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Urban Fantasy Summer Reading Celebration-Cassie Alexander

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Welcome to the Urban Fantasy Summer Reading Celebration here at That’s What I’m Talking About!!
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The celebration runs from July 1 through July 12, 2013, with guest posts, author and series spotlights and lots and lots of GIVEAWAYS!! In fact, each day there is a new post, there is new giveaway to enter! CLICK HERE for more information.
Today my special guest is blogger, Lori from Romancing the Dark Side, who is here sharing her thoughts on the Edie Spence series by Cassie Alexander. In addition, I am donating one (1) ebook copy (either Amazon or Barnes & Noble) of either Nightshifted, Moonshifted, or Shapeshifted for the giveaway, details below.
Take it away, Lori…
The Uncommon Heroine in Urban Fantasy
I love a kick ass heroine in urban fantasy as much as the next girl, but what happens when the heroine in the book lacks supernatural abilities in a paranormal world? Well, I recently picked up a series where the heroine is just that, a human with a very “normal” career. Meet Edie Spence, a nurse who works in a hospital with a secret paranormal wing.
The Edie Spence series by Cassie Alexander 
The self-titled series follows Edie Spence and her nights at her new job, a nurse at County Hospital’s Y4, a secret wing who’s patients include vampires, werewolves, shifters and zombies. I’m sure Edie saw her fair share of gore and blood in nursing school, but nothing in the world could prepare her for shifts at County Hospital! When she’s not giving blood transfusions to vampires, treating weres with silver allergies or flirting with zombies, she’s running from fire breathing dragons on Y4. If that weren’t enough drama, she has a brother who’s a recovering addict, a mom she hardly sees and a non-existent love life. Think your day job sucks? Think again!
I have to admit I kind of judged the series by their covers (yes, I’m a cover hussy!) before I read them and was a bit hesitant to start them but am glad I did! The Edie Spence series starts off a little slow but quickly picks up and delivers an original dark, paranormal world with a leading lady who’s worthy of her urban fantasy counterparts. Each installment is full of action, humor, suspense and the story line is never predictable. A must read for any fans of urban fantasy, especially those looking for a different kind of heroine. Now that I’ve gone on rambling about the series I’ll share a couple more reasons I love its heroine…
My Top Five Reasons for Loving Edie’s Character:
  1. Her mortality, she has no special abilities, no supernatural status but manages to survive in the midst of paranormals.
  2. She makes mistakes (including bad choices in men), but usually learns from them…LOL
  3. Edie will go to any lengths to protect her loved ones and keep them safe.
  4. She’s imperfect, has crazy relatives and flawed relationships…like most of us!
  5. Her dedication to nursing is admirable, even when she’s on the verge of being killed she’s always a nurse first and will try to save a life if she can!
Edie Spence is like the human version of Rachel Morgan from The Hollows series; just when you think she can’t get herself into any more trouble she proves you wrong! This is one series that gets better with each installment and never lacks excitement! 😉
Reading Order:
Nightshifted
Moonshifted
Shapeshifted
Deadshifted – December 31, 2013



GIVEAWAY:
I have one (1) electronic copy of any of the Edie Spence series titles to give away here at That’s What I’m Talking About. Winner can select his/her choice of: Nightshifted, Moonshifted, or Shapeshifted from either Amazon/Kindle OR Barnes & Noble/Nook. To enter, please complete the Rafflecopter form, below, and leave a comment at the end of today’s post telling us the best “day job” a lead character has worked (book, TV, movies, etc.). Winner will be selected randomly from eligible entries. CONTEST IS OPEN anywhere US Amazon/BN will deliver an ebook; void where prohibited by law. Contest open from July 12, 2013 until June 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT-midnight. If you have problems with the Rafflecopter form, please email me at twimom227 at gmail dot com.

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Be sure to check out the other UF Summer Reading Celebration Giveaways going on now!

  • May

    Hmmm… I would like to have Murphy Brown’s job… She gets away with everything!

  • I would love gin from Jennifer book’s….killer at night cook by day

  • I love stories where the female lead is doing a stereotypical male job like owning a construction company. Personally, I like heroines who do research (scientific, historical, archeological) or who travel as their occupations because I usually learn about something I didn’t know through the character.

  • I love that Mercy Thompson’s day job is being a mechanic and running her own garage. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Lesley D

  • The only one that really pops into my head is Mercy’s where she owns her own garage but she doesn’t really have a night job…things just sorta happen to her at all hours of the day.

  • I think being a photographer where you get to travel and meet interesting people.

  • Gin “The Spider”, cook by day, assassin during the rest of it!

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