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Any Given Doomsday

by Lori Handeland

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Series: The Phoenix Chronicles (1)

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Finding her beloved foster mother Ruth brutally murdered in her kitchen, psychic Liz Phoenix begins to experience terrifying visions of horrific creatures, dreams that may be linked to her former lover, Jimmy Sanducci, who reveals to her the truth about a supernatural war that has raged since the dawn of time and of her role as a warrior in that battle.… (more)
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    Bookshop_Lady: Fans of Jim Butcher's "Dresden Files" urban fantasy series will enjoy Lori Handeland's new series which begins in Nov. 2008 with "Any Given Doomsday." Just be aware that there is much more sex in "Doomsday," and it's far more graphic than any Jim Butcher has given us.… (more)
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    Jacey25: This is one of the better places to start a journey into urban fantasy and paranormal romance- the series has all kinds of denziens who all feel like real "people".
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    Running With the Demon by Terry Brooks (Bookshop_Lady)
    Bookshop_Lady: Fans of Terry Brooks' "Word and the Void" trilogy will find in "Any Given Doomsday" another world with an upcoming showdown between good and evil, and a psychic ex-cop who has unexpectedly come into new powers that she must learn to control and use in order to prevent the end of the world. "Doomsday" is the first of a new urban fantasy series.… (more)
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Despite my initial reluctance to connect with the protagonist, I found the book to be entertaining nonetheless. I did, however, like her enough by the end of the book to want the sequel. I suppose that is encouraging. This example of speculative fiction was unlike most of that with which I am familiar. ( )
  jwhenderson | Dec 24, 2023 |
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Much like other romance novels I read and reviewed, this one didn't quite convince me to switch to romance as a genre. I didn't finish it, but again, I think that is me and my preference. So this is a disclosure for DNF- Did Not Finish.
  Velvet-Moonlight | May 1, 2023 |
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I've only recently discovered that I like paranormal novels with the discovery of Patricia Briggs. In my opinion Lori Handeland ranks right alongside Ms. Briggs.

Any Given Doomsday contains sexual content that is significantly more explicit than that of Ms. Briggs. It has been my experience that most explicit sex scenes in a book tend to come off as cheap porn. Not the case with Ms. Handeland.

Ms. Handeland told a great story yet left me wanting more at the close of the book.

I would certainly recommend this book. ( )
  lynnbyrdcpa | Dec 7, 2020 |
An enjoyable book, though it took me a while to like the main character. However, by the time the book ended, I did like her enough to want the sequel. I guess that's a good sign. =) ( )
  ca.bookwyrm | May 18, 2020 |
Contro l'Apocalisse è il primo romanzo dell'apprezzata serie Phoenix Chronicles che, in patria, sembra essere formata da 11 libri mentre, da noi, solo 4 più un racconto prequel che potrete scaricare gratuitamente presso il sito dell'autrice.

Protagonista di questo romanzo è Elizabeth Phoenix, una giovane donna che, membro della polizia Milwaukee, sembra far affidamento sui proprio poteri psichici per arrestare colpevoli. Senonchè, purtroppo, le sue capacità non sono ben viste e tenere il segreto - o tenere se stessa fuori da una camera imbottita - diventa sempre più difficile. L'unica soluzione sembra essere mettersi in proprio e lasciare la polizia.

Elizabeth decide così di fare l'investigatore privato e ricercare persone scomparse fino a quando, un giorno, non sente il bisogno impellente di recarsi dalla donna che l'ha adottata, Ruthie. Lì scoprirà l'atroce verità guida della sua sensazione: la donna è stata assassinata. Ruthie, però, non molla e sfida la morte fino all'arrivo della sua Elizabeth consegnandole un pesante fardello; questo prima che qualcuno colpisca Elizabeth alla testa lasciandola a terra, svenuta.

Risvegliarsi all'ospedale con una gran quantità di informazioni in testa, una confusione incredibile e un ex-fidanzato traditore - che ancora ama - ricercato dalla polizia come assassino di Ruthie è solamente il primo passo che condurrà Elizabeth verso il suo destino. Un destino che Ruthie aveva deciso per lei e per Jimmy Sandrucci fin da quando li prese in adozione.

Il rappresentante delle forze del bene è stato ucciso e l'apocalisse iniziata: non resta che opporvisi con tutte le forze. Sarà in grado Elizabeth, come nuova Veggente, di apprendere ed accettare il suo compito? Sarà in grado di salvare Jimmy, il suo primo amore, dall'accusa di omicidio, quando tutti gli indizi sembrano puntare implacabili verso di lui?

E come si incastrerà in tutto questo Sawyer, affascinante uomo in grado di sfruttare il suo incalcolabile potere per trasformarsi in diversi animali e, inoltre, capace di risvegliare i poteri latenti degli altri?

Un nuovo triangolo del tutto inusuale, un'apocalisse da fermare, una Veggente del bene innamorata di una creatura oscura e una capacità speciale che si innesca con il sesso. Le fan di Anita Blake avranno la possibilità di leggere un romanzo avvincente ed erotico ricco di figure soprannaturali, in cui Bene e Male sembrano avere confini ben precisi e strutturati in schieramenti militari. Forse non troppo nitidi, a ben pensarci.

Un romanzo sicuramente da leggere ma diretto esclusivamente ad un pubblico adulto per via delle tematiche trattate nonché alcune scene piuttosto crude e dirette. Libro sicuramente consigliato. ( )
  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
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Handeland looks to have another winner of a series on her hands!

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Finding her beloved foster mother Ruth brutally murdered in her kitchen, psychic Liz Phoenix begins to experience terrifying visions of horrific creatures, dreams that may be linked to her former lover, Jimmy Sanducci, who reveals to her the truth about a supernatural war that has raged since the dawn of time and of her role as a warrior in that battle.

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