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May
9

Book Bits: Nalini Singh, Sophie Jordan and Lauren Dane

Book Bits: Nalini Singh, Sophie Jordan and Lauren Dane We’re gearing up for the Alpha Showdown around here. This time next week we’ll be talking alphas, reasons they’re awesome and generally having a good time. We also have reviews of some epic books scheduled amid the Showdown melee.┬áHope you guys are as excited as we are. Tiny Tease from Nalini Singh We still don’t know who the main characters in Nalini Singh’s upcoming...
Dec
27

VBC New Year’s Giveaway: 13 books, lots of swag

VBC New Year’s Giveaway: 13 books, lots of swag The prize bin at VBC HQ is overflowing a bit. I’m still in the giving mood, so I’ve set aside 13 books — several are signed — for one big giveaway. We’ll have 12 winners (two of the books go together) and each will also get great book-related swag like bookmarks, pens and the like. And I’m even making it easy to enter. Filling out the form embedded below is all it takes...
Sep
13

Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan (Firelight #2)

Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan (Firelight #2) Vanish (Firelight #2) Sophie Jordan Published: Sept. 6, 2011 (Harper Teen) Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While there are no spoilers for Vanish, we’ll give away the ending of Firelight. If you haven’t read the first book, read my review of Firelight instead. In Firelight, Jacinda longed to return to her Draki home. She wanted to fly, she...
Dec
24

Character Christmas wishlists (and international giveaway)

Character Christmas wishlists (and international giveaway) We’re feeling the holiday spirit here at Vampire Book Club. Family’s in town. There are delicious foods in the kitchen. To add to our Christmas celebration, we asked some of our favorite authors to share what goodies would top their characters’ wishlists. Some are practical, others hilarious. All will make you smile this Christmas Eve. Nicole Peeler on JANE TRUE 1) New Converse 2) Gift...
Nov
11

Contest Roundup: Dracula, The Iron Queen, Stronger than Sin & more

Contest Roundup: Dracula, The Iron Queen, Stronger than Sin & more So many stellar book giveaways this week, it was hard to narrow down the best. Of course, we have the vampire books covered, but you’ll also find giveaways of the fae, dragon, wraith and angel sort. Sunday is the last day to enter to win our signed copy of Firelight by Sophie Jordan. We promise it’s good (the contest entry is below the review). It’s open to U.S. and Canada...
Nov
4

Contest Roundup: Rachel Vincent, Sophie Jordan, Dakota Banks, Elle Jasper

Contest Roundup: Rachel Vincent, Sophie Jordan, Dakota Banks, Elle Jasper November must be the beginning of book contest season, because there are tons of great contests out on the blogs this week. Can’t wait for the next Soul Screamers novel? (Did we mentioned we’re giving away a set of the current titles as part of the Vampire Academy Re-Read Challenge?) The always-leaves-you-on-a-cliffhanger author Rachel Vincent has an advanced reader copy of the fourth book My...
Nov
1

Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan Firelight (Firelight #1) Sophie Jordan Published: Sept. 7, 2010 Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Often in paranormal romance tales the guy is the one troubled with paranormal attributes. The woman is either human dealing with the fact the guy she’s into is from the ‘other’ world or her paranormal issues are ‘safe’ compared the life-and-death...
Oct
27

Vote for the November Group Read

Sure, we made an executive decision on Vampire Academy for October, but we want to get back to letting you decide the monthly read. This month’s choices are below. Technically, we’ve already reviewed one (Nightshade) and we’re on the cusp of reviewing another (Mind Games), but both have so much to talk about we’re including them in the list. Three adult novels and three YA are in...
Sep
4

National Buy a Book Day is September 7

National Buy a Book Day is September 7 In the last week there has been a lot of chat about National Buy a Book Day. in the event you’ve missed our tweets or blog items from Phil Athans and Jaye Wells, the idea is to simply buy a real, made-from-dead-trees book from a brick-and-mortar bookstore on Sept. 7. You can buy more than one, of course, but breaking the bank isn’t necessary. We keep hearing reports of indie bookstores shutting...
Sep
2

Contest Roundup: Mega contests edition

Contest Roundup: Mega contests edition Whoa! This week there are a few mega contests with multiple winners and big prizes. We’ll get right to the good stuff. This is the last week to enter our contest for Vampire Academy swag. There will be four winners and it’s open internationally. Score shirts, bookmarks and keychains. Get your name in the ring while you can. 25 books. 3 winners. Total awesomeness from in which a girl reads....

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