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Feb
20

The Taste of VBC Giveaway

The Taste of VBC Giveaway We’ve been good about the giveaways here of late. (We promised!) However, we’ve been limiting the contests to the U.S. and Canada because shipping is expensive. But I love all of the VBC readers, so today we’re doing an international giveaway. Not just any giveaway either. I’ve picked three of my favorite—and most recommended—books to be the prize here. Think of it as the Taste...
Aug
5

Early Review: Wrong Ways Down by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts #1.5)

Early Review: Wrong Ways Down by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts #1.5) Wrong Ways Down (Downside Ghosts #1.5) Stacia Kane Published: Aug. 6, 2013 (Stacia Kane) Purchase at: Amazon Review Source: copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: White this review will be spoiler free, it may have spoilers for other books in the series. If you have yet to start this series, check out our review of the first book,...
Jun
20

Book Bits: Stacia Kane, Richelle Mead, J.R. Ward, Pamela Palmer, Amanda Bonilla & True Blood

Book Bits: Stacia Kane, Richelle Mead, J.R. Ward, Pamela Palmer, Amanda Bonilla & True Blood There was just too much good news this week to skip on the Book Bits. Are you ready to get excited for upcoming books? (Silly question, I know.) Terrible’s Book Has a Cover and I Love It I’ve been talking about Stacia Kane’s forthcoming short novel Wrong Ways Down quite a bit on Twitter the last few months. It’s set in her Downside world (if you haven’t read Unholy Ghosts, you...
May
18

Round 4: Jane Yellowrock vs. Terrible [Alpha Showdown 2013]

Round 4: Jane Yellowrock vs. Terrible [Alpha Showdown 2013] It’s officially time for Alpha Showdown 2013!  You made your nominations and we have 16 of the most badass, alpha characters from urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels locked into the bracket. Only one will be named champion and today’s first bout is sure to end in a knockout. Round four is sure to be full of dirty fighting. How will enforcer Terrible take on Jane’s Beast? Who will come...
Dec
31

Top 10 Swoon-Worthy Heroes (2012)

Top 10 Swoon-Worthy Heroes (2012) Every year, I compile the standard year-end best books list—read 2012′s best reads list—and it’s a hard task narrowing things down. What’s harder though is picking the ten heroes from novels published this year to make my annual swoon-worthy list. Last year Eve Silver’s Lokan took top honors and the year before Stacia Kane’s Terrible was causing fevers all over the...
Jul
9

Review: Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts #5)

Review: Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts #5) Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts #5) Stacia Kane Published: June 26, 2012 (DelRey) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: This review assumes you have read earlier novels in the Downside Ghosts series. If not, please see our review of the first book in the series, Unholy Ghosts. Chess Putnam has always struggled with feeling unworthy. Having someone...
Jul
4

5 Heroes who make us see fireworks

5 Heroes who make us see fireworks It’s Independence Day in the United States. Typically, this is celebrated by eating foods cooked on a grill and enjoying fireworks. (And probably also complaining about how hot and/or sticky it is outside and trying to find the bug spray in your purse.) But this is Vampire Book Club. I can’t show you pretty explosions in the sky. I can however, recommend five heroes from books released in 2012...
May
21

Alpha Showdown 2012 Round 8: Terrible vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2012 Round 8: Terrible vs. Kate Daniels Round 8 of the Alpha Showdown 2012 puts a human in the ring, but if anyone can hold their own amid the weird stuff it’s Terrible. Drug enforcer Terrible knows a thing or two about magic and ghosts — it goes with the territory of being a part of Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts world — while Kate Daniels has plenty of experience with supernatural types of all flavors as the heroine of...
Mar
26

Terrible Fever Symptoms [Updated for Sacrificial Magic]

Terrible Fever Symptoms [Updated for Sacrificial Magic] Before the release of the third Downside Ghosts novel, we determined the symptoms of Terrible Fever. We were waiting on the third book, City of Ghosts, wondering if we’d get more of the surprising hero. And, oh man, did we. But now that readers are so in love with Terrible the fever only gets worse. As such, we’re here to help you diagnose your Terrible Fever, now with more symptoms. Not only...
Mar
19

Early Review: Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts #4)

Early Review: Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane (Downside Ghosts #4) Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts #4) Stacia Kane Published: Mar. 27, 2012 (DelRey) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: This review contains no spoilers for Sacrificial Magic, but assumes you have read the three prior novels. If that is not the case, please check out my review of the first novel Unholy Ghosts. Chess needed to grow for the Downside Ghosts series to...

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