Posts By: Kristina

Early Review: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

Early Review: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

May 19, 2012 Review 1

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.

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: What’s next for Aimée Carter & win a Summer Goddess Giveaway prize pack

Guest Blog & Giveaway: What’s next for Aimée Carter & win a Summer Goddess Giveaway prize pack

May 18, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 122

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 »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Shona Husk talks about why Goblins rule & win KISS OF THE GOBLIN PRINCE

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Shona Husk talks about why Goblins rule & win KISS OF THE GOBLIN PRINCE

May 17, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 43

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 »

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Character Interview: Stacey Kade’s Will from “BODY AND SOUL”

Character Interview: Stacey Kade’s Will from “BODY AND SOUL”

May 15, 2012 Guests 0

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 »

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Review: Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander

Review: Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander

May 13, 2012 Review 3

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.

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Review: Fated by Benedict Jacka

Review: Fated by Benedict Jacka

May 12, 2012 Review 5

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.

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Guest Blog: Alexia Reed on Blending Genres “HUNTING THE SHADOWS”

Guest Blog: Alexia Reed on Blending Genres “HUNTING THE SHADOWS”

May 11, 2012 Guests 0

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 »

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Top 10 List: Carrie Jones’s Top Ten Signs Of A Pixie Incident “ENDURE”

Top 10 List: Carrie Jones’s Top Ten Signs Of A Pixie Incident “ENDURE”

May 10, 2012 Guests 1

We are excited to have Carrie Jones stop by on her ENDURE book tour. ENDURE (available now from Bloomsbury USA Childrens) is the final installment of her paranormal YA Need series about romance, suspense and pixies.   Carrie is sharing the top ten signs you town is having an evil pixie ‘incident’. You can read all the previous Top 10 Lists HERE Top Ten Signs Your Town Is Having A Pixie Incident-The Evil Kind by Carrie Jones 10. Someone is whispering your name all the time and when you yell, “What?” they just whisper it more. 9. All the guys in… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Justin Gustainis on What the Hell Is Urban Fantasy, Anyway? & win EVIL DARK

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Justin Gustainis on What the Hell Is Urban Fantasy, Anyway? & win EVIL DARK

May 10, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 32

Today we are excited to have Justin Gustainis here today sharing his definition of urban fantasy and celebrating the release of EVIL DARK (available now from Angry Robot Books), the second book in his Occult Crimes Unit Investigations series. In case you missed it, Julia reviewed EVIL DARK earlier this week calling it, “Neither as hard-boiled as most police procedurals, nor as arcane as pure urban fantasy, EVIL DARK is a blend that does justice to both genres without taking either too seriously.”  Check out the giveaway below for a chance to win your choice of a signed copy of… Read more »

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Guest Blog: Joseph Nassise on Steampunk “BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES”

Guest Blog: Joseph Nassise on Steampunk “BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES”

May 7, 2012 Guests 1

Today we are welcoming Joe Nassise to ATUF! Joe is stopping here on his blog tour for his latest novel, BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES; book one of The Great Undead War series (available now from Harper Voyager). In my (Kristina’s) review, I described it as, “a creepy zombie apocalypse scenario with a dash of steampunk to make an action packed story full of heroism from a bygone era.” Today Joe is talking about that very important ‘dash’ that makes his (and some of the titles he recommends below) so exciting. Steampunk by Joseph Nassise Welcome to day seven of… Read more »

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