Like any true geek homage, GEEKOMANCY is aggressively packed with cult pop culture references, memorabilia, and television slang. Though these hallmarks are fun in conversation, in narrative form this deluge initially came across as “let me tell you everything I know” noise. It took awhile for me to acclimate to GEEKOMANCY‘s quippy style, but once I learned to relax and love the book… oh no, it’s contagious.
Monthly Archives:: June 2012
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 here Welcome to the very first Hot Off The Press post on the new site. As you can see we’ve taken advantage of some of the features of our new design and reformatted the style of this post. Covers are bigger, and we’ve added Goodreads buttons to each title as well as the usual Amazon and Book Depository links (please… Read more »
Its that time again! Julia and I had some wonderful looking covers to choose from. We actually agreed more than we disagreed this time around. Have a look and tell us which ones you liked! RENEGADE by J.A. Souders US GE Julia’s Preference GE – Wow, close call! I eventually went with the German cover, if only because the cover model looks so dark and dangerous. The title “Rapture of the Deep” is pretty gorgeous, too. Kristina’s Preference US-This was a hard choice but I really love the background of the US one with the garden and the flower… Read more »
Erin Kellison does such a great job balancing romance and fantasy, I always have a hard time choosing between an “urban fantasy” or a “paranormal romance” classification for her books. Kellison’s Shadow series sits next to Thea Harrison’s Elder Races and Eileen Wilks World of the Lupi for the purest blend of my favorite things: romance and magic.
HANG FIRE is a steampunk short story set in late 1800’s America. It takes place between the Age of Steam book #1, DEAD IRON and book #2 TIN SWIFT. The story is broken into 20 “chapters” and posted, one chapter at a time, on 20 awesome blogs. To read the whole story, start at chapter 1 at www.candacesbookblog.com and follow the “read the next chapter” links at the end of the post. Today we find the cursed bounty hunter, Cedar Hunt, who, in his haste to save his friend, Rose Small, has fallen into a deadly trap along with the beautiful witch,… Read more »
Color, color, color and gorgeous art. We all want to know who the artist is behind Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me otherworldly series redesign, she swept the Best category this week. Keri Arthur’s Nikki & Michael gets a new look, with a fierce cover model and vivid color, but it was Erin Bowman’s TAKEN that was the biggest color surprise. Enjoy this bright, beautiful week of cover art!
With just the right mix of humor, chemistry, and mayhem, WICKED NIGHTS kicks off a series that promises any number of Happily-Ever-Afters still to come. Though several familiar faces appear, this new playing field was accessible and well paced, meaning readers new to Showalter’s worlds can jump in without a problem.
STALKING THE OTHERS is the most action packed, adrenalin fueled book in the H&W Investigations series. It opens with a chase scene through the New York subways, rushes into a life or death brawl with a werewolf, and on and on until the a different kind of action intensive ending….the one we’ve been waiting for since the first book.
It’s no secret that the H & W Investigations books by Jess Haines among our favorite urban fantasy series. Every single book manages to top the one before it, and with the upcoming release of book 4, STALKING THE OTHERS (available on July 3rd 2012 by Kensington), get ready for an ending that will leave you breathless. My review will be up later today, in the meantime, Jess gave me the rare opportunity to sit down with my favorite of her characters: the super sexy/scary Royce (who I’m pretty sure propositioned me in this interview and who definitely made me blush)…. Read more »
MIRAGE, the second book in Kristi Cook’s Winterhaven series, once again draws inspiration from popular sources such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Vampire Diaries, and Twilight creating a sequel that is no less fun for it’s familiar story types.