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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Cover Art: Grave Witch by Kalayna Price

Cover Art: Grave Witch by Kalayna Price

March 5, 2010 Uncategorized 2

Kaylayna Price posted the (not final) cover for Grave Witch – An Alex Craft Novel.  I’m not really a fan of her Haven series, but going just off the cover, this new series looks awesome! I received this in my email this morning and just got permission to post it. GRAVE WITCH is my upcoming October release from Roc. This is not the final version of the cover as quotes still need to be added to it, but the art is final. Isn’t it breathtaking? Personally, I’m in awe! What do you think? -Kalayna

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Review & Giveaway: 3 copies of Num8ers by Rachel Ward

Review & Giveaway: 3 copies of Num8ers by Rachel Ward

March 5, 2010 Uncategorized 52

Disclosure: I received this book for review courtesy of Big Honcho Media Thanks to the fine folks at Big Honcho Media, I have 3 hardcover copies of NUM8ERS by Rachel Ward to giveaway to 3 winners!  Details below. Product Description Ever since she was child, Jem has kept a secret: Whenever she meets someone new, no matter who, as soon as she looks into their eyes, a number pops into her head. That number is a date: the date they will die. Burdened with such awful awareness, Jem avoids relationships. Until she meets Spider, another outsider, and takes a chance…. Read more »

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Cover Art: Sparks by Laura Bickle

Cover Art: Sparks by Laura Bickle

March 4, 2010 Uncategorized 6

Laura Bickle revealed the cover for the next Anya Kalinczyk novel, Sparks, due out in August 31st.  The first Anya book, Embers, is due out March 30th.  Chris McGrath is the artist for this series. Did I mention Laura will be stopping by on March 29th with more info about her debut UF series?

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