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Oct
18

Win It Wednesday: Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Win It Wednesday: Bitten by Kelley Armstrong VBC’s Reviews Editor Jo would love to tell you the eight hundred reasons you should be reading Kelley Armstrong books. Jo has very good taste, and she’s right about Armstrong and her Women of the Otherworld series. We have the first book in that series, Bitten (which you might have seen as a TV show on SyFy or Space),  up for grabs for one lucky VBC reader. Elena Michaels is the world’s only...
Aug
16

Win It Wednesday: Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Win It Wednesday: Enclave by Ann Aguirre Win It Wednesday is back, because who doesn’t love awesome books for free? You might remember me gushing over Ann Aguirre’s Vanguard not too long ago. It was a companion novel to her post-apocalyptic young adult Razorland trilogy. While my Vanguard review focused on the relationship that made the book sing (and the best first kiss scene I’ve read in some time), I discovered many of you...
Jun
8

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 13: Mad Rogan vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 13: Mad Rogan vs. Kate Daniels Update: This was a close one, but with 55 percent of the vote Kate Daniels is the victor. She moves on to the finale! We’re getting closer and closer to finding the Alpha Showdown 2017 champion. In Round 13 we have two powerhouses from Ilona Andrews. At least this time they’re from different series! We have Mad Rogan from the Hidden Legacy series (and from the comments, many of you are...
Jun
6

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 12: Griffin vs. Vlad

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 12: Griffin vs. Vlad Update: With 72 percent of the vote your victor is Vlad! He will advance to the next round of the Alpha Showdown 2017! Real talk: How happy are you that this round doesn’t involve a married couple? Whew. The last couple rounds were wicked. That said, it isn’t getting easier. We have Griffin from Amanda Bouchet’s Kingmaker Chronicles—who already bested Jane Yellowrock—up against the...
Jun
2

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 10: Adam Hauptman vs. Mercy Thompson

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 10: Adam Hauptman vs. Mercy Thompson Update: With 76% of the vote, Mercy has claimed victory in this round! She will advance in the Alpha Showdown 2017. Are you ready for more Alpha Showdown? We’ve made it through the preliminary rounds, which means it’s about to get a whole lot harder here. Like so much harder that we’re pitting couples against one another. This could require counseling. Today we have two alphas who are,...
May
30

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 7: Kate Daniels vs. Raphael

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 7: Kate Daniels vs. Raphael Update: With 69% of the vote, Kate Daniels has defeated Raphael. She will advance in the Alpha Showdown 2017. Both of today’s alphas have been in the Alpha Showdown more than once. Readers love them both. However, neither has managed to make it to the end and capture the title of Alpha Showdown champion. Will this be the year for one of them? We have Kate Daniels from the series of the same name by...
May
26

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 5: Mad Rogan vs. Rhysand

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 5: Mad Rogan vs. Rhysand Update: Mad Rogan dominated this round with 70 percent of the vote. He’ll advance on in the Alpha Showdown. We have a previous Alpha Showdown champion in this round: Mad Rogan from Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series. Let’s not pity his opponent just yet. Rhysand has a whole lot of passionate fans of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series at his back. Magic and power...
May
24

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 3: Jane Yellowrock vs. Griffin

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 3: Jane Yellowrock vs. Griffin Update: This was our closest round yet, but underdog Griffin squeaked into the lead with 52 percent of the vote. He will advance to the next round. Jane Yellowrock from Faith Hunter’s series of the same name has been a powerful contender in the Alpha Showdown for several years. She’s never claimed the title, though. Will this be her year? She’s up against another of the new faces this...
May
23

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 2: Curran vs. Bones

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 2: Curran vs. Bones Update: With 68% of the vote, Curran wins this round and advances in the Alpha Showdown.  Every year the Alpha Showdown gets harder. (We probably say this a lot, but it doesn’t make it not true…) Well, today’s one of the what?! how can you make me choose? rounds. It’s two long-running fan favorites: Curran from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series and Bones from Jeaniene...
Apr
19

Win It Wednesday: The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Carr

Win It Wednesday: The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Carr Earlier this week, Amy reviewed The Dastardly Miss Lizzie. Steampunk goodness with fascinating character dichotomy is always a win, which is why we’ve been hooked on the Electric Empire series since day one. If you’re eager for more of Viola Carr’s series, you’re in luck. I have one copy of the just-released The Dastardly Miss Lizzie set aside for a lucky VBC reader. If you want...

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