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Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #3 Tynga’s Urban Fantasy Reviews

Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #3 Tynga’s Urban Fantasy Reviews

October 16, 2009 News 3

I’m fairly new to the world of blogging (anyone who visited my blog between 9pm on Tuesday and 2pm on Wednesday can attest to the fact that I know just enough about html to be dangerous).  But I’m not as new to the world of blog reading.  I find them invaluable (not to mention entertaining) resources for finding out about upcoming books, new and veteran authors, and trends in the genre.  I started silently stalking several of these sites prior to starting this blog to see what worked and what didn’t; what was helpful and what wasn’t; and what features… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Who is more Formidable? Kate or Mel?

Throwdown Thursday: Who is more Formidable? Kate or Mel?

October 15, 2009 News 4

Throwdown Thursday 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!    Vs.                Mel                                                             Kate Is this a new trend in the urban fantasy genre?  Looking over the shoulder with a sword raised behind the back?  Judging solely on their cover art, who is more formidable looking (Beast Lord aside)?  Mel or Kate? Leave a comment below with your answer and check back next Thursday for the winner and a new Throwdown. Amazon Ink by Lori… Read more »

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How do you get your UF books? My Tips

How do you get your UF books? My Tips

October 14, 2009 News 4

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes" – Erasmus As nice as that sounds, it is immensely impractical.  Many of us have families that would object to being hungry and naked while we curled up with a copy of Silver Borne (on a side note: please write faster Patricia).  So, what’s the solution when money is tight and your favorite author releases a new book that you can’t afford?    Here are a few tips that might help feed your need to read. 1. Swap sites. Swap sites are… Read more »

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Character Profile: Mercy Thompson

Character Profile: Mercy Thompson

October 12, 2009 News 9

I’m starting a new feature here on All Things Urban Fantasy: Character Profiles. I hope to add at least one a month.  Of course there was no contest of who would be first.  My favorite urban fantasy heroine…Mercy Thompson! Please feel free to suggest characters you’d like to see profiled, but keep in mind that they can’t all be this detailed. *Note this material was obtained primarily via Wikipedia and Hurog.com Forums*   Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson Mercy is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Mercedes Thompson Series, written by Patricia Briggs. The series, which currently consists of the… Read more »

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What is the Biggest UF that you haven’t read?

What is the Biggest UF that you haven’t read?

October 6, 2009 News 6

  What is the biggest Urban Fantasy book/series that you haven’t read yet? Or is there one one you waited a long time before reading?  I spent years avoiding Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series because of the bad press I had heard. You can read about what caused me to finally pick up Guilty Pleasures and my love/loath relationship with Anita Blake here. The Twilight Saga was another series I didn’t immediately pick up. In fact, I didn’t start book one until two weeks before Breaking Dawn was released.  I, stupidly, had a complete blind spot when it came… Read more »

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EW Cover Story: Hungry For Vampires

EW Cover Story: Hungry For Vampires

September 29, 2009 News 2

EW talks to the best-selling authors behind the current vamp vogue including Stephanie Meyer, Melissa de la Cruz, Anne Rice, P. C. Cast, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Charlaine Harris Did you guys read this article in Entertainment Weekly  a few weeks ago? Some of our favorite authors weighed in on the Vampire phenomenon, and answered some questions regarding their books, their vampires, and each other.  I’m posting just a snippet from each author (P. C. Cast’s answers had me rushing to my computer to finally buy her books). You’ll have to click the link at the bottom to read the… Read more »

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Anita Blake: Love Her or Loath Her?  part 2

Anita Blake: Love Her or Loath Her? part 2

September 25, 2009 News 2

The beginning of the end for both Anita and me.  What do we say about the girl with the bad reputation? I had decided to suspend judgment on the Anita Blake books until I had read some of them.  I thought the first three were pretty fun (click here to read part 1 of Anita Blake: Love her or Loath her), but after reading Midnight Cafe (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Omnibus books 4-6 Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones and Killing Dance) I’m less then keen.  In The Lunatic Cafe there are scenes of rape and bestiality.  In Bloody Bones we are… Read more »

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News: The Host by Stephenie Meyer is going to be made into a movie

News: The Host by Stephenie Meyer is going to be made into a movie

September 23, 2009 News 0

So I know The Host isn’t an exactly an urban fantasy, but if you haven’t read it yet, go, right now.  I picked up The Host the same day as Breaking Dawn, but after being somewhat disappointed by the latter I wasn’t exactly eager to read the former.  The description of The Host sounded like a very hardcore science fiction effort, one that I was afraid would not be able to support a credible love story.  I am more delighted than I can say that I was wrong.  This book has one of the most gut wrenching love stories ever… Read more »

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Anita Blake: Love her or Loath Her?

Anita Blake: Love her or Loath Her?

September 22, 2009 News 3

Long before I fell in love with Urban Fantasy as a genre, I had heard about Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series.  And I mean that in the most disparaging sense possible.   Every time I read something about the series it was sex, sex, and more sex. The word pornography was thrown around very casually.  And as I hate it when the plot of a book serves merely as a pretense for endless sex scenes that add nothing to the story/characters, I avoided this series much in the same way that I avoid blow drying my hair in the shower. … Read more »

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News: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr coming to a theater soon

News: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr coming to a theater soon

September 18, 2009 News 0

Variety reports: Universal makes ‘Wicked’ deal Thompson to adapt first book in Marr’s series By MICHAEL FLEMING  Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to “Wicked Lovely,” the bestselling first book in a fantasy series written by Melissa  Marr that will see its fourth installment published next year by Harper Collins. The studio bought the book to be produced by Wild West Picture Show Prods., and has hired “Edward Scissorhands” scribe Caroline Thompson to adapt it. Wild West is Vince Vaughn‘s U-based shingle. The protagonist is a 17-year-old girl who can see fairies, and must fend off the advances of a… Read more »

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