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Jan
30

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Lion’s Share by Rachel Vincent

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Lion’s Share by Rachel Vincent Many of the VBC staff were big fans of Rachel Vincent’s Shifters series. It was New Adult before that term existed. Angsty shifters are pretty great. (We haven’t ever reviewed those books here, but maybe we should. Hit the comments if you want to have us to a re-read or reviews of the Shifters books.) Well, after what was probably a lot of online begging, Rachel’s decided to give us more...
Jan
28

Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper (St. Croix Chronicles #6)

Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper (St. Croix Chronicles #6) Transmuted (The St. Croix Chronicles #6) Karina Cooper Published: Jan. 27, 2015 (Carina Press) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of...
Jan
27

Release-Day Review: Gemini Cell by Myke Cole (Shadow Ops #0.5)

Release-Day Review: Gemini Cell by Myke Cole (Shadow Ops #0.5) Gemini Cell (Shadow Ops #0.5) Myke Cole Published: Jan. 27, 2015 (Ace) 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 Jim Schweitzer is a SEAL. He’s a professional, an artist in his mind, and knows how to get the job done. Despite his dedication to his job, nothing is more important to Jim than his...
Jan
20

Review: Broken Shadows by A.J. Larrieu (Shadowminds #3)

Review: Broken Shadows by A.J. Larrieu (Shadowminds #3) Broken Shadows (Shadowminds #3) A.J. Larrieu Published: Jan. 19, 2015 (Carina Press) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review is spoiler free, it does reference events from the previous two books. If you haven’t started this series yet check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Jan
15

Review: Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose Older (Bone Street Rhumba #1)

Review: Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose Older (Bone Street Rhumba #1) Half-Resurrection Blues (Bone Street Rhumba #1) Daniel Jose Older Published: Jan. 6, 2015 (Roc) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Carlos Delacruz is an “inbetweener.”Killed and resurrected by a necromancer, he’s no longer fully alive or fully dead. He has no memory of his death or his previous life. Not even his real name or...
Jan
14

Review: The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox (Demon Slayer #1)

Review: The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox (Demon Slayer #1) The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayer #1) Angie Fox Published: July 1, 2008 (Love Spell) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Mix together a talking Jack Russell Terrier, a sexy griffon and a group of elderly biker witches and you’ll have just touched the surface of the ridiculousness of The Accidental Demon Slayer. Elizabeth...
Jan
12

Early Review: Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish (Adventures of Owl #1)

Early Review: Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish (Adventures of Owl #1) Owl and the Japanese Circus (The Adventures of Owl #1) Kristi Charish Published: Jan. 13, 2015 (Pocket) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Alix Hiboux, a.k.a. Owl, is a former archeology student turned international antiquities thief, using what she learned in school to unearth...
Jan
9

Review: Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach (Paradox #1)

Review: Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach (Paradox #1) Fortune’s Pawn (Paradox #1) Rachel Bach Published: Nov. 5, 2013 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Devi Morris doesn’t want her glorious life as a mercenary to end behind a desk. If she had it her way she would go out with her guns blazing. After reaching the highest rank possible, she quits her current job. Her goal now:...
Jan
7

Review: Low Midnight by Carrie Vaughn (Kitty Norville #13)

Review: Low Midnight by Carrie Vaughn (Kitty Norville #13) Low Midnight (Kitty Norville #13) Carrie Vaughn Published: Dec. 30, 2014 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. Low Midnight is the thirteenth installment in the Kitty Norville series, but the first from Cormac Bennett’s point of...
Jan
5

Kristi Charish: Is it Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy? (+ Giveaway)

Kristi Charish: Is it Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy? (+ Giveaway) Note from VBC/Chelsea: The VBC team is super intrigued by Kristi Charish’s upcoming novel Owl and the Japanese Circus (releasing Jan. 13, 2015), so we were very excited when she agreed to write a post for us. Today she’s going to delve into the differences between paranormal romance and urban fantasy, and we’ve got a copy of her book for one lucky reader. Paranormal Romance or Urban...

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