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Cherry Bomb

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Cherry Bomb by Caitlin R. Kiernan and Kathleen Tierney
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Feb 03, 2015 | ISBN 9780451416551

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Praise for the series 

“A pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-wall female antihero who doesn’t give a damn if you like her or not…which totally made me love her.”—Amber Benson, author of the Calliope Reaper-Jones series

“Entirely original.”—Publishers Weekly

“A memorably exhilarating and engaging experience. Sly, sardonically nasty and amusingly clever.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A heroine as fascinating and compelling as she is foul-mouthed and impatient.”—Library Journal

“Quinn is the sort of fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants, ask-questions-later, non-detective detective that busts the genre wide-open.”—All Things Urban Fantasy


Author Essay

Dear Reader,

The very respectable review magazine Kirkus said this about Red Delicious, the previous book in Caitlin Kiernan’s “Siobhan Quinn” series:

Another defiantly over-the-top yarn that breaks every rule in the book, mostly with advance warning, and succeeds by being even more flagrantly disgraceful than its predecessor.”—Kirkus Reviews
So. Do you like the sound of that?

Caitlin herself says this in her author’s note:

If your ears, eyes, and sensibilities are easily offended, this book is not for you. If you want a romance novel, this book is not for you. And if it strikes you odd that vampires, werewolves, demons, ghouls, and the people who spend time in their company, would be a foul-mouthed, unpleasant lot, this book is not for you. In fact, if you’re the sort who believes books should come with warning labels, this book is not for you. Fair notice.

How about the sound of that? Maybe we’re establishing a pattern here?

And finally, here’s a paragraph from page one:

“I came back east and took up with a mortal thrill seeker in Brooklyn, this lady who was willing to give me a place to hang my hat in exchange for a sip from my wrist every week or two. Her very own pet vampire. She had no idea about me also being a werewolf. I never told her. Didn’t really care if she found out; the subject just never came up. Actually, I got more than a roof over my head. I also got a decent meal off her once a week, which mostly kept me from having to hunt. So, my very own pet human. Probably as unhealthy a mutually beneficial, symbiotic psycho f***fest as you can imagine.”

And there you have it, as good a way to establish “would I love this book or hate it”  as I can imagine. If you can already tell that you hate this book, think of the time and money you’ve saved! And if instead you can already tell that you’re going to love it, then I don’t have to tell you how few books like this are out there.  I’m so glad to have helped you to find Caitlin Kiernan.  Enjoy Cherry Bomb!

Best wishes,
Susan Allison

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