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Dec
29

Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper Chronicles #3)

Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) Ilona Andrews Published: Dec. 20, 2016 (NYLA) Purchase: Amazon Review source: purchase Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Clean Sweep. After playing host to an intergalactic peace summit between three...
Dec
21

Win It Wednesday: The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

Win It Wednesday: The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst Are you ready for another chance to win an excellent book? (The answer is always yes, isn’t it?) Good, because it’s that time again: Win It Wednesday. Today I have a copy of Sarah Beth Durst’s The Queen of Blood. This book promises adventure, violent magic, and political intrigue within an epic backdrop. I won’t lie, it’s the phrase “violent magic” that got my...
Dec
6

Release-Day Review & Giveaway: A Season of Spells by Sylvia Izzo Hunter (Noctis Magicae #3)

Release-Day Review & Giveaway: A Season of Spells by Sylvia Izzo Hunter (Noctis Magicae #3) A Season of Spells (Noctis Magicae #3) Sylvia Izzo Hunter Published: Dec. 6, 2016 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous events in the series. If you haven’t started the series yet check out VBC’s review of book...
Nov
22

Review: Lady of Magick by Sylvia Izzo Hunter (Noctis Magicae #2)

Review: Lady of Magick by Sylvia Izzo Hunter (Noctis Magicae #2) Lady of Magick (Noctis Magicae #2) Sylvia Izzo Hunter Published: Sept. 1, 2015 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, The Midnight...
Nov
17

Review: Of the Abyss by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Mancer #1)

Review: Of the Abyss by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Mancer #1) Of the Abyss (Mancer #1) Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Published: Sept. 27, 2016 (Harper Voyager Impulse) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Mancers, those who can work with different forms of magic, are outlawed. Death awaits those who break those laws, so while magic still exists, it is...
Nov
16

Win It Wednesday: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

Win It Wednesday: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent I’m always looking to add new books to dive into headfirst. I know you are, too. (That’s why we’re friends.) So how about I giveaway one of those books to a lucky reader? Rachel Vincent has been an auto-buy author for me for quite some time. She knows how to balance an engaging plot, character development, and the emotional suckerpunch that serves a purpose. Menagerie explores humanity...
Nov
8

Review: Congress of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis

Review: Congress of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis Congress of Secrets Stephanie Burgis Published: Nov. 1, 2016 (Pyr) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Alchemy—understood for years as the transmutation of metals, the obvious goal being to eventually create gold. But what if there was another way to practice Alchemy? A way that would...
Nov
7

Review: Unquiet Land by Sharon Shinn (Elemental Blessings #4)

Review: Unquiet Land by Sharon Shinn (Elemental Blessings #4) Unquiet Land (Elemental Blessings #4) Sharon Shinn Published: Nov. 1, 2016 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Leah Frothen has been away from home for five years. In a surge of not knowing what she wanted out of her life, she fled her home country of Welce leaving her newborn...
Oct
28

Marshall Ryan Maresca Guest Post & Giveaway: Tsoulja Culture Report

Marshall Ryan Maresca Guest Post & Giveaway: Tsoulja Culture Report From VBC HQ: We love both magic and mayhem, so it’s no surprise we’re excited about Marshall Ryan Maresca’s latest An Import of Intrigue (Amazon), which will hit bookstores on Nov. 1. Marshall’s here today to talk about the world of Maradaine, and we’ve snagged a set of the Maradaine Constabulary novels to give away to a lucky reader. Read on for more from Marshall: TSOULJA...
Oct
27

Review: Burning Bright by Melissa McShane (The Extraordinaries #1)

Review: Burning Bright by Melissa McShane (The Extraordinaries #1) Burning Bright (The Extraordinaries #1) Melissa McShane Published: Aug. 15, 2016 (Curiosity Quills) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars In this alternative Georgian society, titles and money are still the building blocks of the ton, but there is another: Talents. Hereditary supernatural...

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