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Jun
21

Win It Wednesday: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Win It Wednesday: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire Win It Wednesday has returned! Now that Alpha Showdown is over—congrats again to the triumphant Kate Daniels!—it’s time to get back on task around here, and that means our Wednesday giveaways need to return. Today we’re going urban fantasy with longtime favorite Seanan McGuire. I was talking about her books on Twitter over the weekend because Discount Armageddon is on sale for $1.99 right now...
Jun
12

Alpha Showdown 2017 Finale: Mercy Thompson vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2017 Finale: Mercy Thompson vs. Kate Daniels Update: This was a close one, which is the best kind of finale. With 58 percent of the vote our 2017 Alpha Showdown Champion is Kate Daniels! It’s finally time to decide who will be the Alpha Showdown 2017 Champion. Every year this is the favorite match, and I love seeing how many readers love these characters. This time is extra special, though. For the first time in the seven years I’ve been...
Jun
9

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 14: Mercy Thompson vs. Vlad

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 14: Mercy Thompson vs. Vlad Update: Wow! The Mercy Thompson fans came out in force for this one. With 72 percent of the vote, she is the winner and will advance to the finale! We’re almost there, guys. The Alpha Showdown 2017 is getting close. As in the alpha who wins this round goes on to the final match. Literally one fight away from a chance at the title. Big stakes. Maybe we shouldn’t say stakes, because one of our...
Jun
8

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 13: Mad Rogan vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 13: Mad Rogan vs. Kate Daniels Update: This was a close one, but with 55 percent of the vote Kate Daniels is the victor. She moves on to the finale! We’re getting closer and closer to finding the Alpha Showdown 2017 champion. In Round 13 we have two powerhouses from Ilona Andrews. At least this time they’re from different series! We have Mad Rogan from the Hidden Legacy series (and from the comments, many of you are...
Jun
6

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 12: Griffin vs. Vlad

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 12: Griffin vs. Vlad Update: With 72 percent of the vote your victor is Vlad! He will advance to the next round of the Alpha Showdown 2017! Real talk: How happy are you that this round doesn’t involve a married couple? Whew. The last couple rounds were wicked. That said, it isn’t getting easier. We have Griffin from Amanda Bouchet’s Kingmaker Chronicles—who already bested Jane Yellowrock—up against the...
Jun
5

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 11: Kate Daniels vs. Curran

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 11: Kate Daniels vs. Curran Update: With a commanding 75 percent of the vote, Kate Daniels has won this round. She will advance on in the Alpha Showdown 2017! Last week the Alpha Showdown made you pick between Adam and Mercy. Today’s bout isn’t any easier. We’ve got another couple in battle today. The badass-with-a-sword (and beau coup other skills) Kate Daniels is to take on the powerful lion Curran. They both...
Jun
2

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 10: Adam Hauptman vs. Mercy Thompson

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 10: Adam Hauptman vs. Mercy Thompson Update: With 76% of the vote, Mercy has claimed victory in this round! She will advance in the Alpha Showdown 2017. Are you ready for more Alpha Showdown? We’ve made it through the preliminary rounds, which means it’s about to get a whole lot harder here. Like so much harder that we’re pitting couples against one another. This could require counseling. Today we have two alphas who are,...
Jun
1

June 2017 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Jeaniene Frost, Lilith Saintcrow, Victoria Schwab, Gena Showalter & more

June 2017 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Jeaniene Frost, Lilith Saintcrow, Victoria Schwab, Gena Showalter & more In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, I’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for June 2017. All dates are U.S. and tentative. Also: Click the title of any book to visit the Amazon page for pre-order or purchase goodness. I’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance, F is fantasy, SF is science fiction, YA...
Jun
1

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Ethan Sullivan

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Ethan Sullivan Update: With 59 percent of the vote, Mad Rogan is the winner! He advances in the Alpha Showdown 2017! Are you ready for more Alpha Showdown? We’ve made it through the preliminary rounds, which means it’s about to get a whole lot harder here. Each of the alphas in today’s round have already won a bout. Mad Rogan dominated in his match against Rhysand, but he’s going to have to fight...
May
31

Review: Spectacle by Rachel Vincent (Menagerie #2)

Review: Spectacle by Rachel Vincent (Menagerie #2) Spectacle (Menagerie #2) Rachel Vincent Published: May 30, 2017 (MIRA) 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 the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Menagerie. Those in...

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