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Feb
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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...
Jan
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January 2018 New Releases: JR Ward, Amanda Bouchet, Holly Black, Seanan McGuire, Christine Warren & more

January 2018 New Releases: JR Ward, Amanda Bouchet, Holly Black, Seanan McGuire, Christine Warren & 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 January 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,...
Dec
14

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2017

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2017 Crafting the year-end favorites list is always an arduous task. This year brought us brilliant books from new authors and long-time favorites. Lots of gritty worldbuilding, sexy vampires, and even understanding into how the world could be torn apart. We’ve tried several formats over the years. Sometimes a straight top 10 (this was easier when they were all Chelsea’s picks 😉 ) and sometimes a top five from...
Dec
13

Win It Wednesday: The Wicked Vampire by Kate Baxter

Win It Wednesday: The Wicked Vampire by Kate Baxter I adore Kate Baxter’s The Last True Vampire series. As Amy pointed out in her review of The Wicked Vampire last week, if you miss good paranormal romance with vampires, this is it. From my end, this book in the series features my favorite trope: enemies to lovers! Here’s the official blurb: He was one of the most feared creatures in the supernatural world, and yet, she was drawn to him unlike...
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...

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