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May
20

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 3: Kate Daniels vs. Bones

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 3: Kate Daniels vs. Bones We told you from the start that the Alpha Showdown would be brutal. We’re only three matches in, and we’ve already had to make tough choices. Round 2 is still open, and it’s very close between Jane and Barrons. Kate Daniels isn’t scared of a vampire, but we doubt Bones is scared of anything. He’s battled some heavy hitters before. In an alternate universe, these two would...
May
19

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 2: Jane Yellowrock vs. Jericho Z. Barrons

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 2: Jane Yellowrock vs. Jericho Z. Barrons Yesterday we kicked of the fifth annual Alpha Showdown by pitting mage against assassin. Today we’re bringing two alphas you would not want to mess with into the battle. Skinwalker and general badass Jane Yellowrock from Faith Hunter’s series is taking on the mysterious ass-kicker Jericho Z. Barrons from Karen Marie Moning’s Fever novels. He’s won the Alpha Showdown before, but...
May
18

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 1: Mad Rogan vs. Celaena Sardothien

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 1: Mad Rogan vs. Celaena Sardothien Today marks the beginning of the fifth annual Alpha Showdown here at Vampire Book Club, and we’ve brought out the big guns. The bracket is stacked with the most badass, lethal, charismatic alphas we could find including plenty of first timers. The opening match exemplifies this as we pit the dangerous mage Mad Rogan from Ilona Andrews’s Hidden Legacy books against the young assassin princess...
May
1

May 2015 New Releases: Darynda Jones, Charlaine Harris, Sarah J. Maas, Thea Harrison, Jenn Bennett & more

May 2015 New Releases: Darynda Jones, Charlaine Harris, Sarah J. Maas, Thea Harrison, Jenn Bennett & 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 May 2015. 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...
Apr
24

It’s Official! The Alpha Showdown 2015 Bracket

It’s Official! The Alpha Showdown 2015 Bracket The fifth annual Alpha Showdown is slated to begin May 18. Are you ready? Your votes selected all 16 of our alphas, and we loved seeing new faces this year! We have fresh blood in the bracket this year including Kaleb (Nalini Singh), Mad Rogan (Ilona Andrews) and Celaena Sardothien (Sarah J. Maas) alongside long-time favorites like Ethan Sullivan (Chloe Neill), Jane Yellowrock (Faith Hunter) and Vlad...
Apr
17

Giveaway: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Giveaway: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris The first week of May has long been my Charlaine Harris week. For years it was when I got my annual Sookie Stackhouse fix. (Okay, we all know I was there for Eric Northman, too.) After that series ended, I wondered what I would read that week. Luckily, Charlaine’s new Midnight, Texas series came around. Last year, we got our first taste of the quaint Texas town with more than its fair share of magic...
Apr
15

Lia Davis: Top 5 Things That Make Shifters Hot

Lia Davis: Top 5 Things That Make Shifters Hot From VBC/Chelsea: Today we have author Lia Davis on the blog. She writes steamy shifters novels, and we thought you might like her take on what makes them so sexy. We also have an excerpt from her just-released novel Tempting the Wolf (Black Hills Wolves #13) and a giveaway. Pretty sweet, right? With that, I’m turning it over to Lia. There are a lot more than five things that make shifters hot. Each...
Apr
9

New Immortals After Dark Covers!

New Immortals After Dark Covers! Kresley Cole is a fan favorite with the VBC team. Her Immortals After Dark series is the longest running of her series, and it’s one that most paranormal romance readers would label as essential reading. Gallery Books decided it was time to start giving the series a facelift. So, we have new cover art for three of the books: A Hunger Like No Other, No Rest for the Wicked and Warlord Wants Forever....
Apr
1

April 2015 New Releases: Kelley Armstrong, Jennifer Estep, Kristen Painter, Jennifer Ashley, Diana Rowland, and more

April 2015 New Releases: Kelley Armstrong, Jennifer Estep, Kristen Painter, Jennifer Ashley, Diana Rowland, 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 April 2015. 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...
Mar
23

Alpha Showdown 2015 Nominations are Now Open!

Alpha Showdown 2015 Nominations are Now Open! Can you believe it’s already time to start talking about the Alpha Showdown? We’re ready to start playing favorites, are you? For those uninitiated—hi, new subscribers!—every may VBC hosts a little battle royale with your favorite alpha characters with tons of giveaways and lots of fun. Here’s how it works: VBC readers nominate their favorite characters who exemplify alpha status—male or...

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