ThrowDown Thursday: Which half-vampire is head-NECK-and shoulders above the rest?

ThrowDown Thursday: Which half-vampire is head-NECK-and shoulders above the rest?

October 29, 2009 News 8

Throwdown Thursday 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 In general, do you like the movie version or the book versions better? The winner by split decision was: Book versions “A Dhampir (also dhampyre, dhamphir or dhampyr) in Balkan folklore is the child of a vampire father and a human mother. Dhampirs often have powers similar to a vampire, but none of their weaknesses (though the reverse can occur, as well)…. Read more »

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Cover Art: Chimera by Rob Thurman

Cover Art: Chimera by Rob Thurman

October 27, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 3

Dark Faery Tales posted the cover art for Rob Thurman’s Chimera due out June 1, 2010.  Is it just me or does he kind of look like Tom Wellington from Smallville? “First: sadly, no Chris McGrath. I know. I’m pretty frigging hearbroken as well. Second: the artist, Aleta Rafton (www.aletarafton.com) did a very, very nice job. So I lucked out yet a second time with an artist. Third: DON’T PANIC. Some of you may be UF readers and UF only. You  might not be into Sci Fi. This book is listed as a Sci Fi Thriller and the cover does… Read more »

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Cover Art: Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill

Cover Art: Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill

October 27, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 3

  Chloe just posted the cover art for Twice Bitten (A Chicagoland Vampires Novel, Book 3).  Due out July 6, 2010 I’m really digging the new trend of swords instead of guns. It is oddly more feminine, so the juxtaposition of a tough leather clad, sword welding fighter who happens to be a beautiful woman is really striking.  

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Review: Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

Review: Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

October 27, 2009 Review 7

Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, Book 1) by Jaye Wells Book Description: In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina doesn’t really fit in. And being an assassin – the only profession fit for an outcast – doesn’t help matters. But she’s never brought her work home. Until now. Her latest mission is uncomfortably complex, and threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races. As Sabina scrambles to figure out which side she’s on, she uncovers a tangled political web, some nasty facts about her family and some unexpected new talents. Any of these things… Read more »

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Rating Systems: Yay or Nay?

Rating Systems: Yay or Nay?

October 26, 2009 News 2

To Rate or Not to Rate… A lot of sites and bloggers use rating systems with their reviews, and conversely, a lot do not.  So I have two questions: Do you find them helpful?  I haven’t included any ratings so far on my reviews yet, but if you guys want them as a quick way of evaluating a book, I will seriously consider adding a system. What kind of rating system do you like?  Numbers, letters, symbols etc.?  Scratch that, I guess I have more than two questions.  I always include a Sexual Content section in my reviews.  I don’t… Read more »

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Vamp Bash 2009 Starts Today!

Vamp Bash 2009 Starts Today!

October 25, 2009 News 1

“We have guest authors every day, a scavenger hunt to win signed books daily, and other prizes all week!  It’s going to be a very busy week.  The posts will be long but filled with info, fun and prizes, so be sure to stop in every day because you have to enter daily to win the prizes offered that day.  A grand prize will be given away on Saturday, and you’ll be eligible for that merely by commenting during the week either to win or on a guest’s post.” Stop by for a bite and check out the plug for… Read more »

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