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Road Trip Reads: Rec Me

Okay, so the title of this post may be a tad misleading. The thing is . . . the thing is: by and large, I do not connect with road trip books. I know. But it's the honest truth. When it comes down to it, transportationally-dependent books in general are a wash for me. Outside of a number of epic quest novels (I mean, The Two Towers is my favorite Lord of the Rings book), if the entire thing is set in a carriage, on a boat, in a van, or astride a horse, I tend to steer clear. Because if I don't, the story and I get mad and start throwing things at each other. Interestingly, spaceships seem to be the exception to this vehicular rule. Perhaps when the characters and I are on a spaceship together, I'm removed enough from my own reality at that point not to be bothered. So bring on the space opera, sentient ships, and warp drive. It has ever been thus. I'm really not sure why I'm immediately put off by road trip narratives. It's not that I don't enjoy it wh

The Legend of Korra: Book 3 Official Trailer

I don't think it's much of an exaggeration to say that I've been sad—just a little bit—every day since we finished watching the second season of Korra. That's why it made me all kinds of happy to wake up and watch this .  At this point, all I really have to say is:  ZUKO!!!

Cover Reveal: Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean

I’ve always loved cross-dressing heroines – the trope is probably my most favorite of all the romance tropes, so when I wrote Chase, I wanted to play with the cross-dressing heroine idea. She doesn’t just dress in trousers – she’s also built a persona to match. She's a pre-Victorian Wizard of Oz, so to speak, thought to be a man, but one who has never been seen in public, and about whom very few people know the truth…namely, that he’s a she. - Sarah MacLean When I was offered a chance to get in on the cover reveal for Sarah MacLean 's fourth and final book in the Rule of Scoundrels series, I sort of couldn't say no. This is Chase's book, you guys. Chase . And I'll admit to hoping for some time now it would be Duncan's as well. Cross-dressing and the Angel and glimpses of old friends and what in the world is going to happen  and, well, all I can do is wait impatiently for November.

Fairy Tale Pretties

I'm in the mood for a new fairy tale (or three). I realize your natural reaction is: Angie, when in the world are you not in the mood for new fairy tales and/or retellings? And the answer is: pretty much never. But. With the exception of Cruel Beauty and Tiger Lily (but even that's been more than a year ago), I haven't really fallen in love for awhile. Time to change that. Alias Hook   by Lisa Jensen I recently became aware of this title and immediately knew I'd be giving it a go. Peter Pan from Captain Hook's perspective, this Hook is cursed to forever engage in pointless warfare with Pan. Until one day a grown woman finds her way to Neverland and, in that simple defiance, provides a light at the end of the tunnel. I . . . have a good feeling about this. Due out July 8th Stray by Elissa Sussman So this one gives me the tingles not just for it's shivery cover (I love it, love it, love it), but because the main character is a Fairy Godmother. And n

Book Giveaway: Wide Open, Deep Down, & Strange Country by Deborah Coates

To celebrate the release of Strange Country —the third book in Deborah Coates ' rural fantasy/paranormal mystery trilogy (how's that for a mashup of awesome?)—Tor Books has been gracious enough to offer up a set containing the complete trilogy. I have yet to read this series, but two things immediately caught my eye. The first is the enticing Sharon Shinn quote on the cover: Twin Peaks meets Dean Koontz in this tale of a windswept northern prairie town beset by eerie events. Deborah Coates offers a pitch-perfect sense of place, an uncanny knack for dialogue, and a complex heroine who's mad, sad, tenacious, and tough. Yes, please. The second is the term "rural fantasy." In my mind, I place it somewhere in the vicinity of Ilona Andrews ' Edge series, which they termed "rustic fantasy." Either way, I can't wait to start this series and see. This giveaway is open to those with U.S. or Canada mailing addresses. To enter, fill out the Raffl