New Feature: Review Rating System

New Feature: Review Rating System

January 25, 2010 News 9

You asked for a review rating system (or at least those of you who took my poll), you get a rating system!   Special thanks to The Book Vixen for suggesting bats! Rating System Near Perfect – Buy two copies: one for you and one for a friend. Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & pre-order the sequel. Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Okay – Somewhat disappointing with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Awful – I finished it, but I vomited out of my eyes a little. Run! From here… Read more »

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Interview & Giveaway: Jennifer Estep “Spider’s Bite”

Interview & Giveaway: Jennifer Estep “Spider’s Bite”

January 24, 2010 Giveaways, Guests 50

I’m thrilled today to welcome Jennifer Estep, author of the new Elemental Assassin series to All Things Urban Fantasy. I’ve had Jennifer’s first book in that series, Spider’s Bite, under my Can’t Wait For sidebar taunting me with its unavailability (it releases on January 26th), and as I told Jennifer, this interview only made the wait worse.  Get ready to suffer along with me in the hurts-so-good sense, because this book sounds awesome!  And Jennifer is giving away a copy of Spider’s Bite at the end of this interview. Jennifer Estep writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. Jennifer is… Read more »

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Cover Art: Red Hot Fury by Kasey Mackenzie

Cover Art: Red Hot Fury by Kasey Mackenzie

January 23, 2010 Cover Art Coverage 9

SciFiGuy introduced me to a new author today by posting the cover art for Kasey Mackenzie’s debut Red Hot Fury, due out June 29th.  Looks good, sounds good, its going on my wish list.  How about you? Hell hath nothing worse than a Fury scorned… As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has avenged wrongdoing since time immemorial. As Boston’s Chief Magical Investigator for the past five years, she’s doing what she was born to: solving supernatural crimes. It’s far from business as usual when the body of one of Riss’s sister Furies washes up in… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Hush, Hush vs Fallen

Throwdown Thursday: Hush, Hush vs Fallen

January 21, 2010 News 22

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:  The Edge covers vs. The Kate Daniels covers? The verdict by split decision was The Kate Daniels covers. I have been on a major YA kick lately devouring the ones that I had on my shelf and even running to B&N; to grab more.  So of course I had to read the two fallen angel books: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and Fallen by… Read more »

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Twilight the graphic novel & Twilight news!

Twilight the graphic novel & Twilight news!

January 20, 2010 News 8

EW.com just exclusively announced Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1! I’m delighted to announce, exclusively, that Yen Press will publish Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 on March 16, with a first printing of 350,000 copies.  Here’s a first glimpse at the book’s cover, as well as an exclusive peek at one of its panels (for a full ten-page excerpt, and the entire Q&A; with Stephenie Meyer, see the issue of EW that goes on sale this Friday). –EW.com Stephenie Meyer also talked about her involvement in the graphic novel: I was definitely involved.  I didn’t do the original “script”… Read more »

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300 Followers: All 4 Mercy Thompson books + A&O International Giveaway!

300 Followers: All 4 Mercy Thompson books + A&O International Giveaway!

January 19, 2010 Giveaways 212

Don’t think I didn’t notice when I passed the 300 follower mark recently.  I remember when I hit 50 followers and thought elated wasn’t a big enough word.  Well, 300 followers makes 50 feel like that time I shut my toe in the car door and then had my way-too-fat dog jumped up and down on it.      So I saw this event coming and knew I needed an amazing giveaway to celebrate.  I decided to go with a complete set of the books that started my love for all things urban fantasy (and they are still my favorite UF… Read more »

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