Monthly Archives:: March 2011

Top 10 Best & Worst Werewolves in Movies & TV

Top 10 Best & Worst Werewolves in Movies & TV

March 31, 2011 Uncategorized 3

In case you didn’t know, I run the Tor.com Urban Fantasy Facebook and Twitter accounts and will be blogging once a week on Tor.com.    I posted my Top 10 Best Werewolves in Movies & TV list earlier this week, and today my Top 10 Worst Werewolves in Movies & TV list went up.    Did I include your best & worst?

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RT Convention Interview: Nicole Peeler on Keeping Romance Hot in Urban Fantasy

RT Convention Interview: Nicole Peeler on Keeping Romance Hot in Urban Fantasy

March 31, 2011 Uncategorized 2

RT Booklovers Convention start on April 6th and if you’re going to be in Los Angeles, you won’t want to miss it.  We paranormal fans are getting some series RT love with several dedicated panels including URBAN FANTASY: Keeping Romance Hot in an Urban Fantasy Series which features Nicole Peeler, author of the Jane True series (right now you can take advantage of the crazy low price of $2.99 for TEMPEST RISING, the first book in the series).  Nicole is now going to tell us how she keeps her UF romance hot. Click HERE to see where else Nicole will… Read more »

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RT Convention Interview: Shannon K. Butcher on Paranormal Plotting

RT Convention Interview: Shannon K. Butcher on Paranormal Plotting

March 30, 2011 Uncategorized 0

RT Booklovers Convention start on April 6th and if you’re going to be in Los Angeles, you won’t want to miss it.  We paranormal fans are getting some series RT love with several dedicated panels including PARANORMAL: The Plot Thickens: How to Keep Paranormal Fans Hooked which features Shannon K. Butcher talking about the importance of worldbuilding, plotting, and pacing.  Click HERE to see where else Shannon will be at this years convention. ATUF: How far in advance do you plot? Chapter by chapter? Book by book? Or do you plan out the who series before starting? SB: I plot… Read more »

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RT Convention Interview: Pamela Palmer on Paranormal Plotting

RT Convention Interview: Pamela Palmer on Paranormal Plotting

March 29, 2011 Uncategorized 2

RT Booklovers Convention start on April 6th and if you’re going to be in Los Angeles, you won’t want to miss it.  We paranormal fans are getting some series RT love with several dedicated panels including PARANORMAL: The Plot Thickens: How to Keep Paranormal Fans Hooked which features Pamela Palmer talking about her Feral Warriors paranormal romance series and how she keeps readers coming back for more with her stories.  Click HERE to see where else Pamela will be at this years convention. ATUF: How far in advance do you plot? Chapter by chapter? Book by book? Or do you… Read more »

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RT Convention Interview: Jaye Wells on worldbuilding in Urban Fantasy

RT Convention Interview: Jaye Wells on worldbuilding in Urban Fantasy

March 28, 2011 Uncategorized 4

RT Booklovers Convention starts on April 6th and if you’re going to be in Los Angeles, you won’t want to miss it.  We paranormal fans are getting some series RT love with several dedicated panels including URBAN FANTASY: Worldbuilding in Urban Fantasy which features Jaye Wells, author of the Sabina Kane series from Orbit which that revolves around a fantastic twist on vampire mythology.  ATUF: How did you approach worldbuilding in your Sabina Kane series? What initially sparked the main idea for your world? JW: World building is a complex process that’s hard to distill into a formula, but I’ll… Read more »

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Join me at the Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference

Join me at the Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference

March 27, 2011 Uncategorized 3

The Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference is being held April 13-17 If you are a blogger, the BBPOC is a must.  I ‘attended’ my first conference in 2009 as a brand new baby blogger and I can not tell you how invaluable it was.  Not only did I make great contacts with publishers and other bloggers in my genre, end up with some of my very first ARCs, but I avoided so many of the pitfalls we bloggers are susceptible to because of the information shared.  The panels this year are fantastic (see below for a current list, but… Read more »

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RT Convention Interview: P.N. Elrod on Worldbuilding in Urban Fantasy

RT Convention Interview: P.N. Elrod on Worldbuilding in Urban Fantasy

March 27, 2011 Uncategorized 0

RT Booklovers Convention starts on April 6th and if you’re going to be in Los Angeles, you won’t want to miss it.  We paranormal fans are getting some series RT love with several dedicated panels including URBAN FANTASY: Worldbuilding in Urban Fantasy which features P.N. Elrod.  If you’ve read her urban fantasy series featuring undead PI Jack Fleming, The Vampire Files, than you know that P.N. is an ideal panelist for this topic. ATUF: How did you approach worldbuilding in your Vampire Files series?  PE: It was time and setting, not a "world" to me. The books are set in… Read more »

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Early Review: Shady Lady by Ann Aguirre

Early Review: Shady Lady by Ann Aguirre

March 26, 2011 Uncategorized 4 ★★★★

*This title will be released on April 5, 2011* Title: Shady Lady Author: Ann Aguirre Series: Corine Solomon #3 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Roc (April 5, 2011) ISBN-10: 0451463250 ISBN-13: 978-0451463258 Sexual Content: Kissing. A brief, mildly graphic sex scene. References to rape.  Attempted rape.   My Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & pre-order the sequel. Description I’d spent my whole life settling, trying not to attract attention, and generally doing whatever it took to keep other people happy. I didn’t want to do… Read more »

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Hot Off The Press: 51 new Urban Fantasy titles for April

Hot Off The Press: 51 new Urban Fantasy titles for April

March 25, 2011 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: *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. April (40 Adult Titles) Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (April 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 1402254393 ISBN-13: 978-1402254390 Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Linda Wisdom Feisty witch Maggie enjoys her work as a paranormal law enforcement officer—that is, until she’s… Read more »

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Early Review: Deadworld by J.N. Duncan

Early Review: Deadworld by J.N. Duncan

March 24, 2011 Uncategorized 4 ★★

*This title will be released on April 5, 2011* Title: Deadworld Author: J. N. Duncan Series: Deadworld #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Kensington (April 5, 2011) ISBN-10: 0758255667 ISBN-13: 978-0758255662 Sexual Content: References to homosexuality, rape.  An BDSM sex scene that triggers and abusive flashback that might be considered rape. My Rating: Okay – Somewhat disappointing with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Description She’s as tough as anything haunting Chicago’s streets. But to deal with an inhuman power that won’t stay buried, this FBI agent needs… Read more »

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