Carolyn Crane & Me on TBR Piles and UF Characters Who Read

Carolyn Crane & Me on TBR Piles and UF Characters Who Read

April 6, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Please join me in welcoming Carolyn Crane to ATUF today.  Carolyn is the author of of the new urban fantasy MIND GAMES (which I loved.  Check out my review HERE).  We’re not doing your typical guest blog today (which is fitting since MIND GAMES isn’t your typical urban fantasy).  Instead, Carolyn and I are going to tackle our very dissimilar TBR piles (her’s makes me want to cry a little) and with help from their creators, dig up some paranormal characters who read.  Carolyn Crane & Me on TBR Piles and Urban Fantasy Characters Who Read 1.  State of TBR… Read more »

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Review: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

Review: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

April 5, 2010 Uncategorized 1

Book Description First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student’s introduction into a society of vampires. Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was Merit’s. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker—and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead. Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde… Read more »

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Review: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Review: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

April 4, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Book Description You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide . . . Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She’s still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind. Being around him awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline kick of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or… Read more »

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Paranormal Summer Fest is coming!

Paranormal Summer Fest is coming!

April 3, 2010 Uncategorized 0

I am so excited to be able to finally announce: Paranormal Summer Fest! Tynga (from Tynga’s Reviews) and I got together earlier this year to start planning a joint event to celebrate all the stellar supernatural stories coming out this summer.  We came up with the idea for Paranormal Summer Fest.  Okay, fine. Tynga came up with the idea but I jumped on board immediately.  There are simply too many great books coming out this summer for one blog alone to handle.  So what is Paranormal Summer Fest? It’s our opportunity to gorge ourselves on the series we love, the… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Sonya Bateman “Master of None”

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Sonya Bateman “Master of None”

April 2, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Sonya Bateman is the author of a new urban fantasy series that debuted on March 30, 2010 with MASTER OF NONE.  The tag line for this book is what caught my attention: ‘One unlucky thief. One unlikely genie. One very odd couple.’  I’m loving these new unconventional urban fantasy series that have sprung up lately, and now with the addition of MASTER OF NONE, I can’t wait to throw a genie into the mix. I’m so pleased that Sonya (and her main character Gavyn) are here today to give us the inside scoop on what her book is about and… Read more »

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Book Tour info, a giveaway, and a mini Throwdown Thursday!

Book Tour info, a giveaway, and a mini Throwdown Thursday!

April 1, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Melissa Marr, author of the NYT best-selling Wicked Lovely series, is heading out on tour to share her newest book Radiant Shadows with her legions of fans!  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Melissa, hear juicy details about the upcoming Wicked Lovely movie, ask her some burning questions about Aislinn, Seth, Irial and the rest of the fae and get behind-the-scenes details about the making of Radiant Shadows.    DENVER, CO April 22, 2010:  Tattered Cover Book Store; 7:00 pm LEXINGTON, KY April 23, 2010:  Joseph-Beth Booksellers; 7:00 pm ST. LOUIS, MO April 24, 2010:  St. Louis County Library; 7:00 pm… Read more »

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Review: Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

Review: Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

March 30, 2010 Uncategorized 0

*Disclosure: I received this book courtesy of Penguin Books Book Description All-new action in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she’d previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down. It seems the book contains secret knowledge-and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn’t take enough of Mercy’s attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his… Read more »

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Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder-Trailer & Website launch TODAY

Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder-Trailer & Website launch TODAY

March 30, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Today is the big launch of the INSIDE OUT website and the world premier of the book trailer!  Normally I don’t get super excited for book trailers (cover art, yes) but this one is an exception.  They have perfectly captured the feel of INSIDE OUT by putting the viewer in the position of Trella.  Watching it made me feel like I was in the book.  Anyway, I was impressed.  Go check it out on the book’s site and let me know what you think.  And If you missed my review of Maria V. Snyder’s INSIDE OUT, you can read it… Read more »

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Guest Blog: Laura Bickle “Familiar Spirits”

Guest Blog: Laura Bickle “Familiar Spirits”

March 29, 2010 Uncategorized 0

I’m very happy to have author Laura Bickle here today. Laura’s debut novel Embers (available on March 30, 2010) follows a ghost hunter and her familiar, Sparky (a jealous fire salamander with an addiction to electricity).   My curiosity was peeked, so I asked Laura to give us the scoop on all things Sparky.   Laura Bickle has worked in the unholy trinity of politics, criminology, and technology for several years. She and her chief muse live in the Midwest, owned by four mostly-reformed feral cats. Her short fiction has appeared here and there. Embers, her debut novel, is first in… Read more »

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Cover Art: Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost

Cover Art: Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost

March 28, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Jeaniene Frost just revealed the cover for her next book, Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, Book 2), releasing July 27th, 2010. I think I like this one even better than First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, Book 1).     Since everyone always asks, no, these models aren’t exactly how I picture Mencheres and Kira. In my head the best representation I could give would be Oded Fehr for Mencheres (but with longer hair than in that photo) and Milla Jovovich for Kira. But oddly enough, those two weren’t available to pose for the cover, lol. So… Read more »

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