Guest Blog: DSB on What is Dark Urban Fantasy?

Guest Blog: DSB on What is Dark Urban Fantasy?

February 13, 2010 Uncategorized 30

I recently discovered (and now regularly stalk) Rebecca’s fantastic site Dirty Sexy Books.  She sums her site up this way: Catering to dirty book lovers everywhere, and including, but not limited to, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, thrillers, romantic suspense, science fiction romance, historical romance, pulp noir, horror, vampires, werewolves, faeries, witches, and any other freaking creature you can dream up! So of course she’s perfect for an All Things Urban Fantasy Guest Blog! Everybody’s heard of it, but just what is Dark Urban Fantasy? If you read enough urban fantasy, sooner or later you’ll come across the term ‘dark urban… Read more »

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Cover Art: Cheat the Grave by Vicki Pettersson

Cover Art: Cheat the Grave by Vicki Pettersson

February 12, 2010 Uncategorized 6

I spotted this over on Literary Escapism: the new cover for Cheat the Grave (Signs of the Zodiac, book 5) by Vicki Pettersson due out May 25th Old habits die hard — and sometimes they take you with them. … New York Times bestselling author Vicki Pettersson returns with her fifth explosive supernatural novel of superheroes and dark adventure, set behind the scenes of Sin City.

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Review: Original Sin by Allison Brennan

Review: Original Sin by Allison Brennan

February 12, 2010 Uncategorized 16

Book Description: Haunted by chilling memories of demonic possession and murder, Moira O’Donnell has spent seven years hunting down her mother, Fiona, whose command of black magic has granted her unprecedented control of the underworld. Now Moira’s global search has led her to a small California town that’s about to become hell on earth. Tormented by his own terrifying past and driven by powers he can’t explain, ex-seminarian Rafe Cooper joins Moira’s dangerous quest. But Fiona is one devilish step ahead. Hungry for greater power, eternal youth, and stunning beauty, the sorceress is unleashing upon the mortal world the living… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong cover redux

Throwdown Thursday: Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong cover redux

February 11, 2010 Uncategorized 20

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: Old Succubus Blues vs New Succubus Blues. The verdict by split decision was the new Succubus Blues. Last week, Kelly Armstrong announced via Twitter that her US  publisher had changed the cover for her upcoming Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld, Book 11) due out August 3rd: Original Waking the Witch cover Revised Waking the Witch cover   There was no reason given… Read more »

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Cover Art: Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins

Cover Art: Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins

February 10, 2010 Uncategorized 5

Okay, this isn’t a paranormal title, but the Hunger Games books are always high on my recommend list for book lovers of all kinds, so when HGHQ at Scholastic revealed the cover for the last book in the trilogy Mockingjay, I had to share: If you haven’t read the amazing Hunger Games, check out the main site for the trilogy HERE. And if you still aren’t sure why urban fantasy lovers should care, check out my post telling you exactly why HERE.

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Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

February 9, 2010 Uncategorized 10

Book Description: Some Angels are Destined to Fall There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move. Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a… Read more »

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Cover Art: A Wild Light by Marjorie M. Liu

Cover Art: A Wild Light by Marjorie M. Liu

February 8, 2010 Uncategorized 7

Marjorie M. Liu revealed the cover for the next Hunter Kiss novel, A Wild Light. Craig White is a master.  His work on this series is always gorgeous, but this it the best one yet IMO. Yes, the new cover.  I’m in love with it.  Craig White is a remarkable artist. Here’s his website. -Marjorie M. Liu For too long Maxine Kiss has felt an inexplicable darkness inside her—a force she channels into hunting the demons bent on destroying the human race.  But when she finds herself covered in blood and crouched beside her grandfather’s dead body with no memory… Read more »

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Cover Art: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Cover Art: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

February 8, 2010 Uncategorized 9

You may have spotted this cover over the weekend for Brenna Yovanoff’s The Replacement.  The cover was designed by Natalie Sousa, and photographed by Jonathan Barkat. I don’t much about it, but only seeing the cover:  I WANT TO GO TO THERE.  Throw in the description (see below) and the blurb from Maggie Stiefvater, I’m sold. Due out Sept 21st. Mackie Doyle seems like everyone else in the perfect little town of Gentry, but he is living with a fatal secret – he is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now the creatures… Read more »

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Cover Art: Labyrinth by Kat Richardson

Cover Art: Labyrinth by Kat Richardson

February 8, 2010 Uncategorized 4

Tez Says recently spotted the latest Greywalker cover.  Labyrinth (Greywalker, book 5) by Kat Richardson.  Due out Aug 3rd.  Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up on this series by then.  And by catch up I mean start 🙂 No summary yet.

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Review: Inked by Eileen Wilks

Review: Inked by Eileen Wilks

February 7, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Book Description: Four tales of urban fantasy and paranormal romance explore body art that is more than it seems—in a world of magic and mayhem that always leaves it mark . . . New York Times bestselling author Karen Chance’s “Skin Deep” tells the tale of a war mage in Las Vegas who stumbles across an ominous magical ward that appears as a dragon on her skin–and has a mind of its own… When New York Times bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu‘s demon slayer Maxine Kiss investigates a grisly murder at a high-class soirée, she finds herself involved in a… Read more »

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