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July 2016 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Victoria Schwab, Christina Henry, Jennifer Estep, Gail Carriger and more

July 2016 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Victoria Schwab, Christina Henry, Jennifer Estep, Gail Carriger 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 July 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, YA...
Jun
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Review: Forevermore by Kristen Callihan (Darkest London #7)

Review: Forevermore by Kristen Callihan (Darkest London #7) Forevermore (Darkest London #7) Kristen Callihan Published: June 28, 2016 (Forever) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 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...
Jun
29

Waiting on Wednesday: Excerpt from J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning

Waiting on Wednesday: Excerpt from J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning Have you guys heard about J. Patrick Black’s upcoming novel Ninth City Burning? We read the blurb and immediately perked up. It kind of sounds like if Independence Day and Terminator 2 had a baby, only, you know, no time travel (as far as we know). The novel comes out on Sept. 6, 2016 (pre-order it), but we have an excerpt just for VBC readers. Read on for the official book blurb and excerpt from...
Jun
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Release-Day Review: The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #10)

Release-Day Review: The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #10) The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson #10) Darynda Jones Published: June 28, 2016 (St. Martin’s) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 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...
Jun
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Early Review: Hope & Red by Jon Skovron (Empire of Storms #1)

Early Review: Hope & Red by Jon Skovron (Empire of Storms #1) Hope & Red (Empire of Storms Trilogy #1) Jon Skovron Published: Jun 28, 2016 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars At the age of eight both Hope and Red were left as orphans, albeit in very different circumstances. After watching her entire village used as an experiment by a...
Jun
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Review: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman (Invisible Library #1)

Review: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman (Invisible Library #1) The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) Genevieve Cogman Published: June 14, 2016 (Roc) 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 Irene is a spy and a thief, and when we first meet her, she is busy trying madly to not get caught—first by gargoyles, and then by hellhounds. All...
Jun
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Review: Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger

Review: Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge Paul Krueger Published: June 7, 2016 (Quirk Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 2.5 stars Bailey Chen’s motto has always been “Under promise, over deliver.” But it’s hard to do that when you’re a recent college graduate reduced to repeatedly calling a...
Jun
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Exclusive Excerpt: Unchained by Elisabeth Naughton

Exclusive Excerpt: Unchained by Elisabeth Naughton A good novella knows how to hit the spot in the middle of a busy week, and do we have a good one for you this week. Elisabeth Naughton has a new tale from her Eternal Guardians series from the always-a-good-idea 1,001 Dark Nights. Unchained is a standalone, so if you haven’t already discovered the delicious Eternal Guardians books, you’re good to go. You can snag the book for $2.99 right now,...
Jun
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Review: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper Chronicles #1)

Review: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) Ilona Andrews Published: December 2, 2013 (Ilona Andrews) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Dina is an Inn Keeper in what looks to be a quiet Texas town. Dina’s magical powers are entwined with the Inn she owns and it’s her job is to provide her guests with a certain level of protection...
Jun
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Release-Day Review: Moonstruck by Lauren Dane (Diablo Lake #1)

Release-Day Review: Moonstruck by Lauren Dane (Diablo Lake #1) Moonstruck (Diablo Lake #1) Lauren Dane Published: June 20, 2016 (Carina Press) Purchase: Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars I’m an unabashed Lauren Dane fan and have been auto-buying her contemporary romances for a long time, but I always love it most when she visits the paranormal side. (I absolutely...

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