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Old 12-22-2012, 12:40 AM   #1441
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I haven't tried any of these but have heard of a couple of these authors.
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The Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

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I forgot one!

The Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

I've been considering this one but haven't quite committed.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:52 AM   #1443
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I forgot one!

The Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.
I like these though Mercy would probably punch the cover artist
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:46 AM   #1444
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I've been considering this one but haven't quite committed.
Consider the similarities:

Urban Fantasy
1/2 Native American descent
Woman auto mechanic
Takes place in the state of Washington
A coyote

I believe there's a good chance you'll like the series.

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I like these though Mercy would probably punch the cover artist
Yeah, probably! But I find the covers interesting. The same artist (Dan dos Santos) creates Mercy's facial characteristics quite differently on almost every cover. Here's my favorite (I just love the earrings!
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:21 PM   #1445
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Finished Proven Guilty and starting White Night. Little bit disappointed by the end. Nothing really happens other than lots of open ends. I stopped thinking in books, so I did not even take any time off before starting new one.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:49 PM   #1446
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"I've got to figure out what all of the killer's victims have in common, if anything."
"They're dead?"

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Cold Days. Another Harry Dresden book, another cover with Harry Dresden wearing a hat. :P *cue up "Gotta have a hat" by Ray Stevens*

Currently reading "Old Soldiers" (it's in Keith Laumer's BOLO universe). Will go to Cold Days when done what that.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:16 PM   #1448
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:31 AM   #1449
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I doubt it will be released. Check out http://www.jamespotterseries.com/cha...incomplete.pdf - author talking about abandoning James Potter so he can publish real stuff and not be branded as a mere non-serious fan-fiction writer.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:22 AM   #1450
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I doubt it will be released. Check out http://www.jamespotterseries.com/cha...incomplete.pdf - author talking about abandoning James Potter so he can publish real stuff and not be branded as a mere non-serious fan-fiction writer.
Oh, don't give up on it being released. I've had that 47 page beginning part since it was posted last March. I entered it on GoodReads back then. A few months later George posted that he was back at it and he planned on a Fall release. Right after the solstice he posted the banner (the one that I posted here) on Facebook. I believe it. There's been a continuing dialog around the web about it since last March, that I've followed concerning this.


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Old 12-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #1451
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I would like to suggest for fans of kate Shugak and Tony Hillerman, Thomas Perry's Jane Whitefield Series. Available in libraries as well.

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Hmmm....looks interesting, thanks for the tip (1st book in the series $7.99 at amazon). By the way, FYI, this series doesn't appear to be urban fantasy and neither is Kate Shugak or the Tony Hillerman books. Instead they are about Native American protagonists.


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Old 12-23-2012, 05:42 PM   #1453
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What is urban fantasy anyway? Dresden Files is supposed to be, right? Is everything fiction that is set up in the confines of a city, and that is more fiction than is hypothetically "real", thus more fantasy, automatically labeled as "urban fantasy"?
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What is urban fantasy anyway? Dresden Files is supposed to be, right? Is everything fiction that is set up in the confines of a city, and that is more fiction than is hypothetically "real", thus more fantasy, automatically labeled as "urban fantasy"?
My take on Urban Fantasy is a story with supernatural elements set in modern society.

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Urban fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy defined by place; the fantastic narrative has an urban setting. Many urban fantasies are set in contemporary times and contain supernatural elements. However, the stories can take place in historical, modern, or futuristic periods, as well as fictional settings. The prerequisite is that they must be primarily set in a city

Urban fantasy describes a work that is set primarily in a city and contains aspects of fantasy. These matters may involve the arrivals of alien races, the discovery of earthbound mythological creatures, coexistence between humans and paranormal beings, conflicts between humans and malicious paranormals, and subsequent changes in city management.

Several characters of urban fantasy are shown to have self-esteem issues or tragic pasts. These matters often tie into the larger story or the development of the protagonist. Though stories may be set in contemporary times, this characteristic is not necessary for the fiction to be considered urban fantasy, as works of the genre may also take place in futuristic and historical settings, real or imagined. Author Marie Brennan has set urban fantasy in Elizabethan London, while author Charles de Lint has featured the genre in the fictional city of Newford
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Hmmm....looks interesting, thanks for the tip (1st book in the series $7.99 at amazon). By the way, FYI, this series doesn't appear to be urban fantasy and neither is Kate Shugak or the Tony Hillerman books. Instead they are about Native American protagonists.

As is Jane Whitefield
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