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Jun
28

Book Bits: Julie Kagawa, Devon Monk, Meljean Brook, Brenna Yovanoff

Book Bits: Julie Kagawa, Devon Monk, Meljean Brook, Brenna Yovanoff First, a huge thank you to everyone who donated, bid or spread the word about the Books Fighting Cancer charity auctions. Based on the receipts emailed to me (and I know many of you donated directly) and the Amazon commissions, the Books Fighting Cancer event raised $4,817 for the Barrow Neurological Institute and brain cancer research. Amazing. I was floored by the generosity and kindness of VBC readers...
Jun
22

Auction: Signed Ann Aguirre novel and character name [Books Fighting Cancer]

Auction: Signed Ann Aguirre novel and character name [Books Fighting Cancer] I love the world Ann Aguirre has created in her Razorland series (VBC review of Enclave). The young adult dystopian series is clever, edgy and addictive. Not only is Ann offering up signed books in this Books Fighting Cancer auction, but she’s working on a short story set in the Razorland world and she’ll let the highest bidder design the main character’s love interest — name,...
Jun
19

Auction: Signed set of Skyla Dawn Cameron novels [Books Fighting Cancer]

Auction: Signed set of Skyla Dawn Cameron novels [Books Fighting Cancer] Skyla Dawn Cameron has donated signed paperback copies of her first three Bloodlines novels and once her fourth Bloodlines novel, Exhumed, releases in July, that one gets signed and sent to the highest bidder of this Books Fighting Cancer auction, too. Four books. Urban fantasy with grit and humor. And you get to raise money for cancer research. Highest bidder will take home: Signed copy of Bloodlines...
Jun
19

Auction: Signed copy of Oracle’s Moon by Thea Harrison [Books Fighting Cancer]

Auction: Signed copy of Oracle’s Moon by Thea Harrison [Books Fighting Cancer] VBC reviewer Candace gave Oracle’s Moon by Thea Harrison five stars and said: “Oracle’s Moon has hands-down one of the best sex scenes I have ever read.” (Read the full review) And you can have a signed copy. Do I really need to convince you to bid here? Highest bidder will take home: Signed copy of Oracle’s Moon by Thea Harrison A chance to read “one of the best sex scenes” while helping to fight cancer....
Jun
19

Auction: Signed Sierra Dean books and character name [Books Fighting Cancer]

Auction: Signed Sierra Dean books and character name [Books Fighting Cancer] Need some great and totally fun urban fantasy in your life? Bring home paperback copies of the first two books in Sierra Dean’s Secret McQueen series. Plus, Sierra will name a secondary character after you in the next Secret McQueen book. Highest bidder will take home: Signed copy of Something Secret This Way Comes by Sierra Dean Signed copy of A Bloody Good Secret by Sierra Dean (this comes out in...
Jun
18

Auction: Signed The City’s Son by Tom Pollock [Books Fighting Cancer]

Auction: Signed The City’s Son by Tom Pollock [Books Fighting Cancer] Tom Pollock’s debut novel The City’s Son publishes in the U.K. on Aug. 2 and in the U.S. on Sept. 18. And I already know it’s going to be brilliant and, likely, huge. The early reviews on the book are fantastic and Stacia Kane confirmed it is worthy of fangirl status. You want to be one of the first people to fall for this layered YA novel? Tom has donated a signed U.K. copy of The City’s Son. (You may...
Jun
16

Books Fighting Cancer Charity Auctions

Books Fighting Cancer Charity Auctions Update: We’re still tallying the donations, but without including matching and direct donations, the auctions alone generated more than $4,000 for brain cancer research! I’ll include the grand total in Thursday’s Book Bits post. Thank you to all who donated, bid or shared the links. I’m amazed by your generosity. This is my first Father’s Day without my dad. I spent quite a...
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 Wells...
Jun
16

Auction: Moira Rogers’ Prize Pack including a year’s worth of ARCs! [Books Fighting Cancer]

Auction: Moira Rogers’ Prize Pack including a year’s worth of ARCs! [Books Fighting Cancer] Moira Rogers brings the sexy to our goal of raising money for brain cancer research. (Someone had to do it!) With novels and novellas featuring all sorts of supernatural creatures and set in places as wide ranging as the Wild West (vampire slaying cowboy anyone?), the South and small bars with cocktails just for preternatural types. In other words, if you like paranormal romance – with a dose of urban...
Jun
16

Auction: Signed sets from Stacey Jay and Cassie Alexander [Books Fighting Cancer]

Auction: Signed sets from Stacey Jay and Cassie Alexander [Books Fighting Cancer] There’s something therapeutic about reading about people with awful jobs. Or at least ones far harder than your own. Both the heroines in Stacey Jay and Cassie Alexander’s series have jobs harder than yours. And probably grosser. Both series are engaging, dark urban fantasy. And both get big VBC stamps of approval. The highest bidder takes home signed books from both authors. Highest bidder will take...

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