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Jul
9

5 Questions with Chelsea Mueller: Soul Magic, Romance, and Cocktails

5 Questions with Chelsea Mueller: Soul Magic, Romance, and Cocktails VBC founder and HBIC Chelsea has a new book out today. It’s the second in the Soul Charmer series, and promises magic, murder, and rented souls. We also have it on good authority the heroine’s character arc is pretty epic and if you weren’t already in love with Derek, you will be now. However, since Chelsea runs this blog, we don’t review her books…because that’s a...
Jul
5

Review: Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost (Night Prince #4)

Review: Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost (Night Prince #4) Into the Fire (Night Prince #4) Jeaniene Frost Published: Feb. 28, 2017 (Avon) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Review by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: This review was originally posted at Heroes & Heartbreakers. It also assumes you are up to date on the Night Prince series. If you aren’t, check out...
Jul
4

Win It Wednesday: Signed Book! Borrowed Souls or Rogue Souls – Winner’s Choice!

Win It Wednesday: Signed Book! Borrowed Souls or Rogue Souls – Winner’s Choice! It’s Independence Day here in the U.S. and I love this holiday. Maybe because I love fireworks. Or because barbecue. Or because I get to make really great pool party playlists. It’s a little odd having the holiday in the middle of the week, as many of us have to work on the days surrounding it. (And if I’m honest, I’m totally getting writing in today.) But we need to celebrate. We...
Jun
28

July 2018 New Releases: Chloe Neill, Chelsea Mueller, Karen Chance, Kevin Hearne, Lara Adrian and more!

July 2018 New Releases: Chloe Neill, Chelsea Mueller, Karen Chance, Kevin Hearne, Lara Adrian 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 July 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, YA...
Jun
20

The Definitive Ranking of Sookie Stackhouse Novels

The Definitive Ranking of Sookie Stackhouse Novels Spoiler Warning: This post may contain spoilers for Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Series (a.k.a. The Sookie Stackhouse Series), and by extension, the HBO show True Blood.  Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries brought a fresh take to paranormal. It offered a look at the normalization of vampires in the open world. The books were urban fantasy in a rural setting. Sookie and her...
Jun
14

10 Urban Fantasy Series You Need to Read

10 Urban Fantasy Series You Need to Read Have you fallen for an urban fantasy series and want more? We’re here to help. These ten book series epitomize things we love about urban fantasy. They may have influenced the subgenre or they’re the ones every urban fantasy fan has read. These are the books that showcase what we love—and expect—from urban fantasies. 1. Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton We have to start here....
Jun
1

June 2018 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Jennifer Estep, Gena Showalter, Kelly Meding & more!

June 2018 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Jennifer Estep, Gena Showalter, Kelly Meding & 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 June 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, YA...
May
16

Win It Wednesday: Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands

Win It Wednesday: Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands Half of the VBC crew is currently sick, but vampire books always cheer us up. Funny, romantic, vampire books are even better. Lynsay Sands brings the laughs and the heart every single time. So for today’s Win It Wednesday, we are going to give away a copy of her latest Argeneau book Twice Bitten. While this is book No. 27 in the series (and wow, right?!), if you aren’t caught up, it’s...
May
1

May 2018 New Releases: Faith Hunter, Jenn Stark, Jay Kristoff, Christine Feehan, Sylvain Neuvel and more

May 2018 New Releases: Faith Hunter, Jenn Stark, Jay Kristoff, Christine Feehan, Sylvain Neuvel 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 May 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, YA...
Apr
16

Vampires with a Twist: 4 Authors Who Keep Vampire Mythology Fresh

Vampires with a Twist: 4 Authors Who Keep Vampire Mythology Fresh Note: This article was originally posted on Heroes & Heartbreakers in 2013. Chelsea still says these books are fantastic, though! Vampire books have ensnared readers for years. Sometimes we think they’re sexy, other times we think they’re scary, but the creature of the night mythos follows a familiar trope. If you think you might be burned out on vampires, maybe it’s time to try a vampire book done in a...

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