Wicked as They Come

Delilah S. Dawson

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Wicked as They Come

Wicked as They Come When nurse Tish Everett forced open the pesky but lovely locket she found at an estate sale she had no idea she was answering the call of Criminy Stain from the far off land of Sang He d cast a spel

  • Title: Wicked as They Come
  • Author: Delilah S. Dawson
  • ISBN: 9781451657883
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • When nurse Tish Everett forced open the pesky but lovely locket she found at an estate sale, she had no idea she was answering the call of Criminy Stain, from the far off land of Sang He d cast a spell for her, but when she s transported right to him, she s not so sure she s ready to be under the spell of another man It didn t go so well last time with controlling, abusWhen nurse Tish Everett forced open the pesky but lovely locket she found at an estate sale, she had no idea she was answering the call of Criminy Stain, from the far off land of Sang He d cast a spell for her, but when she s transported right to him, she s not so sure she s ready to be under the spell of another man It didn t go so well last time with controlling, abusive, domineering Jeff If only Criminy wasn t so deliciously rakish.Half the inhabitants of Sang are Pinkies human and the other half are Bludmen, who in Tish s world would be called vampires But they don t mess with any of the bat coffin no sunlight nonsense They re rather like you and me, just fabulous, long living, and mostly indestructible They re also very good kissers But when the evil Mayor of Manchester formerly Bludchester redoubles his efforts to rid Sang of the Bludmen once and for all, stealing Tish s locket in hopes of traveling back to her world himself for reinforcements, Criminy and Tish must battle ghosts, sea monsters, wayward submarines, a secret cabal, and thundering Bludmares to get the locket back and allow Tish to return home but has she found love with Criminy Could she stay in Sang forever

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    1. Anzu The Great Destroyer on said:

      Hey you!Yes, you! The cheesy author with the creepy face! May I have your attention please!Have a look at this book, Wicked As They Come. Let’s analyze it a bit.Yes, the cover hints for a typical paranormal romance book. Yes, the title is as cheesy as all the books in this genre. Who can miss the topless dude on the cover, eh?*wink wink*And what’s up with the Slash hat dude?? Is he gonna rock me out of my world? Play a little solo with his “skilled” fingers?Heh.So the signs are there. TY [...]

    2. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* on said:

      Tish works as a nurse and one of her clients has passed away and they are having an estate sale. Tish goes to it and finds a pendant that she just must have. She steals that sucker and takes it home. Upon opening it a weird red liquid comes out and burns her skin and inside of it is a image of a guy. (You guys knew that was coming didn't you?)That night when she goes to sleep she realizes that she is in a different world. One where Bludbunnies can bite.She also is completely naked and that guy f [...]

    3. Stacia (the 2010 club) on said:

      It all started with a locketI could picture it shining on some young lady's neck, part of an epic story full of romance and a Prince Charming who didn't turn out to be an overbearing, soul-sucking jerk.Wicked as They Come is not going to be a book for everyone. I understand why some people are completely enraptured, while others are not feeling the love. This time, I am happy to report that I fell closer to the enraptured side. Uniqueness is such a rare thing in fiction (it's all been done befor [...]

    4. Michelle, the Bookshelf StalkerQueen of the Undead on said:

      Read my review heredassbookreviews/review-wor below3 cups fantasy2 cups paranormal romance1 cup steam punk1 tablespoon of historical fiction1 teaspoon contemporaryA dash of time travelMix all together at once, add a touch of magic, a gorgeous alpha male, a woman learning to stand on her own two feet, and you’ll have Wicked as They Come. I LOVED this book. I’ve been hesitant lately giving 5 stars since every time I give 5 stars, I want it really to be a step above all other books in its genre [...]

    5. Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽ on said:

      This book has vampire bunnies.Okay, so, I think that picture originally came from this picture of a bunny eating a cherry:But still. In this world, they are called blud bunnies. There are lots of blud creatures: bludrats, bludmaresLetitia is a homecare nurse who finds herself transported to another reality called Sang through a magical necklace she finds at an estate sale. When she gets to Sang, she meets Criminy Stain, a Bludman who runs a traveling carnival. They are forced to go on a journey [...]

    6. Cat Russell(Addicted2Heroines) on said:

      If you didn't think it possible to fall in love with a gypsy king who has magic tricks up his sleeve and drinking blood on his mind, then allow me to introduce you to my newest fictional obsession, Criminy Stain. He's a cunning predator one moment and a perfect gentleman the next. He's lively, charming, charismatic, and romantic. He's also ruthless, possessive, bloodthirsty, and dangerous. He's a well-rounded, well-developed character and I feel like he was made just for me.Unfortunately, he's g [...]

    7. Dija on said:

      Wicked As They Come has the following endearing features:1. The ever-useful love triangle clutch,2. insta-love,3. slow beginning syndrome,4. unnatural and stiff dialogue,5. contradictory characters,d the list goes on.What I liked:1. Putting aside how dull it was for a second, the beginning was very, very exciting to read because I kept feeling it would somehow lead to more. I instantly loved Criminy and how the story had a slight Alice in Wonderland feel to it. I was even sympathizing with and l [...]

    8. Jill on said:

      She shouldn't have really taken the locket. But when twenty-five year-old nurse, Letitia Paisley Everett finds an antique locket in the house of one of her recently deceased patients, she's intrigued. Inside is a portrait of a man. Slipping it over her neck that night she falls asleep, only to wake up later, naked, (with the locket still around her neck), lying on a stone in the woods. Standing nearby watching her is the man whose portrait was inside the locket."You're here," he said simply."Do [...]

    9. MISS VAIN on said:

      "I would burn down the world for you," he whispered fiercely. "Your world or my own. I would rip down the entire city with my bare hands without a second thought. I don't need to taste anything else, I don't need a comparison. "Wicked As They Come is magical beginning to an intoxicating new paranormal romance series, I can't wait to dive into the next one. My only disappointment with this novel is that the next book will not follow Letisha and Criminy, but it will switch to another couple, thoug [...]

    10. Felicia on said:

      This was last month's Vaginal Fantasy book, so you can watch the whole review on our group page if you want! I picked this book under the theme "Supernatural Gumbo" and this book doesn't disappoint. Magicians, Vampires, Steampunk, Ghosts, Carnivals, it's pretty much a pastiche of everything in the genre, but really well done. I mean, yes, it's ridiculous to have rabid blood-sucking bunnies infesting a world, and the lead dude is a juggler in a tophat, but despite (or because of) the weirdness, i [...]

    11. Rane on said:

      Set between two worlds our Earth and Sang- a world where objects have a strong steampunk flavor with clockwork, mechanical animals, vampires and humans living side by side in a dangerous world where prejudice against those who are different and everything maybe out to get you- like the vampire bunnies! An author has to play it just right to pull off the parallel world plot and Deliah S. Dawson does just that by giving the reader a rich world in Sang. From the cute little animals we see in our wo [...]

    12. Ash Wednesday on said:

      3.5 STARS"Perhaps that's the difference between predators and prey, love. I'll never stop hunting. But I expect that one day, you'll stop running.""Because I want to die.""Because you want to live."Steampunk, Vampires and an Alice in Wonderland Theme.All the reasons why this shouldn't have worked for me.This is only my second steampunk book (the first was meh), I'm not a big fan of vampire stories in PNR and definitely not a big fan of the whole modern woman getting transported to a magical land [...]

    13. VampireNovelFan on said:

      My FAVORITE book of 2012 thus far!!Yeah, those of you who follow me closely know I wouldn't throw that out there lightly, but there it is! I'd heard good things about the series but I wasn't in the hugest rush to read it. Man am I SO glad I got around to it!Delilah Dawson introduces us to a new world through the eyes of Letitia Everett (aka Tish), a nurse who spends most of her time tending to patients in reality, including her terminally ill grandmother. That is until she stumbles upon this int [...]

    14. Anna (Bobs Her Hair) on said:

      3.5It's definitely creative. There's adventure, bludcreatures, and spiffy gadgets. There were many longing glances from Criminy and I wish the romance would have been stronger. Criminy's POV would have been nice. Leticia's character started out strong then there were times she felt a little flat. Still, it was an enjoyable story with a good ending. Thinking, thinking, thinking.***** edited for full review *****Wicked as They Come combines sub-genres (science fiction, steampunk, and urban fantasy [...]

    15. Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews on said:

      This review posted on Guilty PleasuresRecommended ReadWICKED AS THEY COME is a refreshing blend of paranormal, urban fantasy and romance, consisting of words so beautifully crafted I could hear carnival music in my head and could clearly visualize the sights and sounds of the Caravan in vivid technicolor. I was transported to another world, a modern day world consisting of wonders of days gone by, steampunk elements, bludanimals, clockworck pets, vampires, a strong yet wounded heroine, quirky ye [...]

    16. Kathleen on said:

      ***********Steampunk, pnr with explicit sex and lots of blood (but not too gory). No typos, minimal cussing (if any), no profanity. Nicely done! ツ***********This is book 1 of the Blud series. It is Delilah Dawson's debut novel and one of the better paranormal romances I have read this year. I also liked the shorter sequel The Mysterious Madam Morpho. Here is my review for the sequel. Spoil-free synopsis: One day in contemporary Alabama, Letitia Paisley Everett (her POV), a hospice-care nurse, [...]

    17. Katie(babs) on said:

      There are certain times when I get the reading blues. Everything I read I fine boring or fails to excite. But then a book comes along and shakes you up and helps you jump start your reading excitement again. I recently finished such a book and if not for Fiction Vixen’s review, this book might still be languishing in my monster TBR pile.Wicked as They Come is the debut by Delilah Dawson. When I first saw the title, it reminded me of one of my favorite spooky movie from the 1980’s, Something [...]

    18. Robin (Bridge Four) on said:

      Maybe I’ve been reading too many YA books because Wicked as They Come was hot.Letitia has been left a little broken after a very bad long term relationship. Her life is a little empty, except for her job, and unsatisfying. After one of her hospice patients dies she finds a locket at the estate sale and in it is the picture of a beautiful exotic man with dark hair and eyes that seem to stare into her. The locket transports her to the land of Blud.I loved this world, it was dark and sinister and [...]

    19. ~V~ on said:

      Wow, what a unique and interesting book! Part UF, part PNR, part steam-punk all set in a strange world where there are Bludman (basically a vampiric race) along with Bludbunnies, Bludmares, Bludstags and Bludrats.eeepppy!!! Humans in this world are called Pinkies and they're a a downright rude and prejudice group of people! Then again, if you are being eyeballed to be someone's next meal, no matter where you go, i guess that might "harden" a person! Sang, the name of this world, is crazyd Letiti [...]

    20. Kenya Wright on said:

      HmmmmmmmmmGosh this book started off so so so so so good! I give it Two Stars for just the mindblowing begining but sadly I had to DNF it! That's right boys and girls. I Did Not Finish it.Why?okFirst let me say that it started off so freaking great. It was like this Adult Alice in Wonderland really airy dark fantasy! Luscious carnival people doing groovy magical things.And then some sort of wierd Love Triange was thrown into it like it dropped from the skyI know. I know what you guys are thinkin [...]

    21. mich on said:

      "But I don’t know how I got there. That’s where the dream started.""Wrong," he said. "That’s where the dream ended."Wow, this book. No, scratch that. This hero. He’s the best - THE BEST! Don’t hold that book cover against him please, for real. It’s not his fault.I had a major case of insta-love with the male lead in this one. It took only one chapter for me to be completely charmed by him. It didn’t stop there either - it just kept getting better and better. His character was uniqu [...]

    22. Rebecca ♥ Ash, Kishan, Magnus ♥ on said:

      This review can also be found on my blog: A Match Made in HeavenThis was incredibly unique and surprising. Leticia is a home care nurse coming out of a long-term abusive relationship and she is not looking for anything serious. But someone else is. Someone is looking for someone just like her. She is strangely drawn to a ruby necklace she finds at an estate sale of a deceased patient, and without really understanding why, she steals it! That night she wears it as she falls asleep, and she wakes [...]

    23. Melindeeloo on said:

      4.5 stars - Tish, thinks she's still dreaming when she wakes to find herself naked in the presence of an oddly compelling man in a top hat, Criminy Stain, who just so happens to be the man pictured in an usual locket she's just acquired. She finds it hard to believed that she is actually in another world where there are lots if critters who think human blood is a yummy snack and that she's there because opening the locket triggered a spell to bring Criminy the perfect woman he's been waiting for [...]

    24. Julz on said:

      4.5 starsThis one was a hard-to-put-down, crazy fantasy that made me wish I could read it again for the first time. Those are few and far between. The heroine finds an enchanted locket that transports her to an alternate reality where bunnies can strip your bones and clockworks replace modern technology. She is unknowingly answering the call of our hero, a vampire, gypsy king, who runs a traveling carnival. Loved me some hero who was not too tall, could juggle, dance and do magic while letting h [...]

    25. Ferdy on said:

      2.5 starsAfter three years of being in an a abusive relationship, Tish Everett is free and happy. Tish is finally putting the pieces of her life back together, she spends most of her time looking after her grandmother and working as a nurse. The book begins with Tish at an estate sale of one of her former patients. Tish discovers an old locket at the sale and is stunned to find herself drawn to the man pictured in the locket. Tish wears the locket that very same night, when she awakens Tish lear [...]

    26. Alkyoni on said:

      I have a friend whose name is Tish. Tish is a nurse. A bit unlucky in love, considering that she broke up with her boyfriend recently, but it was a happy day actually (I had been telling her for ages that the guy was no good). She now has some commitment issues, but I wouldn’t worry too much about that. There’s a soul mate for everyone you know. And if he ain’t here, he might be elsewhere…So, we were on the phone the other day, and she started telling me a weird story about how she went [...]

    27. Treece on said:

      Rating: 3 1/2 starsA creative and delightful romp of a story sometimes set in our modern world and other times, set in an alternative historical universe. I adore steampunk and the way this author uses her imagination to bring the world of Sang to life is wondrous. My issue is that I didn't always like the h, Tish/Leticia for the way she treated the H, Criminy Stain. Her flaws and issues were understandable but the way she treated the H was downright self-centered and cruel. I admired her loyalt [...]

    28. Mrs.Vishous-Kattalakis-Belikov :::Para Itch Reviews::: on said:

      Tish is a home nurse for hospice and since one of her patients passed on she's there sorting through her things. The family is selling all her antiques in an estate sale and Tish happens upon a beautiful locket. In some wierd way it calls to her, so she steals it. But once she opens it she teleports and winds up naked in a field with the sexy man she saw inside the locket who introduces hisself as Criminy Stain.“I was startled when I saw him there, leaning against a birch tree. Seconds before, [...]

    29. Sandra on said:

      What can I say about Wicked as They Come? That it was fun!! ^_^I'm deeply convinced by Criminy Stain's mix of innocence love and dangerous allure. "What are your doing?" I asked him. "I'm letting you get used to the idea of me,"he said idly."I'm pretending to be harmless. Is it working?"He's not the alpha. He is a natural as as showman. I was as mesmerized as his audience whenever he played his magic tricks. He is dangerous but he's cute. I liked his grin and his honesty at loving her since the [...]

    30. Michelle [Helen Geek] on said:

      08/27/2014Overall Rating = 2.5 StarsBook Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 5 / 4 / 5 = 4.5 StarsWriter’s Voice = 2 StarsCharacter / Secondary Character Development = 3 / 4 = 3.5 Stars“Did I like” Hero / Heroine = 4 / 3 = 3.5 StarsStory / Background Story Development = 2 / 3 = 2.5 Stars“Did I like the Damned Thing” = 2 StarsEnding = 3 StarsWorth the Chili = 2 Stars -- [$6.83 on ]Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Mild395 pages2.5 Stars is a good rating for this one - for me. I give PNR's a bit of le [...]

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