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Subject: Crimson city series
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 8:28 PM ET
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I read the summary of these books and they sound good but i'd rather read them all together and in order.  The library only has a couple so i was wondering if anyone has a few and would give me a deal on them.  There are seven total:  Crimson City by Liz Maverick

A taste of crimson by Marjorie M. Liu                       Through a crimson Veil by Patti O'shea                  A Darker Crimson by Carolyn Jewel

 Seduced by crimson by Jade Lee        Crimson rogue by Liz maverick         and Shards of crimson which apperantly is an anthology by several of the authors mentioned.

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Last Edited on: 8/19/08 6:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/18/2008 9:17 PM ET
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They are a great series - sorry I don't have them anymore but I did enjoy them enough to read the entire series

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 4:56 AM ET
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I didnt enjoy this series at all. It was just that it was boring and pretty much every other paranormal book Ive read over and over again with different character names. The second worst review Ive ever given a book was for Crimson City and the only one out of the series that I actually liked was A Darker Crimson which I read first. I guess Ive over saturated my brain with paranormal by now. It takes a lot to impress me with paranormal and these just didnt do it. Ive taken more to urban fantasy than paranormal because the romance part of paranormal romance will inevitably get on my nerves. I can only think of a handful of authors in the genre that inject romance that doesnt irritate me. Charlaine Harris is one. JR Wards females being in heat thing fascinates me so its not irritating either.

Sorry you were asking if anyone had them not for a review. I read them out of order and it didnt really matter to the series.

 



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Date Posted: 8/19/2008 8:14 AM ET
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I couldn't get past the first book

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 11:32 AM ET
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Crap..I've been collecting the series and haven't read them.  I didn't realize they were paranormal romance, I thougth they would be more urban fanasty.  Chris you nailed it.  Most of the time the 'romance' part of the paranormal romance gets on my nerves. 

 

ETA...this is why I usually don't collect a series 1st!  Waste of time and points!



Last Edited on: 8/19/08 11:33 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/19/2008 1:53 PM ET
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well, hey...if you have a bunch will you give me a deal on them?  ok...so if they're paranormal romance are they like cookie cutter Kenyon/Feehan type books or are they more Laurell Hamilton/ Kim Harrison style...or maybe are they less romance and more plot driven like the sookie stackhouse series and Kelley armstrong's otherworld books?    I appreciate any reviews as well...you all are making me think this is more of  a library read than worth credits...Would anyone give me Crimson city and A darker crimson for 1 credit  or those two and crimson rogue for two credits?  I can read the rest at the library but i'd like to read them in order and none of the libraries in CT have those books.  Thank you.