Monthly Archives:: July 2011

Early Review: The Unforgiven by Joy Nash

Early Review: The Unforgiven by Joy Nash

July 31, 2011 Review 0 ★★

THE UNFORGIVEN opens like a mid-series book; characters have complex and painful pasts, there are rivalries and vendettas, all of which were introduced through summaries or asides or context clues. I’d applaud this book for being easy to jump into, but when I circled back to find the start of the series I found… THE UNFORGIVEN.

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Deadly Destinations & Giveaway: Sharie Kohler’s Darby takes us to The Great White North from NIGHT FALLS ON THE WICKED

Deadly Destinations & Giveaway: Sharie Kohler’s Darby takes us to The Great White North from NIGHT FALLS ON THE WICKED

July 31, 2011 Uncategorized 46

**Visit Dark Faerie Tales today for her Deadly Destination tour of Gretchen McNeil’s San Francisco from Bridget Liu & a chance to win POSSESS** We continue to span the globe for the final Deadly Destinations tour traveling to The Great White North today with Sharie Kohler’s Darby from the Moon Chasers series.  Why the cold?  Demons from hell prefer a hotter climate, and this white witch will do everything she can to hide from them.  Want to learn more?  You’ll have to pick up NIGHT FALLS ON THE WICKED on August 30, 2011 from Pocket books or be one of… Read more »

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Early Review: The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Early Review: The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

July 30, 2011 Review 3 ★★★★

With her lovely writing, Victoria Schwab has created a vivid, almost claustrophobic little world of myth and magic and secrets on the moors. There is no promise of a happily ever after for everyone, but THE NEAR WITCH is all the more affecting for these little disappointments. Lexi is a strong, confident young woman making decisions that will impact the rest of her life, and I cheered along with her on every page.

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Deadly Destinations & Giveaway: Carolyn Crane’s Carter takes us to Midcity from WILD AND STEAMY

Deadly Destinations & Giveaway: Carolyn Crane’s Carter takes us to Midcity from WILD AND STEAMY

July 30, 2011 Uncategorized 55

**Visit Dark Faerie Tales today for her Deadly Destination from Caitliln Kittredge & a chance to win THE WILD SIDE anthology** I feel like I’ve waited a long time to return to today’s Deadly Destionation, but only because I had such an amazing time during my first visit, and a near perfect time during my second visit.  So where are we going? To Midcity led by Carolyn Crane’s Carter from her Disillusionists Trilogy about a group of superhero types who’ve learned to weaponize their crippling psychological disorders.  Carolyn has teamed up with two of my favorite paranormal authors, Meljean Brook… Read more »

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Hot Off the Press: 82 new paranormal releases for August

Hot Off the Press: 82 new paranormal releases for August

July 29, 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:   Me: Done! My TBR Pile: Done with what? Me: The Hot Off The Press post for August. My TBR Pile: How many? Me: Oh, um…not that many. My TBR Pile: How many? Me: Just a few.  Hardly any at all. My TBR Pile: Me: Okay, I guess there are a few more than last month. My TBR Pile: Tell. Me. The. Number. Me: …82 My TBR Pile: You bitch. Me: You act like I’m going to… Read more »

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Deadly Destinations & Giveaway: Alyssa Day takes us to Atlantis from VAMPIRE IN ATLANTIS

Deadly Destinations & Giveaway: Alyssa Day takes us to Atlantis from VAMPIRE IN ATLANTIS

July 29, 2011 Uncategorized 61

**Visit Dark Faerie Tales today for her Deadly Destination tour of Sarah Jane Stratford’s Rome from Mors & a chance to win THE MOONLIGHT BRIGADE** Of all the wonderful, exciting places we’ve visited during Deadly Destinations, I couldn’t wait to set foot in the lost island of Atlantis, the setting from Alyssa Day’s Warriors of Poseidon series.  This isn’t my first trip to Atlantis.  I visited earlier this summer and got hooked.  VAMPIRE IN ATLANTIS, the seventh book in the series is available now, and, thanks to the wonderful people at Berkley Publishing, three of you who comment on this post… Read more »

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Deadly Destinations & Giveaway: Kelly Gay’s Emma Madigan takes us to Charbydon from THE HOUR OF DUST AND ASHES

Deadly Destinations & Giveaway: Kelly Gay’s Emma Madigan takes us to Charbydon from THE HOUR OF DUST AND ASHES

July 28, 2011 Uncategorized 108

**Visit Dark Faerie Tales today for her Deadly Destination tour of Vicki Pettersson’s Las Vegas & a chance to win THE NEON GRAVEYARD** I. Love. This. Series.  Greek Mythology, heaven and hell, smokin’ hot male Sirens, and one of the coolest protagonists in UF.  I’m talking about Kelly Gay’s Charlie Madigan series, which continues on August 30th from Pocket Books with THE HOUR OF DUST AND ASHES. Charlie, her partner Hank and I have been tight since last January and things have only gotten better since.  So when Charlie’s daughter, Emma, wanted to plan a Deadly Destinations trip to Charbydon (aka… Read more »

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Deadly Destinations & Giveaway: Jennifer Estep’s Gwen Frost takes us to Mythos Academy from TOUCH OF FROST

Deadly Destinations & Giveaway: Jennifer Estep’s Gwen Frost takes us to Mythos Academy from TOUCH OF FROST

July 27, 2011 Uncategorized 81

**Visit Dark Faerie Tales today for her Deadly Destination tour of Karsten Knight’s redwood forests of Northern California & a chance to win WILDEFIRE** School’s in for Summer this year.  That’s because our tour guide for today’s Deadly Destinations is Jennifer Estep’s Gwen Frost.  She’s taking us to Mythos Academy, the setting from Jennifer’s new YA urban fantasy debut TOUCH OF FROST (Available now from K Teen), ‘a school for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, Amazons, and more.’  It’s my favorite book from Jennifer yet, sort of a Veronica Mars meets Percy Jackson mashup…Myths and mystery and… Read more »

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Review: Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett

Review: Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett

July 26, 2011 Uncategorized 7 ★★★★

Title: Kindling the Moon Author: Jenn Bennett Series: Arcadia Bell #1 Cover Art: Tony Mauro  Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Author Reviewed by: Abigail Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Pocket; Original edition (June 28, 2011) ISBN-10: 1451620527 ISBN-13: 978-1451620528 Sexual Content: A scene of sensuality. A semi-graphic sex scene Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . . Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows… Read more »

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Deadly Destinations & Giveaway: Tera Lynn Childs takes us to Thalassinian from FINS ARE FOREVER

Deadly Destinations & Giveaway: Tera Lynn Childs takes us to Thalassinian from FINS ARE FOREVER

July 26, 2011 Uncategorized 54

**Visit Dark Faerie Tales today for her Deadly Destination tour of Christina Henry’s Costco from Maddie & Bezzle & a chance to win BLACK NIGHT** Continuing with our final week of Deadly Destinations, today we’re dipping into the ocean and visiting Tera Lynn Childs’s undersea Merkingdom of Thalassinian, the setting of FINS ARE FOREVER (available now from HarperTeen).  I spent last summer enjoying FORGIVE MY FINS, calling it ‘sparkling splash of a story full of crush worthy guys, adolescent teen angst, and magical romance.’  Want to get your fins on a copy of the latest book? HarperTeen has offered a… Read more »

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