Posts Categorized: Guests

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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Guest Blog: Carrie Patel on Creating the Perfect Sidekick

Guest Blog: Carrie Patel on Creating the Perfect Sidekick

March 5, 2015 Guests 0

A big welcome to Carrie Patel who is here to telling us about creating the perfect sidekick and celebrating the release of The Buried Life, Buried Life #1 (published on March 3, 2015 by Angry Robot). Check out our review of The Buried Life here! Creating the Perfect Sidekick by Carrie Patel Holmes and Watson. Frodo and Sam. The Doctor and everyone else. Many of genre fiction’s superstars come with wingmen, and even when it seems like those characters get stuck playing second fiddle, we know our favorite stories just wouldn’t be the same without sidekicks. Sidekicks are the underappreciated heroes of many a… Read more »

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Guest Post: Upcoming YA Books to Get Excited About

Guest Post: Upcoming YA Books to Get Excited About

February 17, 2015 Guests 1

We have a special guest post for you today from a fellow blogger who wanted to share some upcoming books she’s looking forward to. So, welcome Emily from Plenty of Pages! If you, like me, live in the northeast US and are getting absolutely pummeled by snow this month, there are a lot of reasons to be dreaming about the future. Any future– I’m not picky– as long as it doesn’t resemble the Siberian tundra outside my window, I’ll be happy. But beyond the warm weather and excuse to drink frozen things with little umbrellas in them, there’s a lot… Read more »

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Top 10 List & Giveaway: Susannah Scott’s Real Life “Unusuals” & win Dragon Her Back

Top 10 List & Giveaway: Susannah Scott’s Real Life “Unusuals” & win Dragon Her Back

December 19, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 16

A big welcome to Susannah Scott who is here counting down the Top 10 Real Life “Unusuals” and celebrating the release of Dragon Her Back, Las Vegas Dragons (published on December 15, 2014 by Entangled Publishing). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Susannah Scott’s Top 10 Real Life “Unusuals” Thank you All Thing UF for having me on today to celebrate the release on my latest dragon shifter book, Dragon Her Back! I’ve been thinking about the reasons I love the paranormal romance genre, and it has to be the idiosyncrasies of all the out-of-the-box creatures. We all know the vamps, and werewolves, and… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Lisa Kessler on Those Tortured Heroes & win Moonlight

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Lisa Kessler on Those Tortured Heroes & win Moonlight

December 18, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 18

A big welcome to Lisa Kessler who is here to telling us about Those Tortured Heroes and celebrating the release of Blood Moon, The Moon Series (published on 12/15/2014 by Entangled Publishing). Want to win a MOONLIGHT, the first book in the series? Enter via the widget below. Those Tortured Heroes by Lisa Kessler Hi everyone – Thanks for letting me visit today! 🙂 I wanted to chat with you about tortured heroes. In my latest paranormal romance, Blood Moon, my hero, Gareth, is a lone wolf. His parents died when he was a teen leaving he and his twin brother behind. Now Gabe… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Shawntelle Madison’s Immortality Cheatsheet & win a $10 Amazon Gift Card

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Shawntelle Madison’s Immortality Cheatsheet & win a $10 Amazon Gift Card

December 16, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 13

A big welcome to Shawntelle Madison who is here to telling us about The Immortality Cheatsheet and celebrating the release of Under My Skin, The Immortality Strain Series #1 (published on December 9, 2014 by Shawntelle Madison). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. The Immortality Cheatsheet by Shawntelle Madison Let’s say you found the means to live forever. An elixir or some other bubbly concoction that will make sure your ticker will keep going for all time. In my book, UNDER MY SKIN, adults use the bodies of teens to live forever. Since I’ve had the opportunity to write about… Read more »

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Guest Blog: Kristi Charish on the Science of Urban Fantasy

Guest Blog: Kristi Charish on the Science of Urban Fantasy

December 8, 2014 Guests 1

A big welcome to Kristi Charish who is here to telling us about the Science of Urban Fantasy and celebrating the release of Owl and the Japanese Circus, The Adventures of Owl #1 (published on January 13, 2015 by Pocket Books). The Science of Urban Fantasy by Kristi Charish I’ll be the first to admit science isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I think about urban fantasy. For that matter, it’s probably the furthest thing from most people’s mind when they think urban fantasy. Romance? Sure. An eerily familiar urban setting? Check. Mythology, fantastical monsters, well-known superstitions, or a mix of… Read more »

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Interview with Sonya Clark and win Firewall!

Interview with Sonya Clark and win Firewall!

December 5, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 6

We’d like to welcome Sonya Clark to All Things Urban Fantasy today. She is here answering a few of our questions regarding her Magic Born series, specifically the latest book, FIREWALL (Magic Born #3), which was published on December 1, 2014 by Carina Press. To win a copy, enter via the widget below! Interview with Sonya Clark What do you think would happen if people with magical talents were discovered in our world today? Would the result look anything like the society you’ve created in the Magic Born books? The world I created in these books portrays the most extreme reaction… Read more »

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