Review: Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

Review: Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

October 27, 2009 Review 7

Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, Book 1) by Jaye Wells Book Description: In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina doesn’t really fit in. And being an assassin – the only profession fit for an outcast – doesn’t help matters. But she’s never brought her work home. Until now. Her latest mission is uncomfortably complex, and threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races. As Sabina scrambles to figure out which side she’s on, she uncovers a tangled political web, some nasty facts about her family and some unexpected new talents. Any of these things… Read more »

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Rating Systems: Yay or Nay?

Rating Systems: Yay or Nay?

October 26, 2009 News 2

To Rate or Not to Rate… A lot of sites and bloggers use rating systems with their reviews, and conversely, a lot do not.  So I have two questions: Do you find them helpful?  I haven’t included any ratings so far on my reviews yet, but if you guys want them as a quick way of evaluating a book, I will seriously consider adding a system. What kind of rating system do you like?  Numbers, letters, symbols etc.?  Scratch that, I guess I have more than two questions.  I always include a Sexual Content section in my reviews.  I don’t… Read more »

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Vamp Bash 2009 Starts Today!

Vamp Bash 2009 Starts Today!

October 25, 2009 News 1

“We have guest authors every day, a scavenger hunt to win signed books daily, and other prizes all week!  It’s going to be a very busy week.  The posts will be long but filled with info, fun and prizes, so be sure to stop in every day because you have to enter daily to win the prizes offered that day.  A grand prize will be given away on Saturday, and you’ll be eligible for that merely by commenting during the week either to win or on a guest’s post.” Stop by for a bite and check out the plug for… Read more »

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Vampire Wars:  E! asks ‘Who’s the Best Evil (Yet Hot) Vampire?”

Vampire Wars: E! asks ‘Who’s the Best Evil (Yet Hot) Vampire?”

October 24, 2009 News 3

Vampire Wars: Who’s the Best Evil (Yet Hot) Vampire? by Jennifer Godwin (Eonline.com) UPN; Steven Lippman/HBO; Andrew Eccles / The CW "And you’re what, shocked and disappointed? I’m evil." —Spike Vampire Wars continues! As we explained earlier this week, we’ve decided that, structurally speaking, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries are all the same show. Girl meets soft-hearted vampire, girl enters bizarre world of the occult, girl gets mixed up in some stuff, girl hooks up with hard-bodied other vampire, wackiness (and bloody good scandal) ensues. But which of those wicked, supersexy vamps is the best?… Read more »

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Genre Swap Saturday

Genre Swap Saturday

October 24, 2009 Something Different 5

In general, I’m not a huge fan of book blog  memes.  I don’t think you really care what books I got mailed to me on a particular day or which ones I’m waiting for etc (If I’m wrong, let me know).  Don’t get me wrong, there are some good memes out there, but the majority just seem like lazy posts to me. So far, Throwdown Thursday is the only one I’m doing, but that one is basically just an excuse to bring up/contrast something I wanted to talk about anyway.  I am thinking, however, about adding one more—again because there… Read more »

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Cover Art: Waking The Witch by Kelley Armstrong

Cover Art: Waking The Witch by Kelley Armstrong

October 24, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 4

In case you missed it, here is The cover for Kelley Armstrong’s new book, Waking The Witch (Women of the Otherworld, Book 11): This title will be released on August 3, 2010. Product Description A kick-ass thriller with a magical twist. Meet SAVANNAH. She’s strong, smart, sexy…and supernatural. In book 11 of the Women of the Otherworld series, Kelley Armstrong tells the story of Savannah – a young witch with a dark heritage. As the orphaned daughter of a black witch mother and sorcerer father, she has powers far beyond a normal witch, and a dangerous addiction to trouble…Will she… Read more »

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Review: Moon Called (Mercy Thompson#1) by Patricia Briggs

Review: Moon Called (Mercy Thompson#1) by Patricia Briggs

October 23, 2009 Review 4

Moon Called  (Mercy Thompson, Book 1) by Patricia Briggs   Book Description: Werewolves can be dangerous if you get in their way, but they’ll leave you alone if you are careful. They are very good at hiding their natures from the human population, but I’m not human. I know them when I meet them, and they know me too. Mercy Thompson’s sexy next-door neighbor is a werewolf. She’s tinkering with a VW bus at her mechanic shop that happens to belong to a vampire. But then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself…and her connection to the world of things… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Better as a Movie or Book?

Throwdown Thursday: Better as a Movie or Book?

October 22, 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! Last weeks Throwdown asked Who is more Formidable? Kate or Mel? The winner by unanimous decision was: Kate VS                    Book                                           Movie Do you ever venture outside the printed word for your urban fantasy fix?  I certainly do.  I actually owe my current love for all things urban fantasy to a little television show called Buffy.  Since then, I’ve devoured all types of urban fantasy… Read more »

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Review: Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs

Review: Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs

October 21, 2009 Review 4

Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, Book 2) by Patricia Briggs   Book description: Under the rule of science, there are no witch burnings allowed, no water trials or public lynchings. In return, the average law-abiding, solid citizen has little to worry about from the things that go bump in the night. Sometimes I wish I was an average citizen… Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places – and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes… Read more »

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Interview & Giveaway: Marta Acosta “The Bride of Casa Dracula”

Interview & Giveaway: Marta Acosta “The Bride of Casa Dracula”

October 20, 2009 Guests 29

Marta Acosta was kind enough to stop by and take a break from finishing up her 4th Casa Dracula book (due out in 2010) to answer a few questions and give away of any one of her books.  See below for all the giveaway details. Marta Acosta lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She was a feral reader, roaming the stacks of the public library. She received a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Stanford University and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, and Spaces Magazine. Marta lives with her husband and… Read more »

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