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Nov
27

Top 10 Books to Re-Read During the Holidays

Top 10 Books to Re-Read During the Holidays The week of Halloween I read a book that had been languishing on my Kindle for a while. It’s set in a small town as it prepares for its annual Halloween festival. I loved how the sweater weather and changing leaves mirrored real life—I felt like I was a part of the story. Then I realized that the book came out in July. Reading it then might have been a completely different experience. That got me...
Nov
7

Halfway Check-In: How’s the Halfway to the Grave Re-Read Going?

Halfway Check-In: How’s the Halfway to the Grave Re-Read Going? The VBC team is re-reading Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost in celebration of the book’s 10-year anniversary. The full details are in last week’s post. (We can wait while you catch up.) Are you joining us on this (re-)read? We have one more week until we offer our full re-read thoughts, but we figured the halfway point was a good time to check in with everyone. (Plus, VBC’s HBIC...
Nov
1

November 2017 New Releases: Jeaniene Frost, Mira Grant, Marissa Meyer, Jon Skovron, Donna Grant & more

November 2017 New Releases: Jeaniene Frost, Mira Grant, Marissa Meyer, Jon Skovron, Donna Grant & 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 November 2017. 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,...
Oct
31

Join VBC for a Re-Read of Halfway to the Grave

Join VBC for a Re-Read of Halfway to the Grave Way back when VBC used to host monthly group reads. (How many of you remember those days?) We’re revisiting our roots this week, because today—yes, Halloween—is the 10-year anniversary of the release of Jeaniene Frost’s Halfway to the Grave, and we want to relive falling in love with Cat and Bones all over again. The Night Huntress series has been listed on the recommendations pages here at...
Oct
30

Early Review: The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #12)

Early Review: The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #12) The Trouble with Twelfth Grave (Charley Davidson #12) Darynda Jones Published: Oct. 31, 2017 (St. Martin’s Griffin) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by the publisher in exchange for and 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...
Oct
25

Guest Post: Danielle Annett shares her favorite lines from Branded by Fire

Guest Post: Danielle Annett shares her favorite lines from Branded by Fire Thank you so much for having me today!  I’m thrilled to be here celebrating the release of my Blood & Magic series novel Branded by Fire (snag it at Amazon). (If you’re new to the series, don’t worry. Branded by Fire can be read as a standalone.) Today I thought I would give you a glimpse into my writing style and share some of my favorite quotes and small snippets from Branded by Fire. I did remove...
Oct
18

Win It Wednesday: Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Win It Wednesday: Bitten by Kelley Armstrong VBC’s Reviews Editor Jo would love to tell you the eight hundred reasons you should be reading Kelley Armstrong books. Jo has very good taste, and she’s right about Armstrong and her Women of the Otherworld series. We have the first book in that series, Bitten (which you might have seen as a TV show on SyFy or Space),  up for grabs for one lucky VBC reader. Elena Michaels is the world’s only...
Oct
16

Review: Gods and Ends by Devon Monk (Ordinary Magic #3)

Review: Gods and Ends by Devon Monk (Ordinary Magic #3) Gods and Ends (Ordinary Magic #3) Devon Monk Published: May 14, 2017 (Odd House Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased 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, Death and Relaxation. Delaney Reed is running out of time to...
Oct
3

Deal Alert: Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller is $1.99 Right Now

Deal Alert: Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller is $1.99 Right Now Those of you who follow me on Twitter know I love spreading the word about good book deals. This is partly because I love giving book recommendations, and partly because I don’t want to be alone in my BookBub/Daily Deal/Riffle one-click addiction. Book nerd solidarity is a thing. Anyway, today’s special for me because I get to share that my book Borrowed Souls is on sale for $1.99 right now....
Oct
2

October 2017 New Releases: Darynda Jones, Kevin Hearne, Maggie Stiefvater, Christine Feehan, Lara Adrian and more!

October 2017 New Releases: Darynda Jones, Kevin Hearne, Maggie Stiefvater, Christine Feehan, Lara Adrian 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 2017. 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,...

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