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Eileen Rendahl

Eileen RendahlEileen Rendahl is the national-bestselling and award-winning author of the Messenger series and four Chick Lit novels. Her alter ego, Eileen Carr, writes romantic suspense. Both Eileens were born in Dayton, Ohio. She moved when she was four and only remembers that she was born across the street from Baskin-Robbins. Eileen remembers anything that has to do with ice cream. Or chocolate. Or champagne. She has had many jobs and lived in many cities and feels unbelievably lucky to be where she is now and to be doing what she’s doing.
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The Messenger

Began in 2010. Publisher: The first in a fantastic new paranormal series about a messenger from the supernatural underworld. Melina Markowitz is a Messenger, a go-between for paranormal forces and supernatural creatures. Problem is, when a girl’s a go-between, it’s hard not to get caught in the middle… When ninjas steal an envelope from Melina, her search leads her to a Taoist temple in Old Sacramento, where the priests seem to practice Zen and the art of mayhem. Melina learns from the handsome ER doctor (and vampire) who gave her the envelope that it contained talismans created by the priests to control Chinese vampires, who are attacking gang members to spark a street war. Although he may look more like a surfer than a cop, Ted Goodnight is dead serious about investigating the surge in gang violence. At every turn he runs into Melina, a very attractive — and very mysterious — young woman. Can Melina enlist his help to battle something he doesn’t even believe in without blowing her cover?

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Don’t Kill the Messenger: Doesn’t take itself too seriously

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Don’t Kill the Messenger by Eileen Rendahl

Don’t Kill the Messenger is a paranormal romance that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Eileen Rendahl is not a visionary writer, but in this genre she doesn’t need to be, as long as she knows how to write a handsome, edgy love interest for the main character. My cynical attitude aside, Don’t Kill the Messenger is really not bad.

Melina drowned as a young girl. The near-death experience brought some pretty amazing changes, as she went from being Mundane like the rest of us to having her eyes opened to the things that go bump in the night. Melina’s special abilities enable her to become a Messenger, delivering messages and packages from one supernatural being to another. It’s risky work. A recent job lands her face down on the concrete after being jumped and havin... Read More