I’m starting a new feature here on All Things Urban Fantasy: Character Profiles. I hope to add at least one a month. Of course there was no contest of who would be first. My favorite urban fantasy heroine…Mercy Thompson! Please feel free to suggest characters you’d like to see profiled, but keep in mind that they can’t all be this detailed. *Note this material was obtained primarily via Wikipedia and Hurog.com Forums* Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson Mercy is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Mercedes Thompson Series, written by Patricia Briggs. The series, which currently consists of the… Read more »
Book Blurb: In Midnight’s Daughter, New York Times bestselling author Karen Chance took us to a new corner of Cassie Palmer’s world and introduced us to the "lives" of the mysterious vampires who rule the night. Now, read "Buying Trouble," the companion novella to Midnight’s Daughter, and learn why vampires aren’t the only creatures to fear. . . . Claire just wants to keep out of trouble. But that isn’t always easy when you’re a mage with the extremely unusual ability to block all magic around you. And when Claire’s sleazy boss decides Claire herself is the most valuable rarity… Read more »
Book Blurb: People in Midland are dying. Only two so far, but both of them were Gifted, and both were killed when someone—or something—drained them of blood. Two months ago, the power winds swept through and changed the rules everywhere. Midland, Texas, didn’t suffer as much as some places, partly because this small West Texas city has only one smallish node . . . and because it has a guardian, little though Midlanders realize this. Nathan Hunter is well able to discourage the odd goblin, banshee, or ghoul. Kai Tallman Michalski is a reluctant telepath with a skewed Gift—she… Read more »
Chris posted this today -DEEP IN THE WOODS, Vampire Babylon, Book Six, Cover! Check out the dagger. It looks like a bone…
What is the biggest Urban Fantasy book/series that you haven’t read yet? Or is there one one you waited a long time before reading? I spent years avoiding Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series because of the bad press I had heard. You can read about what caused me to finally pick up Guilty Pleasures and my love/loath relationship with Anita Blake here. The Twilight Saga was another series I didn’t immediately pick up. In fact, I didn’t start book one until two weeks before Breaking Dawn was released. I, stupidly, had a complete blind spot when it came… Read more »
Tynga posted this on her blog today with much enthusiasm. I’m a little underwhelmed, but then I prefer more stylized covers.
Alexandra posted her new cover (Salvatore’s story) today. I love the eyes, but the claws are a bit Wolverine to me.
Book Blurb: These all-new paranormal romances from today’s hottest authors feature a female werewolf who comes into her own; a Lord who crosses paths with a fiery mage; a mixed-blood Child of the Moon who faces an uncertain future; and a woman whose sixth sense proves to be a dangerous talent. Review: Alpha and Omega is the novella that preceded Patricia Briggs’ Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Book 1). Part of the On The Prowl anthology, A&O; is less its own story and more the introduction to Cry Wolf. It almost feels like someone decided to cut the first… Read more »
Book Blurb: Now Briggs begins an extraordinary new series set in Mercy Thompson’s world—but with rules of its own. INTRODUCING THE ALPHA AND OMEGA NOVELS… Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate. Review: While this is officially… Read more »
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 »