Guest blog & Giveaway: Vicki Lewis Thompson

Guest blog & Giveaway: Vicki Lewis Thompson

March 16, 2010 Uncategorized 49

When I heard the title of Vicki Lewis Thompson’s new series, Babes on Brooms, and then the the first two books in the series, Blond with a Wand & Chick with a Charm, I was sold.  I immediately invited Vicki for a visit, and not only did agree…she brought prizes! Check the end of this post for the giveaway details. New York Times bestseller Vicki Lewis Thompson believes love makes the world go around and laughter makes the trip worth taking. An eight-time RITA nominee, the 2008 recipient of RWA’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award , and author of more… Read more »

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5 bat Review: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

5 bat Review: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

March 15, 2010 Uncategorized 10

Book Description: Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers. Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her… Read more »

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Cover Art: Venom by Jennifer Estep

Cover Art: Venom by Jennifer Estep

March 14, 2010 Uncategorized 6

Jennifer Estep revealed the cover for the third Elemental Assassin book, Venom.  This is my favorite yet.  According to Jennifer, there are lots of little clues in the cover about the plot… And you know what the best part is? The cover actu­ally fits the book. Those river­boats you see in the back­ground? Well, Gin gets on board one of them dur­ing the course of Venom. So con­sider that a lit­tle teaser for the book, which comes out Sept. 28. -Jennifer Estep

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Interview: Carrie Vaughn – Voices of Dragons

Interview: Carrie Vaughn – Voices of Dragons

March 13, 2010 Uncategorized 3

The YA bug is spreading (much to my delight) to some of urban fantasy’s best authors.  The latest one to succumb?  Carrie Vaughn, best known for her hugely successful Kitty Norville series.  Carrie was kind enough to answer a few questions about her fist paranormal YA novel, Voices of Dragons, available on March 16 from HarperTeen. Carrie Vaughn survived her air force brat childhood and managed to put down roots in Colorado. Her first book, Kitty and the Midnight Hour, launched a popular series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk-radio advice show. Ms. Vaughn has… Read more »

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Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

March 12, 2010 Uncategorized 7

Discloser: I received this book courtesy of the Hachette Book Group Book Description: When Abraham Lincoln was nine, his mother died from an ailment called the ‘milk sickness.’ Only later did he learn that his mother’s deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect on Abe’s father’s debts. While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for reuniting the North with the South and abolishing slavery from our country, no one has ever understood his valiant fight for what it really was. Using Lincoln’s personal journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Angels vs. Vampires

Throwdown Thursday: Angels vs. Vampires

March 11, 2010 Uncategorized 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 week’s Throwdown asked: In the Blood vs. Night Myst? The verdict by unanimous decision: Night Myst.  Vampires have long been the bread and butter of the paranormal genre.  Everyone from Anne Rice to Stephenie Meyer have thrilled and titillated readers with tales of these fanged fellows.  And while I don’t think vampires are in any real danger of losing their place as fiction’s favorite bad boys, a… Read more »

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Cover Art: Lots! (update)

Cover Art: Lots! (update)

March 9, 2010 Uncategorized 5

Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst.  Cover art by Sam Weber. Due out October 12th. You can read Sarah’s post HERE. I’m still hoping to read Sarah’s previous book ICE, but this one looks (and sounds) intriguing too. ENCHANTED IVY is a story about getting into college. You know, taking the campus tour, talking to the gargoyles, flirting with the were-tigers, riding the dragons… While visiting the campus of Princeton University, 16-year-old Lily discovers a secret gate to a magical realm and must race against time to save herself, her world, and any hope she has of college admission. Blameless:… Read more »

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: Erica Hayes – “Urban Who?”

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Erica Hayes – “Urban Who?”

March 8, 2010 Uncategorized 43

Erica Hayes, author of the Shadowfae Chronicles (Imagine a secret world veiled in fairy glamour and brimming with unearthly delights. A city swarming with half-mad fairies, where thieving spriggans rob you blind, beautiful banshees mesmerize you with their songs, and big green trolls bust heads at nightclubs. And once you’re in, there’s no escape…), was kind enough to stop by today to clear up a little matter plaguing a number of authors within the urban fantasy genre and why she owes a debt of gratitude to glittery vampires and HBO.  Make sure to check out the giveaway details below to… Read more »

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Review: Must Love Hellhounds by Ilona Andrews

Review: Must Love Hellhounds by Ilona Andrews

March 7, 2010 Uncategorized 3

Book Description: From New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Nalini Singh and national bestselling authors Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook, tales of man’s worst friend… In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes… and everything bites. Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer’s realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris’s The Britlingens Go to Hell. Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non- lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh’s Angels’ Judgment. Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the… Read more »

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Review: Must Love Hellhounds by Nalini Singh

Review: Must Love Hellhounds by Nalini Singh

March 6, 2010 Uncategorized 2

Book Description: From New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Nalini Singh and national bestselling authors Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook, tales of man’s worst friend… In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes… and everything bites. Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer’s realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris’s The Britlingens Go to Hell. Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non- lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh’s Angels’ Judgment. Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the… Read more »

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