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May
11

5 Worst Moms in Urban Fantasy

5 Worst Moms in Urban Fantasy Some of our favorite heroines became moms this year. Happy Mother’s Day Merit and Kate! I’m sure lots of people have been giving them parenting advice, but wouldn’t it be more fun to talk about what not to do? Here are some of urban fantasy’s worst moms. Justina Crawfield from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost Cat Crawfield grew up hating her vampire side, largely based on a lie. Justina...
May
7

Meet Your 2018 Alpha Showdown Contenders!

Meet Your 2018 Alpha Showdown Contenders! Every year VBC’s Alpha Showdown celebrates the Biggest Book Badasses in the supernatural world. But it occurs to me that since last year’s event, we’ve seen a lot of powerful people abusing their positions IRL. And I worry that they may have given “alphas” a bad name. So I want to reclaim that word. When we talk about Alphas here, we’re really talking about heroes—characters who accept the great...
Apr
30

Early Review: Dark Queen by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #12)

Early Review: Dark Queen by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #12) Dark Queen (Jane Yellowrock #12) Faith Hunter Published: May 1, 2018 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars  Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of...
Apr
9

Alpha Showdown 2018 Nominations are Now Open

Alpha Showdown 2018 Nominations are Now Open My favorite event of the year is almost here! (Check out my Snoopy Dance!) That’s right, it’s Alpha Showdown time! The time when the biggest badasses in the paranormal book world battle for bragging rights. Get ready to fangirl (or fanboy) flail all over your favorite characters! Can you believe this is the 8th year for Alpha Showdown? Last year we had our first female champion, Kate Daniels from Ilona...
Apr
5

Review: The Big Bad Wolf by Jus Accardo

Review: The Big Bad Wolf by Jus Accardo The Big Bad Wolf Jus Accardo Published: Mar. 5, 2018 (Entangled) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3 stars  I love the idea of YA shifter romance. It’s not something I’ve seen much before, but this is my second one this year so I’m hoping it’s going to be a thing. Big Bad Wolf could have...
Mar
27

Release-Day Review: Risen by Cole Gibsen (Blood Eternal #1)

Release-Day Review: Risen by Cole Gibsen (Blood Eternal #1) Risen (Blood Eternal #1) Cole Gibsen Published: Mar. 27, 2018 (Entangled Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Seventeen-year-old Charlie lives with her Aunt Rachel off the grid in a cabin in the woods, but she can’t wait to go to college in the real world. She thinks that...
Mar
15

Urban Fantasy Fan’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

Urban Fantasy Fan’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Do you ever wonder how your favorite supernaturals would celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Or think you’d like to jump into their world to join in the celebration? Us, too. We’d much rather hit up a vampire-filled bar than chug green beer with humans. Here are five of our favorite fictional bars to help you make the perfect party (reading) plans. 1. Howler’s from the Nocturne Falls series by Kristen Painter...
Mar
14

Review: The Myth Manifestation by Lisa Shearin (SPI Files #5)

Review: The Myth Manifestation by Lisa Shearin (SPI Files #5) The Myth Manifestation (SPI Files #5) Lisa Shearin Published: Jan. 16, 2018 (NLA Digital) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. Supernaturals from all over the world, and other worlds, have gathered at the Regor Regency Hotel in New York...
Mar
6

Release-Day Review: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega #5)

Release-Day Review: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega #5) Burn Bright (Alpha and Omega #5) Patricia Briggs Published: Mar. 6, 2018 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book...
Mar
5

Early Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop (The Others #6)

Early Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop (The Others #6) Lake Silence (The Others #6) Anne Bishop Published: Mar. 6, 2018 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Written...

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