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Dec
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Early Review & Giveaway: Winter Halo by Keri Arthur (Outcast #2)

Early Review & Giveaway: Winter Halo by Keri Arthur (Outcast #2) Winter Halo (Outcast #2) Keri Arthur Published: Dec. 6, 2016 (Signet) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: while this review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Dec
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December 2016 New Releases: JR Ward, Eileen Wilks, Keri Arthur, Jennifer Estep, Thea Harrison, Ilona Andrews and more

December 2016 New Releases: JR Ward, Eileen Wilks, Keri Arthur, Jennifer Estep, Thea Harrison, Ilona Andrews and more In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, I’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for December 2016. All dates are U.S. and tentative. Also: Click the title of any book to visit the Amazon page for pre-order or purchase goodness. I’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance, F is fantasy, SF is science fiction,...
Nov
30

Win It Wednesday: Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Win It Wednesday: Written in Red by Anne Bishop I’m thinking about making this “Win It Wednesday” thing a regular feature. What do you think? I don’t know anyone who has read Anne Bishop’s The Others series and not fallen head-over-heels for the books. If you haven’t read them, this giveaway is for you. I think every single one of these books has made our year-end best of lists, but today’s we’re going...
Nov
29

Review: Howling at the Moon by Karen MacInerney (Tales of an Urban Werewolf #1)

Review: Howling at the Moon by Karen MacInerney (Tales of an Urban Werewolf #1) Howling at the Moon (Tales of an Urban Werewolf #1) Karen MacInerney Published: Feb. 26, 2008 (Ballantine Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased   Reviewed by: Jenn Rating (out of 5): 2 stars I love a good werewolf story. I love when an author gives me characters that I can sink my teeth into, so when Howling at the Moon popped up on my Kindle, I was excited to dig in. I wish...
Nov
28

Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer Heartless Marissa Meyer Published: Nov. 8, 2016 (Feiwel & Friends) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Before she became the decapitating obsessed Queen of Hearts, she was Catherine Pinkerton, daughter of the Marquess of Rock Turtle Cove, and she loved to bake. In fact, her dream is to open a bakery with her best friend Mary Ann. Cath...
Nov
23

Readers’ Choice Best Books of 2016 Nominations & Giveaway

Readers’ Choice Best Books of 2016 Nominations & Giveaway Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving here in the United States, and that means the end of the year is just around the corner. (Did it sneak up on anyone else?) The VBC team has been hard at work determining which books will make our Top 10 list for 2016. While we finish duking it out, I want your input. Which books would you put on the list? Our editorial team will still narrow our picks to the ultimate top 10,...
Nov
22

Review: Lady of Magick by Sylvia Izzo Hunter (Noctis Magicae #2)

Review: Lady of Magick by Sylvia Izzo Hunter (Noctis Magicae #2) Lady of Magick (Noctis Magicae #2) Sylvia Izzo Hunter Published: Sept. 1, 2015 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, The Midnight...
Nov
21

Review: Hyde by Lauren Stewart (Hyde #1)

Review: Hyde by Lauren Stewart (Hyde #1) Hyde (Hyde #1) Lauren Stewart Published: July 8, 2012 (Off the Hook) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased   Reviewed by: Jenn Rating (out of 5): 5 stars While surfing through the urban fantasy section of my kindle, I came across a cover that made me stop long enough to read the blurb. Yes, I am one of those people, if you have a pretty cover, I will judge. So, already taken in by...
Nov
17

Review: Of the Abyss by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Mancer #1)

Review: Of the Abyss by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Mancer #1) Of the Abyss (Mancer #1) Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Published: Sept. 27, 2016 (Harper Voyager Impulse) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Mancers, those who can work with different forms of magic, are outlawed. Death awaits those who break those laws, so while magic still exists, it is...
Nov
16

Win It Wednesday: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

Win It Wednesday: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent I’m always looking to add new books to dive into headfirst. I know you are, too. (That’s why we’re friends.) So how about I giveaway one of those books to a lucky reader? Rachel Vincent has been an auto-buy author for me for quite some time. She knows how to balance an engaging plot, character development, and the emotional suckerpunch that serves a purpose. Menagerie explores humanity...

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