Established in 2010, this blog is for all those who love escaping into novels filled with vampires, shapeshifters, demons, witches and even the fae.
While our preferences lean toward vampires, you’ll see news and reviews from a variety of urban fantasy, paranormal romance and fantasy works — both from the adult and young adult shelves.
As for the name — let’s be honest, your husband probably thinks you already belong to one and you secretly wish it really existed. Want us to discuss a specific book? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions or leave a comment on the blog.
Also, we’re proud to say Vampire Book Club was a finalist in the Adult Fiction category of the Independent Book Blogger Awards 2012 from Goodreads.
In an effort to make things easy on everyone, we use the same five-star scale as Goodreads, which is as follows:
5 stars – Amazing, I loved it
4 stars – Really liked it
3 stars – Liked it
2 stars – It was OK
1 star – Didn’t like it
DNF – Did not finish
Chelsea, Founder & Managing Editor
Chelsea started VBC in 2010 when her love for paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult books needed an outlet. Plus, she really wanted to talk about the latest Sookie Stackhouse book. She still reads way too much, but now shares VBC with the fantastic staff of reviewers below.
When not at VBC or writing about alpha heroes and vampire-themed TV shows for Heroes & Heartbreakers, Chelsea writes gritty contemporary fantasy. Her debut urban fantasy novel Borrowed Souls releases in May 2017. (Pre-order or add it on Goodreads) You can find all her writerly stuff at ChelseaMueller.net
She also is co-chair SF/F charity Geeky Giving, and the first anthology is available now (all proceeds go to Barrow Neurological Institute). She loves bad cover songs, dramatic movies, and TV vampires.
Jo, Reviews Editor
Hailing from the beautiful English countryside, Jo has been reviewing for VBC since June 2012 and Reviews Editor since May 2013. By day Jo is studying for a career in publishing, by night she is doing her best to make a small dent in her gargantuan TBR pile. It is a lifelong dream of hers to have a library in her house one day. Among some of her favorite authors are Kelley Armstrong, Sarah J. Maas, Gail Carriger and Stacia Kane. When not reading you can find Jo talking about books on Goodreads and Twitter or taking photos of books on Instagram – come follow her!
Amy was born and raised in the Midwest. She was introduced to Urban Fantasy and PNR with Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series and now UF and PNR are her favorite things to read. You can find her on Goodreads.
Amanda joined VBC in March 2013, and she’d rather read than breathe most days. She loves discovering new authors and if you ask her to recommend a book, she’ll recommend five. Or ten.
Jannelle occupies her days (and most nights) cooking for a hotel in Orlando, FL. She makes time to read PNR because it helps keep her sane and has been known to turn on an audiobook or two while working -yes, in the kitchen. When she’s not reading or working (or both), you can find her at her blog, Jannelle Reads.
I was a burned-out English Lit major who didn’t read a book for years. Then I binge-watched the first two seasons of True Blood on Netflix and HAD to read the Sookie Stackhouse books. Then I moved on to Night Huntress and a UF junkie was born. I’m also a retail veteran and single mom who recently moved back home to the Midwest after an extended stay in Texas.
Beth Cummings self-identifies as a biblioholic. In fact, her to-be-read pile continues to grow at an astounding rate. When asked about her favorite books, she tends to struggle with an answer because “there are just so many good ones out there”. Seriously – her idea of the worst nightmare EVER would be having no choice but to pick just one. The stress alone might just do her in. While she reads a little less than in years past (having a teenager and a competitive gymnast in the house will do that to you), she still feels a compulsion to snap up good books because…SOMEDAY. Formerly writing for My Bookish Ways (*sob*), she is now looking forward to carrying on her excuse for the “Fastest growing TBR pile in the West” with Vampire Book Club!
Jenn Windrow loves characters that have a pinch of spunk, a dash of attitude, and a large dollop of sex appeal. Top it all off with a huge heaping helping of snark, and you’ve got the ingredients for the kind of fast paced stories she loves to read and write. Home is a suburb of it’s-so-hot-my-shoes-have-melted-to-the-pavement Phoenix. Where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and a slew of animals that seem to keep following her home, at least that’s what she claims.
Her debut novel, Struck By Eros came out July 8th, 2016 from Muse It Publishing and is available as an ebook and in paperback.
Kris spends her days as the Dir. of Operations at a small boutique agency in Chicago. When not wrangling the office she is a loving dog mom and rescue volunteer, making her husband some ridiculously complicated meal (just to see if she can), watching too much tv, and of course reading. Starting with Anne Rice and The Vampire Chronicles she went on to discover fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance and her TBR pile grows. Daily. You can find her on Goodreads or Twitter. Some of her favorite author are Faith Hunter, DB Reynolds, David & Leigh Eddings, Jim Butcher, Lynn Kurland, and Seanan McGuire.
Candace joined VBC in January 2012. She has good taste in books, particularly of the paranormal romance variety. You may remember she wrote a guest post for us before joining the ranks. You also may know her from Twitter (@cpblackburn73) or as one of the mods at FrostFans.com.
Jill is from Georgia, USA, and spends her days in the lab trying to get her doctorate in medical research, and her nights with her nose in a book. Well, really, right above her tablet with her ebook app opened, but that’s not as poetic. She was introduced to the urban fantasy, paranormal romance, etc. genres through Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan Series. You can find her on Goodreads, she loves new bookie friends!
A Couple Notes
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