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Oct
10

Who Are Your Most-Loved Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Characters?

Who Are Your Most-Loved Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Characters? Earlier this week Book Riot ran a post featuring the 20 most-loved literary characters. It was a fun post and I certainly saw a few of my favorites there, but as I went to go and share the link via VBC’s Facebook page I stopped myself. As lovely as the list was, it wasn’t too heavy on the fantasy end of things. Sure, Gandalf and the Harry Potter gang were there, but it leaned much more toward...
Jan
17

Book Bits: Richelle Mead, Michelle Rowen, Kim Harrison, Jenna Black & Lauren Dane

Book Bits: Richelle Mead, Michelle Rowen, Kim Harrison, Jenna Black & Lauren Dane We’ve gone too long without a proper Book Bits post. (Did you miss it? Let me know, because your preferences do dictate content here at VBC.) To make up for the hiatus I’ve made the theme of this post kissing. Yep. You may swoon in three, two, one… The Indigo Spell teaser trailers I’m all sorts of excited about the next Bloodlines novel from Richelle Mead. Third books are her...
Jan
8

Top 10 Most Popular VBC Reviews

Top 10 Most Popular VBC Reviews I’ve had a higher-than-usual number of book recommendation requests on the VBC Facebook page and via Twitter of late. While I can, of course, just point you to the recommendations section, I decided to take a look at the most popular reviews here at VBC. Consider this post your quick access to the books reviews VBC readers found helpful. TOP 10 MOST POPULAR VBC REVIEWS Dead Reckoning by Charlaine...
Aug
23

Book Bits: Kim Harrison, Karen Mahoney, Kendare Blake

Book Bits: Kim Harrison, Karen Mahoney, Kendare Blake Looky! It’s Rachel Morgan! Kim Harrison shared the cover art for the next Hollows novel. The artwork for Ever After features our favorite witch/demon/badass Rachel Morgan in what sure looks like the Ever After. It’s set to release Jan. 22, 2013. The book is available for pre-order already. Taste of Falling to Ash (that didn’t come out right…) Karen Mahoney posted a nice snippet...
May
14

Alpha Showdown 2012 Round 1: Bones vs. Rachel Morgan

Alpha Showdown 2012 Round 1: Bones vs. Rachel Morgan It’s officially time for Alpha Showdown 2012! We’ve pulled together 16 of the most kickass characters from urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels and with your votes placed them into a NCAA-style bracket. Only one will be named champion. Round one brings together a master vampire known for being ruthless with everyone except his wife and a witch who is not to be trifled with (she does have...
Feb
27

Review: A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison (The Hollows #10)

Review: A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison (The Hollows #10) A Perfect Blood (The Hollows #10) Kim Harrison Published: Feb. 21, 2012 (Harper Voyager) Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 2.5 stars – yeah, I know Note: While this review is free of spoilers for A Perfect Blood, it does make reference to events in prior novels. Right now you’re looking at that star rating and thinking what on earth happened. And that’s a...
Jan
26

Book Bits: Diana Rowland, quizzes, Larissa Ione, Kim Harrison, book deals

Book Bits: Diana Rowland, quizzes, Larissa Ione, Kim Harrison, book deals We’re gearing up for two fun things right now, readers: group read goodness and Character Love Letters. The former is rather straightforward. Next week we’re talking Street Magic and I need you to vote in the Feb. group read poll soon. The latter is made up of awesomeness, full details are coming, but you can get some insight into just what this Character Love Letters thing is right now. Cover...
Jan
12

Book Bits: Dark Swan, The Hollows, Elemental Assassin, snarkiness & more

Book Bits: Dark Swan, The Hollows, Elemental Assassin, snarkiness & more I’m not sure how to top yesterday’s post. There was Russian vampire goodness, but we must move forward. (But don’t forget to enter to win signed copies of the latest from both Jaye Wells and Kresley Cole.) In which Richelle explains Shadow Heir If you read my review of Richelle Mead’s final Dark Swan novel Shadow Heir, you know I liked it quite a bit but wasn’t at all pleased...
Nov
23

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2011

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2011 It’s that time again. I spent far too much time attempting to whittle down the 100+ books reviewed on VBC this year to the absolute best. So, as those Amazon and B&N gift cards start rolling in, just use this list as your shopping guide. I personally promise the extreme awesomeness of all the novels listed below. Also, at the very end you’ll see the VBC Readers’ Choice winner (which...
Nov
3

Book Bits: Shiloh Walker, Rachel Vincent, Anya Bast, Kim Harrison, more

Book Bits: Shiloh Walker, Rachel Vincent, Anya Bast, Kim Harrison, more Looks like authors are getting the OK to reveal excerpts for Winter and Spring 2012 titles. Today we have tastes of new books from Shiloh Walker, Anya Bast and Rachel Vincent. Plus, Hollows is coming to TV and an edible version of Plants vs. Zombies. Excerpt from Shiloh Walker’s The Departed Sometimes Shiloh Walker makes us wait too long for the next book in the series (I’m totally talking...

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