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Brimstone Kiss by Carole Nelson Douglas

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Brimstone Kiss

Nominated for Urban Fantasy Land's 2008 Readers' Choice Awards

ISBN: 978-0-8095-7304-2
384 pages, $7.99
Publication Date: October 2007

Paranormal Investigator Delilah Street--in her quest to identify the long-buried embracing skeletons she and sexy ex-FBI agent Ricardo Montoya discovered-- has to deal with a lecherous vampire, a ghoulish producer, celebrity zombies from classic films, a mysterious albino rock star who bestows addictive kisses on his groupies, and a dead girl in her mirror--and those are just her clients! Post-Millennium Revelation Las Vegas is teeming with supernaturals and run by a werewolf mob, but even the unhumans can't conceive of what Delilah discovers hidden under its damnable desert sands: unspeakably powerful evil rooted in ancient Egypt...

Don't miss Delilah's other adventures: Dancing With Werewolves (#1)
Vampire Sunrise (#3)!

Praise for Brimstone Kiss
  • "Filled with kisses and kick-ass action, the second installment of this campy series finds paranormal investigator Delilah Street taking on her first case in an alternate 2010 Las Vegas. When Delilah and her boyfriend, ex-FBI agent Ric Montoya, find the bodies of two teens killed in Sunset Park in 1946, the girl's ghost appears and claims the killer was her father, werewolf mobster Cesar Cicereau. Vampire mogul Howard Hughes hires Delilah to learn the identity of the girl's vampire companion, and she also comes under pressure from albino vampire rocker Snow; television producer Hector Nightwine; and the Invisible Man, a zombie merged with Claude Rains's black-and-white film character. Douglas's dishy style compliments the twisty plot, and she helpfully includes references for the numerous nods to the silver screen, Egyptology and cocktails. [Starred]
    --Publishers Weekly
  • "Carole Nelson Douglas has written a wonderful second Street urban fantasy... Delilah discovers a new power which enables her to walk through mirrors into other realms where she interacts with the inhabitants. Readers will remain drawn to her even as she still is an enigma. Fans will hope she and her cronies to include normal vampires (duh--I cannot believe I used the word 'normal') can defeat the enemy. Brimstone Kiss is a magical mystery fantasy tour."
    -- Alternative Worlds
  • "...This is the second installment in the Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator series and it's as enjoyable as the first. Carole Nelson Douglas centers much of the action on a decades old mystery that comes together piece by intriguing piece. Brimstone Kiss has all of the dark, dangerous, and unique paranormal elements readers seek, along with the passion, love and exciting temptations that add spice to the mix. Much of the secondary mysteries continue with an ending that will have me eagerly awaiting the next release, but in the meantime I'd be more than happy to read this keeper a second time."
    -- Darque Reviews
  • About 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, does a mean Marilyn Monroe impersonation, and, yes, she does dance, but not with werewolves. As far as she knows.

    Email Carole at cdouglas@catwriter.com, and find out more about her books at www.carolenelsondouglas.com and www.delilahstreet.com.

    Carole Nelson Douglas
Juno Books
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