Monthly Archives:: July 2012

Hot off the Press: 89 Paranormal Titles Releasing in August

Hot off the Press: 89 Paranormal Titles Releasing in August

July 31, 2012 Hot Off The Press 5

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 We may have set a new record this week for new releases.  August is filthy with paranormal and speculative fiction titles (see below for the titles we are each most anticipating).  Kristina and I had to tag team this post to get them all done–she did the lion’s share–but a huge shout out has to go to… Read more »

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Early 5bat! Review: Two Weeks’ Notice (Revivalist #2) by Rachel Caine

Early 5bat! Review: Two Weeks’ Notice (Revivalist #2) by Rachel Caine

July 31, 2012 Review 6 ★★★★★

It’s rare that a sequel can top its predecessor, and given the enthusiastic 5 bats I gave WORKING STIFF, I never expected TWO WEEKS’ NOTICE to become my new favorite in the series. The bleak circumstances of the first few chapters set me up for a mind blowing ending that has my excitement about this series turned up to an all time high.

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Deadly Destinations: Here’s the Master List

Deadly Destinations: Here’s the Master List

July 31, 2012 Deadly Destinations 0

Deadly Destinations start tomorrow!  If you missed the earlier announcement, starting on August 1st and running the whole month,  All Things Urban Fantasy & Dark Faerie Tales invite you to visit all the different supernatural worlds/locations (guided by your favorite characters) from 62 of the most anticipated new Summer releases. Imagine a moonlit walk in Romania with Jeaniene Frost’s Dracula, seeing the magical night life in Kalayna Price’s Nekros City with Death himself, or maybe you’d prefer to follow Kelly Gay’s oracle to the heaven-like Elysia.  Wherever you want to go, whoever you want to go with, we’ve probably got you covered. And hopefully… Read more »

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Review: GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu

Review: GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu

July 30, 2012 Review 2 ★★★★

GLITCH reminded me of a young adult version of George Orwell’s 1984 novel in that it too has omnipresent government surveillance systems, public mind control, and no individualism allowed.

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Early Review: When Temptation Burns (The Shadow Keepers #6) by J. K. Beck

Early Review: When Temptation Burns (The Shadow Keepers #6) by J. K. Beck

July 29, 2012 Review 0 ★★★

WHEN TEMPTATION BURNS feels more like my first Paranormal Thriller rather than a Paranormal Romances. Though Andy and Doyle do provide strong romantic elements, they share the narrative perspective with many of the major players in the plot. Both heroes and villains get to tell their side of the story, and Beck doesn’t flinch from weaving emotionally and morally complex themes into the plot.

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Review: Monster in My Closet by R.L. Naquin

Review: Monster in My Closet by R.L. Naquin

July 28, 2012 Review 0 ★★★★

After the first few sentences involving a plunger being used as a weapon, I knew I was going to love MONSTER IN MY CLOSET complete with all of its cheekiness and quirky characters. I liked how fast Zoey accepted the fact that all of these creatures she is discovering are real and she has empathic powers.

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Early Review: Otherkin (Otherkin #1) by Nina Berry

Early Review: Otherkin (Otherkin #1) by Nina Berry

July 28, 2012 Review 0

OTHERKIN, the first book in Nina Berry’s new paranormal YA series of the same name, hurls its protagonist into a long fought war between the five remaining shifter species and the magic users–called conjurers–who are determined to destroy them. Magic, or shadow as it’s called, comes from another world and can be called into ours by certain people.

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Early Review: Blood Fever (The Watchers #3) by Veronica Wolff

Early Review: Blood Fever (The Watchers #3) by Veronica Wolff

July 27, 2012 Review 2 ★★★★

It’s official, The Watchers is my new favorite YA vampire series. Not since Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series have vampires and human interaction been so dangerous and so addictive. The training at Isle of Night has never been more deadly as it’s not just the teachers and fellow students that Drew has to worry about.

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Early Review: KITTY STEALS THE SHOW by Carrie Vaughn

Early Review: KITTY STEALS THE SHOW by Carrie Vaughn

July 27, 2012 Review 0 ★★★

One thing I like about Kitty Norville that she is excellent at talking herself out of situations and getting people to see her side of things. She’s forced to rely on that skill a lot in KITTY STEALS THE SHOW as she gets into more trouble with vampires by constantly asking questions she probably shouldn’t.

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