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Embers (Anya Kalinczyk, #1) Read & download ´ 102 ã Truth burnsUnemployment despair anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the cityAnya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson inTruth burnsUnemployment despair anger visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the cityAnya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department and her n. I felt this was a bit different from the usual urban fantasy fare and I really enjoyed it The protagonist was practical and fairly normal She has a day job that she loves and it's one that it's hard for women to break into though that's not mentioned but she's moved up in the ranks The descriptions of what it was like to be a firefighter were very good The plot was interesting Though it was clear where it was going from about a third of the way in the book was still entertaining The action was mostly good and the beautiful thing was that she kept saving the guys or they got in the way when they tried to help Once a man jumped in to save her from the baddie when she had the situation under control and as a result said bad guy got away The last battle was terrific I just prefer almost dying on the heroine's part and another character being terrified for her It probably means I'm sick in the head or something She was never in enough pThe characterization was so good that I figured out one guy was Hispanic and several other were African American simply by how she portrayed them She didn't once tell us the color of anyone's skin I really liked that because it really bothers me that most writers only mention what color someone's skin is if the person isn't white And to write a character so well that not mentioning it still puts a clear picture in my head of what the person looks like including race is uite a skillThe character herself wears normal everyday clothing When she has to dress up she hates it and finally stalks out At that late hour the only place she can find open is a fetish shop and even then she chose really practical clothes including heels you could dance in She may not be able to describe a torue how can a torue that looks like a salamander draped around her neck then have the tail in the salamander's mouth That would make a loop which is not a torue The salamander character however is wonderful and different from the usual familiarcompanion of UF protagonists It's funny and the descriptions are excellent and very believable as an animal as well as her helper There were a few awkward things like in the beginning she assumes the arsonist didn't take anything or look around because the elevator was on the top floor Then at some point she says he takes his time He could have looked around and taken small expensive things that he didn't need an elevator for Another time is when she has a doctor wearing nurses scrubs I have never ever seen a doctor in a hospital wear a scrub top with fairies on it and without the white coat no less and I worked in a hospital for a while Albeit I worked in IT but still The hierarchy in medicine is incredibly indelible Doctors are referred to by last name nurses by first for starters And FYI Circe was not a demon she was a sorceress and somewhat justified in her actions because of how she was treated as a powerful woman this was just said in passing so it's not a spoilerThis is a very minor point in the book but it prickled me A character says basically that urban renewal can't happen in poor areas the people need plain rectangles in which to live and that the person saying otherwise is out of touch with the poor This is clearly ridiculous as some of the poorest communities can get together and reclaim a portion of their rundown areas and create amazing parks mostly by getting volunteers and sometimes with donations Building a new home that isn't a rectangular box isn't really any expensive or habitat for humanity would build them When a community has character and art and design that reflects their world view that area has pride in itself and it's easier to keep the area from worsening and can often help the people by boosting self esteem etc I'm not sure if she was trying to say something else but it bothered me that she was trying to represent the poor and was in turn compartmentalizing them One of the best parts is that at one point a firefighter goes into a burning building just to rescue a woman's dogs who all survive So despite the small points mentioned above I wanted to give the book five stars ButI like it when characters are not black and white I like when the evil doer has some pieces of humanity and the good guys make bad mistakes The world isn't black and white no matter how much we want it to be But the only character who has no redeeming value is one who is supposed to be a good character and that annoys me especially given that the bad guy isn't completely bad Having a complexity of good and bad doesn't mean that we as people shouldn't judge people on the majority of their actions or the ones that are particularly heinous For example you can have the nicest sweetest man who creates a charity and volunteers at the at risk youth center and has supporters and fans all over the US for the good he does as a coach But if he then also molests and rapes boys he is not a good guy not at all He is not a sympathetic character and shouldn't beSo bringing us back to the book view spoilerthe bad guy has mostly good things he's done in the past and he's got talents to admire He just now does really horrific things but out of revenge against people who destroyed his life Oh yeah that's okay because he didn't play a part in his own destruction and it doesn't matter that he wasn't specifically targeted Read sarcasm here The author implies that his evil doings now can almost be justified Okay I can understand that up to a very low and small point But when the woman who is investigating him sees him as sympathetic I get worried When she is attracted to him and then kisses and later has sex with him I want to vomit Seriously I read those passages with such a look of horror on my face that my kids asked what was wrong and if I was okay But the worst of it is the character is already in love with the primary love interest who has been hurt by this bad guy and she has admitted to herself that she wants to be together with him than anything So how can she do this to him How can she look the good guy in the eye without shame This character I loved and admired just became someone I don't like at all The whole point of wanting to belong to something makes sense But she can be attracted to that about him without sleeping with him She also never even feels shame or disgust or remorse She only says she shouldn't have done it in relation to the investigation Ugh and ARGH hide spoiler

Embers Anya Kalinczyk #1Truth burnsUnemployment despair anger visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the cityAnya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department and her n. I felt this was a bit different from the usual urban fantasy fare and I really enjoyed it The protagonist was practical and fairly normal She has a day job that she loves and it's one that it's hard for women to break into though that's not mentioned but she's moved up in the ranks The descriptions of what it was like to be a firefighter were very good The plot was interesting Though it was clear where it was going from about a third of the way in the book was still entertaining The action was mostly good and the beautiful thing was that she kept saving the guys or they got in the way when they tried to help Once a man jumped in to save her from the baddie when she had the situation under control and as a result said bad guy got away The last battle was terrific I just prefer almost dying on the heroine's part and another character being terrified for her It probably means I'm sick in the head or something She was never in enough pThe characterization was so good that I figured out one guy was Hispanic and several other were African American simply by how she portrayed them She didn't once tell us the color of anyone's skin I really liked that because it really bothers me that most writers only mention what color someone's skin is if the person isn't white And to write a character so well that not mentioning it still puts a clear picture in my head of what the person looks like including race is uite a skillThe character herself wears normal everyday clothing When she has to dress up she hates it and finally stalks out At that late hour the only place she can find open is a fetish shop and even then she chose really practical clothes including heels you could dance in She may not be able to describe a torue how can a torue that looks like a salamander draped around her neck then have the tail in the salamander's mouth That would make a loop which is not a torue The salamander character however is wonderful and different from the usual familiarcompanion of UF protagonists It's funny and the descriptions are excellent and very believable as an animal as well as her helper There were a few awkward things like in the beginning she assumes the arsonist didn't take anything or look around because the elevator was on the top floor Then at some point she says he takes his time He could have looked around and taken small expensive things that he didn't need an elevator for Another time is when she has a doctor wearing nurses scrubs I have never ever seen a doctor in a hospital wear a scrub top with fairies on it and without the white coat no less and I worked in a hospital for a while Albeit I worked in IT but still The hierarchy in medicine is incredibly indelible Doctors are referred to by last name nurses by first for starters And FYI Circe was not a demon she was a sorceress and somewhat justified in her actions because of how she was treated as a powerful woman this was just said in passing so it's not a spoilerThis is a very minor point in the book but it prickled me A character says basically that urban renewal can't happen in poor areas the people need plain rectangles in which to live and that the person saying otherwise is out of touch with the poor This is clearly ridiculous as some of the poorest communities can get together and reclaim a portion of their rundown areas and create amazing parks mostly by getting volunteers and sometimes with donations Building a new home that isn't a rectangular box isn't really any expensive or habitat for humanity would build them When a community has character and art and design that reflects their world view that area has pride in itself and it's easier to keep the area from worsening and can often help the people by boosting self esteem etc I'm not sure if she was trying to say something else but it bothered me that she was trying to represent the poor and was in turn compartmentalizing them One of the best parts is that at one point a firefighter goes into a burning building just to rescue a woman's dogs who all survive So despite the small points mentioned above I wanted to give the book five stars ButI like it when characters are not black and white I like when the evil doer has some pieces of humanity and the good guys make bad mistakes The world isn't black and white no matter how much we want it to be But the only character who has no redeeming value is one who is supposed to be a good character and that annoys me especially given that the bad guy isn't completely bad Having a complexity of good and bad doesn't mean that we as people shouldn't judge people on the majority of their actions or the ones that are particularly heinous For example you can have the nicest sweetest man who creates a charity and volunteers at the at risk youth center and has supporters and fans all over the US for the good he does as a coach But if he then also molests and rapes boys he is not a good guy not at all He is not a sympathetic character and shouldn't beSo bringing us back to the book view spoilerthe bad guy has mostly good things he's done in the past and he's got talents to admire He just now does really horrific things but out of revenge against people who destroyed his life Oh yeah that's okay because he didn't play a part in his own destruction and it doesn't matter that he wasn't specifically targeted Read sarcasm here The author implies that his evil doings now can almost be justified Okay I can understand that up to a very low and small point But when the woman who is investigating him sees him as sympathetic I get worried When she is attracted to him and then kisses and later has sex with him I want to vomit Seriously I read those passages with such a look of horror on my face that my kids asked what was wrong and if I was okay But the worst of it is the character is already in love with the primary love interest who has been hurt by this bad guy and she has admitted to herself that she wants to be together with him than anything So how can she do this to him How can she look the good guy in the eye without shame This character I loved and admired just became someone I don't like at all The whole point of wanting to belong to something makes sense But she can be attracted to that about him without sleeping with him She also never even feels shame or disgust or remorse She only says she shouldn't have done it in relation to the investigation Ugh and ARGH hide spoiler

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Embers (Anya Kalinczyk, #1) ↠ Ander familiar and the paranormal investigating team can stop itAnya’s accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss But this time she’s risking everything her city her soul and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she’s ever faced. I grew in Detroit I remember Devil's night As a kid I thought it was fun being scared of what could possibly happen on the night before Halloween As a teenager while watching my neighbor's house burn down the night had a new horrifying meaningWhen I heard about this book I pre ordered it I didn't know the author and I didn't know what I was getting myself into All I knew was Devil's night was a great premise for a potentially great storyBoy was I right Laura Bickle did such a great job that I was completely and utterly sucked right into the story Her style of writing was effortless and the flow was perfect Ms Bickle obviously has a background in police procedure and it was evident in the storyAnya Kalinczyk is an arson investigator and importantly a rare type of psychic called a Lantern She is on a case involving multiple deadly fires and she suspects another supernatural for setting the blazes What she doesn't suspect is her reaction to the suspect another possible Lantern While Anya is good at her job she isn't good at being close to anyone She knows she is different and it is her special abilities that has caused her to keep others away One of my favorite characters in the book is Sparky You will have to read the book to understand my love for this character but he will grow on you and you'll want your own Sparky Characters Ù PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Laura Bickle

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Laura Bickle ✓ 2 Free read Ights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters Anya who is the rarest type of psychic medium a Lantern suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders By Devil’s Night the spell will be complete unless Anya with the help of her salam. Review courtesy of AllThingsUrbanFantasyblogspotcomEMBERS has a fantastically gritty cover from the talented Chris McGrath a paranormally enhanced version of Detroit and a uniue supernatural concept for its main character With so much going for it I feel like I should have liked this book The blurb sounded exactly like the kind of urban fantasy stories I lovebut I struggled almost from the beginning to connect with both the characters and plotBy day Anya is an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department After hours she's a member of the Detroit Area Ghost Researchers As a Lantern Anya has the ability to consume ghosts like a supernatural vacuum cleaner Her formidable skill comes with a nasty side effect acid like burns left on her chest after each ghost she “eats” She and the hodgepodge crew of DAGR members including a wedding cake designerwitch and an elderly demonologist that reminded me of Professor Xavier from X Men bust ghosts exorcise demons and keep the city safe from the seedy supernatural elements that lurk in the shadowsI had a big problem with Anya’s two love interests in EMBERS Brian the ‘nice’ tech guy from DAGR who has been interested in her for ages And then there’s Drake the serial arsonist who is plotting to incinerate Detroit Neither the ‘nice’ guy or the psycho appealed to me as romantic leads Brian was fairly innocuous and about as romantically compelling as cardboard but Drake was a mass murderer with major creep factor There are other factors in the story that propelled Anya’s relationship with Drake which I won’t divulge but I still found the attraction between them to be very forced and unrealisticI did like Anya's familiar a fire elemental salamander named Sparky He’s like an invisible magical Saint Bernard who gets jealous when guys hit on Anya sleeps with a glowworm and has a mischievous addiction to electricity The writing itself is also good I just didn’t find the story to be especially interesting Every chapter started off with a great opening sentence that devolved into a generic chapter plot wisePlenty of other reviewers loved this book I envy them for it but I just couldn’t get into it I did like Laura’s writing style which is why I’m looking forward to her other series debut Dark Oracle written as Alayna Williams later this summer I’ll probably pass on the next Anya Kalinczyk book Sparks when it comes out August 31 2010Sexual Content References to sex A brief mildly graphic sex scene