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Dec
17

Review: The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson (Witches of Echo Park #1)

Review: The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson (Witches of Echo Park #1) The Witches of Echo Park (The Witches of Echo Park #1) Amber Benson Published: Jan. 7, 2015 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Lyse lost her parents at thirteen and went to live with her great aunt Eleanora. She grew up never knowing that Eleanora was a witch, much less that...
Dec
15

Regan Summers on Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow and Buffy [Guest Post & Giveaway]

Regan Summers on Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow and Buffy [Guest Post & Giveaway] There are so many good paranormal, fantasy, and sci fi shows on TV right now. Seriously, I could take a week and do nothing but watch good TV, and I still probably wouldn’t be caught up. Series are tough to manage. There have to be major arcs, but they can’t be resolved immediately or easily lest they feel contrived. Not to mention the story would be concluded, which networks seem loath to do even when...
Jul
23

Introducing Urban Fantasy World Problems

Introducing Urban Fantasy World Problems It’s hard to be an urban fantasy heroine. It’s not easy to live in a world with magic and vampires and the constant need to save the world. And, damn it, sometimes you just need to vent. So, for all those urban fantasy heroines (and everyone who loves to read or write the genre), there’s an answer: Urban Fantasy World Problems. You’ve seen the other memes, but did they feature references to vampire...
Apr
19

Book Bits: Kelly Meding, JA Saare, Lauren Dane, Allison Pang & more

Book Bits: Kelly Meding, JA Saare, Lauren Dane, Allison Pang & more The Alpha Showdown bracket is being assembled. We’ll launch it mid-May, but you can keep an eye on the Alpha Showdown 2012 page for bracket info, nominated alphas and their champions. Changeling snippet Kelly Meding posted a snippet from her upcoming Metawars novel Changeling (releases June 26). And it sounds so good. Will you be reading this one? Cover Alert: The Ripple Effect J.A. Saare shared the cover...
Aug
18

Book Bits: Richelle Mead, Allison Pang, JR Ward, more and Contest Roundup

Book Bits: Richelle Mead, Allison Pang, JR Ward, more and Contest Roundup I’m working on a fun post about vampire cowboys. (You read that right. Trust me here.) If you’ve actually read a good book with vampire cowboys, shoot me an email. I want your suggestions. First four chapters of Bloodlines The team over at EW’s Shelf Life have exclusively posted the first four chapters of Bloodlines. If you’re unaware, Bloodlines is the first in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy spinoff...
Oct
20

Waiting on Wednesday: Virals by Kathy Reichs

Waiting on Wednesday: Virals by Kathy Reichs We just finished Nightshade, so maybe we’re just all about weres right now. We spotted the details on Kathy Reichs’ new series opener Virals and added it to our to-read list immediately. Reichs is the author of the Bones series. Yes, that Bones — the basis for the TV show that stars Emily Deschanel and the post-Buffy David Boreanaz. We get the distinct impression we’ll get a bit of a YA take of the Bones...

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