Throwdown Thursday: In the Blood vs. Night Myst

Throwdown Thursday: In the Blood vs. Night Myst

March 4, 2010 Uncategorized 7

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: Dead, Undead cover vs. ATUF banner? The verdict was…a draw.  Both the cover and the banner got equal votes I spotted the cover for Yasmine Galenorn’s Night Mist several weeks ago and loved it:  A tough looking brunette beauty dressed in dark jeans and a black leather jacket, a tattoo covering her exposed midriff.  And then I remembered Adrian Phoenix’s cover for In the… Read more »

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Guest Blog: Jess Haines – How to Get Chicks the Vampire Way

Guest Blog: Jess Haines – How to Get Chicks the Vampire Way

March 2, 2010 Uncategorized 7

Get ready to envy me BIG TIME.  I was fortunate enough to get an early copy of a new urban fantasy debut, Hunted By The Others by Jess Haines (you won’t know until May 4th but you should be very, very jealous).  I’ve been taking some friendly flack lately from some you for my perceived stinginess when it comes to my rating bats.  All I can say is after reading Hunted By The Others, I’m not stingy anymore.  My review won’t be posted for a little while yet, but I was dying to start talking about this book, so Jess… Read more »

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Review: Must Love Hellhounds by Charlaine Harris

Review: Must Love Hellhounds by Charlaine Harris

February 27, 2010 Uncategorized 2

Book Description: From New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Nalini Singh and national bestselling authors Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook, tales of man’s worst friend… In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes… and everything bites. Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer’s realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris’s The Britlingens Go to Hell. Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non- lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh’s Angels’ Judgment. Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the… Read more »

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Hot off the Press: New UF Releases for March

Hot off the Press: New UF Releases for March

February 26, 2010 Uncategorized 10

It’s the last Friday of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re going to be reading next month in HOT OFF THE PRESS! As requested by one of my brilliant readers, this list will now be split into two sections: Adult titles first, YA titles second.  To clarify, I’m using Urban Fantasy as an umbrella term to include books that combine paranormal elements with modern characters in contemporary settings (Urban Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal YA, Contemporary Fantasy, even a little Paranormal Steampunk etc.) Check out which of these authors are stopping by this month:… Read more »

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Blog Tour Review: Shadow Blade by Seressia Glass

Blog Tour Review: Shadow Blade by Seressia Glass

February 25, 2010 Uncategorized 5

**There won’t be a Throwdown Thursday this week** FTC Disclosure: I received this book for review courtesy of Pocket Books Book Description: For Kira Solomon, normal was never an option. Kira’s day job as an antiquities expert, but her true calling is as a Shadowchaser. Trained from youth to be one of the most lethal Chasers in existence, Kira serves the Gilead Commission dispatching the Fallen who sow discord and chaos. Of course, sometimes Gilead bureaucracy is as much a thorn in her side as anything the Fallen can muster against her. Right now, though, she’s got a bigger problem…. Read more »

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Review: On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

Review: On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

February 23, 2010 Uncategorized 9

  Book Description: Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either. Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off the books… Read more »

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Interview & Giveaway: Sean Cummings

Interview & Giveaway: Sean Cummings

February 22, 2010 Uncategorized 40

I’m so happy to have the very funny Sean Cummings here today to talk about his new urban fantasy debut Shade Fright (Valerie Stevens, book 1), which will be published on March 1st. See below for your chance to win a copy of Shade Fright! Sean Cummings is a comic book geek of the highest order and self-described nerd. He’s been writing since 1978 (as a means of liberating his "inner nerd") and at the ripe old age of forty-one, he can honestly say it’s taken him thirty years to get a book published. His interests include urban fantasy, science… Read more »

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Cover Art: Alpha by Rachel Vincent

Cover Art: Alpha by Rachel Vincent

February 21, 2010 Uncategorized 10

Rachel Vincent revealed some cover art in her newsletter today: Alpha (Shifter, book 6).  Check out the tights 🙂 Coming Fall 2010: Shifters Book 6 Alpha YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE FAYTHE… The unscrupulous new Council chair has charged Jace, Marc, and me with trespassing, kidnapping, murder, and treason. Yeah, we’ve been busy. But now it’s time to take justice into our own hands. We must avenge my brother’s death and carve out the rot at the heart of the Council. It’s not going to be easy, and loss seems unavoidable, but I have promised to protect my Pride, no matter… Read more »

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Review: Captivate by Carrie Jones

Review: Captivate by Carrie Jones

February 20, 2010 Uncategorized 7

Book Description: Zara and her friends knew they hadn’t solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king’s needs grow deeper every day he’s stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It’s made him vulnerable. And now there’s a new king in town. A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he’s one of the good guys. Nick isn’t… Read more »

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Review: Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep

Review: Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep

February 19, 2010 Uncategorized 8

Book Description: My name is Gin, and I kill people. They call me the Spider. I’m the most feared assassin in the South — when I’m not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don’t use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride. Now that a ruthless… Read more »

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