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May
26

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 11: Bones vs. Adam Hauptman

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 11: Bones vs. Adam Hauptman Update: Both sides fought hard here, but only one can come out on top. Adam Hauptman took 62 percent of the vote and moves on to face Reyes Farrow in the next round! Two more big-time fan favorites are pitted against each other in today’s Alpha Showdown round. It’s vampire versus werewolf as Jeaniene Frost’s Bones takes on Patricia Briggs’ Adam Hauptman. Which one advances in the...
May
16

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 5: Bones vs. Ryodan

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 5: Bones vs. Ryodan Update: The Frost Fans came out in full force. Bones managed to defeat Ryodan in this round. We never thought we’d consider Bones an underdog, but he’s been in the Alpha Showdown several times, and has yet to take the title. Will this be his year? Ryodan knows how to clench that Alpha Showdown championship, but will he be able to fell our beloved vampire this time? We’ve lined up great...
May
15

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 4: Ethan Sullivan vs. Vlad

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 4: Ethan Sullivan vs. Vlad Update: Never mess with a man who can control fire. Vlad took home the win swiftly and soundly. Two lethal vampires enter the Alpha Showdown. Will the Master of Cadogan House top the pyrokinetic vampire of legend? You decide. We’ve lined up great bloggers to explain why each alpha deserves to advance. Read the pitches, and then make the call. ETHAN SULLIVAN You know him from: Chicagoland Vampires series...
Jan
28

Review: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress #7)

Review: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress #7) I know y’all are excited to talk about the final Night Huntress book… and you should be. My full review is over at Heroes & Heartbreakers, but I couldn’t resist sharing a bit here, too. Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) Jeaniene Frost Published: Jan. 28, 2014 (Avon) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest...
Oct
10

Who Are Your Most-Loved Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Characters?

Who Are Your Most-Loved Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Characters? Earlier this week Book Riot ran a post featuring the 20 most-loved literary characters. It was a fun post and I certainly saw a few of my favorites there, but as I went to go and share the link via VBC’s Facebook page I stopped myself. As lovely as the list was, it wasn’t too heavy on the fantasy end of things. Sure, Gandalf and the Harry Potter gang were there, but it leaned much more toward...
Jul
12

VBC Beach Reads: Candace picks Jeaniene Frost, Darynda Jones, Kresley Cole and more

VBC Beach Reads: Candace picks Jeaniene Frost, Darynda Jones, Kresley Cole and more A Note from Chelsea / VBC: All the suggested poolside reading lists we see online point to cheeky contemporary novels or lighthearted romps. Well, at VBC we know there are plenty of books featuring paranormal elements, badass heroines and sexy heroes that are perfect for reading out under the sun. So, of course, we’ve decided to do our own Beach Reads picks. Each Friday for the next several weeks,...
Apr
25

Book Bits: Jeaniene Frost, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Carolyn Crane, Caitlin Kittredge, Harry Potter & True Blood

Book Bits: Jeaniene Frost, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Carolyn Crane, Caitlin Kittredge, Harry Potter & True Blood In case you hadn’t noticed (ha!), we have a new look here at VBC. We’re trying something cleaner that matches our new group blog vibe. I hope you like it and find it easy to interact with. Now on to awesome book news… Cat and Ian Banter! Jeaniene Frost has posted the first excerpt from the seventh Night Huntress novel Up from the Grave and it features Cat and Bones talking with that...
Feb
8

Love Letter to Vlad (Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series)

Love Letter to Vlad (Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series) I’ve been a long-time fan of Jeaniene Frost’s books. I’ve been a fan of Bones since before Chapter 32. Then there was Vlad. I wasn’t smitten with him until Once Burned hit shelves last year, then I understood why he earned a spinoff series. However, VBC’s Candace has been in love with Vlad since he first stepped on page in the Night Huntress books. She’s dedicated to...
Jan
8

Top 10 Most Popular VBC Reviews

Top 10 Most Popular VBC Reviews I’ve had a higher-than-usual number of book recommendation requests on the VBC Facebook page and via Twitter of late. While I can, of course, just point you to the recommendations section, I decided to take a look at the most popular reviews here at VBC. Consider this post your quick access to the books reviews VBC readers found helpful. TOP 10 MOST POPULAR VBC REVIEWS Dead Reckoning by Charlaine...
Sep
12

Vampire World Building Favorites: Hamilton, Mead, Harris & Frost

Vampire World Building Favorites: Hamilton, Mead, Harris & Frost If you’re a regular reader here, you know I value strong world building in novels. I’m more likely to give a book a rare 5-star rating if the mythology for the world feels real. This is especially true when the world is so vivid that the most fantastical elements becomes downright plausible. I need everything to make sense. I appreciate the logic authors put into the rules within their books....

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