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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
18

Early Review: Stray Magic by Kelly Meding (Strays #1)

Early Review: Stray Magic by Kelly Meding (Strays #1) Stray Magic (Strays #1) Kelly Meding Published: Jun. 19, 2018 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Shiloh Harrison is a U.S. Marshal in the Paranormal Investigations Unit stationed in Washington. DC. She’s just returned home from a grueling assignment when she’s...
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
4

Review: Switchback by Melissa F. Olson (Nightshades #2)

Review: Switchback by Melissa F. Olson (Nightshades #2) Switchback (Nightshades #2) Melissa F. Olson Published: Oct. 24, 2017 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 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 1,...
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
8

Collection Review: Ordinary Magic novellas by Devon Monk

Collection Review: Ordinary Magic novellas by Devon Monk Note from VBC HQ: We don’t typically review novellas on their own, but we love Devon Monk’s Ordinary Magic books so much we had to. Below you’ll find reviews of the three latest novellas: Rock Candy, Paper Stars, and Scissor Kisses. Ordinary Magic Novellas Devon Monk Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Amy Note: While this review will be spoiler free it will reference the previous books. If you haven’t...
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
23

Review: Wilde Fire by Jenn Stark (Immortal Vegas #10)

Review: Wilde Fire by Jenn Stark (Immortal Vegas #10) Wilde Fire (Immortal Vegas #10) Jenn Stark Published: April 18, 2018 (Elewyn Publishing) Purchase: Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review 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, Getting Wilde. The war on...
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...
Mar
20

Review: Imposter Syndrome by Mishell Baker (Arcadia Project #3)

Review: Imposter Syndrome by Mishell Baker (Arcadia Project #3) Imposter Syndrome (The Arcadia Project #3) Mishell Baker Published: March 13, 2018 (Saga Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Millie is back, and trying to keep her BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) under control, while also in the midst of a war. When the Los Angeles...

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