Monthly Archives:: May 2011

Review: Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade

Review: Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade

May 31, 2011 Uncategorized 0 ★★★★

Title: Queen of the Dead Author: Stacey Kade Series: Ghost and the Goth #2 Cover Art: Tom Corbett Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: No Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (May 31, 2011) ISBN-10: 1423134672 ISBN-13: 978-1423134671 Sexual Content: Kissing. References to homosexuality Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description After being sent back from the light, Alona Dare – former homecoming queen, current Queen of the Dead – finds herself doing something she never expected: working. Instead of spending days… Read more »

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Interview: Allison van Diepen “The Vampire Stalker”

Interview: Allison van Diepen “The Vampire Stalker”

May 30, 2011 Uncategorized 0

I’m so glad to welcome Allison van Diepen to the site today. Allison’s new paranormal YA, THE VAMPIRE STALKER, is releasing in a couple days on June 1st from Point.  I was fortunate to receive an early copy and reviewed it yesterday, describing the premise as TWILIGHT meets Kate & Leopold.  Allison is answering all of my burning questions and sharing her (literally) A-Ha moment when she came up with the premise. ATUF: I was sold on this book from the one line premise: ‘What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world–and came into yours?’ How did… Read more »

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Early Review: The Vampire Stalker by Allison van Diepen

Early Review: The Vampire Stalker by Allison van Diepen

May 29, 2011 Uncategorized 0 ★★★

*This title will be released on June 1, 2011* Title: The Vampire Stalker Author: Allison van Diepen Series: N/A Cover Art: Christopher Stengel Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Point (June 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0545283752 ISBN-13: 978-0545283755 Sexual Content: Kissing Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description I glanced at him, and felt like the air had been sucked out of me. His profile was straight and chiseled. Dark brown hair curled slightly over the collar of his long,… Read more »

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Early Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Early Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

May 28, 2011 Uncategorized 0 ★★★★

*This title will be released on May 31, 2011* Title: Starcrossed Author: Josephine Angelini Series: Starcrossed #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: Yes Source: NetGalley Reviewed by: Julia Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 496 pages Publisher: HarperTeen; May 31, 2011 ISBN-10: 0062011995 ISBN-13: 978-0062011992 Sexual Content: Kissing, mention of sex. Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description How do you defy destiny? Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket…. Read more »

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Hot Off The Press: 69 new paranormal titles for June

Hot Off The Press: 69 new paranormal titles for June

May 27, 2011 Uncategorized 7

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.  Please visit our Titles Received For Review page to see which of these titles will be reviewed this month. *And don’t forget to check out the previous Hot Off The Press posts for even more titles* June (46 Adult Titles) Mass Market Paperback:… Read more »

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Early Review: Nightfall by Ellen Connor

Early Review: Nightfall by Ellen Connor

May 27, 2011 Uncategorized 2 ★★★★

*This title will be released on June 7, 2011* Title: Nightfall Author: Ellen Connor  Series: Dark Age Dawning #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal Romance Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Berkley Trade (June 7, 2011) ISBN-10: 0425241696 ISBN-13: 978-0425241691 Sexual Content: A few graphic sex scenes. Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description First in a stunning new post-apocalyptic paranormal romance trilogy. Growing up with an unstable, often absent father who preached about the end of the world, Jenna never thought in her wildest… Read more »

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2nd Path in The Nine Paths to Chloe King game!

2nd Path in The Nine Paths to Chloe King game!

May 26, 2011 Uncategorized 1

I received the next task to complete in The Nine Paths to Chloe King game.  If you missed the first task post and explanation of how to play the game, you can read about it here along with how to claim a limited edition Circle charm. Path #2: Starts with an email from a Mai that included this picture along with three questions to answer: What is the ancient Egyptian name for this statue? I love Egyptology, so I recognized this as cat goddess Bastet. What very warm and bright star did ancient Egyptians originally connect to this statue? A… Read more »

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Cover Art Coverage: 12 New Titles!!

Cover Art Coverage: 12 New Titles!!

May 25, 2011 Cover Art Coverage, Uncategorized 2

   Rebirth by Sophie Littlefield  Description: The end of the world was just the beginning. Civilization has fallen, leaving California an unforgiving, decimated place. But Cass Dollar beat terrible odds to get her missing daughter back—she and Ruthie will be happy. Yet with the first winter, Cass is reminded that happiness is fleeting in Aftertime. Ruthie retreats into silence. Flesh-eating Beaters still dominate the landscape. And Smoke, Cass’s lover and strength, departs on a quest for vengeance, one that may end him even if he returns. More…   No Author Available. Series: Aftertime #2 Artist: N/A Goodreads: Link Publisher: Luna… Read more »

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Early Review: Devil Without a Cause by Terri Garey

Early Review: Devil Without a Cause by Terri Garey

May 25, 2011 Review 1 ★★★★

I’m wary of mixing too much religion with the paranormal (Nalini Singh’s fierce, pagan angels are just about my speed), but DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE takes things into the realm of myth and magic without treading on too many dogmatic toes. This paranormal romance surprised me quite a few times, most particularly in the way that the main character/supporting character dynamic was reversed. While it’s unusual for me to be interested in world building over romance, I enjoyed the glimpses of this particular devil’s world so much he quite stole the show.

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Supernatural Summer TV Game & Prize: The Nine Lives of Chloe King on ABC Family

Supernatural Summer TV Game & Prize: The Nine Lives of Chloe King on ABC Family

May 24, 2011 Uncategorized 9

ABC Family invites you to play The Nine Paths to Chloe King, a three week adventure that will take you on an exciting journey where you will uncover clues that will take you deeper into the world of the mysterious Mai and ABC Family’s new original series, The Nine Lives of Chloe King premiering Tuesday, June 14 at 9/8c.  So I got a crazy email recently from ABC Family asking me to take part in a promotional event for the TV Show The Nine Lives of Chloe King (based on the book series by Liz Braswell). Great.  Sign me up. … Read more »

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