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Aug
31

Review: Made for Sin by Stacia Kane

Review: Made for Sin by Stacia Kane Made for Sin Stacia Kane Published: Aug. 30, 2016 (Loveswept) Purchase: Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars E.L. Speare is cursed. With a demon inhabiting his body, Speare is forced to sin in order to keep the demon assuaged, otherwise all hell literally breaks loose. Fortunately Speare is a PI in Las Vegas, the...
Aug
3

Exclusive Excerpt from Donna Grant’s Dragon Fever

Exclusive Excerpt from Donna Grant’s Dragon Fever You love Donna Grant. The VBC team loves Donna Grant. So, of course, we couldn’t say no to snagging an exclusive excerpt from her latest Dark Kings novella, Dragon Fever. The new book—part of the 1,001 Dark Nights novella series—just released (get your copy now!) and it’s definitely our kind of paranormal romance. EXCERPT FROM DRAGON FEVER Asher exited the car amid a flash of clicks from...
Aug
1

August 2016 New Releases: Kresley Cole, Stacia Kane, Jennifer Estep, Ilona Andrews, Sherrilyn Kenyon & more

August 2016 New Releases: Kresley Cole, Stacia Kane, Jennifer Estep, Ilona Andrews, Sherrilyn Kenyon & 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 August 2016. 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,...
Jul
27

Faith Hunter Short: Off the Grid + Giveaway

Faith Hunter Short: Off the Grid + Giveaway VBC is thrilled to welcome back Faith Hunter to the blog. We love the Jane Yellowrock series and are eagerly awaiting the release of Faith’s new series with the Blood of the Earth on August 2 (pre-order it!). In the meantime, though, we have this exclusive short and a giveaway (read to the end for your chance to win). This story, titled “Off the Grid,” takes place just before Broken...
Jul
18

M.J. Rose Daughters of La Lune Excerpt & Giveaway

M.J. Rose Daughters of La Lune Excerpt & Giveaway The VBC team loves seeing paranormal elements pop up in fresh ways. M.J. Rose does exactly that. VBC’s Jannelle enjoyed seeing these posh, historic characters have modern paranomal romance chemistry in The Witch of Painted Sorrows, and we’re excited to see what new ways she’ll wrap us up in the second Daughters of La Lune book The Secret Language of the Stones.  The new book works as a...
Jul
1

July 2016 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Victoria Schwab, Christina Henry, Jennifer Estep, Gail Carriger and more

July 2016 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Victoria Schwab, Christina Henry, Jennifer Estep, Gail Carriger and 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 July 2016. 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
29

Waiting on Wednesday: Excerpt from J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning

Waiting on Wednesday: Excerpt from J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning Have you guys heard about J. Patrick Black’s upcoming novel Ninth City Burning? We read the blurb and immediately perked up. It kind of sounds like if Independence Day and Terminator 2 had a baby, only, you know, no time travel (as far as we know). The novel comes out on Sept. 6, 2016 (pre-order it), but we have an excerpt just for VBC readers. Read on for the official book blurb and excerpt from...
Jun
22

Exclusive Excerpt: Unchained by Elisabeth Naughton

Exclusive Excerpt: Unchained by Elisabeth Naughton A good novella knows how to hit the spot in the middle of a busy week, and do we have a good one for you this week. Elisabeth Naughton has a new tale from her Eternal Guardians series from the always-a-good-idea 1,001 Dark Nights. Unchained is a standalone, so if you haven’t already discovered the delicious Eternal Guardians books, you’re good to go. You can snag the book for $2.99 right now,...
Jun
15

Your Alpha Showdown 2016 Champion is Kane Malloy!

Your Alpha Showdown 2016 Champion is Kane Malloy! We haven’t had a surprise like this year’s Alpha Showdown in years. It’s official, a first-time contender has taken the title. Congratulations to Kane Malloy from Lindsay J. Pryor’s Blackthorn series, your 2016 Alpha Showdown Champion! It’s been a minute since a vampire held the title, and we’re so happy to welcome all the Blackthorn fans who came out in force for this...
Jun
13

Alpha Showdown 2016 Championship: Kane Malloy vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2016 Championship: Kane Malloy vs. Kate Daniels This has been an intense Alpha Showdown. We have our first ever female alpha in the championship round. We have a newcomer in the finale. And we had some of the hottest contested battles in a long time (more than 10,000 votes when Kane fought Barrons). Take a look at the bracket for a recap of how it all went down. Kane as proven himself against some all-time favorites like Jane Yellowrock, Mercy Thompson...

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