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Jul
28

Early Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #7)

Early Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #7) Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) Ilona Andrews Published: July 29, 2014 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: 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 does reference events from previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book...
May
30

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 14: Jericho Z. Barrons vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 14: Jericho Z. Barrons vs. Kate Daniels Update: Barrons advances to the finale! We’re letting two fan favorites—Jericho Z. Barrons and Kate Daniels—battle it out today in the Alpha Showdown. Barrons took out first-timer Simon swiftly, but only squeaked by Acheron. Will Kate be the one to take him down? She’s already defeated her husband and the original vampire Vlad. Who continues on to the final round is up to you. We’ve lined...
May
23

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 10: Vlad vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 10: Vlad vs. Kate Daniels Update: It was a very close fight this round, but Kate Daniels and her vampire-slaying sword prevailed! She’ll advance in the Showdown. Is it just me or does each Alpha Showdown round get harder? Today’s is no exception. Can Kate Daniels defeat the original vampire Vlad? Which one advances in the Showdown is up to you! We’ve lined up great bloggers to explain why each alpha deserves to...
May
13

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 2: Curran vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 2: Curran vs. Kate Daniels Update: Kate handed a serious ass-kicking to Curran. She advances in the Alpha Showdown. We seed the Alpha Showdown bracket. That means the battles in the first rounds are determined by the number of votes each character receives. It makes sure the top two vote-getters don’t end up facing each other in the first round. Unfortunately, sometimes it means we have to pit husband again wife. Like right...
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...

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