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Jan
19

Exclusive Excerpt from Katie Reus’ Hunter Reborn (+ Giveaway)

Exclusive Excerpt from Katie Reus’ Hunter Reborn (+ Giveaway) We love us some sexy shifters here at VBC, and Katie Reus delivers them. We’re fans of her Moon Shifter series (our review of Alpha Instinct), and pretty excited about the upcoming release of her fifth book Hunter Reborn on Feb. 3 (pre-order it). So excited, in fact, that we have an exclusive excerpt to share with you. And, yes, there’s a sweet giveaway at the end of the post, too. EXCERPT FROM...
Jan
5

Kristi Charish: Is it Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy? (+ Giveaway)

Kristi Charish: Is it Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy? (+ Giveaway) Note from VBC/Chelsea: The VBC team is super intrigued by Kristi Charish’s upcoming novel Owl and the Japanese Circus (releasing Jan. 13, 2015), so we were very excited when she agreed to write a post for us. Today she’s going to delve into the differences between paranormal romance and urban fantasy, and we’ve got a copy of her book for one lucky reader. Paranormal Romance or Urban...
Dec
18

Giveaway Time! Falling Kingdoms Series & Swag

Giveaway Time! Falling Kingdoms Series & Swag Did you catch Amy’s review of Morgan Rhodes’ Falling Kingdoms last week? (Spoiler alert: She liked it.) Well, we’re excited about this series and decided it’s time to get Santa-y and give away all three books in the series (Falling Kingdoms, Rebel Spring and Gathering Darkness)…and a dartboard for good measure. Yep. YA fantasy books and games. Our kind of holiday. ABOUT THE...
Dec
10

Excerpt from Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked

Excerpt from Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked The VBC team is packed with fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s novels. So, of course, we are so happy about the debut of her new paranormal romance Wicked (which you should just order now). Here’s the skinny on Wicked: Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing...
Dec
3

Alex Hughes Guest Post & Giveaway: Setting as a Character

Alex Hughes Guest Post & Giveaway: Setting as a Character Note from VBC/Chelsea: We’re so pleased to have Alex Hughes on the blog today. Her latest Mindspace novel just released, and we dig her urban fantasy world. She’s here today to talk about crafting that world and making it a real character within each novel. We’re also giving away a copy of one of her books (your choice, because we’re nice). With that, I’m turning it over to...
Nov
21

Excerpt from Nazarea Andrews’ The Future Without Hope

Excerpt from Nazarea Andrews’ The Future Without Hope Last week VBC’s Amy dove into the first book in Nazarea Andrews’ The World Without End series. She enjoyed The World Without a Future and connected with the pacing of the story. She’s catching up on the series, but we aren’t about to make you wait. We have an excerpt from the latest book in the series The Future Without Hope, which released on Nov. 20. “What the hell are you...
Nov
6

Shiloh Walker on Fated Love (and a Giveaway!)

Shiloh Walker on Fated Love (and a Giveaway!) From Chelsea/VBC: We’re big fans of Shiloh Walker here at VBC. Her Grimm’s Circle series has the right levels of edge and steam. The eighth book in the series Furious Fire releases on Nov. 11 (pre-order it), and we have a few teases in this post from Shiloh on fated couples. Enjoy! The idea of fate and fated lovers is a fascinating one. It’s also a frustrating one, because what happens if you...
Oct
29

Alyssa Day Guest Post & Giveaway: Halloween Memories

Alyssa Day Guest Post & Giveaway: Halloween Memories Hi! Happy Halloween! What else could I talk about this week except favorite Halloween memories? I ADORE Halloween, so I have so many—my kids’ first Halloweens, my first one with Navy Guy, trick-or-treating as a kid—but one of my favorite memories is of Halloween in Japan. We were stationed on Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan, south of Tokyo (yes, we were there when the earthquake/tsunami happened,...
Oct
22

Guest Post & Giveaway: A Day in the Life of Alex Kahler

Guest Post & Giveaway: A Day in the Life of Alex Kahler One of the joys of being a full-time writer is that my days are pretty varied—there’s no such thing as an average day. Doing circus-based entertainment work on the side also helps, as it means I get to balance introvert and extrovert activities (highly necessary). So this is sort of the melded version of my days. They’re not usually this packed; very often I will just lounge in pajamas from...
Oct
15

Excerpt from Cinda Williams Chima’s The Sorcerer Heir

Excerpt from Cinda Williams Chima’s The Sorcerer Heir Today we have a taste of Cinda Williams Chima’s latest novel The Sorcerer Heir. The book is the final in her Heir Chronicles and comes out Oct. 21. (You might want to pre-order The Sorcerer Heir.) The series features all sorts of magical types. However, today, we’re focused on the sorcerers. As we do. Sorcerer Excerpt from The Sorcerer Heir: “I hoped your father might know something about...

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