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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Today we are welcoming Yolanda Sfetsos who is here today to introduce us to A PATCH OF DARKNESS, the first in her new Sierra Fox urban fantasy series (available on May 15, 2012 from Samhain Publishing). Her new series is set in a world where everyone accepts ghosts as being real and her heroine, Sierra Fox, works as a rogue spook catcher. Living with Spirits by Yolanda Sfetsos Hi, everyone! I want to thank All Things Urban Fantasy for having me here today. 🙂 My name is Yolanda Sfetsos and I have a new urban fantasy series coming out… Read more »
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 Hi Guys, Abigail here. There is not conversation snippet with my TBR Pile today. Instead I have a few updates for you. First, you may notice things look a little different today that’s because I’ve finally updated the layout for the Hot Off The Press posts. This new layout is much easier and quicker for us to put… Read more »
I thought BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES was going to be a simple ‘killing the undead horde of zombies with very large guns’ tale but it ended up being a much larger war story with very serious implications not only for the heroes but for the world if the wrong side won. The zombies, or shamblers as they are called, are used as weapons of war by the Germans against the Allied forces during WWI. Learning about the advancements in the corpse gas technology was very creepy as it went beyond just raising the dead. The experiments (done on both the dead and living) with the corpse gas elevated the horror to a frightening new level that was all too reminiscent of the Holocaust experiments carried out by the Nazis.
We’ve got another debut author visiting the blog today. Shawntelle Madison’s new werewolf urban fantasy debut series debuts tomorrow with COVETED (available on April 24 from Ballantine Books). Shawntelle is sharing the ten sci-fi/fantasy books that that turned her into a genre fan girl, and she’s giving away a copy of COVETED too. See details below. You can read all the previous Top 10 Lists HERE Top Ten Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books That Rocked Shawntelle Madison’s World by Shawntelle Madison In high school I was an avid reader. I read a lot of my mom’s books, but I hadn’t really jumped into… Read more »