Monthly Archives:: August 2010

BBAW 2010: ATUF has been nominated for Best Speculative Fiction Book Blog!!

BBAW 2010: ATUF has been nominated for Best Speculative Fiction Book Blog!!

August 31, 2010 Uncategorized 10

All Things Urban Fantasy has been nominated for Best Speculative Fiction Book Blog!  To give you an idea of how HUGE this is, last year the winner in this category was SciFiGuy.ca (Doug was unfortunately not able to register this year or he’d have gotten my vote).    This year I’m up against two of my favorite blogs: The Book Smugglers, and Wicked Lil Pixie both of which have been around a lot longer than ATUF, but anything is possible, right? I already made the first cut that narrowed the list of nominees down from six to three.   If… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: M.K. Hobson – Gateway historicals for urban fantasy junkies.

Guest Blog & Giveaway: M.K. Hobson – Gateway historicals for urban fantasy junkies.

August 30, 2010 Uncategorized 49

M.K. Hobson is the author of  THE NATIVE STAR, a historical fantasy full of magic, romance, and laced with steampunk elements.  Julia’s review will be up soon, but in the meantime, M.K. is here to share a few "gateway" historicals for urban fantasy junkies.  Plus she’s giving away her book and a couple other goodies. See details below.  Historical Fantasy for Urban Fantasy Readers by M.K. Hobson If you’re reading this blog, it’s likely that you’re a fan of urban fantasy. (Gee, Mary, what gave it away?) And maybe, like many voracious readers, you’ve already discovered how much fun historical… Read more »

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Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

August 29, 2010 Uncategorized 10 ★★★

Book Description Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her. Worse, Meghan’s own fey powers have been cut off. She’s stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows… Read more »

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Early Review: Sparks by Laura Bickle

Early Review: Sparks by Laura Bickle

August 28, 2010 Uncategorized 2 ★★

*This title will be released on August 31, 2010*   Book Description WITHOUT A TRACE Anya Kalinczyk is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern, who holds down a day job as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department—while working 24/7 to exterminate malicious spirits haunting a city plagued by unemployment and despair. Along with her inseparable salamander familiar, Sparky, Anya has seen, and even survived, all manner of fiery hell—but her newest case sparks suspicions of a bizarre phenomenon that no one but her eccentric team of ghost hunters might believe: spontaneous human combustion. After fire consumes… Read more »

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Hot Off The Press: 53 NEW Urban Fantasy releases for September

Hot Off The Press: 53 NEW Urban Fantasy releases for September

August 27, 2010 Uncategorized 2

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! 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 the occasional Paranormal Steampunk etc.) All titles below link to BookDepository.com (free worldwide shipping to 90 countries) and ATUF makes a small commission from purchases made through the links, so thank you for helping maintain this… Read more »

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Early Review: Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay

Early Review: Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay

August 25, 2010 Uncategorized 6 ★★★★

*This title will be released on August 31, 2010*  Book Description It takes a strong woman to keep the peace in a city of endless night. . . . Deep beneath Underground, a cunning bid for power and revenge has begun—one that threatens to make Atlanta the new battleground in the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The powers of hellish Charbydon have the upper hand after plunging the city into primordial night. And under the cover of darkness, a serial killer targets the most powerful Elysians in the city, the angelic Adonai. For Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: J.K. Beck “When Blood Calls”

Guest Blog & Giveaway: J.K. Beck “When Blood Calls”

August 24, 2010 Uncategorized 67

J.K. Beck is the author of  the brand new The Shadow Keepers paranormal romance series and I was fortunate enough to review the first book in the series last week. WHEN BLOOD CALLS (read my 4/5 bat review HERE) which will be published on August 31, 2010, established a fascinating supernatural world built around detailed ancient political system of justice.  Suspenseful, romantic, and full of darkly sexy characters.  J.K. was kind enough to stop by today and giveaway a copy of the next book in the series: WHEN PLEASURE RULES. See details below & it is open internationally.  by J.K…. Read more »

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Top 10 List: Favorite Features From Other Bloggers

Top 10 List: Favorite Features From Other Bloggers

August 23, 2010 Uncategorized 20

You can read all the previous Top 10 Lists HERE Favorite Features From Other Bloggers These are the posts that get me excited when I see them in my Reader.  All of these sites are book blogs that either focus primarily on, or prominently feature, the paranormal genres.  A few are weekly, others monthly, but all are the regular posts that I love and you should too: 1. The Urban Fantasy Weekend Report at SciFi Guy This is the post that really made me decide to start my own blog.  I was reading it for months before I finally got… Read more »

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Early Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Early Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

August 22, 2010 Uncategorized 6 ★★★★

*This title will be released on August 31, 2010* Book Description Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still. When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself… Read more »

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Early Review: When Blood Calls by J. K. Beck

Early Review: When Blood Calls by J. K. Beck

August 21, 2010 Uncategorized 6 ★★★★

*This title will be released on August 31, 2010*   Book Description Sara Constantine is one of the country’s most tenacious prosecuting attorneys—and she’s just secured a well-earned promotion. At first she’s thrilled. Then she finds out her new job involves prosecuting vampires and werewolves. And nothing prepares Sara for the shock she receives when she meets the first defendant she’ll be trying to put away: Lucius Dragos, the sexy stranger with whom she recently shared an explosive night of ecstasy. When Lucius Dragos kisses the beautiful woman sitting next to him at the bar, he’s only hoping to blend… Read more »

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