Today is a very geeky day at ATUF with Michael R. Underwood here to introduce us to his action packed urban fantasy book GEEKOMANCY (available on July 10, 2012 from Pocket Star), its genre heritage, and its geeky influences. In her review, Julia said, “if you’re in the mood for verbal gymnastics and enjoy seeing all of your favorite pop culture franchises in gorgeous, living color, GEEKOMANCY more than delivers.” Stay around at the end of this post for the giveaway! GEEKOMANCY’S Genre Heritage by Michael R. Underwood Most of my Urban Fantasy acculturation doesn’t actually come from novels. I’ve read my fair… Read more »
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Today we are excited to have D.B. Jackson to talk about the blending of history with urban fantasy in the first book The Thieftaker Chronicles called THIEFTAKER (available now from Tor Books). In her review, Abigail described it as “Harry Dresden meets Sherlock Homes…a completely immersive and thoroughly entertaining book. Jackson’s well-researched historical details coupled with his fresh and comprehensive worldbuilding are not to be missed.” Be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of THIEFTAKER. Blending of History with Urban Fantasy by D.B. Jackson My newest novel, THIEFTAKER, book I of the Thieftaker Chronicles (Tor Books), is my… Read more »
Britt Bury is here today to talk about being star struck while meeting some of her favorite paranormal authors. Britt’s paranormal romance, THE DARKEST DAY is the first in her Immortal Heart series (available now from Grand Central Publishing). We have a giveaway attached at the bottom of the post! Britt on Meeting her Favorite Authors by Britt Bury Thank you so much Abigail for having me! I wanted to stop by and talk about some of my favorite paranormal authors and the experiences I’ve had with them. First, I should explain that I am neither elegant, nor vocally savvy…. Read more »
I love when I can jump into the middle of a series and not have to worry about figuring out what is going on.. Jumping into CONSUMED (the fourth book in the Dark Protectors series) eases you into the middle of a massive war with a huge cast of compelling characters.
SECRET OF THE WOLF is the second book the Warriors of the Rift series which introduced an interesting concept to paranormal romance with werewolves, vampires, fey, and demons being beings who came over from a parallel dimension. In a way that makes them even more fantastical than they already are and puts a fun spin on creatures we are very familiar with.
THE ASYLUM INTERVIEWS: BRONX, was an engaging and gritty introduction to The Asylum Tales series. Gage immediately held my attention with his backstory as a ex-warlock who is forbidden to use magic and is working as a tattoo artist. We only get a little mention of why he isn’t a warlock anymore but what we do learn about his past makes me has me anxiously looking forward to more revelations.
Jocelynn Drake stopped by to share an interview she conducted with one of her characters from her brand new series The Asylum Tales. The first of two prequel stories, THE ASYLUM INTERVIEWS: BRONX is available today from Harper Voyager (the review will be up later today) and if this little taste of Parker (a tortured incubus) whets your appetite for more…be sure to preorder ANGEL’S INK and look for the next short story THE ASYLUM INTERVIEWS: TRIXIE in September. Here’s Jocelyn to introduce her interview: To celebrate the release of the new novella (THE ASYLUM INTERVIEWS: BRONX) and the new series (THE ASYLUM… Read more »
We’re so glad to welcome Kalayna Price today to celebrate the release of the third book in the Alex Craft urban fantasy series; GRAVE MEMORY (available on July 3, 2012 from Roc) and talk about one of our favorite aspects from this world; the cost of magic. In previous reviews, Abigail raved about visiting the “strange and alluring Nekros City where all the horror stories and fairy tale creatures you’ve ever heard of live along side with humans, two potential romantic leads with enigmatic Death himself and a fae with ambiguous loyalties, and a fearless protagonist in Alex Craft who works as a private… Read more »
LIQUID LIES, the first book in The Elementals series, is a blend of paranormal and light sci-fi romance that despite its enticing description didn’t grab me as much as I expected. I enjoyed learning about how Gwen and her race of aliens called Ofarians came to Earth…
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 here Welcome to the very first Hot Off The Press post on the new site. As you can see we’ve taken advantage of some of the features of our new design and reformatted the style of this post. Covers are bigger, and we’ve added Goodreads buttons to each title as well as the usual Amazon and Book Depository links (please… Read more »