My wishes were in vain, peeps! No Into the Fire on my porch today. *unhappy glare at porch* According to the tracking info, it was in Louisville around noon today so, my my calculations, it is somewhere in Tennessee now. Will it actually make it to my porch tomorrow? It better.

There have been some discussions about Ash's book around the blog-o-sphere. Anyone have any advice for those who haven't read any of the Dark Hunter series (looks at Katiebabs)? I say the early books in the series are better and more focused than the more recent books. Although, she seems to be getting things back under control in the most recent book. Not that it matters...gotta have Ash's book! LOL

Any thoughts, peeps?

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At 12:39 PM, Blogger Holly

I totally agree that the earlier books are much tighter and better written. I think she started to lose it with Unleash the Night and it was totally gone by Dark Side of the Moon. I haven't read anything past that, b/c I was too disgusted with the direction she was going.

Course, I have to read Ash...right? Or maybe I just need someone to tell me who his heroine is, then I'll be good.

Here are my feelings on the series:

Fantasy Lover was good, but not really a reflection of the series, IMO.

NP: Fabulous book

NE: Didn't like it. Talon irked me and Sunshine drove me up the wall.

DwtD: I know I'm the minority, but this book just annoyed me. Didn't feel anything for Zarek and honestly don't see the major appeal there.

KotN: I really liked this book, but this is where her first major inconsistency happened, so....

NP: LOOOOVE this book. Love Vane, Love Bride, Love the whole thing. Except...I was really bothered by one part of it (**SPOILER** Bride maybe having a litter instead of a baby scared me***END SPOILER***)

StN: This was ok, but I started to wonder if she'd be able to keep it together, and that whole thing with A/K drove me nuts.

SotN: Oh.Hell.No.

UtN: WTF?? Srsly? She was allergic to her hero. How about no. And WTF is up with the squire telling all? That is soooo not right. I call foul.

DSotM: No. Just no.

And that's where I stopped. I honestly don't know if I can go back to them. But I do want to know who Ash's heroine is, so I might read it just for that.


At 6:35 PM, Blogger C2

Holly - you are obviously a woman of strong opinion (and detailed knowledge) on this series. LOL I agree with practically everything you said - except I loved Zarek's book.

Loved Vane! Not a fan of Talon and Sunshine. Didn't like KotN as much as you - yup, that's where things started going astray. I agree on SotN and UtN. Yikes. DSotM - trainwreck. But she really is getting back on track, I think, with Dream-Hunter and Devil May Cry. Much tighter stories, says me. But, really, she had nowhere to go but up after DSotM.


At 5:37 PM, Blogger Holly

Shoot, I'm just a woman of strong opinion period. Feel free to tell me to go away. :P

Vane. Yum. I still get all warm and fuzzy inside when I think of him. *sigh*

To be honest, now that I think about it, I don't really remember much about KotN except that I really liked it. Couldn't tell you why. Strange. Maybe I should re-read them? Eh, maybe not. LOL


At 6:42 PM, Blogger C2

(((Holly))) Your opinions are always welcome! LOL

Vane was brutally hot, wasn't he? Yowza! Animal magnetism at its finest, says me. ;-)

The only thing that sticks with me about KotN is Stryker's son's (see me go blank on his name) story. I thought he an interesting character - I'm sure we'll see more of him eventually. And Wulf's many-times-removed grandson squire. He was funny, IIRC.


At 9:55 PM, Blogger Christine

I'm too tired (and too lazy) to try to match up those acronyms for those books with Holly's opinions. LOL I'm all caught up in this series, including the Dream Hunter ones, but honestly, SK's writing has been lacking since DSotM. I thought THAT was the one in which the heroine was allergic to the hero? Anyway... the latest one... Dream Chaser seemed to be a bit back to where she was with the earlier books, so I'm crossing my fingers that Ash's book will be good. I'm really looking forward to it, but I think my expectations of its quality is kind of neutral right now.

Stryker's son is Urian. And I'm intrigued by him as well, C2. I'm hoping we see more of him in Strkyer's book which I think is due out in Sept. or Oct. ?

Is that squire you are referring to Otto? OMG I loved him! Wasn't he from NJ? Not that that's why I loved him. I do recall him being really funny. Was he the one whose helicopter Zarek blew up in Alaska? I laughed out loud at that scene. Morbid, I know. ;)

Now I'm getting excited for Ash's book....


At 10:45 PM, Blogger C2

Christine - oh yeah, Stryker's book! I forgot it was coming out this fall. I have high hopes for it (well, medium hopes...I'll re-assess my hopes after Ash's book). And hopefully Urian will play a part in the story. NOT the healthiest parent/child relationship there. Yikes.

I'm going to have to look up Wulf's squire's name. For some reason, I don't think it's Otto - he cracks me up, though. And I do think Otto was the one that blew up Z's helicopter. I laughed too. }:-)