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Apr
16

Vampires with a Twist: 4 Authors Who Keep Vampire Mythology Fresh

Vampires with a Twist: 4 Authors Who Keep Vampire Mythology Fresh Note: This article was originally posted on Heroes & Heartbreakers in 2013. Chelsea still says these books are fantastic, though! Vampire books have ensnared readers for years. Sometimes we think they’re sexy, other times we think they’re scary, but the creature of the night mythos follows a familiar trope. If you think you might be burned out on vampires, maybe it’s time to try a vampire book done in a...
Jan
9

Release-Day Review: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (BDB Legacy #3)

Release-Day Review: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (BDB Legacy #3) Blood Fury (Black Dagger Legacy #3) J.R. Ward Published: Jan. 9, 2018 (Ballantine) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: This review will be spoiler-free, but does assume you have some familiarity with either the Black Dagger Brotherhood series or its spinoff Black Dagger...
Dec
12

Paranormal Romance 101: JR Ward, Larissa Ione, Nalini Singh, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jeaniene Frost

Paranormal Romance 101: JR Ward, Larissa Ione, Nalini Singh, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jeaniene Frost Have you stuck a toe in the paranormal romance waters and found yourself wanting to sink to its depths? It’s understandable. There’s a brilliant escapism with paranormal romance. The swooning is there, as you expect, but most everything is on a grander scale. The alpha males are turned up to eleven, thanks to their non-human status. The black moments involve fighting against one’s nature and/or being...
Apr
18

Review: The Chosen by J.R. Ward (BDB #15)

Review: The Chosen by J.R. Ward (BDB #15) The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15) J.R. Ward Published: April 4, 2017 (Ballantine Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference events from previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Dark Lover. After the safe birth...
Dec
13

Review: Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy #2)

Review: Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy #2) Blood Vow (BDB Legacy #2) J.R. Ward Published: Dec. 6, 2016 (Ballantine Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will make reference to previous books in both this series and the Black Dagger Brotherhood novels. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review...
Jun
3

Review: Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy #1)

Review: Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy #1) Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy #1) J.R. Ward Published: Dec. 1, 2015 (Signet) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars  Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. If you haven’t started that yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Dark Lover. You do not,...
Dec
14

25 Days of Book Boyfriends: Craeg (BDB Legacy)

25 Days of Book Boyfriends: Craeg (BDB Legacy) A couple weeks ago I joked on Twitter that I was in need of a book boyfriend Advent calendar. There was quite a bit of “yes, please!” from others, but no one could find a good one. Clearly, this was up to me. So, to make the chaotic holiday season a little more fun and a lot more sexy, we’re going to feature a book boyfriend every day for the next 25 days. That’s right. Welcome to...
Dec
2

Review: Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (BDB Legacy #1)

Review: Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (BDB Legacy #1) Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Brotherhood Legacy #1) J.R. Ward Published: Dec. 1, 2015 (Signet) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: This review was originally published at Heroes & Heartbreakers. We’re running it in part here, but for the full article, please visit H&H. The...
Aug
6

Review: Covet by J.R. Ward (Fallen Angels #1)

Review: Covet by J.R. Ward (Fallen Angels #1) Covet (Fallen Angels #1) J.R. Ward Published: Oct. 29, 2009 (Signet) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Jim Heron is an ex-secret military soldier turned construction worker, currently employed by one of the country’s richest real estate tycoons, Vin DiPietro. On the night of Jim’s...
Jun
10

The Alpha Showdown 2015 Champion is…

The Alpha Showdown 2015 Champion is… Wrath! The mighty vampire warrior and king has claimed the title this year after some seriously hard-fought battles. He took out Raphael, Kate Daniels and Mad Rogan to make it to the championship match. Pretty damn impressive, and worthy of honors. Both he and final-round competitor Kaleb had fans rally for them, but in the end the Black Dagger Brotherhood member who has not one, but two books about him...

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