Review: Blood Born by Linda Howard & Linda Jones

Review: Blood Born by Linda Howard & Linda Jones

May 15, 2010 Uncategorized 0

*One day left to enter & win a copy of BLOOD BORN* Book Description When the human and the vampire worlds collide, there will be hell to pay. Luca Ambrus is a rare breed: vampire from birth, begotten by vampire parents, blood born. He is also an agent of the Council—the centuries-old cabal that governs vampirekind, preserving their secrecy and destroying those who betray them. When a cryptic summons leads him to the scene of the brutal killing of a powerful Council member, Luca begins the hunt for an assassin among his own people. But instead of a lone killer… Read more »

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Interview & Giveaway: Denise Verrico “Cara Mia”

Interview & Giveaway: Denise Verrico “Cara Mia”

May 14, 2010 Uncategorized 13

I’m very pleased to welcome Denise Verrico to ATUF today.  Denise is the author of the Immortyl Revolution series.  Book one, CARA MIA is available now. See details below for a giveaway! Denise is an East Coast native.  She has loved vampire stories since she was a little girl and a fan of the Dark Shadows television series.  She is an avid reader and fan of sci fi and fantasy of all genres.  Denise also enjoys anime, manga and graphic novels.  She is a big movie buff.  Her favorite TV series of all time are Buffy the Vampire Slayer and… Read more »

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Cover Art: Highborn by Yvonne Navarro

Cover Art: Highborn by Yvonne Navarro

May 12, 2010 Uncategorized 2

Lurv a la Mode has the cover for Highborn by Yvonne Navarro, due out October 26, 2010.  From a Bram Stoker Award finalist and acclaimed fantasy author—a thrilling story about a fallen angel who returns to human form to gain her redemption. Once an irresistible, soul-destroying seducer of men and women through the ages, Brynna Malak has fled Hell to seek redemption. While dodging the brutal Hunters sent to retrieve her, she must also battle her own kind to save the life of a young teenage girl fathered by an angel—whose destiny is to complete a preordained task. At Brynna’s… Read more »

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Cover Art: Bloodshot by Cherie Priest

Cover Art: Bloodshot by Cherie Priest

May 12, 2010 Uncategorized 4

Dark Faerie Tales has the cover for Bloodshot by Cherie Priest, due out January 25, 2011.  The teaser from Cherie sounds like a fun read: January, 2011 — you can also expect my debut foray into urban fantasy – Bloodshot. You may recall me recording my progress here, calling it my “fabulous urban fantasy adventure about a neurotic vampire/thief and her wealthy blind client, now with Bonus! Cuban drag queen and military intrigue.”

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Cover Art: 6 new covers!

Cover Art: 6 new covers!

May 11, 2010 Uncategorized 8

The latest Escapist Newsletter from Literary Escapism offered up lots of new paranormal covers.  Most of them don’t have descriptions yet, but all the titles link to Amazon if you want to add any to your wish lists: Memories of Envy by Barb Hendee (Vampire Memories), due out October 5, 2010 For a vampire, killing is easy. She makes it fun… A reluctant predator, Eleisha Clevon has made home for herself and other vampires like her in Portland. And, in spite of the risks, she is determined to locate all vampires still existing in isolation, so she might offer them… Read more »

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Review: Embers by Laura Bickle

Review: Embers by Laura Bickle

May 10, 2010 Uncategorized 6

Book Description Truth burns. Unemployment, despair, anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city. Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya—who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern—suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil’s Night, the spell will be complete,… Read more »

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Cover Art: 7 new covers!

Cover Art: 7 new covers!

May 9, 2010 Uncategorized 4

Bitten by Paranormal Romance has the cover for ENTICE ME AT TWILIGHT (Doomsday Brethren Series, Book 4) by Shayla Black, due out October 26, 2010.  Book Description In national bestselling author Shayla Black’s electrifying new novel, the Doomsday Brethren fight their mortal enemy for the newest weapon in a bloody magical war: the one woman a warrior shouldn’t claim . . . yet can’t resist. Dangerously handsome Simon Northam, Duke of Hurstgrove, and his uptight brother Mason are hardly close, but crashing Mason’s wedding and stealing his fiancée further aggravate their sibling rivalry. Duke’s family has no notion he’s a wizard,… Read more »

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Giveaway: Blood Born by Linda Howard & Linda Jones

Giveaway: Blood Born by Linda Howard & Linda Jones

May 7, 2010 Uncategorized 54

Linda Howard and vampires.  I don’t know if I can think of a better combination.  If you’ve never read any of Linda Howard’s novels (I’ve read most of them) prepare to get hooked and start stalking used bookstores for her out of print titles (I’ve done that too). I can’t wait to read this new one myself which means my review will be up soon.  Thanks to the fine folks at Random House, one of you will get a shiny new copy of her latest book, BLOOD BORN, which she co-wrote with Linda Jones (she’s a new author to me)…. Read more »

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Review: Marjorie M. Liu’s Tiger Eye – Curse of the Riddle Box

Review: Marjorie M. Liu’s Tiger Eye – Curse of the Riddle Box

May 6, 2010 Uncategorized 4

*Disclosure: I received this game courtesy of PassionFruit Games Description Encounter mystery, magic, and romance in the interactive tale Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box. PassionFruit Games is thrilled to announce one of the first ever “romance casual” games written by, designed by, and created for women.  The game is a hidden object-style adventure game loaded with compelling puzzles and addictive mini-games.  Between levels, players will experience hand-drawn, voice-acted cut scenes that depict the story from bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu’s novel Tiger Eye. The game will be divided into two episodes. Curse of the Riddle Box corresponds to… Read more »

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Interview & Giveaway: Jess Haines “Hunted By The Others

Interview & Giveaway: Jess Haines “Hunted By The Others

May 4, 2010 Uncategorized 59

It’s here!  Today is the official release date for Jess Haines debut urban fantasy HUNTED BY THE OTHERS.  I had a blast reading this book (a 5 bat blast) and want to make sure you all do too.  A big thanks to Jess for coming back (see her previous guest blog HERE) for an interview today.  Plus Jess is offering a giveaway too. See below for details. Jess Haines is a displaced New Yorker with a penchant for the silly, the obscure, and the fantastical. Los Angeles is home for the time being, since it consistently meets her daily quota… Read more »

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