Monthly Archives:: December 2009

Throwdown Thursday: eReaders vs Books

Throwdown Thursday: eReaders vs Books

December 31, 2009 News 17

Throwdown Thursday is a weekly thing );” >The Neverending Shelf] where we tackle books with similar characters, covers, themes, etc. to determine which one rocks more. And it is up to YOU to determine the winner! Last weeks Throwdown asked: Vampire Santa or Jolly St. Nick? The verdict by split decision was Vampire Santa.  It appears that most of you think Santa is on an all liquid diet. I know that many people have been eager to get their hands on an eReader  for awhile now.  Maybe some of you got one for Christmas? Or maybe you were an early… Read more »


Voting is now CLOSED in the UF Cover Art Awards!

Voting is now CLOSED in the UF Cover Art Awards!

December 30, 2009 Cover Art Awards 2

*UPDATE* Voting is now closed in the 1st Annual Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards.  Check back on January 1st for the results and one more chance to vote & win the Cover of the Year! Check out prizes available to voters: International voters are eligible to win the *Grand Prize, however other voter prizes will be limited to US/Canada or UK as noted. Grand Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Certificate plus your choice of any one book that wins its category(if you choose the foreign cover you will not necessarily receive the foreign version).  *Open internationally Additional winners will receive either:… Read more »


Deadtown by Nancy Holzner releases today!

Deadtown by Nancy Holzner releases today!

December 29, 2009 News 1

Deadtown by Nancy Holzner is now available to buy.  You can read my full review HERE.  I loved it! So go get it and tell me what you thought: Deadtown is a welcome addition to the urban fantasy landscape. Nancy imbues an emotional aspect into her debut that resonates with our own past prejudices and fears and forces us to evaluate our beliefs about this unreal world in a very real way. There is a lot of great action, social commentary, and a dash of romance in Deadtown. The world building, borrowing heavily from Welsh mythology, is fresh and complex…. Read more »


Throwdown Thursday: Vampire Santa vs. Jolly St. Nick

Throwdown Thursday: Vampire Santa vs. Jolly St. Nick

December 24, 2009 News 6

Throwdown Thursday is a weekly thing );” >The Neverending Shelf] where we tackle books with similar characters, covers, themes, etc. to determine which one rocks more. And it is up to YOU to determine the winner! Last weeks Throwdown asked Which do you prefer?  The scary vampires or the seductive kind?  The verdict was a draw.  It seems vampires are only sexy if they have the ability to scare us in the process. Stephen over at Fantasy Literature concluded last week that Santa Clause was indeed a vampire (his argument was pretty compelling), and if you read "You’d Better Not… Read more »


Review: Holidays Are Hell Anthology

Review: Holidays Are Hell Anthology

December 21, 2009 Review 1

Book Description: This holiday, spend quality time with family and loved ones—living and dead . . . There’s no place like home for the horrordays—unless you’d prefer a romantic midnight walk through a ghost-infested graveyard . . . or a haunted house candlelight dinner with the sexy vampire of your dreams. The (black) magical season is here—and whether it’s a solstice séance gone demonically wrong with the incomparable Kim Harrison, a grossly misshapen Christmas with the remarkable Lynsay Sands, a blood-chilling-and-spilling New Year’s with the wonderful Marjorie M. Liu, or a super-powered Thanksgiving with the phenomenal Vicki Pettersson, one thing… Read more »



Guest blog: Kelly Gay as Charlie Madigan on Sirens

Guest blog: Kelly Gay as Charlie Madigan on Sirens

December 18, 2009 Guests 9

Kelly Gay was kind enough to let us borrow Charlie Madigan from her newly released The Better Part of Darkness to fill us in on what it’s like working with a male Siren…and Kelly also sent along an exclusive excerpt as well! Thanks Kelly! The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay Divorced mother of one, Charlie Madigan, lives in a world where the beings of heaven and hell exist among us, and they aren’t the things of Sunday school lessons and Hallmark figurines. In the years since the Revelation, they’ve become our co-workers, neighbors, and fellow citizens. Charlie works… Read more »