Apparently, yes, it’s her real name. It’s almost as if her parents wanted her to write Gothy urban fantasy. (I wish my parents had wanted me to write Gothy urban fantasy.) She has a pretty impressive website and a large back catalog, including a novel (related to this one) serialized on her website. (That novel is adults-only, it should be mentioned, and entitled Selene.) Prior to this, I’d reviewed the first book in this series (here), the first book in a different series (the Watchers; here), and her lone experiment in high fantasy (to my knowledge; here). All of the books feature incredibly strong female characters with significant past hurts, and all have quite innovative settings and uses of magic.
Since this is the second book, I’ll cut here. Continue reading Dead Man Walking (Dante Valentine, book 2), by Lilith Saintcrow