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Oct
24

If You Like Harry Potter, Read The Paper Magician

If You Like Harry Potter, Read The Paper Magician From VBC/Chelsea: We are having fun with our If You Like… series. If there’s a recommendation you’d like, feel free to leave a comment and we’ll see if we can add a post for you! For now, though, let VBC’s Margaret convince you to read The Paper Magician. In Charlie N. Holmberg’s The Paper Magician, 19-year-old Ceony Twill has just graduated from magic school, not Hogwarts...
Oct
17

Excerpt & Giveaway: Kristen Painter’s Dead Man’s Hand

Excerpt & Giveaway: Kristen Painter’s Dead Man’s Hand It’s not exactly a secret that the VBC team digs on the sexy supernatural novels. Sometimes we like ‘em in single-sitting servings. That’s why the Sin City Collectors novellas are such a good fit for us. All the sexy, all the action and all the paranormal goodness we want. The latest in the series is Kristen Painter’s Dead Man’s Hand. It just came out on Tuesday, and, well, we...
Oct
8

If You Like Charley Davidson… Read Beri O’Dell

If You Like Charley Davidson… Read Beri O’Dell I’m pretty sure Charley Davidson is my soul mate. (Sorry husband.) The lead character in Darynda Jones’ series of the same name is hilarious, full of life, and kind to all she meets. (Read the VBC review of First Grave on the Right.) Charley is a private investigator and consultant to the police. Her ability to talk to the dead murder victims’ spirits makes her especially helpful on murder...
Oct
1

October 2014 New Releases: Nalini Singh, J.R. Ward, Maggie Stiefvater, Darynda Jones, Julie Kagawa and more

October 2014 New Releases: Nalini Singh, J.R. Ward, Maggie Stiefvater, Darynda Jones, Julie Kagawa 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 October 2014. 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...
Sep
19

If You Like The Naked Werewolf… Read Midnight Liaisons (And a Giveaway!)

If You Like The Naked Werewolf… Read Midnight Liaisons (And a Giveaway!) I have to say, vamps are not my favorite flavor of supernatural creature (Merit and Company excepted, of course). So finding books that feature shifters or witches or just plain other can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. [Ed. Note: Not everyone can love vampires as much as Chelsea does… we suppose.] When I first read the title of Molly Harper’s How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf, I had to read it....
Sep
5

If You Like The Mortal Instruments… Read The Witch Finder

If You Like The Mortal Instruments… Read The Witch Finder So the sixth Mortal Instruments book has been released, read, and reread. Tears were shed, plot lines were resolved, and happy endings were had by all. By all except for the readers who now have nothing in the young adult, urban fiction, paranormal romance, angel/demon/all-of-the-above genre to read. Jace and Clary had an epic love that overcame obstacle after obstacle. While we have been promised...
Aug
29

September 2014 New Releases: Kim Harrison, Larissa Ione, Thea Harrison, Melissa Marr, Patricia Briggs and more

September 2014 New Releases: Kim Harrison, Larissa Ione, Thea Harrison, Melissa Marr, Patricia Briggs 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 September 2014. 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...
Aug
27

If You Like The Others… Read House of Comarré

If You Like The Others… Read House of Comarré Last year when Written in Red came out, it seemed to pop up everywhere for me. That’s when I knew I had to read this first book in a new series by Anne Bishop. What I found once I started reading was an interesting take on the supernatural, mainly shifters, that puts them in less of the human light and more in touch with their animal natures. Meg is a human, a cassandra sangue, a blood prophet on the run...
Aug
21

If You Like The Hollows… Read Cassie Palmer & Dorina Basarb

If You Like The Hollows… Read Cassie Palmer & Dorina Basarb Okay this maybe cheating since I am recommending two series instead of one, but in my defense both series are by Karen Chance, are set in the same world, take place simultaneously, and have characters who crossover in both series. So really I am recommending the body of work of one author. My favorite characteristic of Kim Harrison’s The Hollow series is not only the strong female protagonist, but also...
Aug
19

Giveaway: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz

Giveaway: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz Ready for the grown-up spin-off of Melissa de la Cruz’s Blue Bloods series? We are! The VBC team is excited about the release of Vampires of Manhattan, the first in the new Blue Bloods Coven series. So excited, in fact, that we have three copies of the book to giveaway. (Did we mention this book doesn’t release until Sept. 9?) The Vampires of Manhattan is “hipster horror”–the...

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