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AUTHORS TOP 10: Jaye Wells – Top 10 Favourite Words

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After several years as a magazine editor and freelance writer, Jaye Wells finally decided to leave the facts behind and make up her own reality. Her overactive imagination and life-long fascination with the arcane and freakish blended nicely with this new career path. Her Sabina Kane urban fantasy series is a blend of dark themes, grave stakes and wicked humor. Jaye lives in Texas with her saintly husband and devilish son.  My Top 10 Favourite Words by Jaye Wells It’s always a risk to leave a blog topic up to…

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REVIEW: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

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DARKFEVER (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning PUBLISHER: Gollancz RELEASE DATE: Sept 2011 (First published Oct 2006) FORMAT: Paperback, 347 pages GENRE: Urban Fantasy MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks… until something extraordinary happens. When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death – a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone – Mac journeys to Ireland…

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COVER ART: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

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STORMDANCER (Lotus War #1) RELEASE DATE: Sept 2012 PUBLISHER: St Martin’s Press GENRE: Fantasy, Young Adult ARTIST: Unknown A DYING LAND The Shima Imperium is verging on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshippers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions. AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST The hunters of the imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary beast, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows thunder tigers have…

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REPORT: Meet the Author Event with Gillian Philip

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AUTHOR BIO: I live in the north-east highlands of Scotland, with one husband, two children, three dogs (Cluny, Milo and Otto), two psychotic cats (the Ghost and the Darkness), a slayer hamster (Buffy), three chickens (Mapp, Lucia and Mrs Norris) and a lot of nervous fish. I have taken a solemn vow not to get any more pets. I will probably break this vow. Writing for a living is (a) what I always wanted to do; (b) occasionally frustrating; (c) a lot of fun – I take dictation from the…

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5 STAR REVIEW: Firebrand by Gillian Philip

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FIREBRAND (Rebel Angels #1) by: Gillian Philip PUBLISHER: Strident RELEASE DATE: 13th August 2011 FORMAT: Paperback, 384 pages GENRE: Fantasy, Young Adult It’s the last decade of the sixteenth century: a time of religious wars in the full-mortal world. But the Sidhe are at peace, hidden behind the Veil that protects their world – until their queen, Kate NicNicven, determines to destroy it. Seth MacGregor is the half-feral son of a Sidhe nobleman. When his father is assassinated, and Seth is exiled with his brother Conal to the full-mortal world,…

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COVER ART UK: Born to Bite by Lynsay Sands

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BORN TO BITE (Argeneau #13) RELEASE DATE: Aug 2012 PUBLISHER: Gollancz GENRE: Paranormal Romance ARTIST: Unknown Eshe d’Aureus is sent to Armand Argeneau under the auspice that she needs a safe place to hide from a rogue out for revenge, but Eshe is really on the job. She’s been saddled with the task of finding out why Armand’s wives keep dying, and what it has to do with his son Nicholas and the murder Nicholas is accused of committing 50 years ago. She’s Nicholas’ only hope of avoiding being executed…

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REVIEW: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

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UNDER THE NEVER SKY (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi PUBLISHER: Atom (UK) | HarperCollins (US) PUBLICATION DATE: Feb 2012 (UK) | Jan 2012 (US) FORMAT: Paperback, 376 pages GENRE: Dystopian, Romance, Young Adult Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse. Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland – known as The Death Shop – are…

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MONDAY MASHUP: Stephanie Meyer & Fifty Shades of Grey, A Unique Way to Charge Your iPhone, Archangel’s Storm Excerpt, Zombie Boot Camp & A Beckham Pick-Me-Up

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Welcome to our new feature where we talk about random things we’ve seen around the blogosphere. It could be an interesting article, a book trailer, maybe a fun piece of news we feel you should know about, and maybe even a stylish pair of shoes or handbag we’ve seen (if Laura has her way!). Basically it’s a bit of a mashup! Enjoy… Hi guys, it’s Carolyn here with this week’s Monday Mashup. Hope you all had a fab Diamond Jubilee weekend! Stephanie Meyer Speaks Out About Fifty Shades of Grey…

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP ~ 3rd June 2012

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Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week…and be warned, it’s all about a series called Fifty Shades… GUESTS Great guest post from Jennifer McMenemy of Gollancz for our UK Publisher Month Amy McCulloch from Harper Voyager give us an insight into an editor’s life for our  UK Publisher Month REVIEWS 4 Star Review - Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris 4 Star Review – Autumn: Purification by David Moosy 4 Star Review – Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon 4 Star…

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COVER ART US: Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson

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FULL BLOODED (Jessica McClain #1) RELEASE DATE: Sept 2012 PUBLISHER: Orbit GENRE: Urban Fantasy ARTIST: Shirley Green | Rob Shields Born the only female in an all male race, Jessica McClain isn’t just different – she’s feared. After living under the radar for the last twenty-six years, Jessica is thrust unexpectedly into her first change, a full ten years late. She wakes up and finds she’s in the middle of a storm. Now that she’s become the only female full-blooded werewolf in town, the supernatural world is already clamoring to take a bite…

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