International Urban Fantasy Month - Giveaways!

Hello, fellow urban fantasy fans!

Look what the fabulous Jaye Wells is up to . . .

(and 'cause I'm in the middle of revisions and my brain is fried - I'll let Jaye tell you in her own words - stolen straight from the awesome lady's mouth, err, blog! Oh, and, I'm coming slightly late to the party here - those revisions again :-D)

(Giveaway over at Jaye's, and one here - check below!)

I am hereby declaring October International Urban Fantasy Month!

Yes, yes, we only have two weeks left. But I think we put our evil minds to it, we can really blow this out. Naturally, my first thought was to hold a contest to celebrate. But I didn’t want to do just any contest. I wanted to do something that celebrates the genre but also brings new fans into the fold.

Here’s where you come in. Everyone who writes a love letter to Urban Fantasy on their own blogs (be sure to track back to this one so you’re counted) or here in comments if you don’t have a blog of your own, will be entered for a chance to win an epic prize pack of Urban Fantasy novels (with a couple of paranormal romances thrown in for spice).

So what constitutes an urban fantasy love letter? Talk about your favorite books or characters. Talk about what you love about the genre in general. Write a snarky haiku, romantic sonnet or dirty limerick. Anything goes as long as its about UF and how awesome it is.

Go check out the awesome list of prizes OVER ON JAYE'S BLOG.  Includes a copy of The Sweet Scent of Blood! Yay!

So join in and spread the urban fantasy love. Tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell the world:

Urban fantasy rocks!

Other authors getting into the spirit of Intl. Urban Fantasy Month are:

Sierra Dean's blog

Michelle Rowan's blog

And Me! Right here!

To Enter my Giveaway: Leave a comment on this post about urban fantasy and why you love it or its authors. And don't forget to go enter the other giveaways too!

3 winners can each choose 3 books from the list of books below.
Winners will be chosen by Random.org.
Please leave email (remembering to replace @ with at to forestall spam), twitter, or way to contact you in comment.
Closes October 30, 2011. Winners announced Oct 31st. International where Book Depository deliver.
Full giveaway rules at bottom of post here.

RED-HEADED STEPCHILD by Jaye Wells
THE MAGE IN BLACK by Jaye Wells
GREEN-EYED DEMON by Jaye Wells

TEMPEST RISING by Nicole Peeler
TRACKING THE TEMPEST by Nicole Peeler
TEMPEST’S LEGACY by Nicole Peeler


The Sweet Scent of Blood (Spellcrackers #1) by Suzanne McLeod
The Cold Kiss of Death (Spellcrackers #2) by Suzanne McLeod
The Bitter Seed of Magic (Spellcrackers #3) by Suzanne McLeod 

Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy: Book 1) by Carolyn Crane






Double Cross (The Disillusionists Trilogy: Book 2) by Carolyn Crane

Sins of the Angels (The Grigori Legacy #1) by Linda Poitevin

Kindling the Moon: An Arcadia Bell Novel #1 by Jenn Bennett

29 comments:

LadyVampire2u said...

I love Urban Fantasy because it's a brand new, exciting take on the paranormal genre. It takes world building, action scenes, beautifully fashioned characters and that extreme element to a new high. I give lots of brownie points to the authors for being pioneers into this new genre. They definitely made it their own and fashioned it into a genere that's catching the book world by storm. I'm definitely caught up in it myself! :)

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Robin K said...

Easy! I love the kick ass female characters and the action. The matrix-esque moves are always fun to read!

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Teril said...

I love all of the kick arse dark brody troubled heroes, and kick arse snarky heroines in UF!
This genre is the bread and butter of my reading material. I love them all. My wall is insulated by their bookish goodness and when I am cold at nigh I curl up with their splendiferous pages.

terilhack at yahoo dot ocm

Llehn said...

I love urban fantasy because it makes me feel like there's more to our world than meets the eye :D

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Blodeuedd said...

I love it because honestly it is just so kickass. I love the spunky heroines that know what they want and they do not back down and have to be rescued by the hero (well not all the time at least)

And I love that there is always that hint of romance around the corner, sometimes explored a bit, sometimes growing

blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

Mardel said...

I love urban fantasy because it can be so farfetched. I have enough of regular life. I want to read about women with powers, with strange problems, with furry friends or friends with wings. I want to read about things that are so fantastical so that I can escape from the mundane world into a world filled with colorful characters and situations. Where even if the main character is a regular person, she can over come the magic or powers. But my favorite is to read about the people with the magic, or the uber-strength, or even with a bit of amoral attitude. Just because it's different from what we all deal with on a daily basis.

And it's so damned FUN!.

:)

tvted said...

I love UF because its like going on mini holiday without leaving the house. Unlike pure fantasy UF usually has characters and setting in the modern day. So you can almost imagine what it would be like to live next door to a werewolf, have a boyfriend turns into a dragon, best friends with a vampire or have a mage as an enemy!

Melanie

gconoy said...

I love it because it has kick ass heroines. They don't need to be rescued by a man all the time, although from time to time they don't really mind either. Loving action movies as well, and this genre is kinda filled with great action.

hrududu AT hotmail DE

Vins said...

I love Urban Fantasy because it mostly takes place in the here and now...unfamiliar things in familiar setings :) In general I love mixings of supernatural and everday life...makes one wonder what might be lurking around the corner!

vinsarama[at]gmail[dot]com

Vojalyn said...

Everyday I do the same and I can only get away from it all when I read. And one of my favorite genres is urban fantasies because these books are filled with action and takes place in a different world - of course, I'm in love with them. And there're some kick-ass character who I really admire and like :) And everything is even more appealing when the story has a supernatural part in it :)

Thanks for the contest,
mikki-mano@hotmail.com

Barbara E. said...

Besides the Sabina Kane series, I really love the following awesome UF series: Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin, Kelly Gay’s Charlie Madigan, Kelly Meding’s Dreg City , Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock, Keri Arthur’s Riley Jensen, Nicole Peeler’s Jane True and Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid. Although they have unique characters and storylines, the one thing they all have in common is lots of action and fabulous characters.

Anna said...

I love Urban Fantasy because it is the first genre I discovered when I decided to read something in another language than my native one.Silly I know but first love does hard :)
And I love its authors because they seriously know how to create tough female heroes who struggle to overcome any obstacles!

anniech85(at)gmail(dot)com

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Yay, UF is my favorite genre because it's all about girl's power and that nothing is impossible. I absolutely loved it to bits ever since my first Anita Blake book :) Thank you, Suzanne, for an awesome contest! :)
impy80 at hotmail dot com

Sofija Kapranova said...

UF is my favorite genre because I love strong female characters. Plus all action is happening in worlds similar to real one, so it makes it more interesting to read.
kapranova(dot)sofija(at)gmail(dot)com

Melliane said...

I really love Urban Fantasy books. The reason ? I think it's always so great to have some heroines we could understand who are strong and weak at the same time. The world is always very interesting too, it a similar one but with so much more ! And meet all the creatures is always so amazing.

thanks for the giveaway
ellana_(at)hotmail(dot)fr

elaing8 said...

I like the tough as nails heroines,the sidekicks,the hunks heroes,the world building and all that action.
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

donnas said...

Because its fun. Really it is. Very often its a world like ours but with magic and vampires and shifters and all kinds of supernatural beings that we dont see in our everyday lives. It allows us to take a break from reality for a little while and escape into a new world that only exists in dreams.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

SusanKMann said...

I love Urban Fantasy because its dark, exciting and keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is very rarely a dull moment. @susankmann

kindle-aholic said...

I love fantasy in general because of the impossible made possible, but I love Urban Fantasy in particular because of the wealth of fantastic female leads.

Giada M said...

I love UF because I love to read about strong females who don't need men to defend them, I love fantasy and more than everything I love fantasy in real world. That's one of the best thing!
My favorite UF author (or should I say *authors*) is Ilona Andrews.

Thank you for making this awesome giveaway international! :D

Giada M.

fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

BlackWolf said...

I love Urban Fantasy because it's exciting, take on the paranormal genre and I like the strong female characters that don't need to be rescued
darksiry(at)gmail(dot)com

Aik said...

I love Urban Fantasy because it provides me with an escape from the troubles of real life. When reading UR books, I'm always inspired by how the strong female leads can overcome hardships to gain success.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Ailsa said...

I love urban fantasy because so much cool stuff happens! I love the ass-kicking, mostly no-nonsense taking, heroines, and the hot heroes with so many problems. I love the fantasy elements that tie in to the world we recognise and make me imagine that it could happen. Stories with magic and vampires and werewolves and dragons and other things in are just cooler and more interesting than books that are totally normal.

~Ailsa

Breanne said...

I love UF because you can get a great story with elements of mystery, action and romance, all rolled together with a magical twist. Great way to spend an afternoon and escape to a new place for a few hours.

for_rainy_days(at)hotmail(dot)com

cdunbar said...

I love Urban Fantasy for the strong women and the uber-gorgeous guys that usually come with them. Also, the worlds are fascinating, like in Carolyn Crane's books, which I LOVE.

cdunbar said...

Ack. Forgot to add my email:

christine.dunbar(at)gmail.com

DragonGem said...

I love UF because the main characters are always getting in and out of trouble in quite creative ways. Makes my life seem calm by comparison.

Rebe said...

I love UF because of the strong female protagonists and the amazing world-building.

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cegluna said...

Strong, snarky female leads and hot sex. Need I say more?! ;)

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