Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson #6) by Darynda Jones

Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson #6) by Darynda Jones

May 22, 2014 Review 4 ★★★★

Every time I pick up a Charley Davidson book, I’m concerned that maybe, just maybe, I’m misremembering how good the previous books were. After all, there’s no way Charley can be that snarky, Reyes can be that sexy, and Cookie can be that sweet, right? And yet, with every one, my love of this series is reaffirmed, and SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE is no exception to that rule.

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Darynda Jones shows us behind the scenes & win SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Darynda Jones shows us behind the scenes & win SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE

May 22, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 41

A big welcome to Darynda Jones who is here with a scene featuring Charley and Reyes that didn’t make it into SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE, Charley Davidson #6 (published on May 20, 2014 by St. Martin’s Press). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Also, fair warning – spoilers for the fifth book in the series! Behind the Scenes with Charley and Reyes by Darynda Jones When last we left Charley and Reyes, Charley had just received a sticky note with a very important question on it. Flabbergasted, I walked back to the kitchen where Reyes was stir-frying a… Read more »

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Cover Art Coverage: 13 New Titles!

Cover Art Coverage: 13 New Titles!

May 21, 2014 Cover Art Coverage 3

Meagan and Kristina are joined this week by Julie of Manga Maniac Cafe, commenting on everything from Rick Riordan’s latest to Edward Cox’s visually striking THE RELIC GUILD.  Enjoy!  If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan Expected publication: October 7th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion Source: Goodreads Covers in Series     No Author Comment Available. Megan Says  I really appreciate the cover continuity of Riordan’s series. That said, this is solid addition, but nothing particularly special or eye-catching.  Julie… Read more »

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Top 10 List & Giveaway: Tom Doyle’s Classic American Stories of the Fantastic or Uncanny & win American Craftsmen

Top 10 List & Giveaway: Tom Doyle’s Classic American Stories of the Fantastic or Uncanny & win American Craftsmen

May 20, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 11

A big welcome to Tom Doyle who is here counting down the Top 10 Classic American Stories of the Fantastic or Uncanny and celebrating the release of American Craftsmen,  (published on May 6, 2014 by Tor Books). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Tom Doyle’s Top 10 Classic American Stories of the Fantastic or Uncanny In my debut novel, American Craftsmen, Captain Dale Morton is a magician soldier, a “craftsman”, fighting against a treasonous cabal at the heart of the Pentagon. American Craftsmen has also been called “a book haunted by other books” because I’ve created a backstory from the early American… Read more »

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Review: The Curse Breakers (Curse Keepers #2) by Denise Grover Swank

Review: The Curse Breakers (Curse Keepers #2) by Denise Grover Swank

May 20, 2014 Review 2 ★★★★

When I finished the first book of The Curse Keepers series, I was on the fence about whether or not I was going to continue. When I saw THE CURSE BREAKERS come up on the review list, though, I picked it up without hesitation. For all my meh about the first book, I was intrigued about where the plot would go to pick it back up.

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Recent Winners

Recent Winners

May 20, 2014 Winner 3

I know that I am very behind on announcing winners, and I apologize. But better late than never, right? Here are some recent winners!   Thank you all for entering the giveaway to win TORN FROM THE SHADOWS! The winner is… Entry #23Sandra R. a Rafflecopter giveaway   Congratulations! We’ll be emailing you soon. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.   Didn’t win? Buy your own copy of TORN FROM THE SHADOWS!          Thank you all for entering the giveaway to win a DEEP BLUE prize pack! The winners are… Entry… Read more »

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Review: Turning Tides (Elements #3) by Mia Marshall

Review: Turning Tides (Elements #3) by Mia Marshall

May 19, 2014 Review 0 ★★★

TURNING TIDES by Mia Marshall is framed as a locked room murder mystery where the ‘room’ is an isolated island full of water elementals, and the primary suspect in the deadly explosion is the only person present who can control fire. Even though most of the crowd think the answer is obvious, the question of whodunit is paced nicely throughout the novel, and the unmasking of the culprit at the end would do Hercule Poirot proud. By then, however, the book is about much more than a single death, and I expected the punishment to better fit the crime.

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Review: Before the Storm (Windwalker #1) by Claire Ashgrove

Review: Before the Storm (Windwalker #1) by Claire Ashgrove

May 19, 2014 Review 0 ★★★

I really, really wanted to love BEFORE THE STORM. Everything about the summary had my radar pinging in several different directions. I put off another book I was going to read in order to jump in with both feet and hopefully not surface until I was laying back in full book hangover.

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Review: The A-Word (Sweet Dead Life #2) by Joy Preble

Review: The A-Word (Sweet Dead Life #2) by Joy Preble

May 17, 2014 Review 0 ★★★

I read a lot of YA novels., both paranormal and contemporary. I don’t know why the genre appeals to me as much as it does, I just go with it and eat them up like popcorn at the movies. Some authors nail the narrator voice perfectly, some sound like adults that are trying too hard to throw teen-slang in there to sound relevant. In THE A-WORD, Jenna’s voice – both in her thoughts and dialogue – is spot on.

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Cara Lynn Shultz on the universe of THE DARK WORLD & win THE DARK WORLD

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Cara Lynn Shultz on the universe of THE DARK WORLD & win THE DARK WORLD

May 16, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 17

A big welcome to Cara Lynn Shultz who is here to telling us about the universe of THE DARK WORLD and celebrating the release of The Dark World, Dark World #1 (published on May 27, 2014 by Harlequin Teen). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. The Universe of THE DARK WORLD by Cara Lynn Shultz THE DARK WORLD takes place in a universe that’s parallel to ours; a mirror image—if you’re looking through a pretty warped mirror. (Of course, for its citizens, it’s perfectly normal. Then again, its citizens are legions of demons.) Centuries ago, the Dark World was controlled… Read more »

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