Monthly Archives:: January 2010

Review: Inked by Karen Chance

Review: Inked by Karen Chance

January 30, 2010 Uncategorized 9 ★★★★

Book Description: Four tales of urban fantasy and paranormal romance explore body art that is more than it seems—in a world of magic and mayhem that always leaves it mark . . . New York Times bestselling author Karen Chance’s "Skin Deep" tells the tale of a war mage in Las Vegas who stumbles across an ominous magical ward that appears as a dragon on her skin–and has a mind of its own… When New York Times bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu‘s demon slayer Maxine Kiss investigates a grisly murder at a high-class soirée, she finds herself involved in a… Read more »

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New Feature: Hot off the Press -New UF Releases for the Month of February

New Feature: Hot off the Press -New UF Releases for the Month of February

January 29, 2010 Hot Off The Press 6

By popular demand, I will now be adding a monthly new urban fantasy releases post (and a number of other requested features from the recent poll in the coming weeks) called Hot off the Press.  A number of great blogs share new releases each month and I love combing through all of them (especially my blog hero Doug aka SciFiGuy’s excellent monthly roundup of not just Urban Fantasy and its kissing cousin Paranormal Romance, but also some straight Fantasy and Science Fiction Romance releases, and the ever prolific Donna from Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings who gives us a weekly breakdown of… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Covers vs Characters

Throwdown Thursday: Covers vs Characters

January 28, 2010 News 19

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: Fallen vs. Hush, Hush? The verdict by split decision was Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. We’ve talked about cover art a lot on this blog. It is often the first exposure that readers have with new books.  And for good or bad, covers make impressions, promises even about the stories within.  So what happens when those covers don’t match the… Read more »

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Cover Art: As Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding

Cover Art: As Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding

January 26, 2010 Cover Art Coverage 6

Kelly posted the cover for As Lie the Dead (Due out July 27th) today!  This is her second book in the Dreg City series.  I was a big fan of the first Dreg book, Three Days to Dead, so I can’t wait for this one. I don’t know if this one is as strong as the first cover, but I’m loving the gargoyle? in the background.

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Review: Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn

Review: Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn

January 26, 2010 Uncategorized 7 ★★★

Book Description REALITY BITES Talk radio host and werewolf Kitty Norville has agreed to appear on TV’s first all-supernatural reality show. She’s expecting cheesy competitions and manufactured drama starring shapeshifters, vampires, and psychics. But what begins as a publicity stunt will turn into a fight for her life. The cast members, including Kitty, arrive at the remote mountain lodge where the show is set. As soon as filming starts, violence erupts and Kitty suspects that the show is a cover for a nefarious plot. Then the cameras stop rolling, cast members start dying, and Kitty realizes she and her monster… Read more »

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New Feature: Review Rating System

New Feature: Review Rating System

January 25, 2010 News 9

You asked for a review rating system (or at least those of you who took my poll), you get a rating system!   Special thanks to The Book Vixen for suggesting bats! Rating System Near Perfect – Buy two copies: one for you and one for a friend. Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & pre-order the sequel. Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Okay – Somewhat disappointing with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Awful – I finished it, but I vomited out of my eyes a little. Run! From here… Read more »

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Review: Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost

Review: Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost

January 25, 2010 Uncategorized 14

Book Description: Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership. In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She’s amazed she doesn’t end up as his dinner—are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn’t have to be all bad. But… Read more »

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Interview & Giveaway: Jennifer Estep “Spider’s Bite”

Interview & Giveaway: Jennifer Estep “Spider’s Bite”

January 24, 2010 Giveaways, Guests 50

I’m thrilled today to welcome Jennifer Estep, author of the new Elemental Assassin series to All Things Urban Fantasy. I’ve had Jennifer’s first book in that series, Spider’s Bite, under my Can’t Wait For sidebar taunting me with its unavailability (it releases on January 26th), and as I told Jennifer, this interview only made the wait worse.  Get ready to suffer along with me in the hurts-so-good sense, because this book sounds awesome!  And Jennifer is giving away a copy of Spider’s Bite at the end of this interview. Jennifer Estep writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. Jennifer is… Read more »

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Cover Art: Red Hot Fury by Kasey Mackenzie

Cover Art: Red Hot Fury by Kasey Mackenzie

January 23, 2010 Cover Art Coverage 9

SciFiGuy introduced me to a new author today by posting the cover art for Kasey Mackenzie’s debut Red Hot Fury, due out June 29th.  Looks good, sounds good, its going on my wish list.  How about you? Hell hath nothing worse than a Fury scorned… As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has avenged wrongdoing since time immemorial. As Boston’s Chief Magical Investigator for the past five years, she’s doing what she was born to: solving supernatural crimes. It’s far from business as usual when the body of one of Riss’s sister Furies washes up in… Read more »

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