Are you a fan of Laurell K. Hamilton? Kelley Armstrong? Maybe you're looking for a little paranormal twist with your romance? A guilty pleasure? Look no further than Kim Harrison's The Hollows series featuring the indomitable Rachel Morgan. This high octane, urban fantasy series is action-packed and relentless.
The books are set in an alternate history where a worldwide pandemic is caused by genetically modified tomatoes and leads to the death of half the world's human population. No longer outnumbered, the hidden "Inderlanders," creatures such as witches, werewolves, vampires, and more, are able to come forward and reveal their existence to the world.
Private investigator, bounty hunter and witch Rachel Morgan prowls the dark streets of Cincinnati in the area known as "the Hollows", keeping tabs on the vampires and other creatures of the supernatural who prey on the city's innocent and vulnerable inhabitants. Can she keep the world civilized? Who will be her allies? Who will be her enemies? Most importantly, who will win her heart?
With the exception of the first Rachel Morgan book, the rest of the series titles are puns of old Clint Eastwood movies. Not for any particular reason other than Harrison is an Eastwood fan and it's a fun hook to help readers identify her books more easily.
The Hollows series / Rachel Morgan books
Book 1: Dead Witch Walking
Book 2: The Good, The Bad, and the Undead (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
Book 3: Every Which Way but Dead (Every Which Way But Loose)
Book 4: A Fistful of Charms (A Fistful of Dollars)
Book 5: For a Few Demons More (For a Few Dollars More)
Book 6: The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Outlaw Josey Wales)
Find Kim Harrison Online:
Kim Harrison Official Website
SF Site: A Conversation with Kim Harrison