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Apr
3

Review: The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12)

Review: The King by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) J.R. Ward Published: April 1, 2014  (Penguin) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 4 stars When I first started reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, the dark, brooding, pressure-keg-about-to-blow, Blind King Wrath, hooked me. There was something there waiting to be discovered. Beth Randall,...
Apr
1

April New Releases: J.R. Ward, Julie Kagawa, Meljean Brook, Laini Taylor, Gena Showalter, Kelley Armstrong and more

April New Releases: J.R. Ward, Julie Kagawa, Meljean Brook, Laini Taylor, Gena Showalter, Kelley Armstrong 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 April 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...
Jan
1

Ready for 2014? Candace’s Most Anticipated Books

Ready for 2014? Candace’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. Candace brings the sexy in her picks. No one is surprised. (See Amy’s, Krista’s, Amanda’s,...
Dec
30

Ready for 2014? Mary’s Most Anticipated Books

Ready for 2014? Mary’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. Mary picked fun urban fantasy and more than one epic read. (See Amy’s, Krista’s and...
Oct
24

Review: Possession by J.R. Ward (Fallen Angels #5)

Review: Possession by J.R. Ward (Fallen Angels #5) Possession (Fallen Angels #5) J.R. Ward Published: Oct. 1, 2013 (NAL) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5) 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler it does reference events in previous books of the series. The ultimate battle of good versus evil continues in the fifth installment of J.R. Ward’s Fallen Angels series. Technically the...
Jul
24

Where to Start: Paranormal Romance

Where to Start: Paranormal Romance I do my best to give great VBC readers a good starting place for urban fantasy, paranormal romance and young adult via our recommendations sections. As a general rule, I’m likely to encourage people to read Richelle Mead, Stacia Kane, Jeaniene Frost, Rachel Vincent and J.R. Ward books, as go-to books. Those reading suggestions are typically for people who have already started reading genre...
Jun
20

Book Bits: Stacia Kane, Richelle Mead, J.R. Ward, Pamela Palmer, Amanda Bonilla & True Blood

Book Bits: Stacia Kane, Richelle Mead, J.R. Ward, Pamela Palmer, Amanda Bonilla & True Blood There was just too much good news this week to skip on the Book Bits. Are you ready to get excited for upcoming books? (Silly question, I know.) Terrible’s Book Has a Cover and I Love It I’ve been talking about Stacia Kane’s forthcoming short novel Wrong Ways Down quite a bit on Twitter the last few months. It’s set in her Downside world (if you haven’t read Unholy Ghosts, you...
May
25

Round 11: Adam Hauptman vs. Qhuinn [Alpha Showdown 2013]

Round 11: Adam Hauptman vs. Qhuinn [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. Both Adam and Qhuinn had to fight hard to win against the big-time alphas in their last rounds. Who will prevail this time? The shifter or the warrior vampire? Read the pitches, then make the call. Who should advance...
May
20

Round 6: Eric Northman vs. Qhuinn [Alpha Showdown 2013]

Round 6: Eric Northman vs. Qhuinn [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 six puts vampire against vampire. The Viking vampire from Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series is...
Apr
5

VBC Roundtable: Lover at Last by J.R. Ward

VBC Roundtable: Lover at Last by J.R. Ward We’re trying something new at VBC. Now that we have a few more reviewers here, we can do roundtable reviews. It’s a great way for you to get to know our new reviewers and their tastes. It’s also great for books like Lover at Last that everyone has an opinion on. Plus, just about everyone at VBC devoured that book. Seriously. MARY I can remember when I first read Dark Lover.  I finished...

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