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Talia Gryphon

Talia GryphonTalia Gryphon makes her home in the Central US with her Elven children, several rescue dogs and cats, two lizards and a hedgehog. Her interest in both the Paranormal and in Paramortals has been lifelong, stemming from her first readings of Dracula, Frankenstein, Phantom of The Opera, The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Trilby beginning around age eleven and nurtured by a love for Hammer Horror Classics. She is a member of Science Fiction Writers of America and Horror Writers of America.

Gillian Key, ParaDoc

Gillian Key, ParaDoc — (2007-2010) Publisher: Meet Gillian Key — a paramortal psychologist who can treat the mental distress of nonhumans. And she’s a Marine Special Forces operative who can get physical with them when the situation calls for it. Gillian’s two worlds collide when she travels to the Carpathian Mountains in Romania to counsel a dangerously attractive local master vampire — and becomes embroiled in a brewing turf war with the legendary Dracula.

Talia Gryphon Gillian Key, Paradoc 1. Key to Conflict 2. Key to Conspiracy 3. Key to Redemption 4. Key to JusticeTalia Gryphon Gillian Key, Paradoc 1. Key to Conflict 2. Key to Conspiracy 3. Key to Redemption 4. Key to JusticeTalia Gryphon Gillian Key, Paradoc 1. Key to Conflict 2. Key to Conspiracy 3. Key to Redemption 4. Key to JusticeTalia Gryphon Gillian Key, Paradoc 1. Key to Conflict 2. Key to Conspiracy 3. Key to Redemption 4. Key to Justice

Key to Conflict: Badly written erotica

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Key to Conflict by Talia Gryphon

I did not finish Key to Conflict by Talia Gryphon. I stopped at around the 100 page mark. Key to Conflict is the kind of book that makes people think "urban fantasy" is a euphemism for "badly written erotica."

In the first sentence, we are introduced to: "Gillian Key, United States Marine Corps Captain, Special Forces Operative, former flower child, wiseass extraordinaire, also legitimately known as Dr. Gillian Key, Paramortal psychologist," and that sets the stage for Gillian as a character. She's all over the place. Not only does she have more training and degrees and honors than seem plausible for her age, but the different aspects of her character seem clumsily cobbled together rather than parts of a whole. One minute she'll be caring and empathetic, and the next minute she's flying ... Read More