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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...
Jun
11

Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #6)

Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #6) Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson #6) Darynda Jones Published: May 20, 2014 (St. Martin’s Press) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does make references to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, First Grave on...
Jun
2

Alpha Showdown 2014 Finale: Reyes Farrow vs. Jericho Z. Barrons

Alpha Showdown 2014 Finale: Reyes Farrow vs. Jericho Z. Barrons Update: Wow! This one was the most crazy Alpha Showdown at the end. The numbers shifted back and forth from Reyes to Barrons and back again in the final hours. The Grimlets rallied, though, and thousands of votes later…. REYES FARROW IS THE ALPHA SHOWDOWN 2014 CHAMPION! This year’s Alpha Showdown has been the most intense to date. The alphas were bigger, the battles were closer, and the prizes...
May
29

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 13: Reyes Farrow vs. Adam Hauptman

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 13: Reyes Farrow vs. Adam Hauptman Update: This was the closest battle yet. Reyes’ fans rallied in the last two hours and he won with 55% of the vote. He advances to the Alpha Showdown finale! This Alpha Showdown doesn’t get any easier, does it? Darynda Jones’ Reyes has managed to dominate against the men of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. First defeating Zsadist, and then annihilating the King. His opponent has felled...
May
22

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 9: Reyes Farrow vs. Wrath

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 9: Reyes Farrow vs. Wrath Update: Wow! Both the Grimlets and BDB fans came out in force this time, but only one character can continue. Reyes Farrow won this match! We’ve finally made it through the first tier of Alpha Showdown battles. They were wicked, weren’t they? Well, I can’t say it gets easier from here on out. Today we pit the Son of Satan again the King of Vampires. Which one advances in the Showdown is...
May
12

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 1: Reyes vs. Zsadist

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 1: Reyes vs. Zsadist Update: This round’s winner is Reyes Farrow! It was a close one. Final results: Reyes – 51%, Zsadist 49%. Both Reyes and Zsadist have made appearances in the Alpha Showdown before. Reyes almost took the top title last year. The slates have been wiped clean, though, and it’s time to begin the battle for the 2014 title. Both characters know a thing or two about Hell, but who will come out...
May
1

May New Releases: Charlaine Harris, Cassandra Clare, Jim Butcher, Darynda Jones, Seanan McGuire, Richelle Mead, Moira Rogers & more

May New Releases: Charlaine Harris, Cassandra Clare, Jim Butcher, Darynda Jones, Seanan McGuire, Richelle Mead, Moira Rogers & 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 May 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 and YA is young...
Jan
2

Ready for 2014? Jo’s Most Anticipated Books

Ready for 2014? Jo’s Most Anticipated Books From VBC’s Chelsea: We’ve covered the best books of 2013, but we’re ready to look forward here at VBC. There are so many wonderful reads waiting for us in 2014. To help you get excited for new books, we’re going to post our reviewers’ most anticipated 2014 books. Add your favorites in the comments. Jo goes for the best urban fantasy, FYI. (See Amy’s, Krista’s, Amanda’s, Mary’s,...
Nov
27

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2013

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2013 We’ve had big changes at VBC this year.  For starters, we now have multiple reviewers. In addition to me (Chelsea), you see regular posts here from Jo, Candace, Mary, Amanda, Amy, Krista and Amber. So, while last year we broke it out by reviewer for the best books, that would make for a very long list with a lot of repeated books. So, this year it’s curated. Yep, the VBC team put our...
Jul
12

VBC Beach Reads: Candace picks Jeaniene Frost, Darynda Jones, Kresley Cole and more

VBC Beach Reads: Candace picks Jeaniene Frost, Darynda Jones, Kresley Cole and more A Note from Chelsea / VBC: All the suggested poolside reading lists we see online point to cheeky contemporary novels or lighthearted romps. Well, at VBC we know there are plenty of books featuring paranormal elements, badass heroines and sexy heroes that are perfect for reading out under the sun. So, of course, we’ve decided to do our own Beach Reads picks. Each Friday for the next several weeks,...

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