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Oct
8

Review: Protected by Lauren Dane (Diablo Lake #2)

Review: Protected by Lauren Dane (Diablo Lake #2) Protected (Diablo Lake #2) Lauren Dane Published: Purchase at: Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Lauren Dane is a master of female friendships and nuanced small-town romances. When she merges the rural, Southern charm of a small-town with fiery witches and the werewolves who love them in Protected she hits all...
Aug
20

Paranormal Romance 101: 10 Books You Need to Read

Paranormal Romance 101: 10 Books You Need to Read We’ve talked about the essential urban fantasy books and our favorite new UF books, so it’s about time we talked about the vampires, demons, and shifters that make paranormal romance. This is not my list of the all-time best paranormal romances. These ten titles are the ones that have had significant influence on the subgenre and the ones every paranormal fan has read—whether they loved it or hated...
Aug
17

Kate Daniels Giveaway Tour: Enter to Win Magic Strikes!

Kate Daniels Giveaway Tour: Enter to Win Magic Strikes! Magic Triumphs is almost here! To say the VBC crew is excited would be an understatement. Kate Daniels has won the Alpha Showdown. Curran has won the Alpha Showdown. We know you love this series, and while we’re sad to see it end, we’re so excited to see what Ilona Andrews has in store for us with Magic Triumphs (out Aug. 28, we pre-ordered. Did you?). To celebrate, Ace Books and participating...
Aug
9

Excerpt and Giveaway: Claiming His Lioness by Kerri Adrienne

Excerpt and Giveaway: Claiming His Lioness by Kerri Adrienne Kerry Adrienne’s final Shifter Wars book will hit stores on Sept. 3, 2018, and we know you’re ready for more sexy shifter goodness. So we’ve managed to snag an exclusive sneak peek at Claiming His Lioness for VBC readers. Oh, and did we mention there’s a giveaway for any of Kerry’s books? We thought you’d like that part, too. Read on to learn more about the new book and...
Aug
2

10 New Urban Fantasy Series You Need to Read

10 New Urban Fantasy Series You Need to Read We’ve been talking about our favorite urban fantasy series here at VBC recently. We listed 10 Urban Fantasy Series You Need to Read and 10 “Rural Fantasy” Series  with small-town settings. But we noticed that most of those series debuted in 2011 or earlier and thought some of our readers might be looking for something newer. Here are some of our favorite “new” UF series, which we’re defining as ones that...
Jul
2

10 “Rural Fantasy” Series You Need to Read

10 “Rural Fantasy” Series You Need to Read A few weeks ago Chelsea posted her list of essential Urban Fantasy series. It’s a good list. I’ve read and enjoyed all of those series. But I felt like there was one glaring omission. My gateway to urban fantasy was the Sookie Stackhouse series, so any UF list I made would have started there. When I asked Chelsea about it she said that Sookie defies many typical UF conventions, first and foremost with its...
Jun
14

10 Urban Fantasy Series You Need to Read

10 Urban Fantasy Series You Need to Read Have you fallen for an urban fantasy series and want more? We’re here to help. These ten book series epitomize things we love about urban fantasy. They may have influenced the subgenre or they’re the ones every urban fantasy fan has read. These are the books that showcase what we love—and expect—from urban fantasies. 1. Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton We have to start here....
Jun
13

Alpha Showdown 2018 Round 12: Charles Cornick vs. Adam Hauptman

Alpha Showdown 2018 Round 12: Charles Cornick vs. Adam Hauptman Update: This round is now closed. Adam Hauptman fought hard and won with 56% of the vote. He will advance in the 2018 Alpha Showdown.  We’re now in the quarter final rounds in our quest to crown the year’s Biggest Book Badass in the paranormal world. (Check out the bracket here.) The remaining Alphas have been all battle tested and come out victorious. Today’s competitors both faced some tough...
Jun
11

Early Review: Ocean Light by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2)

Early Review: Ocean Light by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) Nalini Singh Published: Jun. 12, 2018 (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 this series and the Psy-Changeling series. If you haven’t started...
Jun
6

Alpha Showdown 2018 Round 7: Mercy Thompson vs. Jane Yellowrock

Alpha Showdown 2018 Round 7: Mercy Thompson vs. Jane Yellowrock Update: This round is now closed, and Mercy Thompson took the win with 72% of the vote. She’ll advance in the 2018 Alpha Showdown. Welcome to the 2018 Alpha Showdown at Vampire Book Club where each year we crown the Biggest Book Badass in the paranormal world based on your votes. This is our eighth Showdown, but the competition is just as fierce as ever. Check out the bracket here. We started this year’s...

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