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Aug
12

Release-Day Review: Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells (Prospero’s War #2)

Release-Day Review: Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells (Prospero’s War #2) Cursed Moon (Prospero’s War #2) Jaye Wells Published: Aug. 12, 2014 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: This review will be spoiler free, but will reference events from the previous book in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book...
May
21

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 8: Acheron vs. Sabina Kane

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 8: Acheron vs. Sabina Kane Update: Sabina put up a good fight, but in the end Acheron took home the victory. He’ll advance in the Showdown. Round 8 of the Alpha Showdown is the first-timers’ round. If we hadn’t changed our rules this year—taking off the “published in…” limitation—these two wouldn’t have made the bracket. So we’re pleased we made the change, because your...
Feb
6

Giveaway: Jaye Wells Starter Kit

Giveaway: Jaye Wells Starter Kit We’re big fans of urban fantasy author Jaye Wells. Her latest novel Dirty Magic just released a couple weeks ago. Amy read and loved it. It’s the first in her new The Prospero’s War series, which goes dark and snarky with alchemy in the mix. You want to read it. Trust us. Well, I went to one of Jaye’s book signings last week and had her sign a copy of Dirty Magic for VBC readers. I...
Jan
20

Early Review: Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells (The Prospero’s War #1)

Early Review: Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells (The Prospero’s War #1) Dirty Magic (The Prospero’s War #1) Jaye Wells Published: Jan. 21, 2014 (Orbit) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Kate Prospero is a beat cop in Babylon. A once beautiful city, it is slowly deteriorating under the use of dirty magics supplied by the wizard covens of the city’s...
Jan
1

January New Releases: Jeaniene Frost, Jaime Rush, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Pamela Palmer, Delilah S. Dawson and more!

January New Releases: Jeaniene Frost, Jaime Rush, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Pamela Palmer, Delilah S. Dawson and more! In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, I’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for January 2014. All dates are U.S. and tentative. Also: Click the title of any book to visit the Amazon page for pre-order or purchase goodness. I’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance, F is fantasy and YA is young...
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...
Oct
17

Giveaway: Carniepunk signed by Jaye Wells, Mark Henry and Nicole Peeler

Giveaway: Carniepunk signed by Jaye Wells, Mark Henry and Nicole Peeler Halloween is kind of a big thing at VBC headquarters, and sometimes that means reading something spooktacular. If you’re itching for a good collection of urban fantasy and horror, I highly suggest reading the Carniepunk anthology. So much so that we’re having a giveaway today. I have one copy of Carniepunk signed by authors Jaye Wells, Mark Henry and Nicole Peeler. In addition to their awesome...
Aug
14

Authors After Dark New Orleans highlights, photos and signed giveaway

Authors After Dark New Orleans highlights, photos and signed giveaway One of the great things about conventions like Authors After Dark is how accessible the authors are to readers. This wasn’t just a meet an author for a minute at a signing, but time to really hang out as friends. After several versions of this recap, I’ve decided to do this the same way I handle True Blood recaps for Heroes & Heartbreakers: highlights and snark. No order here. Just awesomeness and...
Aug
9

Book Bits: Rachel Vincent, Meljean Brook, Jaye Wells, Biting Cold talk and Melissa Marr

Book Bits: Rachel Vincent, Meljean Brook, Jaye Wells, Biting Cold talk and Melissa Marr Short and sweet today because I’m on vacation. I’ll bring y’all back something nice! Oath Bound Cover and Blurb I can get a little bit fangirl over Rachel Vincent books. They tend to tie me up in knots. I’m excited to see we now have a cover and blurb for the third book in her Unbound series Oath Bound. (If you haven’t read the series, click over to my review of Blood Bound.)...
Aug
2

Book Bits: Rachel Vincent, Richelle Mead, Jaye Wells, Pamela Palmer, Melissa Marr and Hogwarts Humor

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Book Bits: Rachel Vincent, Richelle Mead, Jaye Wells, Pamela Palmer, Melissa Marr and Hogwarts Humor Rachel Vincent Talks Soul Screamers Spoilers I won’t embed the video here because of the spoilers, but if you’re up-to-date on the Soul Screamers series and missed Rachel Vincent’s live chat, never fear! The whole thing is posted online. It’s 70 minutes of Rachel talking all things Soul Screamers and answering questions (with lots of spoilers). Blurb for The Indigo Spell I am silly...

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