Monthly Archives:: February 2011

Early Review: Demon Song by Cat Adams

Early Review: Demon Song by Cat Adams

February 28, 2011 Uncategorized 4 ★★★★

*This title will be released on March 1, 2011* Title: Demon Song Author: Cat Adams Series: Blood Singer #3 Cover Art: Rachel E. Davis Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 432 pages Publisher: Tor Books (March 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0765324962 ISBN-13: 978-0765324962  Sexual Content: A magical sex scene that is mildly graphic.   My Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & pre-order the sequel. Description In a world where magic is real and the supernatural is almost normal, bodyguard Celia Graves has survived a vampire attack which made her a half-vampire and awakened… Read more »

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Early Review: Betrayal by Lee Nichols

Early Review: Betrayal by Lee Nichols

February 27, 2011 Uncategorized 0 ★★★

*This title will be released on March 1, 2011* Title: Betrayal Author: Lee Nichols Series: Haunting Emma #2 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: No Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books (March 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 1599904225 ISBN-13: 978-1599904221        Sexual Content: Kissing   My Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description Emma Vaile is the most powerful ghostkeeper in centuries. Which is great when she’s battling the wraith-master Neos, but terrible when she’s flirting with fellow ghostkeeper (and soul… Read more »

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Early Review: Outside In by Maria V. Snyder

Early Review: Outside In by Maria V. Snyder

February 26, 2011 Uncategorized 3 ★★★★

*This title will be released on March 1, 2011* Title: Outside In Author: Maria V. Snyder Series: Inside Out #2 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Dystopian YA Excerpt: Yes Source: NetGalley Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (March 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0373210116 ISBN-13: 978-0373210114   Sexual Content: A couple scenes of sensuality   My Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & pre-order the sequel. Description Me? A leader? Okay, I did prove that there’s more to Inside than we knew. That a whole world exists beyond this cube we live in…. Read more »

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Hot Off The Press: 67 new Urban Fantasy releases for March

Hot Off The Press: 67 new Urban Fantasy releases for March

February 25, 2011 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: *Release dates are subject to change.  Most of the descriptions have been truncated for space.  Clicking the ‘more’ link will take you to that title’s Goodreads page where the full description may be read. February (43 Adult Titles) Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Berkley Trade (March 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0425239608 ISBN-13: 978 0425239605 Accidentally Catty (Accidental Friends #5) by Dakota Cassidy   Katie Woods never thought she’d be forty-one, divorced, and thrust back into the dating world. To… Read more »

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Early Review: Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire

Early Review: Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire

February 24, 2011 Review 7

From the first book, ROSEMARY AND RUE, it has felt like I jumped into the October Daye series “in media res.” Quickly swept away by action and character development, I had for the most part forgotten Toby’s mysterious past. LATE ECLIPSES not only brings it all back, but also explodes Toby’s own preconceived ideas about herself and her heritage. While not a cliff hanger, this book ends poised at the top of an arc, and I can’t wait to read where all of this forward momentum is going to take the series.

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Review: Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls by Victoria Laurie

Review: Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls by Victoria Laurie

February 23, 2011 Review 2 ★★★

A grown-up mix of Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew, GHOULS, GHOULS, GHOULS was a light, quick read that blends a realistic present day with a dash of the spirit world. An entertaining ghost story to fill a few hours, the characters of GHOULS, GHOULS, GHOULS didn’t leave enough of an impression for me to hurry out and pick up the rest of the series.

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Early Review: Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

Early Review: Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

February 23, 2011 Uncategorized 7 ★★★★

*This title will be released on March 1, 2011* Title: Falling Under Author: Gwen Hayes Series: Falling Under #1 Cover Art: Oceania Gottieb  Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: NAL Trade (March 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0451232682 ISBN-13: 978-0451232687 Sexual Content: Kissing. References to sex.  Some coarse sexual dialog   My Rating:  Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & pre-order the sequel. Description Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school,… Read more »

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Review: Etched in Bone by Adrian Phoenix

Review: Etched in Bone by Adrian Phoenix

February 22, 2011 Uncategorized 6 ★★★★

Title: Etched in Bone Author: Adrian Phoenix Series: The Maker’s Song #4 Cover Art: Craig White Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: No Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Jamie from Two Chicks On Books Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Pocket (February 22, 2011) ISBN-10: 1439137307 ISBN-13: 978-1439137307     Sexual Content: A couple moderately graphic sex scenes   My Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & pre-order the sequel. Description SON OF A FALLEN ANGEL. FORGED IN VAMPIRE’S BLOOD. SWORN TO A MORTAL WOMAN. IF DANTE FALLS, THE WORLD FALLS WITH HIM. . . .   THREE LEGACIES ETCHED IN BONE… Read more »

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Early Review: River Marked by Patricia Brigs

Early Review: River Marked by Patricia Brigs

February 21, 2011 Review 16 ★★★★

*This title will be released on March 1, 2011* Title: River Marked Author: Patricia Briggs Series: Mercy Thompson #6 Cover Art: Dan Dos Santos Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Ace Books; 1st edition (March 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0441019730 ISBN-13: 978-0441019731 Sexual Content: Kissing. References to sex. References to homosexuality. References to rape.  My Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & pre-order the sequel. 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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Early Review: Dead Waters by Anton Strout

Early Review: Dead Waters by Anton Strout

February 20, 2011 Uncategorized 6 ★★

*This title will be released on February 22, 2011* Title: Dead Waters Author: Anton Strout Series: Simon Canderous #4 Cover Art: Don Sipley  Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: No Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Ace (February 22, 2011) ISBN-10: 0441020119 ISBN-13: 978-0441020119 Sexual Content: Kissing   My Rating: Okay – Somewhat disappointing with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Description With Manhattan’s Department of Extraordinary Affairs in disarray (forget vampires and zombies- it’s the budget cuts that can kill you), Simon Canderous is still expected to stamp out any crime that adds the "para" to "normal."  And… Read more »

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