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Throwdown Thursday: Cover Wars–Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

Throwdown Thursday: Cover Wars–Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

January 7, 2010 News 6

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: eReaders vs physical books? The verdict by split decision was physical books.  I found it interesting that everyone who owned an eReader loved it, but those of us didn’t were skeptical. I finally carved out some time to read Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (my review will be up next week).  I was just talking with Rebecca from DirtySexyBooks about how as bloggers we… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: eReaders vs Books

Throwdown Thursday: eReaders vs Books

December 31, 2009 News 17

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: Vampire Santa or Jolly St. Nick? The verdict by split decision was Vampire Santa.  It appears that most of you think Santa is on an all liquid diet. I know that many people have been eager to get their hands on an eReader  for awhile now.  Maybe some of you got one for Christmas? Or maybe you were an early adopter and have been… Read more »

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Deadtown by Nancy Holzner releases today!

Deadtown by Nancy Holzner releases today!

December 29, 2009 News 1

Deadtown by Nancy Holzner is now available to buy.  You can read my full review HERE.  I loved it! So go get it and tell me what you thought: Deadtown is a welcome addition to the urban fantasy landscape. Nancy imbues an emotional aspect into her debut that resonates with our own past prejudices and fears and forces us to evaluate our beliefs about this unreal world in a very real way. There is a lot of great action, social commentary, and a dash of romance in Deadtown. The world building, borrowing heavily from Welsh mythology, is fresh and complex…. Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Vampire Santa vs. Jolly St. Nick

Throwdown Thursday: Vampire Santa vs. Jolly St. Nick

December 24, 2009 News 6

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 Which do you prefer?  The scary vampires or the seductive kind?  The verdict was a draw.  It seems vampires are only sexy if they have the ability to scare us in the process. Stephen over at Fantasy Literature concluded last week that Santa Clause was indeed a vampire (his argument was pretty compelling), and if you read "You’d Better Not Pyout" by Nancy Pickard… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Vampires- Seduce vs. Scare

Throwdown Thursday: Vampires- Seduce vs. Scare

December 17, 2009 News 14

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 Once Bitten vs. Once Bitten vs…Which one is going to rise above its common title for you?  The verdict by split decision was…Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks) by Jennifer Rardin. Vampires have almost become two separate creatures by this point.  There are the monsters that history has traditionally painted them to be: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nosferatu, Ilona Andrew’s vampires in the Kate Daniels… Read more »

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Author SPAM: Urban Legend?

Author SPAM: Urban Legend?

December 11, 2009 News 3

Honestly?  Was the idea that, as a blogger, I might some day actually have authors wanting me to review their books a motivation for starting a blog?  Sure.  But I was enough of a realist to understand that I would have to put a lot of time (as in years) and effort into making my blog something worthwhile both to authors and readers.  Even then, did I actually think it would happen? No, not really. But that didn’t both me.  I’m a book lover and that’s enough for me (plus, blogging =super fun) . So did it shock the hell… Read more »

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Wish list add: Other by Karen Kincy

Wish list add: Other by Karen Kincy

December 10, 2009 News 4

I spotted this upcoming YA urban fantasy on Flux and it sounds like it might be a cross between Twilight and Blood and Chocolate.  That’s good enough for a spot on my Wish List, how about you? Other by Karen Kincy (Flux, July 1, 2010) I can’t last much longer. It’s been one week, three days, and I forget how many hours. My belly cramps, and I curl on my bed, staring out at the stars. A delicious breeze glides through my window and cools my sweaty forehead. The air smells of summer–mowed grass, recent rain, lingering barbecue–and tempts me… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Once Bitten vs Once Bitten…

Throwdown Thursday: Once Bitten vs Once Bitten…

December 10, 2009 News 5

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 LKH vs Anita Blake: Have LKH’s comments and any perceived arrogance on her part damaged your opinion of Anita Blake (assuming the evolution of the series itself hasn’t done that already)? The verdict by split decision was…LKH comments have hurt damaged readers opinion of her (and by association Anita Blake). Having trouble coming up with a title for your new urban fantasy?  I have… Read more »

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Dear Santa: My Christmas Urban Fantasy Wish List

Dear Santa: My Christmas Urban Fantasy Wish List

December 8, 2009 News 8

Dear Santa, By human standards, I have been very good this year.  I didn’t run over any animals, or children for that matter. I didn’t knowingly buy anything made in a sweatshop, and I didn’t flush any of my money down the toilet by buying tickets to go see Transformers 2 (oh that I could say the same about Transformers 1).  I figure that entitles me to a few requests, and as I live, breath, and eat books, here are the urban fantasy titles that I most want to find wrapped under my tree(yes, I realize a few of these… Read more »

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