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Cover Art: Burned by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

Cover Art: Burned by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

February 3, 2010 Cover Art Coverage 1

P.C.  just posted the cover Burned due out April 27th: When friends stop trusting each other, Darkness is there to fan the flames…. Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find… Read more »

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Interview: Julie Kagawa “The Iron King”

Interview: Julie Kagawa “The Iron King”

February 2, 2010 Guests 12

Please join me in welcoming debut author Julie Kagawa to All Things Urban Fantasy. Julie is here to answer a few questions about the first book in her new Iron Fey series, The Iron King (available now).  Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to… Read more »

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Review: Inked by Marjorie M. Liu

Review: Inked by Marjorie M. Liu

February 1, 2010 Uncategorized 6

Book Description: Four tales of urban fantasy and paranormal romance explore body art that is more than it seems—in a world of magic and mayhem that always leaves it mark . . . New York Times bestselling author Karen Chance’s "Skin Deep" tells the tale of a war mage in Las Vegas who stumbles across an ominous magical ward that appears as a dragon on her skin–and has a mind of its own… When New York Times bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu‘s demon slayer Maxine Kiss investigates a grisly murder at a high-class soirée, she finds herself involved in a… Read more »

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Review: Inked by Karen Chance

Review: Inked by Karen Chance

January 30, 2010 Uncategorized 9

Book Description: Four tales of urban fantasy and paranormal romance explore body art that is more than it seems—in a world of magic and mayhem that always leaves it mark . . . New York Times bestselling author Karen Chance’s "Skin Deep" tells the tale of a war mage in Las Vegas who stumbles across an ominous magical ward that appears as a dragon on her skin–and has a mind of its own… When New York Times bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu‘s demon slayer Maxine Kiss investigates a grisly murder at a high-class soirée, she finds herself involved in a… Read more »

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New Feature: Hot off the Press -New UF Releases for the Month of February

New Feature: Hot off the Press -New UF Releases for the Month of February

January 29, 2010 Hot Off The Press 6

By popular demand, I will now be adding a monthly new urban fantasy releases post (and a number of other requested features from the recent poll in the coming weeks) called Hot off the Press.  A number of great blogs share new releases each month and I love combing through all of them (especially my blog hero Doug aka SciFiGuy’s excellent monthly roundup of not just Urban Fantasy and its kissing cousin Paranormal Romance, but also some straight Fantasy and Science Fiction Romance releases, and the ever prolific Donna from Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings who gives us a weekly breakdown of… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Covers vs Characters

Throwdown Thursday: Covers vs Characters

January 28, 2010 News 19

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: Fallen vs. Hush, Hush? The verdict by split decision was Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. We’ve talked about cover art a lot on this blog. It is often the first exposure that readers have with new books.  And for good or bad, covers make impressions, promises even about the stories within.  So what happens when those covers don’t match the characters? How important is… Read more »

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Cover Art: As Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding

Cover Art: As Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding

January 26, 2010 Cover Art Coverage 6

Kelly posted the cover for As Lie the Dead (Due out July 27th) today!  This is her second book in the Dreg City series.  I was a big fan of the first Dreg book, Three Days to Dead, so I can’t wait for this one. I don’t know if this one is as strong as the first cover, but I’m loving the gargoyle? in the background.

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Review: Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn

Review: Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn

January 26, 2010 Uncategorized 7

Book Description REALITY BITES Talk radio host and werewolf Kitty Norville has agreed to appear on TV’s first all-supernatural reality show. She’s expecting cheesy competitions and manufactured drama starring shapeshifters, vampires, and psychics. But what begins as a publicity stunt will turn into a fight for her life. The cast members, including Kitty, arrive at the remote mountain lodge where the show is set. As soon as filming starts, violence erupts and Kitty suspects that the show is a cover for a nefarious plot. Then the cameras stop rolling, cast members start dying, and Kitty realizes she and her monster… Read more »

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