Buzz Books 2016 Spring/Summer #BookReview

Title:  Buzz Books 2016 Spring/Summer Release Date:  January 14, 2016Publisher:  Publishers LunchSource:  NetGalley Our eighth Buzz Books edition evokes all the excitement of Winter Institute with substantial pre-publication excerpts from 40 adult titles. Enjoy access to the newest voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the upcoming season as you discover breakout books from established authors, sparkling debuts from soon-to-become literary stars, and fascinating memoirs and inspirational nonfiction. (Goodreads) My Review: Buzz Books are one …

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Buzz Books 2016: Young Adult Spring/Summer #BookReview

Title:  Buzz Books 2016: YA Spring/Summer Release Date:  January 14, 2016Publisher:  Publishers LunchSource:  netGalley This fourth edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult provides substantial pre-publication excerpts from 20 forthcoming young adult books. Now everyone can share the same access to the newest YA voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the spring/summer season.(Goodreads) My Review: Buzz Books are one of my favorite ways to discover new-to-me books and authors!  While I may not read every …

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Led Astray: The Best of Kelley Armstrong #BookReview

Title:  Led Astray:  The Best of Kelley Armstrong Author:  Kelley ArmstrongRelease Date:  September 15, 2015Publisher:  Tachyon PublicationsSource:  NetGalley Two brand new tales anchor this wide-ranging collection from one of urban fantasy’s most successful authors. Here is the first time that best-selling fantasy, YA, and crime author Kelley Armstrong has had her stories collected from Otherworld and beyond. With her signature twists and turns, Armstrong gives a fresh spin on city-dwelling vampires, werewolves, and zombies, while also …

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Review: Carniepunk anthology

Carniepunk anthology A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals. (Goodreads) My Review Anthologies are one of my favorites, because they introduce you to new authors and give you snippets from old favorites to tide you over until their next book! And who cares if you don’t like one of …

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Book Review: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

Title:  Trigger WarningAuthor:  Neil GaimanPublication Date: 2/3/2015Publisher: William Morrow & CompanySource:  Review copy received from the publisher Synopsis: Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things–which includes a never-before published American Gods story, “Black Dog,” written exclusively for this volume. In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality …

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FaceOff Book Review and Blog Tour

FaceOff anthology Review copy provided by Meryl L Moss Media Relations in exchange for an honest review Ever wonder who would win in a fight if the most popular thriller characters were paired against their most worthy opponents?  For the first time ever, fans will know who comes out victorious in FACEOFF, an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers. But just when you think you know what happens, FACEOFF will keep you guessing …

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Blog Tour: Portals

Anthologies are one of my favorites, as it’s a great way to discover new authors! I don’t think I’ve ever read a collection featuring portals before, so was excited when I received the opportunity to take part in the Portals Blog Tour. And the icing on the cake is that I actually know one of the authors! Anna Simpson, aka Emaginette, is someone I “met” online awhile ago and I’m honored to review her story.  …

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Book Review: Buzz Books YA 2014

Buzz Books YA 2014 Review copy provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This inaugural edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult provides substantial pre-publication excerpts from more than 20 forthcoming young adult and middle grade books. Now everyone can share the same access to the newest YA voices the publishing industry is broadcasting  for the fall/winter season.  You will find a full range of YA titles previewed here – dystopian, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, …

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Book Review: Grim anthology

Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today. (Goodreads) My Thoughts: This is one of those rare collections where almost every, single story is good! I could usually guess which classic fairy tale inspired each story, but have to admit that a couple had me scratching my head. That didn’t take away from enjoying the stories, …

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Book Review: Buzz Books 2014 Spring/Summer

Buzz Books 2014 collection There’s nothing like the excitement of being one of the first people to discover a great new read. Now in its fourth edition, Buzz Books has proven itself as the place where book publishing insiders and passionate book lovers alike can get their first taste of some of the year’s most extraordinary new books. The overwhelming majority of our selections go on to win awards and appear on booksellers’ monthly lists of …

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Book Review: Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror anthology Once upon a time………in a world far removed from the days when fairy tales were new, five bestselling authors spin versions that take the classic stories into a new dimension. You’ll recognize Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and other enduring characters, but they’ll exist in realms beyond your imagination, where the familiar is transformed into the extraordinary and otherworldly. (Goodreads) My Thoughts: Seems that I can’t resist anything with J.D. Robb’s name …

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Review: ‘Til The World Ends

‘Til The World Ends collection While this is only three stories, I think it still counts as an anthology. I’m already a fan of Julie Kagawa, but haven’t read Ann Aguirre or Karen Duvall. Since it’s only three stories, will review each one. Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa Before The Immortal Rules, there was the Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her …

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