Monthly Archives:: August 2011

Early Review: Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff

Early Review: Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff

August 31, 2011 Uncategorized 4 ★★★★

*This title will be released on September 6, 2011* Title: Isle of Night Author: Veronica Wolff Series: The Watchers #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: NAL Trade (September 6, 2011) ISBN-10: 0451234626 ISBN-13: 978-0451234629 Sexual Content: N/A Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description IS LIFE OFFERING FEWER AND FEWER OPTIONS?THEN JOIN THE DEAD. When Annelise left for college, it meant good riddance to her abusive father and stepmother—until a bureaucratic screw-up left her… Read more »

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5bat! Review: Aftermath by Ann Aguirre

5bat! Review: Aftermath by Ann Aguirre

August 30, 2011 Review 8 ★★★★★

The Sirantha Jax series feels like it’s changed so much from those first, frenetic, action-packed books, but I know that’s not wholly accurate . Jax’s world is as messy and political and fraught with peril as ever, but my relationship with the characters has deepened to the point where they are almost all I see anymore. Though not in an urban fantasy setting, fans will find the species and technologies in this world are written as accessibly as any magic, and the romance and action portrayed definitely fit the kick-butt heroine bill. AFTERMATH, more than any other book in the series, has the flavors of an epistolary novel. Not in the sense that current events are shown only through letters, but the characters that I’ve grown to love so much pour their hearts out to each other through the emptiness of space in letters and stories and memories.

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Early Review: Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Early Review: Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

August 30, 2011 Uncategorized 0 ★★★

*This title will be released on September 6, 2011* Title: Sweet Venom Author: Tera Lynn Childs Series: Medusa Girls #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: No Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (September 6, 2011) ISBN-10: 0062001817 ISBN-13: 978-0062001818 Sexual Content: References to sexual activity Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a… Read more »

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Early Review: Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead

Early Review: Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead

August 29, 2011 Review 3 ★★★★

One of my stand out favorites of the Georgina Kincaid series, SUCCUBUS REVEALED once again treads that thin line between wicked and sweet to create a fun, satisfying book that plays for the highest of stakes. Though I’ve missed a few books since the start of the series, and I had no difficulty jumping in with this installment, I don’t think a brand new reader jumping in at book six could fully appreciate the complications that come with being a succubus with a heart of gold.

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Cover Interview: Jennifer L. Armentrout “Half-Blood”

Cover Interview: Jennifer L. Armentrout “Half-Blood”

August 29, 2011 Uncategorized 0

Jennifer L. Armentrout is the author of the young adult urban fantasy Covenant series about the teenage decedents of gods training to fight daimons at the Covenant school.  Jennifer is talking today about YA cover art and her debut HALF-BLOOD (available on October 18, 2011 from Spencer Hill Press).  Our review will be up soon.  In the meantime, don’t forget to follow the rest of the HALF-BLOOD book tour hosted by Teen Book Scene. ATUF: The YA genre is known for beautiful, unique covers, like the one for your book, HALF-BLOOD.  How important do you think the cover art for… Read more »

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Early Review: Highland Hunger anthology by Hannah Howell, Michele Sinclair, & Jackie Ivie

Early Review: Highland Hunger anthology by Hannah Howell, Michele Sinclair, & Jackie Ivie

August 28, 2011 Uncategorized 0 ★★★

*This title will be released on August 30, 2011* Title: Highland Hunger Author:  Hannah Howell, Michele Sinclair, Jackie Ivie Series: Anthology Cover Art: Craig White  Genre: Paranormal Romance Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Kensington (August 30, 2011) ISBN-10: 0758261527 ISBN-13: 978-0758261526 Sexual Content: See each story Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description Hidden in the shadowy caves and caverns of the Scottish Highlands, secret vampire clans wage dark battles both deadly and passionate. . . "Dark Embrace " by Hannah Howell While searching for… Read more »

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Review: Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep

Review: Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep

August 27, 2011 Uncategorized 5 ★★★★

Title: Karma Girl Author: Jennifer Estep Series: Bigtime #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Author Reviewed by: Julia eBook: 537 KB Publisher: Jennifer Estep; July 12, 2011 ISBN-10: 0012830798 ISBN-13: 2940012830791 Sexual Content: Several sex scenes Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description Investigative reporter Carmen Cole gets the surprise of her life on her wedding day when she discovers that her fiance and best friend are sleeping together – and that the two of them are her town’s resident superhero and ubervillain. Shocked and hurt,… Read more »

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Early Review: Bound By Night by Amanda Ashley

Early Review: Bound By Night by Amanda Ashley

August 27, 2011 Uncategorized 0 ★★★

*This title will be released on August 30, 2011* Title: Bound By Night Author: Amanda Ashley Series: Bound #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal Romance Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Zebra (August 30, 2011) ISBN-10: 1420104454 ISBN-13: 978-1420104455 Sexual Content: Several brief, non graphic sex scenes.  References to rape and incest.  Multiple attempted rapes. Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description A Vampire’s Kiss Is Forever. . . Once featured in a horror movie, the crumbling Wolfram estate is said to be haunted by ghosts,… Read more »

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Review: Downpour by Kat Richardson

Review: Downpour by Kat Richardson

August 26, 2011 Uncategorized 0 ★★★

Title: Downpour Author: Kat Richardson Series: Greywalker #6 Cover Art: Chris McGrath  Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Julia Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Roc Hardcover; August 2, 2011 ISBN-10: 0451463986 ISBN-13: 978-0451463982 Sexual Content: A sex scene and references to sex. Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description Harper Blaine is on the mend, but evil never rests-in the latest novel from the national bestselling author of Labyrinth. After being shot in the back and dying-again- Greywalker Harper Blaine’s only respite from the chaos is her work. But… Read more »

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Hot Off The Press: 68 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in September

Hot Off The Press: 68 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in September

August 26, 2011 Uncategorized 9

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: View all the previous Hot Off The Press posts here. There are few changes to the Hot Off The Press posts that I want to point out.  After the overwhelming majority of you who took our feedback poll (which is still open) asked for links to Amazon, all the titles will now have links to buy from both Book Depository & Amazon.  I’m also thinking about moving these posts to the last day of the moth.  Let… Read more »

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