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May
4

Review: The Shattered Court by M.J. Scott (Four Arts #1)

Review: The Shattered Court by M.J. Scott (Four Arts #1) The Shattered Court (A Novel of the Four Arts #1) M.J. Scott Published: April 28, 2015 (Roc) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lady Sophia Kendall is days away from her twenty-first birthday—the day she’ll come into her powers, if she has any. She’s out running errands with Lieutenant...
May
1

May 2015 New Releases: Darynda Jones, Charlaine Harris, Sarah J. Maas, Thea Harrison, Jenn Bennett & more

May 2015 New Releases: Darynda Jones, Charlaine Harris, Sarah J. Maas, Thea Harrison, Jenn Bennett & 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 May 2015. 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, YA...
Apr
29

Sharon Ashwood: A Second Chance at the Supernatural (+ Giveaway!)

Sharon Ashwood: A Second Chance at the Supernatural (+ Giveaway!) From Chelsea/ VBC: We know you love sexy shifters. Today we’re pleased to turn the blog over to author Sharon Ashwood. She writes some great shifter romance. She’s going to give you the skinny on her upcoming release Possessed by a Wolf (yes, please). The novel releases on Friday, and you can pre-order here. We also have an awesome signed book giveaway at the end of the post. Let’s turn it over to Sharon...
Apr
24

It’s Official! The Alpha Showdown 2015 Bracket

It’s Official! The Alpha Showdown 2015 Bracket The fifth annual Alpha Showdown is slated to begin May 18. Are you ready? Your votes selected all 16 of our alphas, and we loved seeing new faces this year! We have fresh blood in the bracket this year including Kaleb (Nalini Singh), Mad Rogan (Ilona Andrews) and Celaena Sardothien (Sarah J. Maas) alongside long-time favorites like Ethan Sullivan (Chloe Neill), Jane Yellowrock (Faith Hunter) and Vlad...
Apr
21

Release-Day Review: Ashes by Sophie H. Morgan (Divided Kingdom #1)

Release-Day Review: Ashes by Sophie H. Morgan (Divided Kingdom #1) Ashes (The Divided Kingdom #1) Sophie H. Morgan Published: April 21, 2015 (Samhain) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Once a princess, now the leader of a street gang, Ana uses her phoenix fire and lethal fighting skills to bring some sense of justice to the Maze. But she’s not...
Apr
15

Lia Davis: Top 5 Things That Make Shifters Hot

Lia Davis: Top 5 Things That Make Shifters Hot From VBC/Chelsea: Today we have author Lia Davis on the blog. She writes steamy shifters novels, and we thought you might like her take on what makes them so sexy. We also have an excerpt from her just-released novel Tempting the Wolf (Black Hills Wolves #13) and a giveaway. Pretty sweet, right? With that, I’m turning it over to Lia. There are a lot more than five things that make shifters hot. Each...
Apr
13

If You Like Night Huntress…Read Jane Jameson

If You Like Night Huntress…Read Jane Jameson A recent Molly Harper binge got me thinking again about the differences between urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Ultimately, I don’t think it really matters. Read what you like. Who cares what they call it? But I’m still a word nerd so I’m compelled to contemplate. Harper’s Jane Jameson series falls into that awkward space between UF and PNR (VBC’s review of Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs)....
Apr
9

New Immortals After Dark Covers!

New Immortals After Dark Covers! Kresley Cole is a fan favorite with the VBC team. Her Immortals After Dark series is the longest running of her series, and it’s one that most paranormal romance readers would label as essential reading. Gallery Books decided it was time to start giving the series a facelift. So, we have new cover art for three of the books: A Hunger Like No Other, No Rest for the Wicked and Warlord Wants Forever....
Apr
7

Review: The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #13)

Review: The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #13) The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood #13) J.R. Ward Published: March 31, 2015 (NAL) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started the series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Dark Lover. At the beginning...
Apr
7

Dani Harper Guest Post & Giveaway: 10 Things You Should Know About Faeries

Dani Harper Guest Post & Giveaway: 10 Things You Should Know About Faeries From Chelsea/VBC: Today we have Dani Harper here at VBC to teach us the essentials about faeries. Her latest Grim Series book Storm Warned just released, and in it the hero and heroine have to protect both the human and fae worlds. Seems like these tips would come in handy there. You’ll find a sweet giveaway at the end of the post. Enjoy! My new Grim Series is bringing ancient faery legends into...

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