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Dec
31

Top 10 Swoon-Worthy Heroes (2012)

Top 10 Swoon-Worthy Heroes (2012) Every year, I compile the standard year-end best books list—read 2012′s best reads list—and it’s a hard task narrowing things down. What’s harder though is picking the ten heroes from novels published this year to make my annual swoon-worthy list. Last year Eve Silver’s Lokan took top honors and the year before Stacia Kane’s Terrible was causing fevers all over the...
Dec
17

Review: A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang (Abby Sinclair #3)

Review: A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang (Abby Sinclair #3) A Trace of Moonlight (Abby Sinclair #3) Allison Pang Released: Oct. 30, 2012 (Pocket) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Like the earlier Abby Sinclair books—A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow—A Trace of Moonlight wasn’t what I expected. That’s a lovely thing. Each book in this series has delighted me in its quirkiness and...
Nov
21

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2012

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2012 We’re doing things slightly differently this year. This is the first year where we have associate reviewers at VBC. As such, it didn’t feel quite right to only include my top 10. So, you’ll find my 10 picks for the absolute best books of 2012 and below that a top 5 list from Jo and Candace, respectively. Plus, of course, we have your winner for the reader’s choice best book. (See the Best Of lists...
Oct
29

My Favorite Monster with Allison Pang

My Favorite Monster with Allison Pang From Chelsea/VBC: This is the third in a series of spook-tacular posts leading up to Halloween. I’ve invited a few friends to fill us in on their favorite monsters. Today author Allison Pang talks about her love of werewolf movies. If you haven’t already, you should check out her Abby Sinclair novels. Love them. First book is A Brush of Darkness. Although I don’t consider myself a horror fan,...
Aug
14

Authors After Dark New Orleans highlights, photos and signed giveaway

Authors After Dark New Orleans highlights, photos and signed giveaway One of the great things about conventions like Authors After Dark is how accessible the authors are to readers. This wasn’t just a meet an author for a minute at a signing, but time to really hang out as friends. After several versions of this recap, I’ve decided to do this the same way I handle True Blood recaps for Heroes & Heartbreakers: highlights and snark. No order here. Just awesomeness and...
Jul
4

5 Heroes who make us see fireworks

5 Heroes who make us see fireworks It’s Independence Day in the United States. Typically, this is celebrated by eating foods cooked on a grill and enjoying fireworks. (And probably also complaining about how hot and/or sticky it is outside and trying to find the bug spray in your purse.) But this is Vampire Book Club. I can’t show you pretty explosions in the sky. I can however, recommend five heroes from books released in 2012...
Jun
16

Auction: Urban Fantasy Set 1 featuring Jim Butcher, Allison Pang, Jaye Wells, Seanan McGuire, E.S. Moore and Kylie Griffin [Books Fighting Cancer]

Auction: Urban Fantasy Set 1 featuring Jim Butcher, Allison Pang, Jaye Wells, Seanan McGuire, E.S. Moore and Kylie Griffin [Books Fighting Cancer] Big traditional urban fantasy fan? Oh, do we have the auction for you. One lot of eight stellar books and swag for the ultimate urban fantasy fan. Highest bidder will take home: Signed, first edition of Jim Butcher’s Ghost Story Signed copies of both A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow by Allison Pang Character named in an upcoming novella by Jaye Wells (She wants to remind you this is a Jaye...
Apr
19

Book Bits: Kelly Meding, JA Saare, Lauren Dane, Allison Pang & more

Book Bits: Kelly Meding, JA Saare, Lauren Dane, Allison Pang & more The Alpha Showdown bracket is being assembled. We’ll launch it mid-May, but you can keep an eye on the Alpha Showdown 2012 page for bracket info, nominated alphas and their champions. Changeling snippet Kelly Meding posted a snippet from her upcoming Metawars novel Changeling (releases June 26). And it sounds so good. Will you be reading this one? Cover Alert: The Ripple Effect J.A. Saare shared the...
Mar
5

Review: A Sliver of Shadow by Allison Pang (Abby Sinclair #2)

Review: A Sliver of Shadow by Allison Pang (Abby Sinclair #2) A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair #2) Allison Pang Published: Feb. 28, 2012 (Pocket) Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review does not contain spoilers for A Sliver of Shadow it may make reference to events of A Brush of Darkness. If you’ve yet to start the series, please read the VBC review of book one. Remember how you fell in love with...
Feb
5

February releases: A Perfect Blood, A Sliver of Shadow, Darkest Seduction, Midnight Enchantment

February releases: A Perfect Blood, A Sliver of Shadow, Darkest Seduction, Midnight Enchantment In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, I’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for February 2012. All dates are U.S. and tentative. I’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance, F is fantasy and YA is young adult. FEBRUARY 2 Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne YA Pulse by Tricia Rayburn (Siren #2)...

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