Throwdown Thursday: Vampire Santa vs. Jolly St. Nick

Throwdown Thursday: Vampire Santa vs. Jolly St. Nick

December 24, 2009 News 6

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 do you prefer?  The scary vampires or the seductive kind?  The verdict was a draw.  It seems vampires are only sexy if they have the ability to scare us in the process. Stephen over at Fantasy Literature concluded last week that Santa Clause was indeed a vampire (his argument was pretty compelling), and if you read "You’d Better Not Pyout" by Nancy Pickard… Read more »

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Review: Holidays Are Hell Anthology

Review: Holidays Are Hell Anthology

December 21, 2009 Review 1

Book Description: This holiday, spend quality time with family and loved ones—living and dead . . . There’s no place like home for the horrordays—unless you’d prefer a romantic midnight walk through a ghost-infested graveyard . . . or a haunted house candlelight dinner with the sexy vampire of your dreams. The (black) magical season is here—and whether it’s a solstice séance gone demonically wrong with the incomparable Kim Harrison, a grossly misshapen Christmas with the remarkable Lynsay Sands, a blood-chilling-and-spilling New Year’s with the wonderful Marjorie M. Liu, or a super-powered Thanksgiving with the phenomenal Vicki Pettersson, one thing… Read more »

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Guest blog: Kelly Gay as Charlie Madigan on Sirens

Guest blog: Kelly Gay as Charlie Madigan on Sirens

December 18, 2009 Guests 9

Kelly Gay was kind enough to let us borrow Charlie Madigan from her newly released The Better Part of Darkness to fill us in on what it’s like working with a male Siren…and Kelly also sent along an exclusive excerpt as well! Thanks Kelly! The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay Divorced mother of one, Charlie Madigan, lives in a world where the beings of heaven and hell exist among us, and they aren’t the things of Sunday school lessons and Hallmark figurines. In the years since the Revelation, they’ve become our co-workers, neighbors, and fellow citizens. Charlie works… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Vampires- Seduce vs. Scare

Throwdown Thursday: Vampires- Seduce vs. Scare

December 17, 2009 News 14

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 Once Bitten vs. Once Bitten vs…Which one is going to rise above its common title for you?  The verdict by split decision was…Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks) by Jennifer Rardin. Vampires have almost become two separate creatures by this point.  There are the monsters that history has traditionally painted them to be: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nosferatu, Ilona Andrew’s vampires in the Kate Daniels… Read more »

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Early Review: Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

Early Review: Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

December 14, 2009 Review 11

Book Description: They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens. But now… Read more »

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200+ Followers Giveaway

200+ Followers Giveaway

December 12, 2009 Giveaways 32

Yippee!   I’ve crossed the 200 followers mark.  I’d love to be able to host another Mega Giveaway in celebration, but with the Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards (have you voted yet?), I’m kinda tapped out.  But I can’t let this event pass without giving you all something, so…I thought I’d pay homage to my first ever giveaway and offer another ‘I reviewed it, you win it’ giveaway for my looks-brand-new copy of… Immortal: Love Stories With Bite In Immortal: Love Stories With Bite, edited by New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series P.C. Cast, seven of… Read more »

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Author SPAM: Urban Legend?

Author SPAM: Urban Legend?

December 11, 2009 News 3

Honestly?  Was the idea that, as a blogger, I might some day actually have authors wanting me to review their books a motivation for starting a blog?  Sure.  But I was enough of a realist to understand that I would have to put a lot of time (as in years) and effort into making my blog something worthwhile both to authors and readers.  Even then, did I actually think it would happen? No, not really. But that didn’t both me.  I’m a book lover and that’s enough for me (plus, blogging =super fun) . So did it shock the hell… Read more »

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Wish list add: Other by Karen Kincy

Wish list add: Other by Karen Kincy

December 10, 2009 News 4

I spotted this upcoming YA urban fantasy on Flux and it sounds like it might be a cross between Twilight and Blood and Chocolate.  That’s good enough for a spot on my Wish List, how about you? Other by Karen Kincy (Flux, July 1, 2010) I can’t last much longer. It’s been one week, three days, and I forget how many hours. My belly cramps, and I curl on my bed, staring out at the stars. A delicious breeze glides through my window and cools my sweaty forehead. The air smells of summer–mowed grass, recent rain, lingering barbecue–and tempts me… Read more »

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