Kimberly Raye

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Still Waters Run Deep

Still Waters Run Deep

I went to the saddest funeral I’ve ever attended yesterday. While the widow (a second wife, married 15 years) seemed sad (she was crying), she was alone in her grief; hers was the only damp eye in the house. The pastor’s eulogy was formulaic. When the dead man’s eldest daughter spoke about her deceased father, the most personal detail she shared was how many blue jeans he owned, because it was all he wore. I didn’t know this man well, but I found myself thinking I didn’t miss much. Could that be true?  Could it be that there was no there there? Contemplating the superficiality of some lives got me to thinking about  Kimberly Raye’s Dead End Dating series. The protagonist, Lil, about whom I’ve written before, is certainly likable, but she’s not particularly deep. I wonder what her eulogy would sound like–she was sweet and she loved Prada?  Because,… READ MORE

To Infinity and Beyond

To Infinity and Beyond

I’m in the middle of reading Dead End Dating by Kimberly Raye. It’s as light and airy as a good soufflé, and just about as filling. But one needs a good dessert every now and then, and I’m enjoying this sweet diversion. Ms. Raye has created an interesting world. One’s outward appearance and social and economic status can be trumped by one’s ability to procreate; male and female desirability is rated according to their fertility. This matrix would’ve put me at the edge of the dating pool. But because I wasn’t born a vampire, it doesn’t matter. Of course, I’m not a made vampire either, or even a werevamp, so I don’t fit into Ms. Raye’s world at all, more’s the pity. But here’s the thing about the world of Dead End Dating (DED): it’s just like ours, except that it includes creatures of the night. Which allows me to… READ MORE

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