Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Mar 25
{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Donna Augustine

{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Donna Augustine

For my blogoversary this year, I am hosting several authors that I have discovered through my six year blogging journey. I will be sharing book spotlights, author interviews, guest posts and lots of other fun features to share with you some of my favorite authors! I am also hosting a HUGE giveaway. In fact, the giveaway is the biggest I have ever hosted on my blog, and each of the authors featured has a prize in the giveaway, so be sure to check that out! Today I have Donna Augustine on the blog. I love Donna’s books. She writes some of my very favorite Urban Fantasy! So be sure to check out her books, and be sure to enter the giveaway down below! Donna was kind enough to donate so many different prizes for the giveaway. You can win: 1 winner will get a SIGNED copy of A Step Into the Dark (US only) 1 Winner will get an ecopy set of Books 1-4 of the Karma Series (INT) 1 Winner… Read more »

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Apr 04
{ARC Review+Interview+Giveaway} Nightstruck by @JennaBlack @torteen

{ARC Review+Interview+Giveaway} Nightstruck by @JennaBlack @torteen

Describe Nightstruck in a tweet. (140 characters or less) Ordinary teenage girl tricked into opening gate to a malevolent world that takes over Philadelphia every night. What is something we would be surprised to learn about Becket? Becket knows how to fire a gun. She figured it would be “lame” not to be able to fire one when her father is the police commissioner. Her knowledge of firearms comes in handy more than once over the course of the book. What are some of your bookish pet peeves at the moment? This goes for books, movies, and TV—I get tired of scenarios where one character is keeping a secret, and then just when that character has nerved him- or herself up to reveal it, it comes out accidentally. It’s supposed to create tension, but because it’s done so much, you know from the moment the person in question decides to keep the secret that it’s going to be revealed by someone else and create drama and angst. What is one… Read more »

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Mar 10
{Review+Kindle Giveaway} Chase the Dark by @AnnetteMMarie @Barclay_PR #BingeRead

{Review+Kindle Giveaway} Chase the Dark by @AnnetteMMarie @Barclay_PR #BingeRead

Discover the World of the Steel & Stone Series by Annette Marie In CHASE THE DARK… Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen meets Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me in CHASE THE DARK, the first book in the addictive Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy Steel & Stone series. All Piper wants is to be a Consul, a keeper of the peace between humans and daemons. When she’s framed for a treasonous crime, she knows she’s dead on her own, but there’s no one she can trust except two seriously hot—and equally untrustworthy—daemons. People are raving about the Steel & Stone series!  I have found my ‘dream’ book! Let’s make sure I have my checklist right and what I LOVED about this book: Kick ass female = check. Fantasy world = check. Hot leading man = double check and increasing in this case. Action, adventurous, with more kicking-ass = CHECK. Creatures = dragons, incubus then yes check. O yes…Dragons anyone?? = check. – Pandora’s Opened Box Chase the Dark is the first book in the… Read more »

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Feb 08
{Review} The Morrigna by Rachel Rawlings

{Review} The Morrigna by Rachel Rawlings

  The Morrigna is the first book in the Maurin Kincaide series  by Rachel Rawlings. the Maurin Kincaide series is an adult urban fantasy series that reminded me of Desires of Demons by Debra Dunbar, in the fact that there were lots of paranormals coming together. I had some issues with the world building in this one, but once I got into the swing of the book it was a nice read. Nothing earth shattering, and it wasn’t my favorite book that I have ever read, but it was good. And hardcore fans of urban fantasy and paranormals should check out this series, because there are already 4 or 5 books out, so you can get your instant gratification fix. The redeeming thing abut The Morrigna was the main character, Maurin Kincaide. I really enjoyed her, and if I do continue on with this series, it will be because of her. I also really enjoyed the romance aspect of this story. It wasn’t who I initially pegged that it would… Read more »

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Sep 28
{Review} Get Real by @TellulahDarling

{Review} Get Real by @TellulahDarling

I love Tellulah Darling so much. I am such a big fan of her mythology series, the Blooming Goddess series. But sometimes you never know what to expect when you read something totally different from an author. Get Real is a new adult urban fantasy romance and I am here to say…it was SO. FREAKIN’. GOOD!! This is on my list of top 2015 reads. Get Real is one of those books that made me totally unsociable and rude. I flat out ignored people to keep reading. If you like your paranormals or urban fantasy with a heavy side of romance, Get Real is the perfect book for you. Get Real puts us in the international world of cads, or people with magical abilities. These abilities generally fall into one of 5 (or 6) categories, with people in each category have particular sub-strengths and gifts. These gifts point them in the direction that their schooling will take place. Get Real is the story of Francesca, a fiery Italian “good girl”… Read more »

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Jul 06
{Review+Giveaway} Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older @djolder @SimonTeen

{Review+Giveaway} Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older @djolder @SimonTeen

Shadowshaper is the first book that I have had the pleasure of reading from author Daniel José Older. It was a real experience. I don’t get the chance to read a ton of very diverse young adult books. Sure, I will read books with a diverse character or odd element thrown in, but a truly diverse cast of characters featuring rich cultures that are different than my own…I don’t read as many of those books as I should. And if you are anything like me, then you need to read Shadowshaper. It is a young adult Urban Fantasy where paintings literally come to life. Which was both creepy and utterly cool. The cover fits the book perfectly. I couldn’t have imagined anything better for Sierra and the shadowshapers. I both loved and was frustrated with the way the book started out. From reading the summary, I knew that the main character Sierra, was part of a secret order called the shadowshapers and that her ability stemmed from art. And then in… Read more »

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May 21
{Review} Cold Burn of Magic by @Jennifer_Estep @KensingtonBooks

{Review} Cold Burn of Magic by @Jennifer_Estep @KensingtonBooks

Cold Burn of Magic is the first in a new young adult urban fantasy series. This was my first book by Jennifer Estep, and I absolutely loved it! (yes, I know that is pretty much an offense worthy of a stoning.) I need to read her Mythos Academy books ASAP. I love that Cold Burn of Magic’s series name is the Black Blade series, because the black blade described is pretty scary (and cool). In fact, that was one of the things I loved the most of the story. Jennifer Estep’s description of the magical items in the story. That and the fact that there are plenty of different monsters and creatures milling about. I am equal parts fascinated and terrified of the town. I don’t think I would ever be brave enough to visit. Maybe if I had Lila’s talents. And ok, I lied, the talents were my real favorite part of Cold Burn of Magic. I would have been exactly like Devon- trying to detect what a person’s… Read more »

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Apr 29
{Review} Reap and Repent by @LisaMedley

{Review} Reap and Repent by @LisaMedley

Reap and Repent is the first book in the Reaper Series. It is an urban fantasy series about reapers and about a new mysterious untrained reaper. I love the concept of the book, and I think the rest of the series has potential, but the first book was a little bumpy for me. I still liked it, but I didn’t love it as much as I initially hoped that I would. I read another book (I can’t remember the name) about a girl that could see aura colors for different paranormal creatures and I was fascinated by that idea. So when I found out that this main character, Ruth could see aura colors and could use that to determine when someone would die and what they were feeling, I was super excited to see what kind of world Lisa Medley had created with her reapers. And I did really like the world of her reapers. I loved that instead of being scary that within the first (really second) meeting between… Read more »

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Apr 23
{Review} Fated by @DonnAugustine

{Review} Fated by @DonnAugustine

If you guys remember my review of Karma and Jinxed last year, you will know that the series is one of my very favorite Urban Fantasy series. Ever. Fated is no different. It is an excellent continuation of the series, and the action and plot of the novel really picks up steam in Fated. It was pretty much non-stop action right from the start. Jinxed leaves the reader off with the bad guy running around and an epic war is starting. And I am here to tell you that it is a very fast paced and epic war. It looks pretty bleak for humankind, and for Karma. But luckily, Karma had Fate. I still stand by my comment from my second review that “Fate does funny things to my heart. I just love him. I love how gruff he is and most of all, I love how determined he is to be there for Karma. It is so strange because he is not the romantic, sweet, or cuddly type at… Read more »

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Mar 03
{ARC Release Day #Review +Giveaway} Infinity Bell by @DevonMonk

{ARC Release Day #Review +Giveaway} Infinity Bell by @DevonMonk

  Note: I will try my best, but there will probably be some spoilers from the first book. If you are new to the series, check out my review of House Immortal HERE. Infinity Bell is the second book in the Urban Fantasy Series, House Immortal. The First book, House Immortal, was one of my favorite books of 2014, so I beyond excited to get my hands on the second book. And even more excited when I opened up to the first page of the ARC and saw that I was quoted from my review of the first book. (that was a major sqeeing moment…I’m not going to lie.) I need to go out and buy a couple finished copies to spotlight on my bookshelf now. But not just because I was quoted in the book, because Infinity Bell is ever bit as amazing as the first book! I freakin’ love this series. Infinity Bell picks up right where the first book left off, and man oh man did I… Read more »

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