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Oct
10

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Michael R. Underwood’s The Younger Gods

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Michael R. Underwood’s The Younger Gods We’re fans of Michael R. Underwood’s books. He has a new one coming out on Monday, and we wanted VBC readers to have a sneak peek. Luckily, Michael’s a good sharer. He’s provided the fifth chapter of The Younger Gods for VBC to share exclusively. Pretty nice, huh? It gets better. We also have two digital copies of the book to giveaway. Double win. Read on for a taste of The Younger...
Oct
9

Review: Night’s Honor by Thea Harrison (Elder Races #7)

Review: Night’s Honor by Thea Harrison (Elder Races #7) Night’s Honor (Elder Races #7) Thea Harrison Published: Sept. 2, 2014 (Berkley Trade) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 3.5 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...
Oct
8

If You Like Charley Davidson… Read Beri O’Dell

If You Like Charley Davidson… Read Beri O’Dell I’m pretty sure Charley Davidson is my soul mate. (Sorry husband.) The lead character in Darynda Jones’ series of the same name is hilarious, full of life, and kind to all she meets. (Read the VBC review of First Grave on the Right.) Charley is a private investigator and consultant to the police. Her ability to talk to the dead murder victims’ spirits makes her especially helpful on murder...
Oct
7

Release-Day Review: Broken Soul by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #8)

Release-Day Review: Broken Soul by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #8) Broken Soul (Jane Yellowrock #8) Faith Hunter Published: Oct. 7, 2014 (Roc) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this 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...
Oct
6

Review: The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

Review: The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato The Clockwork Dagger Beth Cato Published: Sept. 16, 2014 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Octavia Leander is a medician, a magical healer, traveling from her training academy to her new job in a faraway town aboard the airship Argus. During the recent war, she, somewhat unknowingly, made a name for herself healing...
Oct
3

Review: The Arrivals by Melissa Marr

Review: The Arrivals by Melissa Marr The Arrivals Melissa Marr Published: July 2, 2013 (William Morrow/HarperCollins) Purchase: Book Depository or The Arrivals Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars In The Wastelands of some world away from Earth, you can find a group of individuals self-titled “The Arrivals.” The brother and sister leaders of The...
Oct
2

Review: Generation 18 by Keri Arthur (Spook Squad #2)

Review: Generation 18 by Keri Arthur (Spook Squad #2) Generation 18 (Spook Squad #2) Keri Arthur Published: Sept. 30, 2014 (Dell) 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 Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference events from the first book. If you haven’t started this series yet check out VBC’s review of book...
Oct
2

Review: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (Jessica #1)

Review: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (Jessica #1) Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica #1) Beth Fantaskey Published: Feb. 1, 2009 (Harcourt) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars This book was so not what I was expecting. I have found in my old age that I have no patience for teenagers and their angst (even though I was the most angsty of them all). And Jessica’s...
Oct
1

October 2014 New Releases: Nalini Singh, J.R. Ward, Maggie Stiefvater, Darynda Jones, Julie Kagawa and more

October 2014 New Releases: Nalini Singh, J.R. Ward, Maggie Stiefvater, Darynda Jones, Julie Kagawa and more In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, I’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for October 2014. All dates are U.S. and tentative. Also: Click the title of any book to visit the Amazon page for pre-order or purchase goodness. I’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance, F is fantasy, SF is science...
Oct
1

Faith Hunter Guest Post & Giveaway: A Writing Diva and her Jewelry

Faith Hunter Guest Post & Giveaway: A Writing Diva and her Jewelry Note from VBC/Chelsea: We’re excited to have Faith Hunter on the blog today. Her next Jane Yellowrock book comes out next week, and, well, we’re big fans here at VBC. We’re even giving away a copy of Broken Soul at the end of the post. For now, though, I’m turning it over to Faith. Except for my jewelry (which I mostly make myself) I am not a diva. Well…maybe a little. I do have a...

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