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Oct
24

If You Like Harry Potter, Read The Paper Magician

If You Like Harry Potter, Read The Paper Magician From VBC/Chelsea: We are having fun with our If You Like… series. If there’s a recommendation you’d like, feel free to leave a comment and we’ll see if we can add a post for you! For now, though, let VBC’s Margaret convince you to read The Paper Magician. In Charlie N. Holmberg’s The Paper Magician, 19-year-old Ceony Twill has just graduated from magic school, not Hogwarts...
Oct
23

Review: Raziel by Kristina Douglas (The Fallen #1)

Review: Raziel by Kristina Douglas (The Fallen #1) Raziel (The Fallen #1) Kristina Douglas Published: Jan. 25, 2011 (Pocket Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Allie is having a very normal day. She’s running late for a meeting, forgot to eat lunch, got to flirt with a hot stranger, and her stilettos are killing her. Then everything changes when she is accidentally hit by a...
Oct
22

Guest Post & Giveaway: A Day in the Life of Alex Kahler

Guest Post & Giveaway: A Day in the Life of Alex Kahler One of the joys of being a full-time writer is that my days are pretty varied—there’s no such thing as an average day. Doing circus-based entertainment work on the side also helps, as it means I get to balance introvert and extrovert activities (highly necessary). So this is sort of the melded version of my days. They’re not usually this packed; very often I will just lounge in pajamas from...
Oct
21

Review: Break Out by Nina Croft (Blood Hunter #1)

Review: Break Out by Nina Croft (Blood Hunter #1) Break Out (Blood Hunter #1) Nina Croft Published: September 30, 2014 (St. Martin’s) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for and honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 3 stars In the year 3048, humans, genetically modified aliens and even vampires have already left Earth in search of a precious mineral known as Meridian—known to...
Oct
20

Early Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #3)

Early Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #3) Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) Maggie Stiefvater Published: Oct. 21, 2014 (Scholastic Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference events from previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out...
Oct
17

Excerpt & Giveaway: Kristen Painter’s Dead Man’s Hand

Excerpt & Giveaway: Kristen Painter’s Dead Man’s Hand It’s not exactly a secret that the VBC team digs on the sexy supernatural novels. Sometimes we like ‘em in single-sitting servings. That’s why the Sin City Collectors novellas are such a good fit for us. All the sexy, all the action and all the paranormal goodness we want. The latest in the series is Kristen Painter’s Dead Man’s Hand. It just came out on Tuesday, and, well, we...
Oct
16

Review: Unbinding by Eileen Wilks (World of Lupi #11)

Review: Unbinding by Eileen Wilks (World of Lupi #11) Unbinding (World of Lupi #11) Eileen Wilks Published: Oct. 4, 2014 (Berkley Sensation) Purchase: Book Depository or Unbinding Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. Eight of the books in the World of Lupi series have featured FBI agent Lily Yu and her Lupus (werewolf)...
Oct
15

Excerpt from Cinda Williams Chima’s The Sorcerer Heir

Excerpt from Cinda Williams Chima’s The Sorcerer Heir Today we have a taste of Cinda Williams Chima’s latest novel The Sorcerer Heir. The book is the final in her Heir Chronicles and comes out Oct. 21. (You might want to pre-order The Sorcerer Heir.) The series features all sorts of magical types. However, today, we’re focused on the sorcerers. As we do. Sorcerer Excerpt from The Sorcerer Heir: “I hoped your father might know something about...
Oct
14

Review: Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall (Immortal Guardians #5)

Review: Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall (Immortal Guardians #5) Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians #5) Dianne Duvall Published: Sept. 2, 2014 (Zebra Books) 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 events from previous books in the series. Ever since he saved her from a mercenary attack,...
Oct
13

Exclusive Excerpt from Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh (& Giveaway!)

Exclusive Excerpt from Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh (& Giveaway!) I don’t know anyone who has read Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series and not liked it. I recommend a lot of books, and this urban fantasy series with plenty of heat factor continually hits the mark. Singh’s writing is stellar and her characters are engaging. So, everyone at VBC is eager to read the next installment Archangel’s Shadows. As Archangel’s Shadows doesn’t...

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