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Oct
17

Giveaway: Carniepunk signed by Jaye Wells, Mark Henry and Nicole Peeler

Giveaway: Carniepunk signed by Jaye Wells, Mark Henry and Nicole Peeler Halloween is kind of a big thing at VBC headquarters, and sometimes that means reading something spooktacular. If you’re itching for a good collection of urban fantasy and horror, I highly suggest reading the Carniepunk anthology. So much so that we’re having a giveaway today. I have one copy of Carniepunk signed by authors Jaye Wells, Mark Henry and Nicole Peeler. In addition to their awesome...
Jun
24

Review: Working Stiff by Rachel Caine (Revivalist #1)

Review: Working Stiff by Rachel Caine (Revivalist #1) Working Stiff (Revivalist #1) Rachel Caine Published on April 2, 2011 (Roc) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Borrowed from my local library Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5 stars): 3.5 stars It’s pretty widely accepted that zombies are shuffling, shambling creatures that feast on brains and have no capability for higher thought. So calling Bryn Davis a zombie wouldn’t technically...
Jun
6

Review: Devil’s Bargain by Rachel Caine (Red Letter Days #1)

Review: Devil’s Bargain by Rachel Caine (Red Letter Days #1) Devil’s Bargain (Red Letter Days #1) Rachel Caine Published: Oct. 5, 2012 (Mira) (Originally published in 2005) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3 stars What would you do if you were given an opportunity that seems too good to be true? That is the choice that faces ex-police detective Jazz Callender. When her partner is convicted of...
May
2

May Releases: Charlaine Harris, Christine Feehan, Rachel Caine, Jenn Bennett, Nicole Peeler & more

May Releases: Charlaine Harris, Christine Feehan, Rachel Caine, Jenn Bennett, Nicole Peeler & 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 2013. 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 adult. MAY 2...
Nov
2

November Releases: Jim Butcher, Kresley Cole, Thea Harrison, Laini Taylor, Rachel Caine, Kevin Hearne & more

November Releases: Jim Butcher, Kresley Cole, Thea Harrison, Laini Taylor, Rachel Caine, Kevin Hearne & 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 November 2012. 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 adult....
Apr
30

May Releases: Charlaine Harris, Veronica Roth, Rachel Vincent, Cassandra Clare, more

May Releases: Charlaine Harris, Veronica Roth, Rachel Vincent, Cassandra Clare, 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 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. MAY 1 Bitterblue by Kristin Cashmore (Graceling Realm #3) YA Black Dawn by Rachel Caine (Morganville...
Sep
30

Vote for the October group read

Vote for the October group read It’s that time again. As much fun as we had with Spider’s Bite, it’s time to vote for next month’s read. After putting the word out on Twitter and Facebook, I narrowed the list down to six recommendations — OK, I put Blood Rights in there because I want to talk more about it. I have no shame. If you’re not familiar with the books, blurbs and links for more info, etc....
Aug
24

Group Read chat and poll for September read

Group Read chat and poll for September read We’re getting all our ducks in a row for the Fall into (Urban) Fantasy event, but that doesn’t mean we’re skipping out on the monthly Group Read. We want to talk Ill Wind by Rachel Caine (review). Join us on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m. CST for a chat on all things djinn, Joanne and David. The Ill Wind discussion chat will be held on Twitter at 1 p.m. CST on Saturday, Aug. 27. We’ll tag...
Jul
30

August Group Read: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine

August Group Read: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine This month’s poll was very close, but Rachel Caine’s Ill Wind edged out Jeannie Holmes’ Blood Law by three votes. That means August is going to be all about the elemental power, the secretive djinn and urban fantasy goodness that comes with the first Weather Warden novel. While this one is an urban fantasy, our paranormal romance readers will love the chemistry between Joanne and David....
Jul
26

Review: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine (Weather Warden #1)

Review: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine (Weather Warden #1) I made a deal with Kristin from My Bookish Ways: I’d start one of her favorite series, if she’d start one of mine. So, in exchange for her learning to “stay to the light” with Karen Marie Moning’s Darkfever, I dived into Rachel Caine’s Weather Warden books. Ill Wind (Weather Warden #1) Rachel Caine Published: 2003 (Penguin) Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon...

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