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Dec
12

Paranormal Romance 101: JR Ward, Larissa Ione, Nalini Singh, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jeaniene Frost

Paranormal Romance 101: JR Ward, Larissa Ione, Nalini Singh, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jeaniene Frost Have you stuck a toe in the paranormal romance waters and found yourself wanting to sink to its depths? It’s understandable. There’s a brilliant escapism with paranormal romance. The swooning is there, as you expect, but most everything is on a grander scale. The alpha males are turned up to eleven, thanks to their non-human status. The black moments involve fighting against one’s nature and/or being...
Dec
8

Top 5 Urban Fantasy Series That Ended Too Soon

Top 5 Urban Fantasy Series That Ended Too Soon I love a good binge read, though I don’t get to do it as often as I did before I started reviewing. But there’s a problem with reading like that—if not enough people buy the series when it first comes out, there won’t be enough books to binge. So when you find a series you love, don’t wait to buy all the books, check them out from the library, and tell everyone you’ve ever met how much you love it. A...
Dec
6

Exclusive Excerpt from Maria Vale’s The Last Wolf (+ Giveaway!)

Exclusive Excerpt from Maria Vale’s The Last Wolf (+ Giveaway!) I know we have some serious shifter fans in the crowd, and today I have a special treat just for you! We have an early sneak peek excerpt from Maria Vale’s The Last Wolf. It’s the first in a new Legend of All Wolves series, and will hit stores on Feb. 6, 2018. (Don’t worry, you can totally pre-order it, and we have two advanced reader copies to giveaway. Double win!) ABOUT THE LAST WOLF...
Dec
4

December 2017 New Releases: Faith Hunter, Jenn Stark, Kate Baxter, Jennifer Estep, Kendare Blake & more

December 2017 New Releases: Faith Hunter, Jenn Stark, Kate Baxter, Jennifer Estep, Kendare Blake & 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 December 2017. 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,...
Nov
29

Faith Hunter Exclusives: Short Story “How Occam Got His Name” (Part 5) and Flame in the Dark Excerpt!

Faith Hunter Exclusives: Short Story “How Occam Got His Name” (Part 5) and Flame in the Dark Excerpt! You know we’re excited about Faith Hunter’s next Soulwood novel. So today we have not one, not two, but three awesome Soulwood treats. First off is the fifth part of the “How Occam Got His Name” short story. You can read the first four parts at Bea’s Book Nook, Romance Junkies, BTH Reviews, and Gizmo’s Reviews (in that order). After you get your free short story on, we...
Nov
27

Top 10 Books to Re-Read During the Holidays

Top 10 Books to Re-Read During the Holidays The week of Halloween I read a book that had been languishing on my Kindle for a while. It’s set in a small town as it prepares for its annual Halloween festival. I loved how the sweater weather and changing leaves mirrored real life—I felt like I was a part of the story. Then I realized that the book came out in July. Reading it then might have been a completely different experience. That got me...
Nov
15

Win It Wednesday: Edge of Darkness anthology featuring Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, and Lori Herter

Win It Wednesday: Edge of Darkness anthology featuring Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, and Lori Herter I was skimming my big stack of giveaway books—yes, I really have a to-be-VBC-giveaway pile—and was struggling to pick the right author for this week’s Win It Wednesday. Luckily, I found a copy of the Edge of Darkness anthology for y’all. That means one book with three novellas. And these aren’t just any novellas, folks. We’re talking sexy-sexy vampire romance novellas. Perfect...
Nov
14

Halfway to the Grave Re-Read Recap Thread!

Halfway to the Grave Re-Read Recap Thread! Re-reading Jeaniene Frost’s Halfway to the Grave was just what I needed this month. The first time Bones called Cat “Kitten” I was grinning, and the joy didn’t let up until the last page. The real question, readers, is have you continued the re-read and dived in to the next books? I know some of our reviewers have. Below you’ll find some of the VBC staff’s reactions to...
Nov
8

Win It Wednesday: The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

Win It Wednesday: The Winter King by C.L. Wilson Win It Wednesday is back and we have a delicious fantasy romance for one lucky VBC reader. You might have caught Amy’s early review of The Sea King by C.L. Wilson recently. If it piqued your interest, but you weren’t up to date on the series, it’s cool. You know we have your back with the book recs. We have three copies of The Winter King, which is the first book in the Weathermages of...
Nov
7

Halfway Check-In: How’s the Halfway to the Grave Re-Read Going?

Halfway Check-In: How’s the Halfway to the Grave Re-Read Going? The VBC team is re-reading Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost in celebration of the book’s 10-year anniversary. The full details are in last week’s post. (We can wait while you catch up.) Are you joining us on this (re-)read? We have one more week until we offer our full re-read thoughts, but we figured the halfway point was a good time to check in with everyone. (Plus, VBC’s HBIC...

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