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Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles, Book 1)

Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles, Book 1)
Author: Lori Handeland
ISBN 13: 9780312949198
ISBN 10: 312949197
Edition: First Printing
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2008-11-04
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $6.99

USA Today bestselling and RITA Award-winning author Lori Handeland takes you into a whole new world—one that will awaken our deepest longings and darkest cravings…

Darkness will summon her

Elizabeth Phoenix once used her unique skills as a psychic to help in the Milwaukee Police Department’s fight against injustice. But when Liz’s foster mother is found viciously murdered—and Liz is discovered unconscious at the scene—her only memory of the crime comes in the form of terrifying dreams...of creatures more horrific than anything Liz has seen in real life. What do these visions mean? And what in the world do they have to do with her former lover, Jimmy Sanducci?

To places she’s never been before

While the police question Jimmy in the murder, Jimmy opens Liz’s eyes to a supernatural war that has raged since the dawn of time in which innocent people are hunted by malevolent beings disguised as humans. Only a chosen few have the ability to fight their evil, and Jimmy believes Liz is among them. Now, with her senses heightened, new feelings are rising within Liz—ones that re-ignite her dangerous attraction to Jimmy. But Jimmy has a secret that will rock Liz to her core…and put the survival of the human race in peril.

“Sexy, dangerous, and a hot as hell page-turner!”—L. A. Banks author of The Vampire Huntress Legends series

“A fresh, fascinating, gripping tale that hits urban fantasy dead-on. Don’t miss this one.”—LL Foster, author of Servant: The Awakening

Publishers Weekly

Handeland (Thunder Moon) launches the intriguing Phoenix Chronicles urban fantasy series with a strong story that's only missing one thing: a glossary of the multitude of paranormal creatures tied to biblical lore. Psychic ex-cop Elizabeth Phoenix reluctantly takes the case after her foster mother, Ruthie, is murdered by monsters. Soon she's pointing out demons to her ex-boyfriend Jimmy, a half-vampire battling an army of Nephilim who plan to enslave and destroy humanity. They fight their way from Wisconsin to the southwest, where Jimmy leaves Elizabeth with Sawyer, a powerful Navajo shape-changer who awakens her libido as well as her psychic powers. Elizabeth's wry demeanor and complex relationships with Sawyer and Jimmy share center stage with the dramatic story line. The biblical component, while often confusing, adds dramatic dimension, and the demons' evil plans and vividly described handiwork create immense suspense for the final battle. (Nov.)

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