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September 25 2014

10 Urban Fantasy Series You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion)

Have you fallen for an urban fantasy series and want more? We’re here to help. These ten book series epitomize things we love about urban fantasy. They may have influenced the subgenre or...
January 3 2014

Too Big for Just One Post: Enormously Endowed Romance Heroes, Part 1

Let’s face it: There is nothing average about romance heroes—least of all their manly appendages. Bigger is better, and apparently we readers like it that way (well, I assume so because...
November 7 2013

Thor and Loki, Styxx and Acheron, the Lannisters: Sibling Rivalries

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World will be in theaters on November 8th in the United States, although it's been premiering all over the world outside the U.S. for the past month. In red carpet...
July 27 2013

Poll: What Male POV Would You Like to Read?

Stacia Kane's Terrible-POV novella, Wrong Ways Down, finally has a release date (August 6!). It's always a worry when we see a point of view in a story that we haven't seen before that it...
May 16 2013

More Than a Wolfman: Our Ever-Changing Shapeshifters

Once upon a time, there was a Big Bad Wolf. He ate grandma, remember? Terrorized poor old Red right out of her hood? Then he got all smexied up, became either a were or a shapeshifter (because they’re...
March 18 2013

Alternate Mythologies from Lost Girl, Hearne, Moning, and More!

It’s probably safe to say that vampires and werewolves have had their fair share of literary exposure over the years. Werewolves first appeared around 61 AD, in The Satyricon by Petronius. Vampires,...
February 7 2013

Urban Fantasy 101: Rice, Hamilton, Rowling and More!

Think urban fantasy is all leather-clad heroines and male sidekicks with big guns? Think again. Urban fantasy has become one of the most varied of the speculative genres. In fact, it’s no longer...
October 31 2012

Halloween Costuming: Dress Like an Urban Fantasy Chick for Halloween

This blog was supposed to be about how all our favorite kick-ass urban fantasy heroines wear skintight black leather while still managing to wield heavy weaponry, outrun demons, and avoid unsightly...
August 30 2012

Is Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake the First Urban Fantasy Hero?

More years ago than I want to admit (okay, it was eighteen) my friend Meg thrust a trio of paperback books at me. “You have to read these,” she said. “They’re about vampires.” The...
May 30 2012

June 2012 Upcoming Romance Releases Shopping List!

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in June. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very specific...
February 22 2012

All They’re Cracked Up To Be: Series Crack

Many of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series readers joke that the books are like crack (or “crahck,” if you’re  spelling BDB style), so we went to Twitter and asked...
February 15 2012

The Books That Broke the Camel’s Back: Hamilton, Neill, Harris, et al.

We’ve talked before about stopping reading a particular series because one of the series’ books has ruined the whole experience for you (for example, Robin Bradford dumped Laurell K. Hamilton),...
August 17 2011

Sometimes I Want to Slap Her: Anita Blake, Merit, Rachel Morgan, Kitty Norville, and Sookie Stackhouse

I am all for strong heroines, but sometimes I wish I could reach through the pages of my book and slap the shit out of a character. I have a few, which I am sure all of us do. Here are my top five: Anita...
August 11 2011

Bite Me, Baby: Top 5 (+1!) Vampire Lovers

Powerful men are sexy. Men fighting for control are sexy. Dark and mysterious, yep, sexy again. Now add fangs, super speed and centuries of practice, and you know why vampires consistently...
June 16 2011

Top 10 (Paranormal Romance) Videos to Spike up Your Viewing

You’ve no doubt noticed music is an integral part of paranormal and urban fantasy heroes and heroines; the Black Dagger Brotherhood has its hip-hop, Laurell K. Hamilton says Tori Amos is “very important...
June 6 2011

Making the List: Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake and Her Numerous Bed Partners

Natasha says: We all know Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake has been around the block a few times; okay, who are we kidding...she’s been on the block and hasn’t moved. We’ve complied a list...
June 2 2011

Fiction Affliction: Diagnosing June Releases in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

The Symptoms Chicks kick butt. ’Nuff said. The Diagnosis Forty-one new urban fantasy (24) and paranormal romance (17) books blaze into June, including new titles from old favorites and...
June 2 2011

Fresh Meat: Laurell K. Hamilton’s Hit List (June 7, 2011)

Laurell K. Hamilton’s Hit List starts with Anita back to her roots as a US Marshal (Paranormal Division) out on a hunt with Edward. Someone is brutally killing were-tigers all across the country....
May 31 2011

Laurell K. Hamilton’s Merry Gentry Series: Merry Gentry, FTW!

The writers I most like to read exhibit strong storytelling abilities, develop their characters and relationships in an engrossing manner, and weave it all together through well-crafted writing. That’s...
May 26 2011

No Longer a Guilty Pleasure: Why I Don’t Read Laurell K. Hamilton

“In fact, so much of the description is repeated, I think she has a macro for a lot of stuff. Like hit F3 every time you say 'Nathaniel' and 'violet eyes floor length auburn hair dancer...
May 25 2011

I Still Read Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake Series—Got a Problem with That?

Hi, my name is Natasha and I still faithfully read the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton. I’m not embarrassed to admit it. Is it really that small a club? Or am I one of the few...
May 19 2011

Pimped-Out Penises: That Little Something Extra Heroes Bring to the Table

In the paranormal romance and urban fantasy world, we expect our heroes and heroines to be more than just ordinary folk; we want them to be bigger, faster, funnier, and sexier than their human counterparts....
May 13 2011

A Party to Die For: Night-Clubbing in Paranormal Romance

“Welcome to Guilty Pleasures. We are here to serve you. To make your most evil thought come true.” ~Jean-Claude, owner, Guilty Pleasures (Guilty Pleasures, Book I, Laurell...
April 14 2011

What in the—?!: Top 10 Craziest Places to Do the Deed

Over the past few weeks, I polled writers and readers and asked a question that made the Catholic girl in me turn beet red (Oh, if Sister Saint Joan of Arc were to see me now; I just blessed myself...
April 12 2011

You Are What You Like to Read: A Book-Selling Savant’s Recs, Pt. 1

Back in the early days of All About Romance, I never felt comfortable contributing to our If You Like... feature (if you like Author A, try Author B) because of a lack of confidence. I always thought...
February 13 2011

It’s Not Me, It’s You: Breaking Up With An Author

People who know books often talk about what is popular, what used to be popular, what should or shouldn’t be popular . . . and why. You can find the discussion in newspapers, on blogs, in...
February 13 2011

To Die For: Gifts For Your Vampire Lover

Whether it's Valentine's Day or any other gift-giving time, what kind of gift would you give to someone who is basically immortal?! You think buying a gift for your mother is hard, try...
February 12 2011

Never Too Much?: When To Stop Paranormal Series

There are so many Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy series we readers can’t seem to get enough of. We rush to the stores on release day; then we rock back-and-forth until the next release....