had a bit of female-on-female action?  I remember reading the first two I think, but lost interest because of that.  I could be remembering wrong.  Is that kept in the A&D books? 

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 9:33 AM ET
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Theres a mild f/f scene in Wildfire. I haven't finished it yet but I am not expecting another one now that she's with the hero.

Date Posted: 12/18/2009 4:09 PM ET
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I just finished reading Luke: Armed and Dangerous. There was no f/f action of any kind. The erotic scenes in Wildcard are the same as in this re-write. The mystery behind the drug trafficing/cattle rustling is what's been lengthened. Also, the Luke edition is labeled Romantic Suspense, same as Zack.

Date Posted: 12/20/2009 6:18 AM ET
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I have the Zack book I'm willing to trade if someone has anything off my wishlist they would be willing to part with.  Just send me a PM.



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