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Guest Blog & Giveaway: A.J. Larrieu on Urban Fantasy and the Heroine’s Journey & win Dangerous Calling

Guest Blog & Giveaway: A.J. Larrieu on Urban Fantasy and the Heroine’s Journey & win Dangerous Calling

August 26, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 23

A big welcome to A.J. Larrieu who is here to telling us about Urban Fantasy and the Heroine’s Journey and celebrating the release of Dangerous Calling, The Shadowminds #2 (published on August 18, 2014 by Carina Press). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Urban Fantasy and the Heroine’s Journey by A.J. Larrieu Thanks so much to Kate and the whole team at All Things Urban Fantasy for letting me stop by today! It’s always a pleasure to have the chance to discuss one of my favorite topics—urban fantasy and its heroines. I don’t think there’s any other genre that… Read more »

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Review: Storm Siren (Storm Siren #1) by Mary Weber

Review: Storm Siren (Storm Siren #1) by Mary Weber

August 25, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★

Sucked in by the intriguing cover and blurb, I found myself captivated by STORM SIREN the minute I started reading. Though sometimes light on the world-building, in STORM SIREN, Weber creates a cast of fascinating characters, with lots of action, and tons of plot twists and turns to keep the reader on the edge of their seat.

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Early Review: The Hot Zone (Rainshadow, #3) by Jayne Castle

Early Review: The Hot Zone (Rainshadow, #3) by Jayne Castle

August 25, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★

THE HOT ZONE was one of those books that sort of fits into two genres. Its a paranormal romance of sorts yet it is also a sci-fi story set on a futuristic Earth colony. I had some trouble understanding exactly where Harmony was located. Are they on a moon once inhabited by aliens or some random planet far away from Earth? I really couldn’t figure it out but that didn’t hinder my enjoyment of this strange new world.

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Review: One Bite Per Night (Scandals with Bite #2) by Brooklyn Ann

Review: One Bite Per Night (Scandals with Bite #2) by Brooklyn Ann

August 24, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★

While not veering far from the historical romance formula, ONE BITE PER NIGHT still manages to delight the reader with it’s fun heroine, brooding hero, and matchmaking side characters. This is paranormal romance at its finest, with the romance taking center stage, and the paranormal just being one aspect of the story. One may worry that with the combination of historical and paranormal romance, that Ann would do neither well, but instead, she excels at both, with a wonderful story and world I can’t wait to revisit.

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DNF 2014 (part 1): We Try to Read Them So You Don’t Have To

DNF 2014 (part 1): We Try to Read Them So You Don’t Have To

August 23, 2014 DNF 2

See all the DNF posts We do our best to only accept books for review that we think we will enjoy, but it is impossible to safeguard 100% against bad reads.  These are the books we Did Not Finish (DNF). We do not give up on books lightly.  In fact we hate not finishing a book, even a bad book, but there are times when for one reason or another, we just can’t bring ourselves to reach the end.  We’ll be posting them when we collect a few DNF reads once or twice a year depending. Copied by S.M. Anderson… Read more »

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Guest Blog: Brooklyn Ann on Why Vampires Make Good Aristocrats

Guest Blog: Brooklyn Ann on Why Vampires Make Good Aristocrats

August 22, 2014 Guests 2

A big welcome to Brooklyn Ann who is here to telling us why vampires make good aristocrats and celebrating the release of One Bite Per Night, Scandals With Bite #2 (published on August 5, 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca). Why Vampires Make Good Aristocrats by Brooklyn Ann Vampires were perfectly suited for the British Aristocracy, which was a major reason why I put them in Regency ballrooms in my Scandals with Bite series. Here are the reasons why that works out so well: They’re night owls. Most of the balls and operas and festivities in the regency went from dusk till dawn. A vampire’s nocturnal… Read more »

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Review: The Ripper Affair (Bannon & Clare #3) by Lilith Saintcrow

Review: The Ripper Affair (Bannon & Clare #3) by Lilith Saintcrow

August 21, 2014 Review 1 ★★★★★

Perhaps the best of the series thus far, THE RIPPER AFFAIR is the confluence of a dark mystery, an exploration of London’s altered and haunting landscape, and the emotional growing pains of Bannon’s little family. A fantastic book for any one of these elements, combining all three makes for a relentless, mesmerizing read.

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Cover Art Coverage: 11 New Titles!

Cover Art Coverage: 11 New Titles!

August 20, 2014 Cover Art Coverage 7

  Kick ass heroines, movie-poster-perfect covers, and a glimpse of the next Karen Marie Moning book, what more could we ask for on a Wednesday afternoon?  If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Infinity Bell (House Immortal #2) by Devon Monk Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Roc Source: Deadline Dames Covers in Series Return to national bestselling author Devon Monk’s heartpounding House Immortal series, where eleven powerful Houses control the world and all its resources. But now, the treaty between them has been broken, and no one—not even… Read more »

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Review: Idols (Icons #2) by Margaret Stohl

Review: Idols (Icons #2) by Margaret Stohl

August 19, 2014 Review 0 ★★★

Whereas ICONS was a fast-paced, rush of a novel, IDOLS is a slow burn, with bits and pieces offered to the reader throughout, until the big reveal at the end. While not a bad thing, my expectation was for a higher level of action, and I was mildly disappointed at the resulting slowness.

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