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Jul
9

Review: Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts #5)

Review: Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts #5) Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts #5) Stacia Kane Published: June 26, 2012 (DelRey) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: This review assumes you have read earlier novels in the Downside Ghosts series. If not, please see our review of the first book in the series, Unholy Ghosts. Chess Putnam has always struggled with feeling unworthy. Having someone...
Jul
4

5 Heroes who make us see fireworks

5 Heroes who make us see fireworks It’s Independence Day in the United States. Typically, this is celebrated by eating foods cooked on a grill and enjoying fireworks. (And probably also complaining about how hot and/or sticky it is outside and trying to find the bug spray in your purse.) But this is Vampire Book Club. I can’t show you pretty explosions in the sky. I can however, recommend five heroes from books released in 2012...
Jun
16

Auction: Urban Fantasy Set 2 featuring Jess Haines, Barbara Ashford, E.S. Moore, Linda Poitevin, Devon Monk, Stacia Kane & Alma Katsu [Books Fighting Cancer]

Auction: Urban Fantasy Set 2 featuring Jess Haines, Barbara Ashford, E.S. Moore, Linda Poitevin, Devon Monk, Stacia Kane & Alma Katsu [Books Fighting Cancer] Funny, sexy and gripping urban fantasy and fantasy novels fill this auction lot. You will have amazing reading for some time if you get to bring this one home. There are eight books in this pack and a bit of swag, too. Highest bidder will take home: Signed copy of Stalking the Others by Jess Haines – releases July 3! Signed copies of both To Walk the Night and Tainted Night, Tainted Blood by E.S. Moore...
Jun
5

Review: Finding Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts novella)

Review: Finding Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts novella) Finding Magic (Downside Ghosts novella) Stacia Kane Published: June 4, 2012 (DelRey) Purchase at: Amazon Rating (out of 5): 5 stars One of the reasons I recommend Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts books so often is the remarkable character development. Heroine Chess has hard edges, deep-seated issues and a big problem with seeing herself as valuable. While Kane provided more insight into Chess’...
Jun
1

June Releases: Jeaniene Frost, Stacia Kane, Richelle Mead, Laurell K. Hamilton, Vicki Pettersson and more

June Releases: Jeaniene Frost, Stacia Kane, Richelle Mead, Laurell K. Hamilton, Vicki Pettersson and more In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, I’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for June 2012. All dates are U.S. and tentative. I’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance, F is fantasy and YA is young adult. JUNE 1 Blackout by Mira Grant (Newsflesh #3) F UF Blue-Blooded Vamp by Jaye Wells (Sabina Kane #5)...
May
21

Alpha Showdown 2012 Round 8: Terrible vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2012 Round 8: Terrible vs. Kate Daniels Round 8 of the Alpha Showdown 2012 puts a human in the ring, but if anyone can hold their own amid the weird stuff it’s Terrible. Drug enforcer Terrible knows a thing or two about magic and ghosts — it goes with the territory of being a part of Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts world — while Kate Daniels has plenty of experience with supernatural types of all flavors as the heroine of...
May
10

Book Bits: Karen Mahoney, Karina Cooper, Stacia Kane, Kim Harrison, J.A. Saare

Book Bits: Karen Mahoney, Karina Cooper, Stacia Kane, Kim Harrison, J.A. Saare Thanks to everyone who provided feedback and suggestions on yesterday’s captcha-related post. I am going to look into utilizing additional spam filters before considering bringing back captcha. Also, did you know Alpha Showdown 2012 starts on Monday? It does. And it will be epic. Have you started placing your bets? Excerpt from Karen Mahoney I enjoyed The Iron Witch and The Wood Queen by Karen...
Mar
26

Terrible Fever Symptoms [Updated for Sacrificial Magic]

Terrible Fever Symptoms [Updated for Sacrificial Magic] Before the release of the third Downside Ghosts novel, we determined the symptoms of Terrible Fever. We were waiting on the third book, City of Ghosts, wondering if we’d get more of the surprising hero. And, oh man, did we. But now that readers are so in love with Terrible the fever only gets worse. As such, we’re here to help you diagnose your Terrible Fever, now with more symptoms. Not only...
Mar
22

Book Bits: Richelle Mead, Cassie Clare, Vicki Pettersson, Stacia Kane & more

Book Bits: Richelle Mead, Cassie Clare, Vicki Pettersson, Stacia Kane & more Read the first chapter of The Golden Lily Looking forward to more from Richelle Mead? Yeah, of course we are! Shelf Life just posted a Q&A with the author and the first chapter of the second Bloodlines novel The Golden Lily. And, yep, we’re ready for more. If you didn’t give Bloodlines a go, read our review. See the full cover for Vicki Pettersson’s The Taken I’m pretty excited...
Mar
19

Early Review: Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts #4)

Early Review: Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts #4) Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts #4) Stacia Kane Published: Mar. 27, 2012 (DelRey) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: This review contains no spoilers for Sacrificial Magic, but assumes you have read the three prior novels. If that is not the case, please check out my review of the first novel Unholy Ghosts. Chess needed to grow for the Downside Ghosts series to...

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