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Jul
28

Review: All Fixed Up by Linda Grimes (Ciel Halligan #4)

Review: All Fixed Up by Linda Grimes (Ciel Halligan #4) All Fixed Up (Ciel Halligan #4) Linda Grimes Published: May 24, 2016 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, there may be references to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, In a...
Jul
27

Chelsea Mueller on Borrowed Souls Updates and an Urban Allies Giveaway

Chelsea Mueller on Borrowed Souls Updates and an Urban Allies Giveaway Note from VBC: This is a cross post from Chelsea’s author blog. I won’t do this too often, but as there’s been a lot of questions about when we could add the book to Goodreads, I’m going to share with you. Plus, Things are happening, y’all. HAPPENING. Like on the internet where people can see them. It was a gangbusters day for Borrowed Souls yesterday. Publisher’s...
Jul
27

Faith Hunter Short: Off the Grid + Giveaway

Faith Hunter Short: Off the Grid + Giveaway VBC is thrilled to welcome back Faith Hunter to the blog. We love the Jane Yellowrock series and are eagerly awaiting the release of Faith’s new series with the Blood of the Earth on August 2 (pre-order it!). In the meantime, though, we have this exclusive short and a giveaway (read to the end for your chance to win). This story, titled “Off the Grid,” takes place just before Broken...
Jul
21

Review: Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk (Ordinary Magic #1)

Review: Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk (Ordinary Magic #1) Death and Relaxation (Ordinary Magic #1) Devon Monk Published: June 17, 2016 (Odd House Press) Purchase: Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Ordinary, Oregon is a complete misnomer, and no one knows that better than the Reed family. For generations the Reeds have been the resident peacekeepers in a small town that’s home to the likes of many varieties of creatures...
Jul
20

Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson Nightshades Melissa F. Olson Published: Jul. 19, 2016 (Tor.com) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Two years ago a vampire, or shade as they prefer to be called, named Ambrose wound up in the custody of the FBI. His capture confirmed the existence of shades to the world and...
Jul
19

Review: Unwanted by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #14.5)

Review: Unwanted by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #14.5) Unwanted (Elemental Assassin #14.5) Jennifer Estep Published: July 18, 2016 (Pocket Books) Purchase: Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Spider’s...
Jul
15

Review: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

Review: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn Heroine Complex (Heroine Complex #1) Sarah Kuhn Published: July 5, 2016 (DAW) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Evie Tanaka is the personal assistant of San Francisco’s superhero mascot Aveda Jupiter. While Evie is happy to help run every aspect of her best friend Aveda’s life in...
Jul
12

Christina Henry Q&A & Giveaway: On Alice, Red Queen, and Surprises

Christina Henry Q&A & Giveaway: On Alice, Red Queen, and Surprises Christina Henry is the author of the Black Wings urban fantasy series, books featuring an angel of death and—wait for it—her loyal gargoyle. To be honest, however, I didn’t hear of her until she took a huge departure and went classical—with a twist. Alice came out last year, and I was blown away by the way the story is utterly changed, and yet so very similar. Frankly, I loved it. As did so many others...
Jul
6

Rachel Caine Q&A: The Great Library, YA vs. Adult, spin-offs and what’s next!

Rachel Caine Q&A: The Great Library, YA vs. Adult, spin-offs and what’s next! Rachel Caine’s name is pretty synonymous with urban fantasy—both of the YA and adult varieties. Her books can arguably be called a staple of the genre (the Morganville Vampires and Weather Warden series alone are testaments to that). Last year saw the debut of Rachel Caine’s new series The Great Library. With the awesome world-building, and mysterious characters, it’s no wonder Ink and Bone made VBC’s...
Jul
1

July 2016 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Victoria Schwab, Christina Henry, Jennifer Estep, Gail Carriger and more

July 2016 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Victoria Schwab, Christina Henry, Jennifer Estep, Gail Carriger 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 July 2016. 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, SF is science fiction, YA...

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