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Feb
13

5 Favorite Paranormal Romance Tropes

5 Favorite Paranormal Romance Tropes We couldn’t let Valentine’s Day go by without talking about romance. For me, romance is comfort food all year long. You know it’s going to have a happy ending, even if it rips your heart out on the way there. Readers can also find comfort in the fact that most romances have at least one recognizable trope that lets you say, “Oh, it’s this kind of story.” Here are some of my faves: Friends to Lovers These...
Jan
31

Win It Wednesday: The Leopard King by Ann Aguirre

Win It Wednesday: The Leopard King by Ann Aguirre I really love Ann Aguirre’s books. Both her young adult and adult novels are packed with complex characters and detailed worldbuilding. Those are basically my catnip. Her latest Ars Numina book The Wolf Lord is around the corner (yayayayayayayayay!), and if you’re not already hooked on these clever paranormal romances, now’s the time. As such, I’ve got one digital copy of The...
Dec
6

Exclusive Excerpt from Maria Vale’s The Last Wolf (+ Giveaway!)

Exclusive Excerpt from Maria Vale’s The Last Wolf (+ Giveaway!) I know we have some serious shifter fans in the crowd, and today I have a special treat just for you! We have an early sneak peek excerpt from Maria Vale’s The Last Wolf. It’s the first in a new Legend of All Wolves series, and will hit stores on Feb. 6, 2018. (Don’t worry, you can totally pre-order it, and we have two advanced reader copies to giveaway. Double win!) ABOUT THE LAST WOLF...
Nov
29

Faith Hunter Exclusives: Short Story “How Occam Got His Name” (Part 5) and Flame in the Dark Excerpt!

Faith Hunter Exclusives: Short Story “How Occam Got His Name” (Part 5) and Flame in the Dark Excerpt! You know we’re excited about Faith Hunter’s next Soulwood novel. So today we have not one, not two, but three awesome Soulwood treats. First off is the fifth part of the “How Occam Got His Name” short story. You can read the first four parts at Bea’s Book Nook, Romance Junkies, BTH Reviews, and Gizmo’s Reviews (in that order). After you get your free short story on, we...
Oct
18

Win It Wednesday: Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Win It Wednesday: Bitten by Kelley Armstrong VBC’s Reviews Editor Jo would love to tell you the eight hundred reasons you should be reading Kelley Armstrong books. Jo has very good taste, and she’s right about Armstrong and her Women of the Otherworld series. We have the first book in that series, Bitten (which you might have seen as a TV show on SyFy or Space),  up for grabs for one lucky VBC reader. Elena Michaels is the world’s only...
Oct
12

Excerpt: A.L.F.A. Mates by Milly Taiden

Excerpt: A.L.F.A. Mates by Milly Taiden Your day is about to get shifter-y and sexy because we have an exclusive excerpt from Milly Taiden’s A.L.F.A. Mates. If you dig on alpha shifter heroes and like romantic suspense, this paranormal series is probably just your catnip. The book actually has two stories included in the single book, which went on sale earlier this month (snag a copy). Read on for details about the book, and an get a...
Aug
7

Review: Mark of the Moon by Beth Dranoff (Mark of the Moon #1)

Review: Mark of the Moon by Beth Dranoff (Mark of the Moon #1) Mark of the Moon (Mark of the Moon #1) Beth Dranoff Published: Feb. 6, 2017 (Carina Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased  Reviewed by: Jenn Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Dana Markovitz is a bartender in a paranormal bar run by a demon, and she also has an on-again-off-again vampire lover. When the book opens the two are seen together having a particularly rousing bout of sex,...
Jun
13

Release-Day Review: Silver Silence by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1)

Release-Day Review: Silver Silence by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1) Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1) Nalini Singh Published: Jun. 13, 2017 (Berkley) 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 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the Psy-Changeling series. If you haven’t started that series...
Jun
12

Alpha Showdown 2017 Finale: Mercy Thompson vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2017 Finale: Mercy Thompson vs. Kate Daniels Update: This was a close one, which is the best kind of finale. With 58 percent of the vote our 2017 Alpha Showdown Champion is Kate Daniels! It’s finally time to decide who will be the Alpha Showdown 2017 Champion. Every year this is the favorite match, and I love seeing how many readers love these characters. This time is extra special, though. For the first time in the seven years I’ve been...
Jun
9

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 14: Mercy Thompson vs. Vlad

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 14: Mercy Thompson vs. Vlad Update: Wow! The Mercy Thompson fans came out in force for this one. With 72 percent of the vote, she is the winner and will advance to the finale! We’re almost there, guys. The Alpha Showdown 2017 is getting close. As in the alpha who wins this round goes on to the final match. Literally one fight away from a chance at the title. Big stakes. Maybe we shouldn’t say stakes, because one of our...

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