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Jul
3

Early Review: Flight From Death by Yasmine Galenorn (Fly by Night #1)

Early Review: Flight From Death by Yasmine Galenorn (Fly by Night #1) Flight From Death (Fly by Night #1) Yasmine Galenorn Published: July 7, 2015 (Berkley) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Shimmer is a blue (a.k.a. water) dragon. After being caught stealing from another dragon, Shimmer is stripped of much of her powers and banished Earthside for five...
Jun
26

Review: Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow (Gallow and Ragged #1)

Review: Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow (Gallow and Ragged #1) Trailer Park Fae (Gallow and Ragged #1) Lilith Saintcrow Published: June 23, 2015 (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 A plague has broken out in Faery, ravaging the Unseelie Court and the free Fae. Only those with mortal blood appear to be immune. Fearing the sickness will...
Jun
24

Giveaway: All 5 Jessica McClain books by Amanda Carlson

Giveaway: All 5 Jessica McClain books by Amanda Carlson We’ve been on board with Amanda Carlson’s Jessica McClain series since the beginning. When Full Blooded released we were hooked on the unique werewolf series. Jessica was the only female werewolf. She is strong and feminine. She kicks ass. These are things the VBC team appreciates, especially in urban fantasy. The series has her dealing with rogue werewolves, witches and even a voodoo...
Jun
23

Review: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega #1)

Review: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega #1) Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) Patricia Briggs Published: July 29, 2008 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the Mercy Thompson series. (Check out VBC’s review of book 1 of that series, Moon Called). When Cry Wolf begins we meet Anna,...
Jun
19

Review: Deadeye by William C. Dietz (Mutant Files #1)

Review: Deadeye by William C. Dietz (Mutant Files #1) Deadeye (Mutant Files #1) William C. Dietz Published: Jan. 27, 2015 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Cassandra Lee is a hardball detective on the LAPD. It’s not the LAPD that you’re thinking of, though. This LAPD is set in 2060, and their biggest concern is the mutants from the Republic of Texas getting through their boarders...
Jun
18

Giveaway: The Hanged Man by P.N. Elrod

Giveaway: The Hanged Man by P.N. Elrod Last week Jo reviewed P.N. Elrod’s The Hanged Man, and if you watched Twitter that day you probably saw almost every VBC reviewer (and this editor!) hit up Jo to tell her that now they had to read the book. Maybe we’re all itching for a good fantasy with Victorian trappings. This book, though, has the mystery hook and supernatural elements that hits all our buttons. Jo actually described the...
Jun
16

Review: Priceless by Shannon Mayer (Rylee Adamson #1)

Review: Priceless by Shannon Mayer (Rylee Adamson #1) Priceless (Rylee Adamson #1) Shannon Mayer Published: Nov. 19, 2013 (HiJinks Ink) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Rylee Adamson is a Tracker. She’s able to sense people; whether they’re alive, their general location, what they’re feeling. Ten years ago Rylee’s sister went missing, but she was too new into her powers to use them to...
Jun
15

Review: Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #7)

Review: Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #7) Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7) Darynda Jones Published: Oct. 21, 2014 (St. Martin’s Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous events in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, First Grave on the Right. For whatever...
Jun
10

Review: Edge of Dreams by Diana Pharaoh Francis (Diamond City Magic #2)

Review: Edge of Dreams by Diana Pharaoh Francis (Diamond City Magic #2) Edge of Dreams (Diamond City Magic #2) Diana Pharaoh Francis Published April 15, 2015 (Bell Bridge Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books in the series. So I believe that if you haven’t read Diana Pharaoh Francis yet, you should...
Jun
9

Review: The Hanged Man by P.N. Elrod (Her Majesty’s Psychic Service #1)

Review: The Hanged Man by P.N. Elrod (Her Majesty’s Psychic Service #1) The Hanged Man (Her Majesty’s Psychic Service #1) P.N. Elrod Published: May 19, 2015 (Tor Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for a honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In an alternative Victorian London, Queen Victoria never married Prince Albert. Instead, whilst wandering the country in disguise, she was rescued by...

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