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Dec
19

Review: Black Spring by Christina Henry (Black Wings #7)

Review: Black Spring by Christina Henry (Black Wings #7) Black Spring (Black Wings #7) Christina Henry Published: Oct. 28, 2014 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books in the series. In my head the Black Wings books feel like a ‘new’ series even though we are now on book 7. It’s been...
Dec
17

Review: The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson (Witches of Echo Park #1)

Review: The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson (Witches of Echo Park #1) The Witches of Echo Park (The Witches of Echo Park #1) Amber Benson Published: Jan. 7, 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): 3.5 stars Lyse lost her parents at thirteen and went to live with her great aunt Eleanora. She grew up never knowing that Eleanora was a witch, much less that...
Dec
15

Regan Summers on Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow and Buffy [Guest Post & Giveaway]

Regan Summers on Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow and Buffy [Guest Post & Giveaway] There are so many good paranormal, fantasy, and sci fi shows on TV right now. Seriously, I could take a week and do nothing but watch good TV, and I still probably wouldn’t be caught up. Series are tough to manage. There have to be major arcs, but they can’t be resolved immediately or easily lest they feel contrived. Not to mention the story would be concluded, which networks seem loath to do even when...
Dec
12

Review: Premonitions by Jamie Schultz (Arcane Underworld #1)

Review: Premonitions by Jamie Schultz (Arcane Underworld #1) Premonitions (Arcane Underworld #1) Jamie Schultz Published: July 1, 2014 (Roc) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Two million dollars. That’s a lot of money to someone like Karyn Chance. It’s a lot of money for everyone else in her crew, too, which is the reason that, despite...
Dec
8

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2014

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2014 There were so many excellent books this year. Narrowing down my favorites alone was hard. Then I asked all the VBC reviewers to send me their top lists, too. (I’m pretty sure the ladies thought I was evil incarnate when I asked for just five favorite books for the year.) The best of the best rose quickly, though, as favorite titles appeared on our reviewers lists again and again. I cheered each time...
Dec
5

Review: Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler

Review: Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler Jinn and Juice (Jinn and Juice #1) Nicole Peeler Published: November 25, 2014 (Orbit) Purchase: Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lyla was cursed to live as a jinn for a thousand years. If she’s unBound, she’ll become human again when the curse expires. She’s been hiding out in Pittsburgh, hoping to stay under the supernatural radar. Rivers in the human...
Dec
3

Alex Hughes Guest Post & Giveaway: Setting as a Character

Alex Hughes Guest Post & Giveaway: Setting as a Character Note from VBC/Chelsea: We’re so pleased to have Alex Hughes on the blog today. Her latest Mindspace novel just released, and we dig her urban fantasy world. She’s here today to talk about crafting that world and making it a real character within each novel. We’re also giving away a copy of one of her books (your choice, because we’re nice). With that, I’m turning it over to...
Dec
1

Early Review: City of Eternal Night by Kristen Painter (Crescent City #2)

Early Review: City of Eternal Night by Kristen Painter (Crescent City #2) City of Eternal Night (Crescent City #2) Kristen Painter Published: Dec. 2, 2014 (Orbit) 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. House of the Rising Sun was one of my favorite books of the...
Nov
24

Early Dual Review: Black Widow by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #2)

Early Dual Review: Black Widow by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #2) Black Widow (Elemental Assassin #12) Jennifer Estep Published: November 25, 2014 (Pocket Books) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Copies provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda and Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it may reference previous books in the series. If you haven’t started the Elemental Assassin...
Nov
21

Excerpt from Nazarea Andrews’ The Future Without Hope

Excerpt from Nazarea Andrews’ The Future Without Hope Last week VBC’s Amy dove into the first book in Nazarea Andrews’ The World Without End series. She enjoyed The World Without a Future and connected with the pacing of the story. She’s catching up on the series, but we aren’t about to make you wait. We have an excerpt from the latest book in the series The Future Without Hope, which released on Nov. 20. “What the hell are you...

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