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Feb
15

Review: That Killer Smile by Juliet Lyons (Bite Nights #3)

Review: That Killer Smile by Juliet Lyons (Bite Nights #3) That Killer Smile (Bite Nights #3) Juliet Lyons Published: Feb. 6, 2018 (Sourcebooks Casablanca) Purchase: 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,...
Feb
13

5 Favorite Paranormal Romance Tropes

5 Favorite Paranormal Romance Tropes We couldn’t let Valentine’s Day go by without talking about romance. For me, romance is comfort food all year long. You know it’s going to have a happy ending, even if it rips your heart out on the way there. Readers can also find comfort in the fact that most romances have at least one recognizable trope that lets you say, “Oh, it’s this kind of story.” Here are some of my faves: Friends to Lovers These...
Feb
8

Exclusive Excerpt from Watcher by Roh Morgon

Exclusive Excerpt from Watcher by Roh Morgon Roh Morgon’s The Chosen series brings a nice dose of paranormal romance to a solid urban fantasy framework. …and that’s the kind of thing we dig around here. The first book in the series, Watcher, was recently re-released with a fresh editing pass and a snazzy new cover. If you missed this series the first time around, it’s now “new and improved.” 😉 We have an exclusive...
Feb
7

Win It Wednesday: Conspiracy of Angels by Michelle Belanger

Win It Wednesday: Conspiracy of Angels by Michelle Belanger It’s Wednesday, which means we have an awesome book for one lucky VBC reader. This week we’re shifting back to urban fantasy with Michelle Belanger’s Conspiracy of Angels. It’s the first in her Shadowside series, so prepared to be hooked for a set of books. (Your TBR will thank you.) ABOUT CONSPIRACY OF ANGELS When Zachary Westland regains consciousness on the winter shores of Lake...
Feb
1

February 2018 New Releases: Kresley Cole, Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre, Dannika Dark, Larissa Ione, and more

February 2018 New Releases: Kresley Cole, Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre, Dannika Dark, Larissa Ione, 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 February 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,...
Jan
31

Win It Wednesday: The Leopard King by Ann Aguirre

Win It Wednesday: The Leopard King by Ann Aguirre I really love Ann Aguirre’s books. Both her young adult and adult novels are packed with complex characters and detailed worldbuilding. Those are basically my catnip. Her latest Ars Numina book The Wolf Lord is around the corner (yayayayayayayayay!), and if you’re not already hooked on these clever paranormal romances, now’s the time. As such, I’ve got one digital copy of The...
Jan
24

5 Reasons Kresley Cole’s Death Should Be Your Book Boyfriend

5 Reasons Kresley Cole’s Death Should Be Your Book Boyfriend Note: This article was originally published at Heroes & Heartbreakers in 2015. Even after the events of the later Arcana Chronicles books, I stand by my book boyfriend stance on Death. Aric FTW! Plus, I’m pretty ridiculously excited for the new Arcana book The Dark Calling next month. I’m aware I look like a crazy person every time I tack on the #TeamDeath hashtag to a tweet, but I can’t help...
Jan
17

Win It Wednesday: Sinless by Sarah Tarkoff

Win It Wednesday: Sinless by Sarah Tarkoff Win It Wednesday is back, and we have a just-released sci-fi goodness up for grabs today with Sarah Tarkoff’s Sinless. It’s the first in her Eye of the Beholder series, and sounds super good. In Grace Luther’s world, morality is physically enforced. Those who are “good” are blessed with beauty, while those who are not suffer horrifying consequences—disfigurement or even death. The...
Jan
10

10 Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Series Resurrected by Self-Publishing

10 Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Series Resurrected by Self-Publishing Last month we talked about series that ended too soon. But a new year is a time for new beginnings, so we want to share some of our favorite series that have gotten a second life through self-publishing. If you primarily read e-books you may not have even noticed a difference, but the transition to self-publishing generally means books are only available online. So if you prefer to shop in a brick and...
Jan
3

Win It Wednesday: Born of Legend by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Win It Wednesday: Born of Legend by Sherrilyn Kenyon The VBC crew took some much needed rest over the holidays. There was baking, pub shenanigans (looking at you, Jo), puppy snuggles, quality time with kids, and mega binge watching on Chelsea’s part (I was sick, y’all). But we’re back, and pretty pumped about everything on deck for 2018. Did you hear that Kresley Cole’s The Dark Calling has a release date—Feb. 13—and that Chelsea and...

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