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Jun
15

Alpha Showdown 2018 Round 13: Connor Rogan vs. Mercy Thompson

Alpha Showdown 2018 Round 13: Connor Rogan vs. Mercy Thompson Update: This round is now closed. This was insane. This is probably the closest Alpha Showdown match in our history. Mercy Thompson has won with 51% of the vote. This match came down to 15 votes! Make sure to rally your friends for the final matches. We’ve reached the semi-finals in the 2018 Alpha Showdown. It’s almost time to crown the Biggest Book Badass in the paranormal world! (To see how...
Jun
8

Alpha Showdown 2018 Round 9: Rogan vs. Reyes

Alpha Showdown 2018 Round 9: Rogan vs. Reyes Update: This round is now closed. Mad Rogan is our winner with 68% of the vote. He will advance to the semifinals.  We’re moving on to the quarter finals in our quest to crown the year’s Biggest Book Badass in the paranormal world. (Check out the bracket here.) The remaining Alphas have been all battle tested and come out victorious. And these were some impressive victories! Rogan defeated...
May
11

5 Worst Moms in Urban Fantasy

5 Worst Moms in Urban Fantasy Some of our favorite heroines became moms this year. Happy Mother’s Day Merit and Kate! I’m sure lots of people have been giving them parenting advice, but wouldn’t it be more fun to talk about what not to do? Here are some of urban fantasy’s worst moms. Justina Crawfield from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost Cat Crawfield grew up hating her vampire side, largely based on a lie. Justina...
Jul
24

Early Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #3)

Early Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #3) Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) Ilona Andrews Published: Jul. 25, 2017 (Avon) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 5 stars  Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
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...
May
30

Release-Day Review: White Hot by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #2)

Release-Day Review: White Hot by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #2) White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) Ilona Andrews Published: May 30, 2017 (Avon) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Burn for Me. Two...
May
10

Win It Wednesday: White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Win It Wednesday: White Hot by Ilona Andrews We had a little bit of a breather on traditional Win It Wednesdays for a couple weeks, because it’s been contest-a-palooza here lately. Also, I was at RT Booklovers Convention and Borrowed Souls hit stores. But I’m back home in Texas, and I have a towering stack of books to giveaway to VBC readers. We’re going to go big today, though, with White Hot by Ilona Andrews. I’m pretty...
May
28

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Vlad

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Vlad Well, VBC readers, you’ve survived the preliminary bouts of the 2015 Alpha Showdown. Today starts the semifinals. It’s about to get cutthroat. Are you ready? Mad Rogan from Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series crushed the badass assassin Celaena. Today he takes on ultimate vampire Vlad from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series. Vlad fought valiantly against wolf shifter Charles...
Oct
27

Early Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #1)

Early Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #1) Burn For Me (Hidden Legacy #1) Ilona Andrews Published: Oct. 28, 2014 (Avon) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Nevada owns Baylor Investigative Agency with the help of her family. In the world Nevada lives in, magicians rule the world. These magic wielders are (more often than not)...

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