Yearly Archives:: 2013

Release Day Review: Once Upon a Time in Hell (Heaven’s Gate Trilogy #2) by Guy Adams

Release Day Review: Once Upon a Time in Hell (Heaven’s Gate Trilogy #2) by Guy Adams

December 31, 2013 Review 0 ★★★★

If Guy Adams is to be believed, the best way to get to Heaven is to go through Hell. Literally. In ONCE UPON A TIME IN HELL, the second part of his Heaven’s Gate Trilogy, the survivors of THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE INFERNAL finally make it to the mythical town of Wormwood, where once every hundred years a select group of pilgrims gets a chance to peek into the afterlife. Whether that afterlife is upstairs or downstairs seems to depend on the person – but the Dominion of Circles is clearly ‘where the party’s at,’ and the twists on the journey of the Five-Man Band made for a hell of a ride.

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Hot Off the Press: 80 New Paranormal and Speculative Titles Releasing in January

Hot Off the Press: 80 New Paranormal and Speculative Titles Releasing in January

December 31, 2013 Hot Off The Press 0

   It’s the last day of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re reading next month in: Want to know what titles came out in previous months? View previous Hot Off The Press posts —————————————– *Release dates are subject to change.  Click ‘+ Description‘ to reveal the full description. Please visit our Titles Received For Review page to see which of these titles will be reviewed this month. 43 Adult Titles Releasing in January 25 YA Titles Releasing in January   What are your must have titles for January? Tell us in the comments. Authors/Publishers: have a book coming… Read more »

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Paranormal Picks: 10 Best Books of 2013

Paranormal Picks: 10 Best Books of 2013

December 30, 2013 Paranormal Picks 3

View all the Paranormal Picks posts Every year, with the compilation of Best of Lists, the issue of overlap and repetition becomes an issue.  In an effort to avoid repeating ourselves, the somewhat truncated Best of 2013 lists below. Julia’s 10 Best Books of 2013 Based on an exhaustive survey of the profession (re: Listening to NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast in the Car) creating end of year top ten lists can be stressful for some critics and reviewers.  Through the magic of Goodreads, however, I find that my own list writes it self (and thank goodness it does,… Read more »

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Early Review: The Sharpest Blade (McKenzie Lewis, #3) by Sandy Williams

Early Review: The Sharpest Blade (McKenzie Lewis, #3) by Sandy Williams

December 28, 2013 Review 0 ★★★★

Because I’m entirely too OCD to read the last book in a series without having read the ones before, I’ve spent the past two weeks catching up on the McKenzie Lewis series. And I’m very glad I did. Not that I don’t think there would have been enough backstory within THE SHARPEST BLADE to catch me up, but the emotional ride wouldn’t have meant as much.

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Sandy Williams on her favorite reads of 2013 & win a signed copy of one of The Shadow Reader novels

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Sandy Williams on her favorite reads of 2013 & win a signed copy of one of The Shadow Reader novels

December 27, 2013 Giveaways, Guests 75

We’d like to give a big welcome to Sandy Williams who is here to talk about her favorite reads of 2013. Sandy’s third novel in the Shadow Reader series, THE SHARPEST BLADE comes out December 31, 2013 by Ace. We have an exciting giveaway with this post as well. The winner will be able to choose a signed copy of any one Sandy Williams’  Shadow Reader novels! Sandy’s Favorite Reads of 2013 by Sandy Williams With twin toddlers and my writing, I don’t get to read half as much as I used to or want to, but I still love books, especially… Read more »

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Early Review: Born in Blood (The Sentinels, #1) by Alexandra Ivy

Early Review: Born in Blood (The Sentinels, #1) by Alexandra Ivy

December 26, 2013 Review 1 ★★★★

BORN IN BLOOD is the start of what looks to be a thrilling, dark series and while people with powers having to hide is nothing new in fiction there are some touches that make this world unique and exciting. One one of the small touches was the safe zone where ‘high-bloods’ or immortal people with powers can learn and live in peace being named ‘Valhalla’ and the

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Release Day Review: The Spider (Elemental Assassin #10) by Jennifer Estep

Release Day Review: The Spider (Elemental Assassin #10) by Jennifer Estep

December 24, 2013 Review 2 ★★★★★

THE SPIDER is the Elemental Assassin book I’ve been waiting for. I’ll admit to being a few books behind in my reading, but this prequel installment doesn’t require you to be all caught up on current events to enjoy it, or even be a reader of the series at all! Full of the standard Estep drama, action and witty quips, THE SPIDER was everything I wished for and more.

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Giveaway: Black Arts by Faith Hunter

Giveaway: Black Arts by Faith Hunter

December 23, 2013 Giveaways 45

Giveaway Alert courtesy of Faith Hunter celebrating the release of Black Arts, Jane Yellowrock #7 (published on January 7, 2014 by Roc). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. 1 copy of Black Arts    Available on January 7, 2014 by Roc Description: Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who always takes care of her own—no matter the cost… When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace. Jane is ready to do… Read more »

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