Sidhe Vicious Reviews

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Back In The Saddle…


Oooh boy, it looks like I’m going to get “back in the saddle” again! I was really touched to receive so many replies to my last post and I will do my utmost to get back into the swing of things here on SVR. 🙂 I’ve obviously got a ton of updating to do along with getting some reviews posted. (Insert mad clickety-clacking keyboard sounds HERE) LOL

That being said, if anyone out there wants to consider writing reviews for SVR, please do let me know. I’ll admit that it got to be a bit much for me to handle on my own, so I would love to add some reviewers to the blog. Contact me at sidhevicious@gmail.com to inquire about the details.

Thanks everyone, big HUGS at ya!

Sidhe

August 4, 2011 Posted by | Rambling, Sidhe's News & Updates | | 2 Comments

Dead In The Water


My poor little blog has been floating adrift for so long now that I wonder if anyone will even notice if I bring it back to life? …Anyone? …Beuller?

A host of reasons kept me from spending much time on the computer and I am really missing the interaction between myself and other paranormal/urban fantasy readers & authors.

Let me know in the comments if you’d like me to start-up again. 🙂

August 2, 2011 Posted by | Rambling, Sidhe's News & Updates, Uncategorized | | 28 Comments

September 2010 Releases


There are a whole bunch of awesome books being released out into the wild this month! Here are some shiny covers of a few of them that I am DYING to read. 😀 Check out my New Releases page to see all the books along with their release dates. (I’m still working on the title links).

     

     

     

     

Ahh my pretties, how I want you all. Hopefully I’ll get some Chapters gift cards for my birthday next week! 😉

September 2, 2010 Posted by | I Wish, New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, Sidhe's News & Updates, Upcoming Releases, Wishlist | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Aug 2010 New Releases


Just a quick post to let you all know that I’ve updated the New Releases page and all of August’s releases are up! 🙂

Here’s a few of the covers for August:

      

     

     

July 23, 2010 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, Sidhe's News & Updates, Spotlight On..., Upcoming Releases | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SVR – News & Updates


First off, as I’m sure some of you have noticed, I added a flag counter app to my sidebar and can I just say how cool it is to see where people are who are checking out my little corner of the internet. Hello to you all! 🙂

I still haven’t heard back from the winner of Bernita Harris’ Dark & Disorderly, so I used random.org to draw a new winner.  #14, Julie Swaney, Congrats! 😀 Please email me at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca so we can get your ebook out to you.

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Other interesting news I’ve come across lately:

While science fiction often deals with the world of tomorrow and fantasy often illuminates worlds that never were, paranormal romance and urban fantasy are—mostly—set in the world we live in. Sort of. I mean, as far as we know, our world isn’t actually populated by vampires, witches, elves, demons, or the other creatures that inhabit urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels. Right?

To showcase this diversity, Tor.com is celebrating July as Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Month! They’ve rounded up half a dozen original pieces of short fiction, and will have guest blogs and interviews from paranormal romance and urban fantasy authors and editors. For more about the brand new fiction, guest posts, and extras of Tor.com’s July celebration, go to Tor.com

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Titan Books is launching a brand new website, which is going to be packed with exclusive content and special features, so pop on over there and check it out! Don’t miss the Jose Molina interview about his experience working on FireFly. There’s new Lenore artwork showcased on the blog, contests, awesome books, etc.

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Paul Goat Allen of BN.com (And the mod for the BN.com book club featuring Adrian Phoenix’s Black Dust Mambo) just posted an excellent blog about Adrian Phoenix’s books and Black Dust Mambo! I could not agree with him more!

There’s also a new podcast up at Seattle Geekly featuring female authors: Adrian Phoenix, Mira Grant, Jennifer Brozek, Seanan McGuire, Jessa Slade and Marjorie M. Liu! So have a listen to hear what these urban fantasy authors have to say.

July 19, 2010 Posted by | Rambling, Sidhe's News & Updates, Spotlight On... | , , | Leave a comment

SVR Updates & A Winner


First off, I hope all my fellow Canuck’s had an awesome Canada Day long weekend! I also hope all my American readers had a great 4th of July long weekend! Geez, we were partying it up on this side of the ocean all weekend, lol. 😀

I recently updated the New Releases list, so July’s on there and even a few August releases are up. Thank you Chapters/Indigo for the Buy 3 Get 1 free sale where I loaded up on new releases. I’ve also updated my Rec’d 2010 page, so if you’ve sent me a book for review and are wondering if I’ve received it, you can find out there.

I’m still working on updating my “My Books” pages, having a heck of a time trying to work with Open Office documents on my recently installed Microsoft Office/Word. It’ll get there, but in the meantime, my GoodReads and LibraryThing are usually updated to within a week if you’re wanting to scope out my ridiculously huge library.

And now on to the winner of Bernita Harris’ giveaway! Random.org gave me #25, so

kisah, congratulations!!! Please email me at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca so we can get your e-book sent off to you. 🙂

Thanks to Bernita Harris and to everyone who entered! If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 7 days, a new name will be drawn from the eligable entries.

Cheers! 😀

July 5, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, Holiday, Sidhe's News & Updates, Winners | , , | Leave a comment

Under The Weather


MySpace Profile Graphics

Ugh! This has pretty much been me for the last week. I had my touch-up’s done on my dragon fairy tattoo and added a little something that you’ll see when it’s all healed and I post the picture. 🙂 (That’s the only good thing to come out of last week!) Went to the doctor twice last week, had x-rays done on my knee and heel, am super dazed from some new, strong allergy meds and was pretty much in the same shape as that poor Ram in the graphic thanks to a not so lovely virus. Yep, Sidhe is sick and still fighting it. Bleh…

So no, I’m not dead, lol, just sleeping a lot! I read a few amazing books and hope to get my reviews up shortly. I have author Bernita Harris here on Wednesday guest blogging along with a giveaway to celebrate the release of her book, Dark And Disorderly! I just wanted to let you all know what’s up with my recent M.I.A. status. I hope you’re all doing awesome and reading amazing books.

June 21, 2010 Posted by | Rambling, Sidhe's News & Updates | , , | 2 Comments

Is It Just Me Or…


Lately I’ve been noticing what seems to be becoming a trend in quite a few of the books I’ve read, and I’m wondering if I’m the only one who feels this way. Transitions people. I am noticing a serious lack of transitions and it throws me off when I’m reading! 😦 For those who aren’t too sure what in the heck I’m talking about, here’s the definition that I’m referring to from my Encarta Dictionary:

“grammar: linking word or phrase: a word, phrase, or passage that links one subject or idea to another in speech or writing “

Microsoft® Encarta® 2008. © 1993-2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Basically, what I’ve been noticing is that I’m reading along, going with the flow, following the action, the dialogue, etc., and BLAM! With no page or chapter break or any indication what-so-ever, we’re in a different scene, quite possibly with different characters. Huh? Or I’m all invested in a scene with characters who are doing/saying something, and BLAM! They’re all of a sudden doing or talking about something else. WTF is that all about? And trust me, I have flipped back to re-read and have also made sure I didn’t miss a page in there somewhere.

If it were only one or two books in a hundred, I could chalk it up to natural error in either the writing or editing, but this has been happening with alarming frequency. And not just in e-books or print, not just with new authors or small publishers. I am also not just referring to books I’ve reviewed here on the blog, as I’ve read a lot of books that I haven’t reviewed here. I’m not looking to point fingers anywhere, I’m just wondering if I’m the only one who’s noticed this?  Sound off people, I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the matter.

June 12, 2010 Posted by | Rambling, Rant, Sidhe's News & Updates | , , | 8 Comments

SVR Updates


Hi All! 😀 

I’ve had a few people ask me to let you all know when I’ve updated things in my sidebar or added a new page, so here we go. I recently updated my Wishlist in the sidebar, so you can see what books I’m jonesing for both already released and upcoming. Yeah, and I can just insert my foot in my mouth now because I’ve received and bought a whole bunch of books in the last 2 weeks. But it is fairly recent. *Grins* I swear!   

I’ve added a new page to the blog titled New Releases. Pretty self explanatory, lol. I know I’ve been a hard core slacker for the last few months with my new release list, so I’m hoping that this page and format will be easier and faster for me to maintain. It’s still a work-in-progress, so no links yet, but you can see all the wallet breaking goodness that’s out this month. (The 29th is going to kill me!) I’ve also included a bunch of books that were released in the last couple of months – those being the months I slacked off on. Just scroll down the page for this months releases. 

I know, I know… I am WAY behind on updating my “My Books” pages, and for those of you who reference them for new books, authors or just out of morbid curiosity about what’s on my bookshelf, I promise that I will update them ASAP. My GoodReads bookshelf is, by far, the most current representation of my book collection. As always, please feel free to comment or email me if you have any questions about any books or authors. I do my best to get back to you as fast as possible. 

And just because it never gets old, 

Smile, it could be worse!

 ETI: I have all the links up on the New Releases page and will frequently be adding new books/links, so be sure to check the page often!

June 7, 2010 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, On My Bookshelf, Rambling, Sidhe's News & Updates, Upcoming Releases | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Gates – I am stoked!


I just wanted to share my excitement about this new show starting this summer on ABC! 🙂 Hurry up June 20th.

May 27, 2010 Posted by | Sidhe's News & Updates, Spotlight On..., Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment