Anita Blake: Love Her or Loath Her?  part 2

Anita Blake: Love Her or Loath Her? part 2

September 25, 2009 News 2

The beginning of the end for both Anita and me.  What do we say about the girl with the bad reputation? I had decided to suspend judgment on the Anita Blake books until I had read some of them.  I thought the first three were pretty fun (click here to read part 1 of Anita Blake: Love her or Loath her), but after reading Midnight Cafe (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Omnibus books 4-6 Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones and Killing Dance) I’m less then keen.  In The Lunatic Cafe there are scenes of rape and bestiality.  In Bloody Bones we are… Read more »

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News: The Host by Stephenie Meyer is going to be made into a movie

News: The Host by Stephenie Meyer is going to be made into a movie

September 23, 2009 News 0

So I know The Host isn’t an exactly an urban fantasy, but if you haven’t read it yet, go, right now.  I picked up The Host the same day as Breaking Dawn, but after being somewhat disappointed by the latter I wasn’t exactly eager to read the former.  The description of The Host sounded like a very hardcore science fiction effort, one that I was afraid would not be able to support a credible love story.  I am more delighted than I can say that I was wrong.  This book has one of the most gut wrenching love stories ever… Read more »

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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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