Welcome to Bite Club! And Win the first book:The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2

Welcome to Bite Club! And Win the first book:The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2

September 22, 2009 Giveaways 0

Welcome to the Bite Club!   My fellow blogger over at VampChix is starting up a Bite Club—sorry, Book club.  Every month a new book with bite will be chosen. You can read the details below and even find out about winning the first official selection of Bite Club: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 On a related note, Ann Aquirre is giving away a copy of the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 on her blog -enter by 9/29 CLICK HERE TO ENTER “We all share a common vein here at VampChix- we love our vampires! So, we’re… Read more »

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Anita Blake: Love her or Loath Her?

Anita Blake: Love her or Loath Her?

September 22, 2009 News 3

Long before I fell in love with Urban Fantasy as a genre, I had heard about Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series.  And I mean that in the most disparaging sense possible.   Every time I read something about the series it was sex, sex, and more sex. The word pornography was thrown around very casually.  And as I hate it when the plot of a book serves merely as a pretense for endless sex scenes that add nothing to the story/characters, I avoided this series much in the same way that I avoid blow drying my hair in the shower. … Read more »

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News: Betrayals by Lili St. Crow cover

News: Betrayals by Lili St. Crow cover

September 20, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 0

Courtesy of Bloody Bookaholic Betrayal Covers Fot those who don’t know, Betrayals is the sequel to Strange Angels. A little summary on Strange Angels: Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.) Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming… Read more »

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News: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr coming to a theater soon

News: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr coming to a theater soon

September 18, 2009 News 0

Variety reports: Universal makes ‘Wicked’ deal Thompson to adapt first book in Marr’s series By MICHAEL FLEMING  Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to “Wicked Lovely,” the bestselling first book in a fantasy series written by Melissa  Marr that will see its fourth installment published next year by Harper Collins. The studio bought the book to be produced by Wild West Picture Show Prods., and has hired “Edward Scissorhands” scribe Caroline Thompson to adapt it. Wild West is Vince Vaughn‘s U-based shingle. The protagonist is a 17-year-old girl who can see fairies, and must fend off the advances of a… Read more »

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Cover Art: The Mage In Black (Sabina Kane book 2) by Jane Wells

September 18, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 1

Jaye Wells posted the cover and blurb for her new book The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane book 2) follow up to her urban fantasy debut Red-Headed Stepchild. Oooh! What have we here? Yes, my friends, the cover for The Mage in Black. I love, love, love Sabina’s I’m-gonna-kick-your-ass expression. Now, some of you might be confused because you’ve already seen another version of this cover. For some reason, an older version was uploaded to a few sites. But, as far as I know, this cover is the cover. Of course, we’re still several months away from the release of… Read more »

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Mini Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Mini Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

September 17, 2009 Review 1

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr Book Blurb: Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens. Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries. Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer. Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention. But it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer… Read more »

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Mini Review: Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles #1) by Lori Handeland

Mini Review: Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles #1) by Lori Handeland

September 16, 2009 Review 2

Any Given Doomsday (The Phoenix Chronicles, Book 1)  by Lori Handeland Book Blurb: Phoenix once used her unique skills as a psychic to help in the Milwaukee Police Department’s fight against injustice. But when Liz’s foster mother is found viciously murdered—and Liz is discovered unconscious at the scene—her only memory of the crime comes in the form of terrifying dreams…of creatures more horrific than anything Liz has seen in real life. What do these visions mean? And what in the world do they have to do with her former lover, Jimmy Sanducci? While the police question Jimmy in the murder,… Read more »

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Should you judge a book by its TV Show?

Should you judge a book by its TV Show?

September 15, 2009 News 2

           TV              vs               Books             True Blood TV series     vs   The Southern Vampire Series                                           by Charlaine Harris                   The Vampire Diaries TV series  vs    The Vampire Diaries                                             by L. J. Smith                           The Dresden Files TV series  vs   The Dresden Files Series by Jim Butcher               Blood Ties TV series        vs        The Blood Series by Tanya Huff My new poll question made me wonder, should we ever judge a book… Read more »

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Mini Review: Bad Blood (Crimson Moon #1) by L. A. Banks

Mini Review: Bad Blood (Crimson Moon #1) by L. A. Banks

September 15, 2009 Review 2

Bad Blood (Crimson Moon, Book 1) by L. A. Banks Book Blurb: Sasha Trudeau knows all about working beneath the shadows, back-alley deals, and things that go bump in the night. She also knows that the world is unaware of the existence of the paranormal—and that the government would like to keep it that way. As a highly trained Special Ops soldier, Sasha and her team are an elite group of individuals who are survivors of werewolf attacks, now trained to be loyal to only to each other and their government. But when she returns from a solo mission, she… Read more »

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