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Kelly MedingKelly Meding discovered Freddy Krueger at a very young age and has since had a lifelong obsession with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, on which she blames her interest in vampires, psychic powers, superheroes, and all things paranormal. When not writing, she can be found crafting jewelry, playing with her cat, enjoying a good cup of coffee, or scouring the Internet for gossip on her favorite television shows. Here’s Kelly Meding’s website.

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The Dreg City

The Dreg City — (2009-2016) Publisher: Life is short, but death is forever… until someone buys a spell to bring you back. In a city teeming with paranormal creatures, Dreg Bounty Hunters work to protect oblivious citizens and keep the various species under control — by any means necessary.  Evangeline Stone is one of the best, known and feared by Dregs all over the city; until she wakes up in the morgue, in a new and recently-dead body, with no short-term memory, and no idea how she died or why she was brought back. Wyatt Truman, a Gifted human and former co-worker, arranged her temporary resurrection.  He believes she was murdered for information about a rumored alliance between ruling Vampire Families and the Goblin Hordes — an alliance that could prove devastating to humans and their other supernatural allies.  And she only has three days to stop it before she dies again.  As she digs deeper into the events leading up to her death and learnsthe devastating price Wyatt paid for her resurrection, Evy realizes she’s fighting for more than human dominance of the paranormal food chain.  She’s also fighting for both of their souls.

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Three Days to Dead: I loved the trolls

Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding

Evangeline Stone is a Dreg hunter, charged with protecting mundane humanity from the things that go bump in the night, until the night she is betrayed. Her teammates are killed, Evy is framed for their deaths and forced to run, and then somehow — she can’t remember just what happened — she ends up dead. She is resurrected, but in the body of a stranger, and with big holes in her memory. Now she must unravel the mystery of her own murder and how it ties into a larger conspiracy. And she only has three days to do it before she dies again, permanently.

The wrong-body theme seems to be popping up a lot lately. I’ve seen it in Vicki Pettersson’s Signs of the Zodiac series, and in Julie Ke... Read More

The Metawars

The Metawars — (2011-2013) Publisher: Kelly Meding’s war-ravaged Los Angeles is ground zero for the ultimate Meta human showdown in this sexy, action-packed new series. Fifteen years ago, Teresa “Trance” West was a skilled telepath and a proud member of the Ranger Corps. But ever since the Rangers were inexplicably rendered powerless at the climax of the devastating Meta War, she’s bounced from one dead-end job to another. Now her powers have reappeared just as mysteriously as they vanished — only they’re completely transformed and more potent than ever. And they’re threatening to destroy her. Trance heads to Los Angeles to track down the surviving Rangers and discover who restored her powers — and why — but a phantom enemy is determined to kill them before they can reassemble. As they dodge his deadly attacks and come to terms with their new role as heroes, Trance and the rest of the team set out to annihilate the sinister madman… only to discover their own powers are his greatest weapons.

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Trance: Good mix of emotional impact, mystery, and derring-do

Trance by Kelly Meding

Kelly Meding, known for her DREG CITY urban fantasies, kicks off her new superhero-based series with Trance. The setting is the future of an alternate past and present. Metas (people with superpowers) were out in the open and known to all. The good guys were “Rangers” and the bad guys “Banes.” Then, during a violent showdown in a devastated Manhattan, all of the Metas lost their powers for reasons unknown. Public opinion had been souring on Metas anyway, and much of the country breathed a sigh of relief when they were depowered.

Trance begins during that battle. It’s a scary, nail-biting, heartbreaking opening. Teresa, a.k.a. Trance, is a teenager at the time. She and her friends, the children of the adult Rangers, are making a final stand against the Banes. Teresa sees several friends killed and, at the same time... Read More

Kat Chats with Xe Sands

Xe Sands (pronounced EK-see) is one of my favorite audiobook narrators. She performs in many genres, but I’m mostly familiar with her SFF titles such as Juliet Blackwell’s books, Jeff VanderMeer’s Acceptance, and Kelly Meding’s DREG CITY series. I’ve read several online interviews with Xe in which I learned all sorts of interesting Read More