Monthly Archives:: June 2010

Paranormal Summer Fest is over!

Paranormal Summer Fest is over!

June 30, 2010 Uncategorized 12

That’s it!  We did it!  Thirty full days of interviews, guest blogs, and giveaways. In case you missed any of the days from Paranorml Summer Fest, here is a breakdown of the content that Tynga’s Reviews & All Things Urban Fantasy have featured during the event: 27 Interviews 19 Guest Blogs 60 Giveaways which breaks down to 159 books total! You can still enter all 60 giveaways until July 4th!  Just click on the Complete PSF List and enter away.  All the winners will be announced on both sites on July 6th. THANK YOU!! Tynga and I are so grateful… Read more »


PSF Special Giveaway: The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

PSF Special Giveaway: The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

June 30, 2010 Uncategorized 21

**Visit Tynga’s Reviews today for her PSF Interview & Giveaway with Cassandra Clare author of CLOCKWORK ANGEL** On August 31, 2010 Cassandra Clare is releasing one of the most highly anticipated books of the year: the first book in The Infernal Devices series, CLOCKWORK ANGEL.  It is a prequel to the phenomenally bestselling The Mortal Instruments series which I described this way: “If Harry Potter and Wicked Lovely had a book baby it would be City of Bones.”  Have you read The Mortal Instruments yet?  Do you want to?  The fantastic people at Simon & Schuster have provided a special… Read more »


PSF Interview & Giveaway: Sharon Ashwood “Unchained”

PSF Interview & Giveaway: Sharon Ashwood “Unchained”

June 29, 2010 Uncategorized 24

**Visit Tynga’s Reviews today for her PSF Interview & Giveaway with Cyn Balog author of SLEEPLESS** I’m so happy to welcome Sharon Ashwood to the blog today.  Sharon is the author of The Dark Forgotten paranormal romance series including Ravenous, Scorched and the upcoming UNCHAINED on July 6, 2010.  The Dark Forgotten world is full of “were-beasts, vampires, hellhounds, demons, dragons, unicorns—you name it.”  And Sharon has generously offered to giveaway a copy of UNCHAINED. Details below. Sharon Ashwood is a free-lance journalist, novelist, desk jockey and enthusiast for the weird and spooky. She has an English literature degree but works… Read more »


Review: Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison

Review: Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison

June 28, 2010 Uncategorized 3 ★★★★

Book Description Death Some people will do anything to avoid it. Even trade their immortal souls for endless existence. Wraiths Secretly, inexorably, they are infiltrating our world, sucking the essence out of unsuspecting victims with their hideous parody of a kiss. Segue Adam Thorne founded the Institute to study and destroy his monster of a brother, but the key to its success is held in the pale, slender hand of a woman on the run. There is something hauntingly different about Talia O’Brien, her unknowing sensuality, her uncanny way of slipping into Shadow. Twilight This is the place between life… Read more »


Review: Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn

Review: Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn

June 28, 2010 Uncategorized 4 ★★★

Book Description Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the Dark Fae in order to harness their power. Instead, they created a demonic enemy more powerful than they dared to dream. Bent on enslaving the world, the Vampiric Fae have been quietly massing their strength for centuries. Now, Myst, queen of the Indigo Court, is rising again…and a long-prophesied war is brewing… Born a witch, Cicely Waters can control the wind. When her Elemental warns her that her aunt and cousin are in danger, she packs her Pontiac GTO and returns home for the first time in twenty years. But the… Read more »


PSF Interview & Giveaway: Karen Kincy “Other”

PSF Interview & Giveaway: Karen Kincy “Other”

June 28, 2010 Uncategorized 14

**Visit Tynga’s Reviews today for her PSF Interview & Giveaway with Andrea Cramer author of NIGHTSHADE & A chance to win 2 more copies of OTHER** My guest today is debut author Karen Kincy whose upcoming Paranormal YA OTHER, which releases on July 1st, about a teenage girl shapeshifter with serious denial issues caught my eye awhile back and made me think of Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause (who incidentally blurbed about the book too). Karen was kind enough to stop by for an interview and her publisher Flux sent along two copies of OTHER to giveaway!  Details below…. Read more »


PSF Guest Blog: P.N. Elrod “Dark and Stormy Knights” anthology

PSF Guest Blog: P.N. Elrod “Dark and Stormy Knights” anthology

June 27, 2010 Uncategorized 5

**Visit Tynga’s Reviews today for her PSF Interview & Giveaway with Tate Hallaway author of ALMOST TO DIE FOR** My guest today is prolific urban fantasy author P.N. Elrod. Well known for her series The Vampire Files featuring undead PI Jack Fleming, she has also edited and contributed to a number of awesome urban fantasy anthologies including Strange Brew, My Big, Fat Supernatural Wedding, My Big, Fat Supernatural Honeymoon, and the upcoming Dark and Stormy Knights due out July 20th. P.N. "Pat" Elrod is the author of 24 commercially-published novels, more than 20 short stories, an editor and co-editor of… Read more »


PSF Interview & Giveaway: MaryJanice Davidson “Undead and Unfinished”

PSF Interview & Giveaway: MaryJanice Davidson “Undead and Unfinished”

June 26, 2010 Uncategorized 23

**Visit Tynga’s Reviews today for her PSF Interview & Giveaway with Jocelynn Drake author of PRAY FOR DAWN & WAIT FOR DUST** I’m so glad to welcome MaryJanice Davidson to the festivities today. I happily stumbled onto her Queen Betsy series years ago and have since enjoyed her snarky Fred the Mermaid series & her bionic Gorgeous series.  I’m no where near finishing her more than 50 books to date, but just give me time. Back to Betsy, the ninth book in the series UNDEAD AND UNFINISHED is releasing on July 6, 2010, and MaryJanice was kind enough to accept… Read more »


Cover Art: Lots!

Cover Art: Lots!

June 25, 2010 Uncategorized 3

Source: Ellz Readz: Title: Shadow Walker Author: L. A. Banks Release Date: November 2010 Artist:  N/A Author Comments: N/A My Thoughts: This is a spinoff new YA series based on her Vampire Huntress series. The blood dipped wing is definitely a popular image (Hush, Hush). Book Description: While they are secreted away in the Temt Tchaas Academy, (aka Neteru Academy), these students must learn to fight evil as well as learn to resist the temptation of fighting with each other. Although these young people have super powers, they still struggle with the same dramas and insecurities like any other high… Read more »


PSF Guest Blog & Giveaway: Kelly Meding “As Lie The Dead”

PSF Guest Blog & Giveaway: Kelly Meding “As Lie The Dead”

June 25, 2010 Uncategorized 18

**Visit Tynga’s Reviews today for her PSF Interview & Giveaway with Dakota Banks author of SACRIFICE** I’m so happy to welcome back Kelly Meding today.  Kelly’s first Dreg City urban fantasy novel Three Days to Dead was one of my favorite reads last year, and on July 27, 2010, in just over a month, the sequel AS LIE THE DEAD will be released.  If you remember Kelly’s last visit was her main character, Evy’s Vamps 101 post & today Evy has the follow up with Shapeshifters 101. Plus she’ll be giving away a signed copy of Three Days to Dead… Read more »