Monthly Archives:: April 2012

Release Day Review: Black Dawn by Rachel Caine

Release Day Review: Black Dawn by Rachel Caine

April 30, 2012 Review 0 ★★★

Title: Black DawnAuthor:  Rachel CaineSeries: The Morganville Vampires #12Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YAExcerpt: YesSource: PublisherReviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Ages 18 and up Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: NAL Hardcover (May 1, 2012) ISBN-10: 0451236718 ISBN-13: 978-0451236715   Sexual Content: Kissing Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description The hotly-anticipated twelfth installment in the Morganville Vampires series In Last Breath, the rain brought a new and dire threat to Morganville and its vampires… their ancient enemies, the draug. Now, the vampires are fighting a losing war, and it will fall to… Read more »

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Hot Off The Press: 66 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in May

Hot Off The Press: 66 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in May

April 29, 2012 Hot Off The Press 0

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: Want to know what titles came out in previous months? View all the previous Hot Off The Press posts Hi Guys, Abigail here. There is not conversation snippet with my TBR Pile today. Instead I have a few updates for you. First, you may notice things look a little different today that’s because I’ve finally updated the layout for the Hot Off The Press posts.  This new layout is much easier and quicker for us to put… Read more »

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Early Review: Embrace of the Damned by Anya Bast

Early Review: Embrace of the Damned by Anya Bast

April 29, 2012 Review 2 ★★★

*This title will be released on May 1, 2012* Title: Embrace of the DamnedAuthor:  Anya BastSeries: Brotherhood of the Damned #1Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal RomanceExcerpt: Yes Source: PublisherReviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Ages 18 and up Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (May 1, 2012) ISBN-10: 0425247961 ISBN-13: 978-0425247969   Sexual Content: Scenes of sensuality. Graphic sex scenes Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description A damned Viking warrior.Centuries ago Broder Calderson committed murder. As punishment, he was given over to the dominion of Loki, the Trickster… Read more »

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Early Review: Demon’s Bride by Zoë Archer

Early Review: Demon’s Bride by Zoë Archer

April 28, 2012 Review 0 ★★★

  Title: Demon’s Bride Author:  Zoë Archer Series: Hellraisers #2 Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal Romance Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Julia Mass Market Paperback: 370 pages Publisher: Zebra; May 1, 2012 ISBN-10: 1420122282 ISBN-13: 978-1420122282 Sexual Content: Several sex scenes. Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description Hell to Pay Leo Bailey may have been born to poverty, but ruthless business sense and sparkling intelligence have made money worries a thing of his past. It doesn’t hurt that the Devil himself has granted Leo the ability to read the… Read more »

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Early Review: Silence by Michelle Sagara

Early Review: Silence by Michelle Sagara

April 27, 2012 Review 6 ★★

*This title will be released on May 1, 2012* Title: SilenceAuthor:  Michelle SagaraSeries: The Queen of the Dead #1Cover Art: Cliff Nielsen Genre: Paranormal YAExcerpt: No Source: PublisherReviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Ages 18 and up Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: DAW Hardcover (May 1, 2012) ISBN-10: 0756407427 ISBN-13: 978-0756407421   Sexual Content: N/A Rating: Okay – A few good points, but with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Description It began in the graveyard. Ever since her boyfriend Nathan died in a tragic accident Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night. During the day she went through the… Read more »

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Review: Lies & Omens by Lyn Benedict

Review: Lies & Omens by Lyn Benedict

April 27, 2012 Review 9 ★★★★

It was such a treat to be back in the Shadows Inquiries world, and LIES AND OMENS doesn’t waste a single page before ramping up the action. Almost invisibly, Benedict intertwined gentle reminders about Sylvie’s past without slowing down the current events one bit (though new readers should definitely put in the time to read prior books). By the time Sylvie was clinched in what is the absolute best shower scene I’ve ever read, I knew I was going to gulp this book down in one sitting (and I was right).

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Guest Post & Giveaway: Julie Kagawa on her vampire Kanin & win signed THE IMMORTAL RULES

Guest Post & Giveaway: Julie Kagawa on her vampire Kanin & win signed THE IMMORTAL RULES

April 26, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 80

We are welcoming back Julie Kagawa who is here to talk about THE IMMORTAL RULES and introduce us to one of her vampires: Kanin. This is the first book in the new Blood of Eden series about a world where vampires rule over humans. If you missed Abigail’s review of THE IMMORTAL RULES (available now from Harlequin Teen) , she described it this way: “Take the social structure of Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires series and add the vicious, post-apocalyptic world from the Daybreakers movie and you get THE IMMORTAL RULES by Julie Kagawa.” Want to see how fun this book… Read more »

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Early Review: By the Blood of Heroes by Joseph Nassise

Early Review: By the Blood of Heroes by Joseph Nassise

April 26, 2012 Review 1 ★★★★

I thought BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES was going to be a simple ‘killing the undead horde of zombies with very large guns’ tale but it ended up being a much larger war story with very serious implications not only for the heroes but for the world if the wrong side won. The zombies, or shamblers as they are called, are used as weapons of war by the Germans against the Allied forces during WWI. Learning about the advancements in the corpse gas technology was very creepy as it went beyond just raising the dead. The experiments (done on both the dead and living) with the corpse gas elevated the horror to a frightening new level that was all too reminiscent of the Holocaust experiments carried out by the Nazis.

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Early Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Early Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

April 26, 2012 Review 1 ★★★★

*This title will be released on May 1, 2012* Title: InsurgentAuthor:  Veronica RothSeries: Divergent #2Cover Art: N/A Genre: Dystopian YAExcerpt: Yes Source: PublisherReviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Ages 14 and up Hardcover: 544 pages Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (May 1, 2012) ISBN-10: 0062024043 ISBN-13: 978-0062024046   Sexual Content: Kissing Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and… Read more »

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