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Apr
26

5 Questions with Chloe Neill: Chicago Foods, #MEthan, What’s Next & Giveaway

5 Questions with Chloe Neill: Chicago Foods, #MEthan, What’s Next & Giveaway Pretty much everyone at VBC HQ is a full-on Chicagoland Vampires fangirl. Chloe Neill’s urban fantasy series has grown over time, and with each new installment Merit, Ethan Sullivan, Mallory, Catcher, Lindsay, Jeff and the rest of the crew became dearer to us. As Blade Bound, the final installment in the series, hit shelves yesterday, we had to catch up with Chloe and get the lowdown on what’s...
Apr
20

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: The Unlikeable Demon Hunter by Deborah Wilde

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: The Unlikeable Demon Hunter by Deborah Wilde When someone says Buffy meets Bridesmaid in their book blurb, I take notice. Words like that get you put on the to-be-read pile ASAP. Such is the case with Deborah Wilde’s The Unlikeable Demon Hunter, which released just this Tuesday. Admittedly, I have a soft spot for heroines others call “unlikeable.” Complex and unapologetic heroines like Darian from the Shaede Assassin series and...
Apr
19

Win It Wednesday: The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Carr

Win It Wednesday: The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Carr Earlier this week, Amy reviewed The Dastardly Miss Lizzie. Steampunk goodness with fascinating character dichotomy is always a win, which is why we’ve been hooked on the Electric Empire series since day one. If you’re eager for more of Viola Carr’s series, you’re in luck. I have one copy of the just-released The Dastardly Miss Lizzie set aside for a lucky VBC reader. If you want...
Apr
12

Win It Wednesday: Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

Win It Wednesday: Glitter by Aprilynne Pike It’s been a hot minute since we gave away a young adult book in Win It Wednesday. I didn’t forget about everyone who loves their YA fixes (myself included!), and I have an excellent book for you this week: Glitter by Aprilynne Pike. Despite the name, don’t expect Mariah Carey at all. We’re talking Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette. Royalty going drug dealer in a dystopian setting...
Apr
5

Win It Wednesday: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Win It Wednesday: American Gods by Neil Gaiman I am all kinds of nerdy excited for the television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. It’s not just the cast, which includes Ricky Whittle (a.k.a. Lincoln from The 100) as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday. The look, the feel, the timing is right for a revisit of this great fantasy novel. Not too long ago, I did a re-read of American Gods on audio. It has a full-cast...
Apr
3

April 2017 New Releases: Chloe Neill, JR Ward, Jennifer Estep, Kresley Cole, Claudia Gray and more

April 2017 New Releases: Chloe Neill, JR Ward, Jennifer Estep, Kresley Cole, Claudia Gray 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 April 2017. 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...
Mar
29

Win It Wednesday: Immortal Unchained by Lynsay Sands

Win It Wednesday: Immortal Unchained by Lynsay Sands Yesterday the 25th Argeneau book came out. Yes, twenty-five books in a vampire romance series. What’s better? They are enjoyable as stand-alones, and in smaller arcs (we’d suggest reading books 23, 24, and 25 together, for example). And VBC’s Amy gave Immortal Unchained a big thumbs up yesterday in her review. We love the way Lynsay Sands combines humor and heat to keep us hooked on...
Mar
22

Win It Wednesday: Ever After by Kim Harrison

Win It Wednesday: Ever After by Kim Harrison How many of you have read the Hollows series by Kim Harrison? It’s a great urban fantasy series, and actually one I found got stronger and stronger the longer the series ran. With that in mind, I have a copy of Ever After by Kim Harrison. It’s the 11th novel in the Hollows series (sometimes you’ll see it called the Rachel Morgan series, too), and is from another expanding point in the...
Mar
15

Show Me Your Alphas – Alpha Showdown 2017 Nominations are Open

Show Me Your Alphas – Alpha Showdown 2017 Nominations are Open Win It Wednesday just got legit double awesome. (That’s a thing, right?) March is just flying by, which means it’s time for the annual call for nominations for Alpha Showdown. And since it’s also our giveaway day, I’m bribing you to give me your nominations with the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. This is our seventh year bringing you the Alpha Showdown, and it becomes more...
Mar
8

Win It Wednesday: Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire (ARC)

Win It Wednesday: Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire (ARC) Last week we diverged from our weekly contest in the name of delving into the insanely awesome new-release schedule. You’re all still in reading comas aren’t you? Well, since we were off a week, I figured we needed a pretty stellar giveaway for the return of Win It Wednesday. How’s about an advanced reading copy of Seanan McGuire’s Magic for Nothing? It’s the latest in her...

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