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Storm Born [Kindle Edition]

Richelle Mead
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Book Description

Just typical. No love life to speak of for months, then all at once, every horny creature in the Otherworld wants to get in your pants. . .

Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy--one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherworldy ne'er-do-well, and the ones who don't want to knock her up want her dead. Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this. She finds them in Dorian, a seductive fairy king with a taste for bondage, and Kiyo, a gorgeous shape-shifter who redefines animal attraction. But with enemies growing bolder and time running out, Eugenie realizes that the greatest danger is yet to come, and it lies in the dark powers that are stirring to life within her. . .

Praise for Richelle Mead and Succubus Blues. . .

"This is one of those series I'm going to keep following." --Jim Butcher, New York Times bestselling author

"The mix of supernatural mystery, romance, and reluctant succubus is great fun." --Locus

"Exciting, witty, sexy, intriguing and had me captivated from the first page." --Cheyenne McCray

"Storm Born is my kind of book -- great characters, dark worlds, and just the right touch of humor. A great read." --Patricia Briggs

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"Storm Born is my kind of book - great characters, dark worlds, and just the right touch of humor. A great read" -- PATRICIA BRIGGS, #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy author

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"Storm Born is my kind of book -- great characters, dark worlds, and just the right touch of humor. A great read." --Patricia Briggs

Product Details

  • File Size: 527 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1420100963
  • Publisher: Zebra Books (August 1, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001BAARE2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,270 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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85 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her writing just gets better and better September 16, 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
First with Vampire Academy, then with Succubus Blues, and now with Storm Born, Richelle Mead has stolen my heart through her wonderful prose, lively characters, and intriguing ideas.

In some ways Storm Born reminds me of Jim Butcher's Storm Front (odd coincidence there). Eugenie Markham is a shaman-for-hire (kind of like Harry Dresden being a wizard-for-hire), taking on the odd job of banishing spirits and gentry who disturb the human realm. But aside from some similar traits between the main characters, that's where the similarities end.

Things get sticky when a human named Wil hires her to rescue his teenage sister, who was kidnapped by gentry intent on using her body. Of course, being compassionate, Eugenie takes the job even knowing that crossing into the Otherworld to complete this task makes facing death that much more real.

Unlike her previous novels, Mead isn't shy about jumping headlong into the sex scenes. But like her previous novels they are tasteful, passionate, and written without silly euphemisms. And, like her previous novels, the concept of sex plays a larger role than just pleasure. The creatures of the Otherworld, knowing Eugenie's heritage even before she does, are intent on using her to sire a powerful heir.

Storm Born is full of fun characters, intense action, and passion that sizzles in the form of a love triangle. Eugenie is in love with Kiyo, a kitsune, but also dangerously taken by Dorian, a gentry king. Normally love triangles make this reader iffy, but Mead is one of the few who does it so well. Both Dorian and Kiyo are possessive of Eugenie, but Eugenie doesn't simply capitulate to either man's wants or desires.

In fact, Eugenie herself is my favorite aspect of the story.
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100 of 117 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Amazon reviewers...what's going on? July 30, 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Seriously? There are maybe 5 accurate reviews. I'm not saying anyone is wrong for appreciating this style of book, to each their own, but really from reading all the reviews I expected something completely different. Okay, to those who haven't read it, this book is about 2 pages of sex to every 4 pages of plot. I got about 2/3 through and I can't finish it. I've never just left a book, ever. I even like steamy books, but this has the depth of a porn movie. The heroine must not remember her past because she was DROPPED ON HER HEAD as a child. She makes one ridiculous decision after another and is in no way likeable, let alone relatable. Everyone wants in your pants...yup...we get it....what else do you have to offer? Her roommate was funny though.

This is the worst review I have ever given. I've read TONS of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, ect ect. I really can't recommend this book. I find it hard to believe this author also writes for teenagers. Well no, what little plot there is could be teenager relatable, but the sex is so over the top, nonsensical, and never ending... I shudder to think what teenagers are getting into these days. Ugh. If you are looking for B movie porn in text format, hit up this book.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Beginning- Horrible Ending January 26, 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is actually a review warning readers not to waste their time on this series. Unfortunately, I was not forewarned and have read all 4 of the Dark Swan books. I will say this, I really enjoyed the series all the way up to book 4 (Shadow Heir), but the ending of the series completely wrecked everything for me. If you don't care about reading a series with an absolutely horrific ending than read Storm Born. The book itself is a good book, but if you are like me and don't want to waste time reading a series that is doomed to failure I would pick another series to indulge in.
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Have Athame Will Travel August 5, 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I'd take the easy way out and say that Storm Born is Zen Moses meets the Chronicles of Narnia, but I won't for three reasons. First, the whole "x meets y" thing has become clichéd. Second, some of you are probably unfortunate enough not to know about Zen Moses. Third, it wouldn't be nice to steal the heroine's own reference to the Chronicles of Narnia.

Eugenie Markham, Odile, the Dark Swan. With so many identities, you'd think the protagonist of Richelle Mead's latest novel was confused enough, but things only get worse as she finds family members, dead and alive, that she never knew she had, learns her true identity and, maybe, her destiny.

Odile is a shaman. Not a peyote smoking (well, maybe once or twice) buckskin clad Native, but a real warrior with the power to bind and banish spirits and other denizens of the Otherworld including the gentry, the shining ones, fairies. And she's damn good at it, with a lot of fairy blood on her hands. She's a magical gun for hire, defending this world against invaders from elsewhere...for a price. "Have athame, will travel."

Things get dicy when the djinn possessing a running shoe knows her real name and others follow. Then, her latest gig, rescuing the 15-year old sister of a conspiracy theory blogger who's been kidnapped by a fairy king leads her to the answer of just how they know her real identity. It also leads her to a new question: "Does she know who she really is?"

Eugenie is a real hero, defending this world against the denizens of the Otherworld, but no stranger to spilling blood. In the course of the story she confronts her prejudice against the gentry, her aversion to fairy magic, even her attitude towards two men. Her attitudes evolve and she gains power.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book
Published 12 days ago by Sandra Duerst
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read despite a couple flaws
I really enjoyed this book and will be reading my way through the rest of the series. I liked the main character. She had a good voice throughout. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. hewitt
4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed the story line and the characters
I really enjoyed the story line and the characters. I believe. I am coming into this series late but i have read up to dark swan. Can't wait to see what happens.
Published 1 month ago by micheledrea
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Stumbled on these books - loving the series!
Published 1 month ago by M. Carpenter
1.0 out of 5 stars Very few books I hate, this is one
Even the story makes jokes about how much plot is from StarWars. I didn't like the main character.
Published 2 months ago by D. B.
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining
Kept me interested the entire book. Sort of Harry Potter meets Kate Becket only this time Becket believes in magic.
Published 2 months ago by Pat Page
4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating from begining to end
A good sci-fi adventure story. I liked it. A sexy lady that hunts creatures and demons from another world.
Published 2 months ago by Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!!
I enjoyed Storm Born very much.... I laughed a lot, the characters were hilarious and the sex scenes absolutely amazing!!!!! Read more
Published 3 months ago by LadyVamp
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed the read
I really enjoyed the story and the characters. I really would like to find out what happens to the main character. Read more
Published 4 months ago by RailJoe
2.0 out of 5 stars This is a really good book, which makes me very sad.
Before buying Storm Born, I read some Amazon reviews referring to the end of the series. If you don't want to know, stop reading now. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Shirley U Jest
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Richelle Mead is an international bestselling author of fantasy books for both adults and teens. Her Georgina Kincaid series follows a reluctant succubus, while her Dark Swan series features a shamanic mercenary caught up in fairy affairs. Over on the young adult side, Richelle writes the much-acclaimed Vampire Academy series and its spin-off, Bloodlines, about a secret society keeping the vampire world hidden from humans.

Richelle's books have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and received honors from the American Library Association. Her books have been translated into over two dozen languages, as well as transformed into graphic novels. A lifelong reader, Richelle loves mythology and wacky humor. When not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, buying dresses, and watching bad reality TV. More at:

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I am trying to purchase Storm Born on kindle. Seems it is not available for kindle. What's up with that?
Sep 14, 2010 by Lola Moreno |  See all 2 posts
Help!!!! I want to read an adult vampire or paranormal book

I am not sure how old your daughter is, so you may want to skim through these books beforehand as some (not all) contain "adult" scenes:

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Nov 9, 2008 by Lilah Brown |  See all 15 posts
Can't wait for this one
Any recommends about what kind of writer she is? I don't believe I've read anything by this author and would like some idea about what kind of style she writes.
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