Cover Art & Giveaway: Hell Fire by Ann Aguirre

Cover Art & Giveaway: Hell Fire by Ann Aguirre

October 2, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 0

Ann Aguirre revealed the new cover for the 2nd book in the Corine Solomon series over on Boarders SciFi.  She expresses her concern for the slight deviation from typical urban fantasy covers.  Read the article and chime in.  I personally prefer the standard UF art (my current favorite is the cover for the upcoming Inked anthology). See below for giveaway details. Unveiling the Art Today you’re in for a special treat. About a month ago, I got my new cover for Hell Fire, but I saved it so I can unveil it here. This is the cover art for book… Read more »

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Mini Review: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance

Mini Review: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance

October 1, 2009 Review 3

Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, Book 1) by Karen Chance   Book Blurb: Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits-talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead.  The ghosts of the dead aren’t usually dangerous; they just like to talk…a lot. The undead are another matter. Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires.  But when the bloodsucking Mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she’s forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection. The undead senators won’t help her for nothing, and Cassie finds… Read more »

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Review: Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson #4) by Patricia Briggs

Review: Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson #4) by Patricia Briggs

September 30, 2009 Review 2

Its hard to review this book without referencing what happened at the end of the previous book, Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson book 3) because it has a huge impact on the characters and tone of this book (you can read my mini review of Iron Kissed here). That being said, I’ll try to be as spoiler free as possible. But if you haven’t read the previous books in this series; one, you’re missing out because they are among the best urban fantasy books out their; and two, prepare for a huge spoiler.

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EW Cover Story: Hungry For Vampires

EW Cover Story: Hungry For Vampires

September 29, 2009 News 2

EW talks to the best-selling authors behind the current vamp vogue including Stephanie Meyer, Melissa de la Cruz, Anne Rice, P. C. Cast, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Charlaine Harris Did you guys read this article in Entertainment Weekly  a few weeks ago? Some of our favorite authors weighed in on the Vampire phenomenon, and answered some questions regarding their books, their vampires, and each other.  I’m posting just a snippet from each author (P. C. Cast’s answers had me rushing to my computer to finally buy her books). You’ll have to click the link at the bottom to read the… Read more »

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Interview & Giveaway: Terry Spear “To Tempt The Wolf”

Interview & Giveaway: Terry Spear “To Tempt The Wolf”

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Award-Winning Author Terry Spear was kind enough to stop by for an interview about the next installment of her urban fantasy romance series, To Tempt the Wolf.   Terry will be giving away a copy of her new book and answering comments throughout the week. See below for all the giveaway details. Award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval historical romantic suspense, Heart of the Wolf just named in Publishers Weekly’s BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, NOR Reader Choice for BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE. Originally from California, she’s lived in eight states and now resides in the heart of Texas. She is… Read more »

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Mini Review: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

Mini Review: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

September 27, 2009 Review 1

I’ll probably be saying this a lot on this blog, but I love Patricia Briggs. She manages to breathe life into everything she writes (I’m even enjoying her early straight fantasy works, though admittedly I haven’t been able get a hold of a copy of Masques yet, but I will, someday…) And the Mercy Thompson books are my favorite urban fantasy series so far, with this third addition to the series being the best yet.

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Anita Blake: Love Her or Loath Her?  part 2

Anita Blake: Love Her or Loath Her? part 2

September 25, 2009 News 2

The beginning of the end for both Anita and me.  What do we say about the girl with the bad reputation? I had decided to suspend judgment on the Anita Blake books until I had read some of them.  I thought the first three were pretty fun (click here to read part 1 of Anita Blake: Love her or Loath her), but after reading Midnight Cafe (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Omnibus books 4-6 Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones and Killing Dance) I’m less then keen.  In The Lunatic Cafe there are scenes of rape and bestiality.  In Bloody Bones we are… Read more »

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News: The Host by Stephenie Meyer is going to be made into a movie

News: The Host by Stephenie Meyer is going to be made into a movie

September 23, 2009 News 0

So I know The Host isn’t an exactly an urban fantasy, but if you haven’t read it yet, go, right now.  I picked up The Host the same day as Breaking Dawn, but after being somewhat disappointed by the latter I wasn’t exactly eager to read the former.  The description of The Host sounded like a very hardcore science fiction effort, one that I was afraid would not be able to support a credible love story.  I am more delighted than I can say that I was wrong.  This book has one of the most gut wrenching love stories ever… Read more »

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Welcome to Bite Club! And Win the first book:The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2

Welcome to Bite Club! And Win the first book:The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2

September 22, 2009 Giveaways 0

Welcome to the Bite Club!   My fellow blogger over at VampChix is starting up a Bite Club—sorry, Book club.  Every month a new book with bite will be chosen. You can read the details below and even find out about winning the first official selection of Bite Club: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 On a related note, Ann Aquirre is giving away a copy of the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 on her blog -enter by 9/29 CLICK HERE TO ENTER “We all share a common vein here at VampChix- we love our vampires! So, we’re… Read more »

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Anita Blake: Love her or Loath Her?

Anita Blake: Love her or Loath Her?

September 22, 2009 News 3

Long before I fell in love with Urban Fantasy as a genre, I had heard about Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series.  And I mean that in the most disparaging sense possible.   Every time I read something about the series it was sex, sex, and more sex. The word pornography was thrown around very casually.  And as I hate it when the plot of a book serves merely as a pretense for endless sex scenes that add nothing to the story/characters, I avoided this series much in the same way that I avoid blow drying my hair in the shower. … Read more »

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