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Jul
11

Review: Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper

Review: Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper Better Homes and Hauntings Molly Harper Published: June 24, 2014 (Pocket) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for and honest review. Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars A fun mixture of flirty, snarky chick-lit and old school gothic ghost story, Better Homes and Hauntings has a little bit of everything to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. Looking...
May
13

Review: Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire (Ghost Stories #1)

Review: Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire (Ghost Stories #1) Sparrow Hill Road (Ghost Stories #1) Seanan McGuire Published: May 6, 2014 (DAW) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Rose Marshall was on her way to prom when her car was plowed off the side of the road. Rose didn’t survive the crash and now, nearly 60 years later, her ghost is legend among travelers. She’s known as “The Girl in the...
Apr
14

Review: Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens (Ghost Seer #1)

Review: Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens (Ghost Seer #1) Ghost Seer (Ghost Seer #1) Robin D. Owens Published: April 1, 2014 (Berkley) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4 stars I have to admit that I was taken by surprise by Robin D. Owens Ghost Seer. The only other books I have read by Owens are from her Celta Series. So I have to say I was...
Feb
20

The Taste of VBC Giveaway

The Taste of VBC Giveaway We’ve been good about the giveaways here of late. (We promised!) However, we’ve been limiting the contests to the U.S. and Canada because shipping is expensive. But I love all of the VBC readers, so today we’re doing an international giveaway. Not just any giveaway either. I’ve picked three of my favorite—and most recommended—books to be the prize here. Think of it as the Taste...
Jan
28

Review: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress #7)

Review: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress #7) I know y’all are excited to talk about the final Night Huntress book… and you should be. My full review is over at Heroes & Heartbreakers, but I couldn’t resist sharing a bit here, too. Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) Jeaniene Frost Published: Jan. 28, 2014 (Avon) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest...
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...
Nov
20

Review: After Moonrise by P.C. Cast & Gena Showalter

Review: After Moonrise by P.C. Cast & Gena Showalter After Moonrise P.C. Cast & Gena Showalter Published: Oct. 23, 2012 (HQN) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars This review is a two-parter because both authors contributed a story to this duo-logy. After Moonlight is the name of an agency that investigates murders, hauntings and things that go bump in the night that the police can not or will not...
Jul
10

Review: Grave Witch by Kalayna Price (Alex Craft #1)

Review: Grave Witch by Kalayna Price (Alex Craft #1) Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1) Kalayna Price Publisher: October 5, 2010 (Roc) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Alex Craft is a Grave Witch, using her powers of raising Shades (echoes of the dead) to aid the police and try and pay the bills as a P.I. When the head of the Humans First organization is found dead, Alex is drafted to get some answers. What she...
Jul
9

Review: Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts #5)

Review: Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts #5) Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts #5) Stacia Kane Published: June 26, 2012 (DelRey) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: This review assumes you have read earlier novels in the Downside Ghosts series. If not, please see our review of the first book in the series, Unholy Ghosts. Chess Putnam has always struggled with feeling unworthy. Having someone...
Jun
5

Review: Finding Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts novella)

Review: Finding Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts novella) Finding Magic (Downside Ghosts novella) Stacia Kane Published: June 4, 2012 (DelRey) Purchase at: Amazon Rating (out of 5): 5 stars One of the reasons I recommend Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts books so often is the remarkable character development. Heroine Chess has hard edges, deep-seated issues and a big problem with seeing herself as valuable. While Kane provided more insight into Chess’...

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