Trick or Treat! – Tricks of the Trade Review

*ARC Provided by Net Galley* The pieces are all there for Laura Anne Gilman’s Tricks of the Trade.  Your enjoyment will simply depend on your tastes as a reader.  If you want mystery, there is tons of it.  If you want mythical creatures, you get that too with a little comedy along the way. Basically, it delivers what it promises.  Our protagonists are detectives of the PUPI (Private, Unaffiliated, Paranormal…

October 31, 2011

A Family Affair – Okay, Pritkin’s Irresistable

Only a couple of blog posts ago I was sort of ranting about this series and whether or not I would be able to keep going.  As much as its quirks get on my nerves, I can’t really see myself actually stopping and not seeing Pritkin’s story unfold.   While I do think Mircea has potential to be interesting, so far I don’t think the series is living up to it. Pritkin on the other hand…

October 12, 2011

Blood Rights – In this instance, you *can* judge a book by its cover

It is always touch and go when you decide to dive into a new series.  I approached the first book of the Comarre trilogy with a little trepidation thinking that it could just be eye candy and little else.  I’ve been burned before on that one.  Thankfully, this is worth a read. It primarily follows Chrysabelle, a member of a special breed of humans known as the Comarre.  Their blood…

October 11, 2011

Spider’s Revenge – Elemental Assassin #5 – A novella of a story at a novel’s page length and price

The fifth Elemental Assassin entry aims to wrap up the long standing arc since Book 1. It’s Mab Monroe vs. Gin Blanco aka The Spider aka Genevieve Snow. It’s the final show down to prove once and for all who is the strongest. Mab is pulling out all stops to finish what she started 17 years ago while Gin’s not backing down to exact revenge that she’s been working towards…

October 6, 2011

All caught up with the Cassie Palmer books by Karen Chance

I have to start off by saying that the biggest plus to this is how well the book matches my blog background, haha. Just forewarning that I do have a bit of a rant ahead in general, and it contains some spoilers. I was considering writing more, but I realized this would either be super long or fairly short, so I’m taking the shorter route.  After much lauding I finally…

September 26, 2011

Black Dagger Brotherhood 1 – Dark Lover – Better Late Than Never!

Soooo, I finally decided to dive into the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series.  With so many people faving it I couldn’t go wrong, could I?  The first book kicks off primarily focusing on Wrath, vampire “King” of the Brotherhood.  With their race dwindling, it’s up to him to lead a small “special ops” group of leather-clad and dagger-wielding vamps in their war against a formidable brood of vampire hunters.  He’s blood…

September 23, 2011

Sea Lion Books Plug – Can’t help it

I’ve been fortunate enough to be an early reviewer for Sea Lion Books, so I have to say that they’ve consistently impressed me with the beautiful quality of their graphic novel adaptations.  I’ve been particularly impressed with several works from Storm Born to Pariah and now Hush, Hush. The wonderful artwork and distinctive styles make it really easy to immerse yourself into the world.   I’ve come across so many…

September 20, 2011

Finally got around to designing this thing!

I finally built up the nerve to design my blog!  I’ve been meaning to design it since I started, but between finding motivation and simply not having the time, it’s been tough.  This is probably the first weekend since Comic Con that I’ve had the opportunity to do absolutely nothing, so I was glad to finally get to chance to focus on it.  My Photoshop rustiness made it take a…

September 19, 2011

A series where each new book is better than the last

The Living with The Dead series should be a sitcom. It’d be the anti-The Walking Dead. I don’t know what it is about these books, be it the current pop culture references or that Shaun of the Dead/Zombieland kind of feel, but I really like them. The lines are genuinely funny, there’s plenty of action and zombie gore, and it’s a perfect length for this kind of story. In short,…

September 18, 2011

Sea Lion Books: Acquires Graphic Novel Rights to Critically Acclaimed Anne Rice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Publicity Contact for Sea Lion Books: David Dabel: 678-426-8330 or International Rights Contact: Clarice Levin 212-689-0396 (o) | 917-648-1228 (c) or Sea Lion Books Acquires Graphic Novel Rights to Critically Acclaimed Anne Rice Novel International Bestselling Author Anne Rice’s novel, Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, to become Graphic Novel. International bestselling author Anne Rice’s critically acclaimed novel, Christ the Lord: The Road to…

September 5, 2011