Some people may call FELLSIDE heart-breaking, but that is too gentle. The book rips out your heart, stabs it with a shank made from an old toothbrush, and finishes it off with a few good whacks with a fire-extinguisher for good measure. This book is incredibly violent, but also incredibly touching, with characters that will stick with you long after the last page.
A solid ghost story with a fun mystery, GOTHAM ACADEMY VOL 2: CALAMITY is a fun read, building upon GOTHAM ACADEMY VOL 1: WELCOME TO GOTHAM ACADEMY. This is a comic I’m going to follow for as long as its around – the art is great, the writing is clever, and the characters are all ones I want to get to know.
A big welcome to Faith Hunter who is here with an excerpt from SHADOW RIGHTS and celebrating the release of SHADOW RIGHTS, Jane Yellowrock #10 (published on April 5, 2016 by Roc). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. My left palm burned, agony detonating up my arm as I moved. Gee’s eyes blazed unusually blue, the color of the cloudless sky in the east, as the sun set in the west. Blue, blue, achingly blue. I heard the clang of his right blade hitting the floor. In the same moment I felt the piercing burn under my right arm…. Read more »
EVERY HEART A DOORWAY was one of the most charming, unsettling books I have read in a long time. It’s gentle and brutal at the same time and kept me off-kilter for the entire 176 pages of this novella. I loved it, and just wish it had been a bit longer.
I DREAM OF DRAGONS is a lighthearted and at times very silly paranormal romance. I was confused as to what the title has to do with the story. There are dragons but nothing about dreams or genies. I thought it was a play on “I Dream of Genie” but alas, no genies. The characters were amusing and I loved Rory and his sisters. The way Rory and Amber meet was hilarious as they each tried to come up with ways to ‘share’ the apartment.
Let’s be honest, what guy isn’t attracted to a gamer girl? That was the first thing that drew me to SPARK. The second thing was that SPARK revolved around the fey. In my opinion, werewolves and vampires have gotten over used in urban fantasy and paranormal romance, whereas I think the fey are still fresh. Each of those things on their own would’ve piqued my interest, but Anthea Sharp blended them together to make a truly amazing book.
It’s the last day of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re reading next month in: Want to know what titles came out in previous months? View previous Hot Off The Press posts —————————————– *Release dates are subject to change. Click ‘+ Description‘ to reveal the full description. Please visit our Titles Received For Review page to see which of these titles will be reviewed this month. 25 Adult Titles Releasing in April 24 YA Titles Releasing in April What are your must have titles for April? Tell us in the comments. Authors/Publishers: have a book coming out… Read more »
A big welcome to Yolanda Sfetsos who is here to telling us about writing a spin-off and celebrating the release of Hell of a Ride, Elsewhere #1 (published on March 29, 2016 by Samhain Publishing). Writing a Spin-Off by Yolanda Sfetsos Hi there! I want to thank All Things Urban Fantasy for helping me celebrate the release of my latest urban fantasy book. I always love stopping by. 🙂 Even before the fifth and final book in my Sierra Fox series was released, I had plans for two spin-off books. There were several characters that just wouldn’t stop whispering in my ear. They kept… Read more »
From Paranormal Romance to Juvenile Fantasy, we run the gamut of genres this week.
Shelley Laurenston (who also writes the Dragon Kin series as AG Aiken) has a particular way with heroines who are not your typical kick-ass urban fantasy heroines – and I love it!
Jace is a super interesting, layered character and although her quiet behaviour confuses her sister-Crows, most of us can understand the need to get away from unnecessary chit chat and noise. Jace has a particularly dark “first life”, her life before she was chosen by Skuld to become a Crow at the moment of death. Still, she isn’t overly negative and manages to care for her new family, the rowdy, loud, violent women of the Crows.