Books by Lori Handeland

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Apocalypse Happens

Apocalypse Happens is the third entry in Lori Handeland’s urban fantasy Phoenix Chronicles series. Although I was confused initially, it worked for me as a standalone. Ultimately, I can’t quite recommend it, but found large parts fascinating. The world is on the brink of the apo ...

B
Any Given Doomsday

I'll admit it. The main reason that I wanted to read the first book in Lori Handeland's new series had to do with the title. Any Given Doomsday certainly beats the title-ing socks off The Alsatian Tycoon's Latest Acquisition, Banging the Baron or other similar imagination-deficient titles that run ...

C
Thunder Moon

Thunder Moon is the eighth tale in a series that I've been meaning to take a look at. That seems to be the case with many series nowadays, especially the ever-present paranormals. However, none of us has time in abundance and I don’t know that I’ll be spend much more of it on this series. The ...

B+
Hidden Moon

Other books from this author have been hits or misses for me, however, Hidden Moon read almost like a gothic novel and I couldn’t put it down. The sometimes mysterious and creepy atmosphere, along with the enigmatic hero, really added to the adventure. Claire Kennedy has returned ...

D
Dark Moon

You know, just about the last thing I'm looking for when I pick up a book is 336 pages of staccato dialogue delivered by a bunch of crabby, unpleasant people. Add in a confused plot largely predicated on back story from previous books requiring a lot of really awkward exposition and the result, as y ...

B-
Blue Moon

Readers who enjoyed Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series before Anita turned into a complete ego/nymphomanic will probably enjoy Blue Moon, the first in a new paranormal series by Lori Handeland. This story is a lot less bloody, but the cynical, wisecracking heroine will seem familiar. Jessie ...

D
Rico

Lori Handeland's latest release, Rico, features cardboard characters in a plot that flip-flops between believable and contrived without warning. Then there's the ending, which should come complete with a warning for diabetics. But not to worry - unless you have masochistic tendencies, you probably w ...