Blood Crime (Hollows Graphic Novel) [NOOK Book]

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You can't tell the story of how it all began for supernatural cops Ivy Tamwood and Rachel Morgan without telling how it all nearly ended. The fiery living vampire and erstwhile earth witch never asked to be paired up in the first place. And having to work Inderland Security's crummiest beat-busting two-bit paranormal street punks-sure didn't sweeten the deal. But when it counts, Ivy and Rachel always have each other's backs. They'd ...
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Blood Crime (Hollows Graphic Novel)

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Overview

You can't tell the story of how it all began for supernatural cops Ivy Tamwood and Rachel Morgan without telling how it all nearly ended. The fiery living vampire and erstwhile earth witch never asked to be paired up in the first place. And having to work Inderland Security's crummiest beat-busting two-bit paranormal street punks-sure didn't sweeten the deal. But when it counts, Ivy and Rachel always have each other's backs. They'd better-because someone just hung targets on both of them.

It doesn't take a hotshot homicide detective to know that nearly getting flattened by a falling gargoyle or impaled by a lead pipe aren't on-the-job accidents. But it doesn't seem possible that the class of crooks Ivy and Rachel routinely collar could kill anything but brain cells. So who put Cincinnati's tough and tender twosome on their "to do in" list? Is Ivy's vampire master, the powerful and seductive Piscary, jealous of her growing bloodlust (and just plain lust) for Rachel? Or have forces unknown-living or undead-made the partners prey in a deadly witch (and vampire) hunt?

Before this case is cracked, Ivy and Rachel will face down vicious dogs, speeding locomotives, rogue bloodsuckers, and their own dark desires; spells will be cast and blood will be spilled; and Kim Harrison's hair-raising, heart-racing, dark urban world of magic and monsters will leap howling from the pages of her second electrifying, full-color graphic novel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345535290
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Series: Hollows Graphic Novel
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 95,513
  • File size: 62 MB
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Meet the Author

Kim Harrison
Kim Harrison, author of the Hollows urban fantasy series, was born and raised in Michigan. After receiving a bachelor of science degree, she moved to South Carolina with her husband and two boys, recently returning north to escape the heat. Her first graphic novel, Blood Work, hit #1 on the New York Times graphic novel bestseller list. In addition to writing the Hollows books, she is the author of the bestselling Madison Avery young-adult series. Harrison is a member of both the Romance Writers of America and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. When not at her desk, she is likely digging in her yard or remodeling her Victorian home.
 
Gemma Magno was inspired to draw by anime and manga, and received a Presidential Award after winning several art competitions. She lives in the Philippines.

Biography

Bestselling paranormal fantasy author Kim Harrison went all the way through school with nary a thought of becoming a writer. A biology major in college, she took only the required English courses needed to graduate. So when the writing bug hit her later in life, she found herself at a real disadvantage with grammar, spelling, and other basic weapons in the scribbler's arsenal. However, her love of books was her saving grace. Always a voracious reader, Harrison instinctively recognized the role of plot, pacing, and character development in good storytelling. She set about writing with great enthusiasm and plugged away for the better part of decade, until she was able to bring her skills up to par.

Harrison's debut novel grew out of frustration with a growing pile of rejection notices. In an attempt to get publishers' attention, she set out to craft something deliberately weird and edgy. She conceived a motley cast of vampires, werewolves, pixies, and witches, including a sexy bounty hunter named Rachel Morgan, and threw them together in a short story. Then, her agent introduced her to editor Diana Gill, and together they refined and expanded Harrison's idea into a full length novel.

Published in 2004, Dead Witch Walking became a bestseller, launched a blockbuster series, and catapulted Harrison into a pantheon of paranormal superstars that includes Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Christine Feehan, and Sherrilyn Kenyon. As if to validate her inclusion in these ranks, Harrison's stories have also been included in several bestselling paranormal collections.

Good To Know

  • Harrison claims that her muse exists in music. In our exclusive interview, she explained, "Music moves society more than most people realize. In my opinion, it's a soft manipulator of influence and change. I love the power of the musician who composes and performs. I envy their ability to put a nugget of truth in three minutes of sweat and emotional outpouring, colored entirely from their thoughts. And I'll admit that if I can, I'll steal that nugget of truth, study it, facet it, polish it, and place it in my writing."

  • On her MySpace page, Kim lists the following as her heroes: "My parents. Anyone who pursues their dreams when no one believes they can reach them. Single moms and dads."

  • Rachel Morgan and her otherworldly cohorts exist in and around an alternate version of Cincinnati, Ohio -- a "little big city" Harrison was familiar with from her Midwestern youth. She always tries to incorporate "Cincy" sights into her series novels, so readers are likely to find allusions to Eden Park, the Cincinnati Zoo, and other local neighborhoods and landmarks.

  • As a tribute to one of her favorite actor/directors, Harrison has given some of her Rachel Morgan novels titles that play on well-known Clint Eastwood films: For a Few Demons More, Every Which Way but Dead, The Outlaw Demon Wails, etc.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 22, 2012

      Review of sample

      regarding the sample... You get the cover art, credits and a two page intro... Not one page of the graphics to see if you like the style or how the program handles the picture panes!

      13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted January 25, 2013

      Excellent as usual!

      Great storyline! Beautiful Graphics!

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    • Posted January 12, 2013

      Highly recommended

      If you are a fan Kim Harrison's, this is a must read! I like the story and the art work.

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    • Posted April 16, 2014

      Good

      Story is interesting, same with the characters. Might read the books. Good sequel.

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