Dancing With Werewolves (Delilah Street Series#1)

Dancing With Werewolves (Delilah Street Series#1)

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by Carole Nelson Douglas
     
 

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  • It was the revelation of the millennium: witches, werewolves, vampires and other supernaturals are real. Fast-forward 13 years: TV reporter Delilah Street used to cover the small-town bogeyman beat back in Kansas, but now, in high-octane Las Vegas — which is run by a werewolf mob — she finds herself holding back the gates of Hell itself.

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  • It was the revelation of the millennium: witches, werewolves, vampires and other supernaturals are real. Fast-forward 13 years: TV reporter Delilah Street used to cover the small-town bogeyman beat back in Kansas, but now, in high-octane Las Vegas — which is run by a werewolf mob — she finds herself holding back the gates of Hell itself. But at least she has a hot new guy and one big bad wolfhound to help her out...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809572038
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
10/30/2007
Series:
Delilah Street Series , #1
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Carole Nelson Douglas, author of more than fifty fantasy and science fiction, mystery, mainstream, and romance novels, was an award-winning reporter and editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. After writing some bestselling high fantasy novels and SF thrillers, she imported fantasy notions into her Midnight Louie mystery series, which features a hard-boiled Las Vegas PI who’s a feline “Sam Spade with hairballs.” Her Irene Adler historical series made Carole the first author to use a woman from the Sherlock Holmes stories as a protagonist in the 1991 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Good Night, Mr. Holmes. She’s won or been short-listed for more than fifty writing awards in nonfiction, sf/fantasy, mystery, and romance genres, including several from the Romance Writers of America and Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine, and the Cat Writers’ Association. In 2008, RT BOOKreviews magazine named Carole a “pioneer of the publishing industry. Carole and husband Sam Douglas, a former art museum exhibitions director and kaleidoscope designer, are kept as pets by five stray cats and a dog in Fort Worth, Texas. She collects vintage clothing, and does a mean Marilyn Monroe impersonation, and, yes, she does dance, but not with werewolves. As far as she knows.

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Dancing with Werewolves 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
At the turn of the new Millennia, the Y2K crisis fizzles and the end of days never happened. What did occur is that the creatures of myth and legend including vampires, werewolves, witches and others came out into the open. Old timers think it is a hoax but youngsters, like twenty-something Delilah Street know these creatures are real. Having been raised in an orphanage, never adopted or fostered out, she learned to be self-sufficient and independent. --- While watching television, she sees a doppelganger of herself down to the earring in her nose. She goes to Las Vegas and the producer Mr. Nightwine of the show mistakes her for Maggie the corpse who has become a cult favorite. He provides Delilah a place to live on his estate while she tries to track her double down and she meets Ric Montrose, searching for dead bodies. When she douses with him they find new bodies wearing clothing at least sixty years old. She feels their last moments of life and learns she is a certain type of medium. Ric and Delilah are attracted to her but other people take an interest in her including Snow a vampire who encircles her arm with a bracelet formed of his hair and werewolf Cicerau who mistakes Delilah for her double and kidnaps her to be in his magic show. She uses her new found powers to escape and helps Ric identify the two dead lovers while trying to find out who she really is. --- Carole Nelson Douglas leaves her Midnight Louie series to provide fans with an entertaining urban fantasy with that rivals that of Kim Harrison and Kelly Armstrong. The protagonist jumps from the frying pan into the fire as she tries to stay one step ahead of her enemies and those who want to use her. DANCING WITH WEREWOLVES is a mystical delight. --- Harriet Klausner
MEB51 More than 1 year ago
Carole Nelson Douglas has always been good at blending reality with fantasy (Midnight Louie's narrative); and with blending fictional characters with historical characters (Irene Adler series). This series takes the reader to an alternate world where myth and legend are real, at least the Hollywood versions. I like the idea, but there was just so much to absorb that I will have to re-read this book before going on to the next of the series. My favorite of the alternate realities in the story is the idea that characters from old black and white films can become "really" real. It does seem that the old movies did more to develop their characters than current movies that rely more on special effects. My least favorite part of the book was its' cover art. I have long ago realized that the artists do not read the book before they draw the cover, but this one irks me. Here is Deliah's description when seeing her dog Quicksilver for the first time, "I approached the cage, then tapped the wires to see the most beautiful pale blue eyes ever, way better than my own, turn to me from a silver-and-cream furred face. A widow's peak of darker fur over those amazing eyes made them seem almost human." He was a mix breed from the wolf-spitz family. On the cover of the paperback book, however, she is standing with a grizzled wolf. I would much rather see Quicksilver.
PeytonCK More than 1 year ago
I really like Delilah Street; she's gutsy and streetwise while retaining some softness. She's a mix of Sookie Stackhouse, Kitty Norville and Mercy Thompson while being very original. She takes the changes in her situation in stride and runs headlong into a new world. The CinSim characters are fresh as her newly-acquired paranormal dog, Quicksilver. And her new Latin lover, Ric is hotter than a 2-dollar pistol. Throwing in the old movie references is great fun. The writing is fresh, witty and has provided me with hours of enjoyment. I highly recommend this book/series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A strange phenomena--when an author changes style or direction, there's often a violent knee-jerk reaction from fans to the shift. You constantly see people complaining about an author doing the same old, same old. Yet, let a writer give you a fresh premise, a plot totally unlike anything she's done before and readers surprisingly scream, 'burn the witch'. I think readers--fans--often seek long time authors out for 'comfort food'. The books may not be exciting, but you know what your money is going for it's safe. Despite the whines of 'nothing new', when an author makes that about face, they nearly get stoned! Carole Nelson Douglas --long time author with over fifty titles to her credit in the Irene Adler series and the Midnight Louie series--hops to another publisher and gives you the wildly zany Dancing With Werewolves. While I love her other stories, I truly enjoyed this book, and look forward to others in the series to come. It's sharply written, very witty and kept me turning pages until I read the whole book in one sitting. As fans become accustomed to this new direction for this talented author, I fully expect to see praise for her new style. In a genre that's quickly filling with authors left and right, Nelson brings a fresh and sassy voice to Delilah Street. A woman with a dim past, she knows she was named after the street where she was found orphaned. She's currently an investigative reporter heading up the paranormal beat in Wichita, Kansas. The theme reminded me faintly of the movie Fred Ward did for HBO (Cast a Deadly Spell, 1991), where paranormal was normal. I absolutely adored Ward's Harry Phillip Lovecraft character, so it follows I would enjoy this book, too. While watching a television show, Delilah spots a cadaver being dissected and gets a chill. The 'dead body' could be her twin sister! When the vampire anchorman tries to put the bite on her and she ends up fired, then she loses her dog and her home, Delilah figures someone is trying to tell her it's time to take the show on the road--and find out if there's a clone who may be her sister. Vegas has always been considered a bit strange, but in this alternative world, werewolves are literally running the town. Besides the werewolves, there are a few witches and other not quite humans that keep the plot moving and full of surprises. As in the Ward movie, it's an odd blend on urban fantasy and film noir that is brought to life under the talented pen...hum...keyboard of Ms. Douglas. My husband absolutely adored this book, so it should appeal to both sexes
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am big fan of her other books, so I wasn't sure how she would do with this one. Wow. I simply LOVED it. I recall a couple films HBO did sometime back with Fred Ward. Alternative Universe where magic was the means. People used it for everything. I really loved them. This book hits that cord. I cannot wait for more in the series from this very talented author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to like this book, but the shoddy grammar and obvious lack of proofreading, editing, or even a simple spellchecking were too offputting. The story was fun, and a fast read, but even in a world of magic you can't have a car start itself and then two paragraphs later have the heroine hop into the driver's seat, put the keys in the ignition, and start it up. Disappointing; was looking forward to reading this new series by one of my favorite authors, but will probably not bother to read any of the subsequent books.
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Bookwonk More than 1 year ago
Really original urban fantasy Adapting the usual supernaturals--werewolves, vampires, demons, and some unusual ones--to a future Las Vegas bent on commercially exploiting and feeding on the supernatural craze makes for a really original reinvention of urban fantasy with a lot of crime noir elements. Delilah Street (think Della Street, Lawyer-sleuth Perry Mason's right-hand woman) is a mostly mortal investigator fighting werewolf mobsters and demon drug lords. Her friends, lenemies, and frenemies are some of the most unusual suspects in the urban fantasy genre . . . like an albino rock star hotel owner and an ex-FBI guy who can dowse for the dead, not to mention the dog.
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I loved the premise of this book, but the writing style and protagonist's voice/thought process was just too distracting.
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IS IT A GOOD BOOK
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Seree More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing series. This first book sucks the reader in immediantly with 3 demensional charactors that feel real. The author is extremely talented in weaving just the right touch of humor with horror managing create a fun romp in an imaginative supernatural world rather than simply horifying. I found this a wonderfully refreshing tale on what has quickly become predictable fare in the supernatural genre. This author quickly became one of my top ten, and high on the list at that. Don't miss out on this series!
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ashvanauken More than 1 year ago
I've just started reading it and have cracked up at least twice within the first couple of pages. I have to say to find a paranormal book where the heroine isn't an assassin or cop is refreshing. I'm all for strong women characters, but they don't ALWAYS have to be bada** assassins, cops, US Marshals, or some type of investigator, who take no crap. It gets redundant. On that note alone this book gets five stars. I'm looking forward to finishing the book.
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