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: 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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Should you judge a book by its TV Show?

Should you judge a book by its TV Show?

September 15, 2009 News 2

           TV              vs               Books             True Blood TV series     vs   The Southern Vampire Series                                           by Charlaine Harris                   The Vampire Diaries TV series  vs    The Vampire Diaries                                             by L. J. Smith                           The Dresden Files TV series  vs   The Dresden Files Series by Jim Butcher               Blood Ties TV series        vs        The Blood Series by Tanya Huff My new poll question made me wonder, should we ever judge a book… Read more »

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Mini Review: Bad Blood (Crimson Moon #1) by L. A. Banks

Mini Review: Bad Blood (Crimson Moon #1) by L. A. Banks

September 15, 2009 Review 2

Bad Blood (Crimson Moon, Book 1) by L. A. Banks Book Blurb: Sasha Trudeau knows all about working beneath the shadows, back-alley deals, and things that go bump in the night. She also knows that the world is unaware of the existence of the paranormal—and that the government would like to keep it that way. As a highly trained Special Ops soldier, Sasha and her team are an elite group of individuals who are survivors of werewolf attacks, now trained to be loyal to only to each other and their government. But when she returns from a solo mission, she… Read more »

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Mini Review: Sunshine by Robin McKinley

September 14, 2009 Review 2

Sunshine by Robin McKinley Book Blurb: Rae, nicknamed Sunshine by her stepfather, is the baker at her family’s coffeehouse. She’s happy getting up at 4 am to make cinnamon rolls for the breakfast rush, and dealing with people and food all day. But one evening she needed somewhere she could be alone for a little while, and there hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years. She never thought of vampires. Until they found her.  They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an… Read more »

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Cover Art: Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson book 5) by Patricia Briggs

Cover Art: Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson book 5) by Patricia Briggs

September 12, 2009 Cover Art Coverage 0

Patricia Briggs posted the cover for her new Mercy Thompson book, Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, book 5) This will be the fifth Mercy Thompson novel. I may be premature putting it up, but a number of people write wanting to know if Bone Crossed was the last in the series. Happily, ACE has contracted for a total of seven Mercy novels, and it’s possible the series could go even longer. Coming March 30, 2010

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Mini Review: Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews

Mini Review: Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews

September 12, 2009 Review 1

Book Blurb: Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren’t for magic… One moment magic dominates, and cars stall and guns fail. The next, technology takes over and the defensive spells no longer protect your house from monsters. Here skyscrapers topple under onslaught of magic; werebears and werehyenas prowl through the ruined streets; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds. In this world lives Kate Daniels. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. The… Read more »

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