Monthly Archives:: February 2012

Hot Off The Press: 59 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in March

Hot Off The Press: 59 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in March

February 29, 2012 Hot Off The Press 8

It’s the last day 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 (Here is the monthly conversation snippet from Abigail and her murderously hostile TBR Pile)   ME: So…how are you? MY TBR PILE:That’s very considerate of you to inquire after my wellbeing.  One would almost think you had a heart inside that cold husk of yours. ME:That’s not fair.  You know I try very hard to keep you as small as possible. MY TBR PILE:How thoughtful.  And here… Read more »


Review: Black Howl by Christina Henry

Review: Black Howl by Christina Henry

February 28, 2012 Review 6 ★★★

In BLACK NIGHT Maddy’s band of stalwart hunks seemed like little more than a gloomy flock of crows, predicting doom and gloom while Maddy kicks butt. The chemistry in BLACK HOWL was infinitely more satisfying, as the machismo and banter added slap-stick spice to the action. And oh what action, as Maddy takes on the world of stuffy, entitled Grigori and continues to grow into her own.



Top 10 List: Art Inspired by the Abby Sinclair Series by Allison Pang

Top 10 List: Art Inspired by the Abby Sinclair Series by Allison Pang

February 27, 2012 Guests 5

Today we are welcoming Allison Pang, author and artist responsible for the Abby Sinclair urban fantasy series.  We’re gearing up for the second book in the series, A SLIVER OF SHADOW (available on February 28, 2012 by Pocket Books), which Abigail reviewed last week.  What better way to get excited for more Abby and Phin than looking at some of the amazing art inspired by the series.  Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments. You can read all the previous Top 10 Lists HERE Top 10 Images Inspired by the Abby Sinclair Series by Allison Pang… Read more »


Early Review: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti

Early Review: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti

February 26, 2012 Review 7 ★★

*This title will be released on March 6, 2012* Title: IlluminateAuthor: Aimee Agresti Series: Gilded Wings #1Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YAExcerpt: No Source: PublisherReviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Ages 12 and up Hardcover: 528 pages Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books (March 6, 2012) ISBN-10: 0547626142 ISBN-13: 978-0547626147   Sexual Content: Kissing Rating: Okay – A few good points, but with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Description Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and brilliant classmate Lance, she is… Read more »


Review: The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

Review: The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

February 25, 2012 Review 4 ★★★

  Title: The Wolf GiftAuthor:  Anne RiceSeries: N/ACover Art: N/A Genre: Urban FantasyExcerpt: Yes Source: PublisherReviewed by: Julia Hardcover: 416 pages Publisher: Knopf; February 14, 2012 ISBN-10: 0307595110 ISBN-13: 978-0307595119   Sexual Content: References to sex, threats of rape, sex scenes. Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description A daring new departure from the inspired creator of The Vampire Chronicles (“unrelentingly erotic. . . unforgettable.”), the Lives of the Mayfair Witches (“Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature”), and the angels of The Songs of the Seraphim (“remarkable.”)…. Read more »


Early Review: Perception by Kim Harrington

Early Review: Perception by Kim Harrington

February 24, 2012 Review 2 ★★★

*This title will be released on March 1, 2012* Title: PerceptionAuthor:  Kim HarringtonSeries: Clarity #2Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YAExcerpt: No Source: ARC SwapReviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Ages 14 and up Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Point (March 1, 2012) ISBN-10: 0545230535 ISBN-13: 978-0545230537   Sexual Content: Kissing. References to sex Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description When you can see things others can’t, what do you do when someone’s watching you? Everybody knows about Clarity “Clare” Fern. She’s the psychic girl in school, the one who can place her… Read more »


Early Review: By a Thread by Jennifer Estep

Early Review: By a Thread by Jennifer Estep

February 24, 2012 Review 2 ★★★★

*This title will be released on February 28, 2012* Title: By a ThreadAuthor:  Jennifer EstepSeries: Elemental Assassin #6Cover Art: Tony MauroGenre: Urban FantasyExcerpt: Yes Source: PublisherReviewed by: Julia Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Pocket Books; February 28, 2012 ISBN-10: 1451651767 ISBN-13: 978-1451651768   Sexual Content: Sex scenes, references to rape. Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description When killing people is your job, there’s no such thing as a vacation. Then again, how often does an assassin live long enough to enjoy her retirement? In this line of work,… Read more »


Attn Bloggers: Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference 2012 is coming!

Attn Bloggers: Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference 2012 is coming!

February 23, 2012 News 7

Book Bloggers and Publishers Online Conference 2012 March 7-12th Are you a book blogger?  It doesn’t matter if you are a newbie or a veteran, I can’t tell you how essential the Book Bloggers & Publishers Online Conference is.  This will be my third year attending and already I’m anticipating making more great publishing contacts, learning invaluable insider info, tips, tricks, and ways to become a better blogger, and networking with industry professionals.  And I’m not even talking about all the review copies every person who registers gets for FREE from publishers like Simon and Schuster, Penguin Book Group, Random… Read more »


Early Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Early Review: Partials by Dan Wells

February 23, 2012 Review 6 ★★★★

*This title will be released on February 28, 2012* Title: Partials Author:  Dan Wells Series: Partials #1 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Post Apocalyptic YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Ages 14 and up Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Balzer + Bray (February 28, 2012) ISBN-10: 0062071041 ISBN-13: 978-0062071040 Sexual Content: Kissing Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials–engineered organic beings identical to humans–has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a… Read more »