Early Review: Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

Early Review: Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

December 14, 2009 Review 11

Book Description: They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens. But now… Read more »

Divider

200+ Followers Giveaway

200+ Followers Giveaway

December 12, 2009 Giveaways 32

Yippee!   I’ve crossed the 200 followers mark.  I’d love to be able to host another Mega Giveaway in celebration, but with the Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards (have you voted yet?), I’m kinda tapped out.  But I can’t let this event pass without giving you all something, so…I thought I’d pay homage to my first ever giveaway and offer another ‘I reviewed it, you win it’ giveaway for my looks-brand-new copy of… Immortal: Love Stories With Bite In Immortal: Love Stories With Bite, edited by New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series P.C. Cast, seven of… Read more »

Divider

Author SPAM: Urban Legend?

Author SPAM: Urban Legend?

December 11, 2009 News 3

Honestly?  Was the idea that, as a blogger, I might some day actually have authors wanting me to review their books a motivation for starting a blog?  Sure.  But I was enough of a realist to understand that I would have to put a lot of time (as in years) and effort into making my blog something worthwhile both to authors and readers.  Even then, did I actually think it would happen? No, not really. But that didn’t both me.  I’m a book lover and that’s enough for me (plus, blogging =super fun) . So did it shock the hell… Read more »

Divider

Wish list add: Other by Karen Kincy

Wish list add: Other by Karen Kincy

December 10, 2009 News 4

I spotted this upcoming YA urban fantasy on Flux and it sounds like it might be a cross between Twilight and Blood and Chocolate.  That’s good enough for a spot on my Wish List, how about you? Other by Karen Kincy (Flux, July 1, 2010) I can’t last much longer. It’s been one week, three days, and I forget how many hours. My belly cramps, and I curl on my bed, staring out at the stars. A delicious breeze glides through my window and cools my sweaty forehead. The air smells of summer–mowed grass, recent rain, lingering barbecue–and tempts me… Read more »

Divider

Throwdown Thursday: Once Bitten vs Once Bitten…

Throwdown Thursday: Once Bitten vs Once Bitten…

December 10, 2009 News 5

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 LKH vs Anita Blake: Have LKH’s comments and any perceived arrogance on her part damaged your opinion of Anita Blake (assuming the evolution of the series itself hasn’t done that already)? The verdict by split decision was…LKH comments have hurt damaged readers opinion of her (and by association Anita Blake). Having trouble coming up with a title for your new urban fantasy?  I have… Read more »

Divider

Cover Art: Unholy Magic and City of Ghosts by Stacia Kane

Cover Art: Unholy Magic and City of Ghosts by Stacia Kane

December 8, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 1

Don’t worry.  I checked this time before posting (that’s why I’m a little late in sharing these) as last time I accidently jumped the gun with her last cover, but Stacia has given the go ahead to share not one but two new covers: UNHOLY MAGIC (6/22/10) and CITY OF GHOSTS (7/27/10) by Stacia Kane.  I love Unholy Magic.  The blue tint and tattoos look great.  

Divider

Dear Santa: My Christmas Urban Fantasy Wish List

Dear Santa: My Christmas Urban Fantasy Wish List

December 8, 2009 News 8

Dear Santa, By human standards, I have been very good this year.  I didn’t run over any animals, or children for that matter. I didn’t knowingly buy anything made in a sweatshop, and I didn’t flush any of my money down the toilet by buying tickets to go see Transformers 2 (oh that I could say the same about Transformers 1).  I figure that entitles me to a few requests, and as I live, breath, and eat books, here are the urban fantasy titles that I most want to find wrapped under my tree(yes, I realize a few of these… Read more »

Divider

Update: UF Cover Art Awards FAQ & Another Prize!

Update: UF Cover Art Awards FAQ & Another Prize!

December 7, 2009 Cover Art Awards 9

We’re now up to over 1650 voters in the 1st Annual Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards!  And lots of you are promoting the awards on your blogs/sites, so thank you. I’ve gotten a few questions about the awards that I’m going to try and clarify here.  Read carefully and you’ll learn about another internally added prize to win: Question: If I vote, will my email address be kept private? Answer: Absolutely. Email addresses will not be shared or published.  If you win one of the prizes, I will email you and with the contact info for the author etc. who… Read more »

Divider

Review: Immortal Edited by P. C. Cast

Review: Immortal Edited by P. C. Cast

December 7, 2009 Review 6

In Immortal: Love Stories With Bite, edited by New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series P.C. Cast, seven of today’s most popular YA vampire and contemporary fantasy authors offer new short stories that prove that when you’re immortal, true love really is forever. Rachel Caine (the Morganville Vampires series) revisits the setting of her popular series, where the vampires are in charge and love is risky. Cynthia Leitich Smith (Tantalize) gives us a love triangle between a vampire, a ghost and a human girl, in which none of them are who or what they seem. Claudia… Read more »

Divider

Cover Art: Blood Song by Cat Adams

Cover Art: Blood Song by Cat Adams

December 5, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 7

I’ve been waiting for this one since I heard about this new series.  Sounds good (see below), looks good (I’m digging the hint of fang). It’s the time of year for goodwill and cheer and boy do we have things to cheer you up!  Our first exciting news is that we have the cover for BLOOD SONG, and you, our faithful fans, get to be first to see it!Isn’t it AMAZING?  It’s not yet available for pre-order, but soon, so watch for the announcement and you can go get your hands on it.-Cat Adams ******************** BLOOD SONG Book 1 of… Read more »

Divider