Last time we left Gin Blanco, Ashland’s most notorious assassin, she was rescuing a friend from being kidnapped in Heart of Venom, the ninth book in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series. Book number 10, The Spider, is scheduled for release on December 24th and it takes us back in time to hear a story from Gin’s early days as an ... Read More »
Welcome to TITLE MATCH, a new feature at Urban Fantasy Land, where we toss two books of the same title into the ring and you vote for the story that best fits– or for your favourite. We’re not picky. It’s all in fun. (No authors are...
Official word from Bell Media is Bitten will air on Space TV on Saturday January 11 at 9pm EST (6PM PST). Link to Bell Media release. SyFy has also announced an air date: Monday January 13 at 9e/10c: @Syfy has announced its premiere date!! Make sure ...
SHADOWDANCE Kristen Callihan Series: Darkest London #4 audience: adult genre: historical paranormal romance; gaslamp fantasy; clockwork fantasy Kristin Callihan has really hit her stride in the Darkest London series. In this fourth instalment, she fi...
Darkness Splintered (Dark Angels #6)—Keri Arthur (November 5, Signet) When Risa loses the second key to hell, she angers several powerful people, and she’s starting to feel the pressure from all sides. She gets a visit from her father, who gives her ...
TOUR GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Kim’s publisher is giving away FIVE paperbacks of EVER AFTER (US RESIDENTS ONLY) a Rafflecopter giveaway EVER AFTER The Hollows, #11 Publisher: Harper Voyager Publication Date: October 29, 2013 Formats: eBook, Mass Mar...
I just got really excited, folks. And as soon as you see what I found on Clark Gregg’s Twitter feed today, you’ll understand why. Are you happy to see J. August return? Read More »
Review coming soon! Undertow (Undertow #1) by K.R. Conway Release Date: 10/18/13 Summary from Goodreads: High school senior Eila Walker knows that good luck skips over her like an Easter Bunny on Speed. So when she inherits her grandmother’s million-dollar Cape Cod home, she is downright shocked. And yeah, her new town isn’t perfect: the cheerleaders are heinous clones, the local undertow ... Read More »
There’s something kind of similiar about these two covers: FIRELIGHT Kristen Callihan Darkest London #1 see our review here Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family’s fortune decimated and forced ... Read More »
SLEEPY HOLLOW 1.09 Sanctuary I’m loving Sleepy Hollow! The show is really hitting its stride. This week we saw a return to witchcraft (finally!) as Katrina’s storyline was continued and intertwined with the demon, Moloch, in this Thanksgiving episode. By the end of the show we got another intersection, further tightening of the ties between Abbie Mills and Ichabod Crane. ... Read More »
WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY? Ylvis audience: children (ages 4-8) genre: picture book Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, hardcover, 32 pages Date: December 10, 2013 Acquired: Edelweiss You’ve seen the viral video, now the hunt for that elusive fox can be read to your child over and over and over. Summary: Do you know what the fox says? Based on ... Read More »
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World Book Night is a celebration of the love of reading. It is an opportunity to gift the love of reading to reluctant readers by giving away free books. It’s celebrated annually in the UK and US on April 23. But not at all in Canada. Even Canada Book Day has fallen by the wayside. I’ve written about this topic ... Read More »
Although only novella length fiction, REAP is told in three parts. In part one a girl wakes with no memory of who she is or where she came from. She also can’t speak. She is in a dystopian world where girls can’t go outside for if they do, they are kidnapped or killed. She finds she’s in an apartment with ... Read More »
Covets have all the sexiness, emotion, and happily ever after that readers have come to expect and love from Entangled. They are firmly grounded in the contemporary world, but each novel brings in supernatural twists, breaking the contemporary and paranormal rules, alike. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out ... Read More »
“. . . should a thousand perfect things ever be found, the world would end. Therefore to preserve the world, Rama declared that every manifested thing should have a flaw.” Such is the crux of A Thousand Perfect Things, the latest novel by award-winning sci-fi/fantasy author Kay Kenyon—a sweet irony, since Kenyon has brought us a flawless work. Rich, complex ... Read More »
Welcome to TITLE MATCH, a new feature at Urban Fantasy Land, where we toss two books of the same title into the ring and you vote for the story that best fits– or for your favourite. We’re not picky. It’s all in fun. (No authors are actually hurt in this game.) You might get to know a new book or two! ... Read More »
Have you seen the Bitten trailer? What do you think? Tell us in the comments. ‘Who’s afraid of the big blonde wolf?’ That’s the tagline being promoted with the new TV series based on Kelley Armstrong’s novel, BITTEN, and it couldn’t be more appropriate. After viewing the trailer, fans seem to be firmly divided: either they’re wildly looking forward to ... Read More »
Official word from Bell Media is Bitten will air on Space TV on Saturday January 11 at 9pm EST (6PM PST). Link to Bell Media release. SyFy has also announced an air date: Monday January 13 at 9e/10c: @Syfy has announced its premiere date!! Make sure you don’t miss it! Monday, January 13th 9/10c #Bitten #GetBitten! — Laura Vandervoort (@Vandiekins22) ... Read More »
I’m very pleased to share with you this title from Entangled Teen– written by a real live Princess! SPRING MOON HRH Princess Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian Publication: November 5th, 2013 by Entangled Teen Audience: Teen Genre: urban fantasy About the Book: Amid the expansive plains of Montana, the Lykos Ranch stretches for miles. The inhabitants who live in near isolation from the ... Read More »
REAP by Christina Channelle Release Date: 10/11/13 Review coming on Monday! About the Book: Foreign, or rather unfamiliar, would be the word I would use to describe how I felt. Faintly, I could hear the glimmer of voices surrounding me in this dark haze, caressing my ears like skin against silk. I felt like I was in a cocoon of sorts, protectively ... Read More »
SIX Rachel Robinson Series: Sundancer #1 Genre: paranormal romance/dystopian Audience: Teen (older teen/crossover) About the Book: Emmalina is an immortal darkling. A half human, half dark witch. Though she was born with all six emotions, she has arrived at her eighteenth birthday and all but one miserable emotion has fled her body. The mission of the dark witches who control the ... Read More »
Check out the book I got in the mail! This is one of those times when I want to drop everything, cuddle up under a blanket and read, read, read! Read More »
WONDROUS STRANGE Lesley Livingston Series: Wonderous Strange #1 audience: Teen genre: urban fantasy I wish I loved this book. There’s a lot about it I really enjoyed: Shakespeare, fairies in New York, Livingston’s down-to-earth and humorous style. But the story is slowed by backstory and explanation, which ultimately delayed me from liking the characters and getting into the story. Previously ... Read More »