Posts By: Kristina

Interview & Giveaway: Gina Damico on Grim Reapers & CROAK

Interview & Giveaway: Gina Damico on Grim Reapers & CROAK

March 12, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 41

Today we are excited to welcome Gina Damico who is introducing her debut YA novel; CROAK (available on March 20th from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) about a teen who is sent to live in Croak, a town populated entirely by Grim Reapers.  Julia reviewed CROAK yesterday calling it, “a hysterical parody of YA boarding school genre.” Check out the giveaway below to win a CROAK Prize Pack & let us know your favorite thing about reapers or your favorite reaper book in the comments below. ATUF: What inspired you to write a YA about Grim Reapers? GD: The characters of Lex… Read more »

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Review: And Blue Skies From Pain By Stina Leicht

Review: And Blue Skies From Pain By Stina Leicht

March 4, 2012 Review 0

AND BLUE SKIES FROM PAIN, the second book in Stina Leicht’s The Fey and The Fallen series is beautifully written and brings a supernatural undertone to a violent era in 1970’s Ireland. I was curious about how the paranormal aspects would fit in with such a complex and tumultuous point in history. What I found interesting was the parallels of politics and conflict brought about by mistrust and ingrained prejudices among the Catholic Church with the Fey (which they consider to be demons) and the Protestant and Catholic conflicts in Ireland. Throughout the book the slightest misstep could spell war for the Fey and the Church which masterfully matched the underlying pressures felt by people in Ireland.

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Hot Off The Press: 59 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in March

Hot Off The Press: 59 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in March

February 29, 2012 Hot Off The Press 8

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: View all the previous Hot Off The Press posts here (Here is the monthly conversation snippet from Abigail and her murderously hostile TBR Pile)   ME: So…how are you? MY TBR PILE:That’s very considerate of you to inquire after my wellbeing.  One would almost think you had a heart inside that cold husk of yours. ME:That’s not fair.  You know I try very hard to keep you as small as possible. MY TBR PILE:How thoughtful.  And here… Read more »

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Top 10 List: Art Inspired by the Abby Sinclair Series by Allison Pang

Top 10 List: Art Inspired by the Abby Sinclair Series by Allison Pang

February 27, 2012 Guests 5

Today we are welcoming Allison Pang, author and artist responsible for the Abby Sinclair urban fantasy series.  We’re gearing up for the second book in the series, A SLIVER OF SHADOW (available on February 28, 2012 by Pocket Books), which Abigail reviewed last week.  What better way to get excited for more Abby and Phin than looking at some of the amazing art inspired by the series.  Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments. You can read all the previous Top 10 Lists HERE Top 10 Images Inspired by the Abby Sinclair Series by Allison Pang… Read more »

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Early Review: Raven Calls by C.E. Murphy

Early Review: Raven Calls by C.E. Murphy

February 18, 2012 Review 3

RAVEN CALLS, the seventh book in The Walker Papers series, continues a long journey of discovery and growth for shaman, Joanne Walker as she reconnects with her Irish roots and learns more about her family history through her ability to time travel. By RAVEN CALLS, she seems to have a handle on most of her powers, but I would love to go back and read the first few books where she was just starting to get used to being a shaman to see her growth throughout the series.

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Top 10 List: James R. Tuck’s Top Ten Male Protagonists in Urban fantasy BLOOD AND BULLETS

Top 10 List: James R. Tuck’s Top Ten Male Protagonists in Urban fantasy BLOOD AND BULLETS

January 31, 2012 Guests 6

Welcome James R. Tuck! He is here to promote BLOOD AND BULLETS (available February 7, 2012 from Kensington). This is the first book of his Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter series about a tough as nails monster hunter. Abigail’s review will be up soon, but in the meantime, James is counting down ten other male protagonists in urban fantasy worth checking out. Let us know your favorite in the comments. You can read all the previous Top 10 Lists HERE Top Ten Male Protagonists in Urban fantasy by James R. Tuck James R. Tuck here. Some of you may know… Read more »

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Hot Off The Press: 52 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in February

Hot Off The Press: 52 New Paranormal Titles Releasing in February

January 31, 2012 Hot Off The Press 3

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: View all the previous Hot Off The Press posts here (Here is the monthly conversation snippet from Abigail and her murderously hostile TBR Pile) My TBR Pile: I dreamed of your death last night. Me: Again? My TBR Pile: Yes, I woke up smiling. Me: That might be the sickest thing you’ve ever said to me. My TBR Pile: Surely not.  There was that time I described in exquisite detail how I would bludgeon you to death… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Syrie James & Ryan M. James favorite books & win FORBIDDEN

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Syrie James & Ryan M. James favorite books & win FORBIDDEN

January 28, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 35

A big welcome to mother-son writing team Syrie James and Ryan M. James, co-authors of FORBIDDEN (available now from HarperTeen) described as, “A spectacular supernatural YA debut full of wit and romance.” Here at ATUF, we love getting book recommendations (they are especially fun from authors we love, & just take a look at Abigail’s review of of Syrie last book, NOCTURE, to get an idea of how big a fan she is).  And Syrie & Ryan come bearing gifts too!  See details below to win your own copy of FORBIDDEN. Syrie and Ryan’s Favorite Books and Recommendations by Syrie… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Tiffany Allee on Listening to Your Gut & win BANSHEE CHARMER

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Tiffany Allee on Listening to Your Gut & win BANSHEE CHARMER

January 27, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 22

Welcome Tiffany Alee! Tiffany is here promoting her book BANSHEE CHARMER (available now from Entangled Publishing). This is the first in her From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series. Her book features a half-banshee detective Kiera “Mac” McLoughlin who is on the hunt for a seductive incubus serial killer. You can read my full review here, and five of you will win a copy of BANSHEE CHARMER!  See details below. Listening To Your Gut by Tiffany Allee I’m an analytical person by nature. I’ve worked almost entirely in analytical jobs that required stepping back, looking at the numbers… Read more »

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Review: Banshee Charmer by Tiffany Allee

Review: Banshee Charmer by Tiffany Allee

January 24, 2012 Review 2

BANSHEE CHARMER, the novella length of the new Files of the Otherworld Enforcement Agency starts off with an interesting premise; Kiera “Mac” McLoughlin, a half-banshee police detective, must track down a serial killer who isn’t human and shouldn’t even exist anymore according to her boss. Banshees are not your typical protagonists, even in paranormal fiction, so I was excited to see Mac’s unique brand of supernatural powers in action.

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