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May
16

Win It Wednesday: Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands

Win It Wednesday: Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands Half of the VBC crew is currently sick, but vampire books always cheer us up. Funny, romantic, vampire books are even better. Lynsay Sands brings the laughs and the heart every single time. So for today’s Win It Wednesday, we are going to give away a copy of her latest Argeneau book Twice Bitten. While this is book No. 27 in the series (and wow, right?!), if you aren’t caught up, it’s...
Apr
30

Early Review: Dark Queen by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #12)

Early Review: Dark Queen by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #12) Dark Queen (Jane Yellowrock #12) Faith Hunter Published: May 1, 2018 (Ace) 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  Note: While 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...
Apr
16

Vampires with a Twist: 4 Authors Who Keep Vampire Mythology Fresh

Vampires with a Twist: 4 Authors Who Keep Vampire Mythology Fresh Note: This article was originally posted on Heroes & Heartbreakers in 2013. Chelsea still says these books are fantastic, though! Vampire books have ensnared readers for years. Sometimes we think they’re sexy, other times we think they’re scary, but the creature of the night mythos follows a familiar trope. If you think you might be burned out on vampires, maybe it’s time to try a vampire book done in a...
Apr
10

Review: Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands (Argeneau #27)

Review: Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands (Argeneau #27) Twice Bitten (Argeneau #27) Lynsay Sands Published: March 27, 2018 (Avon) 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 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference events from the previous story arc in the series. If you missed it, check out VBC’s review of Runaway Vampire. For...
Apr
9

Alpha Showdown 2018 Nominations are Now Open

Alpha Showdown 2018 Nominations are Now Open My favorite event of the year is almost here! (Check out my Snoopy Dance!) That’s right, it’s Alpha Showdown time! The time when the biggest badasses in the paranormal book world battle for bragging rights. Get ready to fangirl (or fanboy) flail all over your favorite characters! Can you believe this is the 8th year for Alpha Showdown? Last year we had our first female champion, Kate Daniels from Ilona...
Apr
2

April 2018 New Releases: J.R. Ward, Jenn Stark, Kevin Hearne, Claudia Gray, Jennifer Ashley & more!

April 2018 New Releases: J.R. Ward, Jenn Stark, Kevin Hearne, Claudia Gray, Jennifer Ashley & 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 2018. 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...
Mar
27

Release-Day Review: Risen by Cole Gibsen (Blood Eternal #1)

Release-Day Review: Risen by Cole Gibsen (Blood Eternal #1) Risen (Blood Eternal #1) Cole Gibsen Published: Mar. 27, 2018 (Entangled Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Seventeen-year-old Charlie lives with her Aunt Rachel off the grid in a cabin in the woods, but she can’t wait to go to college in the real world. She thinks that...
Mar
5

Early Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop (The Others #6)

Early Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop (The Others #6) Lake Silence (The Others #6) Anne Bishop Published: Mar. 6, 2018 (Ace) 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 Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Written...
Feb
15

Review: That Killer Smile by Juliet Lyons (Bite Nights #3)

Review: That Killer Smile by Juliet Lyons (Bite Nights #3) That Killer Smile (Bite Nights #3) Juliet Lyons Published: Feb. 6, 2018 (Sourcebooks Casablanca) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Feb
13

5 Favorite Paranormal Romance Tropes

5 Favorite Paranormal Romance Tropes We couldn’t let Valentine’s Day go by without talking about romance. For me, romance is comfort food all year long. You know it’s going to have a happy ending, even if it rips your heart out on the way there. Readers can also find comfort in the fact that most romances have at least one recognizable trope that lets you say, “Oh, it’s this kind of story.” Here are some of my faves: Friends to Lovers These...

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