Throwdown Thursday: Once Bitten vs Once Bitten…

Throwdown Thursday: Once Bitten vs Once Bitten…

December 10, 2009 News 5

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 LKH vs Anita Blake: Have LKH’s comments and any perceived arrogance on her part damaged your opinion of Anita Blake (assuming the evolution of the series itself hasn’t done that already)? The verdict by split decision was…LKH comments have hurt damaged readers opinion of her (and by association Anita Blake). Having trouble coming up with a title for your new urban fantasy?  I have… Read more »

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Cover Art: Unholy Magic and City of Ghosts by Stacia Kane

Cover Art: Unholy Magic and City of Ghosts by Stacia Kane

December 8, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 1

Don’t worry.  I checked this time before posting (that’s why I’m a little late in sharing these) as last time I accidently jumped the gun with her last cover, but Stacia has given the go ahead to share not one but two new covers: UNHOLY MAGIC (6/22/10) and CITY OF GHOSTS (7/27/10) by Stacia Kane.  I love Unholy Magic.  The blue tint and tattoos look great.  

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Dear Santa: My Christmas Urban Fantasy Wish List

Dear Santa: My Christmas Urban Fantasy Wish List

December 8, 2009 News 8

Dear Santa, By human standards, I have been very good this year.  I didn’t run over any animals, or children for that matter. I didn’t knowingly buy anything made in a sweatshop, and I didn’t flush any of my money down the toilet by buying tickets to go see Transformers 2 (oh that I could say the same about Transformers 1).  I figure that entitles me to a few requests, and as I live, breath, and eat books, here are the urban fantasy titles that I most want to find wrapped under my tree(yes, I realize a few of these… Read more »

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Update: UF Cover Art Awards FAQ & Another Prize!

Update: UF Cover Art Awards FAQ & Another Prize!

December 7, 2009 Cover Art Awards 9

We’re now up to over 1650 voters in the 1st Annual Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards!  And lots of you are promoting the awards on your blogs/sites, so thank you. I’ve gotten a few questions about the awards that I’m going to try and clarify here.  Read carefully and you’ll learn about another internally added prize to win: Question: If I vote, will my email address be kept private? Answer: Absolutely. Email addresses will not be shared or published.  If you win one of the prizes, I will email you and with the contact info for the author etc. who… Read more »

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Review: Immortal Edited by P. C. Cast

Review: Immortal Edited by P. C. Cast

December 7, 2009 Review 6

In Immortal: Love Stories With Bite, edited by New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series P.C. Cast, seven of today’s most popular YA vampire and contemporary fantasy authors offer new short stories that prove that when you’re immortal, true love really is forever. Rachel Caine (the Morganville Vampires series) revisits the setting of her popular series, where the vampires are in charge and love is risky. Cynthia Leitich Smith (Tantalize) gives us a love triangle between a vampire, a ghost and a human girl, in which none of them are who or what they seem. Claudia… Read more »

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Cover Art: Blood Song by Cat Adams

Cover Art: Blood Song by Cat Adams

December 5, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 7

I’ve been waiting for this one since I heard about this new series.  Sounds good (see below), looks good (I’m digging the hint of fang). It’s the time of year for goodwill and cheer and boy do we have things to cheer you up!  Our first exciting news is that we have the cover for BLOOD SONG, and you, our faithful fans, get to be first to see it!Isn’t it AMAZING?  It’s not yet available for pre-order, but soon, so watch for the announcement and you can go get your hands on it.-Cat Adams ******************** BLOOD SONG Book 1 of… Read more »

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2010 Upcoming Urban Fantasy books –updated 1/10

December 5, 2009 Hot Off The Press 10

Here it is! The far-from-complete-but-still-a-good-start list of upcoming (or just released) urban fantasy, dark fantasy, paranormal romance etc. books coming out in 2010.  I spy quite a few that I’ve already been anxiously waiting for. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs can’t come soon enough for me.  What about you, see anything you’ve been eagerly anticipating?  And please let me know of any titles I’ve missed. January Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn January 4th, 2010 Bone Magic (Sisters of the Moon) by Yasmine Galenorn Jan 5, 2010 Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock, Book 2) by Faith Hunter January 5, 2010… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: LKH vs Anita Blake

Throwdown Thursday: LKH vs Anita Blake

December 3, 2009 News 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 weeks Throwdown asked Which Kelly’s Urban Fantasy debut are you most psyched for? Sadly, I think most of you missed this throwdown because it occurred on Thanksgiving, but from the votes I did get, the winner was: Kelly Meding’s Three Days to Dead.            VS Last week Laurell K. Hamilton announced on her blog that there would be no Anita Blake Vampire Hunter movie/tv show: The Anita… Read more »

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UF Cover Art Awards update & more prizes added!

UF Cover Art Awards update & more prizes added!

December 2, 2009 Cover Art Awards 5

Holy tons of voters Batman!  I had hoped that you guys would enjoy voting for your favorite covers in the Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards, but I didn’t expect the response to be anything like this:  Yesterday alone there were over 900 votes!   I have just over 150 followers so thank you all for spreading the word.  And there are even more prizes now.  In addition to the ones initially listed: Suzanne McLeod emailed me and asked if she could contribute a personalized copy of The Cold Kiss of Death  (nominee for Best Floating Head Cover) for the UK voters…. Read more »

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