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Sep
20

Release-Day Review: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #9)

Release-Day Review: Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #9) Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) Ilona Andrews Published: Sept. 20, 2016 (Ace) 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 may make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Jun
21

Review: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper Chronicles #1)

Review: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) Ilona Andrews Published: December 2, 2013 (Ilona Andrews) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Dina is an Inn Keeper in what looks to be a quiet Texas town. Dina’s magical powers are entwined with the Inn she owns and it’s her job is to provide her guests with a certain level of protection...
Jun
13

Alpha Showdown 2016 Championship: Kane Malloy vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2016 Championship: Kane Malloy vs. Kate Daniels This has been an intense Alpha Showdown. We have our first ever female alpha in the championship round. We have a newcomer in the finale. And we had some of the hottest contested battles in a long time (more than 10,000 votes when Kane fought Barrons). Take a look at the bracket for a recap of how it all went down. Kane as proven himself against some all-time favorites like Jane Yellowrock, Mercy Thompson...
Jun
1

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 8: Kate Daniels vs. Naasir

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 8: Kate Daniels vs. Naasir The Alpha Showdown is underway, and already proving to be a good one. There’s stiff competition this year, just look at the bracket! This isn’t Kate Daniels’s first time in the Alpha Showdown, while Naasir is a newcomer. Both are mighty, but only one can emerge the victor. Who will advance in the Alpha Showdown, though? We’ve lined up excellent bloggers to fill you in on why each...
Jul
30

Early Review & Giveaway: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #8)

Early Review & Giveaway: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #8) Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) Ilona Andrews Published: Aug. 4, 2015 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book...
Jun
5

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 14: Kaleb vs. Curran

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 14: Kaleb vs. Curran Today’s match will determine the second alpha to enter the final round. These characters are just a fight away from the championship match. So, clearly, they’re badasses. Kaleb from Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series took out not one, but two vampires to make it to this round. The Beast Lord Curran from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series easily beat Simon in the first round, but...
Jun
1

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 11: Kate Daniels vs. Wrath

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 11: Kate Daniels vs. Wrath It’s been a wicked Alpha Showdown so far. Both the characters in today’s match had lots of fans come out for them in their first rounds. But they both won by only a handful of votes. Will this round be the same? Kate Daniels from the Ilona Andrews’ series of the same name took out Bones, and Wrath from J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood beat the archangel Raphael. It’s...
May
29

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 10: Curran vs. Barrons

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 10: Curran vs. Barrons It’s time for former Alpha Showdown champions to battle one another. We expect this is going to be a difficult round for everyone, especially these two alphas. The Beast Lord Curran from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series easily beat Simon in the first round. (Though to be fair, many commenters said they had to read The Others series to find out more about Simon. And they should! The books are...
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...
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...

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