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Sep
4

Giveaway: Chapelwood by Cherie Priest

Giveaway: Chapelwood by Cherie Priest Calling all Cherie Priest fans! We have a copy of her just-released novel Chapelwood for one lucky VBC reader. It’s the second book in her Borden Dispatches series—yes, based on that Borden. If you haven’t delved into the series, you can take a peek at Amanda’s review of the first book Maplecroft. Or you can just check out the book blurb below. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter....
Sep
4

Review: Blood Call by Lilith Saintcrow

Review: Blood Call by Lilith Saintcrow Blood Call Lilith Saintcrow Published: Aug. 4, 2015 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 2 stars Josiah Wolfe’s been barely functioning for the past three years, ever since Anna Caldwell left him. When she calls him out of the blue and begs for help, he decides this is the second chance...
Sep
2

Review: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (Sorcerer Royal #1)

Review: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (Sorcerer Royal #1) Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal #1) Zen Cho Published: Sept. 1, 2015 (Ace) 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 Zacharias Wythe, freed slave and magical scholar, has never been well liked by his colleagues in the Royal Society for Unnatural Philosophy. When he becomes Sorcerer...
Sep
1

Release-Day Review: The Drafter by Kim Harrison (Peri Reed #1)

Release-Day Review: The Drafter by Kim Harrison (Peri Reed #1) The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles #1) Kim Harrison Published: Sept. 1, 2015 (Gallery) 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 Peri Reed is a drafter, someone with a rare psychic ability to go back a short amount of time and revise events. When she drafts, Peri doesn’t consciously...
Aug
31

Early Review: Crucible Zero by Devon Monk (House Immortal #3)

Early Review: Crucible Zero by Devon Monk (House Immortal #3) Crucible Zero (House Immortal #3) Devon Monk Published: Sept. 1, 2015 (Roc) 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 books in the series. If you haven’t started it yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Aug
28

Review: The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

Review: The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent The Stars Never Rise (Stars Never Rise #1) Rachel Vincent Published: June 9, 2015 (Delacorte Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Library Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In The Stars Never Rise the country has been decimated by demons. While demons have not been completely annihilated, anyone who managed to survive live in cities behind walls­­—cities that are controlled...
Aug
25

Tom Doyle on The Idea of Vampire in The Left-Hand Way + Giveaway

Tom Doyle on The Idea of Vampire in The Left-Hand Way + Giveaway Note from VBC/Chelsea: Today we’re turning over the blog to Tom Doyle, the author of The Left-Hand Way, which you can snag at Amazon or read to the end of the post for a chance to win a copy. While there aren’t any vampires in his novel, the myth and idea of them permeates the book. Well, I’ll let Tom explain… On the surface, The Left-Hand Way (and my American Craft series...
Aug
21

Early Review: Blood Slave by Kathleen Collins (Realm Walker #3)

Early Review: Blood Slave by Kathleen Collins (Realm Walker #3) Blood Slave (Realm Walker #3) Kathleen Collins Published: Aug. 25, 2015 Purchase: Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, see VBC’s review of book 1, Realm Walker. Juliana Norris is still reeling...
Aug
18

Release-Day Review: Getting Wilde by Jenn Stark (Immortal Vegas #1)

Release-Day Review: Getting Wilde by Jenn Stark (Immortal Vegas #1) Getting Wilde (Immortal Vegas #1) Jenn Stark Published: Aug. 18, 2015 (Elewyn Publishing) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Sara Wilde has a mission: to protect those within the Community, namely the children whose psychic powers are just coming to fruition. She protects them from the Dark Magic...
Aug
10

Review: Dark Ascension by M.L. Brennan (Generation V #4)

Review: Dark Ascension by M.L. Brennan (Generation V #4) Dark Ascension (Generation V #4) M.L. Brennan Published: Aug. 4, 2015 (Roc) 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 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 book 1,...

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