Monthly Archives:: April 2010

Hot off the Press: May Urban Fantasy Releases

Hot off the Press: May Urban Fantasy Releases

April 30, 2010 Uncategorized 5

It’s the last Friday of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re going to be reading next month in HOT OFF THE PRESS!  Adult titles first (23 this month), YA titles second (17 this month).  *Several of theses authors will be here in June for Paranormal Summer Fest* To clarify, for this post I’m using Urban Fantasy as an umbrella term to include books that combine paranormal elements with modern characters in contemporary settings (Urban Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal YA, Contemporary Fantasy, even a little Paranormal Steampunk etc.) All titles below link to Amazon.com… Read more »

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Cover Art: In the Company of Vampires by Katie MacAlister

Cover Art: In the Company of Vampires by Katie MacAlister

April 29, 2010 Uncategorized 4

Katie MacAlister revealed the cover for her upcoming In The Company of Vampires, due out November. The cover isn’t quite finished; there are still a few tweaks to it, such as lightening the eyes, and hopefully adding a diamond stud earring, but you can at least see how gorgeous the colors are. And of course, ogle the guy. –Katie MacAlister Check out Katie’s blog for the inside image too. I don’t know about you, but this guy looks a little too tan to be a vampire.  A were on the other hand…

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5 bats! Early Review: Hunted By The Others by Jess Haines

5 bats! Early Review: Hunted By The Others by Jess Haines

April 29, 2010 Uncategorized 10 ★★★★★

Disclosure: I received this book for review courtesy of Jess Haines *Hunted By The Others by Jess Haines is available on May 4, 2010 Book Description: In A Town Like This, Being A P.I. Can Be Murder Shiarra Waynest’s detective work was dangerous enough when her client base was strictly mortal. But ailing finances have forced her to accept a lucrative case that could save her firm—if it doesn’t kill her first. Shiarra has signed on to work for a high-level mage to recover an ancient artifact owned by one of New York’s most powerful vampires. As soon as Shiarra… Read more »

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Marjorie M. Liu’s Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box game

Marjorie M. Liu’s Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box game

April 28, 2010 Uncategorized 1

PassionFruit Games is releasing the TIGER EYE game Today!   A new game based off the novel Tiger Eye (Dirk & Steele Series #1) by best-selling author Marjorie M. Liu. I had heard that they were making a video game out of Marjorie M. Lui’s book a while ago and was immediately intrigued and skeptical about the idea.  I’ve been a gamer for years and you all know I love all things paranormal.  I’m still playing through through game right now, but my review will be up soon.  In the meantime, here are all the details about the game including a… Read more »

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Review & Giveaway: The Light: Morpheus Road by DJ MacHale

Review & Giveaway: The Light: Morpheus Road by DJ MacHale

April 27, 2010 Uncategorized 11

*Disclosure: I received this book courtesy of Big Honcho Media Book Description Marshall Seaver is being haunted. It begins with mysterious sounds, a fleeting face outside a window, a rogue breeze—all things that can be explained away. That is, until he comes face-to-face with a character who only exists on the pages of a sketchbook—a character Marshall himself created. Marshall has no idea why he is being tormented by this forbidding creature, but he is quickly convinced it has something to do with his best friend, Cooper, who has gone missing. Together with Cooper’s beautiful but aloof sister, Sydney, Marshall… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Phoebe Kitanidis “Whisper”

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Phoebe Kitanidis “Whisper”

April 26, 2010 Uncategorized 10

Phoebe Kitanidis is the author of the new Paranormal YA title WHISPER (which comes out tomorrow) about a girl who hears the whispered thoughts of those around her.  I immediately thought of Edward Cullen and that episode of Buffy called “Earshot”and knew I wanted to read this book.  Better still, Phoebe was kind enough to give us a glimpse into what inspired her to write WHISPER today.  And she brought a copy of her book to giveaway too! See details below.  About the author Phoebe Kitanidis is a Greek-American writer, author of the YA novel Whisper. She is currently at work on… Read more »

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Early Review: White Cat by Holly Black

Early Review: White Cat by Holly Black

April 25, 2010 Uncategorized 4 ★★★★

*Disclosure: I received this book courtesy of Simon and Schuster This title will be released on May 4, 2010 Book Description Cassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn’t got the magic touch, so he’s an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail — he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago…. Read more »

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Review: Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

Review: Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

April 24, 2010 Uncategorized 2 ★★★★

*Disclosure: I received this book courtesy of Media Masters Publicity   Book Description Hunger for nourishment. Hunger for touch. Hunger to belong. Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers. Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assassin and is brother to the faeries’ coolly logical High Queen and to her chaotic twin, the embodiment of War. Devlin wants to keep Ani safe from his sisters, knowing that if he fails, he will be the instrument of Ani’s death. Ani isn’t one to be guarded while others fight battles… Read more »

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Review: Changeless by Gail Carriger

Review: Changeless by Gail Carriger

April 23, 2010 Uncategorized 0 ★★★

*Disclosure: I received this book courtesy of Orbit Books Book Description Alexia Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears – leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria. But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of… Read more »

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