Cover Art: Linger (the Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2) By Maggie Stiefvater

Cover Art: Linger (the Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2) By Maggie Stiefvater

October 19, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 2

LINGER (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2) Available Fall 2010 The sequel to Shiver follows the story of Grace and the wolves of Mercy Falls.  I’m still waiting to read Shiver (it’s on my wish list) but I like how complimentary the Linger cover is to Shiver. Maggie says: "It’s about after. What happens after you discover there are werewolves in the wood, after you’ve fallen in love for the first time, after you’ve lost what you think you can’t live without, after you’ve become someone you can’t live with."

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News & Cover Art: Rachel Caine “Kiss of Death

News & Cover Art: Rachel Caine “Kiss of Death

October 18, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 1

Rachel Caine announced some happy news in her newsletter today: On November 3, along with the release of FADE OUT, my lovely publisher NAL will be releasing a new two-in-one trade paperback (larger format) edition of GLASS HOUSES and THE DEAD GIRLS’ DANCE.  Pretty lovely, eh? And I’m delighted to tell you that I just made a deal to do three more Morganville books over the next two years … we already were planning for nine, but now it’ll be at least twelve books in total!  The next book (Morganville #8) is already written and turned in, and the title… Read more »

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Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #1 ScifiGuy

Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #1 ScifiGuy

October 18, 2009 News 4

#1 SciFiGuy   SciFiGuy aka Doug     There is a reason this guy won the 2009 BBAW Award  for Best Speculative Blog.  Bottom line, if its happening in urban fantasy, Doug has already posted about it.  In fact he probably already knew I was going to write this post…creepy, but true. Doug in his own words: I am a long-time reader fan and accumulator of all things SF&F; including paranormal/urban fantasy. I have attended dozens of regional conventions and Worldcons over the years and SF&F; continues to be my passion. By day I am partner in a successful marketing… Read more »

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Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #2 Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings

Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #2 Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings

October 17, 2009 News 3

#2 Fantasy Dreamer’s Rambling   Donna from Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings     Well it is immediately obvious that Donna knows a thing or two about web design.  Her site is at once technically impressive while being extremely user-friendly.  Not that any of that matters, really.  I’d still read her site even if it looked like a thirteen year-old’s MySpace page, because with Donna, the interior is just as amazing as the exterior.  Donna in her own words: My favorite past times are reading, listening to music and watching movies, in this order. I have decided I would like to start… Read more »

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New Cover Art: My Soul To Save by Rachel Vincent

New Cover Art: My Soul To Save by Rachel Vincent

October 16, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 1

Rachel posted the new and old cover art for her book My Soul to Save.  She asking for feedback comments and even has a poll up:  Here is her post with the two covers.  Click here to view the original post . Posted by Rachel Vincent Okay, I’ve gotten behind on everything because of the move, and a tweet from the HQTeen senior editor this morning reminded me that I forgot to post the redesigned cover for My Soul to Save. Or to mention that it had been redesigned. Sorry! It’s been nuts. (And I’m still way behind on email… Read more »

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Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #3 Tynga’s Urban Fantasy Reviews

Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #3 Tynga’s Urban Fantasy Reviews

October 16, 2009 News 3

I’m fairly new to the world of blogging (anyone who visited my blog between 9pm on Tuesday and 2pm on Wednesday can attest to the fact that I know just enough about html to be dangerous).  But I’m not as new to the world of blog reading.  I find them invaluable (not to mention entertaining) resources for finding out about upcoming books, new and veteran authors, and trends in the genre.  I started silently stalking several of these sites prior to starting this blog to see what worked and what didn’t; what was helpful and what wasn’t; and what features… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Who is more Formidable? Kate or Mel?

Throwdown Thursday: Who is more Formidable? Kate or Mel?

October 15, 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!    Vs.                Mel                                                             Kate Is this a new trend in the urban fantasy genre?  Looking over the shoulder with a sword raised behind the back?  Judging solely on their cover art, who is more formidable looking (Beast Lord aside)?  Mel or Kate? Leave a comment below with your answer and check back next Thursday for the winner and a new Throwdown. Amazon Ink by Lori… Read more »

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Cover Art: First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost

Cover Art: First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost

October 14, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 0

Jeaniene Frost posted the cover art for her new book, First Drop of Crimson, on her blog today.  She confirms that Crimson is ‘sexier and a bit more romantic’ than the Night Huntress series (its a spin off).   I definitely get the romantic vibe from the cover, not to mention the description.  I’m thinking this will be more of a straight paranormal romance.  FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON And here’s the stepback: And here’s the back cover description: The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows – her best friend is… Read more »

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How do you get your UF books? My Tips

How do you get your UF books? My Tips

October 14, 2009 News 4

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes" – Erasmus As nice as that sounds, it is immensely impractical.  Many of us have families that would object to being hungry and naked while we curled up with a copy of Silver Borne (on a side note: please write faster Patricia).  So, what’s the solution when money is tight and your favorite author releases a new book that you can’t afford?    Here are a few tips that might help feed your need to read. 1. Swap sites. Swap sites are… Read more »

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