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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Cover Art: First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost

Cover Art: First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost

October 14, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 0

Jeaniene Frost posted the cover art for her new book, First Drop of Crimson, on her blog today.  She confirms that Crimson is ‘sexier and a bit more romantic’ than the Night Huntress series (its a spin off).   I definitely get the romantic vibe from the cover, not to mention the description.  I’m thinking this will be more of a straight paranormal romance.  FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON And here’s the stepback: And here’s the back cover description: The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows – her best friend is… Read more »

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How do you get your UF books? My Tips

How do you get your UF books? My Tips

October 14, 2009 News 4

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes" – Erasmus As nice as that sounds, it is immensely impractical.  Many of us have families that would object to being hungry and naked while we curled up with a copy of Silver Borne (on a side note: please write faster Patricia).  So, what’s the solution when money is tight and your favorite author releases a new book that you can’t afford?    Here are a few tips that might help feed your need to read. 1. Swap sites. Swap sites are… Read more »

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Review: Dark Time by Dakota Banks

Review: Dark Time by Dakota Banks

October 13, 2009 Review 4

Dark Time: Mortal Path Book 1 by Dakota Banks Book Description: What if a woman sold her soul to a demon and 300 years later wanted it back? In the 17th century, a woman is ripped from her husband’s arms, thrown in jail, and then set afire as a witch. Saved from the flames by an ancient Sumerian demon, she becomes the Black Ghost, his Ageless assassin gifted with otherworldly skills and superbly trained in martial arts. Centuries pass before Maliha Crayne finds a way out of the life she hates.  If she achieves a balance between lives taken and… Read more »

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Character Profile: Mercy Thompson

Character Profile: Mercy Thompson

October 12, 2009 News 9

I’m starting a new feature here on All Things Urban Fantasy: Character Profiles. I hope to add at least one a month.  Of course there was no contest of who would be first.  My favorite urban fantasy heroine…Mercy Thompson! Please feel free to suggest characters you’d like to see profiled, but keep in mind that they can’t all be this detailed. *Note this material was obtained primarily via Wikipedia and Hurog.com Forums*   Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson Mercy is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Mercedes Thompson Series, written by Patricia Briggs. The series, which currently consists of the… Read more »

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