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Dec
28

Ready for 2014? Krista’s Most Anticipated Books

Ready for 2014? Krista’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. Today Krista talks about several stellar urban fantasy titles coming in 2014. (See Amy’s...
Dec
27

Ready for 2014? Amy’s Most Anticipated 2014 Books

Ready for 2014? Amy’s Most Anticipated 2014 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. We’re starting off today with Amy’s picks, which include a January...
Jul
19

VBC Beach Reads: Amy picks Molly Harper, A.C. Gaughen and Ilona Andrews

VBC Beach Reads: Amy picks Molly Harper, A.C. Gaughen and Ilona Andrews 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,...
May
26

Round 12: Curran vs. Reyes Farrow [Alpha Showdown 2013]

Round 12: Curran vs. Reyes Farrow [Alpha Showdown 2013] Things are advancing in the Alpha Showdown 2013. We’ve hit the second tier of the event. Winners will start battling winners. Expect the stakes to be raised and the smack talk to increase. These alphas dominated their earlier competitors without lifting a finger. The Beast Lord Curran trounced Holden and son of Satan Reyes had no trouble conquering the vampire Trehan. How will these formidable men deal...
May
21

Round 7: Curran vs. Holden [Alpha Showdown 2013]

Round 7: Curran vs. Holden [Alpha Showdown 2013] It’s officially time for Alpha Showdown 2013!  You made your nominations and we have 16 of the most badass, alpha characters from urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels locked into the bracket. Only one will be named champion and today’s first bout is sure to end in a knockout. Round seven is sure to be a tough one. Last year’s champion Curran returns to battle Alpha Showdown newcomer...
Mar
14

Book Bits: More Lady Corsair, Curran POV, post-apocalyptic fiction and Rinda Elliott excerpt

Book Bits: More Lady Corsair, Curran POV, post-apocalyptic fiction and Rinda Elliott excerpt Things are getting nice and busy here at VBC headquarters. I’ve loved reading applications for new reviewers (you can still apply) this week, and I have a couple very good reads atop my to-read pile. More Lady Corsair and Archimedes Fox! Next month we’ll get Meljean Brooks’ novella featuring the hero and heroine of Heart of Steel, a book I adored on an epic level. Tethered is an epilogue...
Feb
7

Love Letter to Curran (Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series)

Love Letter to Curran (Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series) The Beast Lord Curran is the reigning champion of the Alpha Showdown (which returns in May), so it’s not surprising I had more than one blogger want to pen a love letter to him for Character Love Letters. Marcela from The Bookaholic Cat won out. Haven’t met the hero from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series? No worries, read on to discover why he’s worthy of your love. My Dear Curran, Since the...
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...
Sep
20

Book Bits: Seanan McGuire, Diana Rowland, Karen Mahoney, Lauren Dane, Giveaway

Book Bits: Seanan McGuire, Diana Rowland, Karen Mahoney, Lauren Dane, Giveaway Cover Reveal: Midnight Blue-Light Special Have you seen the cover for Seanan McGuire’s next InCryptid novel? Look to your right. While I may like the artwork for Discount Armageddon a bit more, Midnight Blue-Light Special’s tone feels cohesive to me. Thoughts? Chapter One of Touch of the Demon When I was at Authors After Dark, Diana Rowland talked about just how much readers are going to love...
Jul
30

Early Review: Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #5.5)

Early Review: Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #5.5) Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) Ilona Andrews Published: July 31, 2012 (Ace) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note from VBC: This review assumes you’ve read the previous Kate Daniels novels, but does not provide any spoilers for this or earlier books. “Shut up,” he told me. “Promise me.” “I’m not promising shit,” he said. “I...

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