Lilith Saintcrow is a hardworking, talented, and ambitious middle-aged woman who has taken the writing industry to higher levels with her outstanding writing skills. She is novelists who have written variety of books ranging from urban fantasy, historical fantasy, and paranormal romance and steam punk novels. Lilith is a hardworking woman who dedicates all her time to advance her writing career. Every book that she has written is unique in its way; she gives her readers all of her knowledge. In one of her quotes, she said it is better to be strong than pretty and useless, and for her, she has been useful to the society and the writing industry at large.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Selene by Lilith Saintcrow. Selene by Lilith Saintcrow Goodreads Author. Even your own body betrays you. Then Danny ends up murdered, and Selene finds herself a pawn in a dangerous game.
And if Nikolai gets in the way, Selene will use every tool in her arsenal to make him regret it… Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Selene , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Selene. Aug 30, Mfred rated it it was ok Shelves: horror , fantasy.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Alright, I quite literally just finished the epilogue moments ago and I can only say Selene made one stupid decision after the other. I'm pretty sure most children know that.
Not so much. Unexplained, confusing plot devices were never resolved Danny's voice in Alright, I quite literally just finished the epilogue moments ago and I can only say Unexplained, confusing plot devices were never resolved Danny's voice in her head? Nikolai's medallion? Selene's narrative voice tells me over and over vampires can't be trusted and the world is an unsafe place for sex-witches, yet over and over Nikolai the vamp saves her, succors her, makes safety for her in the dangerous world.
Rejecting him the first four or five times-- I get her motivation. But nineteen chapters later, she still makes the same bad decision? Instead of feeling like I was in a powerful story with increasingly complex chains of consequence and suspense drawing me to a nail-biting end, I felt frustrated, bewildered, confused In case you think I am judging Selene the character unfairly, I understand being confused and angsty when the world goes topsy-turvy and the things you take for granted reverse themselves and must be re-evaluated on the fly.
But Selene-the-character never actually evaluates anything. She acts on instinct and her instinct is so often wrong, and is followed by such disastrous consequences, it raises incredulousness in me for Selene-the-story. Did I make up that word? View all 4 comments. Aug 28, Cyn Armistead rated it did not like it. Whine, bitch, moan, complain. Occasional sex.
What does Nikolai see in Selene, anyway? I finished it. I still have the same opinion, after 19 chapters and an epilogue, as I did after the first five chapters. The first bit was published in the anthology Hotter Than Hell. Selene is an utterly ungrateful bitch who couldn't catch a clue during clue mating season if she stood in a field covered in clue musk.
Nikolai healed her with his blood, right? So when he's injured, why doesn't she at least try to Whine, bitch, moan, complain. So when he's injured, why doesn't she at least try to do the same? Yeah, I'm off Saintcrow. View all 10 comments. Sep 21, Feminista rated it it was amazing Shelves: urban-fantasy , favourites. Update 24 December Apparently Lilith Saintcrow has taken down the free copy of Selene online and instead published a paid version. I have taken an issue with this author.
I very rarely, as in only once before, have taken an issue with an author. I usually take issue with their books and their contents. I don't appreciate that she has published this novel as a paid version when before she had stated it would be a free story. She pulled it without any warning whatsoever.
This was her only free Update 24 December This was her only free story online and I sort of feel cheated. I have supported her writing and her varied novels but I don't appreciate what she has done with Selene. This brings me to my second issue with this author. I don't appreciate how much her novels cost. Compared to the other novels in the same genre, her prices are excessive and I honestly don't see any point in buying and reading them anymore.
Maybe sometime in the future, I'll change my mind and go back and buy her yet to be published novels but for now I won't. One chapter every Wednesday. Oct 26, Poonam rated it it was ok Shelves: paranormal-or-fantasy. This was a story about a Sex-Witch Selene who harnesses her powers using sex to perform magic. I actually did not like this concept and was unable to get into it. This book has a lot of inner monologue from Selene which I found really boring and irritating at times. I felt like skipping ahead a lottttt due to this.
The story starts of a bit interesting then goes round and round and the ending is really anti-climatic view spoiler [The death of the villian Grigori wasn't as interesting as I had e This was a story about a Sex-Witch Selene who harnesses her powers using sex to perform magic.
The story starts of a bit interesting then goes round and round and the ending is really anti-climatic view spoiler [The death of the villian Grigori wasn't as interesting as I had expected hide spoiler ] So why a 2 star instead of a 1 is because of Nikolai- the vampire who is in love with Selene.
I am not categorizing this as a romance as there was none from Selene's side. Overall a very average read bordering towards boring. Mar 07, Katherine rated it really liked it Shelves: urban-fantasy , ebook-other. Even knowing the end result thanks to reading the Valentine series it still managed to be a thrill that rode the border between excitement and fear right till the very end.
The characters in this book were flawed and damaged—none of them particularly likable but all thoroughly relatable, even in the instances when I wanted to slap some sense into them.
Selene spent most of the page-count fighting against being the damsel-in-distress no matter how apt the description and Nikolai took alpha to the extreme; bypassing feelings for safety and not really giving a damn about the consequences. The largest problem I had with this story is one shared with most of Ms. Saying it was a cliffhanger is a bit of an understatement; it felt more like ending things at intermission, so much was left in loose ends the only conciliation I could find was in the fact that a gosh-o-mighty number of years later they are both content and able to help Danny out, so things must have gotten resolved…eventually.
I enjoyed this story and am happy to give it four shiny stars. And now that all of that's clear, and I know there is content I haven't read, I'll go back to reading. I got surprisingly emotional about this. Selene hated what she was so much, it made me tear up, but by the end of the book she was in a much better place, physically and emotionally.
It's been long enough since I read the Dante Valentine series that I didn't recognize any overlap other than the city, but I don't think you need to read that series to enjoy this.
Lilith Saintcrow is an American author of urban fantasy , historical fantasy , paranormal romance and steampunk novels. She currently resides in Vancouver, WA. Saintcrow uses the nom de plume Lili St. Crow when writing for the teenage market.
Synopsis: Selene is a sexwitch; she and her brother are watched over by Nikolai, the ruler of the vampires of the city. Her brother can astro-project and because of that he can find information that Whine, bitch, moan, complain. Occasional sex. What does Nikolai see in Selene, anyway? I finished it. I still have the same opinion, after 19 chapters and an epilogue, as I did after the first five