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Jun
30

July 2014 New Releases: Richelle Mead, Jennifer Estep, Yasmine Galenorn, Maggie Stiefvater, Diana Rowland and more

July 2014 New Releases: Richelle Mead, Jennifer Estep, Yasmine Galenorn, Maggie Stiefvater, 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 July 2014. 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...
Jun
20

Review: The One by Kiera Cass (The Selection #3)

Review: The One by Kiera Cass (The Selection #3) The One (The Selection #3) Kiera Cass Published: May 6, 2014 (HarperTeen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from past books in the series The Selection series by Kiera Cass was one of my picks for our Beach Reads last year. In my mind it’s a perfect book for...
Jun
19

Giveaway: Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg

Giveaway: Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg Need a read to push you to the edge of your seat this summer? We just might have you covered. We have one copy of Glen Hirshberg’s Motherless Child to give to one lucky VBC reader. Here’s the back-cover blurb: In his powerful novel, Motherless Child, Bram Stoker Award–nominee Glen Hirshberg, author of the International Horror Guild Award–winning American Morons, exposes the fallacy of the...
Jun
2

June New Releases: Nalini Singh, Kevin Hearne, Molly Harper, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jenn Bennett, Leigh Bardugo & more

June New Releases: Nalini Singh, Kevin Hearne, Molly Harper, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jenn Bennett, Leigh Bardugo & 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 2014. 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 and YA is young...
Jun
2

Alpha Showdown 2014 Finale: Reyes Farrow vs. Jericho Z. Barrons

Alpha Showdown 2014 Finale: Reyes Farrow vs. Jericho Z. Barrons Update: Wow! This one was the most crazy Alpha Showdown at the end. The numbers shifted back and forth from Reyes to Barrons and back again in the final hours. The Grimlets rallied, though, and thousands of votes later…. REYES FARROW IS THE ALPHA SHOWDOWN 2014 CHAMPION! This year’s Alpha Showdown has been the most intense to date. The alphas were bigger, the battles were closer, and the prizes...
May
30

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 14: Jericho Z. Barrons vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 14: Jericho Z. Barrons vs. Kate Daniels Update: Barrons advances to the finale! We’re letting two fan favorites—Jericho Z. Barrons and Kate Daniels—battle it out today in the Alpha Showdown. Barrons took out first-timer Simon swiftly, but only squeaked by Acheron. Will Kate be the one to take him down? She’s already defeated her husband and the original vampire Vlad. Who continues on to the final round is up to you. We’ve lined...
May
29

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 13: Reyes Farrow vs. Adam Hauptman

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 13: Reyes Farrow vs. Adam Hauptman Update: This was the closest battle yet. Reyes’ fans rallied in the last two hours and he won with 55% of the vote. He advances to the Alpha Showdown finale! This Alpha Showdown doesn’t get any easier, does it? Darynda Jones’ Reyes has managed to dominate against the men of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. First defeating Zsadist, and then annihilating the King. His opponent has felled...
May
28

Giveaway: Complete Set of The Mortal Instruments Series & More!

Giveaway: Complete Set of The Mortal Instruments Series & More! We’re pretty excited about the release of City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare this week. You’re probably excited, too. It’s the final book in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, and well we’ve been waiting for it. (Expect a review soon!) If you haven’t read this series yet, we can/should change that. We have a complete set of The Mortal Instruments...
May
27

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 12: Acheron vs. Jericho Z. Barrons

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 12: Acheron vs. Jericho Z. Barrons Update: Only 100 votes separated these two in the end, but like the unknown beast he is Barrons came out on top. Two ultimate leaders are pit against each other in this round of the Alpha Showdown. They’re also both big-time favorites and frequent faces on book boyfriend lists everywhere. But we’re mean, so we’re going to make you pick: Acheron or Barrons? We’ve lined up great...
May
26

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 11: Bones vs. Adam Hauptman

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 11: Bones vs. Adam Hauptman Update: Both sides fought hard here, but only one can come out on top. Adam Hauptman took 62 percent of the vote and moves on to face Reyes Farrow in the next round! Two more big-time fan favorites are pitted against each other in today’s Alpha Showdown round. It’s vampire versus werewolf as Jeaniene Frost’s Bones takes on Patricia Briggs’ Adam Hauptman. Which one advances in the...

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