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Aug
10

Review: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Review: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland Published: July 13, 2017 (William Morrow) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 2 stars  D.O.D.O. The Department of Diachronic Operations. A sort of black ops department that figures out how and why magic disappeared from our world, and then works out how to make magic work again....
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...
Aug
1

August 2017 New Releases: NK Jemisin, Kate Baxter, Beth Cato, Leigh Bardugo, Sherrilyn Kenyon and more

August 2017 New Releases: NK Jemisin, Kate Baxter, Beth Cato, Leigh Bardugo, Sherrilyn Kenyon 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 August 2017. 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, SF is science fiction,...
Jul
18

Review: Wicked Kiss by Rebecca Zanetti (Realm Enforcers #4)

Review: Wicked Kiss by Rebecca Zanetti (Realm Enforcers #4) Wicked Kiss (Realm Enforcers #4) Rebecca Zanetti Published: July 4, 2017 (Kensington) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous events in the series. After the condemnation of his brothers Kellach and Daire, and their...
Jul
11

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Volatile Bonds by Jaye Wells

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Volatile Bonds by Jaye Wells I get to share something extra awesome with you today, VBC readers. We have the very first look at the cover art for Jaye Wells’ Volatile Bonds. It’s the fourth book in her The Prospero’s War series, and if you’re anything like me you’re super stoked to hear there are more books coming in this killer urban fantasy series that brings magic to the police procedural in a way...
Jun
26

Early Review: The Waking Land by Callie Bates

Early Review: The Waking Land by Callie Bates The Waking Land Callie Bates Published: June 27, 2017 (Del Rey Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Ripped from her family at gunpoint at the age of five, Lady Elanna has been raised by the king who took her. She has been treated more or less as a daughter, and she has no desire to...
Jun
22

Review: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #2)

Review: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #2) Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) Seanan McGuire Published: June 20, 2017 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free it may reference previous events. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book...
Jun
20

Early Review: Godblind by Anna Stephens

Early Review: Godblind by Anna Stephens Godblind Anna Stephens Published: July 11, 2017 (Talos) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by U.K. publisher Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Nearly a thousand years ago the Red Gods were driven from the world by the Gods of Light. The Mireces, worshippers of the Red Gods, were exiled from the Kingdom of Rilpor, forced...
Jun
19

Early Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

Early Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter Theodora Goss Published: June 20, 2017 (Saga Press) 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 The recent death of her mother, after the death of her father fourteen year earlier, leaves Mary Jekyll in dire straits. With little money remaining and...
Jun
8

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 13: Mad Rogan vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 13: Mad Rogan vs. Kate Daniels Update: This was a close one, but with 55 percent of the vote Kate Daniels is the victor. She moves on to the finale! We’re getting closer and closer to finding the Alpha Showdown 2017 champion. In Round 13 we have two powerhouses from Ilona Andrews. At least this time they’re from different series! We have Mad Rogan from the Hidden Legacy series (and from the comments, many of you are...

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