Early Review: White Cat by Holly Black

Early Review: White Cat by Holly Black

April 25, 2010 Uncategorized 4

*Disclosure: I received this book courtesy of Simon and Schuster This title will be released on May 4, 2010 Book Description Cassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn’t got the magic touch, so he’s an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail — he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago…. Read more »

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Review: Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

Review: Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

April 24, 2010 Uncategorized 2

*Disclosure: I received this book courtesy of Media Masters Publicity   Book Description Hunger for nourishment. Hunger for touch. Hunger to belong. Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers. Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assassin and is brother to the faeries’ coolly logical High Queen and to her chaotic twin, the embodiment of War. Devlin wants to keep Ani safe from his sisters, knowing that if he fails, he will be the instrument of Ani’s death. Ani isn’t one to be guarded while others fight battles… Read more »

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Review: Changeless by Gail Carriger

Review: Changeless by Gail Carriger

April 23, 2010 Uncategorized 0

*Disclosure: I received this book courtesy of Orbit Books Book Description Alexia Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears – leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria. But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of… Read more »

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Books that Blur the Line – Part Two

Books that Blur the Line – Part Two

April 22, 2010 Uncategorized 0

If you missed Books that Blur the Line – Part One on Tuesday, (where we discussed "Angels’ Blood" by Nalini Singh, "Mind Games" by Carolyn Crane, "Soulless" by Gail Carriger, and “Bitten” by Kelley Armstrong) We’re talking about books the blur the line between Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. You can read Part One of the article on Rebecca’s site Dirty Sexy Books HERE. As a reminder, here are our basic rules for defining each genre: Paranormal Romance The focus of the story is on the couple There is a high degree of sensuality, almost always expressed in multiple sex… Read more »

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Cover Art: Lots! 12 covers

Cover Art: Lots! 12 covers

April 20, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Doug from ScifiGuy.ca hit the mother load of book covers recently with 9 upcoming paranormal titles.  Plus I’ve got 3 more that Doug hasn’t spotted…yet. First up, Sacrifice (Mortal Path, book 2) by Dakota Banks due out in September. I didn’t love the first book in the series, but the cover art was awesome, and this one looks just as good, if a bit like Deadtown by Nancy Holzner (see below).  Book Description: A demon’s enslaved executioner–a ravager of lives and souls–Maliha Crayne has been reborn, willing to sacrifice her immortality for a chance at freedom … and salvation. Now… Read more »

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Review: Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

Review: Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

April 20, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Book Description Seth wants to be with Aislinn forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen. Keenan stole Aislinn’s mortality to make her a monarch. Now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she’d ever imagined. In Melissa Marr’s third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and to each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos. Book 3 in The Wicked Lovely Series. Review: FRAGILE ETERNITY is… Read more »

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Review: Master of None by Sonya Bateman

Review: Master of None by Sonya Bateman

April 19, 2010 Uncategorized 0

*Disclosure: I received this book courtesy of Sonya Bateman Book Description Gavyn Donatti is the world’s unluckiest thief… Just ask all the partners he’s lost over the years. And when he loses an irreplaceable item that he was hired to steal for his ruthless employer, Trevor—well, his latest bungle just might be his last. But then his luck finally turns: right when Trevor’s thugs have Donatti cornered, a djinn, otherwise known as a genie, appears to save him. Unfortunately, this genie—who goes by the very non-magical name of “Ian”—is more Hellboy than dream girl. An overgrown and extremely surly man… Read more »

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Review: Amazon Ink by Lori Devoti

Review: Amazon Ink by Lori Devoti

April 18, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Book Description Meet Mel: Business owner. Dedicated mom. Natural-born Amazon. It’s been ten years since Melanippe Saka left the Amazon tribe in order to create a normal life for her daughter, Harmony. True, running a tattoo parlor in Madison, Wisconsin, while living with your Amazon warrior mother and priestess grandmother is not everyone’s idea of normal, but Mel thinks she’s succeeded at blending in as human. Turns out she’s wrong. Someone knows all about her, someone who’s targeting young Amazon girls, and no way is Mel going to let Harmony become tangled in this deadly web. With her mother love… Read more »

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Cover Art: Healer’s Choice by Jory Strong

Cover Art: Healer’s Choice by Jory Strong

April 17, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Another find from SciFiGuy, the cover for Healer’s Choice (Ghostworld, book 3) by Jory Strong due out September 7th. The two previous books in this series were simply stunning (see below).  I don’t think this is as strong, but still striking. In a post-Apocalyptic world where supernaturals have emerged from hiding, ancient, unseen enemies play a game that began at the dawn of human civilization. War is coming and neutrality isn’t an option. For Were shapeshifters, a healer’s gift holds the key to their survival… Born into a world of violence and paid-for-sex, Rebekka longs for a family of her… Read more »

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Cover Art: Face Off by Mark del Franco

Cover Art: Face Off by Mark del Franco

April 17, 2010 Uncategorized 0

SciFiGuy shared the cover for Face Off (Laura Blackstone, book 2) by Mark del Franco. Due out July 27, 2010.  The cover looks great, (and its a big step forward from the previous book) but its the blurb from Library Journal that is really catching my eye: “Think Alias’s Sydney Bristow with magical powers.”  I’m sold.  Laura Black is a druid who can change her appearance. She is both the Fey Guild’s public relations director and a secret agent for the International Security Agency. And now she’ll have to choose where her loyalties lie when a political war breaks out… Read more »

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