Dancing with the Devil (Vampire Series #1) (BOOKRING)

by Keri Arthur | Horror |
ISBN: 1893896595 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CheriePie of Campbell, California USA on 2/12/2005
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Saturday, February 12, 2005
This title is currently being offered in a BookRing. See the below journal entry for details.
I'm willing to LEND books from my Personal Collection (PC) to RESPONSIBLE individuals, on the condition that you return them to me when you're done. Please see my profile for details.

Product Description from Amazon.com:
Private Investigator Nikki James grew up on the tough streets of Lyndhurst and believes there's nothing left to surprise her. All that changes the night she follows teenager Monica Trevgard into the shadows-and becomes a pawn caught in a war between two very different men. One fills her mind with his madness, the other pushes his way into her life-and her heart. Nikki knows how dangerous love can be, but if she wants to survive, she must place her trust in a man who could easily destroy her.

Michael Kelly has come to Lyndhurst determined to end the war between himself and another brother of the night. For 300 years he has existed in life's shadows, gradually learning to control the life from death cravings of a vampire. Nikki not only breaches his formidable barriers with her psychic abilities, but makes Michael believe he may finally have found a woman strong enough to walk by his side and ease the loneliness in his heart. But will his love be enough to protect her from a madman hell-bent on revenge? Or will it drive her into his enemy's deadly trap?

Only together can they overcome the evil threatening to destroy them both. But the secrets they keep from each other might prove to be the greatest threat of all.

Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Wednesday, March 08, 2006
This looks to a good start to an interesting series by Keri Arthur. This book was written and published back in 2001 by ImaJinn Books, a small publisher, and thus many talk of Full Moon Rising, released February 2006, as being her first novel. You can see the full list of Keri's books at her website: www.keriarthur.com.

The story takes place in Ontario. Nikki is a psychic Private Investigator who is introduced to the world of vampires because of a case she's working regarding a missing girl. Michael is a 300 year old vampire, an ally who offers to help her track down the vampire Jasper, who's wreaking havoc on the city and has turned the missing girl, Monica Trevgard, as a pawn in his dangerous game. But Nikki, with a past full of hurt, is afraid to trust Michael, and is even more afraid of her feelings for him, even before finding out he's a vampire.

On her site, Keri calls this book a vampire romance, but it actually fits better into the mystery or horror genre, which is where Amazon classified it, since the romance side of things is more of a side story than the main theme.

Journal Entry 3 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Sunday, March 26, 2006
This is the very first published book by Australian author, Keri Arthur. If everyone likes this, I have the rest of this series, plus a lot of her other books, available for rings too, after I've read them.

Ring Participants (last modified 14-Mar-2008)
(current reader in bold)
· Morgaine77, Switzerland (ship pref Europe)
· Rianonne, Austria (ship pref Europe)
· NeedSun, Ontario, Canada (ship Int'l)
· SandDanz, IN, USA (ship pref US)
· explorer1118m, NJ, USA (ship pref US/CAN)
· Kyrissaean, NH, USA (ship pref US)
· MaplesFlowers, TN, USA (ship Int'l)
· Amberkatze, Austria (ship pref Europe)
· Kislany, Cyprus (ship Int'l)
· CandyDarling, Finland (ship Int'l)
· Lemonitsa, Canada (ship Int'l)
· CheriePie, Massachusetts, USA (back home to me)

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  • Remember that at the end of the list, THIS BOOK SHOULD BE RETURNED TO ME, not released into the wild. I enjoy rereading my favorite books over time, and lend them out to other people in my life too, who are not necessarily members of BookCrossing.
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Journal Entry 4 by Morgaine77 from Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on Monday, April 24, 2006
Thank you so much for sharing a book of your PC Cherie!!! I actually started to read a bit in it on the flight to San Diego... But then I fell asleep... LOL, me the Sleepyhead!!! :-)
Will pass it on to Rianonne once I get home from the States.

Journal Entry 5 by Morgaine77 from Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on Sunday, May 07, 2006
I must say that I had a hard time getting into this book. I can't really put my finger on as to why... Somehow, the style it was written in just failed to capture me. There was not that much action in the story, at least not for my taste and the main characters were not that likeable for me.
Oh well, I can't like all the vampy books out there, can I? ;-)
Thanks for sharing Cherie, the book will travel back to Europe with me and continue its travels from there.


Travelling to Vienna... :-)

Journal Entry 7 by Rianonne from Wien Bezirk 22 - Donaustadt, Wien Austria on Thursday, May 18, 2006
The book arrived safe and sound in sunny Vienna!
There are some Rings before it but I promise to hurry and it may even sneak itself inbetween ;)

Journal Entry 8 by Rianonne from Wien Bezirk 22 - Donaustadt, Wien Austria on Monday, May 29, 2006
Wanted by 2 vampires - one for her powers, the other for her love

The story is in a contemporary setting with traditional vampire lore and a kind of detective tale which made it a very comfortable read today. The lines of good and evil are clear and the violence as the two adversaries battle would not offend most romance readers.
True, there isn't that much action as in the Anita Blake books! Still I like both main characters and their paranormal realm to speculate about the future relationship of Nikki and Michael after that ending ... and to wonder which other groups (shapeshifter, weres, witches and so on) Keri Arthur may introduce in her sequel.

Journal Entry 9 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, June 07, 2006
This book arrived today. I can't believe how fast it got here. Thanks so much, Rianonne, for getting it to me so quickly. I am catching up on the bookrings that are with me so I should be able to get this book back on it's journey this month.

CheriePie, thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 10 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Great Book! I loved it and am very interested in finding out more about everyone involved (no spoilers here).

I just PMed SandDanz to see if she is still interested in getting it next. I'll pass it on as soon as I hear back.

Thanks Cherie for sharing this book. Any chance you will be sharing the next one soon? (please?)

Edit July 11: Sent by air today to SandDanz

Journal Entry 11 by SandDanz from Louisville, Kentucky USA on Wednesday, July 19, 2006
The book has been received safe and sound! :) I have another bookring in front of this one, but I'll get to it soon and back to you Cherie!

Journal Entry 12 by explorer1118m from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, July 24, 2007
recieved this in person over the weekend in Ohio....nice to meet ya Rhonda. i'll get this read and sent out by the end of next week.

Journal Entry 13 by MaplesFlowers from Nashville, Tennessee USA on Saturday, August 11, 2007
Got it today. I really truly have 15 books in front of it, but being that it is a short read, I may try to get it read and out sooner. We''ll see. As always, many thanks to Cherie for being as sweet and generious as she is, and for sharing her book with others. ::hugs::

Journal Entry 14 by Amberkatze from Wien Bezirk 10 - Favoriten, Wien Austria on Tuesday, October 02, 2007
This arrived in the post today and I am left slightly confused! Is this a bookring? A rabck? There is no release notes and I didn't find a note inside the book....Anyone who can solve the mystery please let me know!

Other than that thank you! ;)

Journal Entry 15 by Amberkatze from Wien Bezirk 10 - Favoriten, Wien Austria on Tuesday, October 02, 2007
I just realised it is a bookring!!! I also realised that I have this book already on my TBR shelf!!! Also I just sent some books off to Kislany yesterday so it really isn't my day it seems!!!

So I will keep hold of this until I send something else to Kislany. It most likely won't take long...I seem to be sending her books every other week or so ;)

Journal Entry 16 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Friday, November 21, 2008
This was lost with Kislany so she kindly replaced it for me. The new copy can be found here.

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