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May
20

Alpha Showdown 2012 Round 7: Eric Northman vs. Tohrment

Alpha Showdown 2012 Round 7: Eric Northman vs. Tohrment My gut says Round 7 of the Alpha Showdown 2012 is going to be another close call. Two vampires — always favorites here at VBC — and they both have huge followings. Things will get bloody. I’m okay with that. Today we see Eric Northman, the Viking vampire from Charlaine Harris’ ultra popular Sookie Stackhouse books, take on Tohrment, one of the beloved members of J.R. Ward’s...
May
1

Release-Day Review: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)

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Release-Day Review: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12) Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) Charlaine Harris Published: May 1, 2012 (Ace) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review has no spoilers for Deadlocked, it does reference events from Dead Reckoning. Vampire trouble. Werewolf problems. Fairy plotting. Relationship woes. A murder. It must be May, because we only get that mix when it’s time for a new...
Mar
4

Why I’m Team Eric [H&H post]

Why I’m Team Eric [H&H post] I’m over at Heroes & Heartbreakers talking about everyone’s favorite Viking vampire Eric Northman. Fans of Charlaine Harris’ books (now you’re thinking about Dead to the World) and True Blood may want to read this one. A tease: I crack jokes about my affinity for all things Alexander Skarsgard, but I’m going to admit something to you: He’s not the reason I love Eric ...
Feb
16

Love letter to Eric Northman (Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series)

Love letter to Eric Northman (Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series) From VBC: It’s hard not like a ruthless and devoted Viking vampire. Just ask Fiktshun, who wrote the Character Love Letter to him. Like me she can’t help but want Sookie to always pick Eric over Bill in Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series. Plus, he’s a hottie to the point the closest they could get to play him on TV was the jaw-droppingly delicious Alexander Skarsgard. Read...
Oct
27

Guest Post & Giveaway: Kelly’s top 6 favorite shifters

Guest Post & Giveaway: Kelly’s top 6 favorite shifters Here’s the deal, readers: I like shifter books, too. I know. Shocking. But while I may be an expert on vampire books, my friend Kelly is the queen bee of shifter novels. Oh, she loves her heroes furry. It made sense to ask her to write up the favorite shifters for part of this week’s ongoing chats about favorite paranormal beasties. Other key things to know about Kelly: she runs the blog...
Oct
25

My Top 5 favorite vampires, a tentative list (& signed book giveaway!)

My Top 5 favorite vampires, a tentative list (& signed book giveaway!) We’re edging up on Halloween. While buying skeleton hand salad servers and zombie paraphernalia is a good start, I thought we should talk about our favorite paranormal creatures throughout the week. That means lists of favorite vampires, shifters, demons and the like — with polls and giveaways. And what better way to kick things off than with my favorite supernatural types: vampires. Bones...
Aug
4

Book Bits: Mourning L.A. Banks, Cat & Bones teasers, Anne Rice on werewolves

Book Bits: Mourning L.A. Banks, Cat & Bones teasers, Anne Rice on werewolves For those who missed it last Thursday, I’ve started blogging over at Heroes & Heartbreakers. So far I’ve just been talking about True Blood and my fascination with Alexander Skarsgard. It doesn’t change anything here at VBC, just wanted to let you know I’ll be popping up over there to talk sexy men and such. L.A. Banks has passed away If you missed the news on Tuesday, author...
Jul
28

Issuing True Blood an ultimatum over at H&H

Issuing True Blood an ultimatum over at H&H Last month, I re-read Charlaine Harris’ Dead to the World. It’s my favorite book in the series (and for many of you, as well), and I was nervous to see it adapted to television this summer on True Blood. Find out how I think they’re doing and just what the HBO show will need to do to keep me happy in my first post for Heroes and Heartbreakers: True Blood Ultimatums: Sex or Plot,...
Jul
7

Book Bits: Dark Swan, Mortal Instruments, Jane True, True Blood, Contest Roundup and more

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Book Bits: Dark Swan, Mortal Instruments, Jane True, True Blood, Contest Roundup and more I just might be caught up on email after the long weekend (and traveling the week prior). Miracles can happen. In today’s Book Bits we have teasers for Shadow Heir and City of Lost Souls, bookstore drama, a True Blood recap to make you laugh, cover art and info on a charity auction. Plus, some sweet contests in the roundup. (Related: We’ll be giving away copies of Melissa Marr’s...
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Group Read: Dead to the World chat on June 30

Group Read: Dead to the World chat on June 30 We’re ready for tomorrow’s premiere of True Blood’s season 4. We’re also nervous because we so very much love Charlaine Harris’ Dead to the World, on which the season is loosely based. Regardless if you’re a fan of the TV show, too, we want to chat about the novel. This month’s group read gave us Sookie Stackhouse becoming more ingrained in the supernatural world,...

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