Image of a Halfbreed Puca:And Blue Skies from Pain by Stina Leicht

On April 23, 2012, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

  When last we left Liam Kelly, the slow revelation of who and what he was had left him if not in a happy place, at least a relatively stable place. True, he had lost much in discovering his true heritage, lost his wife, lost friends, lost (or should we say, walked away) from his […]

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Book Received: Lies and Omens

On April 18, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 4/24/2012 ISBN-10: 1937007502 Official Description: Sylvie Lightner is a P.I. specializing in the unusual—in a world where magic is real, and Hell is just around the corner. After escaping secret government cells and destroying a Miami landmark, Sylvie’s trying to lay low—something that […]

Book Received: Magic Without Mercy

On April 13, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Roc; Original edition (April 3, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451464486 Official Description: Allison Beckstrom’s talent for tracking spells has put her up against some of the darkest elements in the world of magic. But she’s never faced anything like this. Magic itself has been poisoned, and Allie’s undead father […]

Book Received: Devil’s Punch

On April 11, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Roc; Original edition (April 3, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451464494 Official Description: The power swelled inside me, burning, hurting, but I let it center me. Pain means I’m still here, fighting. I envisioned it swelling in my hand in a seething rush, gathering, gathering, and then I sent it […]

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Book Received: Shadow’s Fall

On April 6, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Ace; Original edition (March 27, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007383 Official Description: For three years, Miranda Grey-Solomon has kept her role as Vampire Queen of the South separate from her Grammy-winning music career. But now, her dual lives are starting to collide, threatening everything Miranda and David, her Prime, […]

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Book Received: Doubletake

On April 4, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Roc; Original edition (March 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0451464443 Official Description: Half-human/half-monster Cal Leandros knows that family is a pain. But now that pain belongs to his half-brother, Niko. Niko’s shady father is in town, and he needs a big favor. Even worse is the reunion being held […]

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Book Received: Fated

On March 28, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Ace; Original edition (February 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007294 Official Description: Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex’s own powers aren’t as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible […]

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Book Received: How To be Death

On March 23, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Ace; Original edition (February 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007286 Official Description: All Calliope Reaper-Jones ever wanted out of life was a fabulous job in New York City and a really hot boyfriend. But now, she’s the brand-new President of Death, Inc. With the Board of Death breathing down […]

Book Received: Black Howl

On March 21, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Ace; Original edition (February 28, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007332 Official Description: Something is wrong with the souls of Chicago’s dead. Ghosts are walking the streets, and Agent of Death Madeline Black’s exasperating boss wants her to figure out why. And while work is bad enough, Maddy has a […]

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Book Received: Sins of the Son

On March 14, 2012, in Books Received, by Patrick Hester

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Ace; Original edition (March 27, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1937007375 Official Description: When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven’s plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal who knows of Seth’s true nature, […]

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Episode 066 – Kim Harrison

On July 26, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 66 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester & John Anealio sit down to chat with author Kim Harrison, whose The Hollows series spans nine novels and a new graphic novel. Links: Kim Harrison (Author’s Website) Burning Bunnies (Kim’s Twitter feed) http://www.box.net/shared/static/4clja95n1r2eldhm1uyj.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Desdaemona: Ben Macallan

On July 25, 2011, in Book Review, Jaym Gates, by Jaym Gates

Desdaemona by Ben Macallan Desdaemona is a stand-alone Urban Fantasy set in London. The protagonist, Jordan, hears a banshee’s scream late at night. He finds a teenage girl cowering in a bus station, under attack by a pack of werewolves. The girl has no one else to help her, so seventeen-year old Jordan stands between […]

Bridges and Rivers: A Review of Ben Aaronovitch’s Midnight Riot

On April 11, 2011, in Book Review, by John Ginsberg-Stevens

I am not a fan of urban fantasy, but I was curious to read Ben Aaronovitch‘s Midnight Riot because of a recurring blurb associated with it: that it was Harry Potter all grown-up and working as a policeman. It seemed like a silly idea, but I am pleased to report two things: that is not […]

Episode 044 Cherie Priest

On February 8, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In the 44th episode of the Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester & John Anealio sit down to chat with Cherie Priest, author of ‘Bloodshot’, now available from Spectra.  With Cherie, we discuss: urban fantasy, horror, southern gothic, TOR, Bantam, Spectra, writing, daily wordcount, Subterranean Press, humor in writing, social media, LiveJournal, blogging, Chattanooga TN, the Internet, […]

Episode 039 Adele Wearing

On January 3, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

039 The Functional Nerds In the 39th episode of the Functional Nerds, we welcome Adele Wearing, from the Un:Bound blogzine to chat about their new video edition.  We also chat about: science fiction, time zones, reviews, urban fantasy, epic fantasy, blogging, TOR, Angry Robot Books, Pan/MacMillan books, video production, Adobe Premiere, iLife, iMovie, ZOMBIES, terror4fun.com, […]

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Episode 031 Carolyn Crane

On November 1, 2010, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

031 The Functional Nerds In our 31st episode, John & I welcome Carolyn Crane, author of Mind Games & Double Cross, available from Spectra. With Carolyn in tow, we discussed: author websites, geocities, twitter, urban fantasy, marketing, cover art, product packaging (when it comes to books), 1st person prose, tense, Anne Rice, Jim Butcher, Laurel […]

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