Throwdown Thursday: Twilight New Moon Edition

Throwdown Thursday: Twilight New Moon Edition

November 19, 2009 News 13

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 Which do you like more: Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre US vs UK cover? The winner by split decision was: The UK cover. In honor of The Twilight Saga: New Moon movie premiere tonight at midnight (I’ve got my ticket, do you have yours?) I’m going to start the war again:    I’ll gladly admit that I’ve been firmly in the Edward camp throughout… Read more »

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Giveaway: 100 Followers Mega Giveaway!

Giveaway: 100 Followers Mega Giveaway!

November 18, 2009 Giveaways 53

I just hit 100 followers!  So to thank all of you, I’m having another Mega Giveaway.  I love giveaways and enter as many as I personally can as often as I can.  I even win occasionally.  What I’m not so good at is remembering to cancel book orders/remove from swap wish lists the books I win.  The result:  I have quite a few duplicate books floating around my already packed-to-within-an-inch-of-their-lives bookcases.  This way, you win books and I gain some much needed bookcase real estate space.  When I hit 50 followers, I gave away 3 books.  Now that I’m at… Read more »

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Review: Once Bitten by Kalayna Price

Review: Once Bitten by Kalayna Price

November 16, 2009 Review 4

Book Description: Kita Nekai, on the run and the smallest of her shifter clan—a calico cat among lions and tigers—is being hunted. She was expected to accept her role as her father’s successor whether or not her cat was up to the task of leading the clan. She disagreed. Now she’s less than a step ahead of the hunters, bone-tired, cold, and living hand-to-mouth in the city of Haven. And that’s the high point of her day. She’s also drugged, “accidently” turned into a vampire, and sentenced to death for recklessly creating a rogue shifter who tortures its human prey…. Read more »

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1st Annual Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards Nominations

1st Annual Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards Nominations

November 14, 2009 Cover Art Awards 10

Well, I’ve been outed on a few sites now, not that the awards were a secret or anything like (and I’m thrilled that other bloggers have shared the news on their sites), but I think its time to make the official public announcement along with revealing the button (which I hope you will all grab from my sidebar) designed by Tynga from Tynga’s Reviews & Tynga’s Blog Design: All Things Urban Fantasy Presents The 1st Annual Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards 2009 Nominations are now being made by a Panel of Experts made up of Bloggers, Authors, Publishers, and Industry… Read more »

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Interview: Diana Pharaoh Francis author of “Bitter Night”

Interview: Diana Pharaoh Francis author of “Bitter Night”

November 14, 2009 Guests 2

I’m thrilled today to welcome Diana Pharaoh Francis, author of the just released Bitter Night (Book 1 in The Horngate Witches Series).  You can read my review for Bitter Night HERE.   Also check out my Contests & Giveaways section on the left sidebar for your chance win Bitter Night.   Diana Pharaoh Francis is an American author and professor. She teaches literature and writing at the University of Montana-Western, and resides in Montana with her husband, son, daughter, and an oversized lapdog. Some of her current  favorite sf/f writers are Ilona Andrews, Carol Berg, C.E. Murphy, Patty Briggs, Lynn Flewelling,… Read more »

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Cover Art: Demon Blood by Meljean Brook

Cover Art: Demon Blood by Meljean Brook

November 13, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 1

I almost missed this one.  Meljean only titled her post What is this?  Fortunately I’m a curious person, and when I clicked on it from my feed reader: New Cover Art for Demon Blood!  The description is below, but there are some spoilers from Demon Forged in it so consider yourself warned. …the Demon Blood cover? I didn’t think I’d ever love any cover as much as Demon Forged, but Oh My God…holy WOW. The cover artist, Cliff Nielsen, is the same — and once again, I’m blown away. There are a few changes to the font that will be… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre US vs UK cover

Throwdown Thursday: Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre US vs UK cover

November 12, 2009 News 14

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 Which do you like better: Buffy or Rose?  The winner by nearly unanimous decision was: Buffy (Rose got one vote). Ann Aguirre recently shared the UK cover art for her first Corine Solomon Book, Blue Diablo.  Which do you like more?                  US                                                                         UK

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Book Blurb: Blood Song (The Blood Singer, Book 1) by Cat Adams

November 11, 2009 News 1

Cat Adams (aka C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp) posted the book blurb for the first book, Blood Song, in her upcoming urban fantasy series The Blood Singer.  Check out Cat’s site this week for excerpts.  I can’t wait! ******************** BLOOD SONG Book 1 of The Blood Singer Bodyguard Celia Graves plies her trade in a world where vampires roam the alleys of Tinseltown and movie stars openly practice witchcraft., where streetcorner psychics have real powers and cops use memory enhancement spells on witnesses. Though she’s an ordinary human, Celia uses street smarts and charmed weapons to protect the rich and… Read more »

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