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Aug
8

Review: Ride the Storm by Karen Chance (Cassie Palmer #8)

Review: Ride the Storm by Karen Chance (Cassie Palmer #8) Ride the Storm (Cassandra Palmer #8) Karen Chance Published: Aug. 1, 2017 (Signet) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Touch...
Nov
3

Release-Day Review: Reap the Wind by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer #7)

Release-Day Review: Reap the Wind by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer #7) Reap the Wind (Cassandra Palmer #7) Karen Chance Published: Nov. 3, 2015 (Signet Select) 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 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will contain references to the previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of...
Aug
21

If You Like The Hollows… Read Cassie Palmer & Dorina Basarb

If You Like The Hollows… Read Cassie Palmer & Dorina Basarb Okay this maybe cheating since I am recommending two series instead of one, but in my defense both series are by Karen Chance, are set in the same world, take place simultaneously, and have characters who crossover in both series. So really I am recommending the body of work of one author. My favorite characteristic of Kim Harrison’s The Hollow series is not only the strong female protagonist, but also...
Mar
25

Review: Masks by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer World)

Review: Masks by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer World) Masks (Cassandra Palmer World) Karen Chance Published: March 18, 2014 (Penguin) Purchase: Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free it may reference events in both the Cassie Palmer and Dorina Basarab series. Venice in the 15th century was supposed to be a ‘free’ place for vampires. Somewhere masterless vampires could go...
Oct
22

VBC New Favorites Giveaway

VBC New Favorites Giveaway I’m beginning to think about the annual best of list. Yes, just like your local department stores have started putting out Christmas decorations even though we haven’t had Halloween yet, I’ve started thinking about which books will make my Best of 2013. (Hint.) I started peeking back at some of the books VBC’s review staff loved, and decided I should give you a chance to read them. So, I’m giving away...
Oct
1

Release-Day Review: Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer #6)

Release-Day Review: Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer #6) Tempt the Stars (Cassandra Palmer #6) Karen Chance Published: Oct. 1, 2013 (Signet Select) 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 Note: While this review will be spoiler free it will reference previous books in the series. If you’re new to the series, check out VBC’s review of the first...
Feb
14

Review: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer #1)

Review: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer #1) Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer #1) Karen Chance Published: 2006 (Roc) Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 3 stars The Cassandra Palmer series has a ton of potential. Karen Chance creates a unique world with powerful conflicts and a heroine forced to come into new abilities. This first book was hit-or-miss for me, but the tone and characters make me want to continue the series....
Feb
4

Feb. Group Read: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance

Feb. Group Read: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance Your votes were clear this time. With a significant majority in our poll, the February group read is Touch the Dark by Karen Chance. The book is the first in the Cassandra Palmer series. The vampires here are good and bad, the heroine is mortal and you can expect vampire politics aplenty. Are you in to read this urban fantasy series opener with us? Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer #1) Karen Chance...
Sep
30

Vote for the October group read

Vote for the October group read It’s that time again. As much fun as we had with Spider’s Bite, it’s time to vote for next month’s read. After putting the word out on Twitter and Facebook, I narrowed the list down to six recommendations — OK, I put Blood Rights in there because I want to talk more about it. I have no shame. If you’re not familiar with the books, blurbs and links for more info, etc. follow the poll (if you’re viewing on...

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