Genre Swap Saturday: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Genre Swap Saturday: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

March 20, 2010 Uncategorized 8

Genre Swap Saturday is a semi regular post (not every week) hosted by All Things Urban Fantasy, that will highlight books outside of our focused genre that I think will appeal to you.  Feel free to use this on your site, just link me please. Every Genre Swap Saturday book suggestion will include: Why you, an urban fantasy lover, might like this book: Why you, an urban fantasy lover, might not like this book:  Inside Out Maria V. Snyder *Disclosure – I received this book courtesy of Harlequin Teen Book Description Keep Your Head Down. Don’t Get Noticed. Or Else…. Read more »

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Early Review: Mind Games by Carolyn Crane

Early Review: Mind Games by Carolyn Crane

March 19, 2010 Uncategorized 11

*Disclosure – I received this book courtesy of Carolyn Crane Book Description: JUSTINE KNOWS SHE’S GOING TO DIE. ANY SECOND NOW. Justine Jones has a secret. A hardcore hypochondriac, she’s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain. Then, out of the blue, a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine’s soul and invites her to join his private crime-fighting team. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal. With a little of Packard’s hands-on training, Justine can weaponize her neurosis, turning it outward on Midcity’s worst criminals, and finally get the freedom from fear she’s always craved. End of… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Flower Power vs. Tough Tattoos

Throwdown Thursday: Flower Power vs. Tough Tattoos

March 18, 2010 Uncategorized 4

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 week’s Throwdown asked: Angels vs. Vampires? The verdict by a split decision of 6 to 3 is: Vampires I spend this past week looking at the striking cover of The Body Finder by Kimberley Derting with it’s bold flower graphic.  You can read my 5 bat review of The Body Finder HERE (On a side note this was just the latest in a string of solid titles… Read more »

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Guest blog & Giveaway: Vicki Lewis Thompson

Guest blog & Giveaway: Vicki Lewis Thompson

March 16, 2010 Uncategorized 49

When I heard the title of Vicki Lewis Thompson’s new series, Babes on Brooms, and then the the first two books in the series, Blond with a Wand & Chick with a Charm, I was sold.  I immediately invited Vicki for a visit, and not only did agree…she brought prizes! Check the end of this post for the giveaway details. New York Times bestseller Vicki Lewis Thompson believes love makes the world go around and laughter makes the trip worth taking. An eight-time RITA nominee, the 2008 recipient of RWA’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award , and author of more… Read more »

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5 bat Review: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

5 bat Review: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

March 15, 2010 Uncategorized 10

Book Description: Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers. Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her… Read more »

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Cover Art: Venom by Jennifer Estep

Cover Art: Venom by Jennifer Estep

March 14, 2010 Uncategorized 6

Jennifer Estep revealed the cover for the third Elemental Assassin book, Venom.  This is my favorite yet.  According to Jennifer, there are lots of little clues in the cover about the plot… And you know what the best part is? The cover actu­ally fits the book. Those river­boats you see in the back­ground? Well, Gin gets on board one of them dur­ing the course of Venom. So con­sider that a lit­tle teaser for the book, which comes out Sept. 28. -Jennifer Estep

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Interview: Carrie Vaughn – Voices of Dragons

Interview: Carrie Vaughn – Voices of Dragons

March 13, 2010 Uncategorized 3

The YA bug is spreading (much to my delight) to some of urban fantasy’s best authors.  The latest one to succumb?  Carrie Vaughn, best known for her hugely successful Kitty Norville series.  Carrie was kind enough to answer a few questions about her fist paranormal YA novel, Voices of Dragons, available on March 16 from HarperTeen. Carrie Vaughn survived her air force brat childhood and managed to put down roots in Colorado. Her first book, Kitty and the Midnight Hour, launched a popular series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk-radio advice show. Ms. Vaughn has… Read more »

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Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

March 12, 2010 Uncategorized 7

Discloser: I received this book courtesy of the Hachette Book Group Book Description: When Abraham Lincoln was nine, his mother died from an ailment called the ‘milk sickness.’ Only later did he learn that his mother’s deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect on Abe’s father’s debts. While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for reuniting the North with the South and abolishing slavery from our country, no one has ever understood his valiant fight for what it really was. Using Lincoln’s personal journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Angels vs. Vampires

Throwdown Thursday: Angels vs. Vampires

March 11, 2010 Uncategorized 15

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 week’s Throwdown asked: In the Blood vs. Night Myst? The verdict by unanimous decision: Night Myst.  Vampires have long been the bread and butter of the paranormal genre.  Everyone from Anne Rice to Stephenie Meyer have thrilled and titillated readers with tales of these fanged fellows.  And while I don’t think vampires are in any real danger of losing their place as fiction’s favorite bad boys, a… Read more »

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Cover Art: Lots! (update)

Cover Art: Lots! (update)

March 9, 2010 Uncategorized 5

Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst.  Cover art by Sam Weber. Due out October 12th. You can read Sarah’s post HERE. I’m still hoping to read Sarah’s previous book ICE, but this one looks (and sounds) intriguing too. ENCHANTED IVY is a story about getting into college. You know, taking the campus tour, talking to the gargoyles, flirting with the were-tigers, riding the dragons… While visiting the campus of Princeton University, 16-year-old Lily discovers a secret gate to a magical realm and must race against time to save herself, her world, and any hope she has of college admission. Blameless:… Read more »

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