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May
26

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 7: Raphael vs. Wrath

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 7: Raphael vs. Wrath It makes sense in a battle of ultimate alpha characters that we’d have the primo leaders of their respective worlds in this year’s Alpha Showdown. In Round 7 we have two of the biggest, baddest and most loved leaders. Raphael is an archangel—leading angels and vampires and watching over humans—from Nalini Singh’s excellent Guild Hunter series. Wrath is the vampire king in J.R....
May
25

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 6: Curran vs. Simon

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 6: Curran vs. Simon This is going to be a good match. Curran from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series is a past champion of the Alpha Showdown. Simon, from Anne Bishop’s The Others novels, made the battle last year, but wasn’t quite enough of an alpha at the time. Those who nominated him this year say it’s time to recognize the wolf shifter. Can he beat the lion? You decide. We’ve lined up...
May
21

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 4: Slade vs. Gin Blanco

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 4: Slade vs. Gin Blanco This year brought the fresh meat to the Alpha Showdown. We had some first timers battle one another in Round 1, but this time out we have a newbie taking on a veteran. The vampire Slade from Teresa Gabelman’s The Protectors series is new to VBC, but his fans came out big time in the nomination rounds. Can this vampire take on one of our favorite assassins? Gin Blanco is a certified badass, and she...
May
20

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 3: Kate Daniels vs. Bones

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 3: Kate Daniels vs. Bones We told you from the start that the Alpha Showdown would be brutal. We’re only three matches in, and we’ve already had to make tough choices. Round 2 is still open, and it’s very close between Jane and Barrons. Kate Daniels isn’t scared of a vampire, but we doubt Bones is scared of anything. He’s battled some heavy hitters before. In an alternate universe, these two would...
May
18

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 1: Mad Rogan vs. Celaena Sardothien

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 1: Mad Rogan vs. Celaena Sardothien Today marks the beginning of the fifth annual Alpha Showdown here at Vampire Book Club, and we’ve brought out the big guns. The bracket is stacked with the most badass, lethal, charismatic alphas we could find including plenty of first timers. The opening match exemplifies this as we pit the dangerous mage Mad Rogan from Ilona Andrews’s Hidden Legacy books against the young assassin princess...
May
11

Stacey Kennedy on Witches Be Burned + Exclusive Excerpt

Stacey Kennedy on Witches Be Burned + Exclusive Excerpt From Chelsea/VBC: Magic and warriors are hitting all the right buttons with the VBC team lately. So I’m pleased to have Stacey Kennedy on the site today. Her second book in her Magic and Mayhem series Witches Be Burned releases on May 19, and it looks super good. We managed to snag an exclusive excerpt of the book just for you guys, and peek at the end of the post for a giveaway, too. Thank you so much...
Apr
29

Sharon Ashwood: A Second Chance at the Supernatural (+ Giveaway!)

Sharon Ashwood: A Second Chance at the Supernatural (+ Giveaway!) From Chelsea/ VBC: We know you love sexy shifters. Today we’re pleased to turn the blog over to author Sharon Ashwood. She writes some great shifter romance. She’s going to give you the skinny on her upcoming release Possessed by a Wolf (yes, please). The novel releases on Friday, and you can pre-order here. We also have an awesome signed book giveaway at the end of the post. Let’s turn it over to Sharon...
Apr
17

Giveaway: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Giveaway: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris The first week of May has long been my Charlaine Harris week. For years it was when I got my annual Sookie Stackhouse fix. (Okay, we all know I was there for Eric Northman, too.) After that series ended, I wondered what I would read that week. Luckily, Charlaine’s new Midnight, Texas series came around. Last year, we got our first taste of the quaint Texas town with more than its fair share of magic...
Apr
15

Lia Davis: Top 5 Things That Make Shifters Hot

Lia Davis: Top 5 Things That Make Shifters Hot From VBC/Chelsea: Today we have author Lia Davis on the blog. She writes steamy shifters novels, and we thought you might like her take on what makes them so sexy. We also have an excerpt from her just-released novel Tempting the Wolf (Black Hills Wolves #13) and a giveaway. Pretty sweet, right? With that, I’m turning it over to Lia. There are a lot more than five things that make shifters hot. Each...
Apr
7

Dani Harper Guest Post & Giveaway: 10 Things You Should Know About Faeries

Dani Harper Guest Post & Giveaway: 10 Things You Should Know About Faeries From Chelsea/VBC: Today we have Dani Harper here at VBC to teach us the essentials about faeries. Her latest Grim Series book Storm Warned just released, and in it the hero and heroine have to protect both the human and fae worlds. Seems like these tips would come in handy there. You’ll find a sweet giveaway at the end of the post. Enjoy! My new Grim Series is bringing ancient faery legends into...

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