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UK Cover of AFTERTIME by Sophie Littlefield

 The best zombie book I’ve read all year.

- Quote from AFTERTIME review by Abigail

 

 

Alpha and Omega Cry Wolf Volume Two

Back cover of ALPHA AND OMEGA: CRY WOLF: Volume Two by Patricia Briggs

Just gorgeous.

- Quote from  Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf: Volume One review by Abigail

BlackArts

Interior of BLACK ARTS by Faith Hunter

BLOOD TRADE is a perfect blend of dark fantasy and mystery with a complex and tough vampire killing heroine.

-Quote from BLOOD TRADE review by Kristina

A thrilling mystery with epic action scenes and a kickass heroine with claws and fangs.

-Quote from DEATH’S RIVAL review by Kristina

 Black Howl (Black Wings #3)

Interior of BLACK HOWL by Christina Henry

The story was a nonstop action blast full of smart-alecky gargoyle guardians, devilishly handsome (and enigmatic) love interests, arrogant demons, wicked witches and more jaw-dropping revelations than a Jerry Springer show. I barely had time to catch my breath between chapters.

-Quote from BLACK WINGS review by Abigail

 

 

Black Lament (Black Wings #4)

Interior of BLACK LAMENT by Christina Henry

The Madeline Black series employs a blend of two great, common urban fantasy tropes… creates a chemistry that adds new zest to familiar concepts, an energy that I thoroughly enjoy.

-Quote from BLACK NIGHT review by Abigail

 

 

Interior of BLACK WIDOW by Jennifer Estep

An amazing ride…THE SPIDER made me fall in love with Gin all over again.

-Quote from THE SPIDER review by Kate

 

Interior of BLAZING THE TRAIL by Deborah Cooke

The writing is swift and fun, just like I’d imagine flying on the back of a dragon…If you’re looking for a break from vampires and werewolves or you’re a fan of Cooke’s adult Dragonfire series, you won’t be disappointed.

-Quote from FLYING BLIND review by Abigail

 Blood Games

Interior of BLOOD GAMES by Chloe Neill

 

Everything you’ve likely come to expect from a Merit book- action, supernatural politicking, the big evil baddie with a plan and of course, plenty of sarcastic Merit one-liners…Chicagoland Vampires is one of my favorite series, and with each installment, I’m reminded why I keep coming back for more.

 -Quote from BITING BAD review by Kate

 

Interior of BROKEN SOUL by Faith Hunter

[A] perfect balance of action, relationships, magic, and healing, fans will love it and new readers will get sucked in.

-Quote from BLACK ARTS review by Julia

Chimes at Midnight

Back Cover of CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT by Seanan McGuire

The October Daye series is one of those delicious worlds that becomes more and more beloved with each visit, and Ashes of Honor is my favorite of this series to date.

- Quote from ASHES OF HONOR review by Julia

 Chosen (Alex Verus #4) by Benedict Jacka 

Interior of THE CHOSEN by Benedict Jacka

A wonderfully fun, action packed story with witty dialogue making it another great installment for the Alex Verus series…CURSED throws us back into Alex Verus’s thrilling, action packed life with a wonderfully witty and smart hero who’s actually pretty awesome in a fight.

-Quote from CURSED review by Kristina

The Clockwork Wolf

Interior of THE CLOCKWORK WOLF by Lynn Viehl

Original and enjoyable … Kit was a great main character- she reminded me a bit of a grown up Nancy Drew, if Nancy Drew had lived in a supernatural version of America.

- Quote from DISENCHANTED & CO.: HER LADYSHIP’S CURSE review by Kate

 The Collector (Dante Walker #1) 

Interior of THE COLLECTOR by Victoria Scott

Dante Walker is dangerously smooth, lethally seductive, and cocky enough for ten alpha males combined. This is a book that lives up to its hype and will garner fiercely devoted Dante Walker fans.

-Quote from THE COLLECTOR review by Abigail 

 Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy #4) by Jennifer Estep 

Interior of CRIMSON FROST by Jennifer Estep

Fantastic fun from start to finish…Loved the romance and the world-building, and Estep has a great ear for dialogue.

-Quote from TOUCH OF FROST review & KISS OF FROST review by Abigail

 Darkness Unmasked 

Interior of DARKNESS UNMASKED by Keri Arthur

Reminiscent of the early Anita Blake books, Keri Arthur’s third Dark Angels book is an action packed and highly sensual urban fantasy… If you’re a fan of Arthur’s Riley Jenson Guardian series, you won’t want to miss reading this spin-off.

-Quote from DARKNESS DEVOURS review by Abigail

Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin #8)  

Interior of DEADLY STING by Jennifer Estep

Filled with such emotional and physical intensity that it leaves you happily exhausted by the end…I can’t wait to see what happens to Gin in DEADLY STING.

-Quote from WIDOW’S WEB review by Kristina

Back cover of DEVIL’S PUNCH by Ann Aguirre

Urban Fantasy fans will want to get drunk on this series…[It] just keeps getting better.

-Quote from SHADY LADY review by Abigail

PB Cover of THE FIRST DAYS by Rhiannon Frater

Thelma & Louise meets The Walking Dead

-Quote from THE FIRST DAYS review by Abigail

 Forsaken by the Others (H&W Investigations #5) 

Back cover of FORSAKEN THE OTHERS by Jess Haines

It doesn’t get much better for pure urban fantasy than Jess Haines.

– Quote from TAKEN BY THE OTHERS review by Abigail

Fury of the Demon

Interior of FURY OF THE DEMON by Diana Rowland

Phenomenal world building, a tough yet venerable heroine, a captivating love triangle, and a increasingly compelling metanarrative that just gets juicier with each book… Blows most other urban fantasies out of the park.

-Quote from SECRETS OF THE DEMON review by Abigail

Grave Memory (Alex Craft #3) 

Interior of GRAVE MEMORY by Kalayna Price

The worldbuilding in the Alex Craft series is a dense and vibrant tour de force.

-Quote from GRAVE DANCE review by Abigail

 Grave Visions (Alex Craft #4) 

Cover of GRAVE VISIONS by Kalayna Price

An endlessly entertaining world…Alex Craft is quickly becoming one of the heavy hitting protagonists in urban fantasy. 

-Quote from GRAVE MEMORY review by Abigail

Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin #9) 

Interior of HEART OF VENOM by Jennifer Estep

Filled with such emotional and physical intensity that it leaves you happily exhausted by the end.

-Quote from WIDOW’S WEB review by Kristina

Interior of HORIZON by Sophie Littlefield

I’m geeking out of my mind after reading Aftertime because I felt almost the same way reading it as I do watching The Walking Dead: captivated.

-Quote from AFTERTIME review by Abigail

Interior of THE HOUR OF DUST AND ASHES by Kelly Gay

What do you do when your first book is one of the most highly praised urban fantasy debuts of the year? If you’re Kelly Gay, you follow up The Better Part of Darkness with The Darkest Edge of Dawn and force reviewers everywhere to try and find a better way to describe amazing.

-Quote from THE DARKEST EDGE OF DAWN review by Abigail

Back cover of HOW TO DRIVE A DRAGON CRAZY by G. A. Aiken

A chest thumping, mead-hall rocking, enemy slaying brawl of a good book.

-Quote from THE DRAGON WHO LOVED ME review by Julia

Back cover of IF I DIE by Rachel Vincent

Rachel Vincent is a risk taker and…it paid off big time!

-Quote from MY SOUL TO KEEP review by Abigail

Interior of INCARNATE by Anton Strout

One of the more unique premises that I’ve encountered in the urban fantasy genre, and there is plenty of action and mystery to keep a person occupied.

-Quote from STONECAST review by Kate

Iron Night

Interior of IRON NIGHT by M. L. Brennan

Brennan’s new, creative take on vampires was a breath of fresh air … a solid debut.

-Quote from GENERATION V review by Kate

Kinked

Interior of KINKED by Thea Harrison

With LORD’S FALL Harrison proves that chemistry can get even hotter in life after Happily Ever After.  The Elder Races series is so much more than your average Paranormal Romance…LORD’S FALL is another example of interwoven mythology, relationship challenges, and friendships that create a wonderfully rich and satisfying story.

-Quote from LORD’S FALL review by Julia

 

Interior of LEFT HAND MAGIC by Nancy A. Collins

Whenever a series is named after its location, I expect that location to be as much a character as the protagonist. And the new Golgotham urban fantasy series delivers. The fictitious New York city is a strange and wonderful place…

-Quote from RIGHT HAND MAGIC review by Abigail

Cover of LIES & OMENS by Lyn Benedict

Benedict has a gift for intertwining the fantastic with the mundane.

-Quote from GODS & MONSTERS review by Julia

Moonshifted (Edie Spence #2) 

Interior of MOONSHIFTED by Cassie Alexander

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…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.

-Quote from NIGHTSHIFTED review by Kristina

Murder of Crows

Back Cover of MURDER OF CROWS by Anne Bishop

Near perfect … WRITTEN IN RED isn’t just the best urban fantasy of this year – it may be one of the best ever.

-Quote from WRITTEN IN RED review by Abigail

Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter

Back Cover of MUST LOVE FANGS by Jessica Sims

Super flirty, super sexy, and super fun.

-Quote from DESPERATELY SEEKING SHAPESHIFTER review by Abigail

PB Interior of NOCTURNE by Syrie James

Excellent–loved it! Nocturne is the perfect novel to read on a cold winter night, curled up in front of a roaring fire and let this impossible romance sink into your soul. Just beautiful.

-Quote from NOCTURNE review by Abigail

Poison Promise

Interior of POISON PROMISE by Jennifer Estep

Wonderfully intense and graphic fight scenes, a plot that doesn’t slow down, and bad guys that bring new meaning to the word sadistic…continues the Elemental Assassin series tradition of high octane, heart pounding action with an expert assassin who will go above and beyond to protect those she loves

-Quote from HEART OF VENOM review by Kristina

  Reckoning

Back Cover of RECKONING by S. J. Harper

A mesmerizing exploration of magic without certainty… a must read for anyone drawn to the darker edges of urban fantasy.

-Quote from CURSED review by Julia

Red Delicous 

Interior of RED DELICIOUS by Kathleen Tierney

A mesmerizing exploration of magic without certainty… a must read for anyone drawn to the darker edges of urban fantasy.

-Quote from BLOOD ORANGES review by Julia

Tempt the Stars 

Interior of TEMPT THE STARS by Karen Chance

I am as surprised as anyone to have book five of a series stand me on my head and dazzle me, and even more so as I realize I could pick up HUNT THE MOON and these characters would do it again and again and again.

-Quote from HUNT THE MOON by Julia

Back cover of THE RIFT WALKER by Clay & Susan Griffin

I was blindsided by how phenomenal The Greyfriar was from start to finish. Amazing vampire mythology, a chilling alternate history, and a poignant romance that grips your whole heart and refuses to let go. . . . The action is exhilarating, the vampires are refreshingly sinister, and the love story a gentle force so captivating that I truly believe it will weather even the most daunting obstacles. Book two in the Vampire Empire can’t come soon enough. My rating: 5/5, Near Perfect—Buy two copies: one for you and one for a friend.

-Quote from THE GREYFRIAR review by Abigail

rising darkness

Interior of RISING DARKNESS by Thea Harrison

Thea Harrison’s Elder Races novels are my current addiction… SERPENT’S KISS is a bright spot in an already wonderful series…I am continually impressed with the attention Harrison lavishes on her character’s relationships, going beyond destiny or chemistry to write pairings that complement and strengthen one another.

-Quote from SERPENT’S KISS review by Julia

Interior of SACRIFICIAL MAGIC by Stacia Kane

Like any drug, the first taste gets your attention but it’s the second taste that gets you hooked. I though the first Downside Ghosts book, Unholy Ghosts, was an impressive debut, but UNHOLY MAGIC is even better. I am well and truly addicted to this dark, seductive urban fantasy series.-

-Quote from UNHOLY MAGIC review by Abigail

Interior of SHADOWMAN by Erin Kellison

Shadow Bound is a shockingly good read.

– Quote from SHADOW BOUND review by Abigail

Shadows Before the Sun (Charlie Madigan #4) 

Interior of SHADOWS BEFORE THE SUN by Kelly Gay

Every single thing about the Charlie Madigan series gets better with each book. In THE HOUR OF DUST AND ASHES, the mythology expands, the romance deepens, and the characters come that much closer to actually breathing real air…All I can say is bring on the next one!

– Quote from THE HOUR OF DUST AND ASHES review by Abigail

 Shapeshifted (Edie Spence #3) 

Interior of SHAPESHIFTED by Cassie Alexander

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…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.

-Quote from NIGHTSHIFTED review by Kristina

 

The Shattered Dark (Shadow Reader #2) 

Interior of THE SHATTERED DARK by Sandy Williams

Fantastically fun urban fantasy! One of the best debuts of the year…  [It] checked off all my urban fantasy wish list boxes, and I can’t wait to read the sequel.

– Quote from THE SHADOW READER review by Abigail

Back cover of SINS OF THE DEMON by Diana Rowland

Phenomenal world building, a tough yet venerable heroine, a captivating love triangle, and a increasingly compelling metanarrative that just gets juicier with each book… Blows most other urban fantasies out of the park.

-Quote from SECRETS OF THE DEMON review by Abigail

Back cover of STALKING THE OTHERS by Jess Haines

It doesn’t get much better for pure urban fantasy than Jess Haines.

– Quote from TAKEN BY THE OTHERS review by Abigail

 

Interior of TWO WEEKS’ NOTICE by Rachel Caine

From page one, WORKING STIFF was a wonderful surprise. I did not expect to fall in love with the heroine so quickly; Bryn’s careful, quiet personality is so winning and fierce I was captivated.

-Quote from WORKING STIFF review by Julia

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Interior of VACANT by Alex Hughes

A mash-up of a noir detective series with supernatural elements…a wonderful genre blend of old style detective stories and supernatural with a flawed hero and a fascinating take on a world that outlaws technology.

-Quote from SHARP review by Kristina

 Wanted Wild Thing

Interior of WANTED: WILD THING by Jessica Sims

Fun, relatable and complex characters…hard to resist.

-Quote from MUST LOVE FANGS review by Kristina

Watcher of the Dark[/lightbox]

Back Cover of WATCHER OF THE DARK by Joseph Nassise

A mix of police procedural and the occult, King of the Dead offers more of Nassise’s excellent mythologies.  Fans of both fantasy and thrillers will enjoy this mix of genres.

- Quote from KING OF THE DEAD review by Julia

 

Year of the Demon (Fated Blades #2) 

Interior of YEAR OF THE DEMON by Steve Bein

DAUGHTER OF THE SWORD is a gritty and compelling police procedural…written in beautiful and exotic detail.

-Quote from DAUGHTER OF THE SWORD review by Abigail

 

 

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