Welcome to Biting-Edge, a blog shared by authors and vampire experts, Mario Acevedo and Jeanne Stein. We’ll cover urban fantasy, vampires, pop culture, and all things Joss Whedon. Unlike other fantasy blogs, we don’t insist on body cavity searches (unless you ask politely). Snarkiness is most welcome...though we won't promise not to bite back!

Sunday, April 24, 2011
  Get a clue!
Mario here:

I have a story in the YA anthology: You don't Have A Clue: Latino Mysteries for Teens, from Arte Publico Press, edited by Sarah Cortez. A *Starred Review* in Book List gives us bragging rights.

Years ago I swore I'd never write a story set in my hometown of Las Cruces, NM, or placed during the 70's. And I've done just that in "No Soy Loco," but with a little twist: mysterious voices, alien criminals, and eye gouging (otherwise, why go to LC?) A perfect tale for impressionable minds.

Manuel Ramos also has a story in the anthology. The book launch party will be Friday, 7PM, May 20, at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. As you can see, Ramos will bring a dose of much needed class to the event.

Also on the radar, I'll be at the South Carolina Book Festival, May 14-15, presenting Saturday on the panel Fantastic Fiction! Werewolves, Vampires and Blood! with

Faith Hunter,
the ever serious Sam Morton,

and the darkly fashionable Kalayna Price.

I'm signing 11AM, on both Saturday and Sunday. More details as we get closer to the date.

My TBR is in serious need of replenishing. If you have any titles to recommend, please post. Any genre, as long as it rocked you.

In the meantime, I can't sing praises loud enough for Sherman Alexie. I just finished War Dances and have started Ten Little Indians. The story, "The Search Engine," made my Muse* cry, it was that freakin' awesome.

* Hey Muse, you lazy bitch. Why can't you give me such inspiration? But no...it's always Happy Hour for you.

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My most recent world-rockers were "The Lonely Polygamist" by Brady Udall, and "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins (the whole series.) Awesome reads.
P.S. Love your website.
Current reading First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones. The heroine is a sarcastic and witty Grim Reaper. She helps dead people move on, which sometimes involves mysteries surrounding their deaths.

Also loving Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy.

Mario, I just finished the California Roll by John Vorhaus. It's told by the main character, very funny, smart, snarky, and sarcastic con artist. It's very entertaining and I learned a lot about cheating other people out of stuff--actually had to look up a few words in the dictionary. Maybe you can learn something to squeeze your muse for some ideas.

Bonnie B
Chris: Read The Hunger Games. Loved it. Will try The Lonely Polygamist.
Juno: First Grave on the Right. Check!
Bonnie: California Roll. Am on it.

Thanks all!
I just finished "The Ocean Dark" by Jack Rogan, on my Kindle. The monsters in this book are so frightful I almost had to put the Kindle in the freezer overnight. (Friends reference! Ha ha!)

Bonnie R. (The other Bonnie)
ONE WAS A SOLDIER - Julia Spencer-Fleming, suspense heavy on character building
A DEVIL IN THE DETAILS - K A Stewart, UF, very cool premise

All superb and new-to-me.
We have a plethora of Bonnies!
Bonnie R: Ha, ha!
Vickie: Thanks much.
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