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Sep
22

Review: The Vampire Files, Volume 4, Lady Crymsyn

Review: The Vampire Files, Volume 4, Lady Crymsyn The Vampire Files, Vol. 4 (Part I, Lady Crymsyn) Author: P.N. Elrod  Release Date: September 6, 2011 Publisher: Ace Trade Vampire Files Series, Book 9 ISBN: #978-0441020829 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): Paperback (289 pp.), e-book Book Source: Publisher NOTE: The Vampire Files, Vol 4 is actually two novels, Lady Crymsyn & Cold Streets. This review is for Lady Crymsyn only.  About the book: In the latest Vampire Files omnibus, Jack Fleming now runs his own nightclub while remaining a reluctant player in the politics of gangland Chicago in the 1930s. And wherever vampires and mobsters mix, there will be blood… Jack uncovers the body of a good-time girl who...
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Sep
15

Review: Aftermath

Review: Aftermath Aftermath Author: Ann Aguirre  Release Date: August 30, 2011 Publisher: ACE Sirantha Jax #5 ISBN: #978-0441020782 Genre: Science Fiction Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:       DEAD HEROES GET MONUMENTS. LIVE ONES GET TRIALS. Sirantha Jax has the right genes—ones that enable her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through grimspace. But it’s also in her genetic makeup to go it alone. It’s a character trait that has gotten her into—and out of—hot water time and time again, but now she’s caused one of the most horrific events in military history…       During the war against murderous, flesh-eating aliens, Sirantha went AWOL...
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Sep
12

Review: Blood Rules

Review: Blood Rules Blood Rules Author: Christine Cody  Release Date: August 30, 2011 Publisher: Ace Fantasy Bloodlands Series Book 2 ISBN: 978-0441020768 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): paperback (320 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: In the Bloodlands, Sometimes the Monsters Don’t Even Know Themselves…. After the vampire named Gabriel came into her world, Mariah Lyander was forced to face her own true nature and admit to the terrible things she had done–things he could not forgive.  To redeem herself, to recover her own humanity—and Gabriel’s love—she sets out on a perilous journey across the haunted land, in search of a rumored cure. And Gabriel, blood-bonded to her, is compelled to...
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Aug
24

Review: Shadowflame

Review: Shadowflame Shadowflame Author: Dianne Sylvan  Release Date: July 26, 2011 Publisher: Ace Novel of the Shadow World #2 ISBN:978-0441020652 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): Paperback (360 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:      It’s been three months since musician Miranda Grey became a vampire and married David Solomon, Prime of the South. As Queen, Miranda must quickly come to terms with her new role and learn how to negotiate the treacherous waters of Signet politics, inevitably making dangerous enemies along the way.      As if complicated vampire politics and a rising music career weren’t enough, an enigmatic but powerful force from David’s past appears, leaving a wake...
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Aug
19

Review: Black Night

Review: Black Night Black Night Author: Christina Henry  Release Date: July 26, 2011 Publisher: ACE Madeline Black #2 ISBN: #978-1937007065 Genre: Urban Fantacy Format(s): Paperback (288 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:       Madeline Black is an Agent of death, meaning she escorts the souls of people who have died to the afterlife. Of course, not everyone is happy to see her…        If obstinate dead people were all that Maddy had to worry about, life would be much easier. But the best-laid plans of Agents and fallen angels often go awry. Deaths are occurring contrary to the natural order, Maddy’s being stalked by foes inside...
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Aug
10

Review: Bloodlands

Review: Bloodlands Bloodlands Author: Christine Cody  Release Date: July 26, 2011 Publisher: Ace Fantasy Bloodlands Book 1 ISBN: #978-0441020621 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): paperback (336 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: The New Badlands—a desolate area in the West forged by the terrible events that altered the entire country, where a few frightened citizens retreated underground to shelter from the brutal weather . . . and from a society gone deadly dangerous. Then the vampire arrived—and they started calling it the Bloodlands. Not because Gabriel, the so-called monster running from his true self, was searching for his lover’s murderer. Nor because Mariah, the woman who reluctantly took him in, was willing to do...
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May
25

Review: Magic Slays

Review: Magic Slays Magic Slays Author: Ilona Andrews Release Date: May 31, 2011 Publisher: Ace Kate Daniels Book #5 ISBN: #978-0441020423 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): paperback (320 pgs), e-book I received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review. From the author’s website:      Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job.      Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more...
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Apr
20

Review: Gods and Monsters

Review: Gods and Monsters Gods and Monsters Author: Lyn Benedict  Release Date: April 26, 2011 Publisher: Ace Books Shadows Inquiries Book # 3 ISBN: # 978-0441020386 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): paperback (311 pgs), e-book I received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review. From the back cover: Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary PI.  She specializes in cases involving the unusual and unbelievable, in a world where magic is real, where hell just around the corner – and where death isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you… When Sylvie discovers the bodies of five women in the Florida Everglades, she believes their deaths to...
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Mar
1

Review: River Marked

Review: River Marked River Marked Author: Patricia Briggs Release Date: March 1, 2011 Publisher: Ace Books Mercy Thompson Series #6 ISBN: #978-0441019731 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): Hardcover (336 pgs), e-book I received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review. From the book dust jacket:      Welcome to Patricia Brigg’s world, a place where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters live beside ordinary people” (Booklist).  It takes a very unusual woman to call it home – and there’s no one quite like Mercy.      Coyote Shifter Mercy Thompson knows that life with her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will never be boring, but even...
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Feb
28

Review: Moon Called

Review: Moon Called Moon Called Author: Patricia Briggs  Release Date: January 31, 2006 Publisher: Ace Mercy Thompson Series #1 ISBN: #978-0441013814 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): hardcover (reprint 2010), paperback (304 pgs), e-book This book was purchased with their own money. From the Goodreads:      Werewolves can be dangerous if you get in their way, but they’ll leave you alone if you are careful. They are very good at hiding their natures from the human population, but I’m not human. I know them when I meet them, and they know me, too.       Mercy Thompson’s sexy next-door neighbor is a werewolf.       She’s tinkering with a VW bus at her mechanic shop...
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