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May
23

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 2: Curran vs. Bones

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 2: Curran vs. Bones Every year the Alpha Showdown gets harder. (We probably say this a lot, but it doesn’t make it not true…) Well, today’s one of the what?! how can you make me choose? rounds. It’s two long-running fan favorites: Curran from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series and Bones from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress. You’ll have to decide who to back: the mighty werelion...
May
22

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 1: Adam Hauptman vs. Cat Fisa

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 1: Adam Hauptman vs. Cat Fisa We’re coming hot out the gates with Alpha Showdown 2017. We have a long-time favorite alpha Adam Hauptman from Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series (which we loooooove) up against newcomer Cat Fisa, the heroine of Amanda Bouchet’s Kingmaker Chronicles (which scratches our fantasy romance itch every single time). He’s got physical strength, wiles, and a seriously commanding style....
May
19

Review: Wilde Child by Jenn Stark (Immortal Vegas #7)

Review: Wilde Child by Jenn Stark (Immortal Vegas #7) Wilde Child (Immortal Vegas #7) Jenn Stark Published: May 17, 2017 (Elewyn Publishing) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 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 book1, Getting Wilde. Sara Wilde has...
May
18

Alpha Showdown 2017 Starts Next Week!

Alpha Showdown 2017 Starts Next Week! Every year the Alpha Showdown gets bigger and better. It’s back for 2017, and OMG can we talk about the lineup? Old favorites—Mad Rogan, Jane Yellowrock, Ethan Sullivan—and fresh faces including both the hero and heroine from VBC’s best book of 2016 A Promise of Fire. Rhysand caught everyone’s attention in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, and he’s making his first appearance...
May
17

Win It Wednesday: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent (signed copy!)

Win It Wednesday: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent (signed copy!) It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Rachel Vincent’s books. Her Unbound series is one I recommend all the time to anyone who likes their romance and their heroines complicated. Beautiful writing. Engaging stories. Just, seriously, she’s an auto buy for me for a reason. I’m not the only one at VBC who adores her books. Check out Amy’s review of Menagerie. RIGHT?!? As a...
May
16

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (ACoTaR #3)

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (ACoTaR #3) A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) Sarah J. Maas Published: May 2, 2017 (Bloomsbury) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: while this review will be spoiler, it will make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, A Court of Thorns and...
May
15

Review: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon (Bird and the Sword Chronicles #1)

Review: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon (Bird and the Sword Chronicles #1) The Bird and the Sword (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #1) Amy Harmon Published: May 11, 2016 (Amy Harmon) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars With words God created worlds. From those words also sprung light and dark, plants and trees, animals and people: two sons and two daughters. Each child received her own word. The Spinner could...
May
11

Review: Blood Kissed by Keri Arthur (Lizzy Grace #1)

Review: Blood Kissed by Keri Arthur (Lizzy Grace #1) Blood Kissed (Lizzy Grace #1) Keri Arthur Published: May 9, 2017 (Keri Arthur) Purchase: Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lizzie Grace is the black sheep of a blueblood witch family. She fled her family and the witch establishment at sixteen after her younger sister’s death. Most of the time she denies having any magic abilities at all, claiming to simply...
May
10

Win It Wednesday: White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Win It Wednesday: White Hot by Ilona Andrews We had a little bit of a breather on traditional Win It Wednesdays for a couple weeks, because it’s been contest-a-palooza here lately. Also, I was at RT Booklovers Convention and Borrowed Souls hit stores. But I’m back home in Texas, and I have a towering stack of books to giveaway to VBC readers. We’re going to go big today, though, with White Hot by Ilona Andrews. I’m pretty...
May
9

Review: Leopard’s Fury by Christine Feehan (Leopard People #9)

Review: Leopard’s Fury by Christine Feehan (Leopard People #9) Leopard’s Fury (Leopard People #9) Christine Feehan Published: Nov. 6, 2016 (Jove) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased   Reviewed by: Jenn Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Leopard’s Fury is a standalone book set in Christine Feehan’s Leopard world. It introduces us to Evangeline Tregre, a woman who just wants to run her bakery and be left alone. That is until a dangerous man walk...

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