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Jun
23

Glen Hirshberg Guest Post: Vampires and Sex

Glen Hirshberg Guest Post: Vampires and Sex Note from Chelsea/VBC: Today we have Glen Hirshberg on the blog. His latest novel Motherless Child offers a darker take on vampires. Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of the book here. Get a taste for his style in today’s guest post. A few months ago, Melissa Singer, my excellent editor, sent me the image that would eventually adorn the cover of the Tor edition of my new novel, Motherless...
Jun
19

Giveaway: Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg

Giveaway: Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg Need a read to push you to the edge of your seat this summer? We just might have you covered. We have one copy of Glen Hirshberg’s Motherless Child to give to one lucky VBC reader. Here’s the back-cover blurb: In his powerful novel, Motherless Child, Bram Stoker Award–nominee Glen Hirshberg, author of the International Horror Guild Award–winning American Morons, exposes the fallacy of the...
Oct
15

Release-Day Review: The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice

Release-Day Review: The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice The Heavens Rise Christopher Rice Published: October 15, 2013 (Gallery Books) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Mary Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Before Katrina hit New Orleans, Nikki Delongpre got hit with her own personal hurricane. Marshall Ferriot, rich, smart, and psychotic, set his sights on her and went to...
Oct
29

My Favorite Monster with Allison Pang

My Favorite Monster with Allison Pang From Chelsea/VBC: This is the third in a series of spook-tacular posts leading up to Halloween. I’ve invited a few friends to fill us in on their favorite monsters. Today author Allison Pang talks about her love of werewolf movies. If you haven’t already, you should check out her Abby Sinclair novels. Love them. First book is A Brush of Darkness. Although I don’t consider myself a horror fan,...
Oct
26

My Favorite Vampire Movie with Kristen Painter

My Favorite Vampire Movie with Kristen Painter From Chelsea/VBC: This is the second in a series of spook-tacular posts leading up to Halloween. I’ve invited a few friends to fill us in on their favorite monsters. Today the too-clever-for-her-own-good (and talented) Kristen Painter convinces you to love her favorite vampire movie. Also, she gives away the first of her House of Comarré books, Blood Rights, and a copy of Near Dark. Pretty damn...
Oct
24

My Favorite Monster with Amanda Carlson

My Favorite Monster with Amanda Carlson From Chelsea/VBC: This is the first in a series of spook-tacular posts leading up to Halloween. I’ve invited a few friends to fill us in on their favorite monsters. First up is the totally fun Amanda Carlson. You might remember me digging her action-packed urban fantasy novel Full Blooded. Also, I think I may love her even more knowing that some of my favorite movies made her list. Hints: Winchester...
Jul
24

Early Review: The Ripple Effect by J.A. Saare (Rhiannon’s Law #3)

Early Review: The Ripple Effect by J.A. Saare (Rhiannon’s Law #3) The Ripple Effect (Rhiannon’s Law #3) J.A. Saare Published: July 31, 2012 (Mundania) Purchase at: Amazon Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: This review assumes you’ve read the previous books in the Rhiannon’s Law series, particularly The Renfield Syndrome. If you haven’t, you can find reviews of the first and second books on VBC. Readers of the Rhiannon’s...
Sep
1

‘Blood and Other Cravings’ author roundtable (& Giveaway!)

‘Blood and Other Cravings’ author roundtable (& Giveaway!) We may talk about the sexy vampires here quite a bit at VBC, but sometimes you long for the vicious, the horror-style vampires. Ellen Datlow has put together a collection of short stories focused on the predatory side of vampires, as well as those being that feed off souls and leech life. The authors in Blood and Other Cravings (pre-order, releases Sept. 13) are some great names in horror, and we...
Aug
28

September book releases: Archangel’s Blade, If I Die, Darkest Surrender, more

September book releases: Archangel’s Blade, If I Die, Darkest Surrender, more In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, we’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for September. All dates are U.S. and tentative. We’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance and YA is young adult. SEPTEMBER 1 The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin (The Inheritance Trilogy #3) Fantasy SEPTEMBER...
Aug
11

Waiting on Wednesday: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Waiting on Wednesday: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff We like dark overtones in our novels. While usually these are urban fantasy, we can’t resist a great horror novel. Brenna Yovanoff creates a creepy world where children may be replaced with creatures from the underworld in The Replacement. She also puts some heavy problems on her protagonist Mackie from the get-go. He is one of those replacement children. He would give anything to stay in our world...

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