Wed 17 Sep 2008
Karen Chance lives in Orlando, FL, and other than that, the only thing I’ve gleaned from her website is that she taught English in Hong Kong for two years. She has written, so far, four novels in the Cassandra Palmer sequence; one in a new series starting shortly about an entirely insane dhampir; and several novellas featured in different anthologies. Her website is rather entertaining, all things considered; a re-read lets me know that she has an advanced degree in history. I just wanted to know a few simple things about her, like where she went to school, but apparently that is not knowledge I am permitted to know.
Cassandra Palmer is a clairvoyant who’s been targeted by some vampire hitmen; she’s been on the run from the vampire controlling these hitmen since she was fourteen. Before that she was, well, basically owned by that vampire (Tony); now she’s in trouble that’s even spanning different times. The vampire Senate has come after her, ostensibly to help her; the mage Councils want to find out if she’s a threat; and she’s gaining powers and enemies left and right. To top it all off, her visions (in which she sees things that either happened in the past or are likely to happen in the near future) are getting worse in so many ways. Can she survive? (more…)