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 January has flown by. We announced the winners of the 2012 Paranormal Cover Art Awards, and wrapped up our month long search for a new blogger (details to come!). We’ve got several promising urban fantasy debuts to look forward to in February including Tessa Adams’ SOULBOUND and Jeff Somers ‘ TRICKSTER (both of which we’ll be reviewing). I’m… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: January 2013
I’m a sucker for beautiful colors and light, and this week I got more than my fair share of lovely covers to choose from. Tina Connolly’s COPPERHEAD won my vote (I’m a sucker for a dangerous dame), but Kristina and Abigail couldn’t resist Jennifer Estep’s new, sensitive Gin. Which is your favorite?
Dreams can be a tricky sort of magic. So much of their power is comes from the disorientation and internal logic of the dreamer, reading any sort of narrative built on top of that fluid and arbitrary base can be alienating. Kerry Schafer, however, takes the best of the mystery and humor of a dream-state to enrich the mechanics of magic in her world. I laughed, my heart raced, and I finished BETWEEN more than a little bit in love with Schafer, Vivian, and a penguin named Poe.
Welcome to my stop on the Indigo Awakening blog tour hosted by YA Bound! Indigo Awakening – Character Bios & Actor Images There is a fuller cast of characters in Indigo Awakening (Book #1 in the Hunted series), but here are the bios of the main ones in the order in which they appear in the book. It was especially fun to have more boys to write and it became a challenge to give each one a unique voice that I could hear in my head. I have fallen in love with each of them and worry that they won’t come out of… Read more »
Another reviewer described Isaac Marion’s writing as “gruesome yet poetic.” That is the absolute perfect description for THE NEW HUNGER, the prequel novella to WARM BODIES (the hits theaters on February 1st). In it we follow R from the moment he becomes a zombie, a sixteen year old Nora trying to stay alive with her six year old brother, and a twelve year old Julie traveling on the literal road trip from hell with her increasingly hostile parents.
Back in 1989, there was a silly/fun movie released called Teen Witch about an unpopular girl who, on her sixteenth birthday, inherits a magical abilities and casts a spell to become ‘the most popular girl’ in school. There were awesome music montages, dancing, singing, and wicked cool 80’s hair. I watched it 50 bazillion times when I was a kid ((I even read the book series–somebody leave me a link if they can find them) and still can’t bring myself to switch channels whenever it’s on TV. Brittany Geragotelis’s WHAT THE SPELL? totally brought me back to my nostalgic Teen Witch days.
In THE HUNT, Andrew Fukuda created a terrifying yet irresistible world where humans are all but extinct. He introduced us to Gene, a teen forced to hide among the very vampires who would devour him if they discovered he was human. In THE PREY, Gene and the small group of humans he helped escape are on the run, following cryptic clues left by Gene’s father in search of The Promised land, the last human outpost in the world.
Three stories feature couples facing the end of the world in the form of zombie-like vampires, ruthless leaders in post-apocalyptic worlds, and environmental disasters that imbue some with super powers while condemning others to cannibalistic insanity. All three feature prominent romances, though only one delivers a story that will leave readers hoping for survival.
I really wanted to list J. A. Belfield’s CAGED as my best this week, if only because it made me smile every time I scrolled by. Such is the crux of choosing a “Best” as opposed to a “Favorite”, so I went with the chilling and haunting REVIVER. Which cover is making you smile this week, though? The Eighth Court (Courts of the Feyre #4) by Mike Shevdon Expected publication: May 28th 2013 by Angry Robot Source: The Qwillery Covers in Series The Eighth Court has been established, but petty rivalries and old disputes threaten its stability…. Read more »
Today we have an exciting interview and giveaway with Alma Katsu who talks about THE RECKONING, the second book in The Taker Trilogy available now from Gallery Books. There is also an exclusive excerpt from THE RECKONING along with the chance to win a signed copy! What’s been the most rewarding part of writing THE TAKER books? For me, the most fun has been the freedom to write a series that is not locked into an established mythos. I wanted to create the kind of book that I love to read: dark, twisty tales filled with characters you can’t forget and… Read more »