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 »
Monthly Archives:: July 2012
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE LADY IS A VAMP and I got off to a rocky start. Sands’s vampires experience the ennui of ages by losing appetites; food, sex, the passions of life start to fade away. Finding their intended life mate brings all of those senses back on line.