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Jul
21

Review: Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk (Ordinary Magic #1)

Review: Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk (Ordinary Magic #1) Death and Relaxation (Ordinary Magic #1) Devon Monk Published: June 17, 2016 (Odd House Press) Purchase: Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Ordinary, Oregon is a complete misnomer, and no one knows that better than the Reed family. For generations the Reeds have been the resident peacekeepers in a small town that’s home to the likes of many varieties of creatures...
Jul
20

Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson Nightshades Melissa F. Olson Published: Jul. 19, 2016 (Tor.com) 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 Two years ago a vampire, or shade as they prefer to be called, named Ambrose wound up in the custody of the FBI. His capture confirmed the existence of shades to the world and...
Jul
19

Review: Unwanted by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #14.5)

Review: Unwanted by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #14.5) Unwanted (Elemental Assassin #14.5) Jennifer Estep Published: July 18, 2016 (Pocket Books) Purchase: 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 previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Spider’s...
Jul
15

Review: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

Review: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn Heroine Complex (Heroine Complex #1) Sarah Kuhn Published: July 5, 2016 (DAW) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Evie Tanaka is the personal assistant of San Francisco’s superhero mascot Aveda Jupiter. While Evie is happy to help run every aspect of her best friend Aveda’s life in...
Jul
12

Christina Henry Q&A & Giveaway: On Alice, Red Queen, and Surprises

Christina Henry Q&A & Giveaway: On Alice, Red Queen, and Surprises Christina Henry is the author of the Black Wings urban fantasy series, books featuring an angel of death and—wait for it—her loyal gargoyle. To be honest, however, I didn’t hear of her until she took a huge departure and went classical—with a twist. Alice came out last year, and I was blown away by the way the story is utterly changed, and yet so very similar. Frankly, I loved it. As did so many others...
Jul
6

Rachel Caine Q&A: The Great Library, YA vs. Adult, spin-offs and what’s next!

Rachel Caine Q&A: The Great Library, YA vs. Adult, spin-offs and what’s next! Rachel Caine’s name is pretty synonymous with urban fantasy—both of the YA and adult varieties. Her books can arguably be called a staple of the genre (the Morganville Vampires and Weather Warden series alone are testaments to that). Last year saw the debut of Rachel Caine’s new series The Great Library. With the awesome world-building, and mysterious characters, it’s no wonder Ink and Bone made VBC’s...
Jun
28

Release-Day Review: The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #10)

Release-Day Review: The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #10) The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson #10) Darynda Jones Published: June 28, 2016 (St. Martin’s) 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 this review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out...
Jun
23

Review: Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger

Review: Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge Paul Krueger Published: June 7, 2016 (Quirk Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 2.5 stars Bailey Chen’s motto has always been “Under promise, over deliver.” But it’s hard to do that when you’re a recent college graduate reduced to repeatedly calling a...
Jun
21

Review: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper Chronicles #1)

Review: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) Ilona Andrews Published: December 2, 2013 (Ilona Andrews) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Dina is an Inn Keeper in what looks to be a quiet Texas town. Dina’s magical powers are entwined with the Inn she owns and it’s her job is to provide her guests with a certain level of protection...
Jun
1

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 8: Kate Daniels vs. Naasir

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 8: Kate Daniels vs. Naasir The Alpha Showdown is underway, and already proving to be a good one. There’s stiff competition this year, just look at the bracket! This isn’t Kate Daniels’s first time in the Alpha Showdown, while Naasir is a newcomer. Both are mighty, but only one can emerge the victor. Who will advance in the Alpha Showdown, though? We’ve lined up excellent bloggers to fill you in on why each...

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