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Jul
19

Win It Wednesday: Thunder Road by Sierra Dean

Win It Wednesday: Thunder Road by Sierra Dean Sierra Dean has a knack for snappy, sexy urban fantasy. Y’all know this is exactly in my wheelhouse (and not just because of Borrowed Souls—we could talk about oodles of sexy urban fantasy like the Fever series and the Broken Destiny books). My point is, when I tell you that you need to have Sierra Dean books on your shelves, I mean it. While we loved her Secret McQueen books, we know you want the...
Jul
14

Rachel Caine Guest Post: Ancient Tech and the Power of Books

Rachel Caine Guest Post: Ancient Tech and the Power of Books Note from VBC HQ: We are delighted to have author Rachel Caine on the blog today. We love pretty much everything she writes, and are thrilled we got out hot hands on a new The Great Library book earlier this week. Actually, you should check out our review of Ash and Quill. However, today isn’t about us. We’re turning VBC over to Rachel for today’s post.  Hi, VBC, thanks so much for...
Jul
11

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Volatile Bonds by Jaye Wells

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Volatile Bonds by Jaye Wells I get to share something extra awesome with you today, VBC readers. We have the very first look at the cover art for Jaye Wells’ Volatile Bonds. It’s the fourth book in her The Prospero’s War series, and if you’re anything like me you’re super stoked to hear there are more books coming in this killer urban fantasy series that brings magic to the police procedural in a way...
Jul
11

RITA Finalists 2017 in Paranormal Romance

RITA Finalists 2017 in Paranormal Romance Each year the Romance Writers of America gives out awards to the best of the best in romance. The contest is peer reviewed (aka other romance authors are the judges), and the paranormal romance category always features some of my favorite books of the year. RWA is running a blog tour (see all the tour stops) to showcase all the amazing books that made the finals in this year’s awards, and you know...
Jul
7

Exclusive Excerpt from Hunted by Elisabeth Naughton

Exclusive Excerpt from Hunted by Elisabeth Naughton The VBC team has been known to devour Elisabeth Naughton’s Eternal Guardians books. They’re super steamy and bring that alpha warrior goodness we love in our paranormal romance. Her latest in the series is Hunted (get it at Amazon), a novella as part of the 1,001 Dark Nights series, and it released last week. So if you like ’em short and steamy, this one’s for you. Today we have an...
Jul
6

July 2017 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Kevin Hearne, Ilona Andrews, Molly Harper, MJ Rose, Thea Harrison & more

July 2017 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Kevin Hearne, Ilona Andrews, Molly Harper, MJ Rose, Thea Harrison & 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 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...
Jul
5

Win It Wednesday: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Win It Wednesday: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine We’re back post 4th of July hiatus. I hope all US and Canadian friends had a blast with fireworks for both Independence Day and Canada Day, respectively. I went to a family reunion, and basically ate and drank my way through Nebraska. I’m going to have to hit the gym hard later this week, y’all. Enough about me! Let’s talk about how amazing Rachel Caine’s The Great Library...
Jun
28

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Red Lily by Juliette Cross

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Red Lily by Juliette Cross We gave you an early review of Juliette Cross’s latest Vampire Blood book Red Lily two weeks ago. Now we have an exclusive excerpt from Red Lily (which hit stores last week, hint hint) and a giveaway to help you decide if this one is for you! ABOUT RED LILY When Red falls for the Big Bad Wolf… The Black Lily resistance needs a larger army if they are to defeat the vampire monarchy. In order to do...
Jun
27

Release-Day Review: The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost (Broken Destiny #2)

Release-Day Review: The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost (Broken Destiny #2) The Sweetest Burn (Broken Destiny #2) Jeaniene Frost Published: June 27, 2017 (HQN) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: This review runs in full at Heroes & Heartbreakers. It also references events in the first Broken Destiny book The Beautiful Ashes. If you haven’t...
Jun
21

Win It Wednesday: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Win It Wednesday: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire Win It Wednesday has returned! Now that Alpha Showdown is over—congrats again to the triumphant Kate Daniels!—it’s time to get back on task around here, and that means our Wednesday giveaways need to return. Today we’re going urban fantasy with longtime favorite Seanan McGuire. I was talking about her books on Twitter over the weekend because Discount Armageddon is on sale for $1.99 right now...

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