Today we are excited to have Michele Vail stop by on her UNDEADLY blog tour to talk about her five favorite zombie movies and books. UNDEADLY (available now from Harlequin Teen) is the first in Michele’s young adult urban fantasy series; The Reaper Diaries. We also have a very cool giveaway involved including not just a copy of UNDEADLY but also a Kindle Paperwhite skinned in UNDEADLY art. The winner of the Kindle is drawn from all of the entries on the blog tour. Top Five Favorite Zombie Movies and Books by Michele Vail 1. Shaun of the Dead: Funny, scary, and the… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: November 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 Happy belated Thanksgiving! There are a number of new releases to be thankful for this month. Check out each of our most anticipated titles at the bottom. Plus if you still have holiday shopping to do, or you want to put together a wishlist for those shopping for you, you can see all of this year’s Hot Off… Read more »
Long running series like Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunters and Meljean Brook’s The Guardians prove that readers are still clamoring for hot paranormal romances featuring angels. Hoping to feed the demand, Christina Ashcroft introduces a new series featuring Archangels with scorching hot romance. In ARCHANGEL OF MERCY, the hero delivers on the scorching hot promise, but may be too alpha for some readers.
There is an assortment of anthologies this week, with author line ups that will make any Urban Fantasy lover salivate. There’s some variety in what we fell in love with. I’m a suck for gorgeous illustrations, and Marie Brennan’s A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS is giving me itchy fingers. Vampires Gone Wild by Kerrelyn Sparks, Pamela Palmer, Amanda Arista, and Kim Falconer Expected publication: February 12th 2013 by Avon Impulse Source: Author’s Blog Covers in Series N/A Vampires Gone Wild is an anthology of four vampire novellas, written by Kerrelyn Sparks, Pamela Palmer, Kim Falconer, and Amanda Arista. Kerrelyn’s… Read more »
The Iron Druid Chronicles has been one of the wittiest and clever series to break into the urban fantasy landscape over the past year. The prolific Hearne has released five titles in this series since 2011, helping to keep rabid fans satiated. In TRAPPED, however, he does more than deliver another hilariously smart tale, he lets twelve years pass between TRICKED and TRAPPED.
Ilona Andrews is one of the most consistently satisfying paranormal authors writing today. Whether it’s the grittier Kate Daniels urban fantasy series or the more rural The Edge paranormal romances. Picking up an Ilona Andrews book is always a good idea, but it’s especially true when a series ends as strongly as this one does in STEEL’S EDGE.
The magical construction of EYES TO SEE was mesmerizing, and though I wasn’t swept away that book’s eventual resolution, I was eager to pick up KING OF THE DEAD to see where Nassise took me next. Nassise’s flair for the paranormal is back in full effect and the plot has a great balance between urban fantasy and an upside down police procedural (as it is our hero who the FBI is hunting).
WILD ABOUT YOU is a fun and lighthearted romance that was focused more on the romance than the plot. I enjoyed the mystery surrounding the curse and the adorable romance between Elsa and Howard but I kept feeling like I was missing all of the really exciting action and plot that was happening elsewhere in the story.
In KEPT, the second book in the Coveted urban fantasy series, werewolf Nat continues to struggle with anxiety and OCD. I found it admirable the way she just forces herself to work through her issues and disorder to help her family and achieve her goals. That attitude makes her just as strong as any other powerful alpha shifter.
Since launching in 2009, All Things Urban Fantasy has grown so far beyond what I ever could have imagined. In 2010, Julia joined the team and brought a wealth of paranormal knowledge and enthusiasm for the genre that still puts me to shame. In 2011, in a case of unrepentant nepotism, the meticulous and tireless Kristina (Julia’s sister-in-law) turned our duo into a trio. The three of us eat, breathe, and sleep paranormal books and pop culture, and together we’ve built this site into something we’re all proud of. We’ve gone through a number of different looks and styles, and recently made… Read more »