While the best of Urban Fantasy can balance character growth and enthralling world building, sometimes a book puts all its eggs in one basket. TELL THE WIND AND FIRE has a world, and though the politics and geography can be a bit odd, the magic is well developed. None of this matters a whit, however, when compared to how much I loved Lucie.
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A wealth of new covers this week!
Process nerds will find much to love and hate in the latest Anita Blake installment. While readers may tune in to solve a crime spree, that promised police procedure never materializes. Rather, CRIMSON DEATH offers an unexpected love song to therapy, to the rewards of the hard work required to maintain relationships both romantic and otherwise. For the first time in a long, long time, it is the relationship side of Anita’s story that offers progress and hope.
Lots of mood covers this week, and a few Photoshop mishaps.
A new cover from Gini Koch’s Katherine “Kitty” Katt series!
The Nightsiders series has a makeover that works and the Black Dagger Brotherhood has one that flops.
There’s new additions to Anita Blake and Immortals After Dark, and next to those venerable series are some exciting newcomers as well. If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25) by Laurell K. Hamilton No Author Comment Available. Mission: Improper (London Steampunk #6) by Bec McMaster No Author Comment Available. Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo No Author Comment Available. Pyromantic (Firebug #2) by Lish McBride No Author Comment Available. Breath of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #2) by Amanda Bouchet… Read more »
A PROMISE OF FIRE is Paranormal Romance with the sweet, freshness of YA, a traditional adventure with the snappy wit of Urban Fantasy. Hitting the sweet spot between so many already wonderful genres, this is a funny, sexy, un-put-downable book.
Megan Hart has been a long time favorite for me in contemporary romance. Raw, visceral chemistry married to a realism that manages to intrigue and haunt. Seeing her name on a Paranormal Romance was an exciting treat, but I found that the realism Hart brings to romance did not carry over to believable “paranormal”.
Classic urban fantasy badasses and an even more classic mis-use of Photoshop.