Monthly Archives:: June 2011

Deadly Destinations Master List & giveaway details for all 175 books!

Deadly Destinations Master List & giveaway details for all 175 books!

June 30, 2011 Uncategorized 10

Deadly Destinations: Your Guide to Killer Hot Spots July 1 – July 31st Hosted by All Things Urban Fantasy (ATUF) & Dark Faerie Tales (DFT) See the announcement post with all the details about this event HERE What’s the saying in real estate? Location, location, location.  Well in Paranormal fiction it’s worldbuilding, worldbuilding, worldbuilding.  We wanted to think of an event that would promote all the new paranormal titles releasing from June through August and tie them together with the Summer season. We thought a vacation theme would be perfect, but instead of hitting the typical getaway spots, we’d invite… Read more »

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Review: Kitty’s Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn

Review: Kitty’s Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn

June 30, 2011 Uncategorized 4 ★★★★

Title: Kitty’s  Big Trouble Author: Carrie Vaughn Series: Kitty Norville #9 Cover Art: Craig White Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Julia Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Tor Books;  June 28, 2011 ISBN-10: 0765365650 ISBN-13: 978-0765365651 Sexual Content: References to sex. Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.  Description Kitty Norville is back and in more trouble than ever.  Her recent run-in with werewolves traumatized by the horrors of war has made her start wondering how long the US government might have been covertly using werewolves in… Read more »

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Cover Art Coverage: 25 new covers!

Cover Art Coverage: 25 new covers!

June 29, 2011 Cover Art Coverage, Uncategorized 11

If you follow @Abigail_ATUF on Twitter, you know that at exactly 5:08pm last night I lost the entire Cover Art Post for today.  I know this happens to everyone.  I once lost an entire Hot Off The Press post the day before it was supposed to go up and just sat and stared at my laptop for ten minutes.  Then I put on my big girl pants and redid it.  I don’t have it in me to do this post again, I just don’t.  So apologies to all for this shortened version of the Cover Art Coverage post. All the… Read more »

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Early Review: Deceived By The Others by Jess Haines

Early Review: Deceived By The Others by Jess Haines

June 28, 2011 Uncategorized 2 ★★★★

*This title will be released on July 5, 2011* Title: Deceived By The Others Author: Jess Haines Series: H&W; Investigations #3 Cover Art: N/A Genre: urban fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Author/Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Zebra; 1 edition (July 5, 2011) ISBN-10: 1420111892 ISBN-13: 978-1420111897 Sexual Content: A scene of semi graphic sensuality. References to sex. Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description They’re here, and they’re real…werewolves, vampires, mages, and other creatures of the night. For New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest, taking care of Others business… Read more »

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Early Review: Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers

Early Review: Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers

June 27, 2011 Uncategorized 5 ★★

*This title will be released on July 5, 2011* Title: Original Sin Author: Lisa Desrochers Series: Personal Demons #2 Cover Art: Cliff Nielsen  Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Tor Teen; First Edition edition (July 5, 2011) ISBN-10: 0765328097 ISBN-13: 978-0765328090 Sexual Content: Kissing. Scenes of heterosexual and homosexual sensuality. Non graphic sex scene.  Pervasive sexual dialog and references. References to rape. Rating: Okay – A few good points, but with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Description Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he… Read more »

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Early Review: Dead Iron by Devon Monk

Early Review: Dead Iron by Devon Monk

June 26, 2011 Uncategorized 6 ★★★

*This title will be released on July 5, 2011* Title: Dead Iron Author: Devon Monk Series: Age of Steam #1 Cover Art: Cliff Nielsen Genre: Paranormal Steampunk Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Roc Trade; Original edition (July 5, 2011) ISBN-10: 045146396X ISBN-13: 978-0451463968 Sexual Content: Kissing. References to rape Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description Welcome to a new America that is built on blood, sweat, and gears… In steam age America, men, monsters, machines, and magic battle for the same scrap of earth… Read more »

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Early Review: The First Days by Rhiannon Frater

Early Review: The First Days by Rhiannon Frater

June 25, 2011 Uncategorized 7 ★★

*This title will be released on July 5, 2011* Title: The First Days Author: Rhiannon Frater Series: As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Urban Fantasy/Horror Excerpt: Yes Source: Amazon Vine Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (July 5, 2011) ISBN-10: 0765331268 ISBN-13: 978-0765331267 Sexual Content: Kissing. References to homosexuality and a discussion of bisexuality. References to gang rape. A brief sex scene. Rating: Okay – A few good points, but with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Description Rhiannon Frater’s As the World Dies trilogy is an internet… Read more »

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Top 10 List & Giveaway: Jeannie Holmes’ Favorite Female Vampires

Top 10 List & Giveaway: Jeannie Holmes’ Favorite Female Vampires

June 24, 2011 Uncategorized 89

We’re joined by Jeannie Holmes today, author of the Alexandra Sabian urban fantasy series (BLOOD LAW was released in July 2010 and BLOOD SECRETS will be published on June 28, 2011 from Bantam) about an ‘FBPI Enforcer polices the vampire population of Jefferson, Mississippi while navigating an ever-increasingly complicated person life.’ My review is coming soon.  Jeannie is sharing her favorite female vampires below and giving away a set of Alexandra Sabian books.  Details below. You can read all the previous Top 10 Lists HERE My Top 10 Favorite Female Vampires in Film and Fiction by Jeannie Holmes If you’ve read… Read more »

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Hot Off The Press: 52 paranormal titles for July

Hot Off The Press: 52 paranormal titles for July

June 24, 2011 Uncategorized 3

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 are scheduled for review this month. July Releases (32 Adult Titles) Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (July 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 1402241968 ISBN-13: 978-1402241963 Touch… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Theresa Meyers “The Vampire Who Loved Me”

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Theresa Meyers “The Vampire Who Loved Me”

June 23, 2011 Uncategorized 30

Please welcome Theresa Meyers, author of  THE VAMPIRE WHO LOVED ME, available now from Harlequin books. Theresa is talking today about why she writes paranormal books (hint it involves burgling—but tidy—elves) and don’t forget to visit all the stops on Theresa’s book tour courtesy of Bewitching Book Tours.  Leave a comment for a chance to win the Vampire Love prize pack.  See details below.  by Theresa Meyers In a lot of ways being here at All Things Urban Fantasy feels like coming home. When people interview me and ask me, “Why do you write paranormal books?” I inevitably end up… Read more »

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