Monthly Archives:: October 2011

Hot Off The Press: 47 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in November

Hot Off The Press: 47 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in November

October 31, 2011 Hot Off The Press 7

It’s the last day of the month which means it’s time to check out which urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and paranormal YA titles we’re going to be reading next month in: View all the previous Hot Off The Press posts here Here is this month’s conversation snippet from My TBR Pile and me about our increasingly dysfunctional relationship.  See all the November titles below the jump:    My TBR Pile: Good afternoon. Me: I don’t think I’ve ever heard you say those two words together before. My TBR Pile: It is a good afternoon, isn’t it? Me: I guess so. … Read more »


Spooky Legends & Giveaway: Jennifer Estep’s Gwen Frost on Hitchhikers “KISS OF FROST”

Spooky Legends & Giveaway: Jennifer Estep’s Gwen Frost on Hitchhikers “KISS OF FROST”

October 31, 2011 Giveaways, Spooky Legends 64

Spooky Legends 2011 is ending today!  We though it fitting that since she opened this event, and since she has two amazing paranormal series with new releases this season, that we’d invite Jennifer Estep back to wrap up Spooky Legends.  I made a bold statement regarding Jennifer’s newest series, Mythos Academy, when I reviewed the debut TOUCH OF FROST earlier this year.  I said it was the best thing she’d written yet.  Of course I may have to revise my statement with the sequel KISS OF FROST is published by Kensington on November 29, 2011.  Jennifer’s protagonist, Gwen Frost is… Read more »


Early Review: Under Attack by Hannah Jayne

Early Review: Under Attack by Hannah Jayne

October 30, 2011 Review 4

Once again, there’s a bit of a disconnect between the cover and the content of the latest Underworld Detective Agency book. Despite the fact that Sophie has both the stun gun and the gun pictured, she was much more likely to leave these weapons in her locker than wield them in such a kick butt fashion. Still, Sophie and her pals made it very easy to jump into UNDER ATTACK as my first book of the series. Accessible and engaging mythology coupled with characters that reminded me of the Jane True books, when it comes to hilarity and magical hi-jinx, mean that I’ll definitely go back and pick up UNDER WRAPS so I can enjoy all of Hannah Jayne’s available books.


Spooky Legends & Giveaway: Jess Haines’ Shiarra Waynest on Butt Spiders & win THE REAL WEREWIVES OF VAMPIRE COUNTY

Spooky Legends & Giveaway: Jess Haines’ Shiarra Waynest on Butt Spiders & win THE REAL WEREWIVES OF VAMPIRE COUNTY

October 30, 2011 Guests, Spooky Legends 38

One of my favorite authors is joining Spooky Legends today: Jess Haines, author of the fantastic H & W Investigations urban fantasy series.  If you haven’t met and fallen for her characters yet, just wait until you hear them discussing Butt Spiders.  Jess has a new story in THE REAL WEREWIVES OF VAMPIRE COUNTY anthology along with Alexandra Ivy, Angie Fox, and Tami Dane (available now from Kensington Books), and thanks to her publisher, you can win a copy.  See details below. Click to see the Spooky Legends Master List with links to all the previous posts and giveaways Shiarra… Read more »


Early Review: Body Thief by C.J. Barry

Early Review: Body Thief by C.J. Barry

October 29, 2011 Uncategorized 5 ★★★

*This title will be released on November 1, 2011* Title: Body Thief Author: C.J. Barry Series: The Body #2 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Berkley Trade; Original edition (November 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0425243311 ISBN-13: 978-0425243312 Sexual Content: Two graphic sex scenes Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description Shapeshifter Camille Solomon and XCEL agent Griffin Mercer learn to trust each other as they infiltrate a shifter faction in Las Vegas-only to find that their growing passion for… Read more »


Spooky Legends: K.D. McEntire’s Lily and Elle on Haunted Toys ‘R Us “LIGHTBRINGER”

Spooky Legends: K.D. McEntire’s Lily and Elle on Haunted Toys ‘R Us “LIGHTBRINGER”

October 29, 2011 Guests, Spooky Legends 8

As if toys stores aren’t hectic enough around the holidays, adding a few ghosts to the mix won’t help matters any.  The afterlife doesn’t mean rest for the Lightbringer and her friends, and two of these friends are hunting down a rogue spirit in K.D. McEntire’s story today.  After enjoying Elle and Lily’s antics at Toys ‘R Us, you can read more in LIGHTBRINGER by K.D. McEntire, available this November 15 from Pyr.  If you can’t wait that long, Abigail’s review of the same will be here on November 8, to tide you over for that last week. Click to… Read more »


Early Review: The Hunter by Theresa Meyers

Early Review: The Hunter by Theresa Meyers

October 28, 2011 Uncategorized 3

*This title will be released on November 1, 2011* Title: The Hunter Author: Theresa Meyers Meyers Series: Legend Chronicles #1 Cover Art: Santiago Cornejo  Genre: Steampunk Excerpt: No Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Julia Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Zebra; November 1, 2011 ISBN-10: 1420121243 ISBN-13: 978-1420121247 Sexual Content: Sex scenes, references to prostitution. Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description They’re the Chosen—Winchester, Remington and Colt—brothers trained to hunt down supernatural beings using the latest steam-powered gadgetry. It’s a hard legacy to shoulder, and it’s about to get a lot more… Read more »


Spooky Legends & Giveaway: Theresa Meyers’s Colt Jackson on Skinwalkers & win a signed copy of THE HUNTER

Spooky Legends & Giveaway: Theresa Meyers’s Colt Jackson on Skinwalkers & win a signed copy of THE HUNTER

October 28, 2011 Giveaways, Spooky Legends 35

THE HUNTER (available on November 1, 2011 from Zebra) was my first book by Theresa Meyers, but it will definitely not be my last.  The action was vivid, the romance was playful, and as I say in my review up later today, the “blend of Wild, Wild West steampunk and demonic forces was everything I could have hoped for and more.”  I really enjoyed that Meyers wasn’t afraid to put her own spin on both romance and genre tropes, and look forward to picking up book two in The Legend Chronicles, THE SLAYER, when it comes out this April.  One… Read more »


Early Review & Tour Info: Last Breath by Rachel Caine

Early Review & Tour Info: Last Breath by Rachel Caine

October 27, 2011 Uncategorized 1 ★★★★

*This title will be released on November 1, 2011* Title: Last Breath Author: Rachel Caine Series: The Morganville Vampires Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: No Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: NAL Hardcover (November 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0451234871 ISBN-13: 978-0451234872 Sexual Content: Kissing. References to sex. Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description With her boss preoccupied researching the Founder Houses in Morganville, student Claire Danvers is left to her own devices when she learns that three vampires have vanished without… Read more »


Spooky Legends & Giveaway: Kersten Hamilition shares Loveleaves and Woodwender & win “IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT”

Spooky Legends & Giveaway: Kersten Hamilition shares Loveleaves and Woodwender & win “IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT”

October 27, 2011 Giveaways, Spooky Legends 45

We’ve got something special for today’s Spooky Legend.  It’s not a retelling of a well known urban legend, instead Kersten Hamiliton, author of IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT, the second book in The Goblin Wars series (available on November 22, 2011 from Clarion Books), is sharing her original story LOVELEAVES AND WOODENDER which she eventually expanded into TYGER TYGER.  Be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a pre-ordered copy of IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT.  See details below Click to see the Spooky Legends Master List with links to all the previous posts and… Read more »