Thursday, October 30, 2014

Something Wicked Strikes: Tim Marquitz, Author of Clandestine Daze (+Giveaway)

Hello, nocturnal readers!

The Nocturnal Library has many friends (aren't I a lucky girl?), but very few of them have been with us as long as Tim Marquitz. Years ago, I accidentaly stumbled upon Armageddon Bound, the first in Tim's Demon Squad series and promptly fell in love with his anti-hero, his writing style and his unforgettable sense of humor.
Now, Tim has a new urban fantasy series called Clandestine Daze, and the prequel novella, Eyes Deep, has just been released. Having read it just days ago myself, I can honestly tell you that you should all find the time in your undoubtedly busy schedules for it. It's a-freakin'-mazing!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Something Wicked Strikes: Cherie Priest, Author of Maplecroft (+Giveaway)

Hello, nocturnal readers!
Something Wicked Strikes is slowly coming to an end. Only three more days remain, three more authors to support and celebrate.
Today I am thrilled to welcome the marvelous Cherie Priest to The Nocturnal Library. Her latest novel, Maplecroft, tells the story of Lizzie Border, the infamous maybe-murderer of her father and stepmother. Maplecroft is a Lovecraftian horror, a perfect read around Halloween.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Something Wicked Strikes: Guest Post by Mihir from Fantasy Book Critic + INT Giveaway

Hello, my lovelies! *cue evil laugh*

Something Wicked has always been about promoting authors we love and support, but this time around I wanted to do something different as well. In a blaze of inspiration (that's something that happens to me a lot, thank you very much), I decided to invite one of my favorite bloggers and hands down one of the smartest, kindest people I know, Mihir W. from Fantasy Book Critic. I've had more than a few conversations with Mihir since we've met, and I always took away something from them, be it knowledge, inspiration, or just an excellent recommendation. 

So today, I couldn't leave you guys in better hands. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Something Wicked Strikes: Anton Strout, Incarnate + Giveaway

Hello, nocturnal readers!
Welcome to yet another Something Wicked Strikes post. I hope you've been having fun so far, and if you have, rest assured, there's more fun to be had.
Today I am thrilled to welcome author Anton Strout to the blog. Anton is the author of the Spellmason Chronicles and the Simon Canderous urban fantasy series. So without further ado..

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lies We Tell OurselvesAuthor: Robin Talley
Series: Standalone
Published: October 3rd 2014
Publisher: Mira INK
Length: 336 pages
Source: Publisher for review
Buy: The Book Depository

It's 1959. The battle for civil rights is raging. And it's Sarah Dunbar's first day of school, as one of the first black students at the previously all-white Jefferson High. No one wants Sarah there. Not the Governor. Not the teachers. And certainly not the students – especially Linda Hairston, daughter of the town’s most ardent segregationist. Sarah and Linda have every reason to despise each other. But as a school project forces them to spend time together, the less their differences seem to matter. And Sarah and Linda start to feel something they've never felt before. Something they're both determined ignore. Because it's one thing to be frightened by the world around you - and another thing altogether when you're terrified of what you feel inside.

Lies We Tell Ourselves is more than just a book; it’s a reading experience, and a painful one at that. On page 7, I started clutching the book tightly, bracing myself for the pain it would inevitably bring. On page 11, tears were already streaming down my face and I wasted no effort in trying to suppress them.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Seventh Grave and No Body Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway

Welcome, nocturnal readers!

I am honored to be part of Darynda Jones' Seventh Grave and No Body promo tour. I reviewed Seventh Grave yesterday (read my review HERE) and now I want all of you to read it as well. Charley always brings joy and laughter into my life, which is precisely what I wish for all of you. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Review: Seventh Grave and No Body

Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7)Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson, #7
Published: October 21st 2014
Publisher: Piatkus
Length: 352 pages
Source: Publisher for review
Buy: The Book Depository

Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life. But all of that combined barely scratches the surface of her problems. Recent developments—and a few distressing prophesies—have forced her to become a responsible adult. Exactly the kind of adult she’s never aspired to be. To conquer such a monumental task, she’s decided to start small. Really small. She gets a pet. But how can she save the world against the forces of evil when she can’t even keep a goldfish alive?
A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.
We’re doomed.

This being the seventh installment in the Charley Davidson series, there really isn’t much left to say that hasn’t been said already. Fans of the series already know what they’re signing up for, and those of you who have yet to meet Charley and Reyes… who are you and what are you even doing here, folks?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Something Wicked Strikes: Jenn Bennett, Roaring Twenties + INT Giveaway

Hello, nocturnal readers!

I believe you all know by now that I'm a huge urban fantasy fan. There are many series I follow and many authors I adore, but Jenn Bennett's Arcadia Bell has a very special place in my heart. Jenn's new historical paranormal romance series, Roaring Twenties, is also a huge success. I was over the moon when Jenn accepted my invitation to participate in this event.

I'll leave you to Jenn and her choice of Halloween movies! Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Something Wicked Strikes: Heather Demetrios, Exquisite Captive + INT Giveaway

Hello, nocturnal readers!

Today is October 16th, which means that we've reached the second half of this event. Time really does fly, doesn't it? Please visit other Wicked stops as well:
Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
Gin @ Gin's Book Notes: Erin Keyser
I am beyond proud to welcome the wonderful Heather Demetrios to The Nocturnal Library! Her book, Exquisite Captives, is one of my favorite reads this fall and I can't wait to share her post with you guys. So without further ado...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Something Wicked Strikes: Kristen Painter, Sin City Collectors

Hello, nocturnal librarians!

Today I'm proud to welcome author Kristen Painter to The Nocturnal Library. A month or so ago, Kristen's new urban fantasy series, Crescent City, completely blew me away. I gave House of the Rising Sun 5 stars, which I don't do often. Now Kristen has a new series, co-written with another urban fantasy author, Amanda Stevens, and the fourth novella, Dead Man's Hand, was published today.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Something Wicked Strikes: Seth Skorkowsky, Damoren + Giveaway

Hello everyone!

Today I am honored to welcome author Seth Skorkowsky to The Nocturnal Library. Seth's debut novel Damoren is the first in a new urban fantasy series. Seth combined urban fantasy and horror, with elements of thriller thrown in for good measure. The result is a debut unlike anything we've ever read before. Thank you for stopping by to read Seth's post and make sure to enter to win a copy of Damoren below. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Something Wicked Strikes Trivia Challenge & Giveaway

Hi everyone! It's time for this year's trivia challenge! I promise to make it easy on you guys, the questions shouldn't be difficult to figure out at all.

Here's how this is going to work: You will have to answer to a series of bookish questions. Some I'm sure you'll know right away, and the others will be easy enough to Google. Each question will get you an entry in the Rafflecopter. All you have to do is  write down the correct answer under the right number and you're all set.

Oh, and you absolutely have to have fun. That is a requirement.