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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,...
Mar
3

Early Review: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others #2)

Early Review: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others #2) Murder of Crows (The Others #2) Anne Bishop Published: March 4, 2014 (Roc) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by the 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 in the first book, Written in Red. Things between the Others and humans have been tense since the...
Feb
28

March New Releases: Anne Bishop, Patricia Briggs, Seanan McGuire, Lili St. Crow & more

March New Releases: Anne Bishop, Patricia Briggs, Seanan McGuire, Lili St. Crow & 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 March 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...
Feb
26

Leigh Evans Guest Post: On the Subject of Being Hawt

Leigh Evans Guest Post: On the Subject of Being Hawt Note from VBC: Today we have author Leigh Evans on the blog. We’re fans of her Mystwalker series, and if you’re intro good urban fantasy with the right dose of heat, you should check it out. Her latest The Problem with Promises just released on Feb. 25. You can find it easily at Amazon. With that we’re turning it over to Leigh! When you meet a man for the first time, what do you notice...
Feb
19

Early Review: The Problem with Promises by Leigh Evans (Mystwalker #3)

Early Review: The Problem with Promises by Leigh Evans (Mystwalker #3) The Problem with Promises (Mystwalker #3) Leigh Evans Published: Feb. 25, 2014 (St. Martin’s Press) 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): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books in the series. Until recently I had not read...
Feb
7

Review: Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #6)

Review: Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #6) Ashes of Honor (October Daye #6) Seanan McGuire Published: Sept. 4, 2012 (DAW) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference events from previous books in the series. It’s been roughly a year since the tragic events in One Salt Sea. During this year Toby has become increasingly...
Feb
6

Giveaway: Jaye Wells Starter Kit

Giveaway: Jaye Wells Starter Kit We’re big fans of urban fantasy author Jaye Wells. Her latest novel Dirty Magic just released a couple weeks ago. Amy read and loved it. It’s the first in her new The Prospero’s War series, which goes dark and snarky with alchemy in the mix. You want to read it. Trust us. Well, I went to one of Jaye’s book signings last week and had her sign a copy of Dirty Magic for VBC readers. I...
Feb
4

Wild Things Blog Tour: Chicagoland Vampires Giveaway

Wild Things Blog Tour: Chicagoland Vampires Giveaway A review of Wild Things is coming soon, and I  can tell you I’m loving the book. If I hadn’t been super sick, you’d have that today. However, since I’m going to make you wait to read about why Wild Things is a great addition to the Chicagoland Vampires series—hint: shifter shenanigans!—I have a stellar giveaway from Chloe Neill to tide you over. Not a bad deal, huh? Since Merit...
Jan
31

February New Releases: Chloe Neill, Marissa Meyer, Rachel Caine, Lynsay Sands, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Katie Reus & more

February New Releases: Chloe Neill, Marissa Meyer, Rachel Caine, Lynsay Sands, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Katie Reus & 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 February 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...

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