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Aug
17

Kate Daniels Giveaway Tour: Enter to Win Magic Strikes!

Kate Daniels Giveaway Tour: Enter to Win Magic Strikes! Magic Triumphs is almost here! To say the VBC crew is excited would be an understatement. Kate Daniels has won the Alpha Showdown. Curran has won the Alpha Showdown. We know you love this series, and while we’re sad to see it end, we’re so excited to see what Ilona Andrews has in store for us with Magic Triumphs (out Aug. 28, we pre-ordered. Did you?). To celebrate, Ace Books and participating...
Aug
15

Win It Wednesday: Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan

Win It Wednesday: Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan It’s been too long since Win It Wednesday brought the sexy. Sorry about that. Today, though, we’re bringing vampires. Carpathians, to be exact. Avon has a new cover for Dark Challenge from Christine Feehan’s Carpathian series (aka the “Dark” books), and we have a copy for one lucky VBC reader. This one is steamy, y’all. So prepare yourselves. ABOUT DARK CHALLENGE Julian...
Aug
9

Excerpt and Giveaway: Claiming His Lioness by Kerri Adrienne

Excerpt and Giveaway: Claiming His Lioness by Kerri Adrienne Kerry Adrienne’s final Shifter Wars book will hit stores on Sept. 3, 2018, and we know you’re ready for more sexy shifter goodness. So we’ve managed to snag an exclusive sneak peek at Claiming His Lioness for VBC readers. Oh, and did we mention there’s a giveaway for any of Kerry’s books? We thought you’d like that part, too. Read on to learn more about the new book and...
Aug
8

Win It Wednesday: The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Win It Wednesday: The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan Have you dived into Ausma Zehanat Khan’s Khorasan Archives series? This fantasy series packs a punch, and we have a copy of the first book in the series The Bloodprint to giveaway to a lucky VBC reader. If you end up loving it, the second book in the series The Black Khan will be out on Oct. 16, 2018 (pre-order). ABOUT THE BLOODPRINT A dark power called the Talisman has risen in the land, born of...
Aug
2

10 New Urban Fantasy Series You Need to Read

10 New Urban Fantasy Series You Need to Read We’ve been talking about our favorite urban fantasy series here at VBC recently. We listed 10 Urban Fantasy Series You Need to Read and 10 “Rural Fantasy” Series  with small-town settings. But we noticed that most of those series debuted in 2011 or earlier and thought some of our readers might be looking for something newer. Here are some of our favorite “new” UF series, which we’re defining as ones that...
Aug
1

August 2018 New Releases: Ilona Andrews, Chloe Neill, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer L. Armentrout and more

August 2018 New Releases: Ilona Andrews, Chloe Neill, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer L. Armentrout 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 August 2018. 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
26

Excerpt: Dark Alpha’s Hunger by Donna Grant

Excerpt: Dark Alpha’s Hunger by Donna Grant We know you love Donna Grant’s delicious paranormal romances. Are you hooked on her Reapers series? The sixth book Dark Alpha’s Hunger will be out on August 7 (pre-order it now). (OMG, how is August next week? This summer has flown, y’all.) We managed to get a sneak peek at the book, and the approval to share it with you. That’s right, we have an excerpt from Donna...
Jul
25

Win It Wednesday: The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish

Win It Wednesday: The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish I love unique magic systems in fantasy. Kristi Charish brings something delightfully different to the urban fantasy genre in her Kincaid Strange series. Margaret reviewed The Voodoo Killings, and she read the book practically all at once. (High praise, y’all.) Here’s how Margaret described the worldbuilding in this book: Kristi Charish blends traditional New Orleans voodoo with other...
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...

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