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Jul
12

VBC Beach Reads: Candace picks Jeaniene Frost, Darynda Jones, Kresley Cole and more

VBC Beach Reads: Candace picks Jeaniene Frost, Darynda Jones, Kresley Cole and more 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,...
Jul
8

Review: MacRieve by Kresley Cole (Immortals After Dark #13)

Review: MacRieve by Kresley Cole (Immortals After Dark #13) MacReive (Immortals After Dark #13) Kresley Cole Published: July 2, 2013 (Gallery) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review contains no spoilers for MacRieve, it does reference events from previous Immortals After Dark novels. The bad thing about finishing a new Immortals After Dark book is that you know it will...
Dec
11

Review: Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole (The Dacians #1)

Review: Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole (The Dacians #1) Shadow’s Claim (The Dacians #1) Kresley Cole Published: Nov. 27, 2012 (Pocket) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Every paranormal hero has a moment where the reader realizes he is not going to be soon forgotten. A British vampire waving a half-breed away in a bar. Two vampires discussing the latest fashion trends with their human friend who...
May
23

Alpha Showdown Round 10: Lothaire vs. Dmitri

Alpha Showdown Round 10: Lothaire vs. Dmitri And you thought these battles were difficult before. Two of the most ruthless of the vampires in the Alpha Showdown 2012 are pitted against one another in Round 10. Kresley Cole’s Lothaire managed to escape the silver stakes of Night Huntress’ Cat in his first battle, leaving him extra bloodthirsty. Nalini Singh’s Dmitri’s cunning helped him take crafty assassin Gin Blanco last...
May
16

Alpha Showdown 2012 Round 3: Lothaire vs. Cat

Alpha Showdown 2012 Round 3: Lothaire vs. Cat Round three of Alpha Showdown 2012 brings together our first vampire-on-vampire match. The ancient villain (and now quasi hero) Lothaire from Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series against the Red Reaper, Cat, from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series. Both have enhanced vampire skills. Hell, Cat sometimes has a heartbeat. Who is quick enough to stake the other? Your votes decide. Also, a...
Jan
30

Review: Lothaire by Kresley Cole (Immortals After Dark #12)

Review: Lothaire by Kresley Cole (Immortals After Dark #12) Lothaire (Immortals After Dark #12) Kresley Cole Published: Jan. 10, 2012 (Gallery) Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 5 stars “You know I can do anything. Trust me?” “Can I?” “You alone can trust me.” I’ve read so many books in my life, it would be impossible to get anywhere near an accurate count. Every once in a while, I’ve been...
Jan
11

Highlight of my week (a.k.a. meeting Lothaire at Kresley Cole’s book signing)

Highlight of my week (a.k.a. meeting Lothaire at Kresley Cole’s book signing) Yesterday Kresley Cole’s latest Immortals After Dark book — the OMG-I-need-it-now Lothaire — hit stores. In celebration for the book so many have craved, she is doing a brief book tour. The first stop was on release day in Dallas. And, for you, I went. Kresley decided to bring along the cover model for Lothaire, Paul Marron. Now, I can’t say enough how much I love my husband or how...
Dec
28

Waiting on Wednesday: Lothaire by Kresley Cole

Waiting on Wednesday: Lothaire by Kresley Cole We haven’t done a Waiting on Wednesday post in quite some time here at VBC, but it’s a good excuse to talk about Lothaire, the 11th novel in Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series (pre-order Lothaire). We’ve talked about alpha males here quite a bit, but let’s be honest: Lothaire is more than that. He’s evil. He’s ruthless and cunning. And yet so many of us are...
Sep
26

Guest Post: Have fangs been replaced?

Guest Post: Have fangs been replaced? As I’m doing a bit of traveling, one of my great Twitter friends Candace (@cpblackburn73) offered to jump over to VBC to talk about where vampires fit today on the romance bookshelves. I think you all know where I stand. This is the Vampire Book Club, after all. HAVE FANGS BEEN REPLACED? By Candace Blackburn I spend a considerable amount of time at book stores. As an aspiring writer, I could call it...
Jul
5

Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole (Immortals After Dark #1)

Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole (Immortals After Dark #1) A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #1) Kresley Cole Published: 2006 (Pocket) Purchase at: Book Depository, Barnes & Noble or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Emma is half-vampire, half Valkyrie. Raised by the powerful warrior women, she was taught to hate vampires and only drink blood out of a glass. At 70, she’s very young for a vampire, and finally decides to search out her father....

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