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Oct
13

Exclusive Excerpt from Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh (& Giveaway!)

Exclusive Excerpt from Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh (& Giveaway!) I don’t know anyone who has read Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series and not liked it. I recommend a lot of books, and this urban fantasy series with plenty of heat factor continually hits the mark. Singh’s writing is stellar and her characters are engaging. So, everyone at VBC is eager to read the next installment Archangel’s Shadows. As Archangel’s Shadows doesn’t...
Oct
8

If You Like Charley Davidson… Read Beri O’Dell

If You Like Charley Davidson… Read Beri O’Dell I’m pretty sure Charley Davidson is my soul mate. (Sorry husband.) The lead character in Darynda Jones’ series of the same name is hilarious, full of life, and kind to all she meets. (Read the VBC review of First Grave on the Right.) Charley is a private investigator and consultant to the police. Her ability to talk to the dead murder victims’ spirits makes her especially helpful on murder...
Oct
7

Release-Day Review: Broken Soul by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #8)

Release-Day Review: Broken Soul by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #8) Broken Soul (Jane Yellowrock #8) Faith Hunter Published: Oct. 7, 2014 (Roc) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of...
Oct
2

Review: Generation 18 by Keri Arthur (Spook Squad #2)

Review: Generation 18 by Keri Arthur (Spook Squad #2) Generation 18 (Spook Squad #2) Keri Arthur Published: Sept. 30, 2014 (Dell) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher 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 events from the first book. If you haven’t started this series yet check out VBC’s review of book...
Oct
1

October 2014 New Releases: Nalini Singh, J.R. Ward, Maggie Stiefvater, Darynda Jones, Julie Kagawa and more

October 2014 New Releases: Nalini Singh, J.R. Ward, Maggie Stiefvater, Darynda Jones, Julie Kagawa 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 October 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, SF is science...
Oct
1

Faith Hunter Guest Post & Giveaway: A Writing Diva and her Jewelry

Faith Hunter Guest Post & Giveaway: A Writing Diva and her Jewelry Note from VBC/Chelsea: We’re excited to have Faith Hunter on the blog today. Her next Jane Yellowrock book comes out next week, and, well, we’re big fans here at VBC. We’re even giving away a copy of Broken Soul at the end of the post. For now, though, I’m turning it over to Faith. Except for my jewelry (which I mostly make myself) I am not a diva. Well…maybe a little. I do have a...
Sep
26

Yasmine Galenorn on Mythological Elements in Priestess Dreaming [Giveaway]

Yasmine Galenorn on Mythological Elements in Priestess Dreaming [Giveaway] Note from VBC/Chelsea: We’re so honored to have Yasmine Galenorn on the blog today. We’re such fans of her Otherworld books, and the upcoming Priestess Dreaming (Sept. 30 release!) sounds super good. So good, in fact, that we managed to get Yasmine to give us the inside scoop and share a little about what’s coming next for the series. If you’re not already hooked on the series, we even have a...
Sep
22

Review: Hell Bent by Devon Monk (Broken Magic #1)

Review: Hell Bent by Devon Monk (Broken Magic #1) Hell Bent (Broken Magic #1) Devon Monk Published: Nov. 15, 2013 (Penguin) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Hell Bent takes place in the world of the Allie Beckstrom series after Magic for a Price. In order to prevent a magical apocalypse, Allie and her friends united light and dark, creating a kinder, gentler magic. Consequently...
Sep
18

Review: House Immortal by Devon Monk (House Immortal #1)

Review: House Immortal by Devon Monk (House Immortal #1) House Immortal (House Immortal #1) Devon Monk Published: Sept. 2, 2014 (Roc) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In the year 2210, the world is run by various color-coded Houses that control the world’s resources (i.e. water, technology, minerals, etc.). Each House yearns for more power. Matilda Case has always known she was different....
Sep
16

Review: The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #8)

Review: The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #8) The Winter Long (October Daye #8) Seanan McGuire Published: Sept. 2, 2014 (DAW) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars You know when Seanan McGuire states in the acknowledgements, “Everything I have done with October’s world to this point has been for the sake of getting here, to the book that you now hold in your hands,” she means...

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