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Fated (Alex Verus #1) by Benedict Jacka

Fated (Alex Verus #1) by Benedict Jacka

Fated (Alex Verus #1) by Benedict Jacka Publisher: Ace/Feb. 2012 Urban Fantasy Alex Verus series Kind thanks to Ace for providing a review copy 3.5/5 Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex’s own powers aren’t as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future—allowing him to pull off operations that have … Continue reading

Knight’s Curse (Knight’s Curse #1) by Karen Duvall

Knight’s Curse (Knight’s Curse #1) by Karen Duvall

Knight’s Curse (Knight’s Curse #1) by Karen Duvall Publisher: LUNA/August 2011 Urban Fantasy Knight’s Curse Series 3.5/5 A skilled knife fighter since the age of nine, Chalice knows what it’s like to live life on the edge—precariously balanced between the dark and the light. But the time has come to choose. The evil sorcerer who kidnapped her over a decade ago requires her superhuman senses to steal a precious magical artifact…or … Continue reading

Interview (& Giveaway): Barbara Ashford, author of Spellcast

Interview (& Giveaway): Barbara Ashford, author of Spellcast

If you caught my review of Spellcast, you know how much I adored it, so when its author, Barbara Ashford, agreed to answer a few of my questions, I was beyond thrilled! Also up for grabs is a copy of Spellcast to one lucky winner, so be sure to check out the giveaway details at the bottom of the post, and please welcome Barbara to the blog! Barbara, you have … Continue reading

Friday Giveaway: Hexed (Iron Druid #2) by Kevin Hearne (audiobook)

Friday Giveaway: Hexed (Iron Druid #2) by Kevin Hearne (audiobook)

It’s Friday, and to me, that’s a great reason for a giveaway! Well,there are all kinds of reasons for one, but if you’re like me, Friday is a happy making day ’cause the weekend’s ahead! So, without further ado, if you love audiobooks, this one’s for you. I’ve got a shiny new copy of Hexed, Book 2 or the amazing Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne (who also provided the … Continue reading

Review: Spellcast by Barbara Ashford

Review: Spellcast by Barbara Ashford

Spellcast by Barbara Ashford (DAW, May 2011)-32 year old Maggie Graham is having a very, very bad day. First she loses her job, then she watches as the bathroom ceiling in her tiny New York apartment falls down. Determined to get away, she takes her meager savings and heads for the country lure of rural Vermont. Following her gut, she takes a certain exit, that leads to a certain town … Continue reading

Review: Night Mares in the Hamptons (Willow Tate #2) by Celia Jerome

Review: Night Mares in the Hamptons (Willow Tate #2) by Celia Jerome

Night Mares in the Hamptons (Willow Tate #2) by Celia Jerome Publisher: DAW (Penguin/May 2011) Source: Purchased Urban Fantasy 4/5  Purchase: Amazon| Barnes and Noble Synopsis Graphic novelist Willow Tate is a Visualizer, able to draw images of beings from the realm of Faerie, bringing them from their world to ours in the process. After a ten-foot-tall red troll follows her from Manhattan to Paumanok Harbor in the Hamptons, Willow realizes … Continue reading

Review: Shotgun Sorceress (Spellbent #2) by Lucy A. Snyder

Review: Shotgun Sorceress (Spellbent #2) by Lucy A. Snyder

Shotgun Sorceress (Spellbent #2) by Lucy A. Snyder Publisher: DelRey (Random House/Oct. 2010) Source: Purchased Spellbent Series Urban Fantasy 5/5 Hats Synopsis BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE For Jessie Shimmer, everything changed when she went to hell and back to save her lover, Cooper Marron. After tangling with supernatural forces and killing an untouchable spirit lord, Jessie finds herself gifted—or perhaps cursed—with dark powers. And when she and Cooper make love, her … Continue reading

Review: Trolls in the Hamptons (Willow Tate #1) by Celia Jerome

Review: Trolls in the Hamptons (Willow Tate #1) by Celia Jerome

Trolls in the Hamptons (Willow Tate #1) by Celia Jerome Publisher: DAW (Penguin/Nov. 2010) Source: Purchased Willow Tate Series Urban Fantasy 4/5 Hats Synopsis Willow Tate is a graphic novelist who earns enough money at her craft to keep her rent-controlled Manhattan apartment and still put food in the fridge. But when she decides to write about a ten-foot-tall troll who’s a superhero, one suddenly appears, causing mayhem in Manhattan. When … Continue reading

Review: Spellbent (Spellbent #1) by Lucy A. Snyder

Review: Spellbent (Spellbent #1) by Lucy A. Snyder

Spellbent (Spellbent #1) by Lucy A. Snyder Publisher: DelRey (RandomHouse Sept.2009) Source: Purchased Urban Fantasy *Spellbent Series 5/5  Synopsis In the heart of Ohio, Jessie Shimmer is caught up in hot, magic-drenched passion with her roguish lover, Cooper Marron, who is teaching her how to tap her supernatural powers. When they try to break a drought by calling down a rainstorm, a hellish portal opens and Cooper is ripped from this … Continue reading

Review: Visions of Skyfire (Awakening #2) by Regan Hastings

Review: Visions of Skyfire (Awakening #2) by Regan Hastings

Visions of Skyfire (Awakening #2) by Regan Hastings Publisher: Signet Eclipse (Penguin/Sept 2011) Source: From publisher for review Paranormal romance Awakening series 3.5/5 Hats Synopsis Teresa Santiago has awakened her abilities to summon lightning but is unable to control her power-or her attraction to Rune, her Eternal protector and destined partner. Now, Teresa and Rune must locate a missing artifact of unimaginable power before it unleashes the forces of darkness on … Continue reading

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