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May
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May New Releases: Charlaine Harris, Cassandra Clare, Jim Butcher, Darynda Jones, Seanan McGuire, Richelle Mead, Moira Rogers & more

May New Releases: Charlaine Harris, Cassandra Clare, Jim Butcher, Darynda Jones, Seanan McGuire, Richelle Mead, Moira Rogers & 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 May 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
6

Two Giveaway Thursday: Jim Butcher and Karen Marie Moning

You read that right. Two giveaways. Two winners. I have spare books in the office and I need to share. So, through the end of the month, we’ll have double giveaways on Thursdays. (Also, I’m traveling a lot for work. Things are exceptionally busy at VBC HQ.) Today we have giveaways to appease the fantasy fans. The first choice is Jim Butcher’s latest Cold Days. The second option Karen...
Nov
26

Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #1)

Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #1) Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) Jim Butcher Published: 2000 (ROC) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Harry Dresden, Wizard and P.I. Need something found or having a supernatural issue? He’s your man. He also works as a consultant with the Chicago P.D., helping out on those cases that don’t quite make sense. You’d think being a highly trained,...
Nov
2

November Releases: Jim Butcher, Kresley Cole, Thea Harrison, Laini Taylor, Rachel Caine, Kevin Hearne & more

November Releases: Jim Butcher, Kresley Cole, Thea Harrison, Laini Taylor, Rachel Caine, Kevin Hearne & 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 November 2012. 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...
Sep
6

Book Bits: Cover Edition with Jim Butcher, Michelle Rowen, Francis Knight & Jenna Black

Book Bits: Cover Edition with Jim Butcher, Michelle Rowen, Francis Knight & Jenna Black It’s been a slower week in book news. I blame the long weekend. Instead of excerpts and book deals, today’s Book Bits is all about the pretty. Cover reveals begin in 3…2…1… Cover Art: Cold Days by Jim Butcher The next Dresden Files book is set to release in hardcover on Nov. 27, 2012. Blurb and artwork via Jim Butcher’s website. HARRY DRESDEN LIVES!!! After being...
Jun
16

Auction: Urban Fantasy Set 1 featuring Jim Butcher, Allison Pang, Jaye Wells, Seanan McGuire, E.S. Moore and Kylie Griffin [Books Fighting Cancer]

Auction: Urban Fantasy Set 1 featuring Jim Butcher, Allison Pang, Jaye Wells, Seanan McGuire, E.S. Moore and Kylie Griffin [Books Fighting Cancer] Big traditional urban fantasy fan? Oh, do we have the auction for you. One lot of eight stellar books and swag for the ultimate urban fantasy fan. Highest bidder will take home: Signed, first edition of Jim Butcher’s Ghost Story Signed copies of both A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow by Allison Pang Character named in an upcoming novella by Jaye Wells (She wants to remind you this is a Jaye...
Nov
14

Group Read check-in and poll

Group Read check-in and poll Well, it’s no secret I loved Jaye Wells’ Red-Headed Stepchild (spoiler-free review). If you’ve already finished the book and are itching to chat, the spoiler discussion thread is now up. I’m really looking forward to hearing what you think of Sabina, Giguhl and everyone else. It’s already time to start thinking about the December group read. (I’ll give you a moment to...
Sep
2

Win an Urban Fantasy Starter Kit

Win an Urban Fantasy Starter Kit A few months back we asked for help in assembling an urban fantasy starter kit. Certain books showed up in the comments and tweets repeatedly. Well, as we’re in the middle of our Fall into (Urban) Fantasy event, it feels appropriate to award one Vampire Book Club reader with a handful of the books suggested for the UF starter kit. Someplace to Be Flying by Charles de Lint Dead Witch Walking by Kim...
Jun
30

Book Bits: Drink Deep excerpt, new Joey W. Hill series, Iron Fey, Jim Butcher excerpts and more

Book Bits: Drink Deep excerpt, new Joey W. Hill series, Iron Fey, Jim Butcher excerpts and more Don’t forget, tonight is our group read chat. All the details can be found here. You know you want to talk about Sookie, Eric, Jason and Debbie Pelt with us tonight as we talk Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris. I’m still on my reading high from My Life as a White Trash Zombie (review), so let’s get into the good stuff. Read Chapter One (and a smidge of two) of Drink Deep Still reeling...
Apr
8

Urban Fantasy Starter Kit: What books would you include?

Urban Fantasy Starter Kit: What books would you include? We know y’all love the discussion posts. And, honestly, so do we. So, today we’re soliciting your advice. We often get emails saying “I just found this genre through Book A. Tell me where to go now!” And with us reading so many good novels it’s easy to just suggest the latest and greatest. (My go-to recommendation this week is A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang. Really...

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