Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound stands out as one of my top paranormal romance series with its complex political and social issues and some intense, hot romances. MATE CLAIMED, the fourth in the series, continues this trend with a spicy romance and intense action.
Monthly Archives:: September 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 October is a killer month for hotly anticipated releases. We’ve got ICED, Karen Marie Moning’s first Fever spinoff, Kresly Cole is branching out into YA with POISON PRINCESS, and FINALE, Becca Fizpatrick’s final book in her Hush Hush series. We’ve got scads of reviews this month along with some awesome upcoming guests and giveaways. Want to know which titles… Read more »
Transformed from villain to heroine, EDGE OF OBLIVION makes Morgan’s story just as awesome as I could have hoped. Choked under a restrictive, patriarchal rule her whole life, it was not hard to empathize with Morgan’s efforts to break free. EDGE OF OBLIVION offers her the barest hope of redemption, and is my favorite Night Prowler book to date.
PERSONAL DEMON is difficult book to review. Not because it’s bad, but because it’s so average on just about every level. The characters are fine though not really memorable, the plot is descent though nothing that really captivates, and the romance was pretty standard without any real excitement.
We are excited to have Faith Hunter stop by to visit All Things Urban Fantasy on her blog tour for DEATH’S RIVAL (published on October 2nd 2012 by Roc), the fifth book in her Jane Yellowrock urban fantasy series. Today she has Jane and Beast list an increasingly amusing the top ten things they disagree on. We review two of her previous books in this series here and here . Want to win a copy? Check out the giveaway below. Faith Hunter’s Top 10 Things Beast and Jane Disagree on 10 FOOD-How do you like your steak? Jane: I like my… Read more »
Witty friends, brooding supernatural beings, and otherworldly hi-jinx wrapped in high school drama, DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR capitalizes on some of my favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer tropes. Though the silliness of Lorelei, Brooklyn, and Glitch’s conversation didn’t always hit the mark, the premise and character dynamic was entertaining enough that I’ll be interested to try more Darynda Jones, either Darklight or Charley Davidson.
Evie and Jack reminded me a lot of a teenage Mackayla and Jericho from Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. A lot. Evie starts out as this Southern beauty with a sweet if superficial disposition who begins seeing things that can’t be real–terrifying things. Jack is the wordly wise bad boy without an inch of softness. He’s ruthless and hard and he forces Evie to survive in the new world they find themselves in.
This week’s group of covers is small and sweet, without a single thumbs down in the bunch. The newest Luxe cover is sensual and striking, and Seanan McGuire’s Verity Price is back and ready to kick butt. Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid #2) by Seanan McGuire “So it’s no secret that I love the covers DAW gives me, and that showing them off is one of my true pure joys in life. And this one is really pretty, guys. I mean it’s really, really pretty. I could not be happier if I tried.” – Seanan McGuire Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout… Read more »
The men in Justine’s life are interesting, bad boy, boy scout, and everything in between. As much as I enjoyed this mix of magic and mad science, the tone was always a little too cartoony for me to get invested in the characters.
A big welcome to Alex Hughes author of the new Mindspace Investigations urban fantasy series debuting with CLEAN (published on September 4, 2012 from Roc). You can read Abigail’s review HERE. If you are a fan of Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files, this is a series you won’t want to miss. Even better, Alex is giving away a signed copy. See details below. Alex Huges’ Top 10 Things She’s Done For Research in the Mindspace Investigations World I recently got a question from the audience while at a panel at DragonCon. Someone wanted to know what kind of research I had done for… Read more »