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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...
Jun
10

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 14: Charles Cornick vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 14: Charles Cornick vs. Kate Daniels The matches in this year’s Alpha Showdown have certainly lived up to the name. The battles have been close, the champions true alpha. It’s gotten heated, and if you think the choices were hard before, it’s about to get worse. Take a look at the bracket! The alpha who wins this bout will secure himself a space in the championship round. Charles has defeated two mighty vampires in Bones...
Jun
9

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 13: Kane Malloy vs. Barrons

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 13: Kane Malloy vs. Barrons The matches in this year’s Alpha Showdown have certainly lived up to the name. The battles have been close, the champions true alpha. It’s gotten heated, and if you think the choices were hard before, it’s about to get worse. Take a look at the bracket! The alpha who wins this bout will secure himself a space in the championship round.  Kane has defeated both Jane Yellowrock and Mercy...
Jun
7

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 12: Raphael vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 12: Raphael vs. Kate Daniels We’ve made it to the semi-finals in the sixth annual Alpha Showdown. We’ve had some intense battles, and some big surprises already. Want to know the current wins/losses? Take a look at the bracket! It’s about to get really vicious in here. Raphael managed to take out our favorite elemental assassin Gin Blanco, and Kate Daniels bested Naasir. Now Kate will take on another Guild Hunter....

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