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The Influence of Ray Bradbury in Television

The Influence of Ray Bradbury in Television

July 24, 2015 Guests 0

Ray Bradbury’s unique blend of fantasy and human reaction to the seemingly impossible first delighted and intrigued television audiences in the early 1950s when several of his stories were adapted for popular anthology shows of the day, including CBS Television Workshop, Tales of Tomorrow and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. While an argument can be made that the influence of The Martian Chronicles author easily transcends all forms of media, there is no question that the “Poet of Pulp” has had an influence on how science fiction and fantasy are portrayed on television – an influence that’s still clearly evident in some of today’s small screen offerings.

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: J. Kathleen Cheney on Where Is the Romance Line Drawn? & Win The Shores of Spain

Guest Blog & Giveaway: J. Kathleen Cheney on Where Is the Romance Line Drawn? & Win The Shores of Spain

July 13, 2015 Giveaways, Guests 14

A big welcome to J. Kathleen Cheney who is here writing about romance and fantasy and celebrating the release of The Shores of Spain, The Golden City #3 (published on July 7, 2015 by Roc). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Where Is the Romance Line Drawn? by J. Kathleen Cheney Romance is fairly hard to define, but you can find this definition online: A mysterious or fascinating quality or appeal, as of something adventurous, heroic, or strangely beautiful. (Yes, I know that this isn’t the first definition.) Notice that there’s nothing about kissing in there. Ivanhoe is considered a… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Q&A with Darynda Jones & win Eighth Grave After Dark

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Q&A with Darynda Jones & win Eighth Grave After Dark

May 21, 2015 Guests 16

A big welcome to Darynda Jones who is here to telling us about Interview and celebrating the release of Eighth Grave After Dark, Charley Davidson #8 (published on May 19, 2015 by St. Martin’s Press). Want to win a copy of the whole Charley Davidson series? Enter via the widget below. Q&A with Darynda Jones   I was lucky enough to participate in a conference call with Darynda Jones and several other bloggers recently. Guys, let me tell you- it was super exciting for me. I think one of the best questions to start off with sharing was from Scandal from Scandalicious Book Reviews,… Read more »

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Interview with Pippa DaCosta

Interview with Pippa DaCosta

May 18, 2015 Guests 0

A big welcome to Pippa DaCosta who is here to answer a few questions and celebrate the release of City of Fae,  (published on May 7, 2015 by Bloomsbury Spark). All Things Urban Fantasy: Do you think if fae existed in the world they’d be superstars? Pippa DaCosta: The fae in City of Fae lure people close to them by way of their sparkling personalities, their perfect beauty, and finally, their hypnotic touch. We can’t help but love them, and even though we know they’re bad for our health, we idolize them—we want to be them. This makes them perfect celebrities. It’s how… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Stacey Kennedy with an excerpt from WITCHES BE BURNED

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Stacey Kennedy with an excerpt from WITCHES BE BURNED

May 13, 2015 Giveaways, Guests 9

A big welcome to Stacey Kennedy who is here to give us an excerpt from Witches Be Burned and celebrating the release of Witches Be Burned, Magic & Mayhem #2 (published on May 19, 2015 by LoveSwept by Random House). Excerpt from WITCHES BE BURNED by Stacey Kennedy Thank you so much for letting me stop by today. There are so many reasons why I love writing paranormal romance. Sure, the men are usually the alpha-male type and are incredibly sexy in their own right. Of course, the world building is super fun, since I get to be creative. But I gotta admit what I love… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Sharon Ashwood on Seeing is Believing & win Possessed by a Warrior/Possessed by an Immortal

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Sharon Ashwood on Seeing is Believing & win Possessed by a Warrior/Possessed by an Immortal

May 8, 2015 Giveaways, Guests 12

A big welcome to Sharon Ashwood who is here to telling us about Seeing is Believing and celebrating the release of Possessed by a Wolf, Horsemen #3 (published on May 1, 2015 by Harlequin). Want to win a signed copy of the first two books in the series? Enter via the widget below. Seeing is Believing by Sharon Ashwood Seeing is believing, but some things aren’t meant to be discovered. For instance, that your ex-boyfriend is a werewolf and your cool job is a cover for international intrigue. Lexie, the heroine of Possessed by a Wolf, is hired to be the official photographer for… Read more »

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Game of Thrones and What Inspired It

Game of Thrones and What Inspired It

April 28, 2015 Guests 0

Ever since it’s break onto the HBO TV scene in 2011, Game of Thrones has been a spectacular hit. But even before that the A Song of Ice and Fire book series has had an impressive empire of followers. The reason of the success of the series might seem obvious to the average viewer, especially after Peter Jackson’s adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series seemed to break new grounds for the fantasy genre. However, there is a much larger, much more varied history at work behind the style of storytelling than what meets the eye, and with season 5 having just started (which you can watch if you have HBO Go or DirecTV), now is a great time to take a closer look at what goes into these stories we all love so much.

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Review and Interview: Garden of Dreams and Desires (Crescent City #3) by Kristen Painter

Review and Interview: Garden of Dreams and Desires (Crescent City #3) by Kristen Painter

April 27, 2015 Guests, Review 0 ★★★

I got a chance to ask Kristen some questions! See below for our quick interview! All Things Urban Fantasy: Why New Orleans? What made you decide to set the trilogy there? Kristen Painter: I love the city, love spending time there. I just needed a reason to visit more often and call it research. ATUF: Now that the Crescent City trilogy is finished, do you have any plans to continue to write books in the same world? Will we ever see Augustine and Harlow in future books? KP: I don’t have any plans to return to this world. I feel… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Dani Harper on Avoiding the Fae & win Storm Warned

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Dani Harper on Avoiding the Fae & win Storm Warned

April 2, 2015 Giveaways, Guests 13

A big welcome to Dani Harper who is here telling us about Avoiding the Fae and celebrating the release of Storm Warned, Grim #3 (published on March 31, 2015 by Montlake Romance). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Avoiding the Fae by Dani Harper “What? Why would I want to do that?” you ask. “Faeries are so cool – I’d LOVE to meet one!” No. No, you wouldn’t. Pop culture has us all lulled into thinking “Tinkerbell” when we hear the word faery. But the Fae aren’t cute, little, or nice! These are the faeries of the old legends: powerful… Read more »

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