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Jul
9

5 Questions with Chelsea Mueller: Soul Magic, Romance, and Cocktails

5 Questions with Chelsea Mueller: Soul Magic, Romance, and Cocktails VBC founder and HBIC Chelsea has a new book out today. It’s the second in the Soul Charmer series, and promises magic, murder, and rented souls. We also have it on good authority the heroine’s character arc is pretty epic and if you weren’t already in love with Derek, you will be now. However, since Chelsea runs this blog, we don’t review her books…because that’s a...
Jul
4

Win It Wednesday: Signed Book! Borrowed Souls or Rogue Souls – Winner’s Choice!

Win It Wednesday: Signed Book! Borrowed Souls or Rogue Souls – Winner’s Choice! It’s Independence Day here in the U.S. and I love this holiday. Maybe because I love fireworks. Or because barbecue. Or because I get to make really great pool party playlists. It’s a little odd having the holiday in the middle of the week, as many of us have to work on the days surrounding it. (And if I’m honest, I’m totally getting writing in today.) But we need to celebrate. We...
Jul
2

10 “Rural Fantasy” Series You Need to Read

10 “Rural Fantasy” Series You Need to Read A few weeks ago Chelsea posted her list of essential Urban Fantasy series. It’s a good list. I’ve read and enjoyed all of those series. But I felt like there was one glaring omission. My gateway to urban fantasy was the Sookie Stackhouse series, so any UF list I made would have started there. When I asked Chelsea about it she said that Sookie defies many typical UF conventions, first and foremost with its...
Jun
26

Release-Day Review: Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews (Iron Covenant #1)

Release-Day Review: Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews (Iron Covenant #1) Iron and Magic (Iron Covenant #1) Ilona Andrews Published: June 26, 2018 (NYLA) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference to previous events from the Kate Daniels series. If you haven’t started that series yet, check out VBC’s review of...
Jun
22

Review: Outbreak by Melissa F. Olson (Nightshades #3)

Review: Outbreak by Melissa F. Olson (Nightshades #3) Outbreak (Nightshades #3) Melissa F Olson Published: June 5, 2018 (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): 4.5 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...
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...

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