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Apr
25

Book Bits: Jeaniene Frost, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Carolyn Crane, Caitlin Kittredge, Harry Potter & True Blood

Book Bits: Jeaniene Frost, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Carolyn Crane, Caitlin Kittredge, Harry Potter & True Blood In case you hadn’t noticed (ha!), we have a new look here at VBC. We’re trying something cleaner that matches our new group blog vibe. I hope you like it and find it easy to interact with. Now on to awesome book news… Cat and Ian Banter! Jeaniene Frost has posted the first excerpt from the seventh Night Huntress novel Up from the Grave and it features Cat and Bones talking with that...
Nov
8

Book Bits: Chicagoland Vampires, Meljean Brook, Carolyn Crane, Jessica Sims, Kim Harrison, eBook deals

Book Bits: Chicagoland Vampires, Meljean Brook, Carolyn Crane, Jessica Sims, Kim Harrison, eBook deals Does anyone else feel like November sneaked up behind them? Seriously. I’m on you to November. On the upside, this means I’m staring to plan the Best Of list for this year and we get a nice explosion of awesome reads. Don’t forget, we’re reading Iced by Karen Marie Moning this month, and there are new discussion topics over at the Goodreads group. I Always Want More Ethan Sullivan...
Jun
16

Auction: Signed copy, character name in new Carolyn Crane novel [Books Fighting Cancer]

Carolyn Crane is working on a new novel that will release in October or November. It’s called Mr. Real, and you have the chance to bid on all sorts of awesome related to it. Here’s how Carolyn describes Mr. Real: When free spirit Alix Gordon stumbles on an occult computer program in her late aunt’s house, she’s excited – and determined to act responsibly for a change, using the power for...
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
1

Book Bits: Jeaniene Frost and J.A. Saare excerpts, Nalini Singh cover art, Soul Screamers, Iron Fey

Book Bits: Jeaniene Frost and J.A. Saare excerpts, Nalini Singh cover art, Soul Screamers, Iron Fey Did you miss Book Bits? I had to stop doing them in February due to the chaos surrounding a death in the family. However, you had Character Love Letters to keep you warm, right? Well, I’m back and catching up on all the book excerpts – Jeaniene Frost! J.A. Saare! — and such. So, Book Bits is back on Thursdays as usual from here on out.  Did someone say Vlad? I’m not the only one...
Dec
7

Carolyn Crane Guest Post: Supernatural sidekicks for authors

Carolyn Crane Guest Post: Supernatural sidekicks for authors [From VBC: Today we turn over the blog to the super fun and totally awesome Carolyn Crane. If you haven’t started her Disillusionists Trilogy, the first book is Mind Games. Start now. The third novel just released yesterday, and we convinced her to draw pictures for our amusement as we prepare to dive into Head Rush.] Greetings, readers! Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate the ebook...
Dec
1

December releases: Clockwork Prince, Shadow Heir, Head Rush, That Old Black Magic

December releases: Clockwork Prince, Shadow Heir, Head Rush, That Old Black Magic In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, I’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for December. 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. DECEMBER 1 Demon’s Like It Hot by Sidney Ayers (Demons Unleashed #2) PNR Devil’s Kiss by Zoe Archer...
Oct
13

Book Bits: Fever spinoff, Chicagoland Vampires, Disillusionists, Hollows and more

Book Bits: Fever spinoff, Chicagoland Vampires, Disillusionists, Hollows and more After spending the week in Santa Fe for work (board meetings!), I’m eager to get back on my reading schedule. Lots of reviews are just around the corner — including a OMG awesome one for The Renfield Syndrome — but until then, dive into this book-related news. Move over Mac? Karen Marie Moning announced ICED, the first book in the Dani O’Malley novels (a.k.a. Fever series spinoff),...
Sep
22

Book Bits: Downside Ghosts, BDB, Carolyn Crane, Molly Harper, Terri Garey, Contest Roundup, more

Book Bits: Downside Ghosts, BDB, Carolyn Crane, Molly Harper, Terri Garey, Contest Roundup, more It’s been a few weeks, but Book Bits has returned! And, I have news for J.R. Ward and Carolyn Crane fans, excerpts of the urban fantasy and paranormal romance persuasions and cover eye candy. Dive in, readers. Cover for Sacrificial Magic Just yesterday Stacia Kane revealed the cover art for her fourth Downside Ghosts novel Sacrificial Magic. And, I don’t know about you guys, but I’m in...
Aug
23

Review: Wild & Steamy anthology by Meljean Brook, Jill Myles and Carolyn Crane

Review: Wild & Steamy anthology by Meljean Brook, Jill Myles and Carolyn Crane Wild & Steamy Meljean Brook, Jill Myles & Carolyn Crane Published: Aug. 2, 2011 Purchase at: Amazon Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars “Blushing Bounder” by Meljean Brook (3 stars) Meljean Brook’s story is set in her Iron Seas world, before the events of The Iron Duke. We get to learn how Constable Newton ended up in London and learn about his wife. He and the missus are Bounders...

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