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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...
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....
Aug
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August New Releases: Meljean Brook, Chloe Neill, Stacia Kane, Kelley Armstrong, Jennifer Estep and many more

August New Releases: Meljean Brook, Chloe Neill, Stacia Kane, Kelley Armstrong, Jennifer Estep and many 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 August 2013 (and it’s epic). 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...
Dec
12

Review: Amityville Horrible by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #10.5)

Review: Amityville Horrible by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #10.5) Amityville Horrible (Women of the Otherworld #10.5) Kelley Armstrong (Illustrations by Maurizio Manzleri) Published: Dec. 10, 2012 (Subterranean Press) Purchase at: Amazon Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars I was more than a little sad when Thirteen, the final installment of Kelley Armstrong’s fantastic Women of the Otherworld series, was released this summer. With the promise at the end that...
Aug
30

Book Bits: Kelley Armstrong, Caitlin Kittredge, Kim Harrison, Kristen Callihan, Merrie Destefano and Undead Miss Manners

Book Bits: Kelley Armstrong, Caitlin Kittredge, Kim Harrison, Kristen Callihan, Merrie Destefano and Undead Miss Manners Bitten as a TV show? Maybe. A Canadian television network has ordered 13 episodes of a new scripted drama Bitten, based on — you guessed it — the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. Now, you may wonder why this pleases me so much, if I live in the United States. Well, one, it’s always cool to see authors getting their works translated into other platforms, but also there...
Aug
3

Review: Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #13)

Review: Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #13) Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld #13) Kelley Armstrong Published: July 24, 2012 (Penguin) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 Stars One of the things I’ve always thought was great about the Women of the Otherworld series is no matter who was the lead in a particular book, there were always enough cameos and information to know what was going on with...
Jun
30

July Releases: Kelley Armstrong, Diana Rowland, Lynsay Sands, JA Saare, more

July Releases: Kelley Armstrong, Diana Rowland, Lynsay Sands, JA Saare, 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 July 2012. All dates are U.S. and tentative. I’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance, F is fantasy and YA is young adult. JULY 1 Angel Betrayed by Cynthia Eden (The Fallen #2) PNR Sin’s Dark Caress by Tracy...
Oct
27

Guest Post & Giveaway: Kelly’s top 6 favorite shifters

Guest Post & Giveaway: Kelly’s top 6 favorite shifters Here’s the deal, readers: I like shifter books, too. I know. Shocking. But while I may be an expert on vampire books, my friend Kelly is the queen bee of shifter novels. Oh, she loves her heroes furry. It made sense to ask her to write up the favorite shifters for part of this week’s ongoing chats about favorite paranormal beasties. Other key things to know about Kelly: she runs the blog...
Sep
21

What are your favorite stand-alone novels?

What are your favorite stand-alone novels? Yesterday a reader asked us for suggestions of stand-alone novels. Admittedly, we were at a bit of a loss. It’s more common in urban fantasy and paranormal genres in general to be written in multi-book story arcs. Some paranormal romance series are written in the same world, but each novel can work as a stand-alone. There are quite a few series that fall in this category, but two of the most popular...
Aug
30

Poll: Help us select the September group read

With the Crimson Moon chat scheduled for tomorrow night (you’re joining us, right?), we’re ready to make the call for September’s group read. The shortlist contains five series openers — two adult, three YA. This month we’re flashing to oft recommended series that we find many haven’t read yet. No more excuses! Vote in the poll below to help us select the September group...

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