Posts Categorized: News

We’ve been blurbed!

We’ve been blurbed!

November 14, 2011 News 15

After reviewing hundreds of books on this blog, we’re constantly spotting our review quotes on or inside books.  We’re going to start keeping track of all of them here.  If you spot a blurb/quote from All Things Urban Fantasy on/in a book, trailer, ad etc., could you leave a comment or contact us?  “The best zombie book I’ve read all year.” Quote from AFTERTIME review by Abigail -AFTERTIME by Sophie Littlefield (UK cover) “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… Read more »

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New Blogger Alert: Meet Kristina!

New Blogger Alert: Meet Kristina!

November 4, 2011 News 10

Remember a few months ago when we posted a want ad for a new blogger?  Well we had a TON of amazingly enthusiastic paranormal lovers apply which meant Julia and I had a terrible time trying to pick just one.  It took much longer than we’d thought to finally choose, but we are thrilled with how it’s turned out.  We’ve been putting our new blogger through ATUF boot camp over the past month which included a crash course in Windows Live Writer, review structure, Rafflecopter, guest author posts, giveaways,  Amazon & Book Depository affiliates, ATUF Goodreads account, and about a… Read more »

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Bye Bye ATUF girl…hello NEW DESIGN!

Bye Bye ATUF girl…hello NEW DESIGN!

November 3, 2011 News 42

Dear ATUF Girl, Look, it’s not you, it’s us.  Things just aren’t working anymore.  We’re sorry to say that we’ve been feeling like this for awhile now.  But hey, we’ve had a good run…two years.  I think that’s something we can all be proud of.  You can’t say you didn’t see this coming…it’s not exactly like you’ve been faithful: We didn’t set out for this to happen.  Honest.  It’s just that we met someone.  We started talking and she had some amazing ideas and we couldn’t help it, we were tempted.  More than tempted.  Anyway, one thing let to another,… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Old Succubus Blues vs New Succubus Blues

Throwdown Thursday: Old Succubus Blues vs New Succubus Blues

February 4, 2010 News 25

Throwdown Thursday is a weekly thing where we tackle books with similar characters, covers, themes, etc. to determine which one rocks more. And it is up to YOU to determine the winner! Last weeks Throwdown asked: Characters vs. Covers? The verdict by split decision was Characters. Richelle Mead announced on her blog a few days ago that, starting in August 2010 with Succubus Blues, Georgina is getting a makeover. … I really love it. Believe it or not, that’s actually almost identical to how I picture Georgina in her "everyday" form. (Though this Georgina has a bit more of a… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Covers vs Characters

Throwdown Thursday: Covers vs Characters

January 28, 2010 News 19

Throwdown Thursday is a weekly thing where we tackle books with similar characters, covers, themes, etc. to determine which one rocks more. And it is up to YOU to determine the winner! Last weeks Throwdown asked: Fallen vs. Hush, Hush? The verdict by split decision was Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. We’ve talked about cover art a lot on this blog. It is often the first exposure that readers have with new books.  And for good or bad, covers make impressions, promises even about the stories within.  So what happens when those covers don’t match the characters? How important is… Read more »

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New Feature: Review Rating System

New Feature: Review Rating System

January 25, 2010 News 9

You asked for a review rating system (or at least those of you who took my poll), you get a rating system!   Special thanks to The Book Vixen for suggesting bats! Rating System Near Perfect – Buy two copies: one for you and one for a friend. Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & pre-order the sequel. Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Okay – Somewhat disappointing with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Awful – I finished it, but I vomited out of my eyes a little. Run! From here… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Hush, Hush vs Fallen

Throwdown Thursday: Hush, Hush vs Fallen

January 21, 2010 News 22

Throwdown Thursday is a weekly thing where we tackle books with similar characters, covers, themes, etc. to determine which one rocks more. And it is up to YOU to determine the winner! Last weeks Throwdown asked:  The Edge covers vs. The Kate Daniels covers? The verdict by split decision was The Kate Daniels covers. I have been on a major YA kick lately devouring the ones that I had on my shelf and even running to B&N; to grab more.  So of course I had to read the two fallen angel books: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and Fallen by… Read more »

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Twilight the graphic novel & Twilight news!

Twilight the graphic novel & Twilight news!

January 20, 2010 News 8

EW.com just exclusively announced Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1! I’m delighted to announce, exclusively, that Yen Press will publish Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 on March 16, with a first printing of 350,000 copies.  Here’s a first glimpse at the book’s cover, as well as an exclusive peek at one of its panels (for a full ten-page excerpt, and the entire Q&A; with Stephenie Meyer, see the issue of EW that goes on sale this Friday). –EW.com Stephenie Meyer also talked about her involvement in the graphic novel: I was definitely involved.  I didn’t do the original “script”… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: The Edge vs Kate Daniels

Throwdown Thursday: The Edge vs Kate Daniels

January 14, 2010 News 8

Throwdown Thursday is a weekly thing where we tackle books with similar characters, covers, themes, etc. to determine which one rocks more. And it is up to YOU to determine the winner! Last weeks Throwdown asked: Audio Magic Strikes vs. Paperback Magic Strikes? The verdict by unanimous decision was Paperback Magic Strikes. I’m sticking with Ilona Andrews again this week.  On Wednesday the new Bayou Moon cover was posted, so I thought I would maliciously pit the Edge series against the Kate Daniel series (just based on covers), like children competing for their patents love, and force you guys to… Read more »

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I received some Awards!

I received some Awards!

January 10, 2010 News 5

I’ve been meaning to post about the awards some of you have generously given me recently, but I’m a little late in thanking you guys so there are a few of these: Thanks to Angela from Dark Faerie Tales for giving me the Kick Ass Blog Award. Thanks to Emily from The Chronicles of Emily Cross for giving me the ‘From me to you’ blog award!  Thanks to J. from J. Kaye’s Book Blog for giving me the ‘Your Blog is Fabulous’ award Thanks to Natasha from Wicked Little Pixie for giving me the Happy 101 award And Thanks to… Read more »

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