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Dec
17

Must-Read Urban Fantasy Series that Bring the Sexy

Must-Read Urban Fantasy Series that Bring the Sexy Urban fantasy can be aligned with the old-school police procedural style—think Harry Dresden, early Anita Blake books, The Hollows—solving supernatural crimes. Over time the genre has expanded, and while I still love a good gumshoe urban fantasy, as the genre has grown it’s pulled in the best from other worlds. It’s slipped to the crime end, it’s sucked in small-town mysteries (hey, Charlaine Harris!),...
Dec
3

December 2018 New Releases: Gena Showalter, Sierra Dean, Jonathan Maberry, Suzanne Wright, Nora Roberts, Lauren DeStefano and more!

December 2018 New Releases: Gena Showalter, Sierra Dean, Jonathan Maberry, Suzanne Wright, Nora Roberts, Lauren DeStefano 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 2018. 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
29

Review: Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle (Dark Alchemy #1)

Review: Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle (Dark Alchemy #1) Dark Alchemy (Dark Alchemy #1) Laura Bickle Published: March 24, 2015 (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): 4 stars When Petra arrives in Temperance, Wyoming, she is running away from one death and about to barrel into even more. While trying to find information about her...
Nov
27

5 Reasons Bloodlines’ Adrian Ivashkov Would Make an Awesome Boyfriend

5 Reasons Bloodlines’ Adrian Ivashkov Would Make an Awesome Boyfriend If you’re a long-time VBC reader, you may know I ‘shipped Rose and Dimitri in Richelle Mead’s highly successful Vampire Academy series. In that series we met Adrian Ivashkov. He was a little old to be hanging around high schoolers without, you know, a reason. He was that charming older guy who somehow always had booze. He was hot and a bad influence. Things change, though. People change. They grow....
Nov
26

Review: Dragonshadow by Elle Katharine White (Heartstone #2)

Review: Dragonshadow by Elle Katharine White (Heartstone #2) Dragonshadow (Heartstone #2) Elle Katharine White Published: Nov. 20, 2018 (Harper Voyager) 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 Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Nov
20

Review: Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri (Books of Ambha #1)

Review: Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri (Books of Ambha #1) Empire of Sand (Books of Ambha #1) Tasha Suri Published: Nov. 13, 2018 (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 stars For years Mehr has lived as an outsider in her own home. Her mother’s people, the Amrithi, are outcasts in the Empire. The magic in their blood and their beliefs supersede...
Nov
19

Readers’ Choice Nominations for Best Book of 2018 + Giveaway!

Readers’ Choice Nominations for Best Book of 2018 + Giveaway! Is November flying by for everyone else? It’s Thanksgiving here in the U.S. on Thursday, and it caught me by surprise. (I mean, yay turkey and pie, but also where did November go?) If it’s already the third week of November, then it’s almost Christmas, which means it’s almost time for VBC’s annual list of the Best Books of 2018. We need your help, though. Which books would...
Nov
14

Win It Wednesday: Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews

Win It Wednesday: Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews In case you missed it the VBC crew is full of HUGE Ilona Andrews fans. We’ve loved the Kate Daniels series and quickly glommed the Hidden Legacy books. If you missed Amy’s review of Diamond Fire, it’s the best way to get hyped for this giveaway. Yep. We have a paperback copy of the Hidden Legacy novella Diamond Fire for one lucky VBC reader. Here’s the official skinny on the book:...
Nov
13

Review: This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil #2)

Review: This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil #2) This Cruel Design (This Mortal Coil #2) Emily Suvada Published: Oct. 30, 2018 (Simon Pulse) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free it will reference the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Nov
12

Review: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Origin #1)

Review: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Origin #1) The Darkest Star (Origin #1) Jennifer L. Armentrout Published: Oct. 30, 2018 (Tor Teen) 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 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it may unintentionally contain spoilers for two series set in the same world. If you haven’t stepped into this world...

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