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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
17

Giveaway: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Giveaway: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris The first week of May has long been my Charlaine Harris week. For years it was when I got my annual Sookie Stackhouse fix. (Okay, we all know I was there for Eric Northman, too.) After that series ended, I wondered what I would read that week. Luckily, Charlaine’s new Midnight, Texas series came around. Last year, we got our first taste of the quaint Texas town with more than its fair share of magic...
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
10

Review: A Secret to Die For by Sierra Dean (Secret McQueen #8)

Review: A Secret to Die For by Sierra Dean (Secret McQueen #8) A Secret to Die For (Secret McQueen #8) Sierra Dean Published Dec.16, 2014 (Samhain) Purchase at: Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books in the series. I have been with Secret since Something Secret This Way Comes back in 2011. What I found was an interesting character and an...
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
9

Review: Dark Heir by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #9)

Review: Dark Heir by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #9) Dark Heir (Jane Yellowrock #9) Faith Hunter Published: Apr. 7, 2015 (Roc) 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 series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of Skinwalker....
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...
Apr
6

Early Review: Mate Bond by Jennifer Ashley (Shifters Unbound #7)

Early Review: Mate Bond by Jennifer Ashley (Shifters Unbound #7) Mate Bond (Shifters Unbound #7) Jennifer Ashley Published: April 7, 2015 (Berkley) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars It’s rare for me to be talking about a book weeks after I have finished it, but Jennifer Ashley’s Mate Bond accomplished just that. It didn’t do it by simply being...
Mar
30

Excerpt from Faith Hunter’s Dark Heir

Excerpt from Faith Hunter’s Dark Heir Faith Hunter’s latest Jane Yellowrock novel Dark Heir releases in just over a week (April 7, pre-order it), and VBC knows many of you are ready for more Jane and Beast kicking ass. Though, the fanged foe in this one is going to give our heroine some serious trouble. To help with the wait until the book hits shelves, we have an exclusive excerpt from Dark Heir, and if you want more check out the blog...
Mar
17

Review: Darkness Awakened by Katie Reus (Darkness #1)

Review: Darkness Awakened by Katie Reus (Darkness #1) Darkness Awakened (Darkness #1) Katie Reus Published: Nov. 3, 2013 (Katie Reus) Purchase: Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Seventeen years ago Finn Stavros was in a position to become Alpha of his uncle’s pack. Doing so of course meant Finn needed to protect that which he held closest to his heart. The threat of retaliation against those he loved by his uncle...

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