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May
31

Mark Your Calendars: Borrowed Souls is coming Spring 2017

Mark Your Calendars: Borrowed Souls is coming Spring 2017 Typically I keep my writing separate from VBC, but there is some news that’s too exciting to leave just to Twitter. Dear VBC readers, I have news. My debut urban fantasy novel Borrowed Souls will be releasing next spring. This doesn’t change things at VBC, but I had to tell you. The details on the book deal, a HUGE (we’re talking 15 books including ARCs of Allegiance of Honor and Breath...
May
26

Amanda Carlson Guest Post: Top 5 Female TV Alphas

Amanda Carlson Guest Post: Top 5 Female TV Alphas Note from VBC: Today we have author Amanda Carlson at the blog to talk about her favorite TV alpha females and fill us in on her new urban fantasy novel Struck (get your copy here).  Thanks for having me on the page today! So happy to be here. I’m a total geek and have always adored strong, female leads, even as a kid. Some of my faves are from books, others from movies. But when I was little, TV was my...
Jan
25

Kevin Hearne Guest Post: Vampires as Machiavellian Monsters

Kevin Hearne Guest Post: Vampires as Machiavellian Monsters From Chelsea/VBC: The VBC reviewers have been long-time fans of Kevin Hearne’s books. I reviewed Hounded not long after it released and was hooked. We’re journeying toward the end of this bestselling Iron Druid Chronicles series. Staked, the eighth book in the series, releases tomorrow (go order your copy now, because it’s excellent), and Kevin is here at VBC to talk about vampires. Yep. We didn’t even...
Oct
21

Heather Long’s True Confessions: They’re Sexy and They Know It

Heather Long’s True Confessions: They’re Sexy and They Know It From VBC/ Chelsea: Heather Long’s Single Wicked Wolf released earlier this month. The VBC team has a thing for shifters, as you likely know, and the latest in her Wolves of Willow Bend series. The next book, Desert Wolf, comes out Nov. 24. She’s clearly busy writing lots of paranormal romance goodness, but we snagged Heather to tell us about why we love these supernatural alpha males. True confession...
Oct
7

5 Questions with Lynsay Sands (and a Giveaway!)

5 Questions with Lynsay Sands (and a Giveaway!) I hope everyone had a chance to read Amy’s review of About A Vampire. It’s the 22nd book in Lynsay Sands Argeneau series, and somehow Lynsay has kept surprising us this long. Better yet: About A Vampire works without having read the earlier books. Amy enjoyed the book and was surprised how what she thought would be a “never going to work” plot point totally worked. That kind of experience inspired more...
Oct
1

Kristi Charish: Oversaturated and Overloaded

Kristi Charish: Oversaturated and Overloaded From Chelsea/VBC: We’re so happy to have Kristi Charish back on the blog. We adored Owl and the Japanese Circus (read Margaret’s review), and we’re ready for more adventures with Owl. The next book—Owl and the City of Angels—releases on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and we’re lucky enough to get Kristi to swing by again to talk about writing urban fantasy in a time when the market is flooded with options. I suggest...
Sep
21

Fran Wilde: Looking at Things Upside-Down (+ Giveaway)

Fran Wilde: Looking at Things Upside-Down (+ Giveaway) From Chelsea/VBC: Today we have author Fran Wilde on the blog. Her new novel Updraft is a refreshing read with touches of sci-fi and fantasy and steampunk, and basically VBC thinks you’ll dig it big time. You should probably buy a copy today, but in the meantime we have Fran here to talk about looking at things from a new perspective. Be sure to read to the end for your chance to win a copy of...
Sep
18

Carrie Ann Ryan Guest Post: What is the Branded Packs Series?

Carrie Ann Ryan Guest Post: What is the Branded Packs Series? From VBC/Chelsea: I’m super excited about Carrie Ann Ryan and Alexandra Ivy’s Abandoned and Unseen, which released this week and you should snag a copy now. It’s the second in their gritty paranormal romance series Branded Packs—and you know I love all things paranormal and gritty. So I’m super stoked to have Carrie on the blog today to tell us about this series. Plus, you know,...
Aug
27

Nina Croft Loves Vampires. Here’s Why.

Nina Croft Loves Vampires. Here’s Why. ...
Aug
25

Tom Doyle on The Idea of Vampire in The Left-Hand Way + Giveaway

Tom Doyle on The Idea of Vampire in The Left-Hand Way + Giveaway Note from VBC/Chelsea: Today we’re turning over the blog to Tom Doyle, the author of The Left-Hand Way, which you can snag at Amazon or read to the end of the post for a chance to win a copy. While there aren’t any vampires in his novel, the myth and idea of them permeates the book. Well, I’ll let Tom explain… On the surface, The Left-Hand Way (and my American Craft series...

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