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Brian Martinez (bloodstreamcity) | 4 comments Quick intro: I'm an author currently finishing up an Urban Fantasy book, and I want to start sending out ARCs to book websites and blogs for reviews. I don't want to start plastering it all over the place and annoying people, instead I'd rather ask you folks who know what you're talking about.

I did some serious googling which turned up a bunch of results, but obviously it's hard to tell what's popular and relevant to the readers that actually matter. Any suggestions you have, sites you go to for UF info, would be a big help. Thanks.


Karma♥Bites ^.~ (karma_bites) | 10 comments Brian,

IDK about 'best'--and don't know how much of your book is 'fantasy' vs. 'urban' ;-)--

But FWIW re: non-publisher sites, every so often, I check out http://fantasy-faction.com/

Good luck!


message 3: by Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts) (last edited Jul 30, 2014 05:57PM) (new)

Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts) (lanieadamsk) | 17 comments For the most part I check out these blogs:
Vampire Book Club
http://vampirebookclub.net/
Bitten By Books
http://bittenbybooks.com/
Under the covers book blog
http://www.underthecoversbookblog.com/
Moonrise Book Blog
http://www.moonrisebookblog.com/
Urban Fantasy Blog
http://allthingsuf.com/
So, I read this book today http://soireadthisbooktoday.com/2014/...
Book Fairy blog
http://paranormalbookfairy.blogspot.com/


message 4: by Brian (new)

Brian Martinez (bloodstreamcity) | 4 comments Thanks Lanie, that's a good start. :)

Karma, I'm curious what you mean about fantasy vs urban. Do you think I'm off on the genre description?


Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts) (lanieadamsk) | 17 comments Hope it helps:D!


message 6: by Karma♥Bites ^.~ (last edited Jul 30, 2014 08:15PM) (new)

Karma♥Bites ^.~ (karma_bites) | 10 comments Brian wrote: "Thanks Lanie, that's a good start. :)

Karma, I'm curious what you mean about fantasy vs urban. Do you think I'm off on the genre description?"


IDK b/c I haven't read your book--or even the blurb. :) It was a bit tongue-in-cheek, but also partly serious in that different people could use terms (especially the general ones) differently.

Frex, some people (2 of my friends) use 'fantasy' as *the* main genre, w/ any and all alternate reality fiction--e.g., paranormal, UF, PNR, etc.--being sub-genres. Still others (such as me) distinguish fantasy (high, epic or otherwise) from 'paranormal'. For latter, 'paranormal' is the umbrella genre, w/ UF, PNR, etc. being sub-genres.

And then, some are sticklers re: what is or is not UF whilst some other aren't.

Does that make sense?


ETA: Have you seen this discussion? www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1731527-...


message 7: by Brian (new)

Brian Martinez (bloodstreamcity) | 4 comments Oh, ok. I thought because I already added the book to Goodreads you had clicked through my profile and checked it out.

I hadn't seen that discussion, but I've definitely read a few like it as I did some research. The series I'm starting takes place in a variety of settings, some books in the city while others small town, desert, etc., so I wanted to make sure I was in the right when I called it Urban Fantasy. Seems this is a tough genre to nail down, with not everyone agreeing on the requirements.


Karma♥Bites ^.~ (karma_bites) | 10 comments Brian wrote: "...Seems this is a tough genre to nail down, with not everyone agreeing on the requirements."

*nods* I don't envy you. But in the end, you can only do what 'feels' best/comfortable for you, no? And seems that you started out right by doing some research. Best of luck to you!


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