Monthly Archives:: July 2010

Review: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Review: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

July 31, 2010 Uncategorized 9 ★★★★

  Book Description The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie’s survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, these second-class children of Faerie spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Or, in the case of October "Toby" Daye, rejecting it completely. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating into a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her,… Read more »

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Hot Off The Press: 50 NEW Urban Fantasy Releases for AUGUST

Hot Off The Press: 50 NEW Urban Fantasy Releases for AUGUST

July 30, 2010 Uncategorized 6

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! – August 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 (UF, PNR, Paranormal YA etc.) All titles below link to BookDepository.com (free worldwide shipping to 90 countries) and I make a small commission from purchases made through the links, so thank you for helping me maintain this site! New August titles scheduled for review on… Read more »

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Review: Beastly by Alex Flinn

Review: Beastly by Alex Flinn

July 29, 2010 Uncategorized 9

  Book Description I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day… Read more »

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Cover Art Coverage: 2 new titles!

Cover Art Coverage: 2 new titles!

July 28, 2010 Cover Art Coverage, Uncategorized 3

*Covers may not be final* Source: Jennifer Estep Title: Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin #4) Author: Jennifer Estep Release Date: April 26, 2011 Artist:  Tony Mauro? Author Comments: N/A My Thoughts: Flat out gorgeous.  These have to be one of the best series covers in the genre today.  The red is killer too. Book Description: I’d rather face a dozen lethal assas­sins any night than deal with some­thing as tricky, con­vo­luted, and frag­ile as my feel­ings. But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assas­sin known as the Spi­der. Hov­er­ing out­side sexy busi­ness­man Owen Grayson’s front door like a ner­vous teenage… Read more »

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Review: A Wild Light by Marjorie M. Liu

Review: A Wild Light by Marjorie M. Liu

July 27, 2010 Uncategorized 4 ★★★★

  Book Description For too long Maxine Kiss has felt an inexplicable darkness inside her-a force she channels into hunting the demons bent on destroying the human race. But when she finds herself covered in blood and crouched beside her grandfather’s dead body with no memory of what happened, Maxine begins to fear that the darkness has finally consumed her.  Reviewed Book 3 in The Hunter Kiss Series ~Reviewed by Julia~ A WILD LIGHT opens with Maxine standing over the corpse of her grandfather with no recollection of what took place and no memories of Grant, the love of her… Read more »

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Early Review: Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson

Early Review: Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson

July 26, 2010 Uncategorized 4 ★★★

*This title will be released on July 27, 2010*    Book Description Steven de Selby has a hangover. Bright lights, loud noise, and lots of exercise are the last thing he wants. But that’s exactly what he gets when someone starts shooting at him. Steven is no stranger to death-Mr. D’s his boss after all-but when a dead girl saves him from sharing her fate, he finds himself on the wrong end of the barrel. His job is to guide the restless dead to the underworld but now his clients are his own colleagues, friends, and family. Mr. D’s gone… Read more »

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Early Review: Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

Early Review: Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

July 24, 2010 Uncategorized 5 ★★★★

*This title will be released on July 27, 2010* Book Description The orphaned daughter of a sorcerer and a half-demon, Savannah is a terrifyingly powerful young witch who has never been able to resist the chance to throw her magical weight around. But at 21 she knows she needs to grow up and prove to her guardians, Paige and Lucas, that she can be a responsible member of their supernatural detective agency. So she jumps at the chance to fly solo, investigating the mysterious deaths of three young women in a nearby factory town as a favor to one of… Read more »

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Giveaway & Male Protagonists in UF: Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson

Giveaway & Male Protagonists in UF: Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson

July 23, 2010 Uncategorized 25

The always excellent people from Orbit books are very excited about the new Death Works series by Trent Jamieson debuting on July 27, 2010 with DEATH MOST DEFINITE (which I’ll be reviewing next week) about a guy who literally works for Death. You can win one of five copies by filling out the form below. Reading about Steven de Selby in this book reminded me again how rare male protagonists in the urban fantasy genre are.  I’ve called them about as common as tan lines on a vampire.  Let’s face it, when it comes to paranormal fiction, this is a… Read more »

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Early 5 bat! Review: Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

Early 5 bat! Review: Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

July 22, 2010 Uncategorized 14 ★★★★★

*This title will be released on August 3, 2010*   Book Description "Throughout all my histories, I found no one I loved more than you…no one." Those were some of Rhode’s last words to me. The last time he would pronounce his love. The last time I would see his face. It was the first time in 592 years I could take a breath. Lay in the sun. Taste. Rhode sacrificed himself so I, Lenah Beaudonte, could be human again. So I could stop the blood lust. I never expected to fall in love with someone else that wasn’t Rhode…. Read more »

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Cover Art Coverage: 7 new titles included Mercy #6!

Cover Art Coverage: 7 new titles included Mercy #6!

July 21, 2010 Cover Art Coverage, Uncategorized 14

*Covers may not be final* Source: See Michelle Read Title: River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6) Author: Patricia Briggs Release Date: January 25, 2011 Artist:  Dan dos Santos Author Comments: N/A My Thoughts: Dan the man has done it again.  All of the Mercy covers have been stunning, but revealing too in terms of the actual story.  Clearly this book will have more of an emphasis on Mercy’s Native American heritage.  I. Can’t. Wait! Book Description: Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit… Read more »

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