2nd Opinion Review: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance

2nd Opinion Review: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance

November 11, 2009 Review 0

I’m so pleased to be able to share the first 2nd Opinion Review for Touch the Dark by Karen Chance, courtesy of Danielle from Alpha Reads. If you’d like to find out how you can have your review posted as a 2nd Opinion Review, please click HERE.  2nd Opinion Review: When we meet Cassie in ‘Touch the Dark’ she has been in hiding for 3 years from the vampire master who kept her under lock and key throughout her childhood. The vampire used her ‘seer’ gifts for his own financial gains, and since running away and hiding from him, Cassie… Read more »

Divider

2nd Opinion Reviews Wanted

2nd Opinion Reviews Wanted

November 10, 2009 News 3

I’m thinking about adding a new feature here on ATUF that would be similar to Amazon’s Most Helpful Critical/Favorable Review.  I often disagree with reviews of particular books, sometimes even from reviewers who I usually agree with.  I know that some of you have disagreed with some of my previous reviews and I’d like to give you the opportunity to offer a 2nd Opinion Review.    If you’d like to participate, simply email me your review for any of the books I’ve previously reviewed (you can find a list HERE) and include a link to your blog if you have… Read more »

Divider

My Much Needed Blog Makeover is HERE!

My Much Needed Blog Makeover is HERE!

November 9, 2009 News 21

It was time. More than time to give my blog a much needed makeover.  My previous look was courtesy of a free (and somewhat limiting) template that I found online.  It served its purpose, but in the nearly two months since I started this blog, I’m enjoying it so much, that I willing to invest more than just my time into it.   I decided I was ready for something unique that would immediately convey to visitors the focus of this blog: Urban Fantasy.  I considered several blog designers before settling on Barbara.  I am SO glad that I did.  I… Read more »

Divider

Review: Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, Book 2) by Melissa Marr

Review: Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, Book 2) by Melissa Marr

November 9, 2009 Review 3

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr Book Description:  Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance between the Faerie Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly-vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow. 17-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she… Read more »

Divider

Review: Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Review: Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

November 8, 2009 Review 4

  Bitter Night: A Horngate Witches Book by Diana Pharaoh Francis Book Description: SOMETIMES YOU CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES. AND SOMETIMES, THEY CHOOSE YOU…Once , Max dreamed of a career, a home, a loving family. Now all she wants is freedom…and revenge. A witch named Giselle transformed Max into a warrior with extraordinary strength, speed, and endurance. Bound by spellcraft, Max has no choice but to fight as Giselle’s personal magic weapon — a Shadowblade — and she’s lethally good at it. But her skills are about to be put to the test as they never have before….The ancient Guardians of… Read more »

Divider

Genre Swap Saturday: The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich

Genre Swap Saturday: The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich

November 7, 2009 Something Different 3

Genre Swap Saturday is a regular post (not necessarily 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:  The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich Book Description: Watch out, world. Here comes Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie’s opinion, toxic waste,… Read more »

Divider

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Kelly Meding as Evangeline Stone, Vamps 101

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Kelly Meding as Evangeline Stone, Vamps 101

November 6, 2009 Guests 52

Kelly Meding, author of the upcoming Three Days To Dead (releasing on November 24, 2009), was kind enough to send over her resident paranormal bounty hunter, Evangeline Stone, to clear up a few myths about our favorite fanged friends.  Kelly sent a long a gift as well: $20 Amazon gift card (details below).  Now what book could you spend it on… Book Description: She’s young, deadly, and hunted—with only three days to solve her own murder… When Evangeline Stone wakes up naked and bruised on a cold slab at the morgue – in a stranger’s body, with no memory of… Read more »

Divider

Throwdown Thursday: Buffy vs. Frostbite’s Rose

Throwdown Thursday: Buffy vs. Frostbite’s Rose

November 5, 2009 News 10

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 half-vampire is head-NECK-and shoulders above the rest? The winner by a narrow victory was: Catherine "Cat" Crawfield (Night Huntress) Is it just me or does the cover of Frostbite (Vampire Academy, Book 2) by Richelle Mead look an awful lot like the CD of  Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Album (1999 Television Series)? Which one do you like better?   To… Read more »

Divider

Review: Magic Burns (Kate Daniel #2) by Ilona Andrews

Review: Magic Burns (Kate Daniel #2) by Ilona Andrews

November 4, 2009 Review 9

Book Description: Down in Atlanta, tempers—and temperatures—are about to flare… As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels knows how waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta’s paramilitary clan of shape shifters, she quickly realizes much more is at stake. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth, and if… Read more »

Divider

Looking for Urban Fantasy Books for Christmas?

Looking for Urban Fantasy Books for Christmas?

November 3, 2009 Holiday 7

You’re probably thinking, what?  Christmas already?  Didn’t we just celebrate Halloween?  Well, yes.  It’s a bit early for a Christmas post, but I have a good reason.  Fang-tastic Books had a great idea about specifically showcasing Christmas themed books during the month of December.   I read too much to only focus on holiday books for a month, but I’m all for showcasing as many as possible. Titles I’d specifically love to showcase: Wolfsbane and Mistletoe by Charlaine Harris et al The editors of Many Bloody Returns deliver the perfect howl-iday gift, with new tales from Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, and… Read more »

Divider