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 We’re so excited to launch the new website, and we’re almost ready! Just a few last details to setup, but we should be live tomorrow! In the meantime, please consider subscribing to our RSS feed or subscribe by email since once we move to wordpress, Google Friend Connect (GFC) will no longer work. For those of you… Read more »
Posts By: Kristina
The conclusion to Jaye Wells’ Sabina Kane urban fantasy series; BLUE BLOODED VAMP was in a word; epic. This book was jam packed with complex characters, thrilling action, and startling realizations about Sabina and her heritage. I think just about every character from past books got at least a mention if not a small cameo which was nice as it felt like a kind of final curtain call. What I really enjoyed most about this book was that it constantly moved (we even begin the book on a moving train) towards a huge finale involving an intense confrontation with Cain, the father of vampires.
We’ve got two Cover Art Coverage posts for you this week. All the new reveals on Wednesday, and today we’re showing off the latest batch of foreign covers (17!) in the Global Edition. Abigail is up to her eyeballs working on setting up the new WordPress site (more details about that coming soon), so I’m (Kristina) filling in for her on Wed and I’ll be permanently taking over commenting duties on the Global Edition posts with Julia. We’ll have a shiny new template once we switch to the new site that will accommodate all three of us commenting on the… Read more »
THE GIRL IN THE CLOCKWORK COLLAR is an action packed prison break caper set in a fascinating steampunk world. I enjoyed the touches of steampunk technology throughout the book such as one character having a large mechanical panther and another riding a mechanical horse. I also loved that the famous inventor Tesla was an actual character here and not just referenced as the creator of some contraption that happens to help the characters save the day. Tesla himself even helps out in the final confrontation and I would have loved to have him in the story more; perhaps in his lab playing with his crazy inventions.
Wow do we have a cool giveaway today. As the final stop in the GODDESS INTERUPTED blog tour, Harlequin Teen has put together a Summer Goddess Giveaway prize pack filled with Aimée Carter books, gift cards, a a few goodies perfect for the summer. All to celebrate the release of GODDESS INTERRRUPTED, the second in Goddess Test series (available now from Harlequin Teen). Harlequin Teen is also spilling details about Aimée’s next books THE GODDESS INHERITANCE and MASKED! Goddess Interrupted Blog Tour Wrap Up and What’s Next for Aimeé Carter Hi! Harlequin TEEN here. The Goddess Interrupted blog tour and… Read more »
We are excited to have Shona Husk here to talk about KISS OF THE GOBLIN PRINCE, the second book in the Shadowlands series (available on May 1, 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca), specifically why goblins are better than shapeshifters and vampires. Julia reviewed KISS OF THE GOBLIN PRINCE calling it, “a wonderful Paranormal Romance, strongly weighted towards Urban Fantasy as well. ” And thanks to Shona’s publisher, you can win a copy! Details below. Goblins Rule, Shapeshifters Shed, and Vampires Drool! by Shona Husk Now don’t get me wrong I love a sexy brooding Vampire as much as the next gal,… Read more »
Today we have a special guest joining us…Will from Stacey Kade’s BODY AND SOUL (available now from Hyperion Book CH). Abigail got to interview Will about his ghost girlfriend and semi reformed mean girl Alona, what it’s like being a ghost-talker, and even get some info on the odds of a happily ever after for this odd but addictive couple. Want to learn more about the final book in The Ghost and the Goth trilogy? Be sure to check out all the stops on the Body & Soul blog tour hosted by Teen Book Scene & look for Abigail’s review… Read more »
NIGHTSHIFTED is like a dark and twisted version of Grey’s Anatomy with vampires, zombies, and werewolves taking up residence in County Hospital’s Y4 wing. I love the concept of a paranormal wing of a hospital which makes the already intense environment all the more crazy and dangerous… and not just for the patients. The story moves at a similar pace to a hospital setting where there are small lulls in action and with sudden, even frantic bursts of action. That sort of pacing made NIGHTSHIFTED an exciting read as I was constantly on edge, waiting to see what was going to happen next.
FATED brings another contender for the top of my favorite male urban fantasy hero list. Reading this book I got a very Dresden Files vibe which I loved as I gladly welcome more grizzled hardcore mages/wizards in my urban fantasy.
We are excited to welcome Alexia Reed who is here to tell is about the first book her new Shadow Ops paranormal romance series, HUNTING THE SHADOWS (available now from Carina Press). Today she is talking about blending her love for science (forensics and anthropology) and suspense with paranormal romances. Blending Genres by Alexia Reed When I first started to read, the books I read exclusively were thrillers. I enjoyed those with a fast pace, the kind where they are hunting down killers. Before I got in to science and anthropology, I was very interested in profiling. In fact,… Read more »