Must Love Hellhounds

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From New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Nalini Singh and national bestselling authors Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook, tales of man’s worst friend...

In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes… and everything bites.

Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer’s realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris’s The Britlingens Go to Hell. Seek out a traitor in the midst ...

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Overview

From New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Nalini Singh and national bestselling authors Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook, tales of man’s worst friend...

In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes… and everything bites.

Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer’s realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris’s The Britlingens Go to Hell. Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non-lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh’s Angels’ Judgment. Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world—and whose scent he’s following—in Ilona Andrews’s Magic Mourns. Embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire alongside her blind—and damn sexy—companion and a hellhound in Meljean Brook’s Blind Spot.

These four novellas by today’s hottest paranormal authors will have hellhound lovers everywhere howling.

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Editorial Reviews

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Canines get a bad name in this quartet of original novellas about hell-raising hellhounds by four first-rate dark fantasy authors. This fearsome menagerie includes a three-headed dog, Lucifer's fierce four-legged protectors, and a seeing-eye hellhound. A trade paperback original with a bite.
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Four well-known fantasy writers bring magical dogs into the plots of otherwise standard paranormal novellas. Harris's urban fantasy, “The Britlingens Go to Hell,” pits bodyguards Batanya and Clovache against demons, wolfwomen and two hellhounds guarding some unusual prisoners. In Singh's paranormal romance, “Angels' Judgment,” vampire trackers Sara and Deacon must discover who is murdering vampires; one suspect owns a hellhound. In Andrews's sexy “Magic Mourns,” Andrea, a knight who helps people with magic problems, links with a shape-shifter to find a stolen corpse, but first they must get by a three-headed dog. In Brook's page-turning romance “Blind Spot,” Maggie Wren, CIA operative turned vampire's personal assistant, teams up with a hellhound to find her boss's kidnapped niece. Only the most obsessive dog fanciers will be really enthralled by the passing mentions of canines. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425229590
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: The Guardians Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 641,981
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlaine Harris writes both fantasy/mystery and mystery. The HBO series True Blood is based on her Sookie Stackhouse novels. Nalini Singh is the author of the Psy-Changeling and the Guild hunter series. Ilona Andrews is the author, most recently, of Magic Strikes. Meljean Brook is the author of the Guardian series.

Biography

A native of the Mississippi Delta, Charlaine Harris grew up in a family of avid readers (her father was a teacher; her mother a librarian). She attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, graduating in 1973 with a degree in English and Communication Arts. Although she penned poetry and plays in school, her first serious foray into fiction was with two standalone novels, Sweet and Deadly and A Secret Rage, published (effortlessly!) in the early 1980s.

After her early success, Harris released the first installment in a series of lighthearted mysteries starring spunky, small-town Georgia librarian, true crime enthusiast, and amateur sleuth Aurora Teagarden. When Aurora debuted in Real Murders (1990), Publishers Weekly welcomed "a heroine as capable and potentially complex as P. D. James's Cordelia Gray." The book went on to receive an Agatha Award nomination.

Anxious for another challenge, Harris began a second series in 1996. Darker and edgier than the Teagarden novels, these mysteries featured taciturn, 30-something housecleaner Lily Bard, a woman with a complicated past who has moved to the small town of Shakespeare, Arkansas, to find peace and solitude. The first novel, Shakespeare's Landlord, was well-received. BookList raved: "Harris has created an intriguing new character in this solidly plotted story." [Much to the disappointment of her fans, Harris concluded the Lilly Bard sequence in 2001 with Shakespeare's Counselor.]

Although Harris achieved moderate success with these two series (which she laughingly describes as "cozies with teeth"), she would hit the jackpot in 2001 with Dead Until Dark, a sly, spoofy paranormal mystery starring a telepathic Louisiana cocktail waitress named Sookie Stackhouse, who falls in love with a vampire named Bill. The novel, a delightful hybrid of mystery, science fiction, and romance, was an instant hit with critics. ("Harris' Sookie has the potential to attract more readers than Hamilton's Anita Blake," raved the dark fantasy magazine Cemetery Dance.) Readers, too, adored the Southern Vampire Series and have rewarded the author with bestseller after bestseller. (In 2008, the Sookie saga came to HBO in a top-rated television adaptation, True Blood, starring Anna Paquin.)

With 2006's Grave Sight, Harris added yet another fascinating character to her stable -- a young woman named Harper Connelly whose youthful encounter with a lightning bolt has left her with the ability to find corpses and determine how they died. In addition to juggling characters and plots for her popular series, Harris has also contributed short stories and novellas to several anthologies of paranormal fantasy fiction.

Good To Know

In our interview, Harris confesses:

"I'm really a boring person. My family (my husband and three children) is the most important thing in my life. I go to bed early, I get up early. I love to go to the movies with my husband. My favorite things about finally making some money as a writer are (a) I can buy as many books as I want, and (b) I can hire a maid. The first job I had was working in an offset darkroom at a very small newspaper. I stood on a concrete floor all day and made minimum wage -- which then was $1.60 an hour. I hated it, and I learned a lot, though not necessarily about working in a darkroom. So being a writer is much better."

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    1. Hometown:
      Southern Arkansas
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 25, 1951
    2. Place of Birth:
      Tunica, Mississippi
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English and Communication Arts, Rhodes, 1973
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  • Posted September 14, 2009

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    Must Love Hellhounds

    Nalini Singh "Angel's Judgment" This novella is from Nalini's Guild Hunter series. It follows Sara, the director of the guild before she became director and was a hunter. Sara and the Slayer, Deacon (slayers are Guild's internal police for rogue hunters) hunt down a suspected rogue hunter who has been performing unsanctioned vampire executions. This story was fantastic! It pretty much had it all; action, suspense, delectable sexual tension, mystery and the storyline was superb! This novella was exhilarating, impressively done and complete. It got me all hyped up to read the next Guild Hunter's novel, Archangel's Kiss due out 2/10/2010. This novella turned out to be my favorite story out of this anthology. 5+/5

    Ilona Andrews "Magic Mourns" This novella is from the Kate Daniel's series. It focus's on Andrea, Kate's best friend. The story seems to pick up shortly after where Magic Strike's leaves off. I've been waiting on this novella for a long time, after getting just a tease of Andrea and Raphael's budding relationship. They are both hot-headed and at times volatile. Andrea and Raphael hunt down a necromancer who has stolen the dead body of Aunt B's mate (Aunt B is Raphael's mother and also the werehyena alpha), and finally hash out their issues. Unfortunately it's not at an opportune time, since they're being chased by a hellhound. It's so refreshing to see the male and female share the alpha/beta role, as oppose to the usual were story where the female only has value because of her mate's stature. This story was exciting, complete and well done. I also look forward to reading the next book in the Kate Daniels series Magic Bleeds due out 6/2010. 5/5

    Meljean Brook "Blind Spot" I haven't read Meljean's Guardian series and have been on the fence about it for some time. This novella was easy to follow even though I am not familiar with the series. Maggie, a personal body guard and a hellhound named Sir Pup, help Geoff, Maggie's employer's nephew in rescuing Geoff's sister, Katherine who has been kidnapped. After enjoying this novella tremendously, I will definitely be picking up her Guardians series. This story was interesting, exciting and smoothly done. 5/5

    Charlaine Harris "Britlingens Go to Hell" I've read several short stories by Charlaine and never really enjoy her novellas, however, I did find this novella the most enjoyable of the short stories I've read in the past from her. Two body guards are hired to guard a thief through his trip through hell, to steal back one of Lucifer's valuable treasures. This story felt a bit choppy. The storyline had great potential but fell a bit short of feeling complete. 3/5

    This anthology was a success in my opinion. All stories kept to the hellhound theme and had a fun, humorous feel to them.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

    outrageous ebook price

    please tell me why the ebook price is 12.99 when it's a paperback that starts out @ 7.99. I thought we were supposed to save money on books if we boughta nook not get overcharged!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

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    Where is the Hounds??

    Sorry, I was disappointed in these stories. I was looking for more interaction with the hounds and not so much on the heavy romance. I'm really tired reading about the women drooling over abs, tight rears, etc.
    I know I'm in the minority, but I'll be looking for stories with more gal action and not in the bedroom.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    ???:(

    I read the first 3 chapters in the first story and found it weird and cunfusing i personally would not get this book:(:(

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2012

    Each story held true to the books title and it was great that ea

    Each story held true to the books title and it was great that each author had their own original hound within their story. I have to say that Deacon and Sarah's story was my favorite of them all. It was the most complete and satisfying in what I look for in even a short story.

    My favorite hellhound (no contest) is Sir Pup. What a hound! Best I've ever encountered in all I've read that held a hound of hell within. He was so versatile, humorous and laid back for a hound of hell.

    I've read only from Charlaine Harris before (whom I am a fan of). But this helped me discover 3 new authors. One in which I'm extremely curious of the rest of her works (Nalini Singh).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

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    Good group

    I really like this group of short stories. If you like Charlaine Harris, Sookie Stackhouse books you should like the rest of the stories

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Sir Pup Rocks!

    As usual with these anthologies, I usually buy the book because of one author. In this case, it was MeljeanBrook. It was fun to see Maggie and Geoff together, and I enjoy anytime I get to read about Sir Pup. What a great secondary character.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

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    Andrews' story was great!...Harris' was good too

    I bought the book for "Magic Mourns", Ilona Andrews contribution and it was sooo worth it. This story is between Magic Strikes and Magic Bleeds it tell the story of how Andrea and Raphael final get together. I think there is enough back story for it to make a good introduction for someone who hasn't read the series and it's very fulfilling for someone who has. Harris' "The Britlingens go to Hell" is a story about the body guards from All Together Dead. This story was enjoyable but I don't think she stayed true to the characters she showed up in the sookie books.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

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    Entertaining with an exception.

    The beginning story by Charlaine Harris was a bit disappointing, but Nalini Singh pulled the book back to my attention. Entertaining short stories if skip over the absurdness of the first short story.

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  • Posted July 22, 2010

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    Wonderful Stories

    Each author brought a touch of fun into their stories in this collection of novellas. I enjoyed each one ... and came away with 2 new authors for my collections.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2010

    3 out of 4 isn't bad

    I really liked three of the 4 stories. Because I really don't read much of the first Author but other than that I really liked all the stories in this book.

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  • Posted January 28, 2010

    Hellhounds

    I like anthologies & short stories-introduces different authors that I might have missed; great for reading just before bed & if you liked this you will like others like Twisted Fairy Tales, Many Bloody Returns and Strange Brew

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

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    LOVED IT!

    I bought this book to read the story written by Charlaine Harris, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It made me wish she would write a series about those characters. The second story I enjoyed just as profusely, by Nalini Singh, if I remember correctly. Enough that I have bought the first book to her series. The third story was a bit difficult to focus on, for me at the beginning, but picked up somewhere in the middle. The last story in the book, the details escape my memory, sadly I cannot find anything by this author.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

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    Really Good Anthology

    Loved this anthology! All the stories were wonderful and entertaining, and I recommend it to all Urban Fantasy Romance readers!

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  • Posted August 3, 2009

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    four fun fantasies

    "The Britlingens Go to Hell" by Charlaine Harris. Crick the client hires Britlingens bodyguards Batanya and Clovache to protect him from Lucifer's minion as he retrieves something he took but left behind when his host the king of Hell's hospitality ended.

    "Angels' Judgment" by Nalini Singh. Vampire trackers Sara and Deacon know the serial killer is from within their Guild, but identifying the psychopath murdering vampires proves difficult.

    "Magic Mourns" by Ilona Andrews. Andrea the Order of Knights Merciful Aid and werehyena Raphael meet and are attracted to one another as they seek a stolen corpse by tracking Cerberus the three-headed dog who normally sits at the entrance to Hades.

    "Blind Spot" by Meljean Brook. Former CIA agent and current personal assistant to Colin the vampire Maggie and Sir Pup the Hellhound try to rescuer her boss' kidnapped nephew and niece.

    These are four fun fantasies that readers will enjoy as each contribution is entertaining with lead players who MUST LOVE HELLHOUNDS as they deal with these pets and others from hell.

    Harriet Klausner

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