Throwdown Thursday: Better as a Movie or Book?

Throwdown Thursday: Better as a Movie or Book?

October 22, 2009 News 4

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 Who is more Formidable? Kate or Mel? The winner by unanimous decision was: Kate VS                    Book                                           Movie Do you ever venture outside the printed word for your urban fantasy fix?  I certainly do.  I actually owe my current love for all things urban fantasy to a little television show called Buffy.  Since then, I’ve devoured all types of urban fantasy… Read more »

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Review: Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs

Review: Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs

October 21, 2009 Review 4

Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, Book 2) by Patricia Briggs   Book description: Under the rule of science, there are no witch burnings allowed, no water trials or public lynchings. In return, the average law-abiding, solid citizen has little to worry about from the things that go bump in the night. Sometimes I wish I was an average citizen… Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places – and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes… Read more »

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Interview & Giveaway: Marta Acosta “The Bride of Casa Dracula”

Interview & Giveaway: Marta Acosta “The Bride of Casa Dracula”

October 20, 2009 Guests 29

Marta Acosta was kind enough to stop by and take a break from finishing up her 4th Casa Dracula book (due out in 2010) to answer a few questions and give away of any one of her books.  See below for all the giveaway details. Marta Acosta lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She was a feral reader, roaming the stacks of the public library. She received a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Stanford University and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, and Spaces Magazine. Marta lives with her husband and… Read more »

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Cover Art: Linger (the Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2) By Maggie Stiefvater

Cover Art: Linger (the Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2) By Maggie Stiefvater

October 19, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 2

LINGER (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2) Available Fall 2010 The sequel to Shiver follows the story of Grace and the wolves of Mercy Falls.  I’m still waiting to read Shiver (it’s on my wish list) but I like how complimentary the Linger cover is to Shiver. Maggie says: "It’s about after. What happens after you discover there are werewolves in the wood, after you’ve fallen in love for the first time, after you’ve lost what you think you can’t live without, after you’ve become someone you can’t live with."

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News & Cover Art: Rachel Caine “Kiss of Death

News & Cover Art: Rachel Caine “Kiss of Death

October 18, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 1

Rachel Caine announced some happy news in her newsletter today: On November 3, along with the release of FADE OUT, my lovely publisher NAL will be releasing a new two-in-one trade paperback (larger format) edition of GLASS HOUSES and THE DEAD GIRLS’ DANCE.  Pretty lovely, eh? And I’m delighted to tell you that I just made a deal to do three more Morganville books over the next two years … we already were planning for nine, but now it’ll be at least twelve books in total!  The next book (Morganville #8) is already written and turned in, and the title… Read more »

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Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #1 ScifiGuy

Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #1 ScifiGuy

October 18, 2009 News 4

#1 SciFiGuy   SciFiGuy aka Doug     There is a reason this guy won the 2009 BBAW Award  for Best Speculative Blog.  Bottom line, if its happening in urban fantasy, Doug has already posted about it.  In fact he probably already knew I was going to write this post…creepy, but true. Doug in his own words: I am a long-time reader fan and accumulator of all things SF&F; including paranormal/urban fantasy. I have attended dozens of regional conventions and Worldcons over the years and SF&F; continues to be my passion. By day I am partner in a successful marketing… Read more »

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Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #2 Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings

Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #2 Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings

October 17, 2009 News 3

#2 Fantasy Dreamer’s Rambling   Donna from Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings     Well it is immediately obvious that Donna knows a thing or two about web design.  Her site is at once technically impressive while being extremely user-friendly.  Not that any of that matters, really.  I’d still read her site even if it looked like a thirteen year-old’s MySpace page, because with Donna, the interior is just as amazing as the exterior.  Donna in her own words: My favorite past times are reading, listening to music and watching movies, in this order. I have decided I would like to start… Read more »

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New Cover Art: My Soul To Save by Rachel Vincent

New Cover Art: My Soul To Save by Rachel Vincent

October 16, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 1

Rachel posted the new and old cover art for her book My Soul to Save.  She asking for feedback comments and even has a poll up:  Here is her post with the two covers.  Click here to view the original post . Posted by Rachel Vincent Okay, I’ve gotten behind on everything because of the move, and a tweet from the HQTeen senior editor this morning reminded me that I forgot to post the redesigned cover for My Soul to Save. Or to mention that it had been redesigned. Sorry! It’s been nuts. (And I’m still way behind on email… Read more »

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Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #3 Tynga’s Urban Fantasy Reviews

Top 3 Blogs for Urban Fantasy Readers: #3 Tynga’s Urban Fantasy Reviews

October 16, 2009 News 3

I’m fairly new to the world of blogging (anyone who visited my blog between 9pm on Tuesday and 2pm on Wednesday can attest to the fact that I know just enough about html to be dangerous).  But I’m not as new to the world of blog reading.  I find them invaluable (not to mention entertaining) resources for finding out about upcoming books, new and veteran authors, and trends in the genre.  I started silently stalking several of these sites prior to starting this blog to see what worked and what didn’t; what was helpful and what wasn’t; and what features… Read more »

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Throwdown Thursday: Who is more Formidable? Kate or Mel?

Throwdown Thursday: Who is more Formidable? Kate or Mel?

October 15, 2009 News 4

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!    Vs.                Mel                                                             Kate Is this a new trend in the urban fantasy genre?  Looking over the shoulder with a sword raised behind the back?  Judging solely on their cover art, who is more formidable looking (Beast Lord aside)?  Mel or Kate? Leave a comment below with your answer and check back next Thursday for the winner and a new Throwdown. Amazon Ink by Lori… Read more »

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