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Sep
28

Poll: Pick the October group read

Poll: Pick the October group read Update: In the poll excitement, we left off important information. The poll closes at 11:59 p.m. EST Oct. 1. Sorry for any confusion. It’s almost October. That means it’s time for a new group read pick (and Halloween). You can still hit up the discussion threads about Nalini Singh’s Slave to Sensation or read my review of the paranormal romance if you’re on the border about reading it. (Expect the sexy.)...
Jun
16

Auction: Urban Fantasy Set 1 featuring Jim Butcher, Allison Pang, Jaye Wells, Seanan McGuire, E.S. Moore and Kylie Griffin [Books Fighting Cancer]

Auction: Urban Fantasy Set 1 featuring Jim Butcher, Allison Pang, Jaye Wells, Seanan McGuire, E.S. Moore and Kylie Griffin [Books Fighting Cancer] Big traditional urban fantasy fan? Oh, do we have the auction for you. One lot of eight stellar books and swag for the ultimate urban fantasy fan. Highest bidder will take home: Signed, first edition of Jim Butcher’s Ghost Story Signed copies of both A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow by Allison Pang Character named in an upcoming novella by Jaye Wells (She wants to remind you this is a Jaye Wells...
May
3

Book Bits: Julie Kagawa, Jeaniene Frost, Richelle Mead & book recommendations

Book Bits: Julie Kagawa, Jeaniene Frost, Richelle Mead & book recommendations Are you guys ready for the Alpha Showdown? We’re getting everything ready on our side, and it’s looking to be lots of fun. The Showdown will dominate VBC starting on May 14. We’ll even do weekend posts – gasp! Speaking of favorites, I’ve been recommending books left and right lately. The ones that have gotten the biggest “thank you for suggesting this” responses in the last month have been Feed by Mira...
Apr
26

Book Bits: Ann Aguirre, Mira Grant, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jim C. Hines & Devon Monk

Book Bits: Ann Aguirre, Mira Grant, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jim C. Hines & Devon Monk Double dose of Ann Aguirre awesomeness If, like me, you were sucked in by Ann Aguirre’s young adult novel Enclave, you’re itching for its sequel Outpost. I have to things to help quell your cravings. First, we finally have cover art with some serious creeptastic elements. Second, my other home (Heroes & Heartbreakers) has an exclusive short story called “Endurance” set in the Razorland world. Since it’s a...
Mar
6

5 characters who make me feel lucky (not to be them)

5 characters who make me feel lucky (not to be them) Recently, I’ve written a couple posts for Heroes and Heartbreakers looking at damaged heroines and the urban fantasy locales that will never make a tourist guide. The more I think on it, the more thankful I am not to be in the shoes of so many of the protagonists from my favorite books. Honestly, it might sound interesting to be a Guardian in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series, but after reading...
Sep
20

Help fashion the new, improved Recommendations page

Help fashion the new, improved Recommendations page After my mad gush-fest on Kristen Painter’s Blood Rights yesterday, I’m encouraged to move forward with an overhaul to the VBC recommendations page. I know you guys use it quite a bit, and I try to make sure it only has the best of the best. If it’s on that page, I’ll personally vouch that it rules. But I’d like to be able to showcase more books via our recommendations page. Right now it’s mostly a...
May
26

Review: Feed by Mira Grant (Newsflesh #1)

Review: Feed by Mira Grant (Newsflesh #1) Feed (Newsflesh #1) Mira Grant Published: May 2010 (Orbit) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Feed will stick with you. After you’ve re-shelved it and moved on to another title, you’ll still be thinking about Georgia Mason, her brother Shaun, the lives of post-apocalyptic news bloggers, government conspiracies and just how a zombie apocalypse might go down. It’s a lot to...

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