The Taken (Celestial Blues Series #1)

The Taken (Celestial Blues Series #1)

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by Vicki Pettersson
     
 

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“Exceptional. Mystery, crime scene drama, and more than enough romance to keep the heart pumping blend seamlessly into an enthralling read that kept me glued to the pages.”
—Kim Harrison

“A delectably dark paranormal thriller. I’ve always been a fan of Pettersson’s work, but she knocks it out of the park with this one.”

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“Exceptional. Mystery, crime scene drama, and more than enough romance to keep the heart pumping blend seamlessly into an enthralling read that kept me glued to the pages.”
—Kim Harrison

“A delectably dark paranormal thriller. I’ve always been a fan of Pettersson’s work, but she knocks it out of the park with this one.”
—Kelley Armstrong

Vicki Pettersson, author of the New York Times bestselling Signs of the Zodiac urban fantasy novels, breaks out with The Taken. The first book in her sexy, supernatural noir mystery series, Celestial Blues, The Taken features a former p.i.-turned-fallen angel and a beautiful, tough Las Vegas reporter—the most unorthodox pair of avengers since Jeaniene Frost’s Cat and Bones—joining forces to confront a terror that threatens to wreak murderous havoc in both the mortal and the immortal worlds. A dark and delicious mix of noir mystery, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance, The Taken is a must-read treat for the insatiable fans of Nalini Singh’s angel books, and for the many, many readers who have made Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Laurell K. Hamilton fantasy superstars.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“A sure bet for urban-fantasy readers of all types, but especially fans of Carrie Vaughn, Jim Butcher, and P. N. Elrod.”
Suspense Magazine
"Intriguing mix of paranormal, romance and mystery with just enough suspense!"
Kim Harrison
“Exceptional. Mystery, crime scene drama, and more than enough romance to keep the heart pumping blend seemlessly into an enthralling read that kept me glued to the pages. I can’t wait for the sequel.”
Sophie Littlefield
“A stylish, atmospheric mash-up of rockabilly and angelic affairs quickly reveals itself to be so much more: THE TAKEN proves that Pettersson is not afraid to explore the darkest corners of the human heart – and that her gift for redemption is unsurpassed.”
Kelley Armstrong
“A delectably dark paranormal thriller. I’ve always been a fan of Pettersson’s work, but she knocks it out of the park with this one.”
RT Book Reviews (top pick)
“Pettersson’s amazing new series is off to a rocking start with this compelling read.”
Kim Harrison on The Scent of Shadows
“The Scent of Shadows is a bold concept, skillfully developed. The ugly grit and intoxicating glitter of Vicki Pettersson’s world of Las Vegas is the perfect mirror for her character, Joanna Archer, whose hard past flows into her unimaginably chancy future.”
Diana Gabaldon on The Scent of Shadows
“From the one-damn-thing-after-another school of unputdownable books, The Scent of Shadows rockets into the air and explodes like fireworks, with nonstop bursts of action and imagination.”
Romantic Times BOOKclub
“Combining comic-book adventures, astrology and a war between light and shadow, Pettersson’s stunning debut is an attention grabber. Original, with a tough and tormented heroine, it delivers a complex new mythology as well as emotional drama and action galore.”
Romantic Times BOOKclub on The Scent of Shadows
“Combining comic-book adventures, astrology and a war between light and shadow, Pettersson’s stunning debut is an attention grabber. Original, with a tough and tormented heroine, it delivers a complex new mythology as well as emotional drama and action galore.”
Suspense magazine
“Intriguing mix of paranormal, romance and mystery with just enough suspense!”
(top pick) - RT Book Reviews
"Pettersson’s amazing new series is off to a rocking start with this compelling read."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062064646
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Series:
Celestial Blues Series, #1
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
714,660
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.04(d)

What People are saying about this

Kim Harrison
“Exceptional. Mystery, crime scene drama, and more than enough romance to keep the heart pumping blend seemlessly into an enthralling read that kept me glued to the pages. I can’t wait for the sequel.”
Sophie Littlefield
“A stylish, atmospheric mash-up of rockabilly and angelic affairs quickly reveals itself to be so much more: THE TAKEN proves that Pettersson is not afraid to explore the darkest corners of the human heartand that her gift for redemption is unsurpassed.”
Kelley Armstrong
“A delectably dark paranormal thriller. I’ve always been a fan of Pettersson’s work, but she knocks it out of the park with this one.”

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