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Apr
16

Review & Discussion: The Kraken King Part 1 by Meljean Brook (Iron Seas #4.1)

Review & Discussion: The Kraken King Part 1 by Meljean Brook (Iron Seas #4.1) The Kraken King Part 1: The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster (Iron Seas #4.1) Meljean Brook Published: April 15, 2014 (Avon) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note from Chelsea/VBC: The Kraken King is being published as a serial with a new part offered each week. We’re such super fans of...
Apr
14

Review: Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens (Ghost Seer #1)

Review: Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens (Ghost Seer #1) Ghost Seer (Ghost Seer #1) Robin D. Owens Published: April 1, 2014 (Berkley) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4 stars I have to admit that I was taken by surprise by Robin D. Owens Ghost Seer. The only other books I have read by Owens are from her Celta Series. So I have to say I was...
Apr
1

April New Releases: J.R. Ward, Julie Kagawa, Meljean Brook, Laini Taylor, Gena Showalter, Kelley Armstrong and more

April New Releases: J.R. Ward, Julie Kagawa, Meljean Brook, Laini Taylor, Gena Showalter, Kelley Armstrong and more In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, I’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for April 2014. All dates are U.S. and tentative. Also: Click the title of any book to visit the Amazon page for pre-order or purchase goodness. I’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance, F is fantasy and YA is young...
Mar
26

Sabrina Benulis Guest Post & Giveaway: Excerpt from Angela Mathers’ Diaries

Sabrina Benulis Guest Post & Giveaway: Excerpt from Angela Mathers’ Diaries An Excerpt from Angela Mathers’s Diary, Discovered Along with The Pages of COVENANT These pages were found along with the same manuscript that appears to be a record of Angela Mathers’s journey into Hell to save her friend Sophia, who is also the Book of Raziel. It would appear from these records that their friendship was extremely strong, for there is no human within historically recorded...
Mar
25

Review: Masks by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer World)

Review: Masks by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer World) Masks (Cassandra Palmer World) Karen Chance Published: March 18, 2014 (Penguin) Purchase: Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free it may reference events in both the Cassie Palmer and Dorina Basarab series. Venice in the 15th century was supposed to be a ‘free’ place for vampires. Somewhere masterless vampires...
Mar
20

Nominations for Alpha Showdown 2014 are Now Open!

Nominations for Alpha Showdown 2014 are Now Open! You read that headline right. It’s time to start playing favorites here at VBC. The annual Alpha Showdown will be back in May, and we need to know who you want to see in the event. If you haven’t experienced Alpha Showdown before, it gets a little crazy. Here’s the gist: VBC readers nominate their favorite characters who exemplify alpha status—male or female, leaders, warriors, general...
Mar
19

Early Review: Death’s Daughter by Kathleen Collins (Realm Walker #2)

Early Review: Death’s Daughter by Kathleen Collins (Realm Walker #2) Death’s Daughter (Realm Walker #2) Kathleen Collins Published: March 31, 2014 (Carina Press) Purchase at: Amazon Review source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference the previous book in the series. We suggest starting with Realm Walker. It has been a couple of weeks since the...
Mar
18

Review: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #7)

Review: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #7) Chimes at Midnight (October Daye #7) Seanan McGuire Published: Sept. 3, 2013 (DAW) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference events from previous books in the series. We suggest starting with Rosemary and Rue. Chimes at Midnight picks up roughly three months after the events...
Mar
12

Review: The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig (Mookie Pearl #1)

Review: The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig (Mookie Pearl #1) The Blue Blazes (Mookie Pearl #1) Chuck Wendig Published: May 28, 2013 (Angry Robot) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4 stars I owe Chuck Wendig an apology. I should have read The Blue Blazes when it was released. Instead it languished on my Kindle, growling at me whenever I passed it...
Mar
11

Review: Night Owls by Lauren M. Roy (Night Owls #1)

Review: Night Owls by Lauren M. Roy (Night Owls #1) Night Owls (Night Owls #1) Lauren M. Roy Published: Feb. 25, 2014 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Elly has been fighting the Creeps, or Jackals, for as long as she can remember and now she’s on the run from them. They’re after a book she stole with her now-deceased mentor,...

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