I recently listened to the six books currently in existance in Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series. I say it like that because, if I'm not mistaken, a seventh book is due out next year... So Kelly tells me, anyway.
The series goes by another name as well, but I can't remember it.
Anyway... The titles are as follows:
1. Dead Witch Walking
2. The Good, The Bad And The Undead
3. Every Which Way But Dead
4. A Fist Full Of Charms
5. For A Few Demons More
6. Outlaw Demon Wails
I'm not sure what the title of the book that's meant to be coming out next year is.
So, what's the series about?
Well, to cut a long story short, it's about a bisexual living vampire named Ivy who hates herself for being who she is, a rogue witch named Rachel who seems to attract trouble just by opening her eyes in the morning, and a foul mouthed pixie named Jenks with an ego bigger than most humans are tall... Not to mention a sex drive that could put most teenage boys to shame (and the kids to prove it).
The basic plot is that something called "The Turn" happened about 40 years before this, so most of humanity was wiped out by a virus in a genetically engineered tomato. Once "the inderlanders" (witches, vampires, etc) realised their combined numbers now equaled that of the humans they decided to admit to the humans that they actually existed and weren't just fairy stories. The result being a mixed population of humans, witches, vampires, werewolves, etc all living together somewhat happily. It's when the "somewhat" part gets rocky that "The I.S." and "The F.I.B." (and people like Rachel) have to enforce the laws put in place after "The Turn" to keep the peace between the different races/species that now co-exist.
It's a really weird story, but a fantastic one!
If you like books involving witches, werewolves, vampires, etc and don't mind some offensive language, some scenes that could use a "PTMI" warning on them, a bit of blood and gore, and some romance all thrown in to one book, then I highly recommend this series to you.