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Jun
8

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 13: Mad Rogan vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 13: Mad Rogan vs. Kate Daniels Update: This was a close one, but with 55 percent of the vote Kate Daniels is the victor. She moves on to the finale! We’re getting closer and closer to finding the Alpha Showdown 2017 champion. In Round 13 we have two powerhouses from Ilona Andrews. At least this time they’re from different series! We have Mad Rogan from the Hidden Legacy series (and from the comments, many of you are...
Jun
6

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 12: Griffin vs. Vlad

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 12: Griffin vs. Vlad Update: With 72 percent of the vote your victor is Vlad! He will advance to the next round of the Alpha Showdown 2017! Real talk: How happy are you that this round doesn’t involve a married couple? Whew. The last couple rounds were wicked. That said, it isn’t getting easier. We have Griffin from Amanda Bouchet’s Kingmaker Chronicles—who already bested Jane Yellowrock—up against the...
Jun
5

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 11: Kate Daniels vs. Curran

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 11: Kate Daniels vs. Curran Update: With a commanding 75 percent of the vote, Kate Daniels has won this round. She will advance on in the Alpha Showdown 2017! Last week the Alpha Showdown made you pick between Adam and Mercy. Today’s bout isn’t any easier. We’ve got another couple in battle today. The badass-with-a-sword (and beau coup other skills) Kate Daniels is to take on the powerful lion Curran. They both...
Jun
2

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 10: Adam Hauptman vs. Mercy Thompson

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 10: Adam Hauptman vs. Mercy Thompson Update: With 76% of the vote, Mercy has claimed victory in this round! She will advance in the Alpha Showdown 2017. Are you ready for more Alpha Showdown? We’ve made it through the preliminary rounds, which means it’s about to get a whole lot harder here. Like so much harder that we’re pitting couples against one another. This could require counseling. Today we have two alphas who are,...
Jun
1

June 2017 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Jeaniene Frost, Lilith Saintcrow, Victoria Schwab, Gena Showalter & more

June 2017 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Jeaniene Frost, Lilith Saintcrow, Victoria Schwab, Gena Showalter & 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 June 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, YA...
Jun
1

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Ethan Sullivan

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Ethan Sullivan Update: With 59 percent of the vote, Mad Rogan is the winner! He advances in the Alpha Showdown 2017! Are you ready for more Alpha Showdown? We’ve made it through the preliminary rounds, which means it’s about to get a whole lot harder here. Each of the alphas in today’s round have already won a bout. Mad Rogan dominated in his match against Rhysand, but he’s going to have to fight...
May
31

Review: Spectacle by Rachel Vincent (Menagerie #2)

Review: Spectacle by Rachel Vincent (Menagerie #2) Spectacle (Menagerie #2) Rachel Vincent Published: May 30, 2017 (MIRA) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Menagerie. Those in...
May
31

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 8: Simon Wolfgard vs. Vlad

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 8: Simon Wolfgard vs. Vlad Update: With 60 percent of the vote, Vlad has claimed the win! He will advance in the Alpha Showdown 2017. This is the last of the first-level battles in the Alpha Showdown 2017. We’re getting closer and closer to finding our champion. Today’s alphas bring two very different types of strength and power, but we love them both. We have Simon Wolfgard from Anne Bishop’s The Others series up...
May
30

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 7: Kate Daniels vs. Raphael

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 7: Kate Daniels vs. Raphael Update: With 69% of the vote, Kate Daniels has defeated Raphael. She will advance in the Alpha Showdown 2017. Both of today’s alphas have been in the Alpha Showdown more than once. Readers love them both. However, neither has managed to make it to the end and capture the title of Alpha Showdown champion. Will this be the year for one of them? We have Kate Daniels from the series of the same name by...
May
29

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 6: Reyes Farrow vs. Mercy Thompson

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 6: Reyes Farrow vs. Mercy Thompson Update: With 68% of the vote Mercy Thompson advances! She’s the first alpha female to do so this year. Congrats, Mercy Thompson (Patricia Briggs)! We’re into the second week of Alpha Showdown 2017, and I need to be honest with you: It isn’t going to get easier. We have beloved and badass alphas ready to vie for your favor. Today’s no exception. For Round 6 we have previous Alpha...

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